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NEWSLETTER FOR ALUMNI & FRIENDS                                        MAY 2021


U.S. Senator Tells Class of 2021: 'You Have Faced Challenges that Have Prepared You as No Other Class'

In his keynote address at the University of New Haven’s Spring Commencement, United States Senator Richard Blumenthal ’00 Hon. commended more than 1,600 graduates for the resilience and grit they have demonstrated throughout the pandemic, and urged them to find opportunities to foster positive change in the face of adversity.

As part of the ceremony, His Excellency Mr. Amr Al-Dabbagh, a successful Saudi business executive and philanthropist, was conferred an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree, and Lois Bergami, one of the University of New Haven’s most devoted benefactors and volunteer leaders, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

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>> View a congratulatory video from alumni
>> Check out the Class of 2021 Blog



Thank you for celebrating Charger
Pride Week!

Thousands of our alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends participated in virtual and on-campus activities throughout our recent #ChargerPrideWeek. Your enthusiastic support helped us double our goal of 500 donors, with more than 1,000 people making a gift during the week! Click below to continue to show your Charger Pride by downloading digital images for your social media!

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SUCCESS Mentoring Program

The Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion is launching a new mentorship program this Fall. The SUCCESS (Successfully Uniting, Connecting, Creating, Engaging, and Serving Students) Mentorship program is designed to help new underrepresented students begin their successful transition to the University of New Haven. To become a mentor, please complete this form by Friday, June 18.

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Alumni Board Nominations

The Alumni Association is governed by a Board of Directors, volunteers who serve the University by fostering and strengthening relationships with alumni and students. The Alumni Board has approved a slate of candidates for new membership. In accordance with the Alumni Association by-laws, this slate must be approved by a voting majority of the Alumni Association's membership.

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EMBA Alum: ‘I’ve Championed Diversity Throughout My Career’

Shelley Stewart Jr. ’90 EMBA, ’16 Hon. was the first member of his family to go to college, and he went on to become a leading expert in supply chain management. He recently shared his experiences and wisdom with the University community.

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30th Annual Charger Classic: June 8

Join us for the 30th Annual Charger Classic on Tuesday, June 8, at Race Brook Country Club. Proceeds will enhance the experience of the student-athletes through the development of the Peterson Performance Center and an initiative to renovate the locker rooms in Charger Gym. Your support for the Charger Classic will help transform New Haven Athletics!

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Save the Date for Homecoming:
October 8-10

Save the date and plan to join us for Homecoming Weekend, October 8-10! We are planning a weekend full of fun activities, a chance to reconnect with alumni and friends, and celebrations to honor the classes of 1971, 1996, 2011, 2016, 2020, and 2021! Update your information to make sure you receive invitations and additional details.

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Did You Know?

All graduates of the University of New Haven are automatically members of the University of New Haven Alumni Association, a community of more than 60,000 alumni. Your membership entitles you to a variety of benefits and services. We encourage you to take advantage of these exclusive alumni offers.

Dell Computers Back-to-School Sale Exclusive Early Access


As a member of the Alumni Association, you will have two months of early access on Dell back-to-school deals. Now through July 22, you can get up to $200 off select PCs, before the sale opens to the general public! Remember to use the 'always on' 10% coupon toward displays, electronics, and accessories.

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E-Newsletter Giveaway


Enter to win a special Charger giveaway! The winner will be announced in next month's e-newsletter. Congratulations to Caitlyn Doyle ’17 who won a University of New Haven prize in last month’s giveaway.

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