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NEWSLETTER FOR ALUMNI & FRIENDS                              FEBRUARY 2022

University of New Haven Alumni Magazine

A Bold Path Forward

We are pleased to share with you the digital edition of the Winter 2022 University of New Haven Alumni Magazine. In this issue, we spotlight the multitude of good news taking place on campus. Highlights of this issue include the 2026 Strategic Plan and a Q&A with athletic director Sheahon Zenger, including his thoughts about our plans to pursue Division I. Alumni stories include that of Clarissa Beyah ’05 MBA, chief communications officer for Union Pacific Railroad and founder and former president of Writer’s Block Ink., and Rachel Buck ’19, whose lifesaving bone marrow donation was a result of the University’s affiliation with Be The Match. We also recap Homecoming Weekend 2021, including Centennial Commencement and the groundbreaking for the Peterson Performance Center, and look ahead to the Alumni Association’s new initiative, the Oral History Project.

After you're finished reading, we encourage you to take this brief survey and tell us what you think of the alumni magazine. 50 participants will be randomly selected to receive a University-branded drawstring bag, and one grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift card to the University Bookstore! 

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Darryl Mack

Alumnus Passionate About Education, Empowerment, and Mentorship

Throughout his three decades as an educator, Darryl Mack ’91 has served as a leader in his school district and community, as well as a mentor to his students. He is committed to creating opportunities for all students, in particular, boys and young men of color.

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Career Outcomes

Class of 2021 Enjoys ‘Exceptionally Strong’ Employment Outcomes

For both the University’s Class of 2021 graduate and undergraduate classes, more than 95 percent are employed full- or part-time, continuing their education, in active military service, or engaged in a post-graduate service opportunity.

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Tow Youth Justice Institute grant

Tow Youth Justice Institute Earns
$1 Million Federal Grant

The Tow Youth Justice Institute’s new grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will enable them to connect youths to important community services, with the goal of building relationships and offering alternatives to help divert juveniles out of the justice system.

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MLK Awards

Martin Luther King, Jr. Vision and Legacy Awards

As part of the University’s MLK Celebration, several members of the University community who embody Dr. King’s ideals were honored for their dedication to making a difference in the University community and beyond. Click here to watch the MLK Celebration and Vision Awards.

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TCOE PhD Program

TCoE Launches Interdisciplinary
Ph.D. Program

Designed for individuals with either a B.S. or M.S., the University’s new Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science prepares students for in-demand research careers of the 21st century in sectors such as industry, academia, nonprofits, consulting, or government agencies.

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Jeffrey Fletcher

Alumnus’s Museum Creates Immersive African American History Experience

Jeffrey Fletcher ’79 has expanded the collection of African American artifacts his mother started decades earlier, establishing a museum in Stratford, Conn., to ensure that the pieces tell a story to enhance education of African American history.

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Read more University news, and learn more about our upcoming alumni events!


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.

STEM Virtual Career Fair

STEM Career Fair

The Career Development Center is committed to supporting the workforce needs of our valued alumni. So, if you are looking to engage with a wide variety of STEM-related companies to learn about current openings, please join us at the 2022 Virtual STEM Career Fair. Thursday, February 24, 1 – 4 p.m.

Download the Career Fair Plus App from Google Play or the App Store, or visit the site in your web browser.

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Alumni Network Spotlight

Black Alumni Network

As a member of the University of New Haven Alumni Association, you are part of a group of more than 60,000 proud alumni who hail from across the country and around the globe. There are many alumni networks -- based on interests and geographical locations -- that you are welcome to join!

This month’s alumni network spotlight is the Black Alumni Network

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Charger Cheers

The #ChargerCheers social media series highlights the accomplishments of our many incredible alumni! If you would like to nominate a fellow alum to be featured, please email us at, or if you would like to submit your story, visit

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E-Newsletter Giveaway

New Haven Chargers

Enter to win a special Charger giveaway! The winner will be announced in next month's e-newsletter. Congratulations to Curtis Miller ’08, who won a University of New Haven prize in last month’s giveaway.

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