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NEWSLETTER FOR ALUMNI & FRIENDS                                      APRIL 2020 

Thank you

Thank you to School of Health Sciences students: (top left to right) Rutchlor (Rich) Louis ’23; Cindy Castelan ’20; Holly Barkal ’21; Krystal Quaynor ’21; Kaitlyn Pelak ’21; (bottom left to right) Jenna Lambert ’21; Ezequiel Alvarez-Figueroa ’17, ’20 MHA (staff member); Alice Yi ’22; Kayla Benischek ’21; and Christina Dew ‘21.

The University of New Haven is #ChargingAhead

Our University community would like to thank everyone on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis, including all of the first responders and healthcare workers in our alumni community who are keeping us safe. It is in challenging times like these that we find strength and hope together, and exhibit the qualities that make us proud to be Chargers.

We are so inspired by the many members of Charger Nation who are making a difference that we have created #ChargersCare, a compilation of stories that demonstrates how alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are giving back, creating hope, and impacting their communities and the lives of others. Follow along or contribute your story on social media using the hashtags #ChargersHelpingChargers and #ChargersCare. You can also share your story and we may include it on social media or on our website. Thank you for doing your part!



Pompeas Make $25,000 Matching Gift for Student Support

Alumnus and vice chair of the Board of Governors Charlie Pompea ’71, ’90 EMBA, ’06 Hon. and his wife, Tamera, have been so inspired by how our alumni are supporting our students in need that they’ve decided to match every gift made to the Charge Ahead Student Support Fund, up to $25,000. This means that, right now, your contribution could be DOUBLED! Please consider joining the Pompeas to make a difference for our students as they and their families navigate this unprecedented situation.

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Join us for a Virtual Celebration of our Centennial Founders Day on April 30

Let’s celebrate our birthday together! This will be a terrific opportunity for us to come together to mark the 100th anniversary of our founding, and show our vibrant Charger Spirit. This celebration will include a variety of online events, including interactive games, live presentations, and real-time programs. Click below to join the Founders Day Facebook event. There you will find more information, links to the events, and see where we will all be “gathering” for this exciting virtual celebration!

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University Offers Discounted Online Summer Courses for Alumni

Take advantage of our expanded slate of online Summer 2020 courses, which are open to our alumni at a 20 percent discount. Browse our offerings, available in three sessions over the summer, and take advantage of your alumni tuition discount. Start your next degree, certificate, or simply acquire knowledge that will help kick your career up a notch. And, you’ll do it all from the convenience of home.

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Coach David Faugno ’09 M.S. Continues Training Chargers Through Virtual Workouts

A strength and conditioning coach for the Chargers Athletics department, David Faugno ’09 M.S. is continuing to lead workouts remotely for student-athletes who are pursuing their studies online for the rest of the semester.

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University’s Biomedical Engineering Program Working to Address Potential Medical Equipment Shortages

Dr. Kagya Amoako and his students are using 3D-printing technology to develop innovative solutions for the possible lack of critical equipment healthcare providers need to treat patients impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. They have developed 3D printed flow connectors that would enable physicians to treat two severely ill COVID-19 patients using one ventilator.

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View the University's Annual Holocaust Remembrance

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University is unable to hold its 17th Annual Holocaust Remembrance on campus this spring. Given the importance of this community event, the planning committee is presenting an abbreviated video version of last year’s ceremony, which featured a truly inspiring address by Holocaust survivor Judith Altmann. View the video on the University’s YouTube Channel.

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Read more University news and learn more about our upcoming alumni events, including the Centennial Ball on October 24 and Homecoming Weekend from November 6-8!


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.

Congratulate the Graduating Class of 2020


In light of the unprecedented situation we are facing due to COVID-19, the University’s spring Commencement ceremonies have been postponed until a to-be-determined future date. As alumni, you know how important Commencement is, as it represents the successful culmination of your time as a student and symbolizes the move into the next chapter in your life. Because we had to delay the formal ceremony, we would like to invite you to share your thoughts, congratulations, and words of advice with our newest graduates.

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Centennial Alumni Directory


The University of New Haven Alumni Association is working with Publishing Concepts (PCI) to publish our Centennial Alumni Directory. This comprehensive project is nearly completed, and the directories will be distributed in June. Click below for FAQs and to contact PCI for more information.

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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, and the prize will be shipped when we return to our offices on campus.

Congratulations to Michael Johnson '10, who won a University of New Haven Centennial car magnet in last month’s giveaway.


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