University of Connecticut

Scholar’s Night

2014 Scolars' Night

The College’s annual Scholarship and Awards, now called Scholars’ Night, was held Thursday, March 27 at the Lewis Rome Ballroom. Several donors and College faculty and staff were in attendance, as well as 127 students. To date, 415 scholarships have been awarded to 281 different students for a total of $543,652.

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Jones, ABL, and Landscaping from Horsebarn Hill

Book sale at the Resource Store

bookshelfEveryone loves a deal, and this is one you should not miss!

In the mood to garden? Maybe you want to save money by growing your own fruits and vegetables. Do you want to make your yard look beautiful through all four seasons? Then shop our book sale!

You can save 15 to 25 percent off the retail prices of our large selection of gardening books.  This sale will run for only a few weeks, so be sure to stop by our store or go online to see the wide selection of titles.

Books by featured speaker from this year’s 2014 Garden and Perennial Conference, Stephanie Cohen, author of The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer, are among many to choose from.

The Resource Store also offers items such as, Mac Field Guides, cards, gifts, ornaments, free fact sheets, posters and Country Wisdom Bulletins.  There are just single copies of many titles, so shop early for the best selection.

Stop by the Communications Resource Store. We’re located in room 4 of the Ratcliffe Hicks Building, 1380 Storrs Rd., on the Storrs campus. Hours are M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit us online at

We accept cash, check, MasterCard and Visa. Handicapped parking and handicapped access are available.


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Meet undergraduate student Dustyn Nelson


Dustyn Nelson

Dustyn Nelson is active in the plant and flower shop, UConn Blooms. In addition, he advocates to state legislators for agriculture education. Here is what he said in an interview.

What is your major? Why did you choose this major? I am a horticulture major. I have been passionate about horticulture since I was young. My family has been involved in the horticulture industry for many years. My grandfather was a horticulture extension agent at UConn and owned a retail nursery. My father had a landscaping company, and my uncle is a turfgrass breeder. I went to an agriculture high school in Litchfield, CT and picked up horticulture naturally.

Name two or three activities, internships or jobs that have enriched your studies. I work at The Garden Barn Nursery in Vernon, Connecticut. I do a little bit of everything, but my official position is IT manager. I work on advertising for the nursery and a marketing campaigns where we send out coupons and postcards to help expand our customer base. I also work on graphic design for the nursery. I am able to take my practical business sense with what I have learned in the classroom and apply it in useful ways. I use critical thinking skills and assist the customers. (more…)