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CAHNR in the news

newsprintCAHNR people, places and programs received media coverage recently. Select the bolded names to see the stories.

Northwest Indiana Times (Muncie, IN). 9-1-15. Quoted Douglas Casa, a professor in kinesiology,  about normal hydration in serious athletes as compared to recreational athletes.

National Association of Agricultural Educators. 9-3-15. Announced the selection of Academic Advisory Center Director Patricia Jepson for the Region VI 2015 Outstanding Service Citation because of her “significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels.”

By Patsy Evans

Wilbur Cross: Then and Now

Wilbur Cross: Then and Now

Left: By Jerauld A. Manter, 1943. Right: By Kevin M. Noonan, 2015.

Meet staff member Megan Delaney

Megan Delaney

Megan Delaney

Tell us your job title and main responsibilities. How long have you worked here?

I am the administrative services assistant for the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. I am responsible for overseeing the main office, assisting the department head with administrative issues, and working with faculty, students and staff on everything from payroll to academics. I have been in PSLA since June of 2014.

Name one aspect of your work that you really like.

I really like working with our students, both undergraduates and graduates. I love the energy that students bring. None of us would be here without them–they are the lifeblood of the University.

Have you ever had another job at UConn?

Yes, prior to joining CAHNR I was the membership coordinator for the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History for almost 2 years. I started at UConn in September of 2012 after moving back to the east coast from San Diego.

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Scholarship initiative supports students who are making a difference

For the next two years, CAHNR will be helping pave the way for some undergraduates’ futures with a new scholarship initiative called Difference Makers, which will award a total of $150,000 to fifteen student scholars pursuing majors in the College.

Dominique Dimaria

Dominique Dimaria

This noteworthy scholarship will provide each recipient with $10,000 for one year toward the cost of their education. The scholarship is for rising CAHNR seniors who have financial need and who have made considerable academic and co-curricular achievements at UConn. Eight students have been selected to receive the Difference Makers scholarships during the 2015-16 year and seven are expected to receive them during 2016-17.The eight student recipients selected this year come from six departments in the College. They are Dominique Dimaria (Allied Health Sciences), Kimberly Grendzinski and Olivia Korte (Animal Science), Carl Underwood (Kinesiology), Bailey McNichol (Natural Resources and the Environment), Kacey Hale (Nutritional Sciences), and Diana Corjuc and Monica Ambrozej (Pathobiology and Veterinary Science).

Kim Grendzinski

Kim Grendzinski

The Difference Makers scholarship program was made possible in December 2014 when the UConn Foundation received an anonymous donation of $150,491.53 for the purpose of supporting CAHNR students in pursuing and completing their education. The School of Pharmacy and the Foundation also received $150,000 gifts from the same anonymous donor. The scholarship was developed shortly after receipt of the gift by Cameron Faustman, associate dean for academic programs; Gregory Weidemann, dean of the College, and Amy Chesmer, the College’s liaision to the UConn Foundation.

Oliva Korte

Oliva Korte

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Welcome back students, fall 2015

Studying in the grass