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Recipients of this year’s College and CAHNR alumni awards were honored at the 2017 Awards and Honors event, held the evening of Friday, March 31. Names of the award recipients are shown on the event website. This year, despite less-than-ideal weather, hundreds of guests came to honor outgoing Dean Gregory J. Weidemann and his wife, Rozanne Weidemann. Guest speakers were Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture Steven J. Reviczky, Dean John Kirby of the University of Rhode Island College of the Environment and Life Sciences, Interim Provost Jeremy Teitelbaum and Jenny Riggs, member of the Dean’s Advisory Council.
At the College’s annual awards and honors event, held April 20, the Augustus and Charles Storrs Award was presented to the Clinton S. Roberts Foundation.
The Augustus and Charles Storrs Award is given by the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources to recognize and honor those who, through their leadership, generosity, and belief in the future of Connecticut, support the College in its service to the state, region and nation.
The 2016 August and Charles Storrs Award recognizes Clinton S. Roberts, a businessman from Bristol, Connecticut, left a legacy that continues to improve the lives of students at the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, through gifts from the Clinton Roberts Fund.
Mr. Roberts was a farmer. In 1992, he suffered a stroke while haying. Mr. Roberts moved to a nursing home as his wife, and son, Warren, who had attended the University of Connecticut, predeceased him. Roberts was a vibrant man, who enjoyed keeping track of the news in hometown of Bristol.