Dean Weidemann’s update

Watercolor painting of the W.B. Young Building by Norm Freyer, class of 1958. Presented to the College in 2013.
Watercolor painting of the W.B. Young Building by Norm Freyer, class of 1958. Presented to the College in 2013.

Cornucopia was once again a great success on a picture perfect New England day. Members of the UConn community and general public had the opportunity to learn a bit about what we do in our College to serve Connecticut citizens.

Our fall has been highlighted by the rededication of the Young Building on October 11. More than 200 faculty, staff, alumni and friends turned out to celebrate the reopening of the newly renovated building.  W.B. Young’s daughters along with several other family members attended to help us celebrate this event. Attendees received prints of a painting of the building presented by Norm Freyer (class of 1958). Two spaces in the building were named to honor generous gifts by Don (class of 1954) and Gail Maynard and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association. The event provided a great opportunity to celebrate the long-awaited face lift to this signature building.

Later that evening, Herm Weingart received the UConn Alumni Association Service Award for his dedicated service to UConn and our College for many years and Dr. Morty Ortega received the Undergraduate Teaching Award. That same weekend, Dr. Nancy Bull was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in recognition of her lifetime of service to 4-H.

In November, Dr. Jack Clausen will attend the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) annual meeting to receive the USDA Teaching Award for the Northeast Region and Dr. Cathy Love will receive the newly created Pharos Award from the APLU Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence to recognize her lifetime commitment to addressing issues of diversity, access and success.

By Gregory J. Weidemann