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University President Walter Harrison will be interviewed live on NBC Connecticut on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 9:15 a.m. Harrison will be talking about his role as a grand marshal for the Connecticut Veterans Parade, which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 7, beginning at 1 p.m. in Hartford. Harrison’s role in the parade was also the subject of a story in the Oct. 25 issue of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger. Read the full story by clicking here.
The Connecticut Democrats brought former President Bill Clinton to campus on Sunday, Oct. 31, for a rally just ahead of the mid-term elections. Also speaking to the crowd of about 2,000 people at the University’s Reich Family Pavilion were gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy, U.S. Senator-elect Richard Blumenthal, Lieutenant Governor candidate Nancy Wyman, West Hartford Mayor Scott Slifka, and Hartford Mayor (and University alum) Pedro Segarra. Among the many media outlets covering the event were the Hartford Courant, which included a front-page photo; NBC Connecticut and WTNH News, both of which featured interviews with University students; Fox CT, WFSB-TV, the Associated Press, whose story and photos were widely distributed; the Connecticut Mirror, CT News Junkie, WTIC Radio, and West Hartford News.
Hawks women’s basketball Coach Jennifer Rizzotti was included in the “Players” photo-feature in the November issue of Hartford Magazine. The photo-feature highlighted some of the top college coaches in the area, such as Rizzotti, Howie Dickenman, men’s basketball coach at Central Connecticut State University, and Tom Moore, men’s basketball coach at Quinnipiac University. The feature noted that Rizzotti is “a three-time America East Coach of the Year and this past summer led the USA Basketball U-18 team to a gold medal at the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship.
University alum Troy Wortham (’87 from the Barney School of Business) was inducted into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Mohegan Sun casino on Satuirday, Oct. 30. Wortham, known as “School Boy” during his days as a fighter, was one of seven to be inducted as part of the sixth class of the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame. “It’s a night to remember in every way,” said Wortham, 46, now an eighth-grade math teach at Rawson Elementary School in Hartford. “I told myself, ‘When I come here and get enshrined I’m going to remember every minute of the night,’” he said in an interview with the Hartford Courant. Wortham, a Hartford native, ended his pro career in 1989 with a record of 29-2 with 16 knockouts as a welterweight. To read more about this event, click on the Hartford Courant story or the MaxBoxing.com story.
President Harrison’s interview on the “Circles of Change with Dr. Zara Larsen” radio show on Oct. 30 can now be listened to by clicking here. The 22 minute interview explored the issues facing high education institutions such as the University of Hartford and how leaders manage change in their institutions.