Steve Metcalf of West Hartford has been named director of the University of Hartford’s Presidents’ College, a non-credit program that offers short courses throughout the year for adults, taught by University of Hartford faculty and visiting lecturers. Metcalf succeeds Joe Voelker, University English professor and former dean of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, who led the Presidents’ College since 2015.
Just two months after graduating with a music theatre degree from the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School, Juwan Crawley ‘16 landed a starring role in Spamilton, a musical parody of the Tony Award-winning hit musical Hamilton. The off-Broadway show also pokes fun of at least a dozen other big Broadway hits. Crawley’s performance, a mashup of Ben Franklin and composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, earned high praise from New York theater critics who nominated him for a Clive Barnes Award, which recognizes outstanding young performers.