At the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, career readiness is a top priority. All undergraduate students are required to complete at least one internship as a part of their program. Michael McCaffrey ’16, a business management major from East Brunswick, N.J., took advantage of this opportunity and learned about networking and fundraising as a marketing intern for the Capital Region Development Authority.
While hundreds of people flocked to Hammonasset Beach State Park to enjoy the warm summer weather, University of Hartford students and Professor Owens met with Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. at the Meigs Point Nature Center to discuss the problem of marine and beach debris. The students conducted a semester-long study on the sources of this debris and delivered their recommendations to Kennedy and members of the Friends of Hammonasset and the Citizens Campaign for the Environment. Following the event, the Senate Democrats released a press release.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Cooper, director of the Hunter College Dance Program, has been named dean of the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School. University Provost Sharon Vasquez announced that Cooper, who has extensive academic leadership and professional experience, will assume her duties as dean of the University’s performing arts conservatory on August 15.