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Success Stories

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions Success Stories

Learn more about our students and the outstanding experiences that are helping them succeed in and outside the classroom.

 

Meghan Becerril '20, Health Sciences
Jul 13, 2020

Meghan Becerril '20, Health Sciences

Sometimes a student’s college journey takes a different path than they expected. That was the case for Meghan Becerril, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a minor in Communication. Meghan’s original plan was to become a pre-pharmacy major.  

Brianna Tribble-Bryant '20
Jul 01, 2020

Brianna Tribble-Bryant '20

Graduating senior Brianna Tribble-Bryant will begin work as a kindergarten teacher at CREC’s Museum Academy come the fall. She credits the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) with providing the guidance and support she needed to truly learn and understand the field of education.

A UHart Parent's Experience
May 13, 2020

A UHart Parent's Experience

One of the main reasons Gayle Silver's daughter Erica chose the University of Hartford was because of its physical therapy program. Gayle says, “When we learned about the combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UHart, we realized this was a wonderful option. Erica will earn her bachelor’s degree and then move directly into the graduate physical therapy program.”

Quimby Wechter '20, Health Science/Pre-DPT
May 13, 2020

Quimby Wechter '20, Health Science/Pre-DPT

Quimby Wechter ’20 is the recipient of this year’s Belle K. Ribicoff Prize, awarded for academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and originality of thought. She will work at Boston Children's Hospital as a clinical research assistant in the neurology department and looks forward to helping children with spinal muscular atrophy and muscular dystrophy.

Nick Foucault '20, Radiologic Technology
Apr 29, 2020

Nick Foucault '20, Radiologic Technology

UHart's superb Radiologic Technology program allowed graduating senior Nick Foucault to rotate to various clinical settings, ranging from outpatient facilities to busy hospitals. His clinical experience led to a job offer at Manchester Memorial Hospital at the end of his junior year.

Kieu-My Nguyen '20
Apr 27, 2020

Kieu-My Nguyen '20

Graduating commuter student Kieu-My Nguyen will be attending medical school this coming fall at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine to become an osteopathic physician. Her passion for medicine, the faculty and classroom guidance in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, and involvement on campus equipped her for this exciting endeavor.

Alyssa Clifford '20
Apr 22, 2020

Alyssa Clifford '20

Since 2017, Alyssa Clifford spent every summer as a working intern and patient coordinator at Harvey and Lewis Opticians in West Hartford. It was there that she developed a love of optometry and was able to learn the optometry business and insurance skills. In the fall, Alyssa will be pursuing a Doctor of Optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston.

Lydia Farmer, Health Sciences, '20
Apr 03, 2020

Lydia Farmer, Health Sciences, '20

As a Health Sciences major and member of the Honors Program, Lydia Farmer was able to use the knowledge and skills she learned in and out of the classroom to form a connection with faculty and students that eventually lead to her taking the next step in her academic career, going to graduate school.

Student's Invention Gives Children with Cerebral Palsy Freedom in the Pool
Dec 16, 2019

Student's Invention Gives Children with Cerebral Palsy Freedom in the Pool

The Water Strider, an innovative device for children with cerebral palsy, was designed and built by Josh Breighner ‘20, a student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Mackenzie Ford
May 23, 2019

Mackenzie Ford

When Mackenzie Ford received her degree at Commencement on May 19, her achievement wasn't only a personal milestone. She's also the first graduate of UHart's Montessori bachelor’s degree program.

Mikaela Nelson
Feb 15, 2019

Mikaela Nelson

Children love playing with dolls they can identify with. But for many kids with disabilities, it's difficult to find dolls that look like them. Mikaela Nelson ’19 is hoping to change that.