Alumni Awards

Hawktober 2020

See some of the other events that took place over Hawktober Stay-at-Home-Coming Weekend.

The Anchor Award, the University of Hartford Alumni Association's most prestigious award, is presented each Hawktober Weekend. The awards were established to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves by achieving the highest levels of professional and community accomplishments.

2021 Anchor Award Nominations

The UHart Alumni Board is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Anchor Awards. Nominations are open through May 10.

The University of Hartford Anchor Awards recognizes outstanding, accomplished alumni in the following categories:

Outstanding Alum: Exceptional Early Career Professional
Recognizes an alum whose demonstrated exceptional early career success and future potential.

Outstanding Alum: Exceptional Professional Success
Recognizes an alum whose career accomplishments are exceptional.

Outstanding Alum: Impact on Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement
Awarded to an alum whose professional success is rooted in bettering community and has made significant and notable contributions in this space.

Outstanding Alum: Impact on the University of Hartford Anchor Award
Awarded to an alum who has had a remarkable impact on the University through their philanthropic support and/or service.

2020 Anchor Award Recipients

2020 anchor award recipients

Recipients of the 2020 Anchor Awards were honored on Saturday, Oct. 17 during Hawktober: Stay-at-Home-Coming. See 2020 recipients below:

2020 Anchor Awards Video 

Welcome remarks: David Gordon, Chair, Board of Regents

Remarks: Gregory Woodward, President

Remarks: Maureen Leathers '05, President, Alumni Board of Directors

Introduction of Award Recipients: Laura Dinan Haber '07, Anchor Awards Chair, Alumni Board of Directors

2020 Anchor Award Recipients:

Outstanding Alum: Post-Humous Recognition

Katharina Lindner ’03 M'05

Outstanding Alum: Early Career Professional

Christopher Albert M'10
Abdulaziz AlOthman '14 

Outstanding Alum: Exceptional Professional Success

Kenneth Glueck '89
Sidney Kaplan '69*
Rachna Khanna, Esq. M'03
Bernard Rosen '61, M'66*

Distinguished Alumna

Nelba Márquez-Greene '97

Closing Remarks: Caitlin Trinh, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement 


*Sidney Kaplan '69 and Bernard Rosen '61, M'66 were honored but not present at the event.

Note: Technical issues during the event interfered with screen sharing and speaker views.