Emeriti Association

The Emeriti Association of the University of Hartford is composed of retired faculty who have been granted emeritus status by the Board of Regents and administrators who have been granted membership by the Emeriti Association.

Emeriti Association members have a relationship that spans over 50 years with UHart. Along with the memory they carry comes a commitment by our members to strive to keep the University financially healthy, interesting, knowledgeable, able to handle the intricacies of a challenging world, and dedication to the well-being of our students and the contexts in which we live. While many students will pass through their time here without a glance backward, others will treasure their association with us for a lifetime, assured that some of us are still here, upholding the standards of the University and its continuity. We had a fruitful relationship with many of our students: we remember them and they often remember us. We are a resource that can be available for student recruitment, contact with alumni, and development of community constituents.

Each year, we provide scholarships for worthy UHart undergraduate students and encourage students to apply.

Latest News

The next Plenary Meeting at 10 a.m. May 14, 2024 in the 1877 Club will feature Demaris Hansen, Professor Emerita of Music Education with Entwyned. Entwyned is a music group comprised of Dee Hansen, Neal Humphreys, and Eric Hansen.

"For centuries music played a central role in Celtic cultures. And for centuries there were attempts to eradicate their instruments and music. Our program will highlight ancient Irish tunes and historic research from the Edward Bunting Collections, first published in 1796. Bunting, only 19 years old, was commissioned in 1792 to travel throughout Ireland to capture in written form traditional Irish music before it was forever lost. Entwyned will perform and describe the joyous, wistful, and rollicking music of Ireland and the Celtic nations that we’ve arranged and adapted to our instruments: Celtic harp, lutes, mandolin, Baroque flutes, and Viola da Gamba."

Please visit the Plenary Meetings page to see the latest meeting highlights. Also included is a video of Fred Striefler's presentation.

Please visit the Emeriti News to see the 2023 Emeriti Matters Newsletter

Please support the Emeriti Scholarship Fund

One of the most rewarding undertakings as an Association since our founding is our Emeriti Scholarship Program. Our student awardees are both dedicated scholars and contributors to the University community and beyond.