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Emeriti Association

The Emeriti Association of the University of Hartford is comprised 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 fifty 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.

Plenary Meeting October 26, 2021 in the 1877 Club

We met in person and via Microsoft Teams on October 26th.  Dee Hansen presented "CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE HARTT SCHOOL: STORIES AND IMAGES OF THE HARTT SCHOOL FOUNDING AND HISTORY" (download pdf here), we socialized, had lunch,  elected officers, the treasurer reported all is well, the 2021 scholars spoke and Molly Polk and R.J. McGivney discussed current university activities. I was great being back in the 1877 Club.

Pictures from the October PlenaryMeeting

Broad view of attendees

Attendance was slightly below pre pandemic levels.

View showing Dee Hanson presenting

Dee's presentation was well received followed by several questions.

John Schloss, chair of the Nominating Committee, held elections

Harry Workman and Ralph Zegarelli will continue as Co-chairs, Regina Miller is our new Recording Secretary and Mary Dowst will continue as Treasurer and Executive Secretary. Leo Smith moved that we recognize the many years Paddy Cairns as Recording Secretary.

2021 Scholarship Awardees Presented

Camryn Butera, Dana Brooks and Sydney Lewis impressed attendees with their amazing accomplishments, poise and public speaking abilities.

Molly Polk

Our special guests included Molly Polk, Vice President Marketing and Enrollment Administration, R. J. McGivney, Associate Vice President for Graduate and Professional Studies Administration, Division of Student Success, and Mark Boxer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Administration. Molly and R.J. provided an update of UHart news.

Latest Newsletter Released

Download PDF of the latest newsletter here. Also, to see previous newsletters click here

2021 Emeriti Scholars

The Emeriti Scholarship Review Committee selected finalists for awards and they were approved by the Executive Committee. For details see the Scholarship menu item.

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.