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Plenary Meetings

The Emeriti Association meets Spring and Fall each year in the 1877 Club. The agenda includes lunch, a business meeting, and a presentation by university faculty, staff, and students. In the Fall, we award scholarships to three current students (see scholarship page for details).

2019 Plenary Meetings

Molly Polk - October

Molly Polk - October

Molly Polk, Vice President Marketing and Enrollment, presented detailed information about initiatives being undertaken to address the issues and threats related to marketing and enrollment in higher education today. She presented the many new UHart efforts to boost enrollment and shared statistics about where students are coming from both within the US and from other countries. The new UHart magazine is exciting and has been receiving good reviews.

UHart Magazines

Harald and Mike - October

Harald and Mike - October

Harald Sandstrom and Michael Kahn with two Emeriti Scholars: Juli Dajci the 2019 Humphrey Tonkin Scholar and Quimby Wechter the 2019 Emeriti Scholar.

Sharon and Harald - October

Sharon and Harald - October

Sharon Pope and Harald Sandstrom with Alesha Heacock the 2019 Walter Harrison Scholar.

Paola Sacchetti - May

Paola Sacchetti - May

Paola Sacchetti, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Director MS Neuroscience Department of Biology presented "Alzheimer’s disease: the status quo and the emergence of new hypotheses (and treatments)".

Paol Sacchetti's Presentation

Frederick Sweitzer - May

Frederick Sweitzer

Provost Sweitzer Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost provided an update of University current events to the Emeriti Association

New Members - May

New Members - May

New members in photograph left to right: Charles Canedy, The Barney School, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship; Susan Coleman, The Barney School, Economics, Finance and Insurance; and Michael Bzullak, The Barney School, Management Information Systems. Not in photograph: Eugene Kim, The Barney School, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship; Renwick Griswold, Hillyer College, Social Sciences; Paul Siegel, the College of Arts and Sciences, Communication; and Monica Hardesty, the College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology.

2018 Plenary Meetings

Katherine Owens - October

Katherine Owens

Katherine Owens, Associate Professor, Department of Politics, Economics, and International Studies and Director of University Interdisciplinary Studies presented "Engaging Students on Marine Debris".

Katherine's Presentation

2018 Scholars - October

2018 Scholars - October

We awarded 3 scholarships in October: Quimby Wechter, the Walter Harrison Scholar seen addressing the Emeriti; Kali Meadows the Humphrey Tonkin Scholar and Samantha Chasse the Emeriti Scholar. Press the link below to see all Scholarship awardees.

Scholarship Awardees

Robert Wallace - October

Robert Wallace - October

Robert Wallace, Chair of the Emeriti Executive Committee, introduced Dr. Owens.

Matthew Parente - May

Matthew Parente - May

Bob Wallace introduces Matthew Parente, Assistant Professor of Prosthetics and Orthotics; Program Director of Prosthetics and Orthotics Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions. Matthew presented "Science Fiction to Science Fact A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Prosthetic Devices". See link to Dr. Parente's presentation below.

Matthews' Presentation

Dr. Parente Demonstrates - May

Dr. Parente Demonstrates - May

Dr. Parente demonstrated prosthetic devices.

New members - May

New members - May

Mew members of the Emeriti Association: They are Charlotte Bacon, the College of Arts and Sciences Biology; Sherry Buckberrough, The Hartford Art School, Art History; John Carson, VP University Relations; Ann Costello, The Barney School, Economics, Finance, and Insurance; Roger Desmond, the College of Arts and Sciences, Communications; Donald Ellis, the College of Arts and Sciences Communications; Walter Hall, The Hartford Art School, Ceramics; Howard Mayer, Hillyer College English; Marcia Moen, the College of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy; Anthony Rauche, The Hillyer College, Humanities. Five new members attended the May plenary meeting, pictured left to right: John Carson, Walter Hall, Ann Costello and Anthony Rauche. Charlotte Bacon was also present.

2017 Plenary Meetings

Gregory Woodward - October

Gregory Woodward - October

President Woodward updated the Emeriti on exciting things happening at the university.

Humphrey Tonkin - October

Humphrey Tonkin - October

President Emeritus Humphrey Tonkin accepts a document naming one of the Emeriti scholarships the Humphrey Tonkin Emeriti Scholarship.

Mike Kahn - October

Mike Kahn - October

Mike Kahn announced "Emeriti Matters" a yearly newsletter first published in the summer of 2017. The newsletter is intended to reach Emeriti unable to attend plenary meetings and to create awareness of our existence and contributions to UHart faculty and staff. Click the link below to download copies of past issues.

Newsletters

John Nordyke - June

John Nordyke - June

John Nordyke, Professor of Visual Communication Design, Hartford Art School, presented "Show & Tell - Birthday, Princess, Time, and Book". Click the link below to access John's presentation.

John Nordyke's presentation

John Nordyke discusses fonts - June

John Nordyke discusses fonts - June

Professor Nordyke discusses fonts with Walter Harrison and Provost Fred Sweitzer.

Lucille Nickerson - June

Lucille Nickerson - June

Lucille Nickerson, Chair of the UHart Board of Regents, discussed the purpose of the Board of Regents and their dedication to the university.

Walter Harrison - June

Walter Harrison - June

President Harrison provided an update of UHart current events.

2016 Plenary Meetings

Edward Cumming - October

Edward Cumming - October

Edward Cumming, Primrose Fuller Associate Professor of Orchestral Activities, Instrumental Studies, The Hartt School, discussed hard times facing some orchestras around the country.

Scholars and Walt Harrison - October

Scholars and Walt Harrison - October

President Harrison provided an update. Seated at the table in front of Walt are from left to right: Colin Worrich, Elizabeth Martin and Kochava Krieger. To see their accomplishments, please click on the link below then scroll to the 2016 scholars section.

2016 Scholars

Attendees - October

Attendees - October

The meeting was well attended.

Susan Coleman - May

Susan Coleman - May

Susan Coleman, Emeritus Professor of Finance, The Barney School, presented topics from her upcoming book titled "Financing Womens Growth-Oriented Firms The Next Wave".

Article by Dr. Coleman

Randi Ashton-Pritting - May

Randi Ashton-Pritting - May

Randi Ashton-Pritting, Director, Harrison Libraries, talked about the upcoming addition to the Harrison Library. Randi discussed the plans and showed architectural drawings of the exterior and interior of the new addition.

At the break - May

At the break - May

Harry Workman, Tom Sharpless, Ray Bogucki and Howard Goldick enjoy the break.

2015 Plenary Meetings

Alexandra Onuf - October

Alexandra Onuf - October

Alexandra "Zee" Onuf, Chair of Art History, the Hartford Art School, presented "Prints and Reprints: Early Modern Print Publishing in the Netherlands".

Scholars - October

Scholars - October

Leo Smith, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, introduced John Carlos Coloma and Nicole Tomasik the 2015 Emeriti Scholars. They talked about their accomplishments at UHart. For further information about them, click the link below and scroll to the 2015 section.

2015 Scholars

Walter Banzhaf - October

Walter Banzhaf - October

Robert Wallace, Chair of the Emeriti Executive Committee and Leo Smith, Chair of the Emeriti Scholarship Committee, presented an award to Wally for his service to the Emeriti Association.

David Pines - May

David Pines - May

David Pines, Associate Dean for Student Support; Professor Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering, of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, presented projects he led in Kenya and India.

Anton Goff - May

Anton Goff - May

Anton Goff, Director of Athletics, discussed sports at UHart.

2014 Plenary Meetings

25th Anniversary Tree - October

25th Anniversary Tree - October

The Emeriti gathered dedicated this tree to commemorate the 25 years since the founding of the Emeriti Association.

Charles Condon - October

Charles Condon - October

Charles Condon discussed how the Emeriti Association was founded in 1989.

Scholars - October

Scholars - October

Leo Smith, Chair of the Emeriti Scholarship Committee, introduced Melissa Kenney and Brittany Sue Hines as the 2014 Emeriti Scholars. To see more information about the scholars click on the link below the scroll to the 2014 section.

2014 Scholars

Amanda Walling - May

Amanda Walling - May

Amanda Walling, Associate Professor of English, English and Modern Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences, discussed languages influencing English including Anglo-Saxon and French-Derived Words.

Lucille Nickerson and Walter Harrison - May

Lucille Nickerson and Walter Harrison - May

Lucille Nickerson, Chair of UHart's Board of Regents and President Walter Harrison provided an update including current university events.

Virginia Hale and Paddy Clines - May

Virginia Hale and Paddy Clines - May

Virginia Hale and Paddy Clines greet meeting attenders.