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Galluccio Scholar Bill HallNick Galluccio '72 Legacy Scholarship

The Galluccio Scholar was established in 2004 by Nicholas Galluccio '72 with a gift of $250,000 because he really believes "that undergraduate education is the most important. Also, I liked the idea of giving back and creating something that will outlive me. My hope is that it will help the University and its students prosper in the 21st century." Nick endowed the scholarship for a full-time rising junior who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and achievement in the study of a humanities discipline, and shows promise of applying the values and insights gained from a liberal arts education in his or her future career. The Galluccio Scholar is chosen on the grounds of character, demonstrating such qualities as honesty, integrity, and ethical engagement. Vanessa Golembewski '09 was the first Galluccio Scholar and Bill Hall '12, a junior from Durham, Conn., is the second to receive this award.

Hartt Alum Creates Endowed Scholarship for International StudentsPatricia Maloney

Patricia Maloney '09 earned her degree from The Hartt School and while attending classes, she was impressed by the quality of students, international students in particular. In 2010, Patricia created The Hartt School International Student Endowment to provide financial assistance to a Hartt School International student, upperclass student, or graduate student majoring in music. Her involvement with Professor of Music History Kenneth Nott and students at The Hartt School inspired her to give back to a community she believes in.

Professor Don Ellis Creates International Research ScholarshipDon Ellis

Professor of Communication Don Ellis donated funds to create the Donald G. Ellis International Summer Research Scholarship. This Scholarship will support travel and/or living expenses for an undergraduate student undertaking research in another country. The recipient of the Ellis Scholarship will demonstrate academic accomplishment in the humanities, social sciences, or sciences and show promise of completing a research project by having the opportunity for international travel. Don has worn many hats at UHart, including department chair, president of the Faculty Senate, director of the Humanities Center, and the director of graduate studies in the School of Communication. Don teaches and has published widely in the field of ethno-political communication, and in recent years, he has traveled frequently to Tel Aviv for his work on Israeli-Palestinian dialogue. The scholarship will make it possible for University of Hartford students to experience the adventure of international research that has been so important to Don's career.