Grace Jimenez ’20
The Veteran Student Services Office has been an extremely valuable resource for me.
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The Veteran Student Services Office has been an extremely valuable resource for me.
My family is proud to support the University of New Haven, where we recently created an endowed scholarship in memory of a family member.
The University community is a great fit for many veterans and service members of diverse backgrounds.
It was the criminal justice program that sparked my interest in the University of New Haven.
Opportunities like the President’s Public Service Fellowship program let me explore my interests and gain experiences I could not have imagined.
As a graduate student at the University of New Haven, I learned a great deal from working on campus with Dr. Allen Sack, a revolutionist in college sports.
I am leaving a gift in my will to the University of New Haven's Nutrition and Dietetics program because the University has had the greatest impact on my career as an educator.
The University has changed my life by helping to change my perspective on who I am as a person.
As an interior design student, having passionate professors who were active in the field to help and advise me was invaluable.
As a student from California, the University of New Haven helped me to feel right at home and has aided my accomplishments that made me who I am today.
The University of New Haven was excellent at helping its students find their own opportunities.
The University of New Haven has provided me with all the resources I need for personal and professional growth.
The moment I walked onto the University of New Haven campus, I was given a number of tools and resources.
My time at the University lives on through the connections I have made.
The University has allowed me to become a student leader.
The faculty members are so invested in their students’ education.
I took a course in forensics in high school and loved it. I got hooked. And that led me to the University of New Haven.
My experience at the University of New Haven gave me the opportunity to take full advantage of experiential education and hands-on learning.
The University of New Haven stood out to me as having one of the top sport management programs in the country.
The opportunities I have had at the University of New Haven are beyond anything I could've imagined when I started school.
I was honored to be awarded a scholarship to play soccer at the University.
The Veteran Success Center staff members make it easy for veterans to transition from the military into the academic world.
The University of New Haven has taught me how to step out of my comfort zone, and as a result, I developed into a stronger person.
When I first visited the University of New Haven, I was impressed by the faculty’s commitment to providing students with a truly meaningful and career-focused education.
There is nothing more valuable than experiential education, and the University of New Haven excels at providing students with incredible opportunities to learn outside of the classroom.
I would not have been able to receive a degree and achieve what I have without the help and support of alumni.
My experiences at the University have been vital to helping me reach my goals, and I have already achieved many of the goals I set for myself when I was a student.
The University has given me the perfect medium to grow and thrive.
It’s important to me to support the University of New Haven and to provide the opportunity for students to receive a great education.
The rigorous coursework, coupled with an applied learning style, has prepared me for the challenging human interactions I will face post-graduation.
The University of New Haven prepared me for the business and sport management aspects of my career.
I was lucky enough to accept my first job right out of college as a result of an internship that I was recommended for by one of my professors.
I feel that the University of New Haven has prepared me for success in so many ways. Not only did I learn communication and leadership skills, I learned how to apply them in a variety of situations.
We view education as a cornerstone to one’s future.
I have always felt that what I was learning was grounded in real-life applications that will assist me in my future jobs and with being successful in life.
I consider it a privilege to have had the University of New Haven experience.
The University of New Haven was a big part of my life journey.
Some of my favorite memories of my time at the University took place in my sport management classes.
LaTonya Watson is approaching her third season as the head women’s basketball coach at the University of New Haven.
Because the University was there for me when I needed a purpose, I proudly support the Tagliatela College of Engineering.
When I attended the 2016 Scholarship Ball, I was very moved by the generosity of the guests as they made gifts to support the Charger Challenge, so I made a gift myself!
The University of New Haven has helped me to prepare for success by offering a learning environment focused on delivering "real-world" skills in conjunction with academic theory.
In the College of Business, professors have a lot of hands-on experience along with great connections that help students network and secure internships.
After a long career in business, I’ve learned a great deal that I can pass on to my students to help them understand the real world of business that they’ll soon enter.
I believe that our students and faculty and staff should have the best experience possible at the University.
My time at the University of New Haven confirmed for me that outcomes are a direct reflection of input.
The University of New Haven provided me the opportunity as a young EMBA student to further my professional development.
The University is continuously working to increase the diversity and quality of its program offerings.
I chose to make a contribution to the University of New Haven because I believe in the University, its mission, its staff and in its ability to provide a world-class education to students.
As president of the Henry Nias Foundation, which awards scholarships to University of New Haven students who are residents of New York City, the metrics I get at the University of New Haven is that, when I see these kids, I get to see they are going to make an impact.
We believe that the University of New Haven is an outstanding institution of higher education.
The University of New Haven appeals to me because of the caring, dedicated staff, who go out of their way to provide services and support for students to ensure that each student has every opportunity for success.
I can’t speak enough of the sport management faculty members and how well they prepared me for post-graduate life.
Receiving the Bucknall Family STEM Endowed Scholarship was very meaningful for me.
I really felt I could have an impact at Lyme College.
I was attracted to the University of New Haven because of its longstanding and successful Sport Management program.
We are so grateful to the University of New Haven and we do everything we can to make this a stronger institution.
I really enjoyed being a part of the University of New Haven engineering community.
I think, as time passes, your memory of your time in a certain place becomes more fond, and this has given me an opportunity to go back to the University and give back just a little of what it gave me.
When I started working in the healthcare field and enrolled in the Master’s in Healthcare Administration program at the University of New Haven, something in me got excited. I knew after my first few courses that I wanted to pursue a doctorate.
I want this, the Honorable Gordon J. Myatt Sr. Endowed Scholarship, to be an opportunity for African-American students to make a significant contribution in life.
The faculty have been very accessible, creating a learning environment that was challenging, yet rewarding.
Being in the classroom is the best part of my job, and I really enjoy the students at the University of New Haven.
Remembering the University gives me the opportunity to pass on what it gave to me.
I encourage my students to want to be the best. Many of them grasp that concept and they become super successful.
I was brought up to give back.
The University of New Haven has prepared me for success by offering me countless opportunities.
Having served six years on the University's Board of Governors, I watch proudly as the University of New Haven continues to grow in size and stature.
The investigative skills I developed through the University’s co-op program with the New Haven Police Department apply to a wide array of different jobs and fields.
Marge and I value education, so when we prepared our estate plans, we decided to include gifts to the University of New Haven as well as the other universities we attended.
For me, the charities I place in my will are a way to leave a legacy. The University of New Haven is one of several institutions that are very dear to me.
My business degrees from the University of New Haven changed my life!
The University of New Haven offers many opportunities for growth.
During my four years on campus, I have grown exponentially as a student and as a person.
I learned how to balance a full-time class schedule, stay active and social on campus, and maintain a work schedule. Personally, I think this is one of the best things the University of New Haven has taught me.
I’ve learned in life that it is very important to ‘pay it forward,’ whether it is a word of encouragement or donating to an institution like the University of New Haven.
The University truly gave me a place where I could find myself, figure out who I am, and who I want to be.
From the class speakers to the professors’ connections, there were phenomenal chances for me to network that will definitely help me further down the line in my career.
The University of New Haven has opened the door to many opportunities that I would not have had at bigger schools.
When I finished my eight-year hitch in the Army, I decided to find a school close to home in New England.
The people at the University of New Haven helped prepare me for success – both the professors and the students.
My time at the University has prepared me for success by giving me opportunities to network with professionals in my desired field, giving me practical learning experiences.
My time at the University of New Haven gave me the knowledge and the experience in campus recreation that I needed.
Growing up, I was frequently at the University, then called New Haven College, and have been delighted to see it grow in size and reputation.
I chose the University of New Haven because I was so impressed with all the programs they had here.
My time at the University helped me to form a strong sense of purpose.
Going to the University of New Haven and getting my master’s opened me up to a whole new career and profession,” says James Clerkin ’99 M.S.
I am from Italy, but I have spent most of my professional life living and traveling around the world.
I have been extremely lucky to have mentors who inspired me through my educational experience, and I would like to offer that kind of experience to future students and/or professionals someday.
I chose the University of New Haven because I thought it gave me the best chance of becoming a mechanical engineer, mainly through all the support it provides to its students.
I chose the University of New Haven originally because of the criminal justice program. I’d heard nothing but great things about it, from people in law enforcement.
Receiving the generous Alumni Association Scholarship changed my life.
We established an endowed scholarship fund at the University of New Haven to provide scholarships for students with business or science and technology interests who require financial assistance to continue their education.
Conducting research while in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program and working on my honors thesis helped me prepare for my future.
At the University of New Haven, I discovered so many professors who helped me in my journey.
The University has prepared me in many ways, both personally and professionally.
When my GI Bill tuition benefit of $17,500 ran out, the University — as a participant in the Yellow Ribbon program — picked up the rest. Every cent.
Receiving the Alumni Association Scholarship helped relieve some of the financial burden I was facing as a student.
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