PHYLICIA KIDD ’16
Apply the skills learned in the classroom and the lab
What makes the University of New Haven outstanding? Our people. Charger Nation is made up of hard-working students, talented faculty, devoted staff, and generous donors who all share a passion for the University and a desire to make a difference.
Apply the skills learned in the classroom and the lab
Experiences as a Charger lead to a Ph.D. program
Research as an undergrad provided foundation for studying aging
Skills developed in and out of classroom prepare grad to excel
Professors’ real-world experience enriches classroom learning.
I knew I found what I was looking for.
Alumna begins career at leading insurance company.
Fast-Track student says University felt like home
Transfer student finds her calling in human resources
Internship creates opportunity for a career
I would not be where I am today without the faculty.
Self-described “nerd kid’ describes economics as a good challenge
I was attracted to the University of New Haven because of its long-standing and successful Sport Management program.
Passion for sports leads to position with NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers
Alumna helps lead world’s largest community fundraising program.
Professors help ignite an interest in hotel management.
Fast-Track program helps build a foundation for career success
Join one of the most respected programs in the country
Networking as a student led to career opportunity.
“Stats Guy” living the dream at ESPN
Research conducted as an undergraduate established the foundation needed to pursue a Ph.D.
Hands-on learning leads to career at Pfizer.
After earning a Ph.D., graduate returns to the University to teach next generation.
Biology major prepares student for medical school.
Pursuing a path to becoming a pediatrician
Prepared for a career in front of the camera or behind the scenes.
Interning with the stars
Discovering a passion for film
Passion to provide dental care to those in need
‘The University has molded me into an innovative professional’
Planning to pursue a master’s degree in public health
The professors are brilliant and extremely passionate about the subjects they teach
Variety of majors to interact with enriched experience of interior design major
Range of experiences leads to career in healthcare interior design.
Professors create strong support system for success
Hatchery manager protects ecosystem.
Honors Program member attracted by challenging curriculum
Apply what you learn working with talented artists
Students rub elbows with Grammy Award winners
Music Industry Grad Has Front Row Seat
Chance to work with the campus radio station a deciding factor in becoming a Charger
Experiences as a student lead to dream job at DisneyPixar
Hands-on learning gets student closer to career goal.
Working as a research assistant at Yale leads to career opportunity.
Internship leads to a career in public health
Expertise developed in program development led to thriving career with Best Buddies.
Education in psychology and criminal justice leads to opportunity with government partner.
Studies and community involvement fuel a passion to make change.
Student-athlete finds her calling helping people in need
Real-world learning opportunities lead to career as medical examiner
From the moment I stepped on campus, I immediately felt at home.
A role model can change your life
It is truly amazing how much I have grown as a person.
Internship serves as springboard to career opportunity
Opportunities outside of the classroom prepared graduate for success
Semester in Italy provides insight into new culture
When you step on campus, it feels like home.
Experiences in and out of the classroom provide good preparation for graduate school.
Working toward the goal of working for the FBI
Setting her sights on working for the State Department
Preparing for a career serving and protecting
Student helps save life on first ride along with fire department
Student applies what he learns working for nation’s leading medical transportation company
Grad launches career at NBCUniversal
Adding theater major leads to new career path
“Theater is meant to move people.”
The University has changed my life in so many ways.
Background in English and Economics leads to career as a finance manager
Alumnus says commitment of his professors ensured his success.
I want to create change.
Hands-on learning opportunities provide real-world preparation.
The classes I have taken have been fascinating.
Developing the confidence to step out of her comfort zone.
Aspiring chemical engineer participates in inaugural Yale undergraduate research conference
Combining a passion for chemical engineering and forensics
A near 4.0 GPA led to a Ph.D. program in analytical chemistry
One of the most interesting projects I have ever taken part in.
Hands-on research is prefect for my career goals.
"A Systematic Survey of the Scavenging Guild in the Long Island Sound and its Taphonomic Effects."
Senior, Forensic Science and Biology Pre-Med, Minor - Chemistry
After graduation I plan to attend graduate school to obtain my masters degree.
First-Year, Forensic Science and Biology (Honors)
First-Year, Forensic Science (Honors)
Senior, Forensic Science and Marine Biology
Aspiring politician hopes to run for president someday.
Experiences prepare graduate for working in Washington, D.C.
Interest in the Middle East leads to Department of State Internship in Dubai.
Artist’s work blurs the lines between real and virtual.
Natural History Documentation of the island of San Salvador, Bahamas
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship.
A radio documentary based on his research about music's influence on mood.
Interdisciplinary projects create opportunities for groundbreaking research
Authority on PTSD questions validity of eyewitness testimony
Chemists contribute to leukemia drug discovery
Boren Scholarship enabled intensive study of Urdu in India
Most unique experiences of my life.
Opportunities in lab prepared grad for career as a chemist
Hands-on learning experiences prepared biology major for a career in the lab
Research leads to a fellowship with the Environmental Protection Agency
Chemical engineer boosts resume studying conversion of biomass to fuel.
NASA Space Grant funds professor’s work to thwart bacteria on spaceships
Federal grants to Lee College, Tow Institute work to reduce recidivism
Peabody Award-winning filmmaker supported by National Endowment for the Humanities
I now know that "home" is not just the U.S., it's anywhere in this wonderful world we live on.
It was an experience unlike any other that not only benefitted my resume and career but shaped me into the person that I am today.
I have made lifelong friends with a special bond like no other.
I have memories, friends, lessons, and experiences that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
My experience was nothing short of magical!
Top Forensic Science Professor
Potential to be the next Einstein
Health sciences chair recognized for innovation.
These successful internships led to an even greater success.
I served in the United States Army from 2009 until 2013.
The EMBA program changed the way I see, hear, and act on a daily basis—and proved to me how true is the ancient saying ‘The only thing that is constant is change.’
Being part of the University’s EMBA program has afforded me the valuable opportunity to reflect on myself as a leader, my career goals, and the journey I wanted to take.
University of New Haven gave me what I needed to accelerate my career: the ability to move from transaction to strategy.
The Academic English Preparatory Program has helped me develop the skills to attend the University of New Haven as a full-time graduate student.
The AEPP helped a lot with my English skills.
The AEPP helped me to improve my English language skills more than I thought it could in just a short time.
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.
I was honored to be awarded a scholarship to play soccer at the University.
I would not have been able to receive a degree and achieve what I have without the help and support of alumni.
I served in the U.S. Army from 2012 to 2015 as a medical laboratory specialist.
With our gift, we support the University and its students’ future successes so that they may have many opportunities.
I am currently completing my 10th year in the United States Air Force with many more ahead of me; I am also an electrical engineering student at the University of New Haven.
It was the criminal justice program that sparked my interest in the University of New Haven.
The University of New Haven has prepared me for success by giving me opportunities like the President’s Public Service Fellowship program that let me explore my interests and gain experiences I could not have imagined./p>
Alumnus aims to shake up the sports industry
I am proud of our program and the accomplishments of our graduates.
The University has changed my life by helping to change my perspective on who I am as a person. I am an individual who has potential. I know that with hard work and dedication, I can realize that potential.
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 professors in the Department of Biology & Environmental Science have been incredible advisers and mentors that have set me on the path to success.
This internship has been one of my best and most valuable experiences!
The University of New Haven has provided me with all the resources I need for personal and professional growth.
Looks to pursue a masters in microbiology or biochemistry in the future.
Participated in a study abroad program in Ireland and England.
The moment I walked onto the University of New Haven campus, I was given a number of tools and resources. The faculty and staff members genuinely cared about the students and wanted to help in any way possible.
Receiving scholarships lightened my financial burden, which allowed me to concentrate on my studies, complete my senior honors thesis, and finish my education at the University of New Haven.
I have wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement since I participated in a mock crime scene investigation when I was in middle school.
The University of New Haven is a good fit for service members and veterans because of the staff members who work with us.
My experience at the University of New Haven gave me the opportunity to take full advantage of experiential education and hands-on learning.
After I graduate, I plan to pursue my juris doctor in environmental law, as well as a master’s degree in environmental or coastal management.
I served in the Connecticut Army National Guard from 2008 to 2014. During that period, I served in Afghanistan in 2010 as an infantryman.
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, by the students-first philosophy, and by the collaborative working environment.
The University of New Haven has given me countless enlightening moments that have helped me prepare for success. 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.
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 has given me the opportunity to further my education in a healthy environment and has helped me gain confidence in my work.
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 Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at the University of New Haven has given me the confidence to thrive in the corporate setting within both human resource and organizational development functions. 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 feel that the University of New Haven – specifically, the Department of Economics & Business Analytics – has provided me with the skills and support to maximize my potential.
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.
It feels great when your hard work is recognized.
LaTonya Watson is approaching her third season as the head women’s basketball coach at the University of New Haven.
After serving in the Army, I studied engineering at the University of New Haven. I acquired technical knowledge and learned how to interact with people in all facets of life.
Giving students opportunities to get a firsthand look at the field of engineering is very rewarding.
In the Master’s in Finance program, I was able to collaborate with peers, learn the intricacies of financial management, and apply the curriculum directly to portfolio management via the school's student portfolios in equity and fixed income. This has made me a more effective investment professional.
I enjoy the campus environment, the professors, and the student body. Everyone is always so helpful, nice, and willing to answer any questions.
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.
Lisa Scranton is a lifelong resident of West Haven and has worked at the University of New Haven since 2003 in eight different departments.
Award-winning athletics administrator builds foundation for success
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.
I worked as an engineer for many years and used metrics to measure success.
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.
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.
I’ve always wanted to teach at the collegiate level; I just struggled to find a subject I was passionate about. 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.
While earning my degree, I have been fortunate to work with numerous successful and elite healthcare professionals. I found it encouraging that many were University of New Haven alumni and graduates of the same program.
Being in the classroom is the best part of my job, and I really enjoy the students at the University of New Haven. They come from a variety of backgrounds, are engaged, and are excited to learn.
I absorbed the University and the University absorbed me. 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.
After I graduate, I hope to work for the United States Secret Service.
I support the University of New Haven because I want to strengthen the institution for future generations of students.
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!
I decided to major in criminal justice because my dream is to work with offenders in the criminal justice system. I would like to find the right rehabilitation methods to reduce recidivism and increase offenders’ likelihood of living a better life. I hope to show them the positive in their lives.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to pursue a career in Marine Biology.
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.
My time at the University will be part of me for the rest of my life.
I have had three federal internships that I got through the connections I made at the University of New Haven, which is an amazing thing. 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.
Some of my favorite memories at the University of New Haven were when I was challenged and taken out of my comfort zone. It is thanks to those moments that I finally found my calling, or at least my next endeavor.
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.
I currently work for Duke University Athletics, and 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.
As Cathy and I age, we have comprehensively evaluated various philanthropic opportunities where we could invest to make a difference for years to come.
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.
Receiving the Alumni Association Scholarship helped relieve some of the financial burden I was facing as a student.
Experiences at Lyme lead to career as a curator.
It was all about “practice, practice, practice."
I use the skills taught at Lyme to create my art.
Professors’ practical experience enhances learning.