Now a vice president at People’s United Bank in Trumbull, he has embraced the concept of giving back at his alma mater. “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,” he says.
“I really felt I could have an impact at Lyme College,” she says. “The pay-it-forward concept is important to me – my last year at Parson’s, I had an emergency situation where I needed scholarship money, and they made it happen. Lyme is like that – they make it happen for the students."
“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,” she says.
When he moved to the New Haven area, Kevin Myatt met local real estate icon Herb Pearce, who persuaded him to join the Board of Governors at the University of New Haven. “The University was moving in a direction I agreed with,” Kevin Myatt says. “I was impressed that the University had found a way to mint a number of entrepreneurs."
“I really enjoyed being a part of the UNH engineering community,” she says. “It is because of the hard work and dedication of the faculty in ensuring all students had the attention and support they needed to succeed that I give."
Chuck remembers how important financial aid was in achieving his goals and has made a point of helping students in need. “My mother always told us it is better to give than receive and to always consider giving back something to our community,” he said.
it is my passion, confidence and leadership abilities that were developed at UNH that helped me grow in my current role, attributes that allowed me to get promoted three times,” she says. With tuition costs rising each year, she wants to help potential students embrace the opportunities she had.
The camaraderie of friends staved off homesickness, and the academics kept her challenged. She remembers her UNH professors as “absolutely phenomenal” and was able to bring a lot of experiences from UNH to the workplace.”
"I donate to the Fire Science Gift Fund and also to the general Annual Fund because I want to be able to make experiences like that available for the next generation too." Click to read more about Louis Eswood, Class of 2009.
“Even though right now I can contribute only a small amount each year, I realize from my experiences working with the annual fund that there’s an impact collectively." Read more about Sarah Zello, Class of 2010.
"I think UNH was sort of an unknown secret when we were there. Now it seems like they’re really growing and will continue growing and improving. If our dollars can help, that’s great." Click to read more about James and Leona Clerkin, Class of 1999 and 1998.
“I truly think this one of the best places to work and learn,” she says. “And not just because I’m in HR. It’s a wonderful, caring environment." Click to read more about Carol Koziatek, Class of 1992, MBA.
"I gained a great deal from my UNH education. I have a young family, and I’m juggling a lot, but UNH is a 'must-contribute’ charitable organization for me." Click to read more about Karen Facey, Class of 1998.
"Here at UNH, we offer a top-notch chemical engineering program with a caring and committed faculty. I want to help sustain it. While I already devote significant time and effort to the program, I believe it deserves my financial support as well.” Read more about David Harding, Ph.D.
"Our kids received a wonderful education here, and we would like to help others in return. Being in education, you get to see the development of a product – the students – and want to invest in it.” Click to read more about John & Judith Mitchell, donors and members of the UNH community.
In honor of his former advisor, professor and mentor, Mark established the David Morris Scholarship Fund. "I thought Dr. Morris was brilliant," says Mark. "I was fortunate enough to be able to tell him that a few years into my career, when I realized how much of an impact he’d had on me." Read more about Mark Ceccorulli.