Saturday (January 29) Classes Transitioned to Remote
Due to the predicted snowstorm moving through our area beginning late this evening through tomorrow and the potential for very hazardous driving conditions, all in-person classes tomorrow, Saturday, January 29, will transition to being held on-line or remotely.
Additional information on the virtual format for each class will be provided directly by your individual instructor.
Faculty have been asked to prepare for Online or Remote sessions in the event of in-person meeting cancellations. These options will be determined by the Faculty member and all questions should be directed to the Faculty teaching each course section. Faculty also have been asked to be very understanding and accommodating of the individual situations of their students who may have difficulty managing these alternative online or remote class meetings on short notice.
The COVID-19 Booster clinic scheduled for tomorrow has been moved to Sunday.
Campus services for residential students will be operating on modified schedules tomorrow. Separate messages will be sent from the Peterson Library, the Beckerman Recreation Center, and Dining Services regarding their operational status. All schedule modifications can also be found on MyCharger. Residential students should be prepared to move their vehicles when instructed to do so to facilitate snow clearing operations.
Please note that only those employees, as previously determined by their respective department leaders, should report to campus unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. All other employees should continue to fulfill the requirements of their role remotely.
Students who live in the community and have vehicles must follow the local snow parking orders or their vehicles will be ticketed and towed. West Haven has issued a snow emergency prohibiting on-street parking from 8 p.m. this evening through 8 a.m. Sunday. Please visit the City of West Haven website for more information.
University’s Dental Hygiene Program Ranked Among Best in the Country
TheBestColleges.org and GradReports.com have recognized the University of New Haven’s dental hygiene program as one of the finest in the country, noting its flexibility and the excellent outcomes of its graduates.
June 17, 2020
By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications
When she was a dental hygiene student at the University of New Haven, Victoria White ’14 A.S., ’15 enjoyed the opportunities she had to work with patients of diverse backgrounds. One of her most memorable experiences was completing an externship at the Navajo Reservation near Flagstaff, Arizona.
“Dental treatment is patient based, and factors such as culture, diet, and education all contribute to executing successful treatment plans,” said White, who was also involved with Project Dental Africa, helping to provide dental healthcare education and supplies to people in Africa. “There were high standards in every aspect of the program, which, along with the focus on teaching strong morals and ethics, set me apart from other dental hygienists.”
The experience of White and her fellow students played a significant role in the University of New Haven being recognized by both TheBestColleges.org and GradReports.com among the top dental hygienist schools in the country.
TheBestColleges.org, which provides information about schools to prospective students, rating schools on criteria such as tuition, retention rate, and median starting salary, ranked the University eleventh on its list of the top 50 dental hygienist programs across the country.
The University was one of only two in New England to appear on the GradReports.com list that ranked the highest median salaries for dental hygiene alumni one year after graduation. The University came in at #24 with a median salary of more than $55,000 for dental hygiene graduates one year after graduation.
"There were high standards in every aspect of the program, which, along with the focus on teaching strong morals and ethics, set me apart from other dental hygienists."Victoria White ’14 A.S., ’15
“Our dental hygiene program is one of the nation’s best because of the high-quality, student-focused approach we take,” said Summer McGee, Ph.D., dean of the University’s School of Health Sciences. “Our faculty mentor our students each step of the way and are 100 percent focused on student success. We provide students one-of-a-kind learning experiences through study abroad opportunities in Italy and a study away program in Arizona that no other program in the country can match.”
TheBestColleges.org’s ranking noted that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for dental hygienists are expected to increase by more than ten percent from 2018 to 2028.
The organization commended the availability of online courses offered at the University, as well as the freedom for students to proceed at their own pace. It also mentioned the opportunities that program graduates have had, including work in private practices, community health centers, higher education, and even pharmaceutical sales – a field in which White now works.
After practicing dental hygiene full-time for about five years, White is now an account manager for a dental pharmaceutical company, and she continues to practice dental hygiene part time. She enjoys educating dental providers on the importance of comprehensive hygiene treatment and patient education.
“I am able to empower other dental hygienists and give them the confidence to be the best clinicians they can be,” she said. “The University of New Haven’s Dental Hygiene Program has instilled in me my passion for dentistry.”