Charger Spotlights

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.

Success Starts Here in #ChargerNation

Having failures helps you find what the margins are and enables you to learn how you can do things differently.

The forensic science program at the University of New Haven made me feel confident in my ability to be a forensic scientist.

I most definitely want to work at a place like Blackbird Studio.

My co-workers have become like extended members of my family, and I couldn’t ask for a more supportive experience.

The University has provided me with many leadership opportunities that have led to my success.

Prioritizing equity and access are major components of the University-wide strategic plan

Seeing my students succeed is what I enjoy the most about teaching at the University.

The University did so much for me that I can’t even put it into words.

There’s something magical that happens when you get to help rescue these children and then come back every year and watch them grow up.

I really enjoy leading this team and learning something from each person as things evolve and change on a daily basis.

I am excited to work on new things and learn different technologies that will eventually help me drive my business and stand out from the competition.

Sharing the joy of learning as an academic success advisor in the Center for Student Success.

My goal is for my photos to emit a feeling that anyone can interpret in their own way through the shapes and composition.

I learned to be more confident in my ability and to trust that I really do have a firm grasp on my future in this field.

I have always been fascinated by how mathematics can describe the distant universe.

I am striving to get my master’s degree and be the first member of my family to earn a degree.

If this is what my post-grad work life is going to be, then I made the right choice.

As a full-time college student, becoming a co-coordinator for this program helped expand my perspective on what it is like to be a teacher.

My experience at the University has taught me the importance of networking – and it led to my internship at the John B. Pierce Laboratory.

The lessons I have learned will allow me to be successful in other fields and will make an impact on my future.

' Nothing is more rewarding then helping a student and watching their growth, development, and confidence soar '

Every year it is very rewarding to hear from speakers, panelists, and audience members about their experiences in STEM.

I now know my abilities as a writer, my own self-worth, and that what I say matters and people need to hear it.

The Stable’ provides my teammates and me with the best possible gaming experience.

I couldn’t have imagined a better graduate school experience than the one I had at the University of New Haven.

I hope it helped students become more globally and culturally aware of different perspectives.

Ph.D. Candidate Credits Professors for Cultivating Intellectual Curiosity

When you're surrounded by so many great people, it's hard not to find a bit of success yourself.

Being able to further my education at a great school is an amazing opportunity that I am so grateful to have.

Engineering major, ROTC student recognized among best in the country by U.S. Army Cadet Command

I had many opportunities that enabled me to learn from colleagues and leaders in the field.

University of New Haven Names Shaily Menon, Ph.D., Dean of its College of Arts and Sciences.

I can’t wait to be a part of not only an amazing academic program, but an amazing community.

The field of forensic genetic genealogy is rapidly evolving and has become an extremely powerful investigatory tool.

Associate Director of CSELO Looks Forward to Creating New Traditions with Students this Academic Year.

I hope this research can provide some of the missing pieces needed to reduce their occurrence.

I was fascinated by how the algorithms would be able to find mathematical relationships and patterns in the dataset.

Chief of police at the University and the father of two Chargers, his career in law enforcement has brought him to the White House and back to his alma mater.

I learned so many things from this research project, but one of the biggest things was how unique every sample of gunshot residue is.

I know I am only one person, but just as a tiny pebble creates great ripples when dropped in a lake, my goal for this event was to inspire participants to reach out to others – especially those they disagree with – and serve the greater good together.

I feel that the opportunities I’ve had have given me a glimpse into my future and, thus, have better prepared me for success.

The thing that I most want my students to learn from this is that the techniques we teach in class are being used every day in hospital labs to help diagnose and care for patients.

I have had endless support from my teachers and advisers, and I am confident I have the tools I need for my future success.

I have learned how to look at situations holistically in order to craft tailored solutions that benefit everyone involved.

I am interested in specializing in East Asian affairs academically and professionally, and this scholarship will expose me to a culture and environment I aim to learn more about and understand.

Living through COVID-19 has made me more eager to become a healthcare provider who will advocate for her patients.

There are so many critical and devoted professionals who are doing everything they possibly can to save lives, mitigate risks, curtail exposures, and sustain themselves as they battle this historic pandemic.

If there’s anything life has taught me, it's that the right education and the right mentorship opportunities matter.

My experiences at the University of New Haven have enabled me to improve my technical writing and to feel more comfortable presenting in front of people.

I like to say that I make an impact, that I want to leave a legacy wherever I’ve been, and I try to make it known that I was there.

I love that food can have an important impact for athletes on the field and in their overall health.

The thought of focusing on math was enticing to me, however alien that sounds to most people.

This has made me much more aware of the inequalities that people face and the role I can have in making a change.

You have to take a quantum leap with your imagination because the problem is so extensive.

Attending the University of New Haven was clearly one of the best decisions I’ve made.

Get to know Will Frazier, an area coordinator for the University of New Haven’s Office of Residential Life.

Now that I’m on the other side of the service-learning experience, I’ve come full circle.

Becoming skilled at math means you are skilled at many types of problem solving, whether it’s directly mathematical or not.

I encourage my students to want to be the best. Many of them grasp that concept and they become super successful.

It’s a lot easier to be successful when you love what you’re doing.

I’d love to get involved with renewable energy. But there are so many interesting areas in electrical engineering that I could see myself pursuing many different avenues.

Having the ability to openly collaborate with them on this research was incredibly helpful.

I can promote diversity, inclusion, and understanding through the organizations I represent.

What I like best about Ireland is the beauty of the country itself and the laid-back environment.

The study abroad experience opened my eyes to the possibility of broadening my horizons and gave me the courage to reach beyond my comfort zone.

This experience gave me a deeper understanding of how monetary decisions are made within the state.

I am so excited about where the Tagliatela College of Engineering is going, with its emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Meet new people, and try new things. You never know when you will be back in these places!

Opportunities with College Football Playoff and Pro Bowl provide valuable experience, enhance resume

If I wasn’t in higher education, I probably would have made policy my full-time job.

I’m excited to share the beauty of Shakespeare’s work with the audience.

The participants in Up ‘til Dawn came from different walks of life, and under normal circumstances might not have interacted together.

I find ways to connect the content to people, so that they care about the environment, and offer ways they can help.

It not only gives you experience serving in a leadership role, it also gives you experience working with programs that you’ll be using in the real world.

I have learned that being as attentive to the progress you are making, as you are to reaching your goal, is the true secret to success.

Because of her passion and knowledge, I gained an appreciation for politics that I never had before

Improving and developing workforce diversity is a strategic imperative for our executive leadership team.

It was important for me to attend so that I could receive feedback on my research and make connections with influential researchers in my field.

Having the ability to assist professors and serve as a teaching assistant motivated me to continue improving and strengthening my skills.

Alumna says University of New Haven ‘changed the trajectory of my life’

I have seen inequality firsthand, and I want to create work that fights against that.

Working as a graduate assistant in Graduate Student Services has given me a space to make an impact – and to be impacted.

I am glad to work with students who want to enrich the campus community and ensure that the graduate student experience is rewarding and enjoyable for everyone.

I wanted to be a part of this show because it makes Shakespeare more accessible and fun for audience members.

I wanted to study here because I learned that during a student's first year, we are immediately out in the field doing work.

Art is a very human act, and it connects everything that we do and make.

Working in community outreach for Artspace has really connected me to a lot of different people.

My Alternative Spring Break experience made me feel more empowered to serve the community and to change the world.

I learned more about aviation and the challenges of building a program like this.

This field gives students a wide variety of career choices so everyone can find it their own!

My series ‘Beetle Mania’ strives to showcase the natural beauty that beetles possess.

Working here has certainly strengthened my social skills because I have the opportunity to be part of a variety of social situations.

The most rewarding aspect of this process is to see how proud the students are when they see the real life applications of the results of their hard work.

I had the unique opportunity to be part of the production – I was not just a typical production assistant.

The best part about studying abroad was studying aspects of coral reefs.

She has made real contributions to the fields of adaptation theory and digital humanities.

Thanks to the University of New Haven, I have opportunity to succeed in whatever I decide to do.

We want to raise awareness and spark conversations about things that aren’t usually discussed..

It’s trips like this one that complement my education, making attending the University of New Haven that much more enjoyable, valuable, and meaningful for me.

The University of New Haven supplied me with the tools I needed to ensure that I would be successful.

I think the University is good for commuters because there is always an event going on that we can get involved in.

I am fortunate that I had the opportunity to study with highly skilled and dedicated professors.

These skills helped me get a job coaching children at a local rock-climbing gym.

My experiences as a student crystalized my determination to become a professional in the field of emergency management

You never know when you’re going to provide a spark that lights a fire that inspires someone.

It is important for legislators and the public to know about our research, because air pollution has a huge impact on the environment and human health.

This project was a good segue into my current job, which involves building things that other people use to test their ideas.

I wanted to honor my mother’s qualities and characteristics, which were her selfless dedication to mentoring us, coaching us, and instilling in us a love for math and science.

His work involves some of the best undergraduates that I have encountered at the University.

We couldn’t have done it without our community and the guidance we received.

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.

It’s really important to stand behind what you do, to take pride in what you do.

Conscious capitalism is not just a feel-good activity, but you also do better as a company.

I’m learning from their studies, and they are both learning from mine. We’re helping each other out.

I’m trying to come up with solutions to problems that, I hope, will help the world.

Learn as much as you can. The more you learn, the more you can help others. The more you can achieve.

I wanted to be involved and improve the business of women’s sports, and I am proud to have been able to contribute in various ways.

Overall, it was an incredible opportunity for the team to travel, meet new people, play the sport we love.

We are a university with a very large and active veteran community that helps its brothers and sisters make the transition from soldier to student and onward.

The University of New Haven was a big part of my life journey.

All of the professors here are passionate about their students’ education and making an impact on the future.

I didn’t imagine I’d get to go to one of the coolest places in North America!

The professors are brilliant and extremely passionate about the subjects they teach

By applying the skills we are learning, we are able to give back to our community and provide our patients with comprehensive care.

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.

I am motivated to continue to work hard, to be a positive influence, and most importantly, to have fun with all of the opportunities that I am granted.

I believe that having a multidisciplinary team is key to addressing pertinent health issues afflicting our nation.

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.

Through this project I gained so many new skills that I can take with me to any future job as well as a new found confidence in conducting research.

Research conducted as an undergraduate established the foundation needed to pursue a Ph.D.

After earning a Ph.D., graduate returns to the University to teach next generation.

The professors are brilliant and extremely passionate about the subjects they teach

Having been part of this research instilled in me the importance of intergrading both fields and the value of gaining knowledge.

Experiences in and out of the classroom provide good preparation for graduate school.

Student applies what he learns working for nation’s leading medical transportation company

Aspiring chemical engineer participates in inaugural Yale undergraduate research conference

"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.

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.

Chemical engineer boosts resume studying conversion of biomass to fuel.

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 memories, friends, lessons, and experiences that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

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 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 would not have been able to receive a degree and achieve what I have without the help and support of alumni.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 excels at providing students with incredible opportunities to learn outside of the classroom.

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.

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.

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.

The University of New Haven was a big part of my life journey.

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.

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.

The University of New Haven provided me the opportunity as a young EMBA student to further my professional development.

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.

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.

The Marine Affairs Program gave me the skills I needed in order to achieve my professional goals.

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.

One of the most memorable aspects that I have had in the Marine Affairs program were the experiences I had working on my senior thesis.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.