2016 A SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHT REEL

2016 was a great year for the University of Hartford and its alumni. Scroll through to see a few of many special moments that were highlighted on social media during the past year.

JANUARY

Over 100 alumni gathered for the annual Alumni Night with the Hartford Hawks.

FEBRUARY

The University of Hartford celebrated its 59th birthday and more than 350 donors participated in the Founders' Day Challenge, raising over $37,000 for financial aid.

FEBRUARY

Two red-tailed hawks made themselves at home outside of President Harrison's office.

MARCH

Alumna Stephanie Minor '09 presented Leonardo DiCaprio with his first Oscar!

MARCH

During an Express to Success tour of WVIT-TV NBC Connecticut (30) in West Hartford students had the opportunity to meet four alumni working at the station. It was great to see Producer Kristie Borges '93, Web Editor LeAnne Gendreau '94, Finance Analyst Issac Anicama '13 and Account Executive Julianna Cruz '14. Kristie was one of the founders of STN-TV on campus. Our alumni serve as great examples to our current students pursuing their careers.

MARCH

Students participated in Alternative Spring Break in Florida, working with Habitat for Humanity to rebuild homes outside of Fort Lauderdale.

MARCH

Mother Nature had trouble deciding if it was winter or spring at UHart.

APRIL

Alumni Llonia Gordon '94, Ben Accardo '12, and Marissa Giammarino '12 joined students and the Center for Community Service for Hawks Helping Hartford, UHart's annual day of service.

APRIL

The Hartford College for Women class of 1966 celebrated their 50th Reunion.

MAY

The Class of 2016 was all smiles at commencement.

MAY

The Class of 1966 celebrated their 50th reunion and was inducted into the society of Golden Hawks during Commencement weekend.

MAY

The Hartford Men's Lacrosse team celebrated their America East Championship win.

JUNE

President Harrison, along with students, faculty, and staff, signed the last beam in the University Libraries Renovation and Expansion project.

JULY

The University of Hartford campus was quiet but beautiful during the summer months.

AUGUST

UHart alumni reunited during an event at Yankee Stadium.

SEPTEMBER

The Class of 2020 arrived on campus and formed the traditional "H" on the campus green.

OCTOBER

Thousands of guests attended Hawktober, including alumni Aly Mackler '11 and Jordan Quimby '12 who got engaged on campus during the weekend!

OCTOBER

In a historic moment, past University of Hartford presidents Humphrey Tonkin and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg joined President Walter Harrison to discuss the past, present, and future of the University of Hartford.

NOVEMBER

The Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion was packed at 6:30 in the morning as Hartford Men's Basketball team defeated Niagara in overtime as part of ESPN's College Hoops Tip-off Marathon.

DECEMBER

Gregory S. Woodward was announced as the 6th president of the University of Hartford and greeted an excited campus community.

BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2017

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