Neag School Class of 2023 Dorcas Kungu-Brown

Dorcas Kungu-Brown reflects on her time at UConn

Portrait of Dorcas Kungu-Brown

Portrait of Dorcas Kungu-Brown for Commencement 2023, taken on April 17, 2023. (Sydney Herdle/UConn Photo)

A special education major in the Neag School, Dorcas Kungu-Brown found a community of support from her fellow students and professors at UConn, which helped equip her with knowledge, wisdom, and professional skills. Her advice to incoming UConn students is to stay focused and to believe in yourself – and to visit the Dairy Bar, of course.

Why did you choose UConn?

I chose UConn because of the diversity of students and because it is a university with a great education program.

Did you have a favorite professor or class?

Oh yes! All of my special education professors, especially Tracy Sinclair, Susanna Everette, and Susan Payne.

What’s one thing that surprised you about UConn?

What surprised me about UConn is how much the professors are devoted to the students.

What are your plans after graduation/receiving your degree?
My plan after graduation is to work and gain experience working with students in outplacement programs and to get ABA Board certified.

How has UConn prepared you for the next chapter in life?

UConn has prepared me with knowledge, wisdom, and professional skills.

Any advice for incoming students?

No matter who you are, you will be accepted and supported by the students and professors. Stay focused and believe in yourself.

What’s one thing everyone should do during their time at UConn?

Visit the ice cream Dairy Bar!

What will always make you think of UConn?  

The support and accomplishments that I have gained from professors and the special education cohort students.