Members of the Stamos/Heerdt/Vartelas/Vlandis family pose for UConn's "Biggest UConn Family" portrait at Rentschler Field on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Almost 60 family members received an exclusive Homecoming package, including tickets to the game, admission to the Alumni Association BBQ, T-shirts, and on-field recognition. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Announcing the Biggest UConn Family

The Stamos/Heerdt/Vartelas/Vlandis family was announced at the Homecoming football game as the Biggest UConn Family.

Donny Marshall, right, shown here in 2007, interviews then-head coach Jim Calhoun for ESPN. (Steve Slade '89 (SFA) for UConn)

Donny Marshall Joins YES Network as Brooklyn Nets Analyst

Former UConn basketball star and NBA player Donny Marshall, who is also a UConn Trustee, has had various broadcasting roles.

Bud Desmond '55 (CLAS), Gail Desmond, Richard Rice '81 (CLAS), and Philip Houk '74 (CLAS) participate in a talk about how climate change is affecting animals' ranges, including in New England. (Christine Buckley/UConn Photo)

Alumni Return to Campus to Learn About the Environment

UConn alumni and friends spent a day on campus learning from CLAS faculty about health, politics, and the environment.

This summer, Sharon Hwang, a senior human rights and international relations double major (left), and Molly Rockett, a junior political science major, participated in internships spearheaded by UConn alumni in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. (Samantha Ruggiero '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Student Interns Learn from Alumni Mentors

Many students are benefiting from opportunities to gain relevant work experience, thanks to UConn's extensive alumni network.

Suzanne Saunders Taylor: A Leader and Advocate for Women

Forty years ago, Suzanne Taylor was one of the key players in getting the Commission on the Status of Women launched in Connecticut. Just a few years prior, in the summer of 1970, she completed a Ph.D. at UConn and at the same time became divorced and responsible for two children, ages 10 and 12. […]

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The Washington, D.C.-UConn Connection

Meet some members of the extensive network of UConn alumni who are making their mark in the nation's capital.

Geno Auriemma, UConn Women's Basketball Head Coach, and Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball Chairman, at a press conference in Gampel Pavilion on Sept. 6, 20123, announcing that Auriemma will serve as the USA Basketball Women's National Team Head Coach again for the 2016 Olympics. (Kenneth Best/UConn Photo)

Geno Will Coach 2016 U.S. Women in Rio

Auriemma announced his return as head coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team at a press conference Friday afternoon.

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio participates in a 5-hour, 28-minute spacewalk, as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. (Photo/NASA)

UConn Alum Returning to Orbit for Fourth Space Mission

Rick Mastracchio ’82 (ENG) credits his UConn experience with building the foundation for his successful space exploration career.

Khaliyl Lane (MSW'13) speaking at a Congressional Foster Youth Internship Briefing on Aug. 31,2013 in Washington, D.C. Lane, who grew up in Connecticut's foster care system, participated in the briefing as an intern from U.S.Sen.Richard Blumenthal's office. The briefing was sponsored by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). Lane spent several months this summer working in Sen. Blumenthal's office and advising the senator and his staff on issues related to foster care and other matters as part of his internship. He was hired as a full-time staff member at the end of the program. (Allison Cappa for UConn)

Social Work Graduate Overcomes Obstacles to Find Success in Washington, D.C.

Khaliyl Lane '10 (CLAS), '13 MSW, grew up in Connecticut's foster care system and now works for U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

Talia Thiesfield '11 (SFA). (Photo by Brian Offidani)

All the World’s a Stage for Alumna Talia Thiesfield

Actress and vocalist Talia Thiesfield '11 (SFA) talks about her background, her start in theater, and her work on the stage.