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Winter 2020

In this issue, find out how enterprising students explored and then reported on food insecurity in Hamden and also learn about the attitudes many Americans held as they greeted various immigrant groups since the dawn of our country. And be sure to check out the article on “the death of truth” in journalism. Access the magazine in full at the link below or read each feature article in the sections further down the page.

Feature Stories

Food Chain

Seventeen students studying community-based journalism took a multimedia deep dive into the issue of food insecurity in Hamden. Not only did they write about the issue, but they increased visibility about where individuals in need could find meals and food pantries.

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Half a Century!

In 1969, Quinnipiac launched an occupational therapy program that would evolve through 50 years of technological, social and educational advances to become a nationally ranked powerhouse with more than 3,000 alumni who leave indelible marks on the lives of children, adults, veterans and numerous other populations across the country.

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Is That a Fact?

Social media consumption of news has increased to levels unmatched in legacy journalism. Suddenly, the world is at your fingertips with a swipe and a tap. But is what you read really the truth? Fortune magazine CEO Alan Murray tackles the topic.

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John and Diane Young smiling and posing together on the North Haven Campus

Healing Journeys

Dr. John Young and his wife, Dianne, a nurse practitioner, visited Quinnipiac to share stories about their 25 years of mission work bringing health care to impoverished countries. They are helping to fund an endowment that will expand global outreach opportunities for students.

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Kings of the Hill

In the mid-1980s, when Quinnipiac College still occupied one campus, the Hill residence hall was often the center of the social universe. Thirty years later, these members of the Class of 1989 came to Alumni Weekend in October to reconnect and raise a glass.

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A portrait of Benjamin Franklin

The American Way

Controversy in the U.S. about immigration is nothing new. In fact, founding father Ben Franklin, back in 1751, was loathe to welcome German immigrants. The head of New York City’s Tenement Museum visited Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac to discuss the topic.



Game On!
What if there were an app that could connect people at a sporting event on their phones? Even better, what if the idea could be monetized with sports teams and advertisers? There is such an app, and three alumni are hard at work on it.

Hail the Queen
Jessica Schear ’01 dons the crown of Queen Maria Isabella four times a week at Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, winning the hearts of patrons young and old and especially female fans. After 34 years with a king on the throne, it was time for a change.


Polish Influence
Field hockey midfielder Bianca Strubbe came to Quinnipiac in 2018 after playing on the Polish senior national field hockey team, blending her European style into the American game and becoming the team’s top scorer.


Your News
Check out the wedding and baby photos you submitted and catch up with all the news of your classmates in this section, as well as photos from Alumni Weekend.

‘Strained’ Relations
Kaliope Emmanouil ’85 operates Stani Dairy, a family business that makes artisan-strained Greek yogurt at its Ansonia, Connecticut, facility. She works alongside her three daughters, who have Quinnipiac educations in common, and her husband and son-in-law, who helped found the business. 

Learn what School of Law alumni are up to on the notes page and read about Tanya Bovée, JD ’01, managing principal at the Hartford office of Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s largest labor and employment law firms.


Happy New Year!
Quinnipiac’s mascot Boomer has a few wishes for 2020!