We look back on John L. Lahey’s 31 years at the helm of Quinnipiac and the remarkable growth he helped engineer with students and the value of their degrees at the heart of every decision he made.
Students and alumni love Quinnipiac’s accelerated dual-degree programs that offer an innovative, cost-effective way to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years and a master’s degree in one year and stay ahead of the job-market curve.
Sick and Tired
Carol Sirot has suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome for most of her life. Her generous gift will contribute to the body of knowledge about CFS and raise awareness of it among health sciences and medical students.
The Perfect Match
All 58 members of the first graduating class of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine matched to residencies, a milestone for the new school. For two of the new doctors, Alyson Cunningham and Venkat Subramanyam, the match was a double cause for celebration when they learned where they’d be going.
Taste of Italy
Italian studies professor Filippo Naitana teaches the culture and history of Italy by exploring its foods and culinary traditions.
Occupational therapy professor Donna Latella uses horses to help Quinnipiac students who are veterans work through post-traumatic stress disorder and other service-related anxiety.
The Frog Whisperer
Biomedical sciences professor Lisa Cuchara is also an award-winning photographer whose portrait subjects include the more than 70 pet frogs she owns.
Too Close to Call
The director of the Quinnipiac Poll predicted a close presidential race in early October, when polls showed Donald Trump closing in on Hillary Clinton in some states.
Looking for Home
Medical student Sara Rahman was profoundly touched by her experiences volunteering at a camp for Syrian refugees in Greece.
Twenty students traveled to Manchester, New Hampshire, to stump for their chosen candidates and found themselves in the midst of the action, rubbing elbows with media and politicians and getting the experience of a lifetime.
From northern California to Hungary, three alumni and trustee couples are selecting and planting grapes and finding success in the wine business.
Don Sawyer, assistant professor of sociology, is using rap as an educational tool to reach at-risk New Haven high school students, who, in turn, have performed in Sawyer’s Sociology of Hip-Hop Class.
Hayden Piterski is used to surprising people with his catching and throwing abilities, but the teen born with a missing limb felt right at home at Camp No Limits at Quinnipiac University, coordinated by three doctor of physical therapy students.
Bracing for Impact
A Virginia woman with adult rickets is standing a bit taller these days, thanks to the efforts of Michael Campbell ’99, a doctor who performed groundbreaking surgery to straighten her legs.
Graphic & Novel
Nursing students are learning to analyze blood gas test results, thanks to a grant and a collaboration with game design students who created a quick, easy-learning tool in the form of a video game.
Patrick J. Healy ’66 has been the financial force behind Quinnipiac’s dynamic transformation. Set to retire, he looks back on 43 years of controlling the purse strings.
To Their Credit
Head coach Rand Pecknold says his goal is for members of the men’s ice hockey team to not only graduate, but accelerate. Many are accomplishing that by earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years.
Engineers Bridge Technology & Innovation
Engineers solve the world’s problems through innovation, and Quinnipiac is doing its part to educate the next generation of engineers to meet the rising demand over the next decade.
Four alumni who have realized their career ambitions tell what it’s like to own a restaurant, have the keys to a candy store, appear in a self-focused reality show and hire celebrities for special events.
Medical student Katelyn Norman’s fascination with forensics, blended with her knowledge of anatomy and flair for drawing, have culminated in a project she handled for the chief medical examiner’s office.
Raising the Bar
The new School of Law Center on the North Haven Campus has imbued students with a sense of professionalism, from the clinics and dispute resolution suite to the Ceremonial Courtroom and offices for student organizations.