Alumni News

UB to honor five at 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on September 17

Thursday, August 13, 2015 Shawn Sequeria ’03, ’10 is one of five distinguished alumni to be be honored on Sept. 17, 2015.   The University of Bridgeport will honor five Distinguished Alumni for their loyalty to the school and their accomplished contributions to their professional fields on Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m. This year’s … Click to read more.

UB awarded U.S. Department of Education grant to support deserving, in-need students

The University of Bridgeport has been awarded a $220,000 Department of Education Student Support Services grant (SSS) to retain disadvantaged students by providing them comprehensive academic support. The SSS grant was awarded through a competitive process to institutions of higher education that provide students with opportunities for academic development, assistance on basic college requirements, and other … Click to read more.

UB School of Engineering deans awarded CQIA Gold Innovation Prize for connecting engineers globally

If ideas are the currency of trade in academia, then conferences are its central banks where researchers, scholars, and other experts can exchange invaluable information on vital topics that shape our world. Yet all too often, conferences are prohibitively expensive or time-consuming, so the exchange of ideas and research, however great, gets mired in logistics. … Click to read more.

Book signing with author and UB creative writing professor Eric Lehman on June 30

Eric. D. Lehman, author of numerous books on Connecticut history and a professor of creative writing at the University of Bridgeport, will read from his first book of fiction, The Foundation of Summer, on 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, at the Enfield Public Library. It is located at 104 Middle Road, Enfield, CT. Released earlier this … Click to read more.

UB student wins 2015 Community Service Award

UB student Faustino De La Cruz has won a 2015 Community Service Award from the Connecticut Commission on Community Service and the Office of Higher Education. He was honored on April 14 at a State Capitol ceremony led by William R. Dyson, chair of the Connecticut Commission on Community Service, and Jane A. Ciarleglio, Executive Director of the … Click to read more.


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Innovators Series: Taking Your Company from Long Shot to Snapchat @ Schelfhaudt Gallery in the Arnold Bernhard Center
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Innovator Series

Effective fundraising for your start-up: best practices in crowdfunding, venture capital, and family financing.


  • Elena Cahill, Senior Lecturer


  • Ron Paliwoda, President, The Paliwoda Group
  • Mark Nowotarski, Principal, Markets, Patents & Alliances

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Wine and Cheese
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Program and Q&A
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Networking

Free to attend. RSVP to or 203-576-4151

Necessary Voices Lecture: “Black Women and Academe: Why Things Must Change” @ Arnhold Bernhard Center, Littlefield Recital Hall
Sep 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

On September 17, 2015, from 4:30 to 5:30, Independent Filmmaker and Film Studies Professor Roxana Walker-Canton will speak on “Black Women and Academe: Why Things Must Change.”

Professor Walker-Canton’s documentary about the lives of black women in higher education, “Living Thinkers,” can be seen at

This event is open to the University of Bridgeport community and others.

Distinguished Alumni Dinner @ duPont Tower Room
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Dinner in honor of:

Amelia Amon ’81
Roland Brooks ’78
Stephen Diaz ’95, ’98
Shawn Sequeira ’03, ’10
Naomi Volain ’83 

2015-16 Alumni Association Scholarship Recipient:
Brandi Greer ’16

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Formal Program


Register to Attend

$75 Individual, $750 Table Sponsor

Proceeds benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

UB Athletics Golf Classic @ Race Brook Country Club
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
UB Athletics Golf Classic @ Race Brook Country Club | Orange | Connecticut | United States

Please join us for the Nineteenth Annual UB Athletics Golf Classic at the beautiful Race Brook Country Club. To support the rising success and growth of UB athletics, all net proceeds from this event will be used to enhance our athletic facilities to give our student athletes the best possible environment. Your continued support will ensure that the Purple Knights are recognized as one of the elite Division II programs in the northeast.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ($250 per player, $1,000 per foursome)

Schedule of Events on September 28:

10 a.m. Driving range opens
11 a.m. Registration, lunch, gift bags
12 p.m. Shotgun start
5 p.m. Cocktail hour
6 p.m. Dinner, awards, raffle

Prizes: Hole-in-One, Longest Drive Straightest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Team Prizes

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to play an enjoyable round of golf while also supporting UB athletics!

Pep Rally – WBW 2015 @ Marina Pocket Park
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pep Rally - WBW 2015 @ Marina Pocket Park | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States

Come out and support your UB Purple Knights at a Pep Rally to kick off Welcome Back Weekend 2015!


Register Today to enjoy all the events during Welcome Back Weekend!