12th Annual SASD Design Alumni Event @ Arnold Bernhard Center at UB
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Join us for the 12th Annual SASD Design Alumni Event – a full day of celebration recognizing our most accomplished alumni and congratulating our graduating seniors!  Hosted by Art Landi ’74 ID & UB Trustee and honoring 2018 SASD Professional Achievement Award Winner Patrick Nolan ’90 ID, President of DesignThink.

11:00am  Senior Design Exhibition in the Schelfhaudt Gallery
12:00pm Alumni Panel in Littlefield Recital Hall
12:45pm Senior Awards Ceremony in Littlefield Recital Hall
1:30pm   Alumni Award Reception in the duPont Tower Room
3:00pm  Arnold Bernhard Center tours are offered
4:00pm  Alumni Reception concludes

There is no fee to attend but kindly RSVP to by April 25 to Lindsey Christiani, Assistant Director for Alumni & Family Engagement, at 203-576-4151 or  You may also register online at

About Patrick Nolan ’90
President, DesignThink

Patrick has 30 years of global design experience in Industrial Design, is passionate about all things design where he is focused on creating meaningful experiences. “Meeting and working with new people is what I enjoy most day to day.”

Patrick has worked as a design leader at Black & Decker, Stanley Tools, and Newell Rubbermaid prior to founding DesignThink.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the University of Bridgeport in 1990.  He is focused on design leadership, exploring new processes and building successful teams.  Patrick is currently engaged at DesignThink where he and his team deliver global brand and product solutions across a prolific range of industries which include medical devices, juvenile products, construction & tools, office products, housewares, outdoor gear, and consumer electronics.

Patrick is named on over 60 utility and design patents and has been recognized on several Industrial Design Awards.  He brings his years of experience working on innovative, breakthrough products to help clients identify and translate user needs into relevant and meaningful design solutions.  He is focused on creating new user experiences through an integrated design process to ensure that the users’ needs, aesthetic strategies, and performance criteria are complemented in each project.

Outside of work, Patrick is a huge Corvette nut and is currently working on the restoration of a 1968 convertible that apparently has no real end date in sight but is fun to work on.  “I think having a long term project with an indefinite end offers a nice counter balance to being so deadline focused in my professional world.  Not sure my family shares that same philosophy with me though”.


Toast to Graduation @ Ped Mall in front at Carlson Hall
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The UB Alumni Board invites you to celebrate your accomplishments and make a toast with your fellow classmates as you transition from student to alumni!

RSVP online at

Golden Knights Celebration @ Arnold Bernhard Center at UB
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Each year, the University of Bridgeport invites its GOLDEN KNIGHTS, the class celebrating its 50th anniversary, to join in the Commencement Ceremony, followed by a luncheon hosted by President and Mrs. Neil Albert Salonen. As members of the class of 1968, we would love to see as many of our alumni as possible return to campus on Saturday, May 5 to participate in this long held tradition.

As a GOLDEN KNIGHT, your invitation includes continental breakfast at 9:00am in a V.I.P. suite overlooking the Webster Bank Arena. After breakfast, you may choose to be among the other GOLDEN KNIGHTS who will be recognized on stage during the 10:00am Commencement Exercises, or you may remain in the suite to watch the ceremony. This nostalgic event is always memorable and enjoyed by all.

Immediately after Commencement, you are invited to attend a luncheon where you will be recognized with other dignitaries and Trustees. This event will be held in the elegant Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. duPont III Tower Room, atop the Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center on campus.

Please RSVP by emailing to confirm that you will be able to join us. We look forward to seeing you there to catch up and share many wonderful memories!

UB Alumni & Family Day @ Yankee Stadium @ Yankee Stadium
May 30 @ 6:35 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for UB Alumni & Family Day at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, May 30.  We hope to fill the stands with Purple Knights as the Yankees take on the Houston Astros!  Tickets start at $48, and the first 250 UB fans who purchase tickets through this offer will receive a special Yankees & UB logo hat.

Stop by the UB table behind section 129 before the game to check in with us and meet up with your friends!

Tickets can be purchased directly through the NY Yankees website.  Don’t forget to share your group link to invite your friends and be seated together!

Scribe Alumni “Almost Annual” Reunion @ Cortright Hall
Jul 21 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

UB Scribe alumni are invited to be our guests for the “almost annual” reunion this summer – with headlines and surprises only Scribe vets would love!  The event will begin with a 3:30pm tour of campus, followed by a 5:00pm dinner reception.

A discounted hotel rate will be available for guests of this event on the nights July 20 and 21 at the Holiday Inn (1070 Main Street, Bridgeport).  This offer expires July 1, so book soon!  Please contact for hotel group rate information.

Alumni and guests are encouraged to RSVP by Thursday, July 19 at  You may also contact us at 203.576.4151 or