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Congratulations HDFS Scholarship Recipients 2021


Award Recipients 2020-2021

Congratulations to all of the UConn HDFS award winners this year!

HDFS Faculty Awards:

If you weren’t able to attend, you can see the award and career transition announcements here

HDFS Graduate Student Awards:

HDFS Undergraduate Student Awards:

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Involvement in HDFS Research:  Julie Brisson
  • Outstanding Senior in HDFS award: Abby Stepka


Congratulations to our Class of 2021 PhD graduates: Sumbleen Ali, Ellen Pudney, and Anne Thompson Heller!

Congratulations to Ryan Watson, who will officially be a tenured associate professor as of August, 2021!

Congratulations to Alaina Brenick, winner of the CLAS Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Students!

Congratulations to Louisa Baker (HDFS PhD ’13) UConn Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning University Teaching Award for Outstanding Adjunct Professor!

HDFS Graduates 2021

Master of Arts and PhD, HDFS Undergraduates, Early Childhood Development

Monthly Faculty Spotlight

Beth Russell

Beth Russell

July 2021

Graduate Spotlight

Anne Thompson Heller, MA

Anne Thompson_Heller

May 2021

Luckey Family Studies Lecture- Feb 3, 2021
Coll- Flyer
"Racism and inequality: Mechanisms behind the impact of Covid-19 on BIPOC families and children"

Presented by Cynthia Garcia Coll, PhD

Osher Lifelong Learning InstituteOsher Life Long Learning Institute VIDEO

"Age is NOT a number,
but an attitude!"

See the video