Author: Gorman, Kimberly

SSS Students Testify At Legislative Hearing

SSS students Pierre Fils, Stephanie O’Neill, and Britney Reynolds (also a McNair Scholar) were among dozens of college students from throughout the state who testified at the Appropriations Committee Public Hearing on the Governor’s Budget Proposals Impacting the State’s Higher Education Agencies on Feb. 15, 2018. The three students shared with legislators their personal stories on the positive and transformational impact that being a UConn student, and a SSS participant, has had on their lives. Each student expressed their concerns about how they and future UConn students might be negatively impacted by proposed budget cuts to the university.

Their testimonies may be viewed at the following link:  (Pierre’s testimony can be found 37 minutes into the video; Stephanie’s 1:39:39 in; and Britney’s 1:58:28 in.) Enjoy!


SSS Honors Seniors and Academic Achievers

The annual UConn SSS Academic Achiever Awards Ceremony was held on April 6, 2017 at the Alumni Center Great Hall on the Storrs campus. The ceremony honors graduating seniors and students who earned a 3.0 or higher GPA for the fall semester.

Graduating seniors received a medal, to be worn during commencement. Students earning a 3.0 or higher received a medal, while those earning a 3.5 or higher received a pin. This year’s senior speakers were Austin Colbert and Jessica Jaramillo. Leann McLaren was the 3.0 and 3.5 speaker. Vice Provost Dr. Sally Reis and Dr. Fiona Vernal, professor of history, received faculty awards for their dedication and commitment to the SSS program and its students.

SSS congratulates its seniors on their successful college careers at UConn and upcoming graduation, as well as the students who worked hard to earn a 3.0 GPA or higher!

SSS Launches Education Abroad Program in Prague

ponte-carlos-karluv-mostUConn Student Support Services is launching a new summer education abroad program in Prague, Czech Republic. The three-week, faculty-led program will take place May 18-June 10, 2017. Students will stay at Charles University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe, and earn four-credits while immersed in the culture and arts of this beautiful city. In addition to SSS Summer in Prague, the SSS Summer in London, England and Cape Town, South Africa programs offer SSS students the opportunity for a unique international educational experience designed exclusively for them.