It is with great sadness that I reach out to inform you of the passing of Emeritus Professor Dr. Michael Darre.
Mike served the College and the Department of Animal Science for 37 years, teaching popular courses, overseeing the Little International Livestock Show, and working on collaborative research projects related to poultry production. In addition, he was heavily involved in 4-H programs in the state and provided invaluable information to local poultry farmers and enthusiasts across New England for many years.
Mike received numerous awards for his teaching and public service and was deeply committed to the student experience. He devoted many weekends and evenings to facilitating co-curricular activities. Mike also represented our College in many university-wide committees and was active in the University Senate, particularly with issues related to curriculum and General Education. For many years, he served as University Marshal for Commencement and was instrumental in this important celebration’s transformation to its current form.
You could always count on Mike for a well-timed joke, dedication to his students and colleagues, and commitment to CAHNR. He will be missed by the Department of Animal Science, the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, and many within the University of Connecticut.
Indrajeet Chaubey, Dean and Director