A message from the Dean

Dear CAHNR Alumni and Friends,

Recently, one turn of a tassel changed the lives of hundreds of students. On May 7 and 9, 2022, the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) held in-person commencements and celebrated the achievements of our undergraduate and graduate students. To say that these were momentous occasions would not be an exaggeration.

Commencement is one of my most treasured aspects of higher education. In addition to being a time-honored tradition, it reminds everyone – from students and faculty to families and alumni – of what CAHNR graduates are capable of. They hold the promise of a sustainable world, a healthy society, and a resilient environment. Their CAHNR education has prepared them to make an impact, no matter how big or small, for people and places around the world and right in our own backyard. During their UConn careers, they have faced adversity and moved mountains to complete their degrees during challenging times. There is no limit to their potential, now or in the future.

As they move forward on their post-UConn path, these talented graduates join the ranks of our alumni network – over 20,000 strong and growing – a community for which I am truly grateful. Thank you all for your continued support of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources and Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture.

I wish you all a safe and healthy summer. Go Huskies.

Indrajeet Chaubey, Dean and Director