Who’s Who — Bleed Blue Edition
We’ve all been there. You are sitting around with a group of friends and all they can do is brag about their school. This famous person went there, this great athlete went there, this TV star went there. And on and on . . . and on.
UConn alumni and friends now have a great resource as they issue a retort to those friends, “Oh yeah! Well, guess who went to my school!” There’s a new website at UConn Foundation that brags a little — well maybe more than a little — about some of the outstanding and famous people that have passed through our portals.
Answer Me This
David Ushery ’89 (CLAS) and Molly Qerim ’06 (CLAS)
Wally Lamb ’72 (ED), ’77 MA and Ann Beattie ’70 (CLAS)
Ray Allen and Rebecca Lobo ’95 (CLAS)
Richard Mastracchio ’82 (ENG) and Franklin Chang-Diaz ’73 (ENG), ’90 H.
Who Am I?
Jackie Burns ’02 (SFA)
Broadway actress, starred as Elphaba in “Wicked.”
Kartik Chandran ’99 Ph.D
Kartik Chandran ’99 Ph.D.: MacArthur “Genius Grant” award-winner for groundbreaking work to transform wastewater into valuable resources like fertilizers and energy.
Bobby Moynihan ’99 (SFA)
Actor, comedian, impressionist; cast member on “Saturday Night Live.”
Diana Taurasi ’05 (CLAS)
Olympic gold medalist, winner of three WNBA championships, inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.