Greeks came out in full force to welcome UConn’s newest president. We’re talking, of course, about the nation and not the nation of fraternities. Many readers were captivated by Thomas Katsouleas’s Greek origins and tales of summers spent swimming off those coasts. These days @PrezTomKat, as he’s known on Twitter, can be found swimming laps at the just-opened Student Rec Center. And please:

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UConn Magazine Summer 2019

The Next Wave

I received my masters in chemical engineering from UConn and we both are Greek citizens, so I look forward to meeting President Katsouleas.  Juan Nicolaidis ’75 MS, Judibana, Venezuela, South America, via e-mail and web

Tell the new boss he’s about an hour and a half away from Matunuck, Rhode Island, home of the best reef break on the East Coast. I’ll keep an eye peeled for the guy with the upside-down Jonathan logo on his fin. Go Huskies!Lee Fontaine ’88 MBA, Wakefield, R.I., via e-mail

100 and Counting

➼ It was great catching up with Col. Morton Katz in the summer issue. I joined the 411th Civil Affairs in June of 1962, after receiving my commission through ROTC. Col. Katz was one of the best commanders I served under in my 27-plus years. May he have many more years!  Alan Glaubinger ’62 (BUS) Louisville, Ky., via e-mail

Thank you Loretta for this great story of a truly great American! Mr. Katz is a genuine role model, particularly for our four sons, all of whom attended UConn — two are still there and our eldest is in medical school. Mike McGlone, Weston, Conn., via our website

Tom’s Trivia

I did not think the answer to # 3 could have been C (that in the late ’50s UConn Storrs would be used as the state capital in the event of a nuclear attack). Although the Wilbur Cross Highway was in place in 1958, the Route 195 connector between Route 32 and (then) U.S. 44-A had not been built. The logistics alone of moving everything from Hartford to Storrs would have been quite an undertaking. Then again, strange schemes by our state government didn’t start in the 21st century. I always look forward to the trivia questions even though (like most) I was only on campus for a few years. Keep ’em coming. Carl Robbins ’72 (CLAS), Hamden, Conn., via our website

The Fortunate Ones?

I belong to an organization called Friends of Pleasant Bay on Cape Cod, and we have sponsored research about, and harvesting of, horseshoe crabs. Although I have followed those studies, I learned a great deal from this article. Thanks for a great magazine. Roy Terwilliger ’58 (MS), Harwich, Mass., via e-mail


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