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Distinguished Alumni

Many UConn alumni help to bring the University to a new level through their innovative work and loyal support. The University of Connecticut Alumni Association has established numerous awards recognizing such outstanding contributions and achievements that play an important part in serving the University community. The following alumni were honored by the University of Connecticut Alumni Association in 2010:

Alumni Association Service Award

  • Richard Carbray ’75, owner and pharmacist, Apex Pharmacy & Home Care Center, has served the association as a member of the Board of Directors from 2000 to 2007, the treasurer from 2002 to 2003, as third vice president from 2003 to 2004, and as president from 2004 to 2005. He was awarded the University of Connecticut Alumni Association’s 2010 Alumni Association Service Award. The award is presented to an alumnus who has consistently provided exemplary service to th University community, enhancing the stature, success, and well-being of the University of Connecticut Alumni Association. Before his work with the association, Carbray was a member of the Board of Directors for the UConn Pharmacy Alumni Association. He served as their president from 1999 to 2001. Carbray currently serves on the UConn Alumni Association’s Strategic Planning Committee, Bylaws Committee, and the Gavel Society.

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Distinguished Alumni Award

  • David Stockton ’76, the director of the Division of Research and Statistics for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he studies market analysis to assist in monetary policy decisions, was honored with the University of Connecticut Alumni Association’s 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes the outstanding professional, personal, and civic achievements of men and women who are former students of the University of Connecticut. Stockton has served on the Board of Directors for the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SPIC), a non-profit corporation charted by the government to protect investors in the case of a brokerage firm being closed due to bankruptcy or other financial difficulties. Before his work with the Board, Stockton was a lecturer at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and Trinity University in Hartford, Conn.

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Honorary Alumni Award

  • Randy Edsall, formerly UConn’s head football coach, was awarded the University of Connecticut Alumni Association’s 2010 Honorary Alumni Award, which is presented time to time to a non-alumnus whose past, present, and potential impact on the University community qualifies them for alumni status. The honoree's professional, personal, civic and philanthropic pursuits reflect the high standards and values associated with the University of Connecticut, the Alumni Association and higher education.Edsall has 18 years of coaching experience; 15 seasons at the college level and three from the NFL. Under Edsall’s leadership, the football team rose to Division 1-A from Division 1-AA. He has led the team to win three bowl games, out of the program’s four appearances in six years.

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University Service Award

  • William Morlock ’57, chairman of the board of the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, was awarded the University of Connecticut Alumni Association’s University Service Award in 2010 for his multifaceted dedication to the university. Morlock is also the president of the Danbury Chapter of the Alumni Association, member of the Alumni Association’s Awards Committee, and former member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. He has raised thousands of dollars for the School of Business Alumni & Friends Society through the society’s annual golf tournament and is an avid UConn sports fan.

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Humanitarian Award

  • T. Scott Case ’92, chairman of Network for Food, a non-profit that makes it possible for anyone to donate to charities online, received with the University of Connecticut’s 2010 Humanitarian Alumni Award, which honors alumni who have made outstanding contributions to humanity. In 2001, Case co-founded The Rewards for Justice Fund in the aftermath of 9/11, with a mission to provide individuals a way to directly contribute to the war against terrorism. He is also the CEO and vice chairman for Malaria No More, a non-profit that motivates individuals and institutions in the private sector to help end deaths caused by malaria. He is best known co-founding the travel website However, his career began while he helped develop Precision Training Software, the world’s first PC-based simulated flight instructor and photo-realistic flight stimulator, while still a student at UConn. In 1996, he joined Walker Digital, where he helped to build a portfolio of intellectual property and was named an inventor on dozens of patents. From here, Case was able to launch several businesses.

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Faculty Excellence in Teaching (Graduate Level)

  • Bandana Purkayastha ’99 Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, is the recipient of the University of Connecticut Alumni Association’s 2010 Graduate Teaching award, which provides an incentive to encourage excellence in classroom teaching and thus to assist the University in its continuing efforts to attain the highest academic recognition. Purkayastha is active in her field, performing duties as the deputy editor of the Gender and Society, a leading journal on gender scholarship.
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