Category: People in the News

North Haven Resident Recognized for Establishing First Annual Day of Awareness in the Country for Rare Bone Disorder

In 2016, LaPrade began the process of sharing her story with lawmakers at the State Capitol. This summer, the day of awareness was made official with the passage and signage of Public Act 17-204.

/ December 4, 2017

Sen. Fasano Supports Annual Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive

Sen. Fasano also presented Vinnie Penn with a citation, introduced by him and State Senator George Logan (R-Ansonia), recognizing two decades of service running the Stuff-A-Bus fundraiser and raising awareness for hunger throughout our state.

/ November 16, 2017

Quinnipiac University professor’s comedic documentary selected to be screened at film festivals in New Hampshire, Texas and St. Louis

“Mickey’s Pets,” which premiered at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in August, has been selected to be screened at the New Hampshire Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival and the St. Louis International Film Festival.

/ September 22, 2017

Quinnipiac University’s Future Teachers Organization earns second consecutive Outstanding Local Excellence Award

The award recognizes local student chapters that have achieved excellence throughout the year by providing members with leadership and development opportunities in the areas of teacher quality, community outreach and political action.

/ July 6, 2017

Quinnipiac University to present Fred Friendly First Amendment Award to ‘NBC Nightly News’ Anchor Lester Holt

Quinnipiac presents the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award to honor those who have shown courage and forthrightness in preserving the rights set forth in the First Amendment.

/ June 6, 2017

Rep. Yaccarino Tours Liuzzi, Promotes Local Small Business

The tour, led by Domenic Liuzzi owner and North Haven native, allowed Rep. Yaccarino to witness firsthand the workings of the business and its facility on 322 State Street.

/ April 28, 2017

Ray Andrewsen, general manager of WQUN-AM 1220, to receive Hamden’s Citizen of the Year Award

A native of North Haven, Andrewsen has a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. He has worked at WQUN for 20 years, during which time he has conducted thousands of interviews with community leaders and people of interest.

/ January 31, 2017

William Kohlhepp of North Haven elected president of the Physician Assistant Education Association board

Kohlhepp, who also is a tenured professor in Quinnipiac’s physician assistant studies program, has been on the PAEA board of directors since 2010.

/ November 14, 2016

Sen. Len Fasano Re-Elected State Senate Republican Leader; Sen. Kevin Witkos Named Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore

Sen. Len Fasano represents the 34th Senate District communities of Durham, East Haven, North Haven and Wallingford. He has served as a state Senator since 2003 and was first elected to serve as Senate Minority Leader in 2014.

/ November 10, 2016

Quinnipiac University to honor veterans and celebrate the launching of its Center for U.S. Veterans Rehabilitation

This event is sponsored by the Joining Forces initiative in the Quinnipiac University School of Nursing, which was launched in 2013 as part of a national initiative to educate faculty and health professionals about the needs and issues faced by...

/ November 2, 2016

Sen. Fasano Named 2016 “Children’s Champion”

Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano was presented with the 2016 “Children’s Champion” award by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance for his leadership on issues related to Connecticut’s young children.

/ September 9, 2016