Quinnipiac is a unique community of dynamic leaders, innovative thinkers and passionate individuals. We're sharing stories of some of the people, programs and places that make QU shine.
Hope Against the Odds
A Quinnipiac history professor and a Boston-based artist are collaborating to create a graphic novel on Ireland's Great Hunger. A moving story of suffering and love, the book follows three children who survive the famine.
From Military to Medicine
After serving in the Middle East, veterans Frank Ruiz and Jose Burgos returned home with a new sense of purpose. The first-year medical students hope to improve care for veterans and active military personnel.
Caring for a Nation
Chelsea True '13 spent the fall fighting the Ebola outbreak at its source in West Africa. Helping underserved populations in high-risk situations is nothing new for the School of Nursing graduate.
In a Class of Their Own
Inspired to help struggling schoolchildren in South Africa, a recent School of Business graduate raised money to deliver a new classroom to kids halfway around the globe.
Bright Futures Await
Criminal justice major and QU basketball player Marquis Barnett overcame many obstacles along his journey to a college degree. He's just one among many standout students in this year's graduating class.
Pop singer Jason Derulo electrified the crowd at the TD Bank Sports Center on May 1. The show was the "Wake the Giant" spring concert, an annual tradition at Quinnipiac for more than 20 years.
Q&A with NBC's Richard Engel
In June 2015, Quinnipiac awarded its annual Fred Friendly First Amendment Award to Richard Engel, NBC's chief foreign correspondent. Engel paused for a Q&A session with Lee Kamlet, dean of the School of Communications.
University researchers are investigating pollution in the Quinnipiac River. They hope that their findings will add to the knowledge of potential environmental pollutants and benefit those who use the river for recreation and fishing.
To Their Credit
At Quinnipiac, student-athletes are students first. The men's hockey team is particularly known for its culture of success in the classroom - not to mention its impressive accomplishments on the ice.
Quinnipiac is offering engineering programs in four of the fastest growing fields. Students are eager to tackle some of society’s most pressing problems with engineering know-how.
No Limits on Fun
A trio of physical therapy students and dozens of volunteers hosted a camp for kids with limb loss.
The Fruits of Their Labor
Two biology students have spent part of their summer researching fruit flies in the hopes that their findings could eventually be used to combat neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS.
Beating the Burn
This summer, a Quinnipiac professor and student in the School of Communications are promoting sun safety by sending the right messages. Through their research they hope to fight skin cancer and increase sunscreen use among the general population.
Navigating the Digital Frontier
The new Advertising and Integrated Communications program is giving students the skills to develop recognizable and successful company brands using digital technologies and social media.
Gaming the System
The product of a year-long collaboration between the School of Nursing and the game design and development program is giving nursing students a break from their textbooks and putting them in the middle of a fun and hectic hospital setting.
Learning From What Remains
Students and faculty helped investigate Hungarian burial sites from the Middle Bronze Age to study how people once lived.
Honoring Irish Leadership
Taoiseach Enda Kenny, prime minister of Ireland, received an honorary degree from Quinnipiac and toured Ireland's Great Hunger Museum.
Success in the 'Shark Tank'
In a lecture, Daymond John described how he set a goal to develop his own fashion brand, ultimately created a global fashion empire and landed a starring role on ABC’s hit reality show, “Shark Tank.”
QU Family Fun
More than 6,000 people attended Parents and Family Weekend, Oct. 9-11. It was a perfect time for students and their families to explore the University, enjoy the weekend's events and spend time making new memories.
A Pirates Course
Professor Sasha Turner’s course navigates through history to debunk the stereotypes and explore the economic and political realities of actual pirates of the Caribbean.
Director Linda Mendoza, whose credits include “Black•ish,” “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” worked with students as they helped produce her one-woman show, “Cursed: My Road to Hollywood,” in the Buckman Theater.
Veteran on a Creative Mission
Five years ago, U.S. Navy veteran Ayanna Wright rediscovered her passion for creativity in the unlikeliest of places. Now Quinnipiac’s School of Communications is helping her turn that passion into a promising future.
Pictures Uncover the Past
Students and professors are uncovering answers about the life and death of an infant and a woman, likely from the 1800s, by using X-ray, MRI and CT images of their mummified remains.
Bracing for Impact
Orthopedic surgeon Michael Campbell, who graduated in 1999 with a BS in physical therapy, recently performed groundbreaking surgery on a patient to correct deformities and ease the pain caused by adult rickets.
Folios on the Famine
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University published a second series of Famine Folios, a collection of essays that covers various aspects of the Irish Famine, the worst demographic catastrophe of 19th-century Europe.
Fifty Quinnipiac students and nine faculty members attended the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Barcelona, Spain, to hear from world leaders and discuss with a global audience how to work toward a more harmonious world.
Success with Heart & Drive
Quinnipiac entrepreneurship students won a record four prizes at the Connecticut State Business Plan Competition on Dec. 11 for two innovative business ventures, Have a Heart and JC’s Driving School.
First-year law students rolled up their sleeves to apply what they learned during fall semester in a real-life collaboration with 60 practicing lawyers working a fictional case.
Students traveled to South Africa and eight other countries during winter break to enhance their education, experience other cultures and better understand their role as global citizens.
Rebuilding After War
Decorated veteran and Quinnipiac alumna, Col. Caroline Toffoli ’83, wages a different kind of battle in the wake of war in the Middle East.
Unlimited Fun on the Slopes
Going downhill has never been so uplifting for children with disabilities, thanks to Quinnipiac students and faculty who taught them how to ski using adaptive equipment as part of the Skiers Unlimited program.
New Degree for a Stronger Haiti
Physical therapy professor Julie Booth and two QU students helped develop one of the first occupational and physical therapy degree programs in Haiti, whose citizens are still struggling with the injuries caused by the devastating 2010 earthquake.
From Classroom to Campaign Trail
Quinnipiac students stumped for their favorite presidential candidates, rubbed elbows with media personalities and attended fiery rallies in New Hampshire for the first-in-the-nation primary.
The Puck Stops Here
A recent New York Times article featured the growth and success of Quinnipiac’s nationally ranked men’s and women’s ice hockey programs that have made the University “an epicenter of college hockey.”
New Era in Athletics
Greg Amodio, the new director of athletics and recreation, has an exciting vision for the future of Quinnipiac sports and a clear focus on capturing more national championships.
Getting into the G.A.M.E.
Quinnipiac’s Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) VI Forum attracts some of the sharpest minds in finance to discuss the industry’s most pressing issues, and QU student organizers are in the center of the action.
Rewarding Home Work
Quinnipiac students spent a week hammering, drilling and hanging drywall at Habitat for Humanity sites in three states. Their work helped to strengthen homes, communities and their own personal and professional skills.
Creating Healthier Communities
Students in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine opened the Bobcat Community Health Clinic in Bridgeport to provide health screenings to underserved people. They are gaining much more than they are giving.
Sharing Tips of the Trade
Alumna Jill Ann Bouffard ’01 advanced her career at ESPN by being prepared for the job she was hired to do—and having the agility and skills to thrive when her role changed. That was just one tip shared at the annual School of Communications Media Mashup.
Recycling & Rethinking Fashion
Students created outfits with recycled materials as part of a spring semester course that culminated with an Earth Day fashion show. For one marketing major, the experience laid the groundwork for a career in eco-fashion.
Students in our graduate programs arrived with vastly different backgrounds, experiences and goals. At Quinnipiac, they found a place where they could advance their professional knowledge, hone their skills, build networks and carve out a path to success. Here are a few of their stories.
As Commencement approaches, graduating seniors can look back at the pivotal moments during their time at Quinnipiac—the conversations, travels and new friendships—that brought clarity to the uncertain horizon they encountered when they first arrived on campus and vision for the one ahead.