Memories of Southern

Southern is celebrating 125 years of academic excellence and community partnership, and we want your voice to be a part of the celebration! Send us your favorite memory from your time at Southern.

Southern Connecticut State University gave me a great education to launch my career in Journalism. Two of my favorite memories are working late into the evening on a Southern News deadline (where I was news editor and co-sports editor). And, my first day of news writing class when our instructor, Dick Conrad, an investigative reporter with the New Haven Register gave us all a number when he checked us in. Turns out the number was for a parcel of property in New Haven. Our task? Go out and do a title search on the property and find out who owned it and what condition the property was in. Talk to the neighbors, if we could and then report back on what we found. One of the best journalism exercises I ever did and have used this skill numerous other times throughout my career to dig into things. Thanks to Mr. Conrad, the late Robin Glassman, Jerry Dunklee and many others who taught me the value of good journalism (which is kind of needed in today’s world)!

Bob Mitchell, B.S.

Patricia Rose, Class of 1988

The capstone project my senior year. The project got me interested in securities/equities trading and investments.

Alba McGinnis, Class of 2004

Meeting my wife in SGA!

Anthony Ayala, Class of 2008

Traveling to Iceland was eye opening because I saw the world from a completely different perspective! I lived with students from Liverpool, an opportunity I gained through Southern’s relationship with LJMU. I made lifelong friendships and wouldn’t trade that month for anything.

Greg Gagliardi, Class of 2018

Sibling Night 2014

Rachel Cunha, Class of 2018

My last Homecoming Tailgate in 2017!

Alex Bachard, Class of 2018

Hiking west rock with my friends every spring!

Shantal Collins, Class of 2017

Attending all of SCSU’s homecoming celebrations. This picture is from my first one as an alumni! Can’t wait to attend this years 125th anniversary celebration!

Kim O’Brien, Class of 2017

Blizzard of 78’ Ramones at the Arcadia Ballroom, The Keg House, and the great men’s gymnastic teams coached by Abie Grossfeld. Ultimate Frisbie with Coach Pasqualoni. Did I mention the Keg House?

John Caceci, Class of 1980

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