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Huckenbeck honored by UConn Club
May 2, 1997

The end of an academic year means time to recognize some outstanding members of the UConn community who have gone above the call of duty.

For Ann L. Huckenbeck, assistant vice president of enrollment management, the end of the year means both recognition and retirement. She was recognized at two awards ceremonies this week.

Huckenbeck received the Connecticut School Counselor Association Special Recognition Award Thursday and will receive the UConn Club Outstanding Contribution Award tonight for her support of the Division of Athletics.

Huckenbeck's work with the division has included mentoring and counseling student-athletes during her tenure as assistant dean in the School of Business Administration. She also has been active in helping to formulate a master plan for intercollegiate athletics at UConn. Since 1981, she has served on the Athletic Advisory Committee, and in 1986 she co-authored the Presidential Task Force Report on Athletics. She also has served on the Division I Football Committee.

Huckenbeck earned her bachelor's degree in English, her master's degree in education and her Ph.D. in educational administration, all from UConn - and after raising a family.

Huckenbeck's contributions to UConn have gone beyond athletics. She has served on the Executive Committee of the University Senate, on the 1996 Presidential Search Committee, and on the UConn Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Along with Huckenbeck at the UConn Club Awards ceremony, Robert W. Schaefer of Norwich, '67, '70, will receive the Red O'Neil Award, given to UConn graduates who, after athletic participation at UConn, have excelled in their professions.

Schaefer played three varsity baseball seasons at UConn (1964-1966). After graduation, he played three seasons of minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. He then settled his family in Norwich, earned a master's degree in education and began a second career as a high school teacher and coach. He later rejoined baseball as a manager and is now director of player development for the Boston Red Sox.


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