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UConn website named best
among Connecticut's educational institutions
November 2, 1998

The University's website - UConnWeb - has been named the best website in the category of educational institutions in the annual Connecticut's Best Website Contest, hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut.

The award was presented during a ceremony last Wednesday in New Haven and accepted by Mark J. Roy UConnWeb manager. Also attending the event were Katherina Sorrentino, manager of computer consulting and support, and Haleh Ghaem, UConnWeb technical support and manager of the MacLab.

UConnWeb ( includes home pages that take users to all of UConn's various websites. The home pages include specialized menus for continuing and prospective students, faculty and staff, alumni and visitors, and Husky fans.

The site was redesigned last March to incorporate the University's new graphic identity. Revisions to refine the look and bring it into line with the new graphic standards will be made by the end of this semester.

Criteria for the award included marketing strategy, creativity in graphics and copy, interactivity, technical innovation, and overall relevance.

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut is a non-profit organization consisting of MIT alumni and other professionals that helps emerging high-tech companies in start-up and expansion.

The Forum's marketing/publicity committee started the awards program in 1997. The committee chair is Drew Crandall, UConn Class of 1977 and president of a marketing and research firm in Vernon, KEEP IN TOUCH.

Other 1998 winners were the New Haven Register ( in the business category; and Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation ( in the non-profit category.