News Release

March 27, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Milestone for UConn Health Center Auxiliary

Will Celebrate 40 Years of Service to Health Center Community April 18

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The University of Connecticut Health Center Auxiliary will mark 40 years of service to the Health Center community with an anniversary celebration Saturday, April 18.

It starts at 3:30 p.m. with a free celebratory tea in the Health Center’s Keller Lobby. Wine and light refreshments will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Immediately following, in the Keller Auditorium, will be a jazz performance in by Collective Expression from The Artists Collective, an ensemble of graduate students from the Jackie MacLean Institute of Jazz at the Hartt School of Music. Tickets to the jazz performance and wine reception are $25.

The public is invited and is asked to RSVP by Friday, April 10. An RSVP form is available for download at

The UConn Health Center Auxiliary supports the Health Center through fundraising and volunteer efforts. More information about the Auxiliary is available online at, by e-mail at, or by phone at 860-679-8004.

To get to the UConn Health Center main entrance: Entering the campus from Route 4, at the first stop sign, continue straight. Bear left at the fork and continue up the hill. The main entrance is straight past the next stop sign. Visitor parking is available on the other side of the gate. Directions to the UConn Health Center are available at

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