Support the Michael J. Whalen Award for Excellence in Journalism!
Michael J. Whalen Award for Excellence in Journalism A Project of CLAS Department of Journalism: Journalism Fund
Mike Whalen '70 (CLAS) was only 36 years old when he was killed by an impaired driver in 1979. Already a veteran of several newspapers in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, he was assistant metropolitan desk editor at the Courant at the time of his death. He also had been editor-in-chief of the Daily Campus.
Established in his honor, the Michael J. Whalen Award for Excellence in Journalism is awarded every spring to a student, selected by a committee of his friends and former colleagues.
For more information or to give to another Department of Journalism fund, please contact the UConn Foundation at (800) 269-9965 or (860) 486-5000.
To discuss options for making a gift of more than $5,000, please contact a CLAS development officer.