Geraldine S. Buchholz, Mystic, was inducted as a member of the University of New Haven (UNH) Order of the Golden Chargers at the 12th Annual Golden Charger Luncheon and Commencement Celebration on Saturday, June 6. This event took place during the Third Annual Alumni Weekend at UNH. Golden Chargers are UNH alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago or are over 70 years old.
Thirty-five alumni were inducted into the Order of the Golden Chargers during the luncheon, and honorary degrees were awarded to 48 UNH alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago with an associate’s degree from the former New Haven College.
In an emotional ceremony held on the anniversary of D-Day, which marks the first day of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, dozens of veterans also were recognized and applauded for their military service. All of those honored were able to earn their associate’s degrees, but were unable for a variety of reasons to return to college to earn their bachelor’s.