Category Profiles

President Profiles

MICHAEL J. ADANTI Michael J. “Red” Adanti was born Jun. 23, 1940 in Derby, Conn. Adanti, class of 1963, was co-captain of the 1962 Owls football team as a center and linebacker.  Adanti was named to the Athletics Hall of Fame in 1990. After graduating from Southern, Adanti taught for several years in the Ansonia […]

Faculty Notes

Anne E. Seabury Anne E. Seabury became the school’s second Dean of Women in 1929. Seabury insisted that Normal School graduates also be proper young ladies who needed to learn proper dress, conversation and behavior. Seabury’s standard punishment for gum chewing was for the chewer to sit at attention for twenty minutes. Owen McDowell The […]

Founding Fathers

Arthur B. Morrill Arthur Boothby Morrill was born on April 16, 1853, in Portland, Maine. An accomplished student, he was admitted to Yale College in 1869. After graduation, Morrill returned to Maine where he took several teaching positions. While Morrill was in Maine, a few of his Yale classmates were working with the Connecticut State […]