When the University of Hartford was incorporated just over 50 years ago by business and community leaders, they envisioned a center of education and culture for Greater Hartford. At its core, it would be a university for the community created by the community.
The University has come a long way since its humble beginnings on Hartford’s last remaining farm, evolving from a local school for commuters into a comprehensive university that attracts students from throughout the world. Yet it remains true to its original mission of serving as a valued resource for individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout the Hartford region, offering hundreds of programs that serve the University and its neighbors every day. For close to 45 years listener supported WWUH has served an important role in the University's community service mission.
Ted Niehay wearing his WWUH jacket at the amazing Crazy Horse Memorial near Custer, South Dakota. Ted made a visit to the memorial this past June. For over 50 years sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (who by the way is responsible for the statue of Noah Webster in West Hartford Center) worked on what will eventually be the most massive sculpture ever created. Ziolkowski died 14 years ago but his wife and children continue the work on this "dream in granite." A lasting memorial to one of the last great indian leaders, Crazy Horse.