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UNH Recognized as a “Kindness University”

Release Date:
5/2/2013 12:00 AM

Lindsay Bugryn, random acts of kindness, 500px Lindsay Bugryn, Miss UNH 2013


The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has named UNH a “Kindness University.” The distinction comes in recognition of senior Lindsay Bugryn’s work with the organization. Bugryn, who was recently crowned Miss University of New Haven, is promoting the work of the organization on campus as part of her pageant platform.

“Kindness can bring the University together as one and make the friendly reputation of the school even better,” she told the Charger Bulletin.

UNH is one of only three Kindness Universities in Connecticut, joining Eastern Connecticut State and the University of Connecticut. Random Acts of Kindness is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization. The foundation’s purpose is to encourage individuals to perform random acts of kindness on a daily basis.

Bugryn is handing out paper flowers throughout campus with Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) cards. Those who receive a flower should perform a random act of kindness and then pass the card along. Some examples are holding the door for someone, letting someone else take an open parking space or helping someone with a homework assignment.

When people receive a random act of kindness or perform one, they are encouraged to visit Bugryn’s Random Acts of Kindness Facebook page to share their story.

Learn more about Bugryn’s work.


The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico and California. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.