USJ Honors Alumna Ann Uccello’44, H’71, DAA’78

Ann Uccello receiving her honorary doctorate degree from USJ in 1971

“We are deeply saddened to learn of Ann Uccello’s passing.  She was a strong, accomplished, and fearless woman who gave her talents to the community, University and city that she loved.  She inspired women to believe in and pursue their potential, and she inspired all those with whom she worked to believe that harnessing the talents of all citizens would advance the common good.”
Rhona Free, President
University of Saint Joseph

Ann Uccello ’44, H’71, DAA’78  
Ann Uccello was a graduate of the Class of 1944, received a Doctoral Honorary Degree in 1971 and received the Distinguished Alumna Award in 1978.

On November 28, 2017, University of Saint Joseph hosted, “Powerful Voices: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy.” This event commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the election of Ann Uccello ’44 as Mayor of Hartford, the first woman in the United States to be elected Mayor of a capital city. The event also celebrated the creation of the Uccello Fund for Women’s Leadership–a fund designed to support leadership training for women. 

October 2019: Ann Uccello (sitting) with her sister Nellie Uccello ’44, Rhona Free, Mayor Luke Bronin and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz