On Friday, April 27, 2012, the UConn School of Business inducted alumni with outstanding achievements in business into their 19th Annual Hall of Fame Celebration which was held in Hartford, Connecticut. The School’s Hall of Fame was established in 1993 to recognize the outstanding business and community achievements of its alumni and students. Since then, over 100 alumni have been inducted.
This year’s alumni inductees are Melinda T. Brown ’77, ’85 MBA, Senior Vice President, Global Financial Shared Services, PepsiCo Inc.; Gerald “Jerry” D. DesRoches ’82, Managing Director, Wealth & Tax Advisory Services, Inc.; Sheldon F. Kasowitz ’83, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Indus Capital Partners LLC; and Edward M. Satell ’57, President, CEO & Founder, Progressive Business Publications.
Cigna received the Outstanding Strategic Partner Award. Recognition was also given to the UConn School of Business Ackerman Scholars and Annual Faculty Award recipients.
Ten School of Business students were also honored as Hall of Fame Student Fellows. The Student Fellows awardees are: Undergraduate Program: Ricardo A. Hernandez, Elise K. Prairie, and Liang Jian Wu; Full-time MBA Program: Eric Chang; Hartford Part-time MBA Program: Kinga Gawron; Stamford Part-time MBA Program: Michael J. Zacchea; Waterbury Part-time MBA Program: Thomas E. Manning II; Hartford EMBA Program: Marcella Ferrara; MS in Accounting Program: Bruce B. Monahan; and Ph.D. Program: Hieu V. Phan.
Pictured: (L-R Front) Ida Chaplinski, Cigna HR Leadership Development Manager and Melinda T. Brown ’77 ’85 MBA, Senior Vice President, Global Financial Shared Services, PepsiCo Inc. (L-R Back) Gerald D. DesRoches ’82, Managing Director, Wealth & Tax Advisory Service; Edward M. Satell ’57, President, CEO & Founder, Progressive Business Publications; Karla H. Fox, Interim Dean, UConn School of Business; and Sheldon F. Kasowitz ’83, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Indus Capital Partners, LLC.