Before Dan Toscano ’87 and his wife Tresa Toscano, endowed two full-ride scholarships to the School of Business, they, too, were students who struggled financially. Continue Reading
The University of Connecticut’s downtown hub stands about 100 miles from its main campus. But it is no distant outpost.
UConn’s business school exemplifies the increasing prominence of the university in Stamford. Enrollment is growing and a major conference held last week reflects university officials’ view of the Stamford campus as an equal to the one in Storrs. Continue Reading
Focus on Hispanic High School/College Students Could Reverse Educational Slide in Our Country
The United States is no longer the top-ranking nation in terms of college degree attainment; the U.S. has the highest college dropout rate (estimated between 40 and 49 percent) among the industrialized nations. Continue Reading
Right People, Strong Culture Are Keys to Success, say Experts at ‘CEO Evolution’ Program
Two prominent executives in the software and technology industry credited their companies’ enduring successes, in large part, to well-chosen employees and a vibrant corporate culture. Continue Reading
Timothy B. Folta Will Oversee the Academy of Management’s Business Policy and Strategy Division
Management professor Timothy B. Folta has been elected to a five-year term overseeing the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management.
With a global membership of more than 5,000, the division is the second largest within the Academy of Management. The five-year commitment involves a series of responsibilities, including designing the annual conference program, and culminating in the chairmanship. Continue Reading
Professor Kivenzor: Business Games Stimulate Adult Learners, Elicit Creative Solutions
In the graduate class he teaches on Marketing for Global Competitiveness, Professor Greg Kivenzor plays the role of chief shaman of an Amazon tribe, with some of the students playing the role of tribe members. Continue Reading
UConn MBA Student Assists Small Business Company
When Gina DePuma was diagnosed with celiac disease 10 years ago, forcing her to abstain from eating traditional pasta, it was nothing short of a crisis in the DePuma family.
“My wife is Italian, and she just loves pasta,’’ recalled John DePuma, a professional chef. “I said, ‘I have to find a solution to that!’ It really was a labor of love.’’
Sophomore Jessenia ‘Jes’ Nieves has toured much of New England during her life, but longs to see the world beyond the USA.
This summer she had the chance to travel to Austria and Hungary with the Business Connections Learning Community, UConn’s dedicated residence and career incubator for select freshmen and sophomores pursuing business careers. Continue Reading
“The UConn School of Business was the foundation for everything I did in my career. It set me on a great course,” said Eugene F. Martin III, ’87, ’89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co. “If a career is a pyramid, you need a strong foundation. That came from my education at UConn.” Continue Reading