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‘Like Building an Airplane in Mid-Flight’

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea, director of the School of Business' Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea, director of the School of Business’ Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) will be signing copies of his book, “The Ragged Edge” on April 25 at the Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford. Proceeds from books sold that evening will benefit the EBV. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn’s Mike Zacchea Describes Many Challenges He Faced as First U.S. Military Adviser to New Iraqi Army

In his new book, “The Ragged Edge,” set for release on April 1, U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea shares the staggering hardships and unique challenges of the U.S. mission to build an Iraqi Army virtually from scratch. Continue Reading


Intern of the Year

Lindsey Gilson, a senior studying Management and Engineering for Manufacturing, was awarded Intern of the Year by the American Society of Engineering Education. Gilson, a native of Trumbull, Conn., interned with Unilever in Minneapolis last year. Gilson will graduate this May. (UConn Foundation)
Lindsey Gilson, a senior studying Management and Engineering for Manufacturing, was awarded Intern of the Year by the American Society of Engineering Education. Gilson, a native of Trumbull, Conn., interned with Unilever in Minneapolis last year. Gilson will graduate this May. (UConn Foundation)

MEM Student Lindsey Gilson’s Dual Expertise Saved Unilever More than $1 Million

During the eight months that UConn senior Lindsey Gilson worked at Unilever, she led two projects that saved the company over $1 million and improved its inventory system. Continue Reading


Cinthia B. Satornino Joins Business Faculty

Cinthia B. Satornino (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Cinthia B. Satornino (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professor Contributes to White House Agenda on Fostering Success Among Hispanic College Students

Newly hired UConn professor Cinthia Beccacece Satornino hopes to use her expertise as part of a White House educational initiative to assist Hispanic students in completing their college education. Continue Reading


MBA Team Triumphs

Pictured from left: Wei Wang '17, Juliet Greenblatt '18, Ankur Jain '18, and Brad Goodman '17 (UConn School of Business)
Pictured from left: Wei Wang ’17, Juliet Greenblatt ’18, Ankur Jain ’18, and Brad Goodman ’17 (UConn School of Business)

Analytical Skills, Personal Warmth Help MBA Team Finish Prominently in National Case Competition

For Brad Goodman ’17, a second-year student in the Full-time MBA program, the recent victory in a prominent case competition was more than just exciting; it was a dress rehearsal for his career. Continue Reading


2017 ‘Legacy’ Students

Jeffrey Noonan, left, and Kavisha Thakkar have been selected as two of UConn’s Leadership Legacy scholars, an honor bestowed on the University’s most exceptional students, who have demonstrated leadership, personal accomplishment and academic excellence. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Jeffrey Noonan, left, and Kavisha Thakkar have been selected as two of UConn’s Leadership Legacy scholars, an honor bestowed on the University’s most exceptional students, who have demonstrated leadership, personal accomplishment and academic excellence. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Two Business Undergrads Honored as among University’s Most Promising

Kavisha Thakkar is planning a career as a physician, but is also pursuing a dual degree in accounting, so that she can better understand the healthcare-payment system and assist her future patients. Continue Reading


Finance Professors Honored for Research

Jose Martinez, left, and Namho Kang have both been presented with highly prestigious awards. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Jose Martinez, left, and Namho Kang have both been presented with highly prestigious awards. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Martinez, Kang Honored for Outstanding Research on Investment Perceptions, Practices

Finance professors Jose Martinez and Namho Kang have both received prestigious recognitions for their separate research endeavors. Continue Reading


Pushing the Knowledge Frontier

Professor James Marsden (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Professor James Marsden (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professor Marsden Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Information Systems

OPIM professor James Marsden, a 24-year School of Business faculty member, has received an international, lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the field of information systems. Continue Reading


Retirement Beckons

Cliff Nelson is retiring this semester after 19 years at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Cliff Nelson is retiring this semester after 19 years at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professor Nelson and His Never-Give-Up Outlook Will Be Missed

Don’t misunderstand Cliff Nelson.

It isn’t that he dislikes the students for whom accounting comes easily. They’re great. It’s just that the ones who struggle, persist and keep fighting until they understand the concepts—they’re the ones he enjoys the most. Continue Reading


Wisdom from the Experts

The third Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference was held in October at Mohegan Sun, attracting some of the world's top executives from a vast variety of industries. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
The third Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference was held in October at Mohegan Sun, attracting some of the world’s top executives from a vast variety of industries. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference Offers Plethora of Advice for Rising Executives

Transition is one of the most challenging aspects of leadership, but the ability to take charge in times of company turmoil or personal upheaval is the mark of a great leader.

That was the message that some of the world’s top executives, from a vast variety of industries, shared at the third Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference in October at Mohegan Sun. Continue Reading


Women MBAs Connect at UConn-Sponsored NAWMBA Event

Insurance executive Melissa Cummings ’98 MBA urges women to be more gutsy in their career pursuits. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Insurance executive Melissa Cummings ’98 MBA urges women to be more gutsy in their career pursuits. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

School of Business Lead Education Sponsor for National Association of Women MBAs Conference

The path to a top executive position isn’t a straight line, but, instead, a series of zig-zags that build competence, expertise and wisdom.

That’s what Melissa B. Cummings ’98 MBA, senior vice president and chief customer officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, told hundreds of women MBA students and graduates. Continue Reading