DESIGN & EDITING
Priscilla Cale '99, '06 MBA
Michael Deotte '98 MBA
Glen Richardson '83 MBA
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Alex delCampo '00; Frances Graham; Jeremy Pollack; Amanda Spada '09; and to all of the faculty, staff, alumni and friends who contributed to this publication
P. Christopher Earley
Linda Klein, George Plesko
DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
UCONN BUSINESS is published for alumni and friends of the University of Connecticut School of Business.
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Though common, family firms are nonetheless
unique. While the public's heads
are turned to grand scale of large publicly-held
multinational organizations, family
firms quietly serve as the brains behind
global innovations, the heart behind local,
national, and international philanthropy,
and the central nervous system of American
SCOPE, which stands for Sustainable
Community Outreach and Public Engagement,
is similar to the school's other
learning accelerators in that it is both
student and project focused. However,
its mission is quite different.
Today's difficult economy demands that firms find new
sources of competitive advantage. Recent research by
Professor Robert Bird finds an answer in one of the most
unlikely of sources – a firm's legal environment.
Robert K. Blair '61 shares his thoughts on the sociological issues of telecommuting from the perspective of a retired manager. Diana L. Timlin, CFRE, Director of Development at the UConn School of Business adds her thoughts about the generosity of the Searfoss family.
Includes information on: the new MBA ranking by Forbes, new Undergraduate ranking by US News, the new MS in Financial Risk Management program, the new BS in Business Administration at the regional campuses, the redesign of the MBA curriculum, and the strategic global partnerships of the UConn School of Business.
Includes information on: the annual Faculty Award winners, Ackerman Scholars, Lawrence Gramling named 2010 Honors Faculty Member of the Year, Center of Audit Quality Awards Fundting to Project by Andy Rosman, and Karla Fox Awarded AAUP Service Excellence Award.
We're pleased to present two Student Perspectives in this issue,
both from participants in the Social Entrepreneurship in Guatemala internship. Perspectives by Chris Martin '10 (CLAS) and Sean Butze '10 (BUSN).
This year's alumni inductees are Michael G. Koppel '78 and
Joseph E. Parsons '79. Fifteen School of Business students were
honored as Hall of Fame Fellows. The Travelers Companies, Inc.
received the Outstanding Strategic Partner Award.
For Jean M. LaVecchia, Vice President of
Human Resources at Northeast Utilities,
life can be mysterious – and hopeful.
From math to human resources, man-hole
covers to energy grids, Millstone to ethics
reform – LaVecchia has led the charge –
bringing about changes in industry and
education that affect not only how we live
and learn, but how we interact with each
other and the environment.
The UConn School of Business
would like to gratefully acknowledge
the following alumni and friends
who made gifts to the School of Business
during the fiscal year July 1, 2009
through June 30, 2010.
We value every gift and extend our
heartfelt thanks to all who gave so
generously of their time and support
to aid in the enhancement our the
Clinton G. Gartin is Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley's Investment Banking Division
and oversees the firm's health care franchise. He graduated from UConn in 1977 with a
BS in accounting and later earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He speaks to us about his experience at UConn and life afterward.
The NU Finance Academy, a two-and-a-half year program, which
began in 2008, is taught in partnership
with UConn School of Business Executive
Education faculty and experts from NU.
The company also partnered with the
UConn School of Education to help train
NU employees to be teachers.
Keith Fox, who graduated from the University of Connecticut
in 1980 with a major in marketing, was Keynote Speaker for the
2010 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies at the School
of Business. Addressing more than 700 graduating students
along with families, friends, and faculty, Fox wished the audience
a Happy Mother's Day, and then spoke of the dedication and
determination required to finally reach this important milestone.