Alumni


Serial Entrepreneur, UConn Alum Nadav Ullman Tackling Supply Chain Nightmare

UConn Today – When UConn alumnus and serial entrepreneur Nadav Ullman ‘12 (BUS) created Project N95, a national clearinghouse vetting PPE from around the world in the thick of the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, he discovered something more daunting than a shortage of surgical masks and gloves.

He realized the whole global supply chain process was broken.


The School of Business’ Popular Hall of Fame Ceremony To Resume In-Person Celebration

A group of celebrants during the in-person Hall of Fame Celebration in 2019 (Tom Hurlbut)
A group of celebrants during the in-person Hall of Fame Celebration in 2019 (Tom Hurlbut)

The School of Business will resume its in-person Hall of Fame celebration this year, honoring five prominent alumni at an elegant ceremony on April 22 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

“The Hall of Fame ceremony is one of the signature events at the School of Business,” said Dean John A. Elliott. “The event was established to recognize alumni whose professional achievements, character, and commitment to others have placed them among an elite group of graduates. We are looking forward to gathering to celebrate these five inductees, who exemplify the values of a UConn business education.”Continue Reading


An Epic UConn Love Story — in Eight Acts

UConn Magazine – You might think that what is possibly the greatest love story in the history of UConn would have ignited at a place like Mirror Lake or the Dairy Bar. But this epic Husky love story has its roots in The Jungle, as McConaughy Hall on the Storrs North Campus was iconically known. It was there in the late 1980s that eight women — most freshman residents of the third floor — and eight men —most freshman residents of the fourth floor — met and began dating.Continue Reading


Inaugural Alumni Case Competition to Help Bridgeport Youth Advocates Strengthen Their Organization’s Growth

Group of volunteers and participants in Connect-Us, based in Bridgeport. UConn is hosting an alumni case competition to benefit the non-profit (Contributed Photo)
Group of volunteers and participants in Connect-Us, based in Bridgeport. UConn is hosting an alumni case competition to benefit the non-profit (Contributed Photo)

Pam Lewis and her team at Connect-Us are fierce advocates for teenagers and young adults in Bridgeport, and the programs they run have been extremely successful.

Connect-Us accepts students and young adults, regardless of academic achievements, if they have a true desire to excel.

“Our programs reach young people in Bridgeport who do not have access to the same connections, resources, and opportunities as their peers who are growing up in other, more affluent areas of Fairfield County,” said Lewis, the founder and CEO.

“Through Connect-Us, young people in Bridgeport have new experiences with each other, with business professionals, and with adult volunteers,” she said. “They take new risks and learn skills that can be applied to their future, whether that’s going to college, entering the workforce, or any number of paths.”Continue Reading


Top Financial Experts Identify Risks, Opportunities During Well-Attended SPAC Conference

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With Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) exploding in growth and professional intrigue, the School of Business offered a financial conference to explore the business model, its advantages, and challenges.

Some 275 people participated in the UConn SPAC Conference, believed to be the first university-sponsored conference of its kind in the nation.Continue Reading


Retired Professor Offers $100K Matching Gift to Save Veterans’ Entrepreneurship Program

UConn Today – United States Marine Corps veteran Tony Audette builds custom motorcycles for celebrities, business titans, and other enthusiasts who want a bike that’s unlike any other. His exclusive motorcycles sell for upwards of $130,000.

After two years in business, Audette Motorcycles, in Canton, is thriving. Audette credits much of his business knowledge and expertise to the School of Business’ Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV). The startup accelerator steered him away from several costly business mistakes, he said.



Student Investors Endorse Their First Startup: A Gaming Company that Teaches Kids Social/Emotional Skills

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The recently created, student-run Hillside Venture Capital investment team has selected its first company to support–an educational-technology startup that strives to enhance social and emotional learning in children through a video-game app.Continue Reading


Lobster, Innovation, and A Dream Job Are All on the Menu for This Recent Grad

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Fresh out of college and struggling to pay his sky-high New York City rent, Joshua Allen applied for a job as a restaurant busboy to supplement his full-time income.

He not only landed the job, but also earned some powerful insight into the restaurant industry and developed new ideas for improving it.Continue Reading


Ph.D. Alumna Wins Highly Competitive Management Research Award

Pictured above, Semin Park '19 was awarded the 2019 Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship from SIOP, in addition to an Outstanding Graduate Assistant award. (contributed photo)
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The Academy of Management has awarded a prestigious dissertation award to UConn Ph.D. alumna Semin Park ’19 for her research about friendships and conflicts among future paramedics participating in a mock emergency drill.Continue Reading