Alumni


Alum Who Created ‘Merican Mule Cocktail Company Has Plenty to Celebrate

UConn Today -Sales of ‘Merican Mule premium cocktail have skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, fueling the good spirits of its UConn alumnus co-founder.

“Sales have been shot out of a cannon,’’ says Dean Mahoney ’09 (BUS). “The pandemic posed challenges to people who typically went to bars and restaurants. They wanted a quality cocktail at home, so they shifted their search to liquor stores.Continue Reading





Torigen Pharmaceuticals Secures $3.1 Million in Series A Financing

Financial Content – Torigen Pharmaceuticals, a company developing personalized cancer immunotherapies for the veterinary market, announced today the completion of a $3.1 million Series A financing round led by Connecticut Innovations, which included the conversion of outstanding convertible debt and interest.




Young Gun Banker Breaking the Mold to Become New York Mortgage Maestro

Real Estate Weekly– At 36, Ace Watanasuparp is on top of the world.

A vice president at Citizens Bank, the 12th largest retail bank in the country, he is also a co-owner of eight restaurants in New York City, became president of Douglas Elliman’s DE Capital Mortgage when he was 31, and was the first Asian-American walk-on basketball player at the University of Connecticut in 2000.


Four UConn Alumni Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Westfair Communications– The University of Connecticut School of Business inducted four alumni into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony March 24 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The inductees, recognized for professional achievement, community service and UConn pride, join more than 100 others who have received the special recognition.


Four Alumni Inducted Into Hall of Fame at UConn School of Business

MetroHartford Alliance– The University of Connecticut School of Business inducted four alumni into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony March 24 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The inductees, recognized for professional achievement, community service and UConn pride, join more than 100 others who have received the special recognition.