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Grad Students Help PCX Aero Go ‘Full Throttle’

MBA student Don Pendagast (left) and MSBAPM student Chitra Reddy (right), were on a six person team dedicated to helping PCX Aerospace improve their critical data-collection systems. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
MBA student Don Pendagast (left) and MSBAPM student Chitra Reddy (right), were on a six person team dedicated to helping PCX Aerospace improve their critical data-collection systems. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

When it comes to the aerospace industry, PCX Aerostructures is in the big leagues.Continue Reading


Provost Elliott Leads International Business Education Alliance

Interim Provost John A. Elliott, pictured above, poses in front of the Times Building at UConn's Hartford Campus. Effective July 1, he was named Chair of AACSB International (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Interim Provost John A. Elliott, pictured above, poses in front of the Times Building at UConn’s Hartford Campus. Effective July 1, he was named Chair of AACSB International (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Interim Provost John A. Elliott has become the Chair of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business–considered the ‘gold’ standard accrediting body for business schools. His appointment became official July 1.Continue Reading



Business Law Professor Vincent Carrafiello Dies at 78

Pictured above, Vincent Carrafiello teaching during his time at UConn. He passed away at the age of 78. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Beloved business law professor Vincent Carrafiello, a two-time alumnus who devoted 52 years to educating UConn students, passed away on Saturday at age 78.Continue Reading


Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference Announces Theme, Impressive Line-Up of Speakers

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Geno Auriemma greets the crowd at the 2018 conference. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The 2019 Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference will focus on “Leading in Complex, Uncertain and Ambiguous Times,” a reflection of the myriad of ways in which business is changing. Continue Reading



UConn: Low(er) Cost, High ROI

The Fochi family has a long and proud connection to the University of Connecticut because they believe it provides a great education for the money. Pictured above is alumnus Bill Fochi ’63 with his daughter, Kerry Fochi Sanders ‘93, and his granddaughter Ashley Fochi ‘19. (Contributed photo).
The Fochi family has a long and proud connection to the University of Connecticut because they believe it provides a great education for the money. Pictured above is alumnus Bill Fochi ’63 with his daughter, Kerry Fochi Sanders ‘93, and his granddaughter Ashley Fochi ‘19. (Contributed photo).

Kerry Fochi Sanders ’93 was born a businesswoman, according to her family. From an early age she had ambition, determination and a keen financial sense.Continue Reading


Business Law Experts: Our Knowledge Is Critical for CEOs

Professor Robert Bird (left) speaks during the Summit on the Academic Profession of Business Law, with Interim Provost John Elliott (Right) behind him. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Professor Robert Bird (left) speaks during the Summit on the Academic Profession of Business Law, with Interim Provost John Elliott (Right) behind him. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

When 60 thought leaders in business-law education gathered at UConn’s graduate campus in Hartford last week to look at the future of their profession, there was one message that resonated with all:

Never has there been a more critical time for legal education to be embraced as a fundamental part of a high-quality business-education curriculum.Continue Reading


Competition Yields Revenue Ideas for Women’s Fund

The first place team in the CWEALF Case Competition.  Left to right - Caitlyn Pesavento, Elizabeth Gallucci, and Anne Trager. (Contributed Photo)
The first place team in the CWEALF Case Competition. Left to right – Caitlyn Pesavento, Elizabeth Gallucci, and Anne Trager. (Contributed Photo)

The Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) got some fresh ideas for revenue growth, and UConn students gained hands-on experience in management consulting, thanks to a recent case competition hosted by the business school’s Management Department.Continue Reading