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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.


Four Alumni Join School of Business Hall of Fame

From left: David Acampora '79; Dean John A. Elliott; Timothy Curt '84, Gayle A. Russell '88 MBA, '95 Ph.D. and Christopher Lafond '87. (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)
From left: David Acampora ’79; Dean John A. Elliott; Timothy Curt ’84, Gayle A. Russell ’88 MBA, ’95 Ph.D. and Christopher Lafond ’87. (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)

The School of Business inducted four accomplished business leaders into its Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 24 in a joyful ceremony that included memories of favorite professors, 50-cent UConn basketball tickets and enormous Dairy Bar hot fudge sundaes. Continue Reading


Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

Frank Amaefuna, pictured, wants to create a business to provide concussion protocol for high school students. (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)
Frank Amaefuna, pictured, wants to create a business to provide concussion protocol for high school students. (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)

More than 300 Sign-up for iQ Kickoff As Entrepreneurship Takes Root at UConn

When he was a high school lacrosse player, Frank Amaefuna took a slash from an opponent. Although he was wearing a helmet, his head smacked the ground hard. Continue Reading



UConn Receives $22.5M Gift for Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Peter J. Werth speaks at an event to announce his $22.5 million commitment to the University on Dec. 4, 2017.
Peter J. Werth speaks at an event to announce his $22.5 million commitment to the University on Dec. 4, 2017. The pledge from Werth, an innovator in generic prescription medication, is the second-largest in University history. Seated is President Susan Herbst. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The UConn Foundation has received a $22.5 million commitment from Peter J. Werth, ensuring a legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship for generations of students to come.

“Peter’s transformative and historic commitment cements his legacy as a most generous friend to UConn,” said Josh Newton, President and CEO, UConn Foundation. “As a steadfast UConn supporter for many years, Peter has previously given very generously to our athletic programs. We’re grateful that his generosity has expanded to include academics, especially into an area that supports the economy of our state: entrepreneurship and innovation. We hope he will inspire others to follow his lead.” Continue Reading




Business School Hosts NYC Alumni Event

Leading in Turbulent Times (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for GLG)
Managing Director and Head of Business Development at GLG Patrick Donegan chats with UConn School of Business Dean John Elliott (left) and others at “Leading in Turbulent Times.” The event was presented by GLG and UConn School of Business at GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) on November 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for GLG)

Panelists: ‘Turbulent Times’ Provide Opportunities for Leaders to Emerge

Former U.S. Navy SEAL commander David Cooper knows a few things about leading in turbulent times.

Cooper served the elite unit for 25 years, ventured on dozens of dangerous deployments, and earned an array of medals, including one Silver Star and six Bronze Stars.

So when he talked about the U.S. Navy Seals’ 10-year manhunt for Osama bin Laden, and his killing in May 2011, the audience of UConn graduate business students, alumni and friends were engrossed. Continue Reading


CIOs Ask Daily: What’s Next in Business?

CIO panelists from Synchrony Financial, FactSet, and Stanley Black & Decker talk about Leading Digital Transformation (Katherine Ruiz/UConn School of Business)
CIO panelists from Synchrony Financial, FactSet, and Stanley Black & Decker talk about Leading Digital Transformation (Katherine Ruiz/UConn School of Business)

Whether their business is customer service, manufacturing of tools, or software and analytics, corporate chief information officers are always focused on the next “best technology.”

That was the message from the UConn School of Business-sponsored program on Nov. 7 titled, “Leading Digital Transformation,” at the Stamford campus. Panelists included Carol Juel of Synchrony Financial, Cindy Finkelman of FactSet and Lori Groth of Stanley Black & Decker. The program was moderated by Sulin Ba, associate dean.

All three presenters talked about the rapid pace of business today and that their companies must quickly adapt to digital transformations ranging from cybersecurity to artificial intelligence to employee recruitment.