The Deloitte Foundation, together with a team of passionate Deloitte alumni, has donated $1 million to help attract and retain high-performing educators within UConn’s prestigious accounting program.Continue Reading
Professor Emerita Susan Spiggle Gives Large Gift to PhD Program
For novice writers, it is often difficult to accept constructive criticism and develop a willingness to edit and repeatedly revise their work.
Overcoming that reluctance is essential for Ph.D. students who plan to become professors, because their careers hinge on their ability to clearly define their research and present it in a concise and appealing way to editors at top academic journals.
“For future faculty members, being able to write is their bread and butter,” said Professor Emerita Susan Spiggle. “You can have all the best data in the world but if you can’t write clearly and define the importance of your work, it really doesn’t matter at all.”Continue Reading
Alumna Kathy Luria ’91: Leading Philanthropy for Webster Bank
Few people are lucky enough to traverse the road of life without hitting a few potholes. For alumna Kathy Luria ’91, senior vice president, community affairs and director of philanthropy at Webster Bank, that jarring, shake-you-to-the-core moment came in 1988.Continue Reading
John Malfettone ’77 Named Foundation Board Chair
John Malfettone ’77 became chair of the board of the UConn Foundation, the fundraising entity for the University of Connecticut, in October. Malfettone is a senior managing director at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice of New York City, one of the world’s Top 10 leveraged buyout private equity firms, from which he will retire at the end of the year.Continue Reading
Mike Koppel ’78 Supports International Immersion Program
Alumnus Michael Koppel ’78, the former executive vice president and chief financial officer of retail giant Nordstrom Inc., and his family, have given a generous gift in support of students participating in an international, business-immersion program.Continue Reading
Foundation Reports Record Fundraising Year
UConn to Hold First-Ever Giving Day from April 4-5
UConn Gives. 36 Hours, All Paws In.
For the first time in history, UConn Nation is putting all paws in to support the University during a 36-hour online giving event.
UConn Gives will begin on April 4 and continue through April 5, encouraging supporters to make a gift of any amount to their UConn passion project: from student scholarships, to groundbreaking research, and beloved schools, colleges, and academic programs. Continue Reading
Samuel Brandt ’50 Bequest: $1.5M for Scholarships
The late Samuel Brandt ’50 has bequeathed $1.5 million to the School of Business creating an endowed scholarship in his name. Continue Reading
Professor Noble to Lead Werth Institute
Business School Professor Predicts UConn is on Cusp of Powerful Entrepreneurial Growth
David Noble, a professor-in-residence in the management department at the School of Business, has been named the director of the new Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UConn. Continue Reading
Endowment Honors Retired Accounting Professor John Phillips
The UConn School of Business has created an endowed fund honoring retired accounting professor John Phillips, who has been described as a great teacher, researcher, colleague and all-around good guy. Continue Reading