Marketing Professor Kevin McEvoy Wins Stamford Faculty Recognition Award
Marketing professor Kevin McEvoy doesn’t mind putting in extra work if it fosters greater success among his students.
Each week he reviews around 130 student critiques in addition to student team presentations, a time-consuming task, because he believes that writing them helps students become more focused, better thinkers and stronger learners. Continue Reading
Westfair Online – The inaugural edition of Xcite, an entrepreneurship and innovation conference for women, will be held next month at the Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel. The conference is being presented by the University of Connecticut School of Business and the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Stamford Advocate – The business experts on the panel convened Thursday at the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus underscored a critical financing principle for entrepreneurs: A great idea alone will not get your business funded.
UConn Foundation – Donors Peter ’55 (BUS) and Re’ Telep are committed to supporting UConn Stamford students today – and in the future.
In 2009, the couple established the Telep Family Scholarship to support UConn Stamford students. Recently, the two decided to ensure the scholarship’s longevity by creating an endowed scholarship through their estate plans. For the Teleps, this scholarship is an opportunity to give back and help others move ahead in the world.
Security Experts Offer Warnings, Recommendations During UConn’s Cybercrime Prevention Conference
The world is in the throes of a love affair with mobile technology and it shows no signs of abating.
We love to do our banking on our phones, text our friends—whether a block away or halfway around the world—and even set our thermostats using our mobile devices.
But the freedom and power that technology gives to mobile users is also a gateway to trouble for professional hackers, said Roger Piqueras Jover, a wireless security research scientist at Bloomberg. Because every time your phone or mobile device switches to a different transmission tower, a passive eavesdropper in your vicinity could potentially track the location of your smartphone, he said. Continue Reading
‘Treat People Right Throughout Your Life’ Says Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon ’81, ’88 MBA
A store manager had been abruptly fired in a small North Carolina town and Walmart president and CEO Bill Simon‘s phone was ringing off the hook.
Customers were irate, store associates were upset, and even the town’s mayor called to lodge a complaint.
“Our store manager had chased a shoplifter into the parking lot, tackled him and brought him back into the store,” recalled Simon, who earned both his bachelor’s degree and MBA from UConn. “Our policy was that we don’t chase shoplifters because of the risk of someone getting hurt, and he had clearly violated the policy.Continue Reading
Westfair online – The University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus is no longer a runner-up prize for students wanting to attend the university’s main Storrs campus.
“Six years ago we had part-time MBA, two small business undergraduate programs and we were largely a feeder school for students wanting to get to Storrs,” said John A. Elliott, dean of the UConn School of Business, at the June 15 CEO Evolution panel hosted by the university in Stamford.
Westfair online – Three high-profile regional and national CEOs who, combined, bring to the table decades of experience managing trillions of dollars worth of business and more than a million employees shared their insights at the third annual CEO Evolution panel on June 15 at UConn Stamford.
Three Top Executives Share Business Advice, Values at ‘CEO Evolution’ Program in Stamford
When UConn alumnus Bill Simon ’81, ’88 MBA, was a newly hired executive at Walmart, before he became its president and CEO, he made a gutsy decision that he knew could make or break his career there.
The low-price retail giant was excelling in its cost-saving mission on many fronts, but when Simon looked at the profit margin on prescription medicine, he realized it could do much better. Continue Reading
The first Digital Marketing and Analytics majors in UConn School of Business history walked across the graduation stage on May 8 to receive their undergraduate degrees. Andrew Olson and Stefanie Martillo-Rodas, both from the Stamford campus, are the first in a rapidly growing movement of Stamford students interested in the Digital Marketing major. Continue Reading