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Commencement 2018

Photo from the 2018 UConn School of Business Commencement ceremony taken Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (G.J. McCarthy / UConn Foundation)
Photo from the 2018 UConn School of Business Commencement ceremony taken Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (G.J. McCarthy / UConn Foundation)

Fidelity Exec Kathleen Murphy ’87 JD Tells Undergrads: Live the Life of Your Dreams

Live the life of your dreams, commencement speaker and alumna Kathleen A. Murphy ’87 JD told almost 700 ecstatic undergraduate business students, their family, and friends, during the School of Business commencement ceremony Sunday. Continue Reading


2018 Commencement

UConn Today– When this year’s graduating class entered UConn in autumn 2014, a robot made the first-ever landing on a comet orbiting the sun, Ebola was rapidly becoming a global health crisis, and the nation was reeling from a spate of police brutality. Four years later, we have a new president, fundamental shifts in our country’s relationships with its overseas allies, and a new national conversation around racial justice, immigration, and gun violence.



2018 Commencement Speakers

UConn Today– Whether representing the legal cases of families of children with special needs, leading efforts to teach young and pre-teen girls of color in-demand skills in technology and computer programming, or steering the course of Fidelity Personal Investing, the honored guests of UConn’s commencement ceremonies are leaders in their fields.


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


MS in Accounting: Leader of the Pack

UConn MSA students during their in-residence week in Storrs last summer. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
UConn MSA students during their in-residence week in Storrs last summer. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

For Fourth Consecutive Year, U.S. News Picks UConn MSA as Among Best Programs in Nation

UConn’s Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is among the best in the nation for the fourth consecutive year, according to a study released January 9 by U.S. News and World Report. Continue Reading



The Next Generation of Innovators

UConn Today – After announcing his $22.5 million commitment to UConn to foster innovation on Dec. 4, donor Peter Werth attended presentations by alumni, graduate, and undergraduate student innovators during the Entrepreneurial & Innovation Student Huddle held at the newly named Peter J. Werth Residence Tower, formerly Next Generation Connecticut Residence Hall.

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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