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Life’s Challenges Didn’t Derail This Ph.D. Student

Photograph of Ph.D. Student Monique Domingo
Ph.D. student Monique Domingo (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

When she began pursuing her Ph.D., Monique Domingo was familiar with the statistics. At the time, approximately one third of LatinX/Hispanic graduate-school candidates dropped out before completing their degrees, due to a host of issues from finances to academic fit.Continue Reading



Hanover Challenge: Students’ Ideas Impressed Insurance Experts

UConn Students pose at a conference table
Left to right, Karan Shridharani (MIS), Aaron Selenica (Business Data Analytics), and Jeremy Mogollon (Business Administration), during the Hanover Image Analytics Challenge. (Contributed Photo)

UConn students recently completed a first-of-its-kind, semester-long challenge, analyzing and presenting data to help The Hanover Insurance Co. gain better insight into their present and future customer base.Continue Reading


Travis Bloom ’13: Avoiding the $10k Vet Bill

Travis Bloom poses with his cat, Ginny
Travis Bloom ’13 (BUS) takes a minute from his day to take a picture with Ginny Bloom, his CCO (Chief Cat Officer) at Pawlicy Advisor. At Pawlicy Advisor, Travis offers a variety of insurance options for pet owners, and seeks to make it as transparent and easy to use as possible. (Contributed Photo)

As soon as alumnus Travis Bloom ’13 (BUS) tells people that he co-owns a company that brokers pet health insurance, the stories begin.Continue Reading


Mentor and Innovator; OPIM’s Professor Marsden Retires

Professor James Marsden
Professor James Marsden, pictured above, is retiring after the fall semester. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Professor Jim Marsden, who led the OPIM department for 15 years and helped put UConn’s information management program on the national map, has taught his last class before retirement.Continue Reading


Marketing Students Help Dance-Studio Put Best Foot Forward

Arthur Murray Dance Studio franchisees Todd and Karrie Russell (front, center) pose with the students of Marketing 3362.  They developed marketing strategies for the studio as a part of their capstone. (Contributed Photo)
Arthur Murray Dance Studio franchisees Todd and Karrie Russell (front, center) pose with the students of Marketing 3362. They developed marketing strategies for the studio as a part of their capstone. (Contributed Photo)

Todd and Karrie Russell will tell you there’s no such thing as a talentless dancer. Given the right instruction and a commitment to learn, anyone can master an elegant waltz or an enviable Cha Cha. Continue Reading


UConn Alums Want You to ‘Roast’ Them

From left, Kwame "Ato'' Eyiah, Ben Morneault and Chris Mueller, alumni from the Class of 2019, are launching their new Roast Me game.(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
From left, Kwame “Ato” Eyiah, Ben Morneault and Chris Mueller, alumni from the Class of 2019, are launching their new Roast Me game.(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Three recent UConn alumni are on the verge of releasing their first entrepreneurial venture, a unique card game called Roast Me. The game brings a twist to good-natured comedic gibes among friends, with a gameplay style similar to “adult” card games that have become popular in recent years.Continue Reading



Ben Freeman: Cool Under Pressure, Leading by Example

Ben Freeman, above, balances his courseload in the School of Business with being the co-captain of the UConn men's hockey team. (Photo courtesy of UConn Athletics)
Ben Freeman, above, balances his courseload in the School of Business with being the co-captain of the UConn men’s hockey team. (Photo courtesy of UConn Athletics)

UConn men’s hockey co-captain Ben Freeman said it’s hard to describe the feeling when the puck sails into the net, the red goal-light glows, the horn wails, and the crowd roars.Continue Reading


KeyBank Gives $75K to UConn Program for Veteran Business Owners

KeyBank has presented a $75,000 grant to the UConn School of Business’ Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans, which helps U.S. military veterans become small business owners. Pictured from left to right are UConn EBV program graduates Jorge and Jessica Rodriguez, KeyBank Corporate Responsibility Officer LaKisha Jordan, KeyBank Market President Jim Barger, and UConn  EBV Director Michael Zacchea. (Contributed Photo)
KeyBank has presented a $75,000 grant to the UConn School of Business’ Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans, which helps U.S. military veterans become small business owners. Pictured from left to right are UConn EBV program graduates Jorge and Jessica Rodriguez, KeyBank Corporate Responsibility Officer LaKisha Jordan, KeyBank Market President Jim Barger, and UConn EBV Director Michael Zacchea. (Contributed Photo)

The KeyBank Foundation on Thursday presented a $75,000 grant to UConn in support a School of Business program that helps U.S. military veterans become small-business owners.Continue Reading