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Accounting’s Larry Gramling Retires After 38 Years

In this 2014 file photo, Professor Larry Gramling, then associate dean of Undergraduate Programs, poses with scholarship recipient Joseph Quinn during the Accounting Honors Banquet. (Kim Bova/UConn School of Business)
In this 2014 file photo, Professor Larry Gramling, then associate dean of Undergraduate Programs, poses with scholarship recipient Joseph Quinn during the Accounting Honors Banquet. (Kim Bova/UConn School of Business)

It was supposed to be a friendly game of touch football.Continue Reading


Accounting Alumnus Earns a Top Score on CPA Exam

Matthew Bradford '16, '17 MSA (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Matthew Bradford ’16, ’17 MSA (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Matt Bradford ’16, ’17 MSA Earns One of the Best CPA Exam Scores in the Nation

Two-time accounting alumnus Matthew Bradford ’16, ’17 MSA earned one of the best CPA exam scores in the nation, and the top one in Connecticut, during 2017. Continue Reading


Wayne Bragg to Retire

Shirley Tarabochia '17 MBA, business owner John DePuma of DePuma Pasta, and Professor Wayne Bragg (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Shirley Tarabochia ’17 MBA, business owner John DePuma of DePuma Pasta, and Professor Wayne Bragg posed for a photo last year. Bragg was instrumental in introducing DePuma to Tarabochia, who helped streamline business practices at the growing pasta company. Bragg, who has been recognized as an outstanding professor seven times, will retire this summer. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Former Sikorsky Exec, EMBA Alumnus Said Grad Students Kept Him On Top of His Game

Wayne Bragg began his corporate career in the mail room at Pratt & Whitney, and retired as Operations Controller at Sikorsky Aircraft. It’s fair to say that during those 35 years, he became a keen observer of business from many different angles. Continue Reading




Accounting Student Wins $10,000 Scholarship

Ashley Uliasz '17 is currently working towards her Master of Science in Accounting at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Ashley Uliasz ’17 is currently working towards her Master of Science in Accounting at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Award Will Be ‘A Tremendous Help’ to MSA Student Ashley Uliasz ’17

UConn alumna and current Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) student Ashley Uliasz ’17 has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship, one of the largest grants received by a UConn accounting student.Continue Reading



Retirement Beckons

Cliff Nelson is retiring this semester after 19 years at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Cliff Nelson is retiring this semester after 19 years at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professor Nelson and His Never-Give-Up Outlook Will Be Missed

Don’t misunderstand Cliff Nelson.

It isn’t that he dislikes the students for whom accounting comes easily. They’re great. It’s just that the ones who struggle, persist and keep fighting until they understand the concepts—they’re the ones he enjoys the most. Continue Reading


That Adds Up!

MS in Accounting Rises to #2 Nationally | U.S. News

U.S. News Ranks UConn’s Online Masters in Accounting Program as #2 in the Nation

A study released today by U.S. News & World Report ranked the UConn School of Business’ online Master of Science in Accounting Program (MSA) as No. 2 in the nation.

The highly competitive program, which typically draws 200 students each year, was touted as one of 2016’s Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA programs). U.S. News focuses on course design, instructor qualifications, student/instructor interaction, student retention and more. Last year UConn tied for third place in the rankings.Continue Reading


Professor John Phillips Named Outstanding Tax Educator

Professor John Phillips, recipient of the 2015 Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award.
Professor John Phillips, recipient of the 2015 Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Wins Prestigious Award Named After His Career Mentor

When UConn accounting professor John Phillips received the 2015 Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award, his peers and students described him as a great teacher, researcher, colleague and all-around good human being.

The prestigious award, given by the American Taxation Association and the Ernst & Young Foundation, was humbling, said Phillips, who is also the coordinator of the School of Business Accounting Ph.D. Program.Continue Reading