UConn Today – More than 300 alumni, faculty, and friends of the School of Business celebrated the 30th anniversary Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Hartford Marriott Downtown on Friday evening.
The celebration welcomed five outstanding and accomplished alumni to the Hall of Fame, while simultaneously honoring business, ingenuity, friendships, family, education, and even the men’s basketball team. Inductees also shared their advice to the many undergraduate and graduate students in the audience.
UConn Today – Three recent alumni, all with competitive spirits and a soft spot in their hearts for children battling illness, are the winners of the recent School of Business’ Global Alumni Case Competition.
The competition was designed to help the non-profit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut to reach more children who could benefit from the services, more sharply communicate the organization’s purpose, and draw an expanded team of volunteers.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut granted almost 200 adventures and other thrilling experiences for seriously ill children in our state last year.
But its executive team is eager to reach more children, particularly in urban and rural communities, where participation has been less robust.
The organization has asked that School of Business alumni help strategize ways to boost awareness of Make-A-Wish, and increase participation. The non-profit has a $30,000 grant which it can use to implement the plans.Continue Reading
With a full-time job, two young children, and a host of other responsibilities, alumna Namrata Mazumder ’15 MBA really didn’t need one more project on her plate.
But when she heard about an opportunity to brainstorm strategic ideas to support Connect-Us, a Bridgeport non-profit that expands opportunities for youth living in poverty, Mazumder was hooked. Continue Reading
Pam Lewis and her team at Connect-Us are fierce advocates for teenagers and young adults in Bridgeport, and the programs they run have been extremely successful.
Connect-Us accepts students and young adults, regardless of academic achievements, if they have a true desire to excel.
“Our programs reach young people in Bridgeport who do not have access to the same connections, resources, and opportunities as their peers who are growing up in other, more affluent areas of Fairfield County,” said Lewis, the founder and CEO.
“Through Connect-Us, young people in Bridgeport have new experiences with each other, with business professionals, and with adult volunteers,” she said. “They take new risks and learn skills that can be applied to their future, whether that’s going to college, entering the workforce, or any number of paths.”Continue Reading