UConn Today – The entrepreneurs who created Feel Your Best Self, a startup focused on social-emotional learning for elementary school-aged students, won the highly coveted Wolff New Venture Competition and a $25,000 prize on Tuesday night.
As a self-described ‘mushy-gushy’ type, Catherine Davis-Gomez wasn’t exactly counting the days until the first session of her Financial Controls course in UConn’s Executive MBA program.
“When I learned what Financial Controls was, I thought, ‘I’m gonna hate this,'” said the highly trained therapist who helps create school-based programs to address post-traumatic stress in children.
The feeling didn’t last long.Continue Reading
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
UConn MBA Student Assists Small Business Company
When Gina DePuma was diagnosed with celiac disease 10 years ago, forcing her to abstain from eating traditional pasta, it was nothing short of a crisis in the DePuma family.
“My wife is Italian, and she just loves pasta,’’ recalled John DePuma, a professional chef. “I said, ‘I have to find a solution to that!’ It really was a labor of love.’’
School Honors Faculty Whose Accomplishments Shine Brightly; Professor Golec Awarded ‘Research Excellence’ Honor
Finance professor Joe Golec, a scholar who keeps a running list of at least 100 potential research topics at all times, was awarded the School of Business’ top honor this spring, its Award for Research Excellence.
Meanwhile accounting professors Yanhua “Sunny’’ Yang and Michael Willenborg earned the School of Business’ Best Paper award for a highly regarded research paper about IPO prices. One of the reasons she chose to work at UConn, Yang said, was the value the University places on research distinction. Continue Reading