Category: Making Headlines

general alumni or foundation related stories

Keys to the Kingdom

Olga Radovic, a graduate student, plays the inaugural performance on the university’s new Steinway model D concert grand piano while performing with the UConn Symphony Orchestra at von der Mehden Recital Hall on Dec. 7, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Olga Radović, a first-year Master of Music candidate in piano performance, had mixed feelings when she learned that she would be the first musician to perform with the new Steinway & Sons grand concert piano that arrived in November for use at J. Louis von der Mehden Recital Hall.Read Full Story

Alumni couple

20 Toes In

Alumni coupleCoach Kevin Ollie knows how to motivate. Phrases such as “Ten toes in, not five” or “We take the stairs, escalators are for cowards” highlight how his teams need to be fully committed and dedicated.Read Full Story

What is UConn Gives?

UConn Gives is the first-ever university-wide online fundraising initiative to support UConn.  For 36 hours on April 4-5, 2018, UConn Nation will come together to strengthen its university.Read Full Story

Jaclyn Paride ’17 (BUS) (CLAS), of Zapployment answers question from Peter J. Werth during an entrepreneurship and innovation huddle on December 4, 2017

Impact in Action: Future Entrepreneurs Share Ideas with Philanthropist Peter J. Werth

Jaclyn Paride ’17 (BUS) (CLAS), of Zapployment answers question from Peter J. Werth during an entrepreneurship and innovation huddle on December 4, 2017
Jaclyn Paride ’17 (BUS) (CLAS), of Zapployment answers question from Peter J. Werth during an entrepreneurship and innovation huddle on December 4, 2017. (Photo / Peter Morenus, UConn)

UConn’s future entrepreneurs had the unique opportunity to pitch their businesses to someone who knows what it takes to create a company from scratch: Peter J. Werth, philanthropist and innovator in generic prescription medication.Read Full Story

Philanthropist Peter J. Werth, UConn Foundation President and CEO Joshua R. Newton, and UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Dan Toscano ’87

UConn Receives Second Largest Gift in its History

Philanthropist Peter J. Werth, UConn Foundation President and CEO Joshua R. Newton, and UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Dan Toscano ’87
Philanthropist Peter J. Werth, UConn Foundation President and CEO Joshua R. Newton, and UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Dan Toscano ’87 (Photo / UConn Foundation)

Philanthropist Peter J. Werth Commits $22.5 Million to Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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.Read Full Story

photo of UConn ROTC members in uniform

UConn Ranks High Among the Ranks

photo of UConn ROTC members in uniform
Ranked 24th in the country for veterans’ services by U.S. News & World Report this year, the University enrolls about 800 veterans, military service members, military dependents, and ROTC students. (Ariel Dowski ’14 (CLAS)/UConn File Photo)

This story was originally published in UConn Today

Within the higher education community, the University of Connecticut has achieved a reputation as an institution that values military veterans and reflects that through its programming and services.Read Full Story

photo of Michael Cantor '80, '83 JD, Frank Bergonzi '83, and Mark Vergnano '80

Tough Engineering Classes Forged These CEOs

photo of Michael Cantor '80, '83 JD, Frank Bergonzi '83, and Mark Vergnano '80
Michael Cantor ’80 (ENG), ’83 JD, Frank Bergonzi ’83 (ENG), and Mark Vergnano ’80 (ENG)
Was there something in the water in Castleman?

Joking aside, the School of Engineering’s main classroom building produced an unusual number of CEOs from chemical engineering in the early ’80s.Read Full Story