Our Moment (February-March 2012)

Campaign Passes $300M Midway Point

2012-02-enews-campaign.jpgThe UConn Foundation has crossed the midpoint in its $600-million capital campaign—the largest ever in the University’s history.

Fundraising for New Athletics Facilities Grows

2012-02-enews-athletics.jpgAs fundraising for the Basketball Student-Athlete Development Center goes forward, additional funds will also be raised to upgrade the baseball, softball and soccer facilities.

New Fund Supports Business Development

2012-02-enews-uconn-rd.jpgThe UConn Research & Development Corporation has established the UConn New Opportunities Fund to provide seed capital for new businesses based on technologies developed by faculty, students and staff.

Making Numbers Come Alive
Part Six in a Series About Endowed Faculty

2012-02-enews-willenborg.jpgIt’s up to Michael Willenborg, who holds the Richard F. Kochanek Professorship in Accounting, to help make the numbers come alive for students in the School of Business.

Gifts Boosts Prosthodontics

2012-02-enews-cascade2.jpgThe School of Dental Medicine's Prosthodontic Residency Program will soon be able to offer its residents access to the latest technology for education, research and care, thanks to a $70,000 gift.

Former Business Student Expands Gift with
250K Pledge

2012-02-enews-balfe.jpgA former UConn business student, who left to pursue his dreams during the dot-com boom of the late-1990s and now oversees a leading national media company, has dramatically expanded his named scholarship.

Engineer Alum Pays it Forward, Back

2012-02-enews-engineering.jpgChuck Stietzel '91 '93 is grateful every day for the scholarship that helped him complete his degree at UConn, and has repaid his scholarship to the fund so it could help someone else.

Twins Grateful for Scholarships

2012-02-enews-reese.jpgBeyond their striking resemblance, twins Tyler and Spencer have a lot in common. They are both in the Honors and University Scholars programs. They are also both recipients of Nutmeg Scholarships and cite that as a key factor in choosing UConn.

Entrepreneur Gives Back

2012-02-enews-simons.jpgAs someone who transformed his own business into an industry leader, Brian Simons '60 likes the transformation at UConn. To show his support, he recently donated $200,000 to establish an endowed scholarship in the School of Business.

High Performing/Low Income Students Benefit from Grant

2012-02-enews-renzulli.jpgWith a $250,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Renzulli Academy in Hartford will establish a robust summer enrichment program for its high potential/low income students.

Breaking Barriers, Giving Back

2012-02-enews-williams.jpgRollin Williams spent many happy years at the University, as a professor, running admissions for a while, and as an interim dean. In appreciation, he has bequeathed a significant portion of his estate to UConn.

Innovation Contest a Springboard for
UConn Ideas

2012-02-enews-innovation.jpgAn enterprising UConn alumnus is helping sponsor an innovation competition this spring, to encourage would-be student and faculty entrepreneurs to pursue their ideas and have the chance of winning up to $15,000 and develop start-up ventures.
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