Month: October 2014

Basketball Center Dedicated to Werth Family

History was made on the UConn campus today, as the UConn Foundation handed over to the University the first building financed entirely with private donations and no taxpayer money. The UConn Basketball Champions Center was dedicated in the name of Peter J. and Pamela H. Werth, who made their second gift in three years for […]

UConn Alum Pledges $8 Million to Transform Soccer Complex

Former University of Connecticut men’s soccer student-athlete Tony Rizza ’87 has pledged a total of $8 million to transform the soccer complex and build a brand-new state-of-the-art soccer stadium on the Storrs campus. The new facility will be built on the site of the current Joseph J. Morrone Stadium and will bear the same name. […]

Sharing the Fruits of Hard Work with a Scholarship

When Joseph DiPietro graduated from UConn in 1955, there were about 8,000 undergraduates in Storrs, then a very rural community with lots of rolling hills. In September, when DiPietro returned to UConn for the first time since graduation, he was astonished by the number of buildings on campus and by the 17,000 undergraduates in attendance. […]