Author: Grace Merritt

Multimillion-dollar gift launches UConn arts and engineering institute

STORRS, CT.—UConn alumni John and Donna Krenicki have given a $5 million gift to the University’s Schools of Engineering and Fine Arts to launch the Krenicki Arts and Engineering Institute, an innovative, interdisciplinary partnership that will offer groundbreaking classes in areas like entertainment engineering and industrial design. The pairing of arts and engineering will provide […]

High-Tech Mannequins Prompt Gift to Nursing Sim Lab

When Bertie Chuong ’82 MS, RN first visited the new simulation lab in the UConn School of Nursing, she was excited to discover a healthcare setting with realistic high-tech mannequins. With help from Simulation Lab technicians, the mannequins can breathe, move, and even say “ouch” when poked with an IV. These life-like patients can be […]

Hygienist-Turned-Dentist and Student Star in Radio Spots

A dental hygienist who took her patients’ advice to become a dentist and a brilliant UConn sophomore who has already invented a heart monitor battery charger will star in new radio spots on NPR to promote the UConn Foundation’s scholarship drive. In her 60-second spot, Greenwich dentist Dr. Christine Tierney explains that she wants to […]

Florida Real Estate Investor Donates Scholarship

Like many UConn finance majors, Jeffrey R. Talbot ’00 (BUS) followed his dream after graduation of working on Wall Street. He became a successful investment banker at Morgan Stanley in New York, but soon realized his passion was actually real estate investment. He liked the entrepreneurial nature of real estate investment, the sense that he […]

Former All-American Caron Butler Makes Gift to Basketball Center at UConn

The UConn Foundation is excited to announce that former UConn men’s basketball All-American Caron Butler and his wife Andrea have made a gift in support of the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center. Caron Butler earned All-American honors and was the Big East Conference Player of the Year and the Tournament Most Outstanding Player in […]