Press Releases

Work—and Play—Help Launch Engineering Careers

Getting good grades in a good major at a good school are important steps to launching a successful business career, but a key component that shouldn’t be overlooked is the importance of social interaction. Graduate students at UConn’s School of Engineering who are members of the Student Association of Graduate Engineers (SAGE) live the mantra […]

UConn Nation Launches ‘Drive for 5K’ Initiative

UConn’s prowess in the sporting world is well known. UConn Nation has come to expect—and receive—national championships in exchange for their loyalty and passion. What sometimes gets lost in that effort, however, is that student-athletes are no different than “regular” students. The need for scholarship support to keep attracting these top students to UConn has […]

UConn Foundation Raises $78 Million in FY 2015, Surpasses Goal

  The UConn Foundation raised $78 million during fiscal year 2015, $6 million—or nearly 10 percent—more than its goal. The fundraising total is the second-highest ever for the UConn Foundation, surpassed only by the $81 million raised in FY 2014. When combined, the Foundation’s two-year fundraising performance since Joshua R. Newton arrived as president & […]

Golf Event to Benefit UConn Soccer Program

University of Connecticut men’s soccer great and successful businessman Tony Rizza is turning 50 years old and a benefit golf tournament to celebrate that milestone will be held on Monday, September 21, with all proceeds benefitting the construction of the Rizza Family Soccer Complex in Storrs. The tournament will be held at the Tunxis Plantation […]

RELEASE: UConn Alumni Association Votes to Dissolve

Members of the UConn Alumni Association (UCAA) have, by a vote of 1,852 in favor to 555 opposed, approved dissolving the organization and transferring most of its assets to the UConn Foundation in order to strengthen alumni engagement efforts. Approximately 13,000 voting members of the UCAA had until Monday, June 29 to submit their ballots […]

RELEASE: Two UConn Foundation Board Members Among Inductees into School of Business Hall of Fame

A May 8th ceremony is slated for the Hartford Convention Center Two UConn Foundation Board members are among the group of four alumni who will be inducted into the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame this week. In a ceremony scheduled for May 8th at the Connecticut Convention Center, the School of Business will […]

RELEASE: Zwick Center Gets Half-Million-Dollar Boost

Gift will fund agricultural studies in Connecticut The University of Connecticut’s Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy Board has received an additional $500,000 gift from its founder. Dr. Charles Zwick, and his wife Barbara, came to UConn this week to take part in a celebration ceremony at the UConn Foundation. Dr. Zwick started the […]

RELEASE: UConn Alumnus Featured in Statewide Campaign to Promote Scholarships

WNPR spots part of effort to double amount raised over next five years Storrs, Conn. – A Darien business executive and University of Connecticut alumnus is featured in a new series of National Public Radio advertisements promoting an effort to substantially increase scholarships and the number of students receiving them at UConn. The reoccurring segments, […]