School of Business

School of Business Receives Largest Bequest Ever

By Claire Hall Alumnus Gordon Flynn ’56, an industrial engineer and research consultant who enjoyed collecting prints, paintings, clocks and unusual artifacts, has left his $1 million estate to the School of Business, the biggest bequest in the school’s history. “I am really happy that I can help students get their education and get started […]

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 […]

Internationally Recognized Real Estate Firm Invests in Students

An international real estate company is giving $1.4 million to the UConn School of Business’s highly ranked Real Estate Center to continue offering a popular course that gives students a realistic, hands-on approach to real estate. The gift from Hartford-based Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers will make the course, “Real Estate: The Practical Approach,” a permanent […]

Bank’s Gift Helps Disabled Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, has given a $7,500 gift to UConn’s Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities. The gift will go toward the cost of educating veterans who go through the program. The bootcamp program is entirely funded by private donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate philanthropy made […]

War Correspondent Ernie Pyle Chronicled UConn Vet’s Bravery

Theodore Antonelli ’41 Took Germans by Surprise in WWII Battle Many UConn alumni have graduated from the university’s ROTC program over the years, but one in particular caught the eye of famous war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Pyle wrote about the bravery of Theodore Antonelli ’41 during the North Africa campaign in World War II in […]

Future Public Servants and Business Leaders to Benefit from Scholarships

The UConn Foundation has received a $1.5 million commitment that will help students majoring in political science or a business discipline pay for college. Alumnus Richard Minoff ’75 has bequeathed the scholarship funds for students in those majors. The gift will be evenly split between the political science department and the School of Business, helping […]

New Book Explores School of Business’ Ascent

While delving into his family’s genealogy in 2010, UConn Accounting Professor Rob Hoskin realized the value of keeping track of one’s history, both big and small. For the last five years, in addition to tracing his own roots, Hoskin has explored the vast and ever-changing history of the School of Business, which is celebrating its […]

Shari and Michael Cantor Give to UConn to Support Connecticut’s Future

Shari and Michael Cantor have been proud members of the University of Connecticut community, beginning when they attended as undergraduates. Since then, their connection to the university has evolved and deepened, and their ties to UConn are even stronger. Shari, the Deputy Mayor of West Hartford, was recently appointed by Governor Dannel Malloy to UConn’s […]

Longtime Accounting Professor Supports Opera at UConn

Rob Hoskin, a retired associate professor of accounting and former associate dean of the School of Business at UConn, talks about the importance of faculty and staff giving in this 2013 video. Giving back to the University of Connecticut is nothing new for Rob and Mary Hoskin. They’ve been doing it for years. The Hoskins’ […]