Author: Shawn Kornegay




Here’s Why These 3 CEOs Joined Lamont’s Workforce Council

January 3, 2020

Vallieres was one of the architects of a manufacturing training program in eastern Connecticut to meet the workforce needs of submarine maker Electric Boat and other employers. Over the past four years, the Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative, which has mainly targeted workers with no prior manufacturing experience, has placed in jobs 1,500 workers — 15 of them with Vallieres’ companies.



Fresh Talk: When Urban College Campus Lead to Gentrification

December 4, 2019

“The expansion of college campuses into urban areas contributes to the issue of gentrification, as colleges and universities have the ability to impact the socio-cultural landscapes of the communities they choose to inhabit,” says Santana Mowbray, a graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program.


What it Means to be UConn Thankful

December 2, 2019

Every year just before Thanksgiving, UConn Baseball Head Coach Jim Penders leads a run up the steep hill at New Storrs Cemetery on the northern side of campus. The destination is the Storrs family grave, which sits on top of the hill – always with a clear view of Storrs Congregational Church, as stipulated by the Storrs brothers’ will.