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Stanley Black & Decker UHart Scholars
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Stanley Black & Decker Launches UHart Scholars Program

Stanley Black & Decker is providing scholarships, mentoring programs, early career opportunities, and more to University of Hartford business students through a new scholars program. The “Be a Force for Good Scholarship” initiative will provide a total of $600,000 in scholarships over four years to UHart’s Stanley Black & Decker Scholars.

University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business Earns its AACSB Accreditation Extension

AACSB International (AACSB) announced that the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business earned a five-year extension of its business accreditation as a global leader in business education.

Annual Events

Each year, we bring accomplished alumni, successful business people, and community leaders to campus to share their stories and offer advice to students. We are still putting the schedule together for the coming academic year, so check back for a complete list. Here are examples of our annual events.


F.I.R.M. Executive Leadership of the Year

James M. Loree
James M. Loree

The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business honored James M. Loree, chief executive officer of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., at its 4th annual Finance, Insurance, Risk Management, and Manufacturing (F.I.R.M.) Executive Leadership of the Year Award Event on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships, career development, and programming at the Barney School of Business.

The F.I.R.M. Executive Leadership Award honors and celebrates an industry leader who has made significant contributions in the finance, insurance, risk management, and manufacturing sectors. The 3rd annual F.I.R.M. event in 2020 raised over $500,000 in proceeds that provided students with annual partial scholarships, and created numerous career development and leadership programs for Barney School students. To date over 110 Barney students have received scholarship funds through the support of this event.

Theodore D. Veru Symposium

Veru speakers for 2022 event
Veru Symposium 2023

The Veru Symposium brings to campus world-renowned business and public leaders, providing students, faculty, and friends with access to esteemed thought leaders. The event is sponsored Barney School alumnus Peter Veru, and is named in honor of his father, Theodore Veru.  

Thursday, March 30, 2023

De-Globalization and the Changing World Order

Sponsored by: Peter Veru ’85 and Palisade Capital Management

Ellsworth Entrepreneurial Events

This lecture series promotes an awareness of and an appreciation for the American business system. It was created in 1979 by Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. to honor its former chairman, the late John E. Ellsworth.

Hayley Foster ’94, the founder and chief fostering officer of Foster Inc., was this past year's speaker.


Corine T. Norgaard Networking and Leadership Workshops

Corine T. Norgaard
Corine T. Norgaard

The Corine T. Norgaard Networking and Leadership Workshops are presented by the Barney School of Business in partnership with the Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center, Office of Institutional Advancement, Presidents' College, and The Women's Advancement Initiative. Corine Norgaard was a beloved Barney School of Business professor, distinguished scholar, and dean who passed away in 2011.


Admission Events

More events are coming soon. 

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