MCC 2018 Corporate Partnership Award Recipient

The University of Connecticut was honored recently by the Minority Construction Council (MCC) with its 2018 Corporate Partnership Award. The presentation was made at the group’s 2018 Partnership Award Dinner held in Hamden, CT on May 8, 2018.

Veronica Cook, Executive Program Director for the UConn Supplier Diversity Program (middle) with Bernard Thomas, MCC Board Member, (left) and Jennifer Little-Greer, MCC Executive Director (right). (Tom Flickin Photo)

Small Business Administration SBA Happenings

SBA Happenings

The University of Connecticut Supplier Diversity Program (USDP) was recently made "SBA famous", as the following photo and write-up including USDP executive program director Veronica Cook and lead business opportunity specialist Nadine Boone was distributed to SBA offices throughout the United States.  The USDP also had a table at the event, which was held on August 22, 2018.

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UConn Honored for Promoting Economic Inclusion

UConn Honored

The University of Connecticut was honored recently by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) with its first “Institution of Higher Learning of the Year” award. The presentation was made at the group’s annual awards luncheon last month in Hartford. Full UConn Today Article

Veronica Cook, Executive Program Director for the UConn Supplier Diversity Program, second from left, with from left, Peter F. Hurst Jr., President & CEO of GNEMSDC; T. Tom Davis, Chairman, GNEMSDC Board of Directors; and Ron Everett, GNEMSDC Board of Directors. (Olivier Kpognon Photo)

Introducing SMBeConnect

SMBe Connect

UConn's SMBeConnect Tool

UConn Procurement Services has launched a new SMBeConnect tool on our Supplier Diversity (USDP) website. It is designed, primarily, to assist small/minority business enterprises (S/MBEs) seeking to conduct business here at the University, by connecting them directly with the buying team responsible for managing their particular commodity(ies).

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