NAEP Volunteer of the Year Award

UConn’s Supplier Diversity Program (V. Cook – middle) has been an active planner and participant in NAEP Supplier Diversity Institutes since 2007. Volunteerism includes representing UConn on the NAEP DEI Committee for 4 years (co-chairing its 2nd year) and the Supplier Diversity Sub-Committee (co-chairing); participating in an interview in one article and co-authoring another (Spring 2023) for NAEP’s Procurement Journal; and serving as a subject matter expert on panels for Fusion Sessions during covid years when sessions could not be held in person, as well as being a panelist and co-facilitating, respectively, during the first two years back in person at NAEP’s Annual Meetings.

Veronica Cook Recipient of the NAEP Volunteer of the Year Award
Veronica Cook Recipient

UConn Winner of GNEMSDC 2022 Institute of Higher Learning of the Year Award

GNEMSDC 2022 Institute of Higher Learning of the Year Award

On December 9, 2022 The University Connecticut was honored to be selected as the 2022 recipient for Institution of Higher Learning of the Year, awarded at the 2022 Annual Greater New England Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) Award Ceremony. Veronica F. Cook, Executive Program Director for the Supplier Diversity Program was present to receive the award. This is the third time that this honor has been bestowed upon UConn, with the other two awards being received in 2018 and 2019.

UConn Honored Again by INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

Jesse L Moore Supplier Diversity Award

For a second consecutive year, UConn was one of eleven institutions nationwide to receive the Jesse L. Moore 2022 Supplier Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, “for taking proactive steps to support and engage with minority-owned businesses through our unique programs and leading initiatives among institutions of higher education”.

The winners were announced February 28, 2022, and UConn was honored along with the others in the magazine’s April 2022 issue (starting on Page 32).

UConn Honored! 2nd Consecutive Year for Promoting Economic Inclusion

The University of Connecticut was honored on September 11, 2019, to once again receive the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) “Institution of Higher Learning of the Year” award.  The presentation was made at the group’s annual awards luncheon, held at the MGM Springfield, in Springfield, MA.

(Left to right) James Linehan, Chairman, GNEMSDC Board of Directors, Virginia P’an, GNEMSDC MBE Nominations Committee Member, Veronica Cook, Executive program Director for the UConn Supplier Diversity Program, and Peter Hurst Jr., President & CEO of GNEMSDC