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Jan
10
Wed
FAFSA Workshop @ Wahlstrom Library 6th Floor
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Student Financial Services and Admissions will be hosting a workshop to guide new undergraduate students through the entire FAFSA process. Join us for our FAFSA workshop and make sure to bring both your own and your parents tax information.

Register online  or by calling 203-576-4552.

Feb
13
Tue
FAFSA Workshop @ Wahlstrom Library 6th Floor
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Student Financial Services and Admissions will be hosting a workshop to guide new undergraduate students through the entire FAFSA process. Join us for our FAFSA workshop and make sure to bring both your own and your parents tax information.

Register online  or by calling 203-576-4552.

Feb
21
Wed
Executive Speaker Series/Student Entrepreneur Showcase @ Mandeville Hall, Room 104
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Ernest C. Trefz School of Business is presenting an evening of inspiration and innovation in the Jacobson Lecture Hall (Mandeville 104). While free and open to all, please RSVP to ezoppi@bridgeport.edu or 203-576-4384 if you would like to attend.

5:00-6:00pm  Enjoy light refreshments as the SEC showcases its student-entrepreneurs as they present their original business ideas.
6:00-7:00pm  Vincencia Adusei, ’02, ’05 (MBA), president of VASE Management, LLC, will speak about her career as an entrepreneur in the construction industry, followed by Q & A.
7:00-8:00pm  SEC showcase continues with more student presentations.

Vincencia Adusei
President/CEO, Vase Construction
Vincencia delivers strategic leadership and tactical direction for VASE Management. She has a unique blend of leadership, vision and knowledge. She brings over 15 years of experience in her assigned role. She attended University of Bridgeport and earned her Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Fluent in two languages, Vincencia is a Ghanaian-American Entrepreneur and a transformative leader. She is using business skills and sense of integrity she learned while watching her family construction business in Ghana. Her father was head of Road and Civil Engineering for Ghana Highways Authority and key in planning and development of strategic projects in Kumasi and Accra (two largest cities in Ghana). Vincencia watched her mother and father built a successful construction business and has followed their footsteps.

Apr
3
Tue
Executive Speaker Series: “How to grow a small business in the world of big enterprise” @ Jacobson Lecture Hall, Room 104
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ernest C. Trefz School of Business Executive Speaker Series

Stephanie Blackwell, Founder and President of Aurora Products, presents “How to grow a small business in the world of big enterprise.”  

Schedule
5:30 – 6:00 pm Refreshments
6:00 – 7:00 pm Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 pm Q&A, Networking

This free event is open to all UB students, faculty, staff, and the public. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Eileen Zoppi at ezoppi@bridgeport.edu or 203-576-4384.

About Stephanie Blackwell

After raising a family of four children, Stephanie Blackwell decided in 1998 to follow the All-American dream of owning her own business. She saw a need for All Natural and Organic offerings of assorted nuts, dried fruits, granolas and trail mixes in gourmet and supermarket stores, and headed out to seek customers.

After hiring only 4 employees, and borrowing some money from her personal credit cards, Stephanie packaged her new product line within a small warehouse space in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. The first few years were a struggle mixed with passion and hard work. Family members and employees became friends and worked hand in hand.

Now, celebrating twenty years, Stephanie has built Aurora Natural into one of the leading All Natural and Organic food brands in America.  What once started as a business that packaged dried fruits and nuts using postal scales and tables draped with plastic covers, Aurora Products has grown to over 225 employees. A new 140,000 square foot facility has been built by Aurora in Orange, CT that is filled with state of the art roasting and packaging equipment.

The company strives to maintain high standards in food quality safety for all products and is one of the leaders in obtaining Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification.  Aurora is a family owned company with Stephanie at the helm joined by her son, Gregory, currently heading up the Safety Department.

 

May
1
Tue
Undergraduate Financial Aid Night @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Floor
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:18 pm

Students will have the opportunity to meet with their financial aid counselor regarding their financial aid packages.