University of Bridgeport’s Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Entrepreneurship (RISE) Committee welcomes sponsors for the event.

Last year’s UB RISE event had over 350 people attending!

In addition to our UB students, faculty, staff and alumni, we invite our Concurrent University Enrollment program high school students, community college partners, colleagues from Goodwin University, industry advisory board members, regional manufacturing and business executives as well as community partners!

For your financial sponsorship or donations of in-kind support, your gift will be acknowledged with your name, or your company’s logo,* placed on the UB RISE Sponsorship page, printed program materials, and announced at the reception following the awards ceremony. If you would like more information about other sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to UB RISE’s Sponsorship Subcommittee Chair, Rob Gerowe, at .

Your gift will allow us to award cash prizes to our student and faculty poster winners as well as support the day’s events. Simply, click Give Now below, enter your gift amount and then select UB RISE in the designation drop down menu.

Give Now

We invite you to join on April 5th so that you can see how your gift allows us to build upon UB’s legacy and to promote UB’s scholarly talents to tackle our 21st Century challenges. Please register for each day, beginning on February 5.

* Please send in the name of the sponsor and the logo to Julie Demers at .


Gold Sponsors ($2500+)

Avangrid logo

Danielle Wilken, President

Manyul Im, PhD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Bill Guerrero, Vice President for Finance/CFO

Purple Sponsors ($1000+)

Mutual Security Credit Union logo

Trina H. Taylor, Events Manager

Barbara James, (’74, ’77), UB Board of Trustees, Treasurer

White Sponsors ($500+)

Alumni & friends

Julie F. Demers, CRA
Victoria Loe (’76)
William “Bill” Moran (’74), UBAA President
Lorraine Taylor (’76)
Prof. Hal Tepfer (’78)

Business Donors

Angie’s at AQUA Seafood Market
Purple Knight's Coffee logo Emporium Academy Books and Records logo Plant Positivity Yoga logo
Magical Fantasia Donuts logo Sandie's Sweet Success logo Simply Bowls logo Harvested Home Herbals logo Amity logo Americares logo Written Purpose logo

Business Sponsors

UB faculty autographed books

Power Economics

Mike Barlow

Susan Frerency

Co-occuring Mental Illnesses

Fredrick Dombrowski, PhD

UDL University

Randy Laist, PhD

Innovations and Advances in Computer, Information, Systems, Sciences, and Engineering Part 1 Innovations and Advances in Computer, Information, Systems, Sciences, and Engineering Part 2

Khaled Elleithy, PhD

Power Economics

Elena Cahill, JD

Literary Connecticut Connecticut Farms and Farmers Markets

Eric D. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki

Amy Nawrocki's publications

Amy Nawrocki

Alumni and friends of UB autographed books & art


Trisha Bailey

Look ma! No Hands!

Doe Hentschel, PhD

Finding Poetry, Finding Me

Rebecca Bruckenstein, MA (’16)


Brinet Rutherford, Esq. BA (’15)

On a Quest to Find Him Whom My Soul Loves

Marjorie McAllister (Alumnae)

Orator O'Rourke: The Life of a Baseball Baseball in Bridgeport: From Barnum to the Bluefish

Mike Roer (’08)

Jason Sagaci Artwork

Jason Sagaci Artwork

Student club sponsors

Biology Club

Sandybell Anorga, MBS

Student Entrepreneur Club

Elena Cahill, JD

psychology club

Elizabeth Fles, PhD

UB offices and program sponsors

Advancement Office
Alumni Association
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)
Center for Student Involvement
Medical Laboratory Sciences Program
Office of Admissions
Student Government Association
UB Clinics
Wheeler Recreation Center