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Sacred Heart University Celebrates 51st Commencement

FAIRFIELD, Conn.— More than 2,000 Sacred Heart University students embarked upon a new journey this weekend after receiving diplomas and words of advice and motivation from religious leaders, scholars and classmates. President John J. Petillo addressed undergraduate students on Sunday. “Today is indeed your day. These past few years have slipped by so quickly. Yet in these years, friends have been made, knowledge has been shared and experiences have been afforded.” Petillo told the students to always ask why and to “be uncomfortable so that as you think critically and analytically you may grow in knowledge and faith.”

Business Students Provide a Mixed Economic Forecast for Connecticut

May 12, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—If you were to summarize the near future of Connecticut’s economy the way you would offer a weather forecast, the prediction might be bright with partial clouds and dependent upon how the system from the southwest tracks. That was the take-away when economics students at Sacred Heart University recently presented their Connecticut Economic Outlook for 2017-2019.

Discovery Gala Again Raises Record-Breaking Funds for Student Scholarships

May 5, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s annual Discovery Gala once again broke its record for the amount of money raised, bringing in $893,000 for student scholarships. More than 300 people attended the speakeasy-themed event at SHU’s West Campus (former GE corporate headquarters). Guests indulged in the illusion of traveling back in time to a party during the prohibition era, enjoying music, food and drinks that all played roles in bringing the theme to life. Sacred Heart’s newly acquired West Campus provided an excellent environment for the event and easily accommodated the considerable number of guests, as well as an incredible performance by former Yankee baseball star Bernie Williams and his All Star Band.

Business Plan Competition Tests Students' Ingenuity

May 4, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Like a grander version of the popular TV program "Shark Tank," Sacred Heart University's Jack Welch College of Business recently staged its own Business Plan Presentation Competition. It featured student teams pitching their business concepts to an expert judging panel of investors and business owners. The friendly, though intense, event took place at SHU's Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center.

SHU Ranked Among Top 20 in Assessment of Nursing, Accounting Programs

May 3, 2017

College Values Online (CVO) has ranked Sacred Heart University’s master’s programs in accounting and nursing among the top 20 in the nation. College Values Online assesses institutions of higher education, ranking them based on career options and value. It especially noted the affordability of SHU’s accounting and nursing programs, as well as their accelerated online track, when ranking the University.

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