By: Mike Enright ’88 (CLAS), University Communications
The University of Connecticut and Synchrony celebrated the opening of the The Synchrony Digital Technology Center at UConn Stamford in a ceremony on Monday.
The ceremony also included an announcement by Synchrony of a $1 million donation to the “Connecticut Commitment” – the new UConn initiative that allows lower-income students from the state of Connecticut to attend the University tuition-free.
Synchrony is a premier consumer financial services company delivering customized financing programs across key industries including retail, health, auto, travel and home, along with award-winning consumer banking products. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., and has 1,000 employee based in the city. It has over 80.3 million active customer accounts and counts Amazon and Pay Pal among its clients.
“Synchrony’s leading gift to support the Connecticut Commitment program is a generous investment in our students and our state’s future, helping talented low-income students who might have otherwise believed that UConn was out of reach for them. It will no doubt be inspiring for these future students, but also for other generous supporters to follow their lead. ” said UConn President Thomas C. Katsouleas. “And the Digital Technology Center is another way that Synchrony has become such a valuable partner. Synchrony and the new Center are supporting our students not only financially but with time and expertise, connecting students’ classroom knowledge to real world needs.”
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