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Ron Urquhart, '81 B.S. '90 EMBA

Ron Urquhart, '81 B.S. '90 EMBA

"My business degrees from the University of New Haven changed my life! I was able to apply what I learned in my evening classes at the banks where I worked, creating opportunities and reaching goals that would not have been possible without my degrees. And as I volunteered for projects at the University, UNH became part of my circle of family and friends.

I want future students to have similar opportunities, and I have decided to leave a gift to the University in my will. My gift will fund the Ronald T. Urquhart '81 B.S., '90 EMBA and Agnes P. Urquhart Endowed Scholarship Fund for business students. I believe UNH is well-managed and my legacy will be used wisely."

Ron Urquhart completed his bachelor's degree at the University of New Haven in 1981 by attending evening classes for 16 years - an accomplishment he is very proud of. He received his Executive MBA degree from UNH in 1990 and was thrilled that it only took him two years!

Ron worked for People's Bank, where he started a credit card program that grew to $4 billion in the United States. He then established a successful credit card operation in the United Kingdom.

Ron was selected by the University as a Distinguished Alumnus in 1994 and served on the Alumni Association Board from 2000-2003. An active community volunteer, he was President of the Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts of America, board member of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Connecticut, Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph's Church in Meriden, board member of Birthright of Greater Meriden, and Chairman of the Prison Advisory Commission in Cheshire.

Ron's wife, Agnes, served as an administrative associate at MidState Medical Center in Meriden. Ron and Agnes live in Cheshire and have two daughters and a grandson.


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