University Ball 2009
Western Connecticut State University faculty, staff, students and friends honored Union Savings Bank for its tireless efforts to foster community growth at the 23rd University Ball in May. This year’s theme, “A Beacon on Main,” illustrated how USB has been a guiding light in the region for more than 142 years. The ball is the largest fundraiser for the WCSU Foundation, which last year disbursed more than $230,000 in scholarship awards to 197 students and provided funding in support of academic programs, student trips and international travel. The foundation offers 29 scholarships across all academic disciplines. The awards help many students stay in school or take classes without having to work multiple jobs. Also honored at the ball were Richard and Marie Sturdevant, who received the Gino Arconti Civic Award; and Drs. Paul and Ann Hines, who received The Ruth A. Haas Academic and Community Leadership Award.