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Stanley and Nancy Wells

If you ask Stan Wells what inspired his long and fruitful relationship with the University of Hartford, he’ll sum it up in a single word: family.

"My wife Nancy attended Hartford College for Women and received a master’s in education from the University in 1976,” Wells says. “In addition, our two children and our daughter-in-law have MBAs from the Barney School. Each of them has been very successful in the business world as a result of the education they received and we’re proud of them all.”

Stanley Wells knows something about success in the business world himself. He spent 30 years as a senior executive on Wall Street before retiring at age 57. “It was a great ride,” he says, “but I reached a stage in my life where it was time to do something else.”

He’s a private investor today, which he loves. “I’ve got all the excitement that comes with being a player in the market without all the bureaucracy and personnel issues that come with being part of a large organization.”

Fortunately for the University of Hartford, Stan and Nancy Wells have also chosen to make significant investments in its future and the future of its students.

The Wells have already established two scholarships at the University of Hartford: one to support women’s education and another for a deserving MBA student in the Barney School. They’re also helping to establish a new scholarship for the Barney School’s actuarial program.

"We’re fortunate to be able to help deserving students and give them the same advantages that our children enjoyed,” Well says.  “We’re thrilled to give back to the University and we get a great deal of personal satisfaction from making a difference in students’ lives.”

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