For many years now, CTR has presented Past Presidents Scholarships to deserving students enrolled in the real estate program at UConn. This year two $1,000 scholarships were presented by CTR Past President Carol Christiansen at the Annual Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studios Awards banquet held on April 20, 2023 at the Hartford Club.
Daniel Illescas will graduate in May 2023 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in Real Estate. He maintained a 3.41 GPA while participating in both the Real Estate and Economics Societies, the College Diabetes Network and Windham Hospital Volunteer Program. He is also a UConn Leadership and JPMorgan Chase AHL scholarship winner who has been on the Dean’s List since December of 2021 and an intern with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. since June of 2022.
Ethan Peplau will also graduate in May 2023 with a Bachelor’s in Management and a minor in Real Estate. He has an impressive 3.901 GPA and is a Babbidge Scholar, been on the Dean’s list for several semesters and received the A&R Employees Union (American Federation of Teachers) scholarship as well. Ethan served as the DECA President, the Cryptocurrency/Blockchain Club President, and was a member of both the Business Management and Real Estate Societies.