Tochukwu Mbiamnozie, a Nigerian born rising star, has been announced as one of the awardees of the 2017 University of Bridgeport. The UB Rising Stars Awards recognize the best and brightest of the school’s alumni under the age of 40.
The young Nigerian earned his MBA in Business Administration from the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business in 2016. The 2015 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award at UB, Tochukwu is the founder and CEO of Tucci Polo Inc., a lifestyle, luxury-footwear, and accessory brand created for those seeking innovative fashion and impeccable Italian craftsmanship. He is also a member of the U.S Chamber of Commerce and Greater New York Chamber of Commerce.
Tochukwu, among many others, was recognized as the best and brightest of the school’s alumni under the age of 40 and among the year’s rising stars whose professional, leadership and social impact are worth global recognition.
However, this is the first year that UB is giving the awards, though the school regularly recognizes Distinguished Alumni—this year at the UB Awards Dinner on October 7, during Homecoming weekend.
“With so many accomplished alumni, we are thrilled to introduce the Rising Star Awards so we can appropriately acknowledge our younger alumni who are doing big things in the real world,” said Aimee Marcella, executive director for alumni & family engagement. “We look forward to recognizing other Rising Stars in years to come, as well as celebrating notable alumni and former student athletes during Homecoming.” The report says.