Manning School of Business

Pulichino Tong Business Building

Naming a facility in the Pulichino Tong Business Building, the new home for the Robert J. Manning School of Business, offers a great tribute to an individual, family or corporation – connecting their names to the important student and academic activities that will be conducted in the building. The Pulichino Tong Business Building was named after UMass Lowell alumnus John Pulichino ’67 and his wife, Joy Tong, in honor of their generous support of business programs. The following are examples of naming opportunities that are still available.

For more information about naming opportunities, please contact Senior Major Gifts Officer Steven Rogers in the Office of University Advancement at 978-934-4803 or

Naming of the Manning School of Business Building (reserved)
The new building for the Robert J. Manning School of Business, to be named the Pulichino Tong Business Building, will be on North Campus surrounded by the colleges of engineering and sciences. Located on the corner of University Avenue and Riverside Street, the new building will be strategically positioned within walking distance of the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center. The business and innovation activities housed in the new business building will complement and support the science and innovation conducted at the Saab Center. The combined complex will facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary student, faculty and industry interactions. 
We envision the new building as a professional yet contemporary home for cutting-edge business education, research and industry interactions. Although presenting a somewhat traditional brick façade, the building will contain ample glass to naturally brighten spaces and create pleasant work and social spaces. The proposed four-story, 66,000-square-foot facility will accommodate an anticipated growth in both students and faculty.

The Trading Room - $2.5 million
Combining state-of-the-art technology and real-time data, the Trading Room facilitates global industry, firm and currency analyses, risk management evaluation, asset evaluation and other financial concepts and analyses. The Trading Room will be open to all business majors and will serve as both a teaching and research center. Its use will be required in some core business classes. The Trading Room area will also serve as the vibrant hub of social and networking activity on North Campus. It will house a coffee bar and meeting space in an airy, open space. It will attract interdisciplinary students, faculty and industry partners. The Trading Room will contain up to 20 seats for student-simulated trading and research and open to two research classrooms supporting traditional lecture, online research, student teamwork and group presentations.

Building Floors - $1 million
Each floor of Pulichino Tong Business Building will have a specific focus, with naming opportunities available for each.

Main Building Atrium - $1 million
This open area will provide much needed space for collaboration and provide a sense of community among students, faculty and organizational partners.

Exterior Plaza - $500,000
The central concourse of the building will face University Avenue and look across to Cumnock Hall and the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center. It will include a state-of-the-art Trading Room and meeting space for students, researchers and industry partners. The open space will be designed to host events and programs throughout the year.

The Business Development Center - $250,000 (1)
The Business Development Center will be designed for small group meetings with shared space for up to six new ventures. The center will house four small conference rooms to support group meetings, one larger area to house the six businesses and will include work spaces for students.

Office Suites - $100,000 to $500,000 (6)
The third floor will contain a mix of administrative spaces and student/faculty meeting spaces, including:

  • The Graduate Program Office
  • The Marketing Suite
  • The Management Suite
  • The Finance Suite/Accounting Suite
  • The Entrepreneur Suite
Classrooms - $50,000 - 100,000
Contemporary classrooms will support traditional lecture, online research and group work and team presentations. High-quality lecture and presentation capture will also be available in all classrooms of the business building.

  • 50 student-capacity classrooms (6)
  • 40 student-capacity classrooms - option to divide into eight 20 student classrooms (4)
  • 30 student-capacity classroom (1)
  • student study rooms (4)
Conference and Seminar Facilities - $50,000 to $100,000
Varying in size, the conference and seminar rooms will be for small group meetings, conferences, seminars, classes and research presentations. These conference and seminar facilities are one of the focal points of the building’s concept: collaboration
across disciplines.

Faculty Offices - $10,000 to $25,000
The third floor will include a resource/student area displaying and promoting online co-operative education and online study abroad opportunities. It will also include a faculty commons area, a graduate student commons area, graduate student work spaces and one academic department housing faculty offices and a reception and common area.