TVFCU awards first Idea Leap Loan to UTC VEP graduate

Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union announced the first Idea Leap loan candidate from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) closed on their loan on Tuesday, March 19. Jim Derry, a National Guard and law enforcement veteran, will use the Idea Leap Loan to support marketing his company, Derry Software, which helps provide local governments tools to use their information better. “Jim is an example of

Third-Annual Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference took place on UTC’s campus

The Gary W. Rollins College of Business Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship and the UTC E-Club hosted the 2019 Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference(SEEC) on the UTC campus March 1 and 2. Students from UTC and from colleges and universities around the country participated in the two-day event. Students heard from the founders of successful start-up companies, angel investors, attorneys, and digital marketers. Many students also participated in a pitch contest

UTC Students Attend The POWER of WE: an externship at BlueCross BlueShield of TN

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, UTC students representing many departments across campus attended the POWER of WE: an externship at BlueCross BlueShield of TN. The externship was hosted by the Gary W. Rollins College of Business and BCBST with support from the Student Government Association, Black Student Alliance, and Black History Month at UTC. Students who participated in the externship had the opportunity to gain insight into career opportunities,

Student Blog Post: A Day in the Life…

Written by Madi Taylor, Rollins College of Business Senior A day in the life of a Rollins College of Business student starts off with coffee, of course! Internships are a part of our education, so I work 12-15 hours a week in the Communications and Marketing Department on campus getting real work experience in a university marketing office. My classes are Monday-Thursday and include classes like Professional Selling, Consumer

Student Blog Post: How did I get to Peru?

Written by Mickayla Turner, Rollins College of Business Student Fortunately for students of the Rollins College of Business (RCOB), those that cannot (or do not want to) participate in a semester-long study abroad program can take trips abroad between semesters. The International Business Experiences can last approximately 10 to 14 days and fit nicely in winter break and/or summer break. Winter break was the perfect fit for me. The

A Message to College of Business Alumni from Dean Robert Dooley

A message for alumni of the College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dear College of Business Alumni, As you may have heard, in June 2018, the UTC College of Business was named. You are now graduates of the Gary W. Rollins College of Business. The naming honors Mr. Rollins, an alumnus whose global company, Rollins, Inc., (a conglomerate that includes Orkin Pest Control) just celebrated

Veterans Entrepreneurship Program Graduate Provides Security for the Stars

Terry Chandler, a recent graduate of the UTC Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) hosted by the Gary W. Rollins College of Business, learned a lot about growing his business during the program. Now he is protecting some of Nashville’s biggest stars. Chandler is the owner of Platinum Protection Service and Chandler & Associates Private Investigations, LLC. After furthering his education in entrepreneurship by participating in the VEP, his business has been

New Home Improvement Product Launch by UTC MBA Graduate D’Anna Farrar

Jolls Innovations, LLC., owned by UTC MBA graduate D’Anna Farrar and husband Justin Jolls, announced the launch of their first innovative Patented Home Improvement product, The Paint Tray Saver™. In 2016, Farrar pitched the product in the Rollins College of Business Elevator Pitch Competition and won first place. She remains involved with the Rollins College of Business by participating in several entrepreneurship programs including leading a session in the 2017

Executive Education Leadership Program in the Rollins College of Business Graduates the Class of 2018

On Wednesday, October 24 a ceremony and reception was held on UTC’s campus to celebrate the Class of 2018 and their completion of the Executive Education Leadership Program. The Executive Education Center in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business offers area companies a local option for high-quality, powerful leadership learning that provides participants with strategic skills and real-world tools to meet the business challenges of today. The Leadership

UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast Hosted on Oct. 24 in Conjunction with Startup Week Chattanooga

The 2018 UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast took place on Wednesday, October 24 on UTC’s Campus in conjunction with StartUp Week Chattanooga. The event was hosted by the Gary W. Rollins College of Business Clarence E. Harris Chair of Excellence and was presented by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. UTC students, faculty and staff, as well as Chattanooga community members, heard from Dawson Wheeler and Marvin Webb (co-founders of Rock/Creek). “Webb