Yearly Archives: 2017

Dr. James Henley to retire from UTC after 27 years

Dr. James Henley, Henry Hart and UC Foundation Professor of Marketing, will retire January 1, 2018 after 27 years of service at UTC. Prior coming to UTC, Dr. Henley also taught for 3 years at Mississippi State University, 5 years at Radford University, 1 year at Pfeiffer College, and 3 years at Southside Virginia Community College. He will complete his career with a total of 39 years in higher

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Business LLC Students look back on their first semester at UTC

The 2017-18 Business Living Learning Community students and their Program Director, Jaclyn York, traveled to many businesses and volunteered their time to help others during the Fall 2017 semester. “We are currently in our fifth year and the cohort from this semester has been incredible”, said York, Program Director. “We have had hiring managers and various professionals from companies such as Elliott Davis, Covenant Transport, and PlayCore visit our

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Dr. Leila Pratt to retire January 1, 2018 after 43 years

Dr. Leila Pratt, UTC Hart Professor of Economics, will retire January 1, 2018 after 43 years of service at UTC. Dr. Pratt will retire as Emeritus Professor of Economics. It is estimated that over her 43 years of teaching, she has influenced the minds of nearly 12,000 students in her classroom. She is also an influential researcher who has been published in many journals including the Journal of Money

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Walden Security’s Mike and Amy Walden present a generous gift to the UTC Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

Gift allows the VEP to continue to help military veterans launch or grow their own business… The University of Tennessee Chattanooga and its College of Business announce a generous bequest of $1 million from Mike and Amy Walden of Walden Security to support the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program. The bequest will create the Michael and Amy Walden Endowed Fund for Veteran’s Entrepreneurship. Their company, Walden Security, also has increased its

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College of Business Economics Students Recently Visit Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga

UTC College of Business Economics Professor Dr. Bonnal recently took a group of economics students to visit the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. Students visited with the Purchasing Department at Volkswagen and also met with the Human Resources Department to discuss internship opportunities,listened to presentations by current interns about their latest projects, and toured the factory to view assembly lines for the latest models of the VW Passat and Atlas.

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Chattanooga Professionals Complete 2017 Executive Education Leadership Program

On Wednesday, November 1st, a group of Chattanooga professionals were celebrated as they completed the 2017 UTC College of Business Executive Education Leadership Program. The UTC College of Business Executive Education Center 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 Program series is delivered in eight sessions over

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UTC College of Business Hosted Presentation on ‘The Economic Impact of the Opioid Epidemic’

On Wednesday, October 25th, the College of Business hosted a presentation on ‘The Economic Impact of the Opioid Epidemic’ presented by Curtis Florence of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. This event was sponsored by the CFA Society East Tennessee. The opioid epidemic is a serious public health issue affecting communities across the country. Understanding the economic burden of opioid abuse can help decision makers shape

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High School Students Discover Accounting at UTC

        On Tuesday, October 24th local high school students traveled to UTC’s campus to learn about the professional world of accounting. This event was organized by the Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA). Many businesses were represented by accounting professionals including First Volunteer Bank, BlueCross BlueShield of TN, Elliott Davis Decosimo, Patten and Patten, Inc., UTC College of Business, Career Lane, LLC, and the Tennessee Titans. Topics

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Major General William B. Raines Honored at UTC Military Appreciation Game on Oct. 21st

On Saturday, October 21, the College of Business and UTC Veterans Entrepreneurship Program honored Major General William B. Raines (Retired) as the 2017 Military Appreciation Game honoree. Gen. Raines was honored for his long-time support of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program. The VEP is hosted by the College of Business and is designed to help military veterans launch or grow their own businesses. About Gen. Raines: Gen. Raines is the

UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast Hosted on Oct. 19th in Conjunction with Startup Week Chattanooga

The 2017 UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast took place on Thursday, October 19th on UTC’s Campus in conjunction with StartUp Week Chattanooga. StartUp Week gives Chattanooga the opportunity to celebrate and showcase its entrepreneurial community. Not only is the city home to some amazing new businesses, but it also offers a network of resources that make it a great place for launching and growing a business. The College of Business at

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