Yearly Archives: 2019

Fletcher Hall Renovations Underway: Departments and Offices Relocated

Renovations are beginning in Fletcher Hall, home of UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business. As the 2019-2020 academic year begins, the 3rd and 4th floors of Fletcher Hall are closed for renovation. As a result, academic departments, the office of the dean and some faculty offices have been relocated to Davenport Hall. However, the 1st and 2nd floors of Fletcher remain open with classrooms, team meeting rooms, student

High school students participate in 2019 UTC Summer Business Experience

Last week (June 24-28, 2019), high school students from across the state of Tennessee participated in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business’ Summer Business Experience. The program was designed for academically talented rising high school seniors who show an interest in business disciplines. The Summer Business Experience offers the opportunity to interact one-on-one with university professors and successful business professionals through a variety of hands-on workshops, field trips

Rollins College of Business and Center for Global Education will welcome International SUSI Scholars for the fourth year

In July, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will again host the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders from Europe. The Center for Global Education is partnering with the Gary W. Rollins College of Business to welcome 20 students from 17 European countries — Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and Ukraine. These

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2nd annual Business Empowerment Academy gives participants the opportunity to experience ‘college life’

The second annual Business Empowerment Academy in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business, took place June 17-21 on UTC’s campus. The BEA gives participants the opportunity to experience college life for a week while learning about business careers from faculty, local business leaders, and trips to local companies. Additionally, students learn life skills such as business etiquette, leadership, financial literacy, and networking skills to prepare them for the

UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business and College of Engineering and Computer Science Announce New Master’s Degree in Data Analytics

UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business and College of Engineering and Computer Science have announced a new, collaborative Master of Science in Data Analytics degree. Applications for the fall 2019 semester are now open. “Data Analytics is a broad discipline with many applications and focuses on the collection, management, quality control and interpretation of large sets of data,” said Hemant Jain, Director of the MSDA Program and W.

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Second-annual Vision Hospitality Immersion Program gives students hands-on experience

Vision Hospitality Group and the UTC Gary W. Rollins College of Business recently hosted a week-long Hospitality Immersion Program for students interested in exploring careers in the hospitality industry. Participants spent a week staying in and visiting Vision Hospitality properties in downtown Chattanooga and received hands-on experience in hotel management, operations, food and beverage, and marketing. The students also completed a week-long project in which they worked in teams

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First Tennessee Foundation awards UTC Business Empowerment Academy $10,000 grant

For the second year in a row, the UTC Business Empowerment Academy has received a $10,000 grant from the First Tennessee Foundation. The program is open to first generation college students, students on free or reduced lunch, or under-represented students who are academically talented rising high school seniors (a senior in the fall of 2019) with a minimum GPA of 2.85. The grant will allow the program to focus

MAcc student receives ‘Student Research Award’ at national conference

Current Master’s of Accountancy student, Madison Gaither, received the Student Research Award for her most recent research at the SOBIE (Society of Business, Industry, and Economics) conference in Sandestin, FL. Madison’s research paper, “Challenges and Opportunities of First-Generation College Students in Business: An Exploratory Survey” was selected among 23 total student research submissions. SOBIE is “the premier academic conference for small and regional universities”. When asked why she chose

Application deadline approaching for two summer programs in the Rollins College of Business available to rising high school seniors

Two Gary W. Rollins College of Business programs have an application deadline of May 15, 2019: the Business Empowerment Academy and the Summer Business Experience. The Business Empowerment Academy (BEA) is a NEW 5-day residential summer program that is free of charge to all participants. The program is open to first generation college students, students on free or reduced lunch, or under-represented students (i.e., Native American, African American, Asian American,

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Student Feature: Jake Huffine, Accounting

Jake Huffine, a graduating senior double majoring in Accounting and Finance, sat down for an interview with the Accounting Department to walk us back through his successful four-year collegiate career. Throughout his time at UTC, Huffine has sustained a 4.0 GPA, partaken in two internships with PlayCore and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), was named SoCon Wrestling Student Athlete of the Week (Dec. 26, 2018), and served on the Rollins

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