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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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Top-Performing Business Students Recognized at 2019 Chambliss Student Recognition Ceremony

The Gary W. Rollins College of Business’ top performing students were honored during the Chambliss Student Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in UTC’s Patten Chapel. Each year in the Spring, the Rollins College of Business honors students at the Student Recognition Ceremony in the following categories: Student Organizations and Leaders, Departmental Awards and Honor Societies, John C. Stophel Distinguished Scholars, and graduating seniors. Students were also inducted

Two notable business leaders inducted into the Gary W. Rollins College of Business Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

Two notable business leaders who are also UTC alumni, were inducted into the UTC Gary W. Rollins College of Business Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame on April 9. Cindy Monroe and Albert Woodard joined a group of individuals who represent both the entrepreneurial history of Chattanooga and the city’s ongoing economic success. Monroe is the founder of Thirty-One Gifts, a direct-sales company with more than 63,000 independent sales consultants in

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

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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

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