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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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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,