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Z. Lupton Patten Chair in Business Ethics Established in the UTC Gary W. Rollins College of Business

A $1 million gift from the children and grandchildren of Z. Lupton Patten will create an endowed chair in business ethics within The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business. The Z. Lupton Patten Chair in Business Ethics has been endowed through the vision and dedication of the late Fontaine Patten Moore (UTC ’65, Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Society) and the generosity of her sisters,

UTC’s Veterans Entrepreneurship Program applications are open for 2021

Applications are open today for the 2021 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) housed in UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business. Now in its tenth year, the VEP offers a highly innovative immersion program built around hands-on learning, personalized interaction, and exposure to inspiring role models. Our mission is to foster the creation of successful, profitable ventures owned by veterans. A team of world-class faculty, distinguished entrepreneurs, and subject matter

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Welcome to the NEW Fletcher Hall

Renovation Project Transforms Interior and Provides a Variety of Spaces for Students This fall, students, faculty and staff in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business returned to a newly renovated Fletcher Hall. The changes made to the building were significant and included demolition and rebuilding the 1st, 3rd and 4th floors. The renovation added a number of new computer labs, updated classrooms and created new collision spaces for

A Year in Review: UTC Department of Accounting 2019-2020

A Word from Dr. Hollingsworth, Accounting Department Head As the 2019-2020 academic year comes to a close, we look back over the highs and lows our department has faced. The fall 2019 semester started with sadness for the death of Dr. Greg Thibadoux, a cherished faculty member who has been missed greatly. Dr. Thibadoux taught many students at UTC and helped them improve their lives. As I watched students

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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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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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

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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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

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