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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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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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Executive Education Leadership Program in the Rollins College of Business Graduates the Class of 2018

On Wednesday, October 24 a ceremony and reception was held on UTC’s campus to celebrate the Class of 2018 and their completion of the Executive Education Leadership Program. The Executive Education Center in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business 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

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UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast Hosted on Oct. 24 in Conjunction with Startup Week Chattanooga

The 2018 UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast took place on Wednesday, October 24 on UTC’s Campus in conjunction with StartUp Week Chattanooga. The event was hosted by the Gary W. Rollins College of Business Clarence E. Harris Chair of Excellence and was presented by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. UTC students, faculty and staff, as well as Chattanooga community members, heard from Dawson Wheeler and Marvin Webb (co-founders of Rock/Creek). “Webb

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Accounting – Student Organizations Update – Fall 2018

Continue reading to catch up on news from the student organizations in the department of Accounting for Fall 2018.     Institute for Management Accountants: The Institute for Management Accountants at UTC brought in more than 10 outside speakers to meet with students over the course of the 2017-18 academic year. The UTC IMA was awarded more than seven Certified Management Accountant scholarships in the last academic year. Five accounting

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Recent Grad Feature – Where are they now?

        Meet Ashton Mitchell, Recent Graduate           Ashton Mitchell is a recent graduate from UTC where she majored in Accounting. Ashton expresses that without the help of the Rollins College of Business at UTC she would not have had the opportunities that she did. The Business Living and Learning Community helped prepare her for interviews and networking while she also built a

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UTC donors join celebration for largest private gift in university history

Alumnus Gary Rollins and his wife, Kathleen Rollins, were the guests of honor as University of Tennessee at Chattanooga faculty, staff and students thanked the couple for the largest philanthropic gift in UTC history. Cheerleaders, members of the marching band and dance team kicked off festivities celebrating the naming of the Gary W. Rollins College of Business after the Rollins gave $40 million to the college. Renaming the college

Inaugural Business Empowerment Academy Gives Participants the Opportunity to Experience ‘College Life’

The inaugural Business Empowerment Academy in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business, took place June 25-29 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 business

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High School Students Participate in 2018 UTC Summer Business Experience

Last week (June 18-22, 2018), high school students from Tennessee, Georgia, and even Germany, 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

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