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Business LLC Students look back on their first semester at UTC

The 2017-18 Business Living Learning Community students and their Program Director, Jaclyn York, traveled to many businesses and volunteered their time to help others during the Fall 2017 semester. “We are currently in our fifth year and the cohort from this semester has been incredible”, said York, Program Director. “We have had hiring managers and various professionals from companies such as Elliott Davis, Covenant Transport, and PlayCore visit our

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Dr. Leila Pratt to retire January 1, 2018 after 43 years

Dr. Leila Pratt, UTC Hart Professor of Economics, will retire January 1, 2018 after 43 years of service at UTC. Dr. Pratt will retire as Emeritus Professor of Economics. It is estimated that over her 43 years of teaching, she has influenced the minds of nearly 12,000 students in her classroom. She is also an influential researcher who has been published in many journals including the Journal of Money

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College of Business Economics Students Recently Visit Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga

UTC College of Business Economics Professor Dr. Bonnal recently took a group of economics students to visit the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. Students visited with the Purchasing Department at Volkswagen and also met with the Human Resources Department to discuss internship opportunities,listened to presentations by current interns about their latest projects, and toured the factory to view assembly lines for the latest models of the VW Passat and Atlas.

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UTC College of Business Hosted Presentation on ‘The Economic Impact of the Opioid Epidemic’

On Wednesday, October 25th, the College of Business hosted a presentation on ‘The Economic Impact of the Opioid Epidemic’ presented by Curtis Florence of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. This event was sponsored by the CFA Society East Tennessee. The opioid epidemic is a serious public health issue affecting communities across the country. Understanding the economic burden of opioid abuse can help decision makers shape

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UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast Hosted on Oct. 19th in Conjunction with Startup Week Chattanooga

The 2017 UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast took place on Thursday, October 19th on UTC’s Campus in conjunction with StartUp Week Chattanooga. StartUp Week gives Chattanooga the opportunity to celebrate and showcase its entrepreneurial community. Not only is the city home to some amazing new businesses, but it also offers a network of resources that make it a great place for launching and growing a business. The College of Business at

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College of Business Eta Kappa Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi Recognized as Distinguished Chapter

The Eta Kappa Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi in the UTC College of Business was recently recognized internationally as a Distinguished Chapter for their outstanding efforts during the 2016-2017 academic year. Recognition as a Distinguished Chapter is a significant accomplishment. Under the leadership of both Dr. Spencer Usrey and Dr. Joanie Sompayrac, the Eta Kappa Chapter has far exceeded the baseline requirements of Beta Alpha Psi and has excelled

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Upcoming Event: First W. Max Finley Chair of Excellence Seminar Series of 2017-18 Academic Year

Join us Friday, Oct. 27 at Noon for READMISSION ANALYTICS: Care Transformation Through Innovation and Analytics Presented by Mohan Tanniru, Ph.D., Prof of MIS, Oakland University, Rochester, MI Join us in Fletcher Hall, Room 305 for lunch and a presentation by Dr. Tanniru in the first W. Max Finley Chair for Excellence Seminar Series of the 2017-18 academic year. This seminar and lunch are provided FREE of charge, but

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Unum Hiring Event – Open to All Majors Campus Wide

UNUM Seeks to Hire UTC Students for Full-Time Roles in Chattanooga, TN Are you seeking full-time employment soon and unsure of how to get rolling? Are you looking for a way to get your career launched at the only Fortune 300 company headquartered in Chattanooga? Join the talent engine of the company, the Unum Contact Center, to get a firm foundation of its operations and torpedo into business roles

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COB Annual Event “Down with the Dean” Took Place Sept. 21

College of Business students, faculty, staff and student organizations gathered on Fletcher Hall’s front lawn Thursday, September 21st for the annual Down with the Dean event. This event included masquerade mask decorating for homecoming, the opportunity to get involved with student organizations, free food and tshirts, and the chance to dunk Dean Robert Dooley in a dunk tank! Students were also able to dunk Accounting professor Amie Haun and

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Students Are Getting “Back 2 Business” In Fletcher Hall

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 the UTC College of Business hosted its Welcome Week event “Back 2 Business”. Students enjoyed free snacks, played games and learned more about the great things that go on in the College of Business and our Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center. Participants met our dean, faculty and staff, learned more about business majors, career services and academic advising, got the scoop on what to

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