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Rollins College of Business and Center for Global Education will welcome International SUSI Scholars for the fourth year

In July, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will again host the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders from Europe. The Center for Global Education is partnering with the Gary W. Rollins College of Business to welcome 20 students from 17 European countries — Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and Ukraine. These

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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

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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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

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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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

Rollins College of Business Celebrates Graduates of the 2018 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

The Gary W. Rollins College of Business Veterans Entrepreneurship Program class of 2018 arrived in Chattanooga on Saturday, July 21 to begin what is known as VEP Boot Camp. Now in its seventh year, the VEP boot camp instructors provided participants with a rigorous schedule. Participating veterans received instruction in Leverage, Risk & Guerrilla Action; Business Model Canvas Workshop; Innovation & Creativity; Personal Selling; Financing Your Venture; and many

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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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