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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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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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Top-Performing College of Business Students Recognized at 2018 Chambliss Student Recognition Ceremony

The College of Business’ top performing students were honored during the Chambliss Student Recognition Ceremony on Friday, April 20, 2018 in UTC’s Patten Chapel. Each year in the Spring, the 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 into the Beta Gamma

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Second Annual Night of Networking Event presented by Decosimo Success Center

The second annual College of Business Night of Networking event, presented by the Decosimo Success Center, took place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The College of Business Night of Networking is a fun event where students and employers were able to make some real connections, seek out internships, find a job, or simply begin networking to learn more about potential careers. We are so thankful for the local companies who continue to

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Chambliss Law Firm Honored Distinguished UTC College of Business Students

Stophel Scholars program connects promising students with Chattanooga business leaders Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. honored the 2017-2018 John C. Stophel Distinguished Students from the UTC College of Business during the firm’s annual Stophel Scholars reception on Thursday, March 1. The reception at the Chambliss Conference Center in Liberty Tower offered the six award recipients the opportunity to meet and engage with members of Chattanooga’s business community. Sharing what

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Decosimo Success Center prepares business students for employment through Resume Week event

At the start of every semester, the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center (DSC) dedicates a full week to assisting College of Business students polish their resumes. Business community members from prominent Chattanooga and regional companies are invited to take over the Fletcher Hall student lounge and lend students their expertise by giving their resumes a thorough “once-over”. While providing advice to make these documents more attractive to employers, these

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Dr. James Henley to retire from UTC after 27 years

Dr. James Henley, Henry Hart and UC Foundation Professor of Marketing, will retire January 1, 2018 after 27 years of service at UTC. Prior coming to UTC, Dr. Henley also taught for 3 years at Mississippi State University, 5 years at Radford University, 1 year at Pfeiffer College, and 3 years at Southside Virginia Community College. He will complete his career with a total of 39 years in higher

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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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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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