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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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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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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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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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College of Business and Center for Global Education will Welcome International SUSI Scholars for the 3rd Year

In late-June, 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 College of Business to welcome 22 students from 18 European countries — Belarus, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. These

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Inaugural Vision Hospitality Immersion Program Gives Students Hands-on Experience with Careers in the Hospitality Industry

The Vision Hospitality Group and the UTC 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 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 to plan and budget for

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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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