Summer 2012

UT Knoxville College of Business Administration Announces Century Campaign

The UT Knoxville College of Business Administration will celebrate its 100 year anniversary in 2014. In recognition of this significant historic milestone, the college has announced a new campaign to be the cornerstone of the centennial celebration. As part of the college's role in UT Knoxville's journey to become a top 25 public research institution, the Century Campaign seeks to grow the college's endowment from its current level of approximately $74.2 million to $100 million by 2014.

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High Schoolers Explore Business World through UT Summer Program

In June, 30 high school students from the Southeast learned about office etiquette, personal finance, the business world, and potential careers at a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, summer camp hosted by the College of Business Administration. The five-year-old Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) program allows students from communities underrepresented in the business world to explore career opportunities. There is no cost to the students to attend.

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UT Names Classroom for Alumnus Jim R. Shelby

The UT College of Business Administration announced the naming of the Jim R. Shelby Classroom in the James A. Haslam II Business Building at a presentation celebrated on May 10. The naming was announced by Dean Jan R. Williams, Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair in the UT College of Business Administration. Over 100 of Shelby's family, friends, and professional peers attended the presentation, hosted in the newly named room of the James A. Haslam II Business Building.

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Members of UT's National Association of Black Accountants Meet With Executives in Charlotte

Members of the University of Tennessee's National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) student chapter and the National Black MBA Association recently went on a week-long professional development trip to Charlotte, North Carolina. Twenty-one high-achieving students from the UT Knoxville College of Business Administration participated. The students, from first-year to graduate-level, have an interest in a business-related discipline, such as accounting, marketing, finance, and information management. The purpose of the trip was to give them first-hand exposure on how companies operated and have them envision potential career paths within those industries.

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Don Bruce Appointed New SEC and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative

Economics professor Don Bruce has been named UT's new faculty athletics representative for the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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August 7 Full and Second Session Summer Classes End

August 15 Summer Graduation

August 15 UT New Faculty Orientation

August 16 CBA New Faculty Orientation

August 22 Fall Classes Begin

September 3 Labor Day – No Classes/Offices Closed

September 8 CBA Open House Featuring Inky Johnson

September 15 CBA Giving Society Pre-Game Tailgate Reception

September 20-21 Global Supply Chain Forum


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Student Spotlight

MBA Class of 2013 candidate and former Lady Vols athlete Elizabeth Tiller has already earned her undergraduate degrees from UT in both Spanish (with a concentration in Hispanic studies) and public administration. As an accomplished student, Alabama-native Tiller entered UT as part of the inaugural 15-member class of Haslam Scholars, the esteemed honors program that attracts top students from across the United States. In addition, she was a recipient of the 2008 Peyton Manning Scholarship. Read More


Alum Spotlight

Executive MBA alumna Stacy L. Leeds is used to having the word "first" come before more than just one of her professional job titles. The dean and professor of law at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is the first female American Indian to serve as dean of a law school. She was also the youngest person and first female ever to serve as a Cherokee Nation Supreme Court judge. As a teacher, writer, consultant, and advocate in the areas of American Indian law, property, energy and natural resources, economic development, judicial administration, and higher education, Leeds serves countless Americans across her community, state, region, and country. Read More

Faculty Spotlight

This past April, Assistant Professor of Finance David Cicero had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in "Bo Bikes Bama," a charity bike ride with retired pro baseball and football star Bo Jackson, Cicero's childhood hero. The ride was organized to raise funds for victims of the devastating tornadoes in 2011 that ravaged Cicero and Jackson's native state of Alabama. Although Cicero is "all Vol" now, he grew up in a household of Auburn fans and spent many fall weekends cheering on the Tigers and football star Jackson. Like most young Auburn fans of the time, Cicero's favorite player was the legendary Jackson, who grew up in the Birmingham area. When Jackson witnessed his neighbors' suffering after the tornadoes, he was moved to join the tornado relief efforts by leading a five-day charity bike ride through the hardest hit areas. The ride took place on the one-year anniversary of the tornadoes. Read More