May 2012

UT Establishes Professorship in Honor of Dean Jan R. Williams

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration's Advisory Council to the Deans announced the establishment of the Jan R. Williams Endowed Professorship at its bi-annual meeting on April 20. The faculty award is in honor of the college's dean, Jan R. Williams, who will retire within the coming year.

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UT Team Wins Regional Human Resources Business Plan Competition

A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, team has won a Southeast regional business plan competition sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management. The UT team of graduate human resource management students — Jeffrey Arnold of Middlesboro, K.Y.; Paresh Patel of London, England; Kate Reiger of Maryville, TN; Sarah Higgins of Knoxville, TN; and Qi Fu of Beijing, China — competed against 50 students from 15 universities.

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UT Entrepreneur Develops Winning Energy Video Game

Charles Chin was the most recent winner of the UT College of Business Administration's Vol Court competition for developing a video game focused on real-world energy production and consumption. The competition is sponsored by the college's Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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The Executive in Residence Program: Transforming Students into Leaders

By Jody Cochran, Global Leadership Scholars student

The Global Leadership Scholars program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is an undergraduate honors community for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the College of Business Administration. Students take honors versions of core business classes, participate in a semester-long, study-abroad and internship program, complete a senior thesis, and participate in an Executive in Residence program (EIR) of leadership seminars held jointly with the college's full-time MBA program.

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Future Trends in Supply Chain Management

Faculty from the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management recently published articles of note in Supply Chain Management Review.

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Professional MBA Alumni Celebrate Impact of Program

Happy 10th Anniversary to the Professional MBA Class of 2002! Class members recently reunited at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Knoxville to commemorate their graduation 10 years ago and to celebrate with faculty the impact the Professional MBA program has made on their lives. Pictured here are Rebecca Harmon, vice president of human resources at DeRoyal, and Melissa Manley, president of ISCO Consulting.

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Student Spotlight

UT College of Business Administration senior Tyler Reed was a “typical” college student prior to 2011, studying for a business degree and working during the summers. However, just over a year ago, his life changed forever when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. This month, Reed graduates with a degree in finance and information management. Read More

Alum Spotlight

Two-time University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alumnus and entrepreneur Mason Jones is co-founder and owner of Volunteer Traditions, a company dedicated to producing traditional apparel focused on state pride. The company is the brain child of Jones and his law school classmate, Brock Bosson, who thought of the idea to propel their home state's image after noting how often they saw the South Carolina state flag's emblem on various merchandise. Read More

Faculty Spotlight

Mary Collins Holcomb, PhD, associate professor of logistics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will tell you that her blood truly runs orange---not only are all three of her degrees (bachelor's, MBA, and PhD) from UT, but she also chose to return to the university after a brief time on the faculty at Iowa State University. Her professional career has included spending 18 years at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in transportation research and policy issues for the U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, and Defense. Holcomb's background also consists of various industry experiences with the former Burlington Northern Railroad, General Motors, and Milliken & Company. Read More