UT Welcomes the Class of 2014
The 4,200 freshmen who began classes at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on August 18 once again comprise one of the most academically accomplished classes the university has ever welcomed. This year’s freshman class’ average GPA was 3.81, compared to 3.79 last year, and more than 41 percent of this year’s incoming freshmen had high school grade point averages of 4.0 or better — continuing the steady rise in this statistic over past years.
UT College of Business Administration Ranked Among Nation’s Best
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, joined the ranks of the nation’s Top 50 public institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 undergraduate rankings. UT Knoxville ranked 47th among all public universities, up five spots from last year, and 101st among all national universities in the list that includes 260 American universities offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. UT Knoxville’s business and engineering programs also continue to be ranked among the nation’s top public institutions.
Business Professors Report on Devastating Consequences for Companies Engaged in Financial Fraud
A study by two College of Business Administration accounting professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, shows that corporate financial fraud doesn't pay. Professors Joe Carcello and Terry Neal were part of a team that conducted a 10-year study for the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), a private-sector organization dedicated to business ethics. The study, "Fraudulent Financial Reporting: 1998-2007," examined 347 alleged fraud cases investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
College Hosts Open House on UT Game Day
UT Parents Association Offers Family Weekend Activities
Join your family on campus September 24-26, 2010 to watch the Vols take on UAB inside Neyland Stadium! Several times throughout each year, the Parents Association offers events to welcome parents into the UT family. Family Weekend events are a great chance to enjoy some time with your student on campus. You will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to sporting events, attend Parents Association tailgate parties and dinners, participate in family seminars, enjoy programming both on campus and around Knoxville, and much more.
UT Knoxville and College of Business Administration Expand Development Staff
UT Knoxville has hired major gifts officers for the Nashville and Memphis areas and hired a new officer for the College of Business Administration. Leslie Murphy will represent the university in Memphis, Tennessee, while Seth Reagan serves in Nashville, Tennessee. They join Sam Graddy, the university’s Atlanta, Georgia-based major gifts officer. Jennifer Nelson has replaced Reagan as the director of development for the College of Business Administration.
UT Alum Jim Brogan Establishes MBA Fellowship in Father’s Honor
UT College of Business Administration alumnus Jim Brogan of Brogan Financial has established the Beauchamp E. Brogan Investment Fellowship at the College of Business Administration in honor of his father. Beauchamp, a retired attorney in Knoxville, served as general counsel and secretary to UT's Board of Trustees for 25 years. "Being able to honor my father in this way means a great deal to me," Jim Brogan said. And Beauchamp Brogan said, "I'm overwhelmed in knowing that Jim named this fellowship after me."