Upcoming Events

February 16
PROMBA Information Session

February 25
Investments Learning Center Open House

February 28
Business and Basketball reception for Dean’s Circle members

March 4
Alumni reception in Birmingham, AL



Fellow Business Alumni and Former UT Football

Stand-Outs Phillip Fulmer and Mike West
Join Forces Off Field

Fulmer, West

Former UT football coach Phillip Fulmer has joined fellow alumnus Mike West at Northshore Management Company, founded by West. To learn more about Fulmer’s work after football and the company led by partners including West and Fulmer, click on this link.

Program Notes

UT Knoxville Named a ‘Best Value’ Public College by Princeton Review

Princeton Review logoNow more than ever, parents and students want strong academics at an affordable price when it comes to choosing a college education. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers just that according to The Princeton Review’s “Best Value Colleges for 2010″ list released today, which ranks the university among the 50 best values in higher education in the country.

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Schumann Combines Time Between College and Faculty Learning Center

Dave SchumannThe phrase “wearing many hats” is one that seems to have been written specifically about College of Business Administration professor David Schumann.  In addition to the time he devotes to teaching the college’s doctoral students and Global Leadership Scholars, Schumann is now helping faculty from all colleges within the university to improve their teaching through his role as director of UT’s Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center (TENN TLC). 

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UT Alum Banner Establishes Townsend and Wachowicz Endowments to Honor Educators

Jenny BannerUT College of Business Administration alumna Jennifer Banner has generously established two endowments for the college in honor of two of her former educators, the Richard L. Townsend Excellence Endowment and the John Wachowicz Excellence Endowment.  Banner’s gift is part of the Campaign for Tennessee, a $1 billion fundraising effort at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  “I wanted to honor two professors who made a difference in my life, both while I was on campus and continuing over the course of my professional life,” Banner explains. 

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College of Business Administration Faculty Honored

Bill FoxJoe CarcelloState Tax Notes magazine recently printed a list of the most influential people in the state and local tax world during the past 10 years. Bill Fox, professor of economics and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in the College of Business Administration, is part of that all-decade team. Joseph V. Carcello received the 2010 Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (TSCPA) Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award.

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Business and Basketball

Dean's Circle LogoOn February 28, members of the college’s Dean’s Circle will gather at the Chris Lofton Recruiting Lounge in Pratt Pavilion before the UT Lady Vols vs. Mississippi basketball game.  Hosted by the college’s alumni annual giving chair, Michael Strickland, and Dean Jan Williams, Dean’s Circle members will be joined by special guests including men’s basketball Coach Bruce Pearl,  UT Athletic Director Mike Hamilton, Lady Vols Athletic Director Joan Cronan, Tennessee Basketball legend Dane Bradshaw, and the superstar place kicker from the 1998 National Championship Vols Football Team, Jeff Hall.

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Faculty Spotlight

Chanaka EdirisingheFor almost 20 years, Dr. Chanaka Edirisinghe has been part of the UT College of Business Administration’s esteemed faculty specializing in management science.  With an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Sri Lanka and a master’s in engineering/industrial engineering and management from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, Edirisinghe earned his doctorate in management science in 1991 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.


Alumni Spotlight

Larry BaldwinUT College of Business Administration alumnus Lorance (Larry)  Baldwin is spending the weeks following graduation from the Professional MBA program (often known as ProMBA) somewhere very different from his classmates---Balad, Iraq. As a First Lieutenant and troop executive officer of the Tennessee Army National Guard, Baldwin has enjoyed life as a “citizen-soldier” since his enlistment in 1999 at the age of 29.


Student Spotlight

Catrice JamesCollege of Business Administration senior Catrice James is often looked up to as a leader among her peers. A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, James is pursuing her undergraduate degree in accounting with a collateral in information management. She is an active member of Beta Alpha Psi, the college’s accounting fraternity, and serves as vice-president and a charter member of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA).