UT Reaches $1 Billion Campaign for Tennessee Goal Ahead of Schedule; Anderson Gift Puts UT over the Top in Campaign
The Campaign for Tennessee, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the 216-year history of the University of Tennessee, has reached its $1-billion goal 18 months ahead of schedule. While the campaign's official end is not until December 2011, a total of $1,023,331,880 already has been committed. The gift that put the campaign over the top came from the family of UT Board of Trustees member Charles C. Anderson Jr., CEO of Anderson Media Corp., and his wife, Moll, an author; lifestyle, marketing and communications expert; and TV host.
Highschoolers Learn About Business Careers Through Summer Program
Twenty-eight high school students from Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina visited the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in July for a week-long program that allows them to explore the world of business and possible business careers. This is the third year for "Business Education for Talented Students" (BETS), a program that allows students from communities underrepresented in the business world to learn more about business career opportunities.
Y-12 and UT Partner to Recruit Top Students to UT MBA Program
A unique partnership between the UT College of Business Administration and B&W Y-12 promises to attract exceptional students to UT's full-time MBA program and enhance business development efforts at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Through the Career Advantage Program, Y-12 is offering employment to up to five prospective students before they enroll in the full-time MBA program. Previously, Y-12 offered part-time internships to several students after they enrolled.
Marketplace Live Wins Brandon Hall Silver Excellence in Learning Technology Award
Marketplace Live Business Simulation recently received a Brandon Hall Silver Award for Excellence in Learning Technology in the category of Best Advance in 3-D or Immersive Learning Technology.“We are honored to have won the Silver Excellence award,” said Ernie Cadotte, author of Marketplace Live and professor of marketing in the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration. “It is great to be recognized for our innovative thinking by Brandon Hall, an independent, world-renowned, e-learning and research organization.”
Jim Haslam, founder of Pilot Corp., has directed $1 million to establish a new Haslam Torch Fund. The endowment earnings will be used by undergraduate and MBA students to learn how to manage investment portfolios.
To read more about Haslam’s gift and the College of Business Administration’s torch funds, please visit: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/jun/17/haslam-donates-1m-endowment-to-ut-business/
UT Full-Time MBA Students Give to Chile
The University of Tennessee full-time MBA students donated $1,020 to Habitat for Humanity Chile to help rebuild areas affected by the recent earthquake. Sixty-four students from the MBA program, who had been planning to spend their spring break in an international immersion experience in Chile and were diverted from landing in the country because of the earthquake, wanted to do something for the area and help the Chilean people. According to Habitat for Humanity Chile, the MBA donation will be used as part of a larger contribution that will help rebuild and repair homes, schools, and community centers in Curepto, Villa Prat, Paine, and Santa Maria Island.