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UT Reaches $1 Billion Campaign for Tennessee Goal Ahead of Schedule; Anderson Gift Puts UT over the Top in Campaign

Charles Anderson & family

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.

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Highschoolers Learn About Business Careers Through Summer Program

BETS 2010Twenty-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.

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Y-12 and UT Partner to Recruit Top Students to UT MBA Program

Senior Gift 2010A 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.

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Marketplace Live Wins Brandon Hall Silver Excellence in Learning Technology Award

MarketPlace awardMarketplace 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.”

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Haslam Directs $1 million to Establish New Torch Fund

Jim and Natalie HaslamJim 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

Habitat for Humanity ChileThe 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.

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Faculty Spotlight

Tom GravesThomas H. Graves joined the UT College of Business Administration in 2006 after a successful 33-year career with Caterpillar Inc. Graves brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of areas, including entrepreneurship, “intrapreneurship,” and management. Following a brief retirement and a stent teaching at National Business College and Pellissippi State, Graves was invited to develop a course in new venture planning for the enterprise management curriculum in the Department of Management at UT. Student enrollment in this entrepreneurially-focused class demonstrated an interest in and need for an undergraduate collateral in entrepreneurship.

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Alumni Spotlight

Lee BushkellUT alumnus Lee Bushkell describes his career path as a “string of fortuitous events” that allowed him to eventually become vice president and general manager of PGATOUR.com, the official website of the PGA Tour and the number one, golf-related website in the world. However, from the outside looking in, it is clear there was as much hard work involved as there was luck. Bushkell grew up everywhere from Los Angeles to Minneapolis to Germany to Milwaukee before his family settled in Knoxville when he was in the sixth grade. After graduating from the Webb School of Knoxville in 1988, Bushkell earned his undergraduate degree in art in 1992 from Davidson College.

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Student Spotlight

Julia Hunt

Full-time MBA student Julia Hunt felt at home in the College of Business Administration from the first day classes started. The Maryville, Tennessee, native attended the University of Tennessee as an undergraduate student, graduating with honors from the College of Business Administration in 2008. In addition to earning a high GPA and multiple scholarships, Hunt worked for Calloway Oil Company, implementing high-impact, cost-saving measures, and was active in the American Marketing Association. Between Hunt’s graduation in the spring of 2008 and her return to UT in the fall of 2009, she worked as a human resources and price book associate for Calloway Oil Company.

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