News and Events
The College of Business marks its 90th year with a series of special events this year. A special College of Business anniversary feature, “The Business of Innovation” in the the spring 2014 issue of QuadAngles includes a timeline, profiles, a history of the College’s past and current accomplishments—and plans for its exciting future.
The Main Ceremony for the University of Rhode Island 128th Commencement will be held May 18, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. on the Quadrangle. After the conclusion of the Main Ceremony, the College of Business Ceremony will be held at Keaney Gymnasium.
On Monday, March 24, 2014, at 7 p.m., the Annual Vangermeersch Endowed Lecture Series welcomes Bob Jeffrey, JWT Worldwide Chairman and CEO. His topic: “From Rhode Island to Madison Avenue: The Creative CEO—On Brand Building, Creativity, and Pioneering for the Future.” Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences Auditorium, URI Kingston Campus. This event is free and open to the public.
In the most recent issue of Forefront Magazine, COB Advisory Board member Fred Newton, senior vice president and chief human resources officer of the Apollo Group, shares lessons culled from a complex organization in “How to Manage 41,000 Employees.”
The 2014-2015 College of Business online scholarship application form will be available Monday, March 17, 2014, through Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Each year, the College of Business Hall of Fame and Awards Committee seeks nominations of faculty members and administrative staff for the Dean’s Excellence Awards in the areas of Undergraduate Teaching, Graduate Teaching, Research, Service, and Administrative Support.
A graduating senior majoring in accounting has won a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Arianna Greco, 22, from Warren, N.J., said she was shocked when she heard her professors had nominated her for the prestigious scholarship.
The University of Rhode Island is offering a chance to learn from the ultimate networker. If you’re looking for a job, you won’t want to miss a chance to meet author Daniel Seddiqui on March 19.
While many of his fellow business students have internships that may lead to Wall Street careers, Kaan Yarar is halfway through a yearlong financial coaching fellowship at the Capital Good Fund in Providence, another step in reaching his personal goal of reducing poverty in Rhode Island, the United States, and beyond.
Congrats also go to a special University of Rhode Island team, the first-place winner of the student case competition at the 29th Annual Minority Business Conference sponsored by the Boston Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants.
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