A Semester in Argentina: A Student’s Perspective

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I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the fall semester of my sophomore year.  I chose to study abroad because, as a business major, I have always been interested in relations between South and North America. … [Read more...]

The College of Business Hosts Second Annual Case Competition

2018 Case Competition winners with Andrew Blate '04 and Craig Schneibolk of Beautiful Home Services.

The College of Business hosted its second Annual COB Case Competition, presented by Beautiful Home Services, on Friday, April 27 in Woodard Hall. Five groups of students from Dr. Woody Richardson and Dr. John Marsh's MGMT 490 classes were selected by College of Business faculty as finalists in the competition. Each group pitched its final presentation to a panel of judges. The prize for first place was $3,000, second place $2,000, and third place $1,000. Judging the competition was Andrew Blate '04 and Craig Schneibolk of Beautiful Home Services, Melinda May '91, Linda Blakemore '84 and Dr. Lynne Richardson, Vice President Admin & Finance at UMW. Results 1st Place - Jen and the Stay at Home Dads - Edward Buchanan, Jennifer Monroe, Adin Omerovic, David Gunnar Timm, Gavin Michael Wall 2nd Place - Management Gurus - Dylan Davis, Brian Hobbs, Maria Ingea, Nathan Neri, Carly Shapiro 3rd Place - Five Forces - Dan Clark, Sarah Karwowski, Brittany McBride, Madison McCoy, Jack … [Read more...]

Honors Night

L to R: Kim Thornton, Caroline Mosberg, Ethan Carter, Anna Talcott

The College of Business celebrated the success of its students during the annual Honors Night event on Tuesday, April 17 at UMW's Chandler Ballroom. The evening included student inductions into Sigma Beta Delta, a presentation of Outstanding Student Awards and an Ethical Student Award. Acting Dean Ken Machande welcomed almost 100 faculty, students and their guests to the event. Dr. Chris Garcia inducted 33 students into Sigma Beta Delta, an honor bestowed upon business students who have attained superior records in business programs in colleges with regional accreditation. Outstanding Student Awards were presented to: Patricia Lacey Metzger Memorial Award: Ethan Carter Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Caroline Mosberg Bachelor of Science in Marketing: Brian Hobbs Master of Business Administration: Kim Thornton The Ethical Student Award was presented by Mr. Chuck Bogue, president of the Rappahannock Rotary Club. Junior Anna Talcott was awarded for … [Read more...]

Career Chats Connects Students and Alumni

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Nearly thirty business alumni traveled to Woodard Hall, home of the College of Business, for Career Chats on March 27 and 28, 2018. Career Chats, an initiative of the College of Business, connects students with successful alumni professionals to network, share knowledge and experience, and provide students with an opportunity to engage directly with alumni. Business alumni visited from as far away as New Jersey. The speakers represented a variety of career fields and professions. Some are entrepreneurs, sales executives, chief financial officers from industries ranging from the federal government to real estate. More than forty classes participated in the two day program. Pam Nemeth '03, senior tax associate at CohnReznick, led an interactive session in Ken Machande's accounting class. Nemeth urged students to take their CPA exam shortly after graduating. She also shared the importance of finding internships that will help provide a path. Michelle Quinn '05 MBA, spoke to … [Read more...]

College of Business Participates for First Time in Mary Wash Giving Day

Give to the College of Business. Giving Day is Back. 3/20/18

The College of Business participated in its first Mary Wash Giving Day on March 20, 2018 and raised over $25,000 for student scholarships, research, travel opportunities, professional development programming and the Galen deGraff Scholarship fund. The University Center, serving as the on-campus Giving Day headquarters, bustled with activity, including a donation station, food, games and giveaways, even a photo booth with Sammy D. Eagle. Social media lit up all day long, as UMW supporters went wild with tags, shares and likes for posts and tweets that included the #MaryWashDay hashtag. The second annual 24-hour online giving event allowed supporters to contribute to all departments and colleges on campus. The University community came together for what ended up being the largest single day of fundraising in the university’s history. The initial goal of 1,908 gifts, in honor of its founding year, far surpassed the outcome of more than 2,600 gifts and over $425,000 in gifts. … [Read more...]

Dr. Mukesh Srivastava Selected for Fulbright Specialist Roster

Mukesh Srivastava

UMW College of Business Professor Dr. Mukesh Srivastava has been selected for the Fulbright Specialist Roster. The Fulbright program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, serves to promote the international engagement of academic scholarship and build linkages between U.S. and overseas eligible institutions. … [Read more...]

Life in the Fast Lane

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2017 UMW Business alums Clark Billups, Sean Kinslow, Victoria Le and Melisa Pilipovic returned to campus on January 23, 2018 to talk to current business students about life after graduation. The alums assembled in Woodard Hall where  Acting Dean of the College of Business, Ken Machande, moderated the panel discussion. Pilipovic, a federal audit associate at KPMG, began her job as an intern during the summer of 2016. She loves everything about her job and how it is constantly changing, She is always learning new things. "On the flip side, I wish I have been working longer. I don’t like that I don’t know everything yet," she said. Le, a contract specialist at the Marine Corps System Command at Dahlgren, suggested that students start job searching early and apply for a wide variety of positions. She stressed that "the hardest thing is the learning curve in a new job. Thankfully, everyone I work with is willing to help me learn and succeed." Kinslow, who currently works for … [Read more...]

First Annual College of Business Alumni Awards: A Great Success

Alumni Award Winners

The First Annual Business Alumni Awards took place Friday, October 20 in conjunction with UMW’s Homecoming Weekend. More than one hundred alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends of the College of Business attended the inaugural event.  It allowed guests to reconnect while also recognizing alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their professions and are leaders in their fields. Attendees enjoyed live music, food and bar stations prior to the awards ceremony, which was led by Acting Dean of the College of Business, Ken Machande. Machande shared many humorous, yet meaningful stories about each awardee. ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation and Beautiful Home Services served as the event sponsors. More than 30 business students were sponsored to attend. Eleven alumni in total were honored and all were present to accept their award with the exception of Dave Carey, who sent an entertaining video acceptance speech with the theme of Carpool Karaoke. During the video, Carey … [Read more...]

2017 Executive-in-Residence, Roberta MacDonald ’72 Shares How To Dance Among Giants

Roberta MacDonald speaking to a student

Alumna Roberta MacDonald credits the University of Mary Washington with giving her the tools it took to help launch her extraordinary 40-year marketing career. She’s served as Vermont’s first marketing director and worked for such heavy-hitters as the San Francisco Opera, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, American Express and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial … [Read more...]

College of Business Holds Admission Ceremony for New Business Majors

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The College of Business hosted its first Admission Ceremony for newly admitted business majors.  The ceremony recognizes this achievement and imparts what is expected from students as they continue their education in business and prepare for their professional careers. More than sixty students were welcomed into the College of Business on Friday, September 15, 2017, in conjunction with UMW's Family Weekend.  Parents and loved ones, along with College of Business faculty were in attendance at the event. Acting Dean Ken Machande served as the emcee of the event. The ceremony highlighted the Legacy of the College of Business and the student’s contribution to its principles. UMW business administration alumnus Dan Clendenin ’07 and current business administration major Caroline Mosberg spoke to the students as they were formally inducted into the College of Business. … [Read more...]