CCSU School of Business Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 1
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 Focus on Business
Academic Year 2010-2011 Volume 1, Number 1
Dr. Patricia Root, Editor
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Second Annual Hall of Honors Awards

Kelley Hedley

The School of Business held its second annual Hall of Honor Awards Gala on May 7, 2011. The School was delighted to have Jeffrey D. Butler, President and Chief Operating Officer of Connecticut Light and Power Company, receive the Corporate Partner award on behalf of CL&P.  Mr. Butler was also the keynote speader during the Delta Mu Delta honors ceremony held the next day.

Distinguished members of the community were honored in four categories. More...


CCSU Students Get the EDGE

EDGE Students

On December 2, 2010, CCSU announced its partnership with The Traveler’s Companies, Inc. through the EDGE program – Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment. The key to the partnership is a $130,000 grant CCSU received from Travelers.

The first cohort of EDGE scholars is comprised of students who have demonstrated the ability to persevere through life’s difficult challenges.  More...


Thomas R. Keene: Distinguished Banking and Finance Lecture

Thomas R. Keene, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg News, one of the nation’s top economic and business journalists, was the featured speaker on November 10, 2011 for the American Savings Foundation Endowed Chair’s Distinguished Banking and Finance Lecture series presented by the CCSU School of Business. Mr. Keene hosts Surveillance Midday on Bloomberg Television and is co-host of Bloomberg Surveillance heard weekday mornings on Bloomberg Radio.  More...

Thomas R. Keene

AACSB Progress Report

The School of Business continues to make significant progress towards joining the elite group of business schools accredited by the Association of American Colleges and Schools of Business – International (AACSB-International). The School is in the initial accreditation process and has received encouraging feedback from the Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC). We are working closely with our mentor, Maling Ebrahimpour, to provide information and outcomes to the IAC in order to steadily move towards achieving the important goal of accreditation.

New Colleague: Melody Avery

Melody Avery

The School of Business is delighted to welcome a new colleague: Melody Avery. Melody joined us as Major Gift Associate in January, 2011. While formally housed in the Office of Institutional Advancement, Melody is responsible for outreach and development exclusively for our School. This is her first foray into higher education and describes the campus, students and faculty as “vibrant and engaging.”  More...


School of Business Invites Students to the SPA

School of Business students are all encouraged to take advantage of the School’s SPA – the Center for Student Professional Advancement. The SPA provides a holistic approach to student development, with the goal of fostering individual competencies to transform students into business leaders by encouraging both innovative thinking and personal growth. Its mission is “to enrich student learning and foster professionalized achievement beyond the classroom experience”.  More...


News from the Departments

Accounting:  In November 2010, approximately fifty accounting students participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, to learn about assisting local families in preparing their income tax returns...

Marketing: The Marketing Department recently added The Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Research to its ranks, with Khoon Y. Koh appointed as its Director...

Finance: On April 6, 2011, Joseph B. Farhat received the Trustees Teaching Award from the CCSU Board of Trustees...

Management Information Systems (M.I.S.): In November, 2010, a CCSU student team comprised of M.I.S. students placed first in the Travelers IT Business Case Competition...

Management: This spring, the Elevator Pitch Competition saw approximately sixty student from eight disciplines pitch ideas to panels of expert judges for $500 in prizes. There were three winners...

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Business Advisory and Advancement Council (B.A.A.C.)

The School of Business would like to acknowledge the members of our Business Advisory and Advancement Council (BAAC). These are business and community leaders who generously give their time and talent to advance the interests of the School of Business. Their individual and collective energy and enthusiasm have benefitted our students enormously.

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