The annual UAB EXPO that celebrates excellence in research, creative activity and scholarship of undergraduate students was held on April 14, 2017 at the Hill Student Center. Collat School of Business students and faculty brought home top prizes from the expo.

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Students in the class of 2017 cohort of the Collat School of Business Honors Program presented their independent research in the poster presentation (see photos here). The first place winner in the category, Business, Finance and International was Andres Caceres (ID ’17), for his poster presentation, “IDEA Ratings: Increasing Student Response Rates”. Andres was advised by faculty member Karen Kennedy, Ph.D. The second place winner in the same category was Sam Sullivan (AC ’17), for his poster presentation, “Time Gap between Introductory Accounting and Intermediate Accounting and its Effect on Retention”. Sam’s faculty advisor was Chris Edmonds, Ph.D.

  Non profit class  Yoder expo2017

Collat students in a new course, Non-Profit Organization Strategy and Entrepreneurship taught by Annetta Dolowitz, MPH, MSW, won the Service Learning award for their team (Team Renaissance) presentation “Cones for a Cause” which made a business case for a Food Truck that offers Savory and Sweet Pies in a Cone to generate an income opportunity and job skills for disabled clients of Workshops, Inc.. Memberst of Team Renaissance include Kesha Oduyela, Bashar Khalaf, Brenton Capers, Nimisha Adamson, Clarissa Parker and Jesse Shoop.

Collat professor Steve Yoder, J.D., received the Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Service Learning, and Education Abroad in recognition of the exceptional guidance and encouragement that he provides to his students. As Director of the Collat Business Honors Program, professor Yoder requires students in the program to prepare a research project in their last semester and present their finding at the UAB EXPO. “Research to find new knowledge is just one type of active learning that our school aims to provide to its students,” says Yoder. “The fact that it is done independently but with one on one supervision from a faculty mentor, enhances its experiential value.”

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