Business Honors Student Tori Gandyby Sarah Domm

Collat Business Honors student Tori Gandy has been invited to join the 2015 Teach for America Corps. Tori, along with two other UAB invitees, will spend the next two years teaching in low-income areas throughout America.

Teach for America (TFA) is a nonprofit corps composed of high-achieving recent college graduates and professionals. Corps members are committed to expanding educational opportunities for children facing the challenges of poverty by committing for two years to teach in high-need schools. 

The TFA application process is highly competitive, with an acceptance rate of just 15 percents in 2014. Tori was chosen from more than 50,000 applicants at more than 850 colleges and universities throughout America. TFA takes great pride in recruiting corps members from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of academic disciplines.

andrew milsteadAndrew Milstead, senior finance major in the UAB Collat School of Business and Business Honors student, hopes to bring natural apiaries to the Birmingham area through a project he’s pursuing as part of a national initiative to develop America’s next-generation leaders.

Oliver studentManagement instructor Nathan Oliver was honored with the 2015 President’s Award for Diversity. The Vice President for Equity and Diversity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success recognized UAB’s outstanding leaders at a special luncheon for their commitment and contributions to diversity on campus.

For the past four years, Oliver has led Collat’s Business Student Scholars program, a service-learning program geared towards providing students with an opportunity to apply business concepts and knowledge in real world settings while also mentoring local area high school students. Student teams engaged in unique, highly impactful service projects aimed at enhancing economic development in Alabama’s rural Wilcox County and in the City of Birmingham. These projects helped bridge the gap between UAB and the communities it serves, and promoted the university’s core values, which include an appreciation for diversity of all kinds.

 
 
businessonline insideThe Master of Accountancy online degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business has been ranked among the top 10 programs of its kind, according to a list released this month by www.online-accounting-degrees.net.

This ranking is the second national accolade the program has received this year after being recognized as 17th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Online Programs rankings.

 
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U.S. News & World Report
recently acknowledged the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business’ online master’s degrees as top national programs.

The programs were rated 17th in its 2015 Best Online Programs rankings, which were released this past week. UAB is one of 118 schools to be included in the rankings this year.

 

Simon awardDr. Simon Sheng was awarded the Steven J. Shaw Best Paper in Conference at The Society for Marketing Advances (SMA) 2014 Annual Conference for his research, “Marketing and R&D Coopetition, Knowledge Integration, and New Product Performance”.

 

ameen barghi 315Ameen Barghi, a member of the Collat School of Business Honors Program’s Class of 2015 cohort, has been awarded a 2015 Rhodes Scholarship. Ameen is a neuroscience and translational research double major at UAB.  

ServiceFirst BroughtonTom Broughton, Chief Executive Officer of ServisFirst Bank, recently told students in the combined MBA and undergraduate capstone class “Strategic leadership through the eyes of the C-Suite” that his company’s competitive advantage is based on its ability to build service relationships with its customers. Broughton made a return visit to the Collat School of Business on November 18, 2014.