Yates AGGAston 170215Stephanie Yates, Ph.D., was honored this week as one of three 2017 A.G. Gaston Community Service Award recipients. Dr. Yates, director of the UAB Collat School of Business’s Regions Institute for Financial Education, was honored at the 13th Annual A.G. Gaston Conference luncheon Wednesday at the BJCC.

Capital Campaign HagwoodSenior Vice President and Regional Manager for Capital One Multifamily Finance in Birmingham, Chad Thomas Hagwood, has made a substantial gift to name the Finance Lab in the new Collat School of Business building.

The Chad Thomas Hagwood Finance Lab will serve as a 40-seat, advanced teaching space designed to provide finance and real estate finance students with hands-on experience performing business transactions and valuable business scenarios that reflect the marketplace. The lab will also house the Green and Gold Fund, an award-winning, student-managed investment portfolio.

RonMcabeeCollatRon McAbee grew up watching the hard work his grandfather put into his work as a cotton farmer and the dedication his father put into his work as a battalion chief of the Birmingham Fire Department. Their examples motivated him as he took another path – one not taken before by a member of his family – and became the first person in his family to graduate from college.

Everyone can agree that cookies are the universal currency of happiness, but this isn’t your grandmother’s baking. Reagan Lyle, owner of ReaBakes, wants to flip the script on the traditional sugar cookie. And at 24, she’s off to a tasty start.

A recent Collat graduate (MK ’16), Reagan is one of the many Collat entrepreneurs that have used UAB’s cutting-edge education to propel their business forward, marrying in-class education with real-life application.

Jack Howard 200Jack Howard, Ph.D., has been appointed interim chair of the Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods department, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Molly Wasko 16Management Information Systems professor Molly Wasko, Ph.D., who also chairs the UAB Collat School of Business Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods (MISQ) Department, has been appointed associate dean of research, innovation and faculty success, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

See where some of our recent business graduates are heading and how the Collat School of Business helped them get there.  

UAB officials and Birmingham business leaders broke ground today for the new building that will house the Collat School of Business and Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Community leaders including Charles Collat, Mayer Electric chairman emeritus, Ed Aldag of Medical Properties Trust, and Billy Harbert of BL Harbert International were in attendance to help shovel the first pile of dirt at the site, ceremoniously kicking off construction of the project, which is expected to officially begin Dec. 19, lasting 18 months.

ProAssurance TeamStudents of business strategy learn that a strategic plan must include a mission statement that clearly describes what the business does.