Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

BPS student and award-winning author Darius Brown featured on local news

Professional studies student Darius Brown was recently featured on ABC News 4 to talk about his award-winning book, At the Feet of the Elders. His book is now a 2024 Sons & Daughters of the United States Middle Passage Phyllis Wheatley Award winner. View the full interview on ABC News 4.

3 Insightful Pieces

This past week, three insightful pieces about the future of higher education caught my attention. The first was two significant studies, one by Gallup-Lumina and the other by Deloitte. Gallup-Lumina Foundation-State of Higher Education 2024 Report Some takeaways from this report are: Adults without degrees see “credentials” as important Career outcomes are key for considering…

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Marvin Gonzalez selected for a Fulbright Scholar Award

Marvin Gonzalez has just received notification that he has been selected to receive a Fulbright Scholar Award this year. He will spend his sabbatical working with academics and practitioners in North Macedonia on developing quality systems for N Macedonia’s Food Distribution networks. As per the letter Marvin received, he “will join the ranks of many…

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Economic Forecast 2024

In partnership with the Charleston Home Builders Association, join us on June 26th as we launch a housing research initiative to bring action-oriented, fact-based knowledge around the pressures facing the housing crisis in the Lowcountry. This initiative will enhance how elected/public officials, business leaders, developers and the public understand what shapes the housing market. Guest…

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Intentionality & Summer Reading

How’s your first week of summer been? Mine’s been busy, but a different kind of busy. There are still plenty of meetings, but there’s more time to be intentional. The academic year seems like we go from one thing to the next. We spend more time being reactive than proactive. Summer gives us time to…

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Graduation & Changing Landscape

This time of year has unique energy. The close of an academic year and the pomp and circumstance around the graduation ceremony in the Cistern Yard are significant. Our graduates are moving on to the next stage of their life’s journey. For me, it’s also a time to pause and reflect. There’s a lot to…

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School of Business Graduation Celebrations

SB Awards Ceremony Come celebrate our Senior Award Recipients Friday, May 10 – 2:00 PM Beatty Center Atrium Student award recipients have been notified. Please join us in recognizing our award winners from the senior class. Outstanding Hospitality and Tourism Management Student Caroline Orchard Outstanding Marketing Student Destiny Humphrey Outstanding Management Student Taylor Fagan Outstanding…

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2023-24 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipients

It is that time of year we honor another extraordinary group of faculty members for their accomplishments in leadership, service, research and teaching. Congratulations to this year’s faculty award winners! 2024 Distinguished Teaching Award John McGrath John McGrath, Ph.D. is an instructor of marketing and management at the School of Business. He joined the College…

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Finance major turns internship into full-time job

Natalia Mattar is a graduating finance major and economics minor who turned her internship with Tandem Investment Advisors as a research analyst into a full-time investment management position. She will have many responsibilities but will mainly be researching stocks to add to the company’s portfolio. She offers a few tips to students looking to turn…

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Lancie Affonso inducted into newly established CofC Waring Society

During the last Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting, the Board voted unanimously to create a society for former officers and Board members, called the Waties Waring Society. The Society is named for CofC alumnus Waties Waring, Class of 1900, who served as President of the Alumni Association from 1916-1918. Judge Waring later became a…

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Matthew Zittritsch completes capstone paper for SIT Graduate Institute program

Congratulations to Matthew Zittritsch, global studies education coordinator, on successfully completing his capstone paper, “College of Charleston Experiential Learning Program in Ghana, Spring 2024.” This paper meets the requirements of his graduate studies at the School for International Training (SIT). The paper highlights an extensive evaluation that was conducted of the Spring Break in Ghana…

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Marketing major chronicles attending The London Book Fair as an intern

Graduating senior Kate Kurtzman served as a marketing intern for KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd.,  a publishing company headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia. She graduates this weekend with a B.S. in Marketing before embarking on an MBA at the University of Cincinnati. She writes: “With not much prior background in the publishing industry, I was amazed with…

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Reminder-SB Alumni Drop-In on Friday, May 3

You are cordially invited to the School of Business Alumni Mix & Mingle Drop-In on Friday, May 3, from 5-7 p.m., in the Beatty Atrium. Join our business alumni for drinks and light bites as they tour the Student Success Center, hop in our podcast studio to record some advice for students, and learn about…

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Hospitality Graduate Publishes New Book

With his enthusiastic and optimistic manner, you would have no idea that Dylan Finn went through one of the scariest experiences imaginable. In 2020, while a student at the College of Charleston, Finn suffered a serious fall, resulting in a traumatic brain injury. There was only a 10% survival rate. Despite the chances, he beat…

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Winners of the Cougar Roar Pitch Competition

We are delighted to announce the winners of our Cougar Roar Pitch Competition. The Center for Entrepreneurship awarded $13,500 to student entrepreneurs. The winners were: Student Entrepreneur of the Year| $1,000 $1,000 to the winner: Island Insect Control Flint Ranney Impact X | $7,500 $5,000 to the first-place team: Peninsula Packaging Speeney, Brendon Wineman, Jack…

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Thank You!

The semester is over. Graduation is around the corner. There’s a lot running through my brain that I could write about. But I keep coming back to how thankful I am for you, what you do, and, more importantly, how and why you do it. We have our challenges, and as I’ve become fond of…

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Bubble Trouble

Earlier this week, two things caught my attention. The first is the 2024 EAB State of the Sector report – as we know, we have challenges. There’s a YouTube presentation, Reckoning with Relevance: 2024 Higher Ed State of the Sector, as well. Then, Patrick Lencioni’s, At the Table Podcast, had a conversation about “bubble trouble.”…

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SCIM’s End of Year Strike Out

Nothing says “end-of-year” quite like celebrations! On Wednesday, April 24, students, faculty, and staff from the Department of Supply Chain and Information Management celebrated another fantastic academic year bowling at The Alley. Attendees enjoyed good food, music and friendly competition!

School of Business Staff Celebrate Admin Professionals Day

In recognition of Administrative Professionals Day yesterday, ten members of our School of Business staff participated in a Strengths Retreat facilitated by our colleague Michelle Futrell. We spent the day at WestEdge analyzing and dissecting our top five CliftonStrengths and learning how to harness our talents for success. We discussed characteristics that describe us, the…

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College of Charleston Celebrates Big Win on a Global Scale

**from Weishen Wang, chair, Department of Finance** For the Spring 2024 Investment Challenge, hosted by the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) Association, the College of Charleston has achieved an impressive standing among global universities, securing a position in the top three ranks. This exclusive competition, which ran from February 5, 2024, to March 29, 2024, saw…

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