Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates


As we prepare for the new year – 2023, really? – it’s a time when we each reflect and think about what we would like the next year to look like. How do we want to be better? How do we want to improve? What do we need to do differently? To what do we…

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Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Joyous Kwanzaa! Remember:

Congrats to the Class of 2022!

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! Our colleague Mark Buono ’81 served as the commencement speaker and was given an honorary degree. View the entire commencement ceremony below.

Grading with Rubrics

I am embarrassed to admit this, but for the first time this semester, I used the rubric feature in OAKS Assignment. I loved it, and am kicking myself for all the years I graded the hard way. If you grade a lot of written projects in OAKS Assignment, you really should give the feature a…

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Thank you, Barbara Green!

After three decades of service, we’ll miss seeing Barbara’s face around the School of Business. Thank you so much, Barbara, for all you’ve done for us over the years! Get your goodbyes in before her last day on the 20th!

Maroon Memories: Christian Pabon

Submitted by Lancie Affonso As we wrap up another semester, I am proud of our SB December graduates, especially our first generation MSPS graduates and wanted to share some “maroon memories” photos and a great plug for our Global Scholars Program from: Christian Pabon: INTB /LACS (linked-in) Activities and societies: CofC Global Scholar: TAU Sigma…

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MBA Program Receives National Recognition from Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune

The College of Charleston School of Business has recently been named among Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2022-23 Best Business Schools list for its Master of Business Administration program. The MBA program has also made Fortune’s 2022-23 Best MBA Programs list. Read more on The College Today.

Mentoring Matters

I’ve been reminded this week of a favorite survey outcome, periodically reported in Inside Higher Ed. Here’s a 2019 version: Faculty mentors provide students exceptional educational benefits (opinion) ( This morning a faculty colleague dropped in for help finding student home addresses in MyPortal. Why? Because at the end of the semester, he sends a…

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BPS Graduate Featured on The College Today

Rob Concannon – a Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) student who many recognize as president of the South Carolina Stingrays – left college over two decades ago to focus on his career in the sport of hockey. Now he’s graduating with his bachelor’s degree on Saturday. Concannon says that all of the professors he’s studied…

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Recent Faculty Research

Here are two publications I lifted this week from a Management and Marketing email thread: Dr. Angela Passarelli’s recent Human Resource Management publication, “Communication quality and relational self‐expansion: The path to leadership coaching effectiveness”, is now available online. (ABDC A*, 6.235 IF). Dr. Ivana Milosevic had a recent acceptance, in Journal of Small Business Management, “The process…

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Winding Down

Graduation is Saturday, the holidays are approaching, and soon it will be 2023. How did that happen? A lot happened in 2022, but the world seemed more “normal” than in 2021 and certainly more than 2020. But it was certainly an unusual year for all of us in the School of Business. We got through…

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Nominate Students for Programs and Scholarships

We need your help! Encourage students to take advantage of opportunities in the business school. Several programs provide students the chance to get engaged beyond the classroom , and some of those programs select next year’s cohort right after the new year (e.g., Market Process Scholars, Investment Program, and Schottland Scholars). It is also time…

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Our Shared Future

It was great to see everyone Tuesday evening at the Holiday Mix and Mingle. The event was a great reminder that we have great faculty, staff, BOG members, and College leaders all working together to advance our great institution. We shared some laughs, food, drink, and a lot of conversations about where we’ve been and…

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And the winner is…

Kimberly Tribou (Accounting) – Ugly Sweater Contest Winner Amanda Phillips (MBA) – Ugly Sweater Contest Runner-Up Finance Department – Gingerbread House Champion Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the holiday party – can’t wait to see you all again next year!

Tuesday, Dec 13: Planned Electrical Outage – 8:00 – 9:30 am

Please plan on either working from home or coming in after 9:30am on Tuesday. The building will NOT have workable conditions from 8-9:30am. This outage is part of the college’s Electric Grid Infrastructure Upgrade project to provide additional electric capacity to the Simons Center for the Arts, currently under renovation. Let me know if you…

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Impact X Alumni in the Charleston Regional Business Journal

Charleston startup rates businesses on sensory triggers, accessibility Many mobile apps let visitors rate restaurants, bars and tourist attractions on a five-star scale based on service, value or cleanliness, but a new app called SAFE-ROAM, created by College of Charleston students and graduates Noah Futch, Madison Gardner, Nicole Nelson and Tyler Smithhart will let users…

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VanDenburgh Quoted in The Wall Street Journal

Accounting professor William VanDenburgh was quoted in The Wall Street Journal regarding his research on cryptocurrency. His comments related to the papers that he and professors Roxane DeLaurell and Roger Daniels published this year on the topic. Read the article here.

MBA Program Sees Stellar Job Placement Stats

Congratulations to Erin Halford, director of MBA Employer Relations and Professional Development, and the MBA team on their great job placements stats for MBA12 (the Class of 2022)! Placement % at graduation 92% Placement % 90 days after graduation 100% Average starting salary $70,314 These numbers will be part of the next U.S. News ranking…

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Got News?

Do you have news you would like to share on The Pulse? Use this form to provide a write-up and it will be put into the queue to be reviewed. I will review (not write!) your post and get it out quickly. There’s a lot of good happening, and our goal is to share and…

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