Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

Spreading the word about a deadly disease

Today, I want to share a heartfelt story about our colleague who experienced the devastating impact of the opioid epidemic. The former dean of the College of Charleston School of Business, Dr. Alan Shao, lost his son to fentanyl overdose. This tragic event emphasizes the urgency of understanding and addressing this crisis. By sharing personal…

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Hurricane Thoughts

First and most importantly, I hope you and your loved ones are well and were minimally impacted by the storm. Many people have asked me if this was my first hurricane – forgetting that I’ve lost count, having lived in Florida and Eastern NC. Despite my familiarity, each storm is a new experience and gives…

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Mentoring Matters

The College of Charleston Multicultural Student Programs & Services offers Mentoring Matters. This year, 8 students with a major in the School of Business have applied to participate. We’re hoping to have each of those 8 mentored by a School of Business faculty or staff member. So far, we have 5 faculty applications to participate…

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Accounting Games

On the first day of class, I spotted our colleague Dr. Kimberly Tribou carrying an armful of Monopoly games on her way to class. The reason? She uses the game as a learning opportunity to remind students that accounting provides the rules and guidelines for business. Last week, the MSA students enjoyed an afternoon of…

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Upcoming Dates and Deadlines: September

Regularly, we’ll provide a look ahead at critical dates and deadlines on the academic calendar.  Here is what’s on the horizon over the next several weeks: Thursday, August 31 – Departmental chairs’ SZAAREG deadline for full semester Tuesday, September 5 – Attendance verification for faculty opens in MyPortal Thursday, September 7 – Last day for…

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Quick Stats: Advising Drop-In Totals

Throughout the Drop/Add period (from Friday, August 18-Monday, August 28), the Student Success Center provided drop-in availability to help students modify their schedules, think through major changes, review graduation timelines, and discuss other topics related to degree progression. We’re proud to share the following statistics from the drop-in period: From Friday, August 18-Monday, August 28,…

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Student Success Insights (SSI) Training

As the College moves toward a unified approach for faculty and staff advising, the Center for Academic Performance and Persistence is excited to invite you to a brief training on how to leverage Student Success Insights (SSI) in your day-to-day work with students. SSI provides you with valuable information about your advisees in just one…

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ROI & Student Success

Seeing all the movement on campus and hearing the engagement is extraordinary. I am continually amazed at how you do what you do. We are a school of business at a public institution, and we’ve learned to leverage our resources. Then, when we think we can’t leverage them anymore, we do. And still, we provide…

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Cougar Complete & the CofC Bookstore

On Tuesday, we hosted an impromptu happy hour in the Dean Suite to chatter about the day. The chatter ended up having a theme, and that theme was “Cougar Complete”. Cougar Complete is the new textbook integration from the bookstore. There’s a guide in OAKS regarding how to use  it, as well as more information…

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Student Success Insights (SSI) Training

As the College moves toward a unified approach for faculty and staff advising, the Center for Academic Performance and Persistence is excited to invite you to a brief training on how to leverage Student Success Insights (SSI) in your day-to-day work with students. SSI provides you with valuable information about your advisees in just one…

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School of Business Athletes

We have nearly 100 athletes in the School of Business. Of the 100 athletes, about 70% are upperclassmen (31 are seniors, 38 are juniors). Forty-one are majoring in Business Administration; nearly half of those do not have a concentration. The second most popular major is Finance, with nearly 20 students declared. I do not have…

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Join The Conversation

From Ron Menchaca, Vice President of Communications I’m writing to ask for your participation in a new strategic initiative intended to highlight the academic expertise of our faculty and to increase national visibility for the College and its programs. In January 2023, the College began a one-year pilot membership with the non-profit news organization The…

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Library Instruction

Dear School of Business colleagues, I hope you had an enjoyable summer. I’m sure your course schedules are already completed or well on their way to being so, but I wanted to remind you that, although my calendar is filling up quickly, I am available for library instruction. I’ve prepared the following “pitch,” and I…

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Recognizing Melinda Patience for 10 Years of Service

Congratulations to Melinda Patience on hitting the 10-year milestone! Melinda started working as the Research Coordinator for the Office of Tourism Analysis in May 2013 and began working with the Center for Public Choice and Market Process in Spring 2017. No stranger to the business school, she graduated in 2007 as a HTMT and BADM…

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Kicking Off the New Academic Year: We’ve Got This!

Can you believe it’s that time of the year again? Beatty is buzzing, students are moving in, and we’re about to embark on another incredible academic journey at OUR Charleston School of Business. A Quick Trip Down Memory Lane Okay, quick throwback – remember all those successes from last year? The challenges that turned into…

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Advising Drop-In Hours in the Student Success Center

Our advising trio in the Student Success Center (Drew Newton, Robin Bradley, and Kenndal Rote) are on stand-by to support students with schedule changes through the Drop/Add period.  Advisors will be available for drop-in support from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the following days.  Simply let a student know to stop by the Student Success Center!…

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Advising Drop-In Hours in CAPP

Are you working with a student who has questions regarding academic probation, late withdrawal petition, leave of absence, or another topic related to academic standards and policies?  The Center for Academic Performance and Persistence (CAPP) is here to help!  CAPP will be available to see students on an appointment basis (via Appointment Manager) and will…

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Supervising a Bachelor’s Essay

Several colleagues have been contacted this week to discuss requests from students to supervise a Bachelor’s Essay. If you’ve never supervised a Bachelor’s Essay before, seek advice about the tasks associated with the requirement (e.g., a senior faculty member, your Chair, myself, etc.). Also review the information provided by the Honors College to students regarding…

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Welcoming Molly Bresnahan to the School of Business

Molly Bresnahan has joined the College of Charleston as our new director of development for the School of Business. Her first day was Monday, August 14. Molly, who is a Massachusetts native, has been a senior member of nonprofit institutional advancement leadership teams serving social service, private preparatory schools, private higher education and public higher…

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MBA14 Kicks off School Year with Pre-Term

MBA14 is off to a strong start! The newest MBA class has spent the last two weeks before classes understanding their professional and personal interests. Earlier this week, students formed teams to build spaghetti towers while using their strengths in an exercise facilitated by Michelle Futrell. The winners of the challenge are pictured! MBA14 has…

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