Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

Ingrid Schneider Graduates from Charleston Chamber’s Minority Board of Directors Training

A big congratulations to Ingrid Schneider, program coordinator for the departments of Economics and Finance, on completing the Spring 2024 Minority Board of Directors Training hosted by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce! Minority Board of Directors Training focuses on developing a greater understanding of what it means to be a minority board member, the…

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Teach abroad in Austria

This is a friendly reminder about the upcoming application deadline for the Fulbright MCI | The Entrepreneurial School Visiting Professorship for the 2025-2026 academic year. Applications are due by September 16, 2024. The Fulbright MCI Visiting Professorship is open to faculty members at U.S. universities with distinguished scholarly accomplishments and interdisciplinary interests. The fields of…

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Welcoming Erin Blevins

This week, we welcomed Erin Blevins ’94 to our School of Business as our new budget director and assistant to the dean. Erin has been working at the College of Charleston since 2005. She started in the Department of Political Science as an administrative coordinator, where she enjoyed connecting students to internships and getting to…

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Buono Family Gives $2 Million to the College

The College of Charleston School of Business and School of Education will have enhanced faculty and student experiences thanks to a $2 million gift by Mark Buono ’81 and Judy Buono ’22 (M.Ed.). The Buono Endowed Professorship in Commercial Real Estate will be an endowed faculty position in the School of Business that will elevate the distinction of the real estate discipline…

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College of Charleston Introduces New Executive MBA Program

The College of Charleston is introducing an accelerated Executive MBA (EMBA) program tailored specifically for working professionals seeking to elevate their business careers. Now accepting applications for January 2025, the College of Charleston’s EMBA program is the only one of its kind offered in South Carolina. The program is designed to empower individuals with the skills and…

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Thank you, Stacey!

The A-Team (SB administrative staff) got together this week for lunch to celebrate Stacey’s new chapter at the College! Over her six years at the School of Business, she has enthusiastically encouraged business students to study abroad and promoted the GBRC as our former global studies education coordinator. Most recently, as our budget director and…

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Coursera Summer Professional Learning Community

Are you interested in adding microcredentials and certifications to your programs or courses that will provide students with industry credentials that augment your course content? Lancie Affonso (senior instructor in Computer Science/Management and Marketing), the CETL Coursera Project Director, will offer a summer professional learning community (PLC) for faculty interested in learning more about Coursera…

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SCIM, German Studies double major begins new internship at Mercedes-Benz Vans

Originally posted by Morgan Koerner: Congratulations to German Studies and Supply Chain Major Shane Love, a rising senior at CofC, who just began a six-month internship in Logistics at Mercedes-Benz Vans. The internship is an exciting next step in a journey Shane began in German 101 in the FYE learning community on German Business his…

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MSA Students Tour Mankiewicz Coatings and IFA

Master of Science in Accounting students recently got a behind-the-scenes look at two major manufacturing companies in the area. At Mankiewicz Coatings USA, a plant tour showcased their operations, providing our students with valuable insights. A special highlight was a meeting with the accounting team, where students learned firsthand about the strategies and practices that…

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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.

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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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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