Surrounded by family, friends and fellow alumni, three exceptional University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics alumni — Samuel N. Hazen (Nashville, Tennessee), J. Michael Schlotman (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Charles M. Sonsteby (Dallas, Texas) — were inducted into the Gatton College Alumni Hall of Fame last evening (April 20).
The Gatton College Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes Gatton alumni who have earned exceptional success in their careers and in their communities.
t's clear that UK football wide receiver Charles Walker is guided by an unbridled work ethic. After beginning his college career as a walk-on, the Louisville native earned a scholarship last fall.
"I felt like I had the chip on my shoulder to come in and work a little bit harder than the next person," Walker said.
But that work ethic doesn’t end on the football field. Walker is currently working towards a double major in finance and marketing in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, earning multiple spots on the SEC Academic Honor Roll along the way.
University of Kentucky student entrepreneurs, fresh off of several recent successes, are working hard to build upon that momentum as they prepare for more competitions against students from other schools across Kentucky.
University of Kentucky's MBA students, Zachary Yonts and Fletcher Young, won the graduate first place prize of $10,000 at the recent 2017 Alltech Innovation Competition. The UK graduate team also included Venture Studio advisors, Mariam Gorjian and Warren O.
New research by Adam W. Craig, assistant professor of marketing in University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, finds new parallels between idealized body images in advertising and consumer spending.
Craig, along with co-author Marisabel Romero (Colorado State University), will have their article published in the June 2017 issue of Journal of Consumer Research. According to the study, “Costly Curves: How Human-like Shapes Can Increase Spending,” even subtle reminders of idealized bodies can encourage overweight consumers to overspend.
The University of Kentucky's MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics has updated its GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy to take into consideration professional work experience, managerial accomplishments and/or additional leadership trainings and certifications. Professional work experience, along with academic achievement, has long been recognized as a strong indicator for success in the MBA program.
The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics invites nominations from college alumni and community members for the inaugural Gatton College Teaching Excellence Award.
The award honors Gatton teachers who inspire passion for their discipline, are especially innovative in the classroom, help students think critically and creatively about business problems, and help students engage with the local community.
The Gatton Ambassadors, an organization of outstanding students in University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, will host a special event centering on golf on Monday, April 10, at the University Club of Kentucky, located off of Leestown Road.
Jon Wuerzburger knew since the age of eight that he wanted to serve in the United States Air Force. But he also aspired to one day become a Wildcat because of family ties back in Kentucky. After serving as an aircraft mechanic and the youngest C-17 flying crew chief in the Air Force, he decided to pursue his higher education goals at the University of Kentucky as a management major in the Gatton College of Business and Economics.
Aaron Garvey, assistant professor of marketing in the Gatton College, is finding new ways that branding and marketing affect consumer behavior. One of his recent research studies reveals that brands of sports equipment can improve human performance through purely psychological means that are unrelated to functional differences in a branded product’s materials, craftsmanship, or design.