The August episode of Simon Says is our "Back to Uni" (that's Australian for college!) edition. This year, we welcomed our largest freshman class to date - a total of 864 students!
University of Kentucky MBA alumna Mary Beth Wright, Business Development Executive at Messer Construction Co. and Kimra Cole, President and Chief Operating Officer at Columbia Gas of Kentucky were recently recognized in The Lane Report's "Top Women in Business", which highlights women who are making an impact in business, their professions, politics and economic development.
With the fall semester starting in less than a month, Simon shares all the hard work going on around the college to be ready.
This episode shows several of the college's plans and activities, from celebrating our 95th anniversary and strategic planning for the next five years and beyond, to launching our online programs and preparing our facilities, plus several exciting new alumni events.
The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) in UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics has had significant grant funding renewed through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) University Center Economic Development Program.
University of Kentucky MBA alumna Taylor Corbett is now the VC-25B Interiors Program Manager for the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB). In this role, Taylor will be managing the colors, material finishes, and interior architecture of the new Air Force One. Taylor will be working on the team overseeing the inspection of raw materials, end-products, and rooms of the aircraft to ensure they meet "Presidential-Quality" standards by putting both her engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Kentucky to work.
The University of Kentucky MBA program has announced four new members to their MBA Advisory Council representing Lexmark, UK Healthcare, LBX Company and Big Ass Fans. The UK MBA is privileged to welcome the following new members: Tari Young, Engineering Manager, Software and Firmware Development at Lexmark; J.J. Housley, Assistant Operations Executive at UK HealthCare; Joe O'Nan, Chief Financial Officer at LBX Company and Eric Evans, Chief Financial Officer at Big Ass Fans.
The University of Kentucky Alumni Association recently announced its 2019-2020 Board of Directors Officers, which included UK MBA alumna Taunya A. Phillips as President. Since its inception more than 125 years ago, the UK Alumni Association is a self-governed, nonprofit membership organization that serves the University of Kentucky and its many alumni, students, parents and friends across the Commonwealth and beyond.
The University of Kentucky's One Year MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics is excited to announce the official 2019/20 Project Connect internship companies and corporate sponsors which will include Ale-8-One Bottling Company, Alltech, Big Ass Fans, Brown-Forman, Bullard, Cintas, GE Appliances, God's Pantry Food Bank, Neogen, R.J. Corman Railroad Group, Tempur Sealy International, Thynk Health, UK Healthcare and Valvoline. Project Connect is a unique internship experience with Gatton's full-time One Year MBA program.
This month, Simon shares his summer reading list, including several interesting books for summer beach reading. He also introduces several outstanding faculty and staff members who celebrate great achievements this year, discussing their research, teaching and learning – and a few things they do for fun!
University of Kentucky MBA alum and Chief Medical Officer at UK Healthcare, Dr. Phillip Chang recently accepted the Gage Award for Quality on behalf of the approximately 9,000 people of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals that represent UK Healthcare. America's Essential Hospitals, which represents 300 hospitals committed to caring for the vulnerable and keeping communities healthy, awarded UK HealthCare the 2019 Gage Award for its work on safer opioid use within an academic health system. The Gage Awards, named after association founder Larry Gage, honors successful member hospital programs that improve patient care and meets community needs.