Renowned economist and philanthropist Dr. Bill Seale visited the Gatton College of Business and Economics for a tour of the new building site on Thursday, June 4. Dr. Seale and his wife, Marguerite Pelissier, was joined by Gatton College Dean David W. Blackwell, Senior Associate Dean Ken Troske, and Finance Senior Lecturer Wendy Liu.
BB&T has provided $2.5 million in support for the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, establishing the new BB&T Program for the Study of Capitalism, and funding a significant study area in the new, state-of-the-art Gatton College building scheduled to open in fall 2016.
C.M. "Bill" Gatton, noted philanthropist and alumnus of UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics, witnessed the progress being made on his namesake building with a tour of the site on Monday, May 11. Gatton was joined by Larry Burkholder, senior project lead from Skanska USA Inc.; the construction company overseeing the Gatton College building renovation, along with representatives from the college and the University of Kentucky.
Students from the University of Kentucky’s MBA program placed third in the business plan competition at Idea State U in Lexington this past weekend.