Two University of Kentucky teams with an equine focus recently earned top spots in their respective divisions during a local entrepreneurial contest for startup pitches. The competition is part of the Venture Studio Bootcamp in the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship at UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics.
Underscoring the commitment to create an environment for academic excellence, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees Tuesday is considering one of the largest private gifts in UK history — $12 million to create a new research and teaching institute in the Gatton College of Business and Economicsand support the continued renovation and expansion of the Gatton College building.
The man who leads the nation's largest traditional supermarket store chain holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics.
Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen was a double major in finance and accounting as an undergraduate at UK, then earned his master's in accounting a year later.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin this week announced the appointment of Charles G. Snavely as secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet. Snavely, a native of Prestonsburg, brings more than 35 years of experience in the coal mining industry to the position. And this month he will complete his MBA degree through the joint UK-UL Executive MBA Program.
Seven faculty members from the University of Kentucky have been selected to participate in the 2015-16 SEC Faculty Travel Program. The program, in its fourth year, provides support for faculty to collaborate with colleagues at other SEC member institutions.
UK faculty participants include:
Lexington’s fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week kicked off Monday, Nov. 16, evening with the Lexington Venture Club (LVC) announcing that the Central Kentucky entrepreneurial community created 280 new jobs and raised $50.6 million in capital funds in Fiscal Year 2015.
The UK Venture Studio, which is a part of the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship, Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, will be hosting its second Entrepreneurship Hour and Game Demo Day during Lexington's 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Week. This event is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
W. Rodney McMullen, Chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co. was the guest on Monday's "UK at the Half," which aired during the UK vs. Ottowa University game that was broadcast on radio.
Mr. McMullen earned his B.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Accounting all at the Gatton College of Business & Economics, where he is member of the Gatton College Hall of Fame. More recently, Mr. McMullen was inducted into the UK Hall of Distinguished Alumni; the university’s highest honor.
Thomas Ahn, assistant professor in the Department of Economics in the Gatton College of Business and Economics was interviewed by National Public Radio this morning about the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also called No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
Beginning next week, the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship and the Lexington Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network, part of the the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics, will be launching a series of events called the “Entrepreneurship Hour.” This series will include a full hour of local guest entrepreneurs who have firsthand experience with the success and struggles of launching a new start-up venture.