Surrounded by family, friends and fellow alumni, three exceptional University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business & Economicsalumni — Joseph Wm. Foran (Dallas, Texas), Youguo Liang (Abu Dhabi, UAE), and Rebecca Barker Vest (Franklin, Tennessee) — were recently inducted into the Gatton Alumni Hall of Fame.
The Gatton College Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes Gatton alumni who have earned exceptional success in their careers and in their communities.
If you are willing to invest 10 evenings, you just might change your entire outlook on your career. The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics, through its Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center, is offering a pair of Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) programs in 2015-16, Business Foundations in the fall and Innovative Leadership in the spring.
The University of Kentucky's Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship is launching UK Venture Studio, an innovative learning space headquartered in the new Gatton College of Business and Economics building. Venture Studio is focused on providing a real-world, startup company experience for UK students, regardless of major, and is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs.
When a new program reaches its second year, it officially can be referred to as an annual event. By the time it reaches its third year, it is very likely on its way to sustained success. And, by the time that program is ready to begin its seventh year, you would have to call it 'a smash hit.'
Brian R. Murtha, assistant professor of marketing and E. Vernon and William Smith Faculty Fellow at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, was awarded the prestigious American Marketing Association’s Journal of Marketing’s 2015 Harold H. Maynard Award.
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.