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.
Finance and accounting December graduate Omer Tariq and UK interiors graduate student Marissa Wilson won the University of Kentucky Venture Challenge with their idea for i-Remember, a website and app to help connect, communicate and form personal relationships with people who have memory problems.
The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics presented the third annual Commonwealth Supply Chain Innovation Award, sponsored by SAS, to Brad Fruth, worldwide compliance manager for Lexmark. The presentation ceremony took place during Thursday’s seventh annual Supply Chain Conference, held in the Woodford Reserve Club at Commonwealth Stadium.
Gatton freshman and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Andrew Hatfield, from Somerset, Ky., was honored at halftime of the University of Kentucky men's basketball game vs. LSU on February 7. Hatfield is working towards his accounting degree.
What do you get when you put together a new location, a new format and a timely theme for a business conference? You get a lot of excitement and “buzz” from potential attendees, presenters and sponsors. That’s definitely the feeling surrounding the seventh annual Supply Chain Forum hosted by the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics on Thursday, Feb. 23.
If you have a passion for the business world, in particular a desire to work in the finance industry, yet wonder how you can obtain and develop the skills needed for such a career, the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics has some very good news for you.
Paige A. Dauparas, a Gatton College accounting senior from Mokena, Illinois, has been selected to present the 23rd annual Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the UK Athletics Auditorium at William T. Young Library. Dauparas' free public lecture focuses on diversity and how the search for individuality impacts unity. She is also majoring in English and Spanish literature and culture.
Nathaniel R. "Nate" Morris, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Rubicon Global, and Gatton College of Business and Economics Entrepreneur-in-Residence, was featured in the January 24, 2017 issue of Forbes magazine.
Gatton’s Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) was featured on UK’s radio show “UK At the Half” during the Cats exciting win over North Carolina on December 17. The SMIF, with the endorsement of the UK Board of Trustees, manages an investment portfolio of several million dollars. Finance adjunct faculty member and 2001 Gatton grad Quint Tatro, who leads the SMIF, talked about the Seale Finance Learning Center’s state-of-the-art trading capacity. “It has unbelievable potential to bring practical money management application to the students,” he said.