The September edition of Simon Says is all about one of our major initiatives here at the Gatton College - entrepreneurship!
This month, not only did we kick off the fifth year of our successful Entrepreneurs Bootcamp program, but we also launched our brand new Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation concentration in our MBA program.
The University of Kentucky received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
University of Kentucky MBA alum Dr. Tim Mullett serves as the current Medical Director for the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Affiliate and Research Networks. Dr. Mullett joined UK HealthCare in 1996, helping to form UK Markey Cancer Center’s first full thoracic oncology practice. Since 2015, Dr. Mullett has served as medical director for the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate and Research Networks, which help ensure that high-quality cancer care is readily available to patients across the region.
On Wednesday September 11, the Gatton College hosted its first-ever Autumn Moon Festival. The event was part of a brand new series called Gatton Connect - an opportunity for the whole Gatton community to learn together, have fun, and help create positive change.
The University of Kentucky MBA program welcomes all students, young professionals and emerging leaders across all academic majors and backgrounds to their One Year MBA Open House event on Wednesday, October 23rd at 5:30 PM to learn more about the full-time, One Year MBA and applicable dual degree programs. Event registration can be found at http://gatton.uky.edu/mba-rsvp. The alumni spotlight discussion will include successful UK MBA alumni from Brown-Forman, UK Healthcare, 84.51 and CTI Consulting.
Gatton's Department of Finance and Quantitative Methods has launched an exciting new opportunity for first-year students. Wall Street Scholars is a competitive experience open to no more than 30 freshmen students. It includes an accelerated curriculum enhanced by co-curricular activities and soft skill development. The experience is open to first-year students who would consider choosing or adding finance as a pre-major, major, or co-major.
The University of Kentucky Parent and Family Association is honoring Gatton College sophomore Abby Benton and her family as "Family of the Year" at this year's Family Weekend celebration, Sept. 13-15, 2019.
The University of Kentucky welcomes the incoming Professional MBA class to the Gatton College of Business and Economics. The collective class brings significant years of professional work experience along with a high standard of academic excellence and personal/professional accomplishments. This class will be the first to have "distance learners" enrolled in the new Real-Time, Online MBA option whereby candidates can attend classes in person, online from any location, or a combination of both. Compared to previous classes, this cohort bring more years of managerial and leadership experiences with an increased number of minority students, professional women, military and healthcare professionals enrolling in the Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) program.
The Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky has been approved by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new financial planning certificate program.
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!