Success Stories

University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics would like to spotlight Deloitte Consulting for their continuous support in hiring many graduates from Gatton's One Year MBA program. Deloitte, among many other companies and organizations, partners with Gatton's Graham Office of Career Management team. Graham us dedicated to assisting students in their career development process and employment success by working closely with employers who seek to hire Gatton's talent.

Executives and University of Kentucky MBA alumni from Tempur-Sealy International, Messer Construction, PepsiCo and UK Healthcare lead a stellar panel of speakers at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics on Thursday, December 13th, 5:30 PM at UK’s Gatton College building on campus. This professional panel will include Jill Johnson, Marketing Director at Tempur Sealy International; Mary Beth Wright, Business Development Executive at Messer Construction Co.; Sarah Rediford, Sales Senior Zone Supervisor at PepsiCo and Dr. Zaki Hassan, Medical Director of Clinical Simulation and Professor of Anesthesiology & Surgery at UK Healthcare.

The One Year MBA program at the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics would like to recognize Alltech, Inc. for their continuous support of experiential learning through the built-internship experience called Project Connect. For 32 weeks, One Year MBA student teams are paired with companies to work on projects of importance to their corporation or organization. These projects focus on core business processes such as: data analysis, marketing, research, growth strategy, supply chain management, logistics and operations.

The Gatton College of Business and Economics would like to recognize faculty member, Randy Siever, for his significant contributions to the MBA program at the University of Kentucky. Randy has been instrumental in the growth and development of the MBA programs at Gatton in recent years and always receives high marks as an instructor from students by bring a lot of valuable real-world expertise to the classroom as well as making a technical course interesting and interactive.

Current Engineering/MBA dual degree student at the University of Kentucky, Senait Nuguse, recently accepted a position in Chicago with United Airlines in their Pricing/Revenue Management department. In her new role at United Airlines, Senait will be analyzing large data sets to determine airplane ticket prices and how best to change them over time. When UK MBA students secure their position, they are invited to the Graham Office of Career Management to “ring the bell”, which is a tradition signifying a great career offer to a current student at Gatton.

University of Kentucky JD/MBA dual degree alum, Chris Johnson, is now a licensed Associate at the prestigious Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Bass, Berry & Sims is a Tennessee-based law firm with more than 270 attorneys representing and advising Fortune 500 companies as well as regional and local businesses, including acting as the principle corporate counsel for approximately 30 public companies. Their attorneys have been involved in some of the largest and most important business and litigation matters in the country.

A group of University of Kentucky MBA students, in coordination with their Entrepreneurship and Business Start-Ups course offered in the One Year MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics, are applying what they are learning in class to help The Welcome Card. The Welcome Card’s pain point is simple to identify, yet complex to solve, which is to address the incredibly long wait times associated with the processing of the growing number of refugee and asylum applications around the world.

The Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky will spotlight ways that students and local business professionals can Go Pro with Gatton with an open house on Thursday, November 8, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to learn and interact with representatives from the all of the college’s professional master’s programs, including the MS in Accounting (MSACC), MS in Finance (MSF), MBA and Executive MBA programs.

University of Kentucky MBA alumna, Victoria Russell, was recently named the Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at Papa John's International. In this role, Victoria is responsible for leading the company's efforts to ensure that the commitment to diversity and inclusion remains a top strategic priority across all aspects of Papa John's business operations which includes more than 5,000 stores in over 45 countries.

University of Kentucky MBA alumni from Valvoline, Alltech, UK Healthcare and AMR Management Services will be featured at the Gatton College of Business and Economics on Thursday, February 7th. These speakers are hosted by the Gatton College's One Year MBA program, as part of their One Year MBA Open House event which is open to all students, majors, young professionals and recent graduates.