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Vol. 2 Issue 7 April 2017


Message from the Dean

The poet Eliot may have been slightly mistaken saying that April is the cruelest month; a better modify for the Mitchell College would be busy.  As the semester winds down, the frequency of events accelerate.

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Dean Mitchell College of Business

Student Spotlight: Issam Ghobar

Hey! My name is Issam Ghobar. My teachers and peers call me Sam, and I am a freshmen working in the Dean’s office in the Mitchell College of Business. I am majoring in chemistry and philosophy.

Issan Ghobar

Alumni Spotlight: Scott Cohen, DBA, MCOB Class of 2016

Shortly after obtaining an MBA and Masters of Accounting degree, I found myself teaching on an adjunct basis for a number of local colleges and universities. While I originally thought that I would just teach on a part-time basis while I managed my CPA firm and other business interests, I soon found myself looking forward to teaching my next class much more than I did going into the office.

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Scott Cohen, DBA

Ask the Expert: What is a short line railroad? What are the benefits of the freight rail network in North America?

A short line railroad is an independently owned, financed, and operated rail company that operates over a relatively short distance, as compared to the large regional networks operated by the major railroads, known as Class 1 railroads.

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Bid Daddy Train

Executive Leadership Series – Aaron Beam addresses students: “Fraud, Lies, and Hermes Ties”

On March 28, the Mitchell College of Business hosted an Executive Leadership Series lecture featuring Aaron Beam, a founder and the first CFO of HealthSouth. Well known for being involved in one of the most significant accounting frauds in U.S. business history, his message of ethical behavior in the workplace was highly anticipated by students and faculty alike.

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Aaron Beam

Second Annual Sales and Marketing Career Fair Held March 20 & 21

The Department of Marketing and Quantitative Methods hosted its second Sales and Marketing Career Fair on March 20-21. The event provided a rich opportunity for students and employers to connect and discuss alternative job possibilities, both locally and nationally.

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Second Annual Sales and Marketing Career Fair Held March 20 & 21

Dr. Pearce Shares Leadership Strategies with USA Medical Students

On March 28, Craig L. Pearce, the Ben May Distinguished Professor at the Mitchell College of Business conducted a workshop entitled "Leading in the Medical Context: It’s Time to Start Sharing," for third year medical students.

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Dr. Craig Pearce

Professional Readiness Engagement Program – First year is a great success!

The Professional Readiness Engagement Program, or PREP, is completing an impactful inaugural year. PREP is designed to meet the professional development needs of undergraduate students majoring in business by delivering high quality experiential activities to help students identify career options and prepare for the workforce.

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PREP Presentation

Student Organization News

The Student Organization of Academic Research held its first Forum on March 30, hosted by the Mitchell College of Business. Presentations included biological sciences and Josh Crownover from finance.

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Students standing in front of Nasdaq

Faculty News

Reid Cummings and co-authors Robert Forrester and John Martinez have a paper titled “Funding Constraints at Community Banks: A Pre- and Post-2008 Recession Analysis of the Role of Federal Home Loan Bank Advances,” accepted for publication in the Southern Business and Economic Journal.

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MCOB Gonfalon

Snap Shots

The evening before the Sales and Marketing Career Fair, students visit with employers to learn more about their companies and job opportunities.

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Student at Marketing Career Fair

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