JUNE 2016

Business education takes on new status

A new era is dawning on business education at Clemson University. Beginning July 1, for the first time in its 127-year history, Clemson University’s business disciplines will stand on their own, a change leaders say will enhance the academic unit’s reputation nationally. “Clemson means business today more than ever,” said Bobby McCormick, business school dean.
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Bobby McCormick appointed dean of business school

Two longtime leaders have been named to term appointments in Clemson’s new College of Business and College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. Bobby McCormick has been named dean of the new College of Business and Brett Wright has been appointed dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, which begin operation July 1.

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Professor appointed director of Clemson’s National Scholars Program

Sarah Winslow, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, has been appointed director of Clemson’s premier undergraduate scholarship program, the National Scholars Program.

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MBA program addresses importance of soft skills in workplace

An employee's ability to develop "soft skills" is becoming increasingly important to 21st century business. Gail DePriest of Clemson's MBA program talks about the significance of those employee skills in a column she wrote for the Upstate Business Journal.

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Business class lesson in giving back reaps community rewards

Business 1010 is a win-win – for students and the community. In the 2015-16 school year, approximately 900 students in the business school introductory class were assigned to volunteer six hours of their time to a community event or organization. The assignment resulted in nearly 5,500 hours of volunteer service to the community.

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Experiential learning gives econ student boundless career choices

Meredith Ellis has proactively positioned herself for success during her first two years at Clemson University. And in the process, the Charlotte, N.C., honors student is making certain doors remain open for whatever career path she chooses.

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The gift of a second chance

The Barker Scholars Endowment was established in 2013 to honor Clemson’s 14th president, James F. Barker. The endowment, which provides need-based scholarships for undergraduate students, has made a difference in the life of Jarrett Miller ’17 — a student who always had his heart set on Tigertown and fortunately, has not had to put his college plans on hold.

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Video exposure gives Graphic Comms students added career track

Brad Cohen views the Graphic Communications course, GC3400 as a game changer in his academic journey at Clemson University. The videography course, taught by lecturer Erica Walker, opened Brad’s eyes to a career in graphic communications he never would have considered until he stepped into the Godfrey Hall studio class this past spring semester.

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Entrepreneur puts finishing touches on what distillers started

Chris Harrigan is a free-spirited entrepreneur who aims to raise the bar on the quality of alcoholic drinks. An MBA graduate of Clemson University, Harrigan has launched “Beyond Barrels™,” a business that enables the aging of spirits to continue at home what was started in the distilling process.

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Clemson economist recognized for Russian hidden-income research

Like many of their American counterparts, Russian citizens also hide their earnings to avoid the tax man, according to research conducted by a Clemson University economist. That research recently received national recognition by a Russian consortium of highly regarded public policy and economics organizations.

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Combative bosses repeat bad childhood treatment, research shows

If you know of a workplace supervisor who yells, insults or is generally abusive to employees, chances are they were treated similarly as a child, according to research by business school professors at Clemson University.

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Clemson MBA Info Session at Greenville ONE

Come to a free info session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to learn about the various MBA  options, application requirements and schedules available through Clemson's MBA Program, including full-time, part-time, and the MBA in Business Analytics. Enjoy a short presentation followed by a Q & A session. Please register as space is limited.

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