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December 07, 2017
Ashlee Church Nominated By Southern Business Journal Readers As Outstanding Leader Under 40 - Franchesca Alejo
Ashlee Church credits SIU for her success so far. She received her MBA in 2010 from the College of Business and today is the General Manager of the Volkswagen in Marion. In this Southern article she speaks of the influence mentorship from peers and perseverance has had on her career.

December 05, 2017
CoB External Advisory Board Member is Recognized - Franchesca Alejo
Donald Welge, member of the Dean’s External Advisory Board for the College of Business, was a national finalist for a prestigious award.

November 30, 2017
Childress Scholarship grows benefiting business students - Christi Mathis
photos of James and Rosemary Childress Braden Drake had been paying his own way through Southern Illinois University Carbondale, so learning he was one of this year’s James B. and Rosemary Samuel Childress Scholarship recipients was quite a relief. Drake, a senior accounting major from Carterville, said the scholarship was a big help in paying tuition, fees, books, apartment expenses, medical and vehicle insurance bills and other costs of living. He was also excited to learn that upon their deaths, the Carterville couple added a $2 million bequest to SIU’s scholarship fund bearing their names, allowing students to benefit even more from the scholarships in the future.

November 30, 2017
Meet the Firm Event Representatives Share Insights - Franchesca Alejo
Students discuss opportunities with potential employers This year’s first ever "Meet the Firm" event put on by the BPC was a great opportunity for students to interact with and gain confidence speaking to potential employers. Students stopped in between classes, shared their resumes and discussed internship opportunities. The business representatives, in turn, shared advice on what students looking to start the job search process should focus on. Among the representatives, were two current SIU students slated to graduate this December.

November 30, 2017
Inclusive Marketing with Joe Kutchera - Franchesca Alejo
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the BPC worked together to bring Joe Kutchera, founder and managing partner of Latino Link Advisors to speak to CoB students about an important shift happening in marketing. He discussed his role in drafting content that is able to connect with an increasingly diverse audience. His message advocating for more inclusive marketing resonated with students who felt comfortable asking questions after his presentation.

November 30, 2017
Courtney Lucas Talks BLC and Graduation - Franchesca Alejo
Courtney Lucas will genuinely be missed in the College of Business when she graduates this December. Her involvement and awesome work for the College of Business is why this college is like no other. Lucas has been able to take advantage of the connections she made through the BLC and various other clubs to help secure herself a job after graduation. She starts work with NISA Investment Advisors Dec 28!

November 07, 2017
CoB in the News – Nwamaka (Amaka) Anaza - Christie Mitchell
Anaza discusses the benefits of personalizing credit cards with photos.

October 27, 2017
Senior Spotlight on Marshon Tucker - Franchesca Alejo
Marshon, a business management senior specializing in entrepreneurship, reflects on his time in Carbondale and about what he hopes to achieve beyond SIU. He hopes to have his own investment firm set up before graduating this May. As a CoB student worker he also shares his favorite things about working for and being a part of what the College of Business does.

October 27, 2017
Here’s a Toast to Business Etiquette! - Franchesca Alejo
More than 100 sponsors, board members, students, and SIU faculty and staff enjoyed this year’s annual Etiquette Dinner. Melenie Broyles, the etiquette coach for the evening, taught all guests some great tips and rules so that everyone would know how to better handle eating in business or professional settings. This event also allowed many of the students to improve upon the skills necessary at networking functions.

October 27, 2017
Proud to Present New Emerging Saluki Leader Awardees - Christi Mathis
This year’s Emerging Saluki Leader Award was presented to Kendrick Coleman, Angela Dowell, Darla Krause, and Bryan Mullins for their outstanding achievements in business, academia, nonprofit organizations and for their community service. The College of Business dean, Terry Clark, recognized these fellow Salukis and praised them for their impressive achievements. Amongst these four alumni are a Rubin Brown LLP accountant, a vice president of finance for a nonprofit company, a talent acquisition manager, and a college basketball team director of recruitment and player development. Each are involved in various philanthropic efforts within and beyond their communities.

October 27, 2017
Harvey Michaels: A Leading Saluki - Franchesca Alejo
Harvey Michaels, current senior contracting partner and advisory partner at the consulting firm Deloitte is a leading College of Business alum. Throughout his time at Deloitte he has gained numerous professional positions and experiences that have allowed him to develop as an expert in the energy and petrochemical industries. Harvey shares insights on his success and advice for current students.

September 25, 2017
Gregory DeYong Talks Research - Franchesca Alejo
Photo of DeYong Gregory DeYong, assistant professor of operations management, discusses his most recent research publication. In this article, DeYong and colleague Hubert Pun explain three options manufactures have when dealing with copycat products. DeYong talked with us about his background and his research practices. He stressed that SIU is unique in its offerings of research opportunity and encourages current students to take advantage of that by reaching out to their professors.

September 25, 2017
BPC: So Much to Offer! - Franchesca Alejo
BPC student worker helps CoB student Danna Lewis, director of the Business Placement Center spoke to us about the “Whatever it takes” approach of the BPC. With services ranging from internship application help, interview preparation and the facilitation of meetings with business professionals, they are committed to helping each student reach their individual goals. A new “Open for Business” series further cements their commitment towards developing relationships with students and current business professionals.

September 19, 2017
2017 College Welcome - Franchesca Alejo
Students learn about RSO groups outside of Rehn Hall The new school year is off to a great start at the College of Business and we’re glad you’re part of it! There’s nothing like free food and beautiful weather to make special events a big success as our welcome back activities proved.

May 15, 2017
The Beginning of New Adventures for Former Students - Chelsea Kujawa
SIU’s May 13 graduation at the SIU Arena marked the end of a successful semester for students. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony for the College of Business and the College of Education and Human Services. Saturday was a special day for individuals who walked across the stage to receive the degrees that they have worked diligently to earn, and some graduates shared their thoughts about their time in the College of Business.

May 11, 2017
The Importance of Summer Internships - Chelsea Kujawa
Summer internships are important for students of any level in college, as they give students an opportunity to gain real world experience and to apply what they have learned in the classroom. To that end, the Business Placement Center has a variety of resources available for students, including Connect2Careers, career counseling, business career tools, and much more.

May 08, 2017
Management Panel Hosted for Students - Chelsea Kujawa
The Department of Management hosted a panel for students on April 27 in Morris Library. Nearly 100 students attended one of the two panel sessions. Pete Mykytyn, department chair and professor of management, played a big role in making the management panel possible for students. “The purpose of the panel is to enlighten students about a whole lot of things,” Mykytyn said. “There are a number of points that the panelists will bring up and students will also have the opportunity to ask questions.”

May 05, 2017
Jeff Rose – SIU Distinguished Alumni Award, Young Alumni Achievement - Chelsea Kujawa
Jeff Rose can be described in many ways. Best-selling author. Business owner. Certified financial planner. Iraqi combat veteran. Now he can add SIU Distinguished Alumni Award for Young Alumni Achievement winner to that list. Rose graduated from SIU Carbondale’s College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in in 2002. He is a certified financial planner, CEO and founder of Alliance Wealth Management LLC, an investment advisory firm.

April 24, 2017
Business Student Athletes Honored - Chelsea Kujawa
Five SIU Carbondale College of Business students who compete on the university’s swimming and diving team have been named to the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete Team.

April 21, 2017
Students Visit Corporations in St. Louis - Chelsea Kujawa
College of Business students got their chance to visit various corporations in St. Louis on March 31st as part of the Business Placement Center’s Career Exploration Day. The career trip provided over 90 students an opportunity to network with employers and executives as they discovered potential career options in the business industry.

April 19, 2017
Honors Day Recap - Chelsea Kujawa
Students from every department within the College of Business who showed their hard work and dedication throughout their time at SIU Carbondale earned recognition for their efforts on April 8 at the college’s Honors Day ceremony. Each department selected its outstanding senior based on a number of criteria, ranging from academic achievement and high GPA to involvement and service to the department.

April 10, 2017
Health Care Organization Recognizes Two SIU Students - Christi Mathis
The MidAmerica Healthcare Executives Forum is honoring two Southern Illinois University Carbondale students for their academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership and involvement in health care activities.

March 27, 2017
Outstanding Faculty and Staff Recognition - Chelsea Kujawa
Each year, the College of Business recognizes outstanding faculty and staff members who go above and beyond what is expected of them. All of these individuals are deserving of their awards, and they help make the College of Business unique in providing our students with the building blocks they need to be successful.

March 24, 2017
APICS Team Places Fourth - Chelsea Kujawa
The SIU student chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), claimed fourth-place honors in the final round of the 23rd annual Student Case Competition in Chicago Feb. 17-18. The competition, sponsored by the APICS Great Lakes District, offers college and university students interested in supply chain management and operations the opportunity to compete with one another in a regional competition.

March 20, 2017
CFA Challenge Team Places Second - Chelsea Kujawa
A team of five SIU business students recently earned second-place honors in the St. Louis regional competition of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge. They competed in the event, which gathers together students, investment industry professionals, publicly traded companies and corporate sponsors for a real-world competition. The goal of the competition is to promote best practices in the equity research and company analysis. During the competition, students research, analyze and report on a company while they are practicing their analysis. In addition, the students are held to a code of ethics through the CFA Institute.

March 20, 2017
Zhao Research Paper Accepted for Publication - Chelsea Kujawa
Wanli Zhao, associate professor of finance Congratulations to Wanli Zhao, associate professor of finance, whose research titled “Audit Office Reputation Shocks from Gains and Losses of Major Industry Clients” recently was accepted for publication in the journal Contemporary Accounting Research. Zhao’s current research is based on audits and the reasons why companies change their auditors and the importance of gaining new companies.

March 08, 2017
Accounting Challenge attracts more than 200 participants - Christi Mathis
More than 200 students from 21 high schools and community colleges competed in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s 19th annual Accounting Challenge on Feb. 24, vying for college scholarships and other prizes.

February 15, 2017
Marketing U: Career Success Seminar - Chelsea Kujawa
Marketing U Logo A career success seminar developed by the alumni of the SIU Marketing department to boost College of Business students’ success in their job hunts and early careers will take place on Feb. 23 in the Student Center. The seminar, known as “Marketing U,” is open to all business majors and minors, and its goal is to help students build their professional knowledge and professional network in just a few short hours. To this end, several successful alumni and friends of the college have come together to share their professional knowledge and network with students.

February 15, 2017
SIU Plans Unique Fundraising Campaign for March 1-2 - Pete Rosenbery
SIU Day of Giving Logo “Open The Door to Opportunity” by participating in a unique fundraising campaign on March 1-2. The inaugural SIU Day of Giving is a 24-hour fundraising campaign that will invite donors to directly support an area on campus that is meaningful to them and ensure that each gift, regardless of the amount, will impact students’ lives.

February 06, 2017
AMA Helps Raise Money for Special Olympics - Chelsea Kujawa
The American Marketing Association (AMA) is helping raise money for Special Olympics through the Polar Plunge and Donut Dash. AMA plays a huge role in helping with sales and marketing aspects for the Polar Plunge and Donut Dash.

February 02, 2017
Trained Student Volunteers Offer Free Tax Preparation Assistance - Christi Mathis
Free income tax preparation help is available at Southern Illinois University Carbondale thanks to a group of student volunteers. Beta Alpha Psi, a College of Business honors accounting organization, is again sponsoring the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to assist fellow students and low- and moderate-income people from the community.

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