February 20: After an award-winning career in marketing with ISP Sports (now IMG) and Allegacy Federal Credit Union, Jenni Pleasant is developing membership initiatives at Forsyth Country Club as well as boosting its philanthropic efforts. Her work in the community has ranged from youth sports coach to working with nonprofits, including HOPE of W-S.
"I’m a 2000 grad of the Cameron School of Business and I was both humbled and honored as an inductee into the Class of 2017 Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty for Winston-Salem, High Point and Greensboro. The ceremony was held at UNCG and so many of the honorees were UNCG grads. I was SO proud to represent the Dubs!" Congratulations, Jenni!
February 7: For Darion Jeralds, the senior sourcing manager for Global Nuclear Fuel, his UNCW experience prepared him for a smooth transition into the corporate world. His career path started with a class in business operations. After the final project, his professor invited Jeralds to interview for an internship with GE. The internship led to an entry-level opportunity. Jerald’s time on the men’s basketball team helped him develop the character, work ethic and determination to thrive during early career roles, he said.
“I enjoyed my time at UNCW so much that I decided to go back!” Jeralds added. “The M.B.A. program was an opportunity for me to explore business concepts from a higher level. The challenging projects in the M.B.A. program helped me to stretch and grow into a leader in my business. Now I enjoy returning to campus annually to share ideas with students during Business Week.” [Keep Reading]
February 6: The incoming International MBA cohort enjoyed their UNCW orientation over February 1-3, 2017. The class consists of students from 13 different nations: US, UK, Nigeria, Morocco, Germany, Bangladesh, Portugal, Ivory Coast, Russia, Pakistan, China, Jamaica and Palestine. Welcome to campus! [See the Photo Album]
February 6: On January 28th, PSE and the Gamma Kappa Chapter of Phi Mu (a fraternity) teamed up to host a UNCW Dance Marathon that they affectionately called DubThon in Hanover Hall. The event raised $32,919.21 for the Children’s Miracle Network at Duke Medical Center, well over their initial goal of $15,000.
The event included performances by The High Seas, The SeaBelles, Physical Graffiti, Hoop Troop, Zumba, The UNCW Cheerleaders, and the UNCW Dance Team. A DJ played music during entertainment breaks, and two enthusiastic students served as event hosts. [Keep Reading]
"I'm grateful that my UNCW MBA degree supported me in securing a rewarding, flexible position as Director of Business Development for Purple Communications Inc. that allows me to advance my career while supporting my husband who serves as a U.S. Marine Officer." [Read more about Leeanne's nomination]
As a CFA Institute Recognized University, the UNCW Cameron School of Business, Department of Economics & Finance is pleased to offer five reduced-fee scholarships for students in their last year of undergraduate study who wish to register for the June 2017 Level I Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.
This year’s scholarship recipients are:
Blog Post - 1.13.17: How would you feel if you were given the opportunity to be in room full of people known as “the best in business”? I can tell you that it feels phenomenal. Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) members are known around the world as “the best in business.” As soon as I was invited to join this prestigious group of people, I jumped at the opportunity.
The Cameron School of Business has many resources available to aid students in their career pursuits. This includes organizations such as the Cameron Executive Network, bi-annual career fair events, and above all, dedicated personnel that have a passion for student success. Cameron professors and staff care about their students, and they want to see them to succeed in work and life. Personally, this is why I chose the Cameron School of Business. No matter how big your dreams are, Cameron will help pave the way to greatness. With the help of such dedicated personnel, I was able to achieve the academic success that led to my invitation into Beta Gamma Sigma, and ultimately, to the BGS conference I was able to attend. [Keep Reading]
January 4: The editors of International Review of Financial Analysis recently acknowledged Dr. Cetin Ciner, Professor of Finance, for his paper, Hedges and safe havens: An examination of stocks, bonds, gold, oil and exchange rates, published in 2013. Dr. Ciner's paper was one of the 5 most highly cited papers during 2014, 2015 and up until June 2016. Congratulations!