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Snipes School of Business Hosts Reception in Asheville
The Southeastern Council of Business Schools and Programs, a regional division of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, held its most recent conference in Asheville. As one of the highlights of the conference, Lenoir-Rhyne University hosted a reception at its Asheville Center for Graduate Studies welcoming attendees representing colleges and universities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda.
Dr. David Jones, Dr. Mary Lesser and Dr. Dale King (far right) welcome Ms. Michelle Byrd of Gaston College, the President of the Southeastern Council of Business Schools and Programs, a regional division of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, to a reception hosted by LR during the organizations recent conference in Asheville.
MBA Students Participate in Global Video Challenge
MBA students enrolled in the Global Sustainability and Social Responsibility Series with the Charles M. Snipes School of Business at Lenoir-Rhyne University recently completed a unique project that culminated in a submission to the GBSN Video Challenge. This challenge is related to an initiative to apply MBA principles to assist the citizens of Haiti in developing business skills. The LRU students titled the project Helping Better in Haiti.
The video submitted by Lenoir-Rhyne, which highlights Dago and Roger, a small business owner and a fisherman, respectively, was recently named as one of the top five, garnering the highest number of online votes among all submissions. A panel of global business experts, including executives from GMAC, Coca-Cola, and USAID, judged the videos and awarded first place to a team from Dartmouth. Others schools participating included UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, University of Maryland, and international submissions from the University of Southern Queensland and Universidad de los Andes, to name a few.
MBA student Ty Dannenbring coordinated the submission from L-R. Ty visited Haiti for the first time in March 2011. While there, he noticed how the skills he was learning as an MBA student could be useful in serving those in need. Ty went back to Haiti this March and was able to see the progress made by many individuals he’d met the prior year. Ty explains the foundation of their efforts in Haiti: “It is intended that this leadership be organic and built on trust, lasting generation to generation. It is also our hope to see these leaders become Christian difference makers in their society for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.”
Ty and 14 of his classmates set out to explore this idea further by developing a website and a blog as a resource for helping better in Haiti (mbachallenge-haiti.com). It is the hope of this project that MBA students at Lenoir-Rhyne will continue exploring how an MBA can help better; this will include teams traveling to Haiti and remaining involved in the ongoing recovery efforts there.
Schreiber Receives Fellowship
Dr. Craig Schreiber has been awarded a 2012 Appalachian College Association Salzburg Seminar Fellowship for the Salzburg Global Seminar entitled, “Rethinking Value Production in Business and Social Contexts.” He will travel to Germany in October to take part in this seminar.
2012 Snipes School of Business Award-winners
- Lenoir-Rhyne Economics Award – Amanda Crowe
- William M. Mauney Economics Award – Matthew Paynter
- Robert N. Simmons Business Award – Judyta Goscinska
- Raymond Strunk Senior Accounting Award – Taryn Dingler
- Raymond Strunk Junior Business or Accounting Award – Andrea Bridges
- NC ASSN of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship – Jeremy Buchanan
- Frances W. Fitz Scholarship in Business & Accounting – Robert Tresher
- C. W. Sutton, Jr., Phi Beta Lambda Golden Key Award – Aroon Khatter
- Financial Executives International Scholarship Award – Brittany Anne Bruner
- North Carolina Board of Certified Accountant Examiners – Padie Lee
- Raymond Strunk Junior Business or Accounting Award - Judy Goscinska
Financial Executives International Scholarship Award - Taryn Dingler
Will Mosely Interns at FDIC
As a Finance major at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Will Moseley had the opportunity to intern with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Shreveport, Louisiana. Will gained valuable experience during this time in his academic career. He traveled and participated on numerous bank examinations where he applied his classroom knowledge to real life situations. Will's academic success and hard work paid off; he started permanent employment with the FDIC as a Financial Institution Specialist shortly after graduation.