Bryan School Students and Damien Patton honored by Beta Gamma Sigma

Bryan School Students and Damien Patton honored by Beta Gamma Sigma

Damien Patton of Banjo

GREENSBORO, NC- On April 21st the Bryan School’s Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma held its Spring Induction Ceremony to honor 42 high achieving undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Each semester a successful business person is chosen by the Bryan School chapter to deliver the keynote address and serve as a model of the ideals of Beta Gamma Sigma.

As a student, Damien Patton — who graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Finance in 1999 — was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma.  To date, Patton has founded five successful companies.  His latest venture, Banjo, is a mobile technology app that provides real time content discovery by location across all major social networks, and is regularly used by top news organizations such as NBC, FOX and BBC to track world events.  In January, Banjo was named the top featured app in the Android market as well as a 2014 “Editor’s Choice” by Google, one of the highest honors Patton and his staff could receive.  In March, WIRED Magazine named Banjo “the fastest startup in Silicon Valley” and the Wall Street Journal recently reported on the success of Banjo’s latest round of funding.

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master’s program at a school accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The Bryan School of Business and Economics produces graduates who are innovative and principled leaders and exceptional problem solvers. One of the largest business schools in North Carolina, the Bryan School boasts an AACSB International accreditation in business and accounting that puts it among the top 3 percent of business schools in the world. Our students and alumni carry forward their Bryan School experience to make meaningful contributions where they work, live and lead.

Business Before Hours

Business Before Hours

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The Bryan School sponsored the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s “Business Before Hours” at the Alumni House on March 26.  Great networking and everyone declared Dame’s Chicken and Waffles, the catering sponsor, a huge hit.

Graduation 2013

Graduation 2013

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Another proud group of recent graduates from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG.  We are so proud of this group of students, and know they will continue to Do Something Bigger Altogether.

BB&T Speaker Series – April 22th

Free Market Fairness – Dr. John Tomasi (Brown University)

2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

The Bryan School of Business and Economics is proud to announce the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award, William Bradley ‘Brad’ Hayes, Accounting 1987.

Brad HayesBrad has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) since 2005. A S&P 500 company based in Burlington, NC, LabCorp is a world leader in clinical testing and diagnostic technologies. During Brad’s tenure, both company revenues and earnings per share increased markedly.

In addition to his responsibilities at LabCorp, Brad finds time to serve his community. He has lent his expertise to numerous non-profit boards, including the UNCG Excellence Foundation and the Bryan School Business Advisory Board. Brad also serves on the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee at Canterbury School. In recognition of his work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, he was recognized in 2012 with the “Beverly Berry Living and Giving Award” for his efforts to raise funds to find a cure for diabetes.

Brad and his wife, Kim, Marketing Education 1989, have endowed a scholarship to support high-potential students with financial need.

The Bryan School and UNCG will celebrate this award along with Brad and guests on Monday, May 13th at Starmount Forest Country Club.

Past Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2012 – Boyd A. Rogers, ’85 MBA, Vice President and President, Global Supply Chain, VF Corporation (retired)

2011 – Ellen Thrower, ’75 BS, ’78 MBA, Executive Director, School of Risk Management, St. John’s University (retired)

2010 – Edward M. Rozynski, ’75 BS,’76 MA, Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Stryker Corporation

2009 – L. Thornton Edwards, ’74 MS, Principal, Owner, and President, The Edwards Companies

2008 – Becky R. Levin, ’79 BS, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Levin & Company, Inc.

2006 – Martin Green, ’84 BS, President, brij Image and Information, Inc.

2005 – Gary Smith, ’81 BS, ’85 MBA, Executive VP and CFO, International Textile Group, Inc.

2004 – Dianne Neal Blixt, ’81 BS, ’88 MBA, Executive VP and CFO, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc.

2003 – William A. “Dean” Priddy, ’83 BS, ’86 MBA, CFO and VP of Administration, RF Micro Devices

2002 – Joe K. Pickett, ’72 MS, Chairman and CEO, HomeSide International, Inc. (retired)

2000 – Sue W. Cole, ’72 BS, ’77 MBA, Regional CEO, U.S. Trust Company

1999 – Nido Qubein, ’73 MS, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Creative Services, Inc. and Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company

UNCG 8th Annual THREADS Fashion Show

THREADS, the student organization for the Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies, will present their 8th annual fashion show, “The Four Elements,” April 5 at the Empire Room, 203 S. Elm St.

Tickets for the event are $15 for VIP seating (sold out), $10 general admission and $7 with a student ID. THREADS will also co-host an after-show concert with WUAG 103.1 FM, featuring Fine Peduncle and Paper Planet, in the Regency Room.
Tickets for the fashion show are available at the door or online at uncgfashionshow.eventbrite.com.

Doors to the fashion show will open at 7 p.m. for cocktail hour with the show beginning at 8 p.m. The second half of the night will feature upper level design students and their capsule collections.

Come see the students perspectives of one or more of Earth’s elements — earth, water, fire and wind.

Free parking will be available in the venue parking deck on Davie Street and February 1 Place. Valet parking will also be available for a fee.

See media clip with some samples on digtriad.com.

 

Harriet Elliott Lecture Series – April 2, 2013

Lecture series focuses on health care in the 21st century

BB&T Speaker Series – March 7th

Ethical Leadership – The Conflict Between Allegiance and Truth

40 Leaders Under Forty, 2013

40 Leaders Under Forty, 2013

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The Business Journal‘s 40 Leaders Under Forty Awards is just around the corner.  Have you nominated an extraordinary young professionals in the Triad this year?  The deadline to nominate is January 14th, 2013, so do not delay.

Nominate Today Here

Event Details Are Found Here