Global Brands Group coming to campus

Global Brands Group coming to campus

Global Brands Group Logo

Global Brands Group is coming to campus on Feb. 25th to recruit for a number of summer internships.  A number of their hiring managers will be at the event and they’ll be focused on recruiting interns for their summer opportunities. Students are invited to attend to speak to the hiring managers and pass along their resumes.  Last year we had 70-80 students attend throughout the event.  It’s a drop-in event, so students can drop by anytime.

Global Brands Group’s portfolio includes some of the biggest brands in the world such as: UnderArmour, Disney, Calvin Klein, Sperry, Nautica, Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, and Coca-Cola.

The event time is 10:45am-1:30pm in 416 Bryan.


2015 Graduation

Bryan School of
Business and Economics

Graduation & Award Ceremony

Special Events Center (East Wing,) Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Friday, May 8, 2015
2:30 pm


There is no rehearsal for the Bryan School Graduation and Awards Ceremony, which is coordinated by the Bryan School Student Services Office. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Bryan Undergraduate Student Services via email at

All graduates planing to participate in the Bryan School Ceremony must RSVP to the Bryan School using the link below.  Once we receive your RSVP you will be sent an email conformation will additional information for the day of the Ceremony.

BRYAN SCHOOL RSVP – Submit by Noon Wednesday, April 29, 2015

You can find out more about the University Graduation Ceremony by going to Commencement Central


Graduate check-in to begin at 1:00 pm, you must arrive by 1:00 pm.


All participants must be dressed in full academic regalia. This includes cap, gown, and tassel. Masters degree students must also wear hoods; please see the University Bookstore for proper hood colors according to your degree. The last date for ordering graduation regalia is April 17th (for doctoral candidates the deadline is March 20th).


Parking and Tickets

Parking and attendance will be free of charge with no required passes or tickets for students or guests.

Guest Seating

Guests may arrive with the graduate or just prior to the beginning of the ceremony. This is not a ticketed event, so seating is on a first come, first served basis. The earlier guests arrive, the better chance they have of getting the seats they prefer. Doors will open for seating at 1:30pm. The doors will close promptly at 2:25 pm in order to start the graduation procession.

This is a very special day for you and your family and friends. We hope everyone enjoys the event. However, please keep in mind that small children and babies may cause a distraction during the ceremony.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Thanks to our Sponsors

2014 Bryan Alumni Tournament

The Bryan School Alumni Association would like to thank all of the sponsors for their generous support for the 21st Annual Golf Tournament.

Our Generous Sponsors

Krispy Kreme executives speak at UNCG on Oct. 15

Krispy Kreme executives speak at UNCG on Oct. 15


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two top Krispy Kreme executives will share their experience and thoughts on corporate entrepreneurship and franchising when they speak at UNCG on Oct. 15.

Tony Thompson, the company’s president and CEO, and Cynthia Bay, the senior vice president of U.S. franchises and company stores, will share their vision for the company, especially as it pertains to growth and innovation.

The event, co-sponsored by the UNCG Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program and the Bryan School of Business and Economics, starts at 5 p.m. in Bryan Building Room 160. The public is welcome to attend at no charge, but reservations are requested by Oct. 10. To RSVP for the event, visit

Thompson is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in the food service, grocery products and beverage industries. He joined Krispy Kreme following a tenure at Papa John’s International, Inc, where he most recently served as president and chief operating officer. Prior to Papa John’s, Thompson worked for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, ConAgra Grocery Products Company and Gulf Coast Coca Cola.

Bay joined Krispy Kreme in 2008, previously serving as the senior vice president of company store operations before assuming her current role in 2011. She had a long and distinguished career at McDonald’s before leaving the company in 2006 to work as an independent consultant focused on operations, training and development.


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


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


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 2013 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

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


Editorial Update: This event was a success, and we are looking forward to next years event.