The Bryan School Alumni Association would like to thank all of the sponsors for their generous support for the 21st Annual Golf Tournament.
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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 entrepreneurship.uncg.edu.
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.
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.
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.
Free Market Fairness – Dr. John Tomasi (Brown University)
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 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
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.