Sally Crumpler Jobe ’64 Honors School with Gift to Renovate Conference Room

Sally Crumpler Jobe ’64 Honors School with Gift to Renovate Conference Room

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Renovations are complete in Bryan Room 419, made possible through a generous gift from Sally Crumpler Jobe ‘64 and her husband, Warren.  Named in honor of Sally, the newly renovated Sally Crumpler Jobe Conference Room provides a professional and modern space for meetings, videoconferencing and collaborations among business leaders, students, staff and faculty.

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Sally (left) and her husband, Warren, share a toast with Chancellor Brady and Dean Banks to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the Sally Crumpler Jobe Conference Room

To celebrate the gift, Chancellor Linda Brady and Dean Mac Banks hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the newly renovated space.  Dean Banks summarized the importance of the Jobe’s gift and the lasting impact it will have.

The Sally Crumpler Jobe Conference Room will be an important place for building relationships and sharing ideas – now in a space that is fitting for a school of our caliber.  Thank you, Sally and Warren, for recognizing that need and for your generosity.

Joining Sally and her husband at the ribbon cutting were members of their family, faculty, staff and members of the Class of 1964 50th Reunion Planning Committee.  Sally made the gift in celebration of the 50th anniversary of her graduation from UNCG and as an expression of appreciation for the excellent education and opportunities she experienced as a student.

Sally graduated from UNCG with a degree in Economics and Business Administration.  As a student she served in the Student Government Association and was elected as University Marshal. Both of Sally’s sisters are also graduates of UNCG:  Margaret Crumpler Ladd ‘53 and Clara Crumpler Bitter ‘65.

Explaining the World

Explaining the World

Laura Simpson

UNCG alumna, Laura Simpson ‘00, is a SAS programmer and analyst at the Division of Institutional Research at UNC-Chapel Hill.  She has published several research papers on health and education and has been acknowledged for her contribution in others. Laura chose UNCG’s applied economics program because “it seemed more fun than accounting.” But, she had to work hard to get into the program.

As an undergraduate student of economics, Laura struggled with the macroeconomics course taught by Professor Ken Snowden. The department had strict standards for recruiting students in the applied economics program.

Read more at UNCG’s Economics website.

Bryan MBA program ranks No. 13 by Bloomberg Businessweek

Bryan MBA program ranks No. 13 by Bloomberg Businessweek

Bryan ranks 13th MBA program in nation

The UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics’ evening MBA program has vaulted to No. 13 in the nation in newly released rankings of the best part-time MBA programs by Bloomberg Businessweek.

I could not be more pleased with this fantastic improvement in our ranking. Our faculty and staff have worked hard to improve our program and make it relevant to both students and employers.  Our focus on producing exceptional problem solvers who understand innovation, globalization, sustainability and ethics is resonating with students and employers.

said Bryan School Dean McRae C. Banks.

To have the fourth best MBA among public universities — eclipsed only by Berkeley, UCLA and Michigan — is a tremendous accomplishment that reinforces the high quality of what we are doing at UNCG.

Read more at UNCGNow

Leading mobile app Banjo firm founded by UNCG graduate

Leading mobile app Banjo firm founded by UNCG graduate

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UNCG graduate Damien Patton, a 1999 finance graduate of the Bryan School of Business and Economics, is the founder and CEO of Banjo, the social discovery app that has become one of the leaders in the industry. Earning magna cum laude honors in and was named to Beta Gamma Sigma business honorary society and received a Dean’s Medal at graduation, he has created an app to track events and news as they begin trending on social media platforms.
 

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Learn more about the company at ban.jo

Creating the possible

Creating the possible

Becky Levin gives high school students business skills and so much more.

Becky Levin, a UNCG Bryan School alum and the 2008 Bryan School Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, dreams big.

Levin, who graduated from UNCG in 1979, founded a successful executive search firm and now is giving back in a big way. She and husband Mark started The Possible Project, an after-school entrepreneurship program for high school students, that teaches young people how to start and run their own businesses. Although most people would call these young people as “at-risk kids,” Becky prefers to call them “kids of untapped potential.”

Read more at UNCGNow

Read the UNCG Fall 2013 Alumni edition for more information about The Possible Project and Becky Levin.

Creating economic opportunities through research

Creating economic opportunities through research

Zack Oliver

Zack Oliver conducts research and develops tools to help bring jobs to North Carolina.

Zack Oliver, MA ’12 works as an economist in the Labor and Economic Analysis Division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce.  His work involves the study of economic development in the state, industry-based research, analyzing economic impacts, and involvement with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics (LED) program.

Pursuing a master’s in applied economics was a part of his long-term plan.

UNCG seemed to be the best fit in terms of its excellent curriculum, the cost of education, and the proximity to my family.

Read more at UNCG’s Economics website.

Personalizing Poverty

Personalizing Poverty

Personalizing Poverty

It’s one thing to devote your professional career to studying anti-poverty measures. It’s something else to feed your research to your teenage children.
Unless you’re UNCG economics professor Dr. David Ribar. In a quest to discover if the federal government’s Thrifty Food Plan, designed to help impoverished families stretch their food budget, was realistic, he’s twice enlisted his family to try it out.

You can motivate some really good behaviour with your children by threatening them with turkey cabbage casserole

Ribar said with a smile.

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Realizing your passion

Realizing your passion

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brent-patterson-hsBrent Patterson, a 2009 UNCG Bryan School and Economics graduate found his passion while studying entrepreneurship courses taught by Dr. Dianne Welsh.  Patterson, who began his entrepreneurship courses had a very vague view regarding the topic, but soon realized how much potential this subject matter could offer.  Patterson focused his degree on going into the business world as an entrepreneur by doing research, developing business plans, and developing his ideas before starting his business.

I would have never realized my passion for entrepreneurship without what I learned in my entrepreneurship courses.

In mid 2012 Patterson started Priority Background Solutions, which helps finding background information to help determine risks with an individual during the hiring process, and in a short period of time has over 100 clients in over 20 states.

Patterson believes his success was helped by UNCG, The Bryan School, and the Entrepreneurship courses where he would obtain the skills and knowledge to start his successful business.  That’s Doing Something Bigger Altogether.

Bryan School on Princeton Review list of best schools

Bryan School on Princeton Review list of best schools

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The Princeton Review has named the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics as one of the top business schools in the country, including the Bryan School in the latest edition of the annual guidebook, “The Best 295 Business Schools,” for the 14th consecutive year.

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Spartan Trader makes national news

Spartan Trader makes national news

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Programs like Spartan Trader on the UNCG campus have been popping up nationwide, swelling in popularity over the last five years.  USA Today feels our program has made a great impact on the community, as well as supporting college students to learn more about making their dreams come true by showing them great ways to run a small business model selling their own goods.

Read more at USA Today