Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business has maintained its dual accreditation in business and accounting by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business programs. Today, 810 institutions across 53 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation. Further, 186 institutions hold supplemental AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.
“AACSB congratulates each institution on their achievement,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB, in a release. “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”
Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business is hosting two events Thursday, Oct. 19, in celebration of Women Entrepreneurship Week. These events feature panel discussions with successful woman entrepreneurs in the Huntington and Charleston areas.
The first panel discussion will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday in Corbly Hall room 105 on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Panelists include Jamie LaFear, owner of Wholi Moli; Sara Sturgeon, co-owner of Old Main Emporium; Sara Davis, realtor and instructor of marketing at Marshall; and Isabella Rogner, corporate responsibility specialist and “intrapreneur” at Intuit Inc.
The second panel discussion will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, on Marshall’s South Charleston campus in room KANGC 116. Panelists include Kathleen Walker, co-owner of Epiphany Consulting; Diana Sole-Walko, CEO of MotionMasters; and Bernie Deem, principal at AlignHR.
Women Entrepreneurship Week is a global movement and is being celebrated this week in more than a dozen countries and in several states across the U.S.
For more information on Women Entrepreneurship Week 2017 or to learn more about events hosted by the Lewis College of Business, visit www.marshall.edu/lcob.
Marshall University has received the tenth installment in a series of $100,000 gifts from BB&T supporting the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism at the university’s Lewis College of Business. The check presentation ceremony took place July 12 at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.
Representatives of BB&T including David L. Helmer, Senior Vice President and Regional Corporate Banking Manager; Bobby Blakley, Community Banking Regional President; and Spencer Murphy, Huntington Market President; presented the latest check of $100,000 to Dr. Ron Area, CEO of the Marshall University Foundation Inc., and Dr. Avinandan Mukherjee, dean of the Lewis College of Business.
“The BB&T Foundation continues to invest in the BB&T Center for Advancement of American Capitalism, which is essential for student success,” Area said. “The partnership with BB&T is instrumental to our entrepreneurship program, as well as to Marshall University.”
“BB&T continues to partner with Marshall University to recruit talented individuals for our organization,” Helmer said. “These bright students are our industry’s future leaders and we anticipate an impeccable return on our investment of continuing their education.”
The BB&T Center sponsors a lecture series and an upper-division course in capitalism for business students, among other activities.
Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business Advisory Board celebrated the accomplishments four successful business leaders as they were inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame Monday night. In a ceremony at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall, guests celebrated the 2017 inductees: Prentiss Lee Faulconer Jr., Bartow Ned Jones, Michael Moe Myint and Charles R. “Dick” Tutwiler.
To read more about the event please see the original article at the Herald Dispatch.