Scholarship Program Established In UTC College Of Business

Friday, August 16, 2013
From left: Dr. Robert Dooley, Dean, College of Business, UTC; J.V. Vaughn, Chattanooga Market President, SunTrust Bank; Mike Cooper, First Vice President, Commercial Banking , SunTrust Bank; Sue D. Culpepper, Program Director, Galtere Institute: Finance for the Future Initiative, UTC
From left: Dr. Robert Dooley, Dean, College of Business, UTC; J.V. Vaughn, Chattanooga Market President, SunTrust Bank; Mike Cooper, First Vice President, Commercial Banking , SunTrust Bank; Sue D. Culpepper, Program Director, Galtere Institute: Finance for the Future Initiative, UTC

The UTC College of Business announces a donation of $50,000 from the SunTrust Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship program in support of undergraduate female students who major in finance. 

The SunTrust Foundation Scholarship will be awarded each year to two outstanding junior women finance majors.  Scholarship recipients’ selection will be based upon an extensive application and interview process, academic performance, exhibited leadership experience and extra-curricular and community engagement activities.

Scholarship recipients will participate in a number of enriched academic experiences provided through the UTC College of Business’ Galtere Institute:  Finance for the Future Initiative, which focuses on helping high potential young women develop the skills and leadership experience to successfully pursue careers in the finance sector. 

“SunTrust is a valued partner to the College of Business,” stated Dr. Robert Dooley, dean of the UTC College of Business.

“By endowing the SunTrust Foundation Scholarship, a pathway to success will be created for young women pursuing a career in finance, which will ultimately lead to an increase of women’s influence and power in the financial sector,” SunTrust President, J.V. Vaughn added.  “The SunTrust Foundation’s mission is to support nonprofit organizations and institutions engaged in activities promoting education, health and human services, culture and art, and civic and community involvement that contribute to the social and economic development of the communities we serve.” 

The College of Business at UTC is committed to providing quality educational programs that produce academically prepared and business-world ready men and women for a competitive global environment, officials said.  The COB has been accredited by AACSB International since 1982 and is ranked as one of the top business schools nationwide by both Bloomberg Businessweek and the Princeton Review.  The College’s faculty includes approximately 47 full time and 15 part time professors – all of whom hold advanced degrees from leading universities throughout the country.  The Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Accountancy (Macc) offer graduate degree programs to those in search of professional advancement and the Executive MBA program targets mid to upper level managers with a fast-paced, broad-based, leadership enhancing experience.


Tennessee Board Of Regents Appoints 4 Executives To Help Lead Unified Community And Technical College System

A Tennessee Board of Regents committee on Thursday approved four administrative appointments recommended by Chancellor Flora Tydings as part of a strategic reorganization of the TBR system office to reflect its streamlined mission as a unified community and technical college system under the state’s FOCUS Act. The chancellor outlined the reorganization in a special ... (click for more)

Tennessee Highway Safety Office, Partners Advocate For Teen Safety During Prom, Graduation

Prom and graduation celebrations should be enjoyable, safe experiences for everyone. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) is partnering with the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and AAA – The Auto Club Group to promote teen driver safety during prom and graduation season. According ... (click for more)

County School Teachers To Get 3% Raise Under Balanced County School Budget

Hamilton County Schools teachers are slated to get three percent pay increases under the balanced budget approved by the School Board on Thursday afternoon. That comes on top of a two percent hike last year. Lee McDade, assistant superintendent, said a large influx of cash came from the state, and Governor Bill Haslam outlined that it was to raise the pay level for teachers. ... (click for more)

Law Enforcement Shuts Down Convenience Store Near College Hill Courts As Public Nuisance

Law enforcement on Thursday took steps to shut down a convenience store near the College Hill Courts as a public nuisance. The action was taken after District Attorney Neal Pinkston filed a petition with Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz about the Westside Shop. The store is operated by Salma Ambo, and the real property is owned by AAA Investment Properties LLC. The petition ... (click for more)

White Coat Syndrome And The Medical System - And Response (2)

Today I wish to share what I am feeling as a patient in our medical system. I am too old to put on airs at this point, and this is too pervasive of a problem for me to contain.   As I enter my AARP years, I am faced with so many medical encounters that evoke all kinds of uncomfortable feelings. I dread physician’s appointments riddled with government regulatory hypocrisy, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: County Commissioners Not Getting Bang For Their School Bucks

The Hamilton County School Board passed a balanced budget to present to the County Commission at a Special Called Meeting on Thursday night. They also attached a prioritized list of $24.5 million in critical needs for the County Commission to consider that will never see the light of day. The long and short of it is easy to see -- the County Commissioners have had enough. It ... (click for more)