Lee School Of Business To Host Open House Nov. 2

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Lee University School of Business
Lee University School of Business

Lee University will host an open house at the new School of Business building on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 3-5 p.m. for friends and neighbors in the community. 

“I think this building provides a space for our students to thrive and develop their skills as they prepare to become future business leaders,” said Cole Strong, vice president for operations at Lee. 

The two-story building occupies the education wing of the former First Baptist Church on Church Street. In addition, a connecting area was added to the north side of the building to connect Pangle Hall and the School of Business. According to Mr. Strong, this allows the building to have a grand entrance overlooking the South Campus Quad.  

The School of Business has a total seating capacity of 408 and includes state-of-the-art computer and technology labs. There are collaborative classrooms and enhanced classrooms in addition to conference rooms and a tiered lecture style classroom.

The building also has office space for up to 18 faculty and features a student commons area on the second floor.  

“Faculty, staff, and students of the School of Business are delighted to be in our new facilities,” said Dr. Dewayne Thompson, dean of the School of Business. “Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but the technology compliments our pedagogy and creates an outstanding learning environment. Additionally, our offices provide wonderful space to meet with current students, as well as prospective students.”  

The building opened for classes after Lee’s fall break earlier this month. At the open house, guests will have the opportunity to explore the building and enjoy the various common spaces. 

“I so enjoyed watching our students come in that first day, wide-eyed and awe-struck by our new building,” said Dr. Thompson. 

The School of Business is part of the recent development of the South Campus Quad, which includes the Communication Arts Building, Nursing Building, the Lacrosse Field, and the Forum, which is still under construction. 

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public. 

For more information about the School of Business, call Tracey Dorsey at 614-8160.



"Stock Their Lockers: Providing School Supplies For Kids In Need" Program Kicks Off Monday

The Samaritan Center’s Stock Their Lockers, a program that allows students kindergarten through 12th grade to receive a backpack-full of school supplies, will kick off Monday with a special visit from Stewart Payne and his Readmobile from Read 20.   Mr. Payne will spend time reading to children in the Center’s Farrow Community Corner, now transformed into a Dr. Seuss-themed ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Preparatory School Invites 300 Men To Welcome Inaugural Class

In 2016 local couple, Ted and Kelly Alling, decided to make a lasting impact on Chattanooga by extending diverse academic opportunities to the underserved young men of the city’s urban core. The idea came to them after they toured Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy and thought how incredible it would be if boys and their families had a similar school. The ... (click for more)

Juvenile Girl Shot On Doolittle Street Early Sunday Morning

A juvenile girl was shot early Sunday morning on Doolittle Street. Chattanooga Police responded at approximately 12:55 a.m. on to a person shot on the 2500 block of Doolittle Street.   Police were able to make contact with the victim at a local hospital where she was suffering from a critical, but non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a ... (click for more)

A Jury For 2nd Time Convicts Randall Reed Of Murdering 70-Year-Old Woman In 2011

A jury for the second time has convicted Randall Reed of first-degree murder in the 2011 death of 70-year-old Jane Stokes in East Ridge. The verdict was returned in the courtroom of Judge Tom Greenholtz’s on Friday. The earlier verdict had been thrown out by an appeals court. Reed testified in his own behalf. The victim was murdered in her home during a robbery in 2011. ... (click for more)

Just Recuse Yourself

Pam Fleenor, have you ever heard the terms “conflict of interest” or “appearance of impropriety”? It’s a foregone conclusion that Robin Smith will be victorious in Chancellor Fleenor’s courtroom. Here’s another term you may want to re-examine, recuse yourself.   Rusty Munger (click for more)

Not My University: Why I’m Not Okay With Mike Pence Coming To Lee University - And Response (6)

As a student of Lee University, who is well-aware of the Lee administration’s more conservative stance in politics, I am upset about Mike Pence visiting the university and being welcomed on our campus. Although I respect that Pence is in a position of authority as our nation’s Vice President, and that he likewise deserves the right to hold his own opinions in regards to the issues ... (click for more)