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  • Master of Accountancy Students Receive Their Hoods

    May 16, 2018

    The Accounting Department faculty bestowed graduate hoods to Master of Accountancy graduates during a ceremony on Saturday, May 12.  Alumnus Derek Smith (’01, ’02), a partner with BKD in Springfield, served as the keynote speaker.  Master of Accountancy graduate Ryan Bunselmeyer delivered remarks on behalf of the students.  The students celebrated graduation on Saturday, but […]

  • 2017-2018 Outstanding Students Selected

    May 10, 2018

    The School of Business faculty selected the 2017-2018 Outstanding Students in each of the School’s disciplinary areas.  The School recognized these students at the 18th Annual Recognition Dinner on April 28. Outstanding Student – Accounting (Undergraduate), Tim Hudson Outstanding Student – Accounting (Graduate), Natalie Ross Outstanding Student – Business Administration – Finance & International Business, […]

  • School of Business Hosts 18th Annual Recognition Dinner

    The School of Business hosted its 18th Annual Recognition Dinner on April 28.  It was an exciting evening with over 200 guests in attendance.  Approximately $130,000 in Foundation scholarships were awarded that evening.  The School recognized the Outstanding Students in the School of Business, Business Student Executive Council members, Peer Mentors, Boeing FLITE Interns, Boeing […]

  • Professor Stephen Allen Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

    May 9, 2018

    Each spring semester, current students and recent alumni are invited to submit nominations for the School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award.  From the pool of nominations, the Business Student Executive Council narrowed the pool to three finalists.  After reviewing course evaluations and grade distributions of the nominees, the Dean, in consultation with the department […]

  • Presley Retiring After 21 Years

    The School of Business said goodbye to its biggest Elvis fan, Dr. Adrien Presley, during his last School of Business faculty meeting on May 9.  Dr. Presley is retiring after 21 years of service to Truman.  Through those years, he regularly taught Operations Management, Database Management, Global Supply Chain Management, and Information Technology.  Violette Hall […]

  • McCubbins Recognized as Alumni of the Year

    May 8, 2018

    The School of Business named Travis and Melinda (Mindy) McCubbin as the Alumni of the Year.  Travis McCubbin (’97) is the PGA General Manager of The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Missouri.  He manages the overall operations of the club’s amenities as well as social and athletic programs for the 780 members that call […]

  • St. Louis Alumni Event

    May 7, 2018

    Alumni and friends, reconnect with the School of Business for this special event on Tuesday, May 22 at Pan d’Olive in Richmond Heights, MO from 5:30-7:00 p.m. featuring remarks from alumna Phyllis Ellison ’90 and Dean Debra Kerby. RSVP by Monday, May 14 to

  • Patterson Named Young Alumnus

    The School of Business named Truman Patterson as the 2018 Young Alumnus of the Year.  Truman Patterson (’09) is a Vice President and Consumer Analyst at Wells Fargo on the Equity Research team that covers the Homebuilding & Building Products sectors, heading the Distribution Sector.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Truman spent four years at […]

  • Scheeler Wins Bulldog B.I.T.E.

    April 22, 2018

    Jonathan Scheeler, a senior business administration finance major, won the 2018 Bulldog B.I.T.E. elevator pitch competition. As the winner, he earned a prize of $3,000 for his drone data servicing concept. Shane Legatzke, a senior accounting and business administration finance major, earned $2,000 for his pitch of a system of grants to educate high school […]

  • Brian Roth Brings Billy Goat Potato Chips to Truman

    April 16, 2018

    Chef, entrepreneur, and business owner Brian Roth spoke to students in Introduction to Management Accounting and Strategic Management classes on Friday, April 13.  Roth is the owner and CEO of The Billy Goat Potato Chip Company located in St. Louis.  He shared his journey from student to chef, restaurateur, and chip producer.  The chips are […]

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