Students Celebrate Permission to Take Upper-Level Courses

Students Celebrate Permission to Take Upper-Level Courses

October 31, 2017


Students Celebrate Permission to Take Upper-Level Courses


The School of Business celebrated the approximately 90 students who were recently granted permission to enroll in upper-level ACCT and BSAD courses during the October 30 Bridge Ceremony.  These students had successfully completed prerequisite course requirements with the required GPA, submitted a resume, and developed their graduation plan.

Truman alumnus Jim Cherrington (’85) served as the keynote speaker. Cherrington is the Director of Business Services for the Columbia Public Schools.  He encouraged the students to develop relationships with mentors, budget their time and resources, and give back to others.

Rachel Hanson, a senior Business Administration Major with concentrations in Management and Finance, also spoke to the students.  Hanson shared three key points with the Bridge students:

  • Do things that challenge you and push you outside of your comfort zone.
  • Focus on your passions, not on doing everything.
  • Do not compare yourself to others or measure your successes with others.

Hanson also led the students in reciting the School’s Code of Ethics.

Dr. Stephen Allen read the names of each student being recognized during the ceremony.  Dr. Janet Gooch, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, and Dr. Deb Kerby, Dean of the School of Business, congratulated each of the students.  The School presented each student with a padfolio embossed with the School of Business logo.


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