A Fine investment

April 2, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

Thanks to the generosity of Investors Title Insurance Company and its parent, Investors Title Company, UNC Kenan-Flagler will be able to award more scholarships to talented, motivated undergraduate students who want to major in business. The Chapel Hill-based company recently established The Investors Title Insurance Company Assured Admission Undergraduate Scholarship, which will be awarded annually for the term of the gift agreement to a first-year student with an interest in real estate. Chairman and CEO J. Allen Fine (BSBA ’61, MBA ’65) founded the company in 1972 and runs it today with his sons, President of Investors Title Company and CFO James A. “Jim” Fine Jr. (BSBA ’84) and President and COO W. Morris Fine (BSBA ’88). In 1957, Allen Read More

The Economist ranks our alumni network No. 8

April 1, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

The Economist annually ranks full-time MBA programs, scoring institutions on a variety of criteria ranging from how much MBA graduates expect to increase their salaries to the quality of their education. “Potential to network” is one of the categories, and in a new ranking category, UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA Program ranks No. 8 for the range and helpfulness of our alumni network.   As The Economist mentions, alumni networks are a big selling point for prospective students, and UNC Kenan-Flagler student Jason Perocho (MBA ’15) strongly agrees: “My first impression of UNC Kenan-Flagler came as a prospective MBA attending an admissions event in Washington, DC.  The event stood out in my mind because of the plethora of alumni in attendance.  Every alumnus Read More

Leverage the power of networking

March 5, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

We all hear about the importance of networking – expanding our circle of colleagues and friends in an effort to create potential opportunities for ourselves and others. A great way to connect is through the UNC Kenan-Flagler community, a built-in network you can leverage for advice, information and valuable contacts. Check out these highlights: The UNC Kenan-Flagler community includes nearly 33,000 alumni in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. These alumni represent all degree programs – Undergraduate, fulltime MBA, Executive MBA, our online MBA@UNC program, Master of Accounting and PhD. Fellow alumni represent a diversity of industries, functions, skills and perspectives that you can tap into and learn from. UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni are very supportive and appreciate the Read More

CEO Tim Belk named Business Person of the Year

March 5, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

Thomas M. Belk Jr. (MBA ’81), CEO of retailer Belk, Inc., was recently named Charlotte Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year for 2013. Read more in these articles by CBJ staff writer Jennifer Thomas: Inside the philosophy that is building Belk into a national brand Tim Belk: Making a Charlotte retailer into a community player and Southern icon Belk received UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA Alumni Merit Award in 2006. For three generations, the Belk family has guided its department store company through significant changes in the retail landscape. Read more about Belk and his family business in the UNC Business article, Talking about my generations.  

Connecting cultures and alumni in India

February 5, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

Martha Hoelzer, alumni relations associate for UNC Kenan-Flagler, received a Global Business Center grant to attend a professional development program in India in January. Hoelzer’s grant was funded through the GBC’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). The program funds faculty and staff participation in professional development programs focused on UNC Kenan-Flagler’s target countries – Africa, Brazil, China and India – that are offered by one of the 33 U.S. Department of Education-funded CIBERs across the country. Hoelzer attended the Professional Development in International Business Program to India, offered by Florida International University’s CIBER. She and other participants visited Agra, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai, saw key historical sites, and met with multinationals and leading Indian companies to learn Read More

Reunion Weekend 2014: The Biggest & Best Ever

February 5, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

Reunion Weekend 2014  is just over two months away.  More than 250 alumni, faculty, staff and guests are currently registered to attend, putting us on track for our largest Reunion attendance ever.  Come join your former classmates April 25-27 during one of the most beautiful times of year to be in Chapel Hill! The theme for Reunion Weekend is “Come Back & Give Back.” During our Saturday evening celebration dinner, we will salute those classes who have the highest Reunion attendance and greatest support of the Reunion Class Campaign.  In addition, those classes will be recognized on specially designed pavers, which will be placed just outside the entrance to the McColl Building. View renderings of the pavers below.   Register now Read More

Corporate and Foundation Relations: Partnering for Success

February 5, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

UNC Kenan-Flagler recently welcomed a new executive director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Erin McElligott (MBA ‘02). In this role, McElligott is responsible for managing Kenan-Flagler’s corporate and foundation investment programs. She matches corporate interests with academic priorities by meeting with firms, determining their needs and partnering to create strategic plans involving the School that support their business. In addition, she identifies, researches, develops and maintains relationships with current and prospective corporate partners and connects them with the School’s various programs and activities. McElligott brings a variety of experience to her new role as she returns to UNC Kenan-Flagler for the third time in her career. Most recently, she was a business development manager for UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) Read More

Reunion Weekend 2014: Come Back & Give Back!

January 14, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

Join us at Reunion Weekend 2014  on April 25-27 for the most beautiful time of year in Chapel Hill! Registration is under way and discounted pricing on all Reunion packages is available until Feb. 16. With more than 170 alumni and guests registered to date – a record this early before the event – we are expecting our highest attendance ever. This year Reunion Weekend has a new approach, providing more opportunities for you to connect with your classmates, current students and our most prominent faculty. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from prominent professors such as Al Segars, Dave Hofmann, Jim Johnson and Greg Brown in faculty seminars on the following topics: Current U.S. Economic Outlook Estate Planning Sustainability Read More

Real World Real Estate: Real Commitment

January 14, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Real Estate Program is well known for its engaged alumni and students, and the past year has been a shining example of that commitment. Founding Fellowships “We often talk about our tremendously involved and supportive alumni as one of the defining features of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s ‘Real World Real Estate’ program,” says Jim Spaeth, executive director of the Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies. “Nowhere is that involvement and support more apparent than in the recent fellowships established by two of our most distinguished real estate alums, Stephen Cumbie (BA ’70, MBA ’73) and Leo Horey (MBA ‘90).”  These fellowships join one previously created by Dick Michaux (MBA ‘73). Cumbie established The Stephen M. Cumbie MBA Fellowship for Read More

Q&A with Kenan-Flagler Alumni Council Chair Darius Davis

January 13, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

Darius Davis (EMBA ‘94) is the chair of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Alumni Council. What is the UNC Kenan-Flagler Alumni Council? The UNC Kenan-Flagler Alumni Council consists of a select group of Business School alumni from all degree programs.  This Council serves in a primary advisory capacity to the Alumni Relations area and to the dean and is charged with the following mission: Communicate UNC Kenan-Flagler’s activities, priorities and intellectual resources to all our external constituencies Represent the interests of the alumni population to the dean and the Advancement staff Advance the work of the Council through service to current initiatives Build the School through leadership and participation in UNC Kenan-Flagler events Contribute financially to UNC Kenan-Flagler on a yearly basis    The Read More