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Social Media Day 2014: Get LinkedIn to UNC Kenan-Flagler!

June 30, 2014 By kfblogsadmin2

Alums, are you LinkedIn? Our UNC Kenan-Flagler LinkedIn University Page launched in Fall ’13 and provides alumni and students with an easy way to stay in touch. When you add UNC Kenan-Flagler to your profile, you’ll automatically receive the latest school news, events and stories in your LinkedIn news feed. Follow these easy steps to get LinkedIn to UNC Kenan-Flagler: Navigate to your LinkedIn profile and click “edit” Scroll to the “education” section In the “school” box, type “UNC Kenan-Flagler” and click the drop-down menu to select Add your dates of enrollment, degree and any other info you’d like to include on your profile, then click “save” It’s that easy! And if you haven’t already done so, be sure to join our LinkedIn group, where students Read More

Graduating students continue strong support

June 5, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

As the 2013-14 fiscal year winds down, we’d like to thank all of our students, alumni and friends who have made a gift to UNC Kenan-Flagler since July 1, 2013. If you have not given this fiscal year or would like to give again, please consider making a secure credit card gift online at www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/makeagift. Our fiscal year ends on June 30, 2014, and we are truly grateful for each and every gift to the business school. Your contribution is a vote of confidence in the educational opportunities we provide to nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students every year. We are especially grateful to our most recent graduates who stepped up and made a gift to their program’s 2014 Class Read More

Statesman of business: Richard H. Jenrette

June 5, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

The Charleston Library Society recently honored Carolina alumnus and UNC Kenan-Flagler benefactor Richard H. Jenrette (ABJO ‘51) as the first recipient of its newly established Founders Award, which recognizes leadership and philanthropy. Jenrette has been devoted to restoring and furnishing a series of significant historic American homes, including the iconic Roper House in Charleston, since the 1960s. Read more about this honor on the Charleston Library Society website.   Jenrette received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1951. As an undergraduate he was editor of The Daily Tar Heel and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Golden Fleece. In 1959 he was a founding partner of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, an investment Read More

The Woltz family: Tar Heel bred

May 8, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

Little did H. O. Woltz III (BSBA ’78) know when he received his undergraduate business degree from UNC that one day he and his future wife would have four daughters who would follow in his footsteps at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Originally from Mount Airy, NC, Woltz met his wife, Agnes Parker Woltz (BA English ’78, MAT ’80) at UNC when both were students. After graduating, Woltz took a job with Exposaic Industries, a company that produced precast concrete components and steel wire reinforcing. Agnes moved to Winston-Salem where she taught in the Gifted and Talented program until they married in 1981 and relocated to Fredericksburg, Va., where Exposaic was constructing a new manufacturing facility. Exposaic eventually changed its focus and name Read More

Reunion Weekend 2014

May 7, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

Reunion Weekend 2014, held April 25-27, was a tremendous success. More than 380 alumni and their families and friends joined faculty, staff, current students and prospective MBA students for a wonderful weekend with great Chapel Hill spring weather. Be sure to check out our Alumni Weekend photo collection on Flickr.                             On Friday, we kicked off with golf at Chapel Hill Country Club.  At noon, our Alumni/Student Networking Luncheon helped facilitate many valuable connections, based on specific career areas.  Special seminars highlighted the early afternoon – “Economic and Financial Markets Outlook,” led by Professor Greg Brown in the Kenan-Flagler Capital Markets Lab, and “Reducing Income Tax and Eliminating Estate Read More

MBA@UNC graduates: All class

May 7, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

The morning sky was Carolina blue, the Bell Tower chimed and the redbuds blossomed. “It’s a great day to be a Tar Heel and a great day to join the ranks of UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni,” said Dean Doug Shackelford at the third MBA@UNC graduation ceremony and Beta Gamma Sigma induction on April 5. More than 50 students of the 60 graduates from two cohorts attended – along with over 300 friends and family joining them from as far away as California, Massachusetts and India. Shackelford, who served as the first associate dean of MBA@UNC, is always asked about the program during his travels as the new dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler. “Universally the response is great pride that our business school Read More

Appreciating dedicated donors

May 6, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

In April UNC Kenan-Flagler recognized some of the School’s most generous donors with two special events: our Donors & Scholars Celebration and Donor Appreciation Weekend. Donors & Scholars Celebration On Wednesday April 2, UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Office of Advancement hosted the fourth annual Donors & Scholars Celebration, an event where our fellowship and scholarship donors have the opportunity to meet their student recipients. Close to 220 people attended the celebration at the Blue Zone in Kenan Stadium, including donors, faculty, staff and more than 100 student scholarship and fellowship recipients – an increase in participation over last year’s event.   Following a reception and dinner, the evening featured a brief program with welcoming remarks from UNC Kenan-Flagler Dean Doug Shackelford (BSBA Read More

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