Recently selected Phillips Ambassadors recognized at fall dinner

November 14, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

UNC Kenan-Flagler is pleased to announce that three students in the Undergraduate Business Program — Alex Arditti, John Farmer and Erin Posas — have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors, receiving scholarships for study abroad in Asia next spring.  The following article was originally posted on the UNC Global website. Nine recently selected Phillips Ambassadors were honored at the annual Phillips Ambassadors fall dinner, held at the Carolina Inn on Nov. 4. The students, all University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates, were awarded a $5,000 scholarship each for study abroad in Asia during the Spring 2015 semester. The students will be studying throughout Asia, including China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore and Thailand. Earl N. “Phil” Phillips Jr. (BSBA ’62) established Read More

UNC Kenan-Flagler presents 2014 alumni awards

November 14, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School honored seven award winners at its 16th annual Alumni Association Awards ceremony on Nov. 7. The awards recognize members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler community who personify the core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork – qualities for which the School is known. “The success of our alumni is an honor to the School and the faculty and staff who played a part in their education,” said Douglas A. Shackelford, dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler. “These awards celebrate alumni who have distinguished themselves through their careers, their contributions to the broader community and their service to UNC Kenan-Flagler. We recognize them as role models for the graduates who will follow.”             Read More

A special celebration for a special donor

November 10, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

UNC Kenan-Flagler honored Thomas W. Hudson Jr. (BSBA ’46), with a surprise celebration on Oct. 2 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the MBA fellowship program he created. In 2004, Hudson and his wife, Mary, established the Thomas W. Hudson Jr. MBA Fellowship, awarded annually to two candidates based on outstanding leadership, academic performance and career potential. Hudson was also an early proponent of establishing the Masters of Accounting Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler, and the Hudsons endowed the leading fellowship awarded in the MAC Program. In conjunction with Deloitte, they also endowed the Thomas W. Hudson Jr./Deloitte & Touche Distinguished Professorship. At the celebration, Hudson fellowship recipients and Thomas W. Hudson, Jr./Deloitte and Touche Distinguished Professor of Accounting Mark Lang Read More

Recognizing dedicated donors: an evening of gratitude

November 10, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

Reception hosted by Jeffrey Tucker (MBA ’00) Nearly 60 guests gathered to celebrate the creation of The Rollie Tillman Jr. Development Fund created by alumnus Jeffrey Tucker (MBA ’00) on Oct. 17 at UNC Kenan-Flagler Tucker is a managing director with Century Bridge Capital, a private equity firm based in Beijing, China, and Dallas, Texas, that focuses exclusively on investments in China. He is also a dedicated volunteer at UNC Kenan-Flagler and has served as chair of the Alumni Council, as a member of the International Board of Advisors and is now a member of the School’s Board of Visitors. Tucker created the fund – the first of its kind at Carolina – in honor of Dr. Rollie Tillman Jr. Read More

Register Now: Reunion Weekend 2015

November 10, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

Registration is now available for UNC Kenan-Flagler Reunion Weekend – April 24-26, 2015 – to “Come Back and Give Back.” We have a great weekend of activities and programming for all MBA and Executive MBA alumni to let you reminisce and reconnect with your classmates and the business school. This family-friendly weekend will offer you the chance to visit your favorite campus at the most beautiful time of the year!  In addition to your classmates, current and former faculty and staff, and current students will also join us to celebrate your milestones.  We’ll have special activities, educational sessions and TED talks, social events, networking opportunities and more. We welcome our returning classes from: 1955 – 1960 – 1965 –1970 – 1975 Read More

A lifetime legacy

November 10, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

UNC Kenan-Flagler extends its gratitude to Blair Schrum (MBA ’93) and his wife Shelley Boulware Schrum for their generosity in creating The Schrum-Boulware MBA Fellowship Fund earlier this year. Thanks to the Schrums, five or more outstanding in-state students will receive partial fellowships to attend UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA Program over the next ten years. “Shelley and I are passionate supporters of education, particularly for schools our family has attended,” explains Blair, President and CEO of SES Insurance Brokerage Services Inc. Shelley’s father – Robert Boulware (MBA  ’60) – is a UNC Kenan-Flagler alumnus as well. “There have been so many people who have supported us along the way.  We felt like creating this fund was our way of saying thanks Read More

A Giant West Coast Welcome

October 14, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

More than 40 UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered on Sep. 9 for a reception and baseball game at AT&T Park – home of the San Francisco Giants – bringing together alumni living in the area for the second year in a row. At the reception, held in the park’s new edible garden, UNC Kenan-Flagler Dean Doug Shackelford welcomed attendees and provided an update on activities and initiatives at the School. Alumnus Bobby Evans (BSBA ’91), vice president and assistant general manager for the San Francisco Giants, facilitated the event.  Evans is beginning his 21st season in the Giants baseball operations department. “I always wanted to play the game and went into business school with interests Read More

Reach for the top: Let’s grow the Alumni Career Advisors Network

October 8, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

One of the benefits of attending a highly-ranked business school is joining an incredible community of top-notch faculty, alumni, fellow classmates and staff – and that’s especially true at UNC Kenan-Flagler, where our emphasis on community begins in the admissions process and continues long after you leave Chapel Hill. The UNC Kenan-Flagler community is an active, vibrant and rich resource offering support and guidance throughout your career. We are delighted to be ranked No. 8 globally in The Economist’s ranking of MBA programs for the helpfulness of our alumni network.  But we’d like to do even better! Our network of alumni can be tapped into in many different ways:  alumni receptions, alumni club events and networking meetings, and conferences, to Read More

Our growing community of support

September 12, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of nearly 6,000 alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends, corporations, foundations and organizations for their contributions to UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. Together these donors contributed $15,449,165 to UNC Kenan-Flagler in cash and future commitments—a 7 percent increase over the same period last year. They contributed $10,925,536 in total cash received, and this total includes $2,594,422 in unrestricted gifts to our Annual Fund—an 8 percent increase over last year’s Annual Fund total. We continue to see growth in the number of households that give at the Dean’s Circle level—annual gifts of $1,000 and above. In 2013-14, 753 new households joined the Dean’s Circle, up from 673 households in 2012-13. Read More

Promoting a cycle of generosity

September 10, 2014 By unc kenan-flagler

Thanks to the generosity of the John Adams family – John Adams Sr., John Adams Jr., Vicki Adams and JQ Adams (BSBA ’14) – more UNC Kenan-Flagler students will have the opportunity to harness their entrepreneurial aspirations and launch them into hyper-drive, supporting their transition to entrepreneurship over the course of their career.                                   This year the family established the Adams Apprenticeship Program, designed to be the premier social capital network and entrepreneurship preparation program affiliated with a top 20 business school. The program will support UNC undergraduate and graduate students aspiring to become successful entrepreneurs. Its goals are to substantially enhance the entrepreneurial Read More