BETA ALPHA PSI PLACES 2ND IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
The Nu Gamma chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) – an honor organization for financial information students and professionals – took second place in the international Deloitte Best Practice Competition. The award was announced at the BAP annual meeting in Washington, D.C., August 2018.
Previously, the Nu Gamma chapter of BAP took first place at the Southeast regional meeting. The topic for the competition was “Launching into the Next Century.” The UNG group’s best practice was its use of technology to simulcast meetings between UNG’s Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses.
BUSINESS STUDENTS LISTED AS FULBRIGHT SEMIFINALISTS
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually and is considered one of the most competitive and coveted programs in the U.S.
This year, two Mike Cottrell College of Business students qualified for this distinguished program.
FULBRIGHT SEMIFINALIST: Bernice Bonifacio, a senior pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in Korean, hopes to study in South Korea.
FULBRIGHT FINALIST: Petrus Schoeman, a 2018 graduate with a degree in computer science with a minor in Chinese and Russian, hopes to study in Russia.
STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN NATO CYBER CONFERENCE
Two University of North Georgia cadets, a UNG faculty member and a Spelman College cadet traveled to the NATO Cyber Conference (CYCON), held May 28-31 in Estonia. Pictured above from UNG are Ayomide Adekola, a sophomore from Loganville, Georgia, pursuing a degree in computer science, and Tomas King, a junior from Acworth, Georgia, pursuing a degree in cybersecurity, were the UNG cadets at CYCON with Dr. Tamirat Abegaz, UNG assistant professor of computer science.
STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS PLACE IN TOP FIVE AT STATE COMPETITION
Caleb Hearn and Samuel Herrera were declared winners of the 2019 innovateUNG Pitch Challenge with “Opus Affinity,” a technology that provides individuals and brands an easy way of communicating messaging to future customers. Their innovative idea secured them a $2,000 prize and a trip to the Georgia Inventure Prize competition, sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the University System of Georgia. At this state-wide competition, they placed in the top five among all competing colleges and universities.
KIERSTEN WILSON NAMED DOT STROTHER ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
The Dot Strother Alumni Scholarship was presented to Kiersten Wilson, a junior pursuing a marketing degree. Wilson has studied abroad in Rome and is in Phi Mu Fraternity, Order of Omega and the Mike Cottrell College of Business Dean’s Student Advisory Board. She is president of UNG’s American Marketing Association and serves as a Student Ambassador.
COLLEGE CONTINUES POPULAR INTERNATIONAL STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITY
By Cameron Barker, senior finance student
Study abroad opportunities like the London Experience provide a world of opportunity for emerging professionals to be able to see different business cultures and environments. This past spring, visiting organizations like Coca-Cola® UK, FedEx® and Jaguar® / Land Rover® allowed us to observe work on a global scale and its effect on economies, shipping and logistics. This experience will help us ask better questions and have a more global perspective on business, as well as understand cultural differences between countries.
The Mike Cottrell College of Business has enabled us as students to explore the world in a way that so few people get to do early on in their careers. These experiences provide us opportunities to learn and grow in a way that will help us exponentially in the future.