COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Dr. Bob Cunningham, CEO of the Heritage Group and the Cunningham Group, recently joined the College of Business as Executive in Residence. Executives in Residence cultivate long-term relationships with students and faculty, sharing their expertise and insider perspective with students in the classroom, on research projects, and through out-of-class lectures, workshops, and mentoring opportunities.
College of Business will host a special lecture titled “Intrinsic Virtual Ads: The Future of the Gaming Industry” on Thursday, Oct. 17, featuring Jonathon Troughton and Benjamin Lee, ’04, executives from Frameplay.
Kylie Kalinowski, a computer information systems major, participated as a panelist at a Congressional Round Table event in Washington, D.C. recently that showcased both the Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program (CETAP) and the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) as a thought leader in K-12 Cybersecurity Education.
Markham, a Bossier City resident, works in the medical supply industry at area hospitals, but he’s wanted to open a business since studying business management and entrepreneurship at Louisiana Tech University, he said.
Aaron Dablow (’99, ’01), Sales Manager of The Americas for Taylor Guitars, will present the 2019 College of Business Sustainability Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m. in Davis Auditorium (College of Business 101) on the Louisiana Tech University campus. This free lecture is open to the public.
Mackenzie Westmoreland, a senior accounting major, was recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) intended to encourage outstanding accounting students to pursue careers in audit. For the 2019-20 academic year, only 207 students from U.S. colleges and universities were selected to receive the scholarship.
The Honorable S. Maurice Hicks, Jr., Chief United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, will deliver “Whose Ethics? Yours, Mine, or Theirs?” as part of the 14th annual William Ardis Marbury, Jr. and Virginia Lomax Marbury Lecture Series on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. in Howard Auditorium
College of Business undergraduate programs were ranked 224 in the country, up from 235 in the 2019 rankings.
Louisiana Tech University’s Professional Master of Business Administration continues to be recognized as a top program in the nation. The College of Business was ranked No. 3 on College Consensus’ list of “25 Best Value Online MBA Programs” and ranked No. 14 on Business Student’s report of “Editor’s Choice Best Online MBA Programs.”
Accounting alumnus Warren Wolf recently received the Elijah Watt Sells Award for earning one of the top CPA exam scores in the nation. Only 110 candidates — out of nearly 86,000 individuals — met the criteria to receive this prestigious award given annually by the American Institute of CPAs.