What's Happening at the CBA
2017 continues to be an incredible year for the College of Business Administration Department of Finance. On September 30, the team of Victor Hayne, Alejandra Velasco-Villanueva, John Hojnacki, Bethany Blazer, and Alec Wilkins traveled to Ohio Dominican University in Columbus to compete in the 1st Insurance Collegiate Challenge.
Dr. Melanie McCoskey, an associate professor in the School of Accountancy, and Andrew Bernat, visiting assistant professor of practice in the Department of Finance, have been honored for their leadership of the award-winning School of Accountancy's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Clinic. The clinic received two awards — “Commitment to Excellence” and “Setting the Bar for Success” — from the Columbus Region territory manager of the Internal Revenue Service.
Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) has announced the collegiate chapter honor roll results from the 2016-2017 Chapter-in-Review program. Of the 443 chapters that completed a survey this year, 145 chapters earned Honors status, 104 earned High Honors status, and 60 chapters earned Highest Honors status. The CBA’s BGS chapter earned Highest Honors status.
In just a matter of months, the Finance Department within the College of Business Administration has received three grants to support its new Risk Management and Insurance Program. The most recent funding, a $4,000 grant from the Spencer Education Foundation, Inc., will support a “Risk Manager in Residence” program and provide funds for the new Gamma Beta Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, the International Fraternity for Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science Students. “Receiving funds through the Spencer Education Foundation grant provides a great opportunity for the new Risk Management and Insurance program in the College of Business Administration,” stated Dr. Jill Bisco, Assistant Professor of Finance (pictured).
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