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Naming of classroom in Legacy Hall latest example of alumnus’ generosity

henderson-jim.jpgEarly on, Florida State University alumnus Jim Henderson decided that adding value to any endeavor and treating people as you would like to be treated allows you to create a better organization


CNL Charitable Foundation Gift Advances Preeminence of FSU College of Business to Honor CNL Founder James M. Seneff

A generous $5 million gift commitment from CNL Charitable Foundation founded by alumnus James M. Seneff will establish an honors program at the Florida State University College of Business and advance the college farther down the path of preeminence.


Work experience poor predictor of future job performance

A common hiring philosophy used for generations is being flipped on its head by new research from Florida State University. Screening job applicants based on their prior work experience is often a mistake among employers, according to Chad Van Iddekinge, the College of Business Bank of America Professor of Management and an expert on human resources management.


Love of the hunt leads business student to start the Thrift Club at FSU

Olivia Larson caught the thrifting bug as a child when her mother brought her along on shopping trips to second-hand shops. Now a savvy thrifter herself, the College of Business junior has brought her passion to campus by starting the Thrift Club at FSU.


Gift for Legacy Hall honors Vaughn family past and future

Alumni Kevin and Brenda Vaughn wanted to do something special to honor their family’s history at Florida State University with an eye toward the future. The couple came up with a unique and meaningful gift that names the Vaughn Alumni Engagement Coordinator Office in Legacy Hall.


Accounting graduate hopes his family’s gift will inspire future alumni to give back

When Scott Price studied accounting at Florida State University, he found himself drawn to the plaques bearing the names of individuals and corporations outside classrooms and offices in the Rovetta Business Building. He learned that successful alumni and friends of the College of Business had contributed financial support to name the rooms. He liked this tangible way of leaving a legacy. 


SunTrust Conference draws top finance scholars from around the globe

Considered one of the most prestigious gatherings in the academic finance discipline, the Department of Finance’s annual FSU SunTrust Beach Conference consistently draws respected finance scholars from top universities around the globe. In its 11th year, the conference held in Miramar Beach, Fla., was no different. 


College celebrates trailblazing professor with naming ceremony

A celebration marking the naming of the Persis E. Rockwood Undergraduate Programs Suite recently drew a standing-room-only turnout at the College of Business.


Inaugural class of master’s in Business Analytics students set to graduate

A desire to take his task of data collection to the next level drove Jessie Tolbert to pursue a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS-BA) at Florida State University. This weekend, he will walk the stage as part of the College of Business’ first MS-BA graduating class.