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  • Innovative Wedding Registry Wins Spring 2014 Vol Court Session- May 15th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE—A business that simplifies wedding registries for couples is the winner of this semester’s Vol Court pitch competition. Dave Seeman, senior in mechanical engineering and founder of Willow List, an innovative gift registry that uses crowd sourcing to fund gifts, won first place and received $1,000 to move his business…

  • Reger Appointed Research Director for UT’s Anderson Center- May 14th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE—Rhonda Reger, a professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been appointed director of research for the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She will be responsible for fostering and generating external funding to support entrepreneurship research. The Anderson Center is based in the…

  • Health care Executive, Entrepreneur Receives UT Accomplished Alumni Award- April 27th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE— Gary Pratt, an entrepreneur and chief executive officer of an internationally recognized health care nonprofit, has received the Accomplished Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The 1977 business administration graduate was honored during a UT visit to speak to new venture creation classes Thursday. Lee Patouillet, associate…

  • UT Business Alumna Establishes Endowment for Grads to Golf Program- April 9th, 2014

    Janet L. McKinley recently established the Janet McKinley MBA Golf Endowment in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration. Earnings from the endowment will fund the newly established “Grads to Golf.”  The program promotes an interest in golf among National Association of Women MBA (NAWMBA) student members through…

  • UT Alum Earns Award for Being Top CPA Examination Performer- April 6th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE—A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alumna has been honored for her outstanding performance on the CPA exam. Margaret Sharp, of Knoxville, has received the prestigious 2013 American Institute of CPAs Elijah Watt Sells Award. Only 55 individuals out of 94,154 test takers, or .05 percent, received this distinction. “This is…

  • Design Thinking – New Summer Course- March 30th, 2014

    Learn and engage in collaborative design thinking methods through our exciting, new summer course. Open to students of all undergraduate disciplines, design thinking will be taught in partnership between the UT College of Architecture and Design and the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation of the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration. Design thinking…

  • Boyd Venture Fund Seeking Applications from Student-Owned Companies for Spring 2014 Grants- March 12th, 2014

    For the seventh consecutive semester, the Boyd Venture Fund is soliciting applications from student-owned companies interested in securing a grant to help grow their businesses. The deadline for application submissions is Monday, March 24. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, housed in the College of Business Administration, administers the…

  • UT 1979 alum appointed to TN Higher Education Committee- February 12th, 2014

    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced the appointment of Randy Boyd of Knoxville to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). For the past year, Boyd has served as a full-time, unpaid special advisor to the governor for higher education, focusing on the “Drive to 55” initiative to bring the percentage…

  • Seventh Annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition Underway- February 12th, 2014

    Article from Tennessee Today, Feb 10, 2014 Got the next big idea? Think you might have an entrepreneurial streak? Like challenges and the chance to make an impact? If so, the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation invites you to enter the seventh annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition. The center…

  • UT Student Businesses Awarded Boyd Venture Grants- February 5th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE—Three entrepreneurial ventures owned by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students were granted a total of $17,000 by the Boyd Venture Fund. Since the Boyd Venture Fund’s inception in 2011, 14 student-owned companies have been awarded a total of $104,500 to advance their businesses. The fund is administered through the Anderson…