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Business

Reorg emphasizes collaborative business education enviornment

The administrative structure of the Kelce College of Business has been reorganized to do away with the traditional departmentalized concept. Plans for the new building incorporate architectural design elements that go hand in hand with the new organizational structure. Previously, faculty were divided into three departments responsible for more than one BBA major: accounting and...

Grimes inducted into Hall of Fame

Paul Grimes, dean of the Kelce College of Business, has been inducted into the Mississippi Council on Economic Education Hall of Fame. Grimes (’79 BS, ’80 MS) is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Mississippi State University, where he worked for 25 years before joining the faculty at PSU. His international economic education work includes projects...

Foundation’s $1 million pledge gives Kelce project momentum

A $1 million pledge by The Sunderland Foundation to the $18.5 million capital campaign to renovate and expand the building that houses the Kelce College of Business has given the project momentum. The Sunderland Foundation, started in 1945 by the president of the Ash Grove Cement Company in Overland Park, Kansas, has a long history...

Kelce College of Business earns accreditation

Kelce College of Business faculty, staff, and students are celebrating their recent accreditation by the AACSB — the premier accreditation source by businesses and employers. This marks the 20th anniversary of the KCOB earning its first accreditation — a milestone that is unique to other institutions in the region. “This is verification that we have...
KCOB transformation moving forward

KCOB transformation moving forward

Architectural plans for the renovation of the Kelce College of Business are 90 percent complete. This spring, Lawrence-based architectural firm Clark Huesmann delivered plans that will transform the mid-20th Century facility into one that meets the needs of the 21st Century business student. “The process Clark Huessmann used to develop these plans was impressive,” said...
MBA students get hands-on experience

MBA students get hands-on experience

Kelce College of Business MBA students are putting business theory into practice thanks to the efforts of alumna Dr. Mindi Garner. Garner, a board-certified physician and 2017 Pitt State MBA graduate, is partnering with the KCOB to select students to manage the business operations of her recently acquired Merle Norman Cosmetics franchise retail store in...

New online MBA for business professionals

The Kelce College of Business is expanding the reach of one of its most popular programs thanks to a new agreement with online education service provider, Academic Partnerships. The new program will allow students to earn their MBA completely online in as little as 12 months. The structure differs from the university’s traditional MBA, in...
Enactus success makes a global impact

Enactus success makes a global impact

Pittsburg State’s Enactus team rode momentum of one of its most ambitious public service projects to an appearance at the Enactus national competition in Kansas City, Missouri. This year’s team developed partnerships with area schools to provide support for school children, helped the City of Pittsburg open an overnight homeless shelter to protect lives during...
Bank donates $300,000

Bank donates $300,000

A $300,000 pledge from Girard National Bank and its University Bank locations marked a milestone in the campaign to renovate and expand the Kelce College of Business.      A ceremonial check was presented last fall at Russ Hall, where some of the more than 30 PSU graduates and students who work at the bank...
Alumni inspire students

Alumni inspire students

Professors within the Kelce College of Business understand that sometimes, the best lessons aren’t found in a textbook. It’s why they consistently invite successful alumni back to campus to speak with students. “It’s important to allow students the opportunity to interact directly with those in the field,” said Lynn Murray, associate professor and chair of...
Dean shares economic expertise

Dean shares economic expertise

Paul Grimes, dean of Kelce College of Business, spent part of winter break in Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of an international effort by the Global Economic Education Alliance to develop financial literacy for poor and vulnerable youth. His group was training teachers how to teach those skills to those who desperately need it. “The idea...
Enactus gives back

Enactus gives back

Once again, Enactus is giving back. The student-run group at PSU stepped up to help Communities in Schools of Mid-America with a project to address needs at Pittsburg’s elementary schools, middle school, and high school. “It’s a great thing for everyone involved,” said Coordinator Alex McNay. “It gives the university students the opportunity to be...