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Business
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...
High marks

High marks

When it comes to offering options to students also balancing work and families, Kelce College of Business was ranked among the best in the nation last year. Princeton Review ranked it at No. 3 on the list of Most Family Friendly Business Schools in the U.S and put the Kelce MBA program on the list...
Welcome to the future

Welcome to the future

These images give a glimpse of what the Kelce College of Business will look like upon completion of the college’s major renovation and expansion project. The “new” Kelce College of Business will feature an inviting facility that fosters students’ pursuit of active learning experiences, encourages students and faculty to collaborate, and promotes the engagement of...

Enactus project ranked best in U.S.

A project by Pittsburg State’s Enactus group was named best in the nation at this year’s Enactus United States National Exposition. The Pittsburg State Enactus Homeless Solutions project, which aims to raise money and awareness for the homeless population in Pittsburg, earned first place at national competition and earned the team a $7,500 grant. As...
Kelce, city partner on parking study

Kelce, city partner on parking study

Students in Pittsburg State’s MBA program are working with the City of Pittsburg to study parking needs in downtown Pittsburg. During the spring 2017 semester, undergraduate students in the Marketing Research course developed a survey for downtown merchants to assess parking concerns and needs. During the 2017 summer session, MBA students analyzed survey results and...

New insurance course

Pittsburg State’s Kelce College of Business is taking part in the new Kansas Insurance Certificate initiative by offering new insurance courses. The Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance course, which was offered in June, was the first course offered at PSU as part of the statewide effort to build a stronger labor pool for the...

CIS students help with wifi project

Students studying computer information systems at Pitt State received a unique, hands-on learning experience this summer. During the summer, the Information Technology Services Department installed wireless Internet access points in each of the university’s 600 residence hall rooms. Tim Pearson, ITS assistant director, said the new access points should improve wifi connectivity in many ways....

Horner honored as Outstanding Educator

Stephen Horner, associate professor of management and marketing, has been recognized for excellence in education in the field of management. Horner was selected to receive an Outstanding Educator Award from the Federation of Business Disciplines. The award, presented by the Southwest Academy of Management (SWAM), recognizes educators who demonstrate excellence in teaching and serve as...
Building project moves forward

Building project moves forward

Exciting progress is being made on plans to renovate and expand the building that houses the Kelce College of Business. Paul Grimes, dean of the KCOB, said Pitt State has completed the design development phase of the project. University officials spent most of 2016 working with Lawrence-based architecture firm Clark Huesemann LC on design ideas...