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Business
Bringing home the win

Bringing home the win

Five students were faced with the ultimate learning challenge last fall: create a web-based application that matches entrepreneurs willing to mentor new entrepreneurs. But they didn’t have a semester; they had one weekend.  They wound up doing well: they brought home a first-place trophy and bragging rights from Code-A-Thon 2019, a unique competition hosted by...
‘A sense of accomplishment’

‘A sense of accomplishment’

Melissa Payne’s mantra: “Don’t quit your senior year, kids.”  Payne, 50, became one of the newest alumni last year when she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. It took her 26 years to complete it.  “I have such a sense of accomplishment,” she said.  She wasted no time in returning to campus: she soon...
Marketing majors receive scholarship

Marketing majors receive scholarship

Five marketing majors were awarded scholarships from the Harold and Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation from a field of 900 applicants: Tanner Glenn, Kacy Kammerer, Christopher Wernimont, Allison Lucas, and Madeline Domnick.  “We’re very proud  of these students and grateful for the recognition and support they received. We predict great things from all of them. Their...

Calling all entrepreneurs

Kelce College of Business hosted a unique workshop last semester to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs. It inspired plans to continue fostering entrepreneurship education through KCOB in May.  Called 3 Day Startup, it provided an extreme hands-on environment. Day 1 focused on brainstorming, preliminary pitches/feedback, and team selection modules. Day 2 emphasized business...
Real-world projects a win-win

Real-world projects a win-win

Kelce College of Business students are playing a big role in the success of two new downtown businesses. Students in Mary Kay Wachter’s marketing course worked with Davey Froman, owner of Miners + Monroe, on a comprehensive marketing plan for the mercantile store. The students also presented tips on how the store could create and...
Students in Enactus and Kelce College of Business

Students in Enactus and Kelce College of Business

Hall of Fame

Lee Scott Jr., a 1971 business graduate, was inducted into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame this summer in a ceremony in Manhattan, Kansas, marking a first for PSU. Scott grew up in Baxter Springs, Kansas, as the son of a gas station owner. He went on to become the president and CEO of Walmart...

High marks

The faculty and staff in the Kelce College of Business have earned two prestigious rankings this spring: No. 2 for the Most Affordable Online MBA program by College Consensus. One of the Top 10 Best Business Programs by The Knowledge Review — a publication designed to help students, particularly international students, find colleges that best...
Global partners

Global partners

Kelce College of Business Dean Paul Grimes and Associate Professor Sang-Heui Lee spent time in Korea over the summer working on recruiting and a partnership with Woosong University’s relatively new SolBridge International School of Business. “We are working on finalizing a 2+2 program that ultimately will enable Korean students to navigate back and forth between...

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...