News - January, 2012
Find your niche at the 2012 Business Club Expo
The Walker College of Business is home to about two dozen students clubs. Many focus on majors, others specific careers. All provide benefits to students, both in networking and exploring potential careers. Almost all of the clubs will be seeking new members during the 2012 Business Club Expo this Thursday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of Raley Hall. It is open to all students, both COB majors and non-COB majors. It is organized by the Walker Fellows. ...
High school juniors invited to apply for summer business program
Posted on Jan 27, 2012 in Martha Guy
Applications are being accepted for the Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders, to be held July 8-28 at Appalachian State. The program is open to current high school juniors who are interested in a career in business. Approximately 24 students will be selected to spend two weeks on the Appalachian State campus, followed by a week in New York City and Washington, DC. The program is based within the Walker College of Business. It was established with a gift from Martha Guy, an...
Walker grad among the last troops to leave Iraq
Dean Sanders '86 MGT is home.The lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves - and a financial planner as a civilian - was among the last troops to leave Iraq as combat operations there ended late last year. He had two tours. During the first, in 2006, he helped train Iraqi secuirty forces. The second a couple years later was spent working as a civil affairs officer. Sanders recently spoke to the Sanford Herald about his time serving overseas, and how he said it changed him. Sanders was...
Winter 2011 Commencement now online
Posted on Jan 23, 2012 in Students
Karen Thomas, who accepted an invitation to serve as Appalachian State winter commencement speaker thanks in part to a Walker College student group, told graduates not to be quick to wave a white flag in today's economic environment. Thomas, who graduated from Appalachian in 1990, talked about her experience as a new graduate, and some lesssons she learned. The American dream (today) is alive and well, but not because you want it. You're going to have to work for your piece...
Davis: "High unemployment will persist for a long time"
The annual Economic Forecast Forum was held in Raleigh Tuesday. Among the featured speakers was Walker College banking professor Dr. Harry Davis, who is also an economist with the N.C. Bankers Association. Davis spoke on "The National and State Economy." His powerpoint is posted online [PDF]. The overall tone of the Forum was one of pessimissm, as reported by the Raleigh News and Observer. Economists are predicting a sluggish economic recovery for North Carolina...
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