News - April, 2012
AITP Chapter again wins national award at conference
Posted on Apr 18, 2012 in Students
Pictured, from left, Puttachart Kasemthaveechok, Hunter Van Lear, Janie McLaughlin, Kristin Houck, Dr. Scott Hunsinger (Faculty Advisor), Alice Culbertson, Kristen Mann, Michael Ferrise, Sergio Garcia Back-to-back champions! For the second straight year, the Walker College of Business chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) received the AITP National Chapter of the Year award. The award was presented March 29 at the AITP National Collegiate Conference in San...
Appalachian, UNCC bring together experts at Automobile Insurance Symposium
Attending a recent insurance forum were (from left) Greg Langdon, assistant director of Appalachian’s Brantley Risk & Insurance Center; Dr. Dave Wood, director of the Brantley Center; Dr. Karen Epermanis, associate professor at Appalachian; and Dr. David Marlett, chairman of the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance. Automobile insurance is the largest property and casualty line of business based on premiums written and represents a critical component of an insurance company...
Walker alumnus Brad Sparks is Spring commencement speaker
Brad Sparks, a 1997 Walker accounting graduate who credits the College's international programs for his business success, is the scheduled speaker for Spring Commencement. He will be speaking to the Walker College Class of 2012 during graduation ceremonies, scheduled for May 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center. It will be the last of the University's seven commencement ceremonies scheduled that weekend. Sparks is director with KPMG International, and responsible for the...
CEO Lecture: Defining a leader
Frank Holding Jr. comes from a family of leaders. His father, uncles and grandfather were all active within the growth of First Citizens Bank, a 114-year-old North Carolina institution that is one of the largest banks in the U.S. Holding serves as the chairman and CEO of the company, and shared many of the lessons he's learned as a business leader during the recent Spring 2012 Harlan Boyles Lecture Series, held on the campus of Appalachian State. "We often think of a leader as someone who...
Conference focuses on "The Business of Building a Better World"
"The Business of Building a Better World" is the theme for the fourth annual Global Oppurtunities Conference, which attracts speakers with real-world business experience to talk about the challenges and opportunities of working internationally. This year's event will feature a keynote speaker active in social work and human rights issues in India. The conference, organized by Walker College, is scheduled for Friday, April 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Broyhill Events Center (...
- BB&T Student Leadership Center
- Bowden Investment Group
- Boyles CEO Lecture Series
- Brantley Center
- Business Leaders
- Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit
- Career Services
- Global Opportunities Conference
- Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture Series
- Holland Fellows
- Honors Program
- Martha Guy Summer Institute
- Scholarship Golf Tournament
- Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship
- Walker Fellows