COB Connection - September 2021

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COB Faculty & Staff, 

September proved to be a very busy month in the College of Business! We were thrilled to welcome our EDBA-Cyber cohort to their first residency September 10th through September 12th on UCCS campus. 12 students attended the sessions in-person and three attended virtually. The sessions were very interactive, and it was wonderful to meet our new doctoral students at the evening reception and networking events. Thank you to our EDBA team for putting on a wonderful residency for our first cohort.

On September 15th, we hosted the highly anticipated Career Networking Night in Berger Hall. A record 224 students met with over 77 employers from around the state offering networking, internships, and job opportunities. Of the 52 registered organizations, 88 percent indicated in a post-event survey that they had already established interviews with our students. Thank you to Mark Paquette and our Career Development Center staff for making this in-person event a great success. Please mark your calendars for Spring Career Networking Night on March 1, 2022.

We continue to celebrate Dr. Don Warrick’s 50th year at UCCS. Last week, we hosted the second Warrick Webinar titled, “Committing to Personal Excellence.” Over 168 alumni, community members and campus constituents registered to hear insights from Dr. Warrick and celebrate his 50th milestone. In this webinar, Dr. Warrick discussed what committing to excellence means and how you and your organization can positively impact those around you. If you missed the webinar and would like to watch the presentation, you can access the recording here.

Thanks to the efforts of Greg Kuppenheimer and our UCCS finance faculty, the College of Business was recently approved to be a University Affiliate Program (UAP) by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, becoming one of approximately 500 universities globally and 250 in the United States to earn this distinction. The CFA University Affiliate Program is an important indicator of a high quality and relevant finance education, and we are confident our curriculum will help prepare students for successful careers in the industry. To learn more about our CFA recognition, click here.

In a few short weeks, we will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the UCCS Economic Forum at its annual event on October 14th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. We look forward to hearing timely presentations from Dr. Tatiana Bailey, Director of the UCCS Economic Forum, and Marci McGregor, Managing Director & Senior Investment Strategist at the Chief Investment Office, Bank of America, on the state and national economies. The event will be held virtually this year and it is free to all attendees. To register, please visit

Thank you to Dr. Tom Zwirlein, Dr. Jeff Ferguson, and Ron Chernak for their vision and efforts in making this local economic forum possible 25 years ago. We look forward to reflecting on the history of the Forum and learning more about the economic future of our city in the annual presentation.

The Business Ethics Case Competition is on October 23rd. Students will showcase their principle-based ethical decision-making skills to a panel of business professionals for a chance to win a cash prize. This event is sponsored by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business, and it is a great opportunity for our graduate and undergraduate students to apply their business knowledge and critical thinking skills. Learn more about the event here.

As part of a larger discussion around engagement, we will be creating a College of Business Events Committee. This committee will consist of five to six staff and faculty members that will help to create, plan, and implement events throughout the year. If you are interested in participating on this committee, please email Pam Preston at no later than Friday, October 8th.

It was wonderful to see everyone at the COB Fall Update meeting. To review the department updates, please click hereWe look forward to building on the momentum from this past year and continuing to serve our students and community in meaningful, innovative ways. Thank you all for your continued hard work this semester. 

Warmest Regards,

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Karen S. Markel, Ph.D.,

Dean, UCCS College of Business

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