Make your gift count by designating it for the area of greatest interest to you. Or, consider leaving your gift unrestricted. Either way, your investment, large or small, will make an immediate difference. Our funding priorities - people, places, and programs - include the following areas of giving: People, Program and Places.
PEOPLE…learning, teaching, research
Student scholarships provide important recognition and much needed financial support. While there are over 50 awards currently available providing scholarships to over 120 students, the College is seeking to increase both the number and value of the awards in order to remain competitive in attracting and retaining the best and brightest students.
Attracting and retaining strong faculty members is an aspiration for the College of Business. Fellowships are key in rewarding outstanding faculty, which in turn strengthen the College. Recognizing faculty for their strong research and effective teaching ensures that students will continue to learn from dedicated and motivated professors.
College of Business Fund
The College of Business Fund is unrestricted funding used at the discretion of the Dean to provide adequate or supplemental aid to key programs and initiatives of the College. This fund allows the College to provide support to those areas of greatest need.
Areas previously supported include:
- Instruction beyond what is covered in the base budget
- Classroom support beyond what is provided in the base budget
- Emergency equipment acquisitions
- Centers for Excellence start-up activities
- Special research requests
- Faculty travel as no base-budget money is available
PLACES…our learning environment
Rockwell Hall Expansion
The College is expanding its facilities to accommodate the high demand for business classes, the increased need for new and diverse technology and new degree programs. Groundbreaking on the $17.5 million two-story expansion is complete. The expansion features 40,500 square feet of program space (51,806 gross square feet) with state-of-the-art design features and holds a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certificate.
Numerous naming opportunities are still available including:
- Financial Data Laboratory - $450,000
- 75-seat Classroom - $300,000
- Distance Education Classroom - $200,000
- The Bean Counter - $150,000
- 45-seat Classroom - $125,000
- North Entry Plaza - $125,000
- South Entry Plaza - $125,000
- Offices - $50,000
PROGRAMS…focus of excellence
Center for Entrepreneurship:
Assists in bringing innovative products to market, both locally and globally. The Center is host to Venture Adventure, one of the top undergraduate business plan competitions in the nation. Additional prize money is needed to increase participation in the program.
Summit Student Investment Fund:
Each year Summit Fund students compete in The Rotman International Trading Competition (R.I.T.C.) and the Redefining Investment Strategy Education (R.I.S.E.) competition. Providing our students the opportunity to travel and interact with other students nationally and internationally offers valuable learning experiences that cannot be taught in a classroom setting.
Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise Graduate Program:
Our international graduate students are developing new products and services to improve the economies of less-developed countries financially, socially and environmentally. Funds are needed to support scholarships, international projects, distinguished speakers, and travel expenses.
Everitt Real Estate Center:
Promotes research, sponsors curricular and extra-curricular programs for students and supports outreach programs for industry practitioners. The goal of the High 5 to 50 Endowment Campaign is to raise $1.25 million. To do so, 50 individuals committed to investing $5,000 annually for five years are needed.