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May 2009

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Senior exerts confidence, employs business principles through Sherwin Williams internship

Kelly Simpson

The name Sherwin-Williams is typically associated with images of paint brushes, paint-splattered overalls and endless amounts of paint cans. However, when Kelly Simpson, a senior majoring in marketing and international business, hears Sherwin-Williams, she can't help but think of real-world experience and future success.

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Rebuilding Self-Confidence: Ann Martin helps survivors of domestic violence

Ann Martin

Ann Martin wants her students to know that their education is something that no one can take away. For Martin, having an education "will allow them to walk away from a job or a relationship because they will have the tools to survive on their own."

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Alum Named Young Healthcare Executive of the Year

Kevin UngerIn the mid-90s, Kevin Unger was shuttling newlyweds in a classic 1933 Packard Town Car.

Then he decided to go to graduate school.

"Between the traffic and the stressfulness of the weddings, I wouldn't trade that job for what I am doing now for anything," jokes Unger, MS '98, MBA '98, president and CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH).

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The Bard Center: Business Plan Competition and Enhanced Incubator Opportunities

Join us for the Bard Center Business Plan CompetitionThe Eighth Annual Bard Center Business Plan Competition's public presentations and awards ceremony will occur on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt in Denver. The competition seeks to promote the creation and development of high-caliber businesses by recognizing the most outstanding plans for early-stage Colorado companies. This event will present awards to six aspiring entrepreneurs and their teams. Cash and in-kind awards from area businesses totaling nearly $100,000 are awarded annually. The event is the culmination of three months of planning, development and review. The Bard Center solicits the best business plans from students, alumni and faculty at all higher education/graduate-level institutions in Colorado.

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Time to move forward?

During these challenging economic times, is it time to consider continuing your education? If so, the Business School has options for you.

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Prepare, link and match: announcing the launch of the Graduate Career Connections Office (GCC)

Karen NiparkoIn an ever changing and challenging business climate, the Denver business community is continually seeking top graduate students to meet their talent pipeline staffing requirements.  Equally as important, graduate students are seeking connections with these same employers for career opportunities upon graduation.  To facilitate the connection between these two mutual interest constituents, the Business School is launching the Graduate Career Connections (GCC) office.  The GCC will focus exclusively on preparing, linking and matching the career and job placement needs of graduate students with employer's requirements for graduate talent. 

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A Toast and a Roast to JC Bosch

JC BoschAt the end of the fall 2008 semester, Jean-Claude Bosch stepped down as Executive Associate Dean of the Business School after more than 20 years in that and similar positions. This spring, at a staff and faculty meeting, the school honored him by presenting him with a chair engraved with the University of Colorado seal and his name.

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March 23, 2010