$60 million transformational gift elevates business at Clemson
President Clements announces University’s largest-ever gift, which positions Clemson’s College of Business to become a nationally recognized program for educating global leaders. With this gift from longtime South Carolina philanthropists and friends of the University Wilbur O. “Billy” and Ann Powers, these cutting-edge plans have a home under the roof of the newly named Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, which is housed in a new state-of-the-art building that opened this semester.
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How a Veteran of Silicon Valley Pivoted to Head Up Clemson’s Business School
Wendy York experienced several successful careers prior to her current role as dean of the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business. Her desire to make a difference is what led her to Clemson University, according to a Wall Street Journal story. Dean York has already made an impactful difference as the leader of the College and she has big plans for the future.
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Technology in new business building eclipses innovation on Clemson campus
From optimized, high-tech windows with majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to more than six dozen monitors that deliver almost wall-to-wall, high-definition learning, business education’s new home at Clemson University is awash in cutting-edge technology. The new Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business building boasts 176,000 square feet of comfortable and efficient working and learning space.
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Pandemic doesn’t detract from her pursuit of a career advantage
Ashley Gilbert isn’t one to let obstacles like COVID-19 get in the way of her career aspirations. The finance-accounting double major was studying finance in Italy in February when the pandemic cut her semester short and forced her return home to Point Pleasant, N.J. Then, the summer internship she lined up in the U.S. was canceled for the same reason. So what does an aspiring investment banker do under those circumstances?
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Management students learn through lending a hand to small businesses
Students in lecturer Bill Dinardo’s ELE4060 class are benefiting from what appears to be the perfect storm for learning – and in the process, they are helping small businesses ply their way through difficult economic times. The Department of Management’s entrepreneurial Venture Consulting class of mostly juniors and seniors is getting hands-on experience helping the local start-ups and family-run small businesses weather the COVID-19 storm.
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Lyceum Scholars Program welcomes its sixth class of students
Ten Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business freshmen have become the sixth class to join the Lyceum Scholars Program and choose an educational path that probes the history of liberty, capitalism and the principles of moral character.
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How one GC educator is utilizing STRIPE Online
Since launching its innovative VR project, STRIPE VR, the Sonoco Institute has made tremendous strides with this virtual print training tool aimed at assisting the printing industry with workforce recruitment and training. Shortly after the 2020 pandemic hit, the tool was modified to launch a browser-based companion - STRIPE Online. This online version was made accessible to Clemson Graphic Communications instructor, Michelle Fox, and her students, to test integrating it into her GC and Packaging Science flexography curriculum. Fox shares valuable insights on its uses and applications beyond her Clemson classroom.
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Meet the Prof: Angeline Scheinbaum, Dan Duncan Professorship in Sports Marketing
This is the first in a series of posts to introduce our legacy professors. We interviewed Angeline Close Scheinbaum for our first installment. She is our newest legacy professor, joining Clemson University in August 2019. Scheinbaum holds the Dan Duncan Professorship in Sports Marketing and is an associate professor of Marketing at Clemson University.
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Innovator of the Month Award recognizes faculty, staff
Faculty and staff are eligible to receive prizes as part of the new Sales Innovation Innovator of the Month Award. In October, November and December you can nominate yourself, or a Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business colleague, for outstanding efforts during these challenging times. Prizes will be awarded each month to a faculty and staff member for overcoming challenges.
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Dean Wendy York emphasizes the importance of leadership in post-pandemic business
Dean Wendy York is quoted in a Forbes story about higher education having to reinvent itself because of the pandemic and the importance of leadership in business as we move beyond COVID-19.
In this research article published by Wiley Online Library, Scott Barkowski, assistant professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics, studies "job lock and job push," twin phenomena believed to be partially due to employment‐contingent health insurance (ECHI).
Washington Times taps Scott Baier on economic recovery
Scott Baier, John E. Walker Department of Economics chair, is an expert source in a Washington Times story about the upcoming election and pandemic’s impact on the economy.
Harold Hughes’ Bandwagon gets $100,000 Google boost
Featured in the Greenville News Online, Clemson University undergraduate and MBA alum Harold Hughes received $100,000 for his startup software company, Bandwagon, from the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund. 
Patrick Warren, associate economics professor and the lead researcher at Clemson University’s Media Forensics Hub, is featured in several media outlets’ coverage of social media trolling and how users can determine whether posts are real or fake. These outlets include: Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News & Observer, Military News, QC Nerve and Forbes.
Take a virtual tour of the new Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business! This virtual tour showcases the cutting-edge technology and collaborative spaces available to our students as well as the many donors who made the building possible. Be sure to follow @ClemsonBusiness on Facebook to see more stories and photos of the newly named Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business building!
View the latest Instagram Stories from our business students, and be sure to follow us on Instagram @ClemsonBusiness to see all the great things happening at the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business!
Clemson MBA Interactive Online Info Session
Join us live online via Zoom Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. to learn about the various options, application requirements and schedules available through Clemson's MBA Program, including full-time, part-time, online, business analytics and the MBA in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Clemson CMO Summit Series Continues
The Erwin Center for Brand Communications is continuing to host a variety of virtual sessions throughout Fall 2020. Students, faculty and industry professionals can join live via this Zoom link in November to discuss topics related to this year’s theme, “Crisis, Culture, & Community: Adapting in a World of Change.” Click below to find out more and register for the event.
Graphic Communications Intern Employer Day
The next Intern Employer Day is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 2020. This will be a virtual event established in collaboration with the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business Office of Career & Global Engagement and the Center for Career & Professional Development. Click below for more information and to register for the event!
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