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Applications for Business Summer Programs for High School Students Available

Attention prospective panthers!  Why spend another summer at home?  Summer is a great time to explore a college campus, take courses to get ahead and experience college life. Prairie View A&M University has a number of programs for motivated high school students.  If you are interested in business, take advantage of the Business Scholars Summer …

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Dr. William Vetter Selected to Serve on Nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

A statement from the Internal Revenue Service is not always good news.  Associate Professor William Vetter, who teaches Federal Income Tax and Business Law, among other courses in the business school at PVAMU, is taking his notification from the IRS in stride.  The Department of Treasury has approved the IRS’ recommendation that Dr. Vetter be …

Dr. Janine Scott’s Research Highlighted in WSJ Blog

When saving for an emergency, should every investor have an all cash strategy?  Research published by PVAMU business finance instructor Janine Scott suggests otherwise.  Dr. Scott’s article,“Is an All Cash Emergency Fund Strategy Appropriate for All Investors? published with co-authors in the Journal of Financial Planning and cited in the February 12th edition of The …

Business Career Forum Set for February 27

Business students and alumni seeking internship and employment after graduation are encouraged to attend the PVAMU College of Business Career Forum.  Representatives with companies, business schools and organizations interested in meeting with students and recent graduates have an opportunity to meet with prospective candidates for their organization and speak candidly about employment and professional opportunities.  …

Scholarship Applications for Fall 2014 Available

Current and prospective business students seeking scholarship funds for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters are encouraged to apply for one of several College of Business scholarships.  Applications are posted online along with instructions, criteria and other requirements.  Scholarships range from $500 to $6,000 per academic year and are available to current undergraduate and …

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PVAMU Business Dean Quddus Offers Insight on Bangladesh Economy and Garment Industry in The New York Times and on National Public Radio

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Dr. Munir Quddus provided valuable insight into Bangladesh’s economy, focusing on the garment district, on National Public Radio’s Planet Money program.  Quddus’ knowledge of the country’s economy and the impact of the garment district, an area of his research, was sought out immediately following the May 2013 clothing factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers; he was also quoted in an editorial piece in The New York Times.  Dr. Quddus, who has led the PVAMU College of Business for more than a decade, is also a professor of economics as well as co-author of “Entrepreneurs and Economic Development: The Remarkable Story of Garment Exports from Bangladesh.”

 

BRossBridget Ross to Lead PVAMU Small Business Development Center

Bridget Ross has been named the fourth Director for Prairie View A&M University Small Business Development Center (PVAMU SBDC).  Ross joined the PVAMU SBDC in March where she will help small business owners develop strategies, attract customers, increase sales and improve productivity and profitability, all free services provided by the PVAMU SBDC for clients in Waller and Grimes counties.

Mrs. Ross has more than 17 years of experience in the financial industry serving as a Regional Vice President for a major financial institution, loan officer for a mortgage banker and as a realtor.  Most recently, she served as the Houston region loan officer for PeopleFund, a non-profit 501(c) (3), Community Development Financial Institution, based in Austin, Texas and brings a wealth of knowledge from her work with ACCION, the nation’s largest micro lender.

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Business Student Organizations Recognized Nationally and Locally.

Congratulations to the PVAMU chapters of the Association of IT Professionals who competed successfully at the national student conference in St. Louis, the National Association of Black Accountants who earned chapter of the year and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society for recognition as an Exemplary Chapter. (More.)

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