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Ashland University Business Students Receive Awards from Financial Executives International

Ashland University Business Students Receive Awards from Financial Executives International

Ashland University sophomore Mitchell Kelly, an accounting and finance major from Mansfield, Ohio, and sophomore Jessica Syme, an accounting and finance major from Seville, Ohio, received the Outstanding Students award from Financial Executives International (FEI).

Kelly, a 2014 graduate of Madison Comprehensive High School, is the son of Doug and Heather Kelly. Syme, a 2015 graduate of the Ohio Virtual Academy, is the daughter of John and Jennifer Syme of Seville.

Ashland University Students Receive IMA National Scholarships

Ashland University Students Receive IMA National Scholarships

Ashland University sophomore Jessica Syme, an accounting and finance major from Seville, Ohio, and senior Taylor Randles, an accounting major from Stow, Ohio, have received the IMA Memorial Education Fund (MEF) National Scholarship from the Institute of Management Accountants for 2016.

Syme, a 2015 graduate of the Ohio Virtual Academy, is the daughter of John and Jennifer Syme of Seville. Randles is a 2013 graduate of Canal Winchester High School and the daughter of her late mother Angela Boyer and father Timothy Randles.

AU President Dr. Carlos Campo Receives ‘Live United’ Award at Ohio Statehouse

AU President Dr. Carlos Campo Receives ‘Live United’ Award at Ohio Statehouse

Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University, received the Dr. Richard N. Aft LIVE UNITED Award on behalf of Ashland University at the 2016 Ohio United Way’s Legislative Luncheon held today in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium.

“This award was presented to Ashland University because it has placed a major emphasis on being a strategic community partner with United Way of Ashland County,” said Everett DeVaul, executive director of United Way of Ashland County. “Our very successful impact initiatives in ‘Crunch Out Obesity’ and ‘Talk, Read and Play’ would not have been possible without the expertise and willingness of the AU faculty. They helped design and develop the working models and message of these key programs for our early childhood and healthy lifestyle target areas.”

Ashland University Accounting Professor Receives Award

Ashland University Accounting Professor Receives Award

Dr. Kris Parsons, associate professor of accounting and chair of the Accounting and Information Systems Department at Ashland University, has received the 2016 Outstanding Accounting Contributor Award sponsored by the Ohio Society of CPAs.

Parsons received the award in recognition of her advancement of accounting education. The award was presented to her by Scot Wiley, CEO of the Ohio Society of CPAs, at the American Accounting Association Ohio Regional Meeting held in Beechwood, Ohio.

Grand Opening Set for Café in Dauch College of Business and Economics

Grand Opening Set for Café in Dauch College of Business and Economics

A grand opening for the new café on the Ashland University campus, named “The COBE Café,” will be held on April 12 and 13, with raffles, free samples and a chance to see the hard work of an AU student and the Eagle Entrepreneurs come to life.

The hours of operation for The COBE Café in the Dauch College of Business and Economics are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the grand opening will be held during these hours.

Ashland University Assistant Professor to be Inducted Into American Academy of Chefs

Ashland University Assistant Professor to be Inducted Into American Academy of Chefs

Ashland University’s Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management René Rawraway will be inducted as a member of the American Academy of Chefs at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) national convention in Phoenix this summer.

The honor society of ACF, the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) represents the highest standards of professionalism in the organization, society and industry. The Academy’s primary mission is to promote the education of all culinarians by mentoring culinarians, awarding scholarships to students seeking a future in the culinary industry, and by providing grants to professional working chefs looking to further their career.

Former Chief Investment Officer to Speak on ‘Investing in an Uncertain Economy’

Former Chief Investment Officer to Speak on ‘Investing in an Uncertain Economy’

George “Gus” Sauter, former chief investment officer for The Vanguard Group, will speak at a luncheon event on “Investing in an Uncertain Economy,” on Friday, April 22, at 12:30 p.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

The cost for the lecture and luncheon is $10 per person, which helps underwrite a portion of Ashland University’s expenses for this event. Those wanting to attend must register online at www.ashland.edu/sauter. For questions regarding the event, please contact the AU Advancement Office by calling 419.289.5620 or emailing au-advancement@ashland.edu.

AU Student Awarded The J.M. Smucker Co. Annual Scholarship

AU Student Awarded The J.M. Smucker Company Annual Scholarship

Emily Sparks, an Ashland University senior majoring in accounting, was named the J.M. Smucker Co. scholarship award winner for the academic year 2015-16 at AU’s Student Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) February meeting.

The scholarship was presented to Sparks by Nick Workinger, director, U.S. Retail Sales Finance of The J.M. Smucker Co. Sparks, a 2012 graduate of South Central High School, is the daughter of Donald and Lorraine Sparks of Greenwich, Ohio.

AU President Dr. Carlos Campo to Speak at Business Lecture

AU President Dr. Carlos Campo to Speak at Business Lecture

Ashland University and In His Steps Foundation are sponsoring a business lecture by Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University.

The event, which is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, at noon in the John C. Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus, is part of the Second Annual Gordon E. Heffern Applying Christian Ethics in Business Lecture hosted by AU’s Richard and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economic.

Action Taken by the AU Board of Trustees

Action Taken by the AU Board of Trustees

The Ashland University Board of Trustees passed a number of forward-looking items at its meetings that were held on campus on Jan. 28 and 29, 2016. The board approved:
1) the University’s new Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.

“On behalf of the Strategic Planning Committee, we are pleased to present Ashland University's new Strategic Plan, titled Ashland Rising 2020,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “This ‘Tier One’ of our three-tiered planning approach was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees.”

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