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Accomplishments and Happenings in the College of Business

  • During the 2014 tax season, 36 Accounting students volunteered at a tax free preparation site at Weeden Elementary to prepare more than 200 tax returns for working families – helping them to secure more than $460,000 in tax refunds and saving them $60,000 in commercial tax preparation fees.

  • Sales Education Foundation names UNA and the UNA Center for Professional Selling in the listing of 2014 “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education”. The Sales Education Foundation (SEF) released their 2014 list of Top University Sales Programs highlighting UNA as one of the top programs preparing and placing students in professional selling careers. The full press release can be found at www.salesfoundation.org.

  • For the fifth year in a row, students enrolled in CIS 125 (Business Applications of Microcomputer Software) have submitted the winning design for the WC Handy Music Festival poster design contest! Congratulations to the team of Caroline Thomas, Jordan Gowan and Zach Swiatocha. The winning design is featured on the WC Handy Music Festival Facebook page. The design was created as a class assignment for an honors section of CIS 125 taught by Ron Davis, assistant professor of Computing Information Systems. “The Shoals is very fortunate to have an event of this caliber and I’m thrilled to play a small part in honoring the legacy of Mr. Handy,” says Davis.

  • Pi Sigma Epsilon, the coed fraternity for the Center for Professional Selling, recently attended two sales competitions. The National Collegiate Sales Competition was recently held at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. PSE had a total of 17 students attend this event, and the group received over 40 career offers during the competition. UNA students also attended the Pi Sigma Epsilon National Convention in Miami, Florida on April 8-13. Five UNA students attended the event and networked with other PSE chapters from around the country. All five students received jobs offers at the convention.

June 2014