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Tia’s Circle

The endowed scholarship Tia Wiggins ‘07 (Business Administration) created at UNC Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business and Economics has turned out to be much more than a financial award. Recipients of her scholarship have become part of “Tia’s Circle” as she calls it – a small but growing network she … Continued

Gift to fund annual Eloise McCain Hassell Teaching Excellence Award

David Craft ’85 (Business Administration and Management) is a lifelong “doer.” Instead of waiting for others to make things better, he acts on his inclinations to support and serve his community. Therefore, it is no surprise that as he reflected on the influence UNC Greensboro faculty have had on his … Continued

From finance to fitness: Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs

Take chances, learn from your mistakes, and never forget the people who helped you along the way. Those are the driving principles that accomplished serial entrepreneur Kirk Galiani ʼ87 (Finance) learned from his grandfathers — one an Italian immigrant who came to this country during the Great Depression and worked … Continued

Bryan alumna reflects on Hanesbrands gown project: ‘It took a village’

Tasmin Farzana ’14 (MBA) has learned plenty of new things while working from home during quarantine. For one, there’s chess, a game she admits she hasn’t quite mastered. Another is chemistry. Farzana, Senior Procurement Manager of Global Operations at Hanesbrands Inc., oversaw the chemical component of the company’s agreement to … Continued

Bryan School grad joins effort to supply face shields to medical workers

Joe Rotondi recalls closing the doors to Forge Greensboro on a Friday evening, in-step with recent stay-at-home orders handed down by local authorities. But things didn’t stay dormant for long. “We started prototyping designs we saw on the Internet essentially the day after, that Saturday,” said Rotondi (BS Entrepreneurship ’16), … Continued

Forge Greensboro, Bryan School alumnus featured on NPR podcast

Forge Greensboro, a self-described community maker space, was recently featured on the NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. For the piece, Wilmer spoke at length with Forge Greensboro’s executive director, a Bryan School alumnus. “The end goal is to get people, hands-on, making things and learning how to … Continued

Friendship forged in UNCG MBA leads to entrepreneurial success

When Alex Moore and Ryan Burkett met at the Bryan School during their MBA orientation in 2002, little did they know how much their lives would change through the MBA process and through the friendship that would bloom. Both brought to their MBA programs lifelong experience living and working in … Continued