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The US Army Special Operations Command Awards a Multiple Year Contract to the FSU School of Business and Economics 

Fayetteville State University (FSU) Receives Grant to Teach Computer Coding to Neighborhood Youth

The FSU School of Business and Economics received a grant for $54,231 from the Google Community Grants Fund. The grant will be used for a project entitled: Coding Camp: Training the Next Generation of Computer Science Professionals and represents a partnership between FSU and Smith Recreation Center, across the street from the FSU campus. Click here to read more.

Dr. Ashok Jain's KidzCare Pediatrics Receives the 2015-16 NC SBTDC Business of the Year Award

Dr. Ashok Jain, President of KidzCare Pediatrics, is a former FSU MBA graduate and currently an active member of the SBE Advisory Board. His company, KidzCare Pedriatrics was named as NC SBTDC (Small Business Technology Development Center) Business of the Year for 2015-2016. The clinic provides highest quality medical care to its patients and families. Visit their website here and SBTDC Annual Report, featuring Dr. Ashok Jain.

FSU Alpha Kappa Chapter Students Receive Top Honors at the National Leadership Conference in NC

Fayetteville State University was well represented at the 62nd Annual Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 7-9, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more

Nicholas Perkins

Nicholas Perkins: Extraordinary Entrepreneur and Alum

Nicholas Perkins, a 2003 graduate of the Fayetteville State University (FSU) School of Business and Economics (SBE), epitomizes entrepreneurship. Learning from his business courses and his experience as a food services manager on campus while still an undergraduate student, Perkins created a food service management business two years after he graduated. To learn more about Perkin's extraordinary entrepreneurial ventures, click here. 

MBA Student Catherine AasenMBA Student Catherine Aasen Wins Second Place in the SEDSI 2016 Student Paper Competition

Update: Catherine Aasen's abstract for an oral paper presentation at the Student Research Conference 2014 (SRC 2016) at Fayetteville State University on April 1-2 has been accepted.

February 2016 -- Catherine Aasen, an online MBA student under Dr. Eric Dent's Organizational Behavior class at Fayetteville State University, presented her paper, "Applying Evidence Based Management at the North Carolina at Fort Fisher" at the South East Decision Sciences Institute's February 17-19, 2016 conference in place in Williamsburg, Virginia. more...

She was one of only four MBA students in the southeast region selected to present at the conference. Her paper won Second Place in the MBA Student Paper Competition. During her class at FSU, Catherine learned about equity theory and evidence based management. Afterwards she took an independent study under Dr. Dent's supervision and used her new knowledge to find ways to help the aquarium. Her paper, "Applying Evidence Based Management at the North Carolina at Fort Fisher" aids the efforts of the aquarium to implement evidence-based management techniques by identifying variables that affect the daily net revenue and attendance. She collected and analyzed 7.5 years of daily data. Then she conducted a series of regression analysis and identified a number of statistically significant independent variables. This was done in an attempt to locate profit maximizing/cost saving opportunities from a strategic and/or operational standpoint. Funds can then be reallocated to paying employees fair, livable salaries. The Decision Sciences Institute is a multidisciplinary international association dedicated to advancing knowledge and improving instruction in all business and related disciplines. ...less

2016 Social Entrepreneurship Team Winners

Fayetteville State University Social Entrepreneurship Team Continues Winning Streak for 4th Consecutive Year

Fayetteville State University competed in the 4th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference sponsored by the University of North Carolina General Administration on February 16, 2016. This year's FSU undergraduate team progressed to the final round, becoming one of only six finalists. Read more

Delphia Schoenfeld

FSU Recognized with Top Honors at PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago

More than 1,600 of America's best and brightest college students traveled to the Windy City to Step Up to the Challenge as they showcased their talents as future business and vied for the opportunity to win more than $81,000 in cash awards. Click here to read more about our student, Delphia Schoenfeld, who received national recognition at the conference. 

FSU Winners - 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Conference FSU Social Entrepreneurship Teams Continue Winning Streak: Both Teams Victorious at 2015 Conference

(UPDATED Release by FSU Public Relations):

The University of North Carolina General Administration has announced that, as a result of a screening error, the NC A&T State University's graduate that initially won 1st place at the 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Conference has been disqualified. Consequently, Fayetteville State University's graduate has been declared the TOP WINNER (1st place) in the graduate category for its social entrepreneurial business idea CannaMix. Click here to learn more about this update. 



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