Feature Stories

August 27, 2014
Mickey ByrdThe Robins School welcomes new director of Executive Education
With the start of the new academic year the Robins School of Business welcomes new members to the faculty and staff, one of whom is Mickey Byrd, director of Executive Education, who joins us from New Mexico.
Alex Perdikis, '97Alumnus named among top young dealership managers in the country
Alex Perdikis, ’97, is managing partner at one of the highest volume dealerships in the expansive Koons dealership network. Perdikis was named to this year’s Automotive News 40 Under 40 ranking.
Kelly Dooley, '15Senior from the other side of the globe lands in Texas to work on travel app
After years of living in Australia and Japan, Kelly Dooley, ’15, found herself back in her home state of Texas for a summer internship with Sabre, a travel technology company.
July 30, 2014
International Residency in LatviaMBA students travel to Riga, Latvia for the 2014 Summer International Residency
In May, Richmond MBA students traveled to the Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA) for a week of living and learning in a country quickly growing into the heart of Northeastern Europe.
July 29, 2014
Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium The Aspen Institute travels to Richmond
In June the Robins School of Business hosted the Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium welcoming faculty and administrators from 39 colleges and universities across the world to a forum dedicated to integrating the liberal arts and business education.
June 2, 2014
An Evening of Learning and NetworkingRichmond-area MBA alumni joined each other at the Robins School for an evening of spirited learning and networking
In April The Richmond MBA invited graduates of other leading MBA programs living in the area to come together for the night's guest speaker, Matt Williams, CEO of The Martin Agency, and a networking reception.
The Richmond MBA and ChildFund InternationalMBA graduate looks to the nonprofit space for her Capstone Project
Lauren Hum, GB’14, uses her Capstone Project as an opportunity to work with ChildFund International, a global children's charity, all the while exploring the tenets of a nonprofit perspective.
Catherine James, GB '02MBA alumna stokes passion for innovation, growth and community in her new role
Catherine James, GB '02, draws on her engineering background to devise innovative solutions at the office while working to aid in the development of those around her.
May 28, 2014
Managing Project and Processes Class Projects Professor teaches her students essential tools to provide invaluable consulting services to community organizations
Dr. Shital Thekdi and her students worked with community partner organizations on projects that culminated in presentations sharing recommendations based on real-life datasets derived from project management and systems analysis disciplines.
Nelson LeeExchange student from Singapore explores life and work on the East Coast
Nelson Lee, a junior exchange student from Singapore Management University, sought to broaden his worldview through study abroad, and that led to an internship in Atlanta, Ga.