It was a busy year in the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business.
We are working hard towards achieving the reaccreditation of the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International (AACSB). We continue to engage our students in and out of the classroom; innovative in our teaching, research and services; and yield positive impact on our students and the community. We are very proud of our accomplishments.
First among those accomplishments are our students’ achievements. For example, this semester alone our students hosted over one hundred companies in Singleton Hall to guest teach and/or mentor, earned scores of internships and jobs, were awarded tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships, participated in dozens of off-campus networking events with industry, spent countless hours volunteering in the community, attended professional conferences, and were featured in a coming soon to TV commercial and film.
Our faculty and staff this semester were busy at work investing in our students teaching and advising. They authored new and important articles that were published in academic journals and provided source content for newspapers. Our faculty attended and presented papers at national and international conferences. Our alumni continue to demonstrate excellence. Our Alumni Advisory Board contributed material support to include providing financial resources, hiring our students, and managing curriculum consultation. All semester our alums updated us on their new careers and their families. Our student-run clothing store made a profit for the year, our Center for Entrepreneurship was filmed for a coming soon to TV special, our Cyber Security and Trading Laboratories constituted centers of excellence, and our faculty, staff, and students together volunteered hundreds of hours in the community.
Perhaps it’s because of all of the preceding that when President Makola Abdullah joined faculty in Singleton for a conversation regarding his vision for Virginia State University he spoke to how proud he was of the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business.
Finally, to everyone that made this semester a big success, please accept my thank you!
Dr. Emmanuel Omojokun