Where Education meets Business
University partner provides sustainability programs
There’s a saying that when one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. Our University sponsor, the Richards College of Business at The University of West Georgia, knows that very well. They develop programming that not only benefits students and employers, but they also give back to the community. In fact, their mission statement is: We are in the business of transforming lives through education, engagement and experiences.
Their newest program, the Southwire Sustainable Business Honors Program, was funded with a $1.1 million donation to go beyond sustainability, and is built around five pillars.
“The initiative is a true collaboration between the University and Southwire,” said Faye McIntyre, Dean and Sewell Chair of Private Enterprise, The Richards College of Business. “The students get so much out of it, including the opportunity to work with midlevel managers, division presidents, and even the CEO.”
The four-year experience provides students an opportunity to receive their undergraduate and MBA degrees while working with mentors. The University also has a Sustainability Certificate, and a newly added, Sustainable Business Certificate.
“Programs like these are invaluable,” said Dan Bramblett, Board Chair of the Green Chamber of the South. “We are grateful to have such a strong supporter and partner in sustainability and appreciate their support for green business.”
According to McIntyre, business is much more than making a dollar. “It’s about making a difference, and the Green Chamber is doing their part,” explained McIntyre. "We are proud to partner with the Green Chamber."
To learn more about the program visit: Richards College of Business website.