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AU earns prestigious business accreditation from AACSB International

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University is pleased to announce that its Dauch College of Business and Economics has earned business accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It was announced Tuesday by AACSB International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting learners, educators and businesses worldwide.

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COBE now offering credit for prior learning experience

It has been a collaborative effort among Ashland University departments. The College of Business & Economics (COBE) and eAshland have worked together to allow prospective COBE students to earn credit for prior learning experience, known as Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). “We’ve always had a lot of PLA available for our Criminal Justice program and for CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) testing. So, we have a lot of PLA opportunities, but these are…

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Guadalupe Rodriguez to present AU’s Burton D. Morgan Lecture on Feb. 26

ASHLAND, Ohio – Guadalupe Rodriguez, the Chief Investment Officer at Talipot Holding, will be the speaker at Ashland University’s 2024 Burton D. Morgan Lecture and Lunch on Monday, Feb. 26. The program is free and open to AU students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the Ashland community, with advanced registration. It will begin at noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.) in the John C. Myers Convocation Center (820 Claremont Ave.). Rodriguez will present “The…

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AU awarded $840,000 in grants through Choose Ohio First program

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) recently awarded Ashland University a grant of $840,000 through the Choose Ohio First (COF) program. COF is an initiative to develop and strengthen the state’s workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). “Ashland University has played a vital role in preparing STEM students for successful careers in Ohio, and I am pleased to have Ashland University among…

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Sourcing and procurement expert to present Heffern Lecture on Nov. 20

ASHLAND, Ohio – Bruce McQuillen, a partner in Cross Country’s Coupa practice, will be the featured speaker at Ashland University’s Gordon E. Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business on Monday, Nov. 20, at the John C. Myers Convocation Center (638 Jefferson St.). Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the event, with the program staring at 12:05 p.m. It is open to the public, but those interested in attending should RSVP here by Monday, Nov. 6, or email Samantha…

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LeBron James Family Foundation executive director is an Ashland University graduate

Even after 30 years, Michele Campbell still cherishes her years at Ashland University. “To this day, I have lifelong friendships that were made there,” said the 1991 AU graduate. “Ashland helped shape me into a young professional and the leader that I am today.” Today, Campbell is leading the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) as its executive director and oversees all of its I Promise Schools in her and James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio. “When it comes to…

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Studying risk management at AU helps MBA grad with hurricane, earthquake, other disaster studies

While working in safety design for a steel construction company, Amer Hamad Issa Abukhalaf wanted to learn more about risk management outside the context of structural design and construction. “So, I started a master’s degree with an executive management major at Ashland University,” said Abukhalaf, who earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Hashemite University in Jordan. “During my masters, I learned how to identify, analyze, prioritize, treat…

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Jen McConnell ’06 to be featured on HGTV’s House Hunters on Aug. 30

Jen McConnell, a 2006 graduate of Ashland University and co-owner of a highly successful real estate agency in Charleston, S.C., will be on HGTV’s popular show House Hunters on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 10:30 p.m. The episode is the first of House Hunter’s new season. Accent magazine featured McConnell, her successful business, her young son’s battle with pediatric cancer and the foundation that it inspired, in the Fall 2022 issue. That original story is…

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Master's degrees and more - Ashland University a big part of the Nickoli/Miller family

When it was announced in April that Ashland University had been recognized as a 2023-24 Best Graduate School for education by U.S. News & World Report, AJ Nickoli didn’t waste any time commenting about it on social media. “Whole Nickoli family went to grad school here,” the AU assistant football coach wrote on the university’s Twitter post about the recognition. “This is LEGIT!!”   “My mom, dad, grandpa and uncle all got their master’s at AU,” Nickoli…

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AU graduate named chief commercial officer for global medical technology company

Ashland University has helped James Kaufman in many ways throughout his decades-long career. First, it allowed him the flexibility to take remote and night classes at the Ohio State University Marion campus and Marion Technical College for his bachelor’s degree while working full time in the 1980s. Then the training Kaufman received from its business administration and marketing programs was a valuable asset when expanding his expertise to include a medical…

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