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Alumnus leads way in online education

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Tony Huffman ('96), founder and CEO of Approved Colleges, advocates the value of online education services.
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Crunch, Shenandoah style

Ryan Gormley and Scott Goldschmidt promote their product, Shenandoah Crunch

"Support your community, satisfy your appetite," is more than a logo for these two JMU student entrepreneurs
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Will social security be around when you retire?
JMU economics professor's Rosser equation answers questions on social security.

It's not about getting rich
JMU faculty and alumni help students apply creativity and put innovation into practice.

Sometimes it takes a maverick or two
Alumni duo endows Business Plan Competition and engages students with competition and incentive.

Professor reporting from Winter Paralympic Games
Dr. Joshua Pate plans to use the experience to inform his teaching and research at JMU.

UREC Student Employees Win National Award
Three UREC staff members recognized as top students in collegiate recreation.

Ethics or the bottom line
Business decisions often affect the environment and the community at large. College of Business Dean Mary Gowan offers insight on making informed decisions.

Wall Street success with some alumni networking help
Come to JMU and you're part of the Madison family. Professors invest in your success; alumni mentor and network in your behalf. Read J.P. Kril's story and see how it works.

Who is the JMU entrepreneur?
These entrepreneurs are intense competitors and go after a challenge - and they are JMU students.

Who is the JMU entrepreneur?
These entrepreneurs are intense competitors and go after a challenge - and they are JMU students.

College of Business Leadership Council
College of Business faculty has not been afraid to dream big or put in the extra time and effort to make plans work.

Making a case for alumni involvement
Alumni award winner Mike Thomas ('76, '77M) is convinced that JMU is a special place and that there's power in giving back to Madison.

Congratulations to Tim Louwers!
COB Professor, Tom Louwers receives the Innovative Teaching Award.

Harrisonburg downtown redevelopment benefits community and JMU.

Dean Mary Gowan Letter for Spring Enews
Many great things are happening in the College of Business and at JMU.

College of Business Alumnus Challenges Class of 2013
Don Rainey ('82) challenged the College of Business class of 2013 to be brave. The first step is to give back to the university so that others who follow them can continue to be brave.

Employing a competitive edge
It's real world learning at its best. The JMU Capital Markets Lab gives students access to real-time Wall Street financial data and information technology.

Jumping off a cliff
Want to be a successful entrepreneur? Students in Bill Wales' class get to unleash their creativity, start ventures, solve problems and learn from failure. The result? Students have created thriving ventures that prosper long past the end of the course...

COB 300
In one semester JMU's COB 300 12-credit interdisciplinary class requires student teams to build a business from the ground up. Alumni say the course provided them with the skills to succeed in the real world.

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