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November 22, 2022

Dean Buttimer addresses inaugural CGAN luncheon

Coggin Graduate Alumni Network (CGAN) members gathered at Seasons 52 Fresh Grill at the St. Johns Town Center for lunch with the Dean of the Coggin College of Business in November.

November 22, 2022

Coggin College of Business faculty recognized as “outstanding” 

Three UNF Coggin College of Business professors have been recognized for their excellence in the “Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award” in the 2022 UNF Faculty and Staff Awards for 2022. 

November 22, 2022

Good business for Coggin of College Business alumni 

A North Florida native and a University of North Florida Coggin College of Business graduate Chris Kalin has been promoted to Regional President of PNC Bank. 

November 22, 2022

IANA Expo in California draws UNF contingent 

The Intermodal Association of North America held its annual Expo that was well represented by UNF Coggin College of Business students during the event that ran from Sept. 12 through Sept. 14 in Long Beach, Calif.  

November 22, 2022

Business Career Fair defies hurricane 

The Fall 2022 Business Career Fair brought hundreds of Ospreys and career opportunities to the Adam W. Herbert University Center at UNF on Oct. 24. 

November 22, 2022

Coggin College of Business gift in the name of Shapiro

Dr. Edward Graham and his wife Lee have contributed $25,000 to the Coggin College of Business to establish the Stephen Shapiro Endowed Scholarship fund.  

November 22, 2022

Former CCB professor pledges $200,000 

Jeff Steagall, a veteran economics professor of 21 years with UNF, has made a bequest gift of $200,000 from his estate to the Coggin International Business program. 

November 22, 2022

UNF Beta Alpha Psi chapter gets national recognition

The UNF chapter of Beta Alpha Psi; Xi Eta was named a “Superior Chapter” by the international organization for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor society for accounting, finance and information systems students attending universities accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business or the European Quality Improvement System.

November 22, 2022

UNF alum turned entrepreneur encourages students 

University of North Florida Coggin College of Business alum Steve Elder is an accomplished entrepreneur who took a $20,000 investment and turned it into iRocker, a water sports and lifestyle brand company now worth approximately $70 million. Elder was named Florida’s Entrepreneur of the Year by EW in 2021. 

November 22, 2022

CEI Innovation Challenge week a hit 

The UNF Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation to CEI for those words featured Innovation Challenge Week and proved its merit for several Coggin College of Business students in October. The event is a week-long experiential learning opportunity for UNF student teams to provide creative solutions for real-world problems and compete for cash prizes

November 22, 2022

Former UNF business educator passes

Tommy Coppedge, a long-time professor at the Coggin College of Business, has passed away. 

Coppedge’s life closed peacefully on Sept. 8. Born Wayland Thomas Coppedge III, he was a native of Jacksonville and was known to have an avuncular personality and even taught in classrooms at times with his beloved dog at his side. 

November 22, 2022

GlobalMBA adds Korean school to partnership

UNF’s Coggin College of Business GlobalMBA recently added a new partner school to the program. The Kyungpook National University is in Daegu, South Korea and now joins the partnership with the University of North Florida. 

November 21, 2022

Women's Leadership Alliance establishes partnership to enhance financial planning

The Women’s Leadership Alliance has generously committed to a combined $150,000 in donations to the Coggin College of Business and the Financial Planning programs. The fruits of the gift will be visible on multiple levels in those programs. Because of the donations from the Women’s Leadership Alliance, the College has named a scholarship after the organization and established a Financial Planning Fund.

November 21, 2022

Suddath LITS Lab opens

Thanks to a generous partnership agreement between The Suddath Companies and the Coggin College of Business, transportation and logistics reference students are more technologically prepared than ever to meet the challenges in today’s business world. 

August 2, 2022

Coggin Business Breakfast
The University of North Florida's Coggin Graduate & Executive Programs recently hosted a breakfast for leading local Jacksonville companies to discuss the high demand for skilled employees in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.

July 18, 2022

UNF FinTech Conference
The Shaping of the Future of FinTech conference brought several companies based in Jacksonville to the University of North Florida University Center on June 30th where Dean Richard Buttimer of the Coggin College of Business and Dean William “Chip” Klostermeyer of the College of Computing, Engineering & Construction hosted the event.
July 15, 2022
Heart-Felt essay by Bill Healy
Bill Healy, class of 1982, recalls “best memories” of early days of University of North Florida and the College of Business.
July 6, 2022
Dean busy bringing CCB into the future
Dr. Richard Buttimer, Dean of the Coggin College of Business has had a busy two years since arrived at the University of North Florida.
July 6, 2022
UNF and CCB welcome new President
The University of North Florida and the Coggin College of Business celebrates the selection of the seventh UNF President, Dr. Moez Limayem, Ph.D., who takes over the position Aug. 1.
June 1, 2022

Coggin Graduate Alumni Network takes flight
The Coggin Graduate Alumni Network is more than just a connection for former students to share nostalgic stories. It’s an active circuit for graduate alums to connect and further their careers and advance their business interests while reconnecting with graduates who share your University of North Florida experiences.

June 1, 2022
Coggin's Executive Briefcase Program launches for Jacksonville's executives
The University of North Florida Coggin College of Business is always looking to add new names to our roster of local business leaders looking to enhance their skills. The Executive Briefcase program is designed specifically to help local businesses seeking to develop their executive and management personnel.
May 23, 2022

McLaughlin Research Endowment established
A new endowment program has been established to honor a generous donation and the legacy of one of the original founders of the University of North Florida business college.

May 23, 2022

Women in Leadership Workshop
The Coggin College of Business affirmed its commitment to diversity with its recent workshop “Women In Leadership: Navigating Your Path at the Pace of Today.” The event took place May 12 focusing on graduate and executive programs designed to elevate the impact of women business leaders.

May 23, 2022

Frieder elected to Southern Management Board
Coggin College of Business Assistant Professor of Management Dr. Rachel Frieder was elected to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors of the Southern Management Association. The organization represents management scholars.

May 23, 2022

IANA Competition hosted by Coggin
University of North Florida was the site of Intermodal Expo Academic Challenge April 1, drawing dozens of students from various schools to our campus. Coggin College of Business Dean Richard Buttimer welcomed the guests that included students from nine different universities.

May 23, 2022

Kick off of Leadership Series
The first event in Coggin’s 50 Years of Excellence Leadership Series kicked off with a panel discussion packed with outstanding business executives.

April 22, 2022
Coggin Associate Dean, Albert Loh featured in the Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal featured Coggin Associate Dean, Albert Loh, in their article; The Best Job Markets Aren't in the Biggest Cities.
He contributed his thoughts about the strong job market in Jacksonville.
April 19, 2022
UNF launches new Women in Business initiative with support of leading Jacksonville companies
The University of North Florida has recently developed a new Women in Business (WIB) initiative within its Coggin College of Business designed to encourage confidence, capability and connections for women and provide students with mentorship and career advancement opportunities within the local community.
April 14, 2022

Coggin Associate Dean Lakshmi Goel received the Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts of Gateway Council announced Dr. Lakshmi Goel of the University of North Florida as a 2022 Women in Distinction honoree.

March 10, 2022

UNF announces generous support from CSX for Diversity in Business Program and T&L scholarship
The University of North Florida and CSX Transportation, Inc. announced $700K in funding directed by CSX for the Diversity in Business (DIB) program within the Coggin College of Business and the recently named Mark K. Wallace CSX Transportation & Logistics Endowed Scholarship.

February 24, 2022

Coggin Business students win 'Best Master’s Presentation' at Southeast Decision Sciences Institute meeting
Four Coggin College of Business students won the Best Graduate Master Student Presentation at the 51st annual conference of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute.

February 4, 2022

Engaging Students with Real-World Projects
Bringing real-world problems into the classroom can spark excitement and make learning more meaningful for students, according to professors who have been doing just that in the Coggin College of Business. Here are two examples of the many courses on our campus and at Coggin that include community involvement and real-world problem solving with the Jacksonville business community.