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August 2023

UNF hosts top local business leaders at Employer Summit 

The University of North Florida hosted more than 60 of its top employer partners in the greater Jacksonville area for the second annual UNF Employer Summit on Aug. 2.

August 2023

Coggin Executive Programs Drives Leadership Impact on the Road

The Coggin College of Business Executive Programs went to the Midwest over the summer.

August 2023

Inaugural Alumni Profile focuses on Anna Brosche

The inaugural Coggin College Alumni Profile features Anna Brosche. The Osprey alum is about to become the Chief Financial Officer in the new administration of Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan. 

August 2023

Career Services hosting career fairs 

Area employers seeking to hire a Coggin College student for an internship or full-time position might soon find some prospects at career fairs being hosted by UNF Career Services. 

August 2023

Economics & Geography has a busy summer racking up accomplishments

Summers might often seem like a time to slow down and take it easy. That was not the case for the Coggin College Department of Economics & Geography as faculty members and students scored several accomplishments during the hottest part of the year.

August 2023

Summer Exchange programs see productive stretch 

Twenty UNF undergraduate Department of Economics and Geography students under the supervision of professors Dr. Russell Triplett and Dr. Nilufer Ozdemir spent a week in Germany and Belgium in May for a study abroad project.

August 2023

Marketers name award after Coggin College faculty member 

The American Marketing Association’s Retail & Pricing Special Interest Group announced they have named a mentoring award in honor of Dr. Greg Gundlach, distinguished professor of Marketing, Management & Logistics at the Coggin College.

August 2023

Research grants issued over summer 

Several key research grants were issued to Coggin College personnel in recent months for the summer.

August 2023

Coggin College researcher cited in Wall Street Journal 

A UNF Coggin College of Business faculty member was cited by the Wall Street Journal in a July 25 editorial addressing America's workforce issues in the business publication. 

August 2023

Coggin College gets Blackstone LaunchPad 

The University of North Florida Coggin College of Business received a grant in May from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to provide entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skill-building programs to help UNF students prepare for successful careers.

August 2023

Coggin College building projects get underway 

The renovation to the building housing some elements of the Coggin College of Business has plowed on throughout the summer as work progressed on the project at UNF.
May 2023

Crowley Innovation Expo a hit at UNF

UNF hosted the inaugural Crowley Innovation Expo April 12 at the Adam Herbert University Center bringing innovators, industry experts and decision-makers together to connect, innovate and engage.

May 2023

CEO Magazine ranks Coggin MBA and GlobalMBA programs Top Tier

The UNF Coggin College of Business MBA and GlobalMBA programs have been ranked in "Tier One" among business schools globally by CEO Magazine 2023 Global MBA Rankings

May 2023

Barber hired as Coggin College Assistant Director of Development 

The UNF Coggin College of Business has added an established Jacksonville professional to the staff to help build partnerships and secure charitable support. Kara Barber started in April as Assistant Director of Development for the Coggin College of Business.

May 2023

Osprey Financial Group honors top investment students at luncheon 

The Osprey Financial Group held its 18th Annual Report Luncheon at the UNF Adam Herbert University Center April 18 to present their 2022-2023 performance.

April 2023

Coggin College Executive Programs impact professional development

The UNF Coggin Executive Programs will offer many opportunities for business leaders to increase their impact through professional development workshops and programs in the coming weeks. 

April 2023

Coggin College Graduate Programs expanding 

The Coggin College of Business Graduate Programs are expanding in the Fall of 2023 with the addition of a graduate Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate and the addition of Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) concentrations in FinTech, Sports Analytics and Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  

April 2023

Leading Consumer Researcher takes part in Scholarship Series 

The Marketing & Logistics Department hosted a leading expert in consumer research as part of the Coggin College Sharing Scholarship Series on March 30 and 31.

April 2023

UNF hosts TransAtlantic Business School Alliance meeting 

The Biannual meeting of the TransAtlantic Business School Alliance took place at UNF between March 27-29.

April 2023

Coggin College Crowley Transportation & Logistics leader draws spotlight

While Dr. Herbert Kotzab arrived at the UNF Coggin College of Business in January, it didn’t take long for his presence to prompt notable media coverage.

April 2023

UNF Logistics & Supply Chain Management Case Competition Visits UNF Coggin College of Business

The UNF Logistics & Supply Chain Management Case Competition was held at UNF in the final week of March and April 1 as eight universities from across the country sent students to the event.

April 2023

UNF Giving Day big hit for Coggin College of Business

The Coggin College is grateful for all those who contributed to Giving Day as alumni, faculty and staff

April 2023

Coggin College secures AACSB accreditation

Coggin College of Business has had both Business and Accounting accreditation extended by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

April 2023

Moez Limayem inaugurated as UNF’s seventh president 

The UNF Lazzara Performance Hall was filled with faculty, staff, students and associates as Dr. Moez Limayem was officially inaugurated as the university’s seventh president April 14.

March 28, 2023

GOOD QUESTION: How will supply chain management transform in the next five years?

Dr. Herbert Kotzab, Director of the UNF Coggin College Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics and the CSX Transportation Eminent Scholar in Transportation and Logistics, provides deep input in Inbound Logistics report on the state of the industry.

February 22, 2023

Coggin College of Business Adds Experienced Transportation & Logistics Leader

The University of North Florida Coggin College of Business is expanding through the addition of a new faculty member to lead the University’s Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics (CCTL) and new course offerings for students.

January 31, 2023

Princeton Review names UNF’s Coggin College of Business among the 2023 ‘Best Business Schools’

The University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business has been named among the 2023 ‘Best Business Schools’ by The Princeton Review for the 16th consecutive year.

January 25, 2023

UNF receives Congressional appropriation for addition of Bloomberg terminals

The University of North Florida Coggin College of Business has received a Congressional-directed $375,000 appropriation for the addition of 12 Bloomberg terminals to support the University’s Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics (CCTL). Representing Florida’s 5th district, Congressman John Rutherford assisted with the appropriation

January 9, 2023

Coggin College of Business celebrates inaugural MS in Business Analytics graduating class

The University of North Florida Coggin College of Business celebrates the first Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) graduating class.

December 14, 2022

UNF professor speaks about sustainability at World Humanitarian Forum

Dr. Nathan Kunz, associate professor of operations management at the University of North Florida, took part in this year’s annual World Humanitarian Forum (WHF) as one of seven distinguished speakers at a roundtable panel on November 11.

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

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 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.

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.