Meet Raymond Shields: OMBA Student Spotlight

“I have never lost my love for the University [of Louisville] and the city of Louisville,” shared Vice-President of Commercial Bank in Nashville, Tennessee and spring 2021 Online MBA cohort member Raymond Shields. Though Shields may now reside out of s…

“I have never lost my love for the University [of Louisville] and the city of Louisville,” shared Vice-President of Commercial Bank in Nashville, Tennessee and spring 2021 Online MBA cohort member Raymond Shields. Though Shields may now reside out of state, he lived in Louisville until 1974, and “watched as my sister, Dr. Sharon L....

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Branding a Family Legacy

Family businesses were front and center with the second annual Louisville Business First/UofL Family Business Awards. This event showcased the diverse range of multigenerational businesses in the Louisville metro area. The awards highlight the long-sta…

Family businesses were front and center with the second annual Louisville Business First/UofL Family Business Awards. This event showcased the diverse range of multigenerational businesses in the Louisville metro area. The awards highlight the long-standing contributions family businesses make for not just the region but the world itself. When we hear the phrase family business or...

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Setting Her (Over)sights on Success

When College of Business student Elyse Portal learned she was a 2021 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholar, it came as a welcome surprise. Since 2011 the PCAOB has awarded scholarships to undergrad and graduate students pursuing car…

When College of Business student Elyse Portal learned she was a 2021 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholar, it came as a welcome surprise. Since 2011 the PCAOB has awarded scholarships to undergrad and graduate students pursuing careers as auditors. The May graduate is preparing to earn her Masters of Accountancy from the College....

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What Essential Workers Buy to Stay Connected

This past year has demonstrated the power and impact technology and essential workers play in our ability to stay connected, and all of the wonderful complications that come with adapting to dramatic change. Think about it—many of us are working from h…

This past year has demonstrated the power and impact technology and essential workers play in our ability to stay connected, and all of the wonderful complications that come with adapting to dramatic change. Think about it—many of us are working from home, seeing our co-workers on a computer screen, but have not seen them in-person...

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Family Focused

In the early ’90s, the College of Business launched a new graduate degree program called the Integrative MBA. It was targeted towards students who didn’t have a business background and was considered an unconventional degree. The focus wasn’t on …

In the early ’90s, the College of Business launched a new graduate degree program called the Integrative MBA. It was targeted towards students who didn’t have a business background and was considered an unconventional degree. The focus wasn’t on test scores; instead, instructors focused on empowering students to gain real-world business experience by practicing strategy,...

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“The Fifth Beatle”

John Merchant is more than content to make an impact in the background, but those who work with him know being named a Cardinal Spirit Award recipient was long overdue. “He has not only been here, he has made himself available to help me and others I k…

John Merchant is more than content to make an impact in the background, but those who work with him know being named a Cardinal Spirit Award recipient was long overdue. “He has not only been here, he has made himself available to help me and others I know, in every way possible to get our...

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