Welcome MBA Interns and Graduate Assistants

As interns and assistants in the College of Business, our students have the best of both worlds — they are learning skills that lead to growth and expansion of their knowledge base for future employment, while also learning what occurs behind the scene…

As interns and assistants in the College of Business, our students have the best of both worlds — they are learning skills that lead to growth and expansion of their knowledge base for future employment, while also learning what occurs behind the scenes to make the programs successful, and are contributing to the success and...

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Mentoring Spirit

Associate Professor José Fernandez has been awarded a Cardinal Spirit Award alongside Thomas Teague. Dr. Fernandez was recently named chair of the Economics Department, and is serving a second term as a member of the American Economic Association Commi…

Associate Professor José Fernandez has been awarded a Cardinal Spirit Award alongside Thomas Teague. Dr. Fernandez was recently named chair of the Economics Department, and is serving a second term as a member of the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession. He is also a fellow of...

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The Economic Impact of Racism

College friendships are sometimes just that. They may begin and develop over the course of four years, but in the time following graduation, friends can drift apart and friendships can fade. Some relationships forged in college, however, stand the test…

College friendships are sometimes just that. They may begin and develop over the course of four years, but in the time following graduation, friends can drift apart and friendships can fade. Some relationships forged in college, however, stand the test of time. And in the case of two University of Louisville alumni who met in...

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November Virtual Lunch: Social Entrepreneurship for a World in Need

At our November event, Colleen and Maggie Clines, sisters and co-founders of Louisville-based Anchal Project, shared their story of social entrepreneurship, and how it is helping to change the world. Anchal Project is a nonprofit social enterprise that addresses the exploitation of women by creating opportunities that support empowerment. Anchal’s one-of-a-kind pieces have been featured in The Guggenheim Museum, Madewell, Anthropologie, Vogue and Better Homes […]

At our November event, Colleen and Maggie Clines, sisters and co-founders of Louisville-based Anchal Projectshared their story of social entrepreneurship, and how it is helping to change the world. Anchal Project is a nonprofit social enterprise that addresses the exploitation of women by creating opportunities that support empowerment. Anchal’s one-of-a-kind pieces have been featured in The Guggenheim MuseumMadewellAnthropologieVogue and Better Homes & Gardens. The organization has provided nearly 500 exploited women with alternative careers in textiles and design since it was founded in 2010.

Colleen, CEO, values how design can become the tool for sustainable solutions to gender inequality, social injustice and environmental degradation. She combines this passion as a social entrepreneur and impact designer through her work at Anchal. Colleen leads the overall strategic and operational planning for Anchal’s programs, partnerships, expansion and execution of its mission.

A Louisville native with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Kentucky, Colleen earned her master’s in landscape architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2013, she was named one of Public Interest Design’s Top Global 100 designers, one of Louisville Business First’s 2016 Forty under 40, and earned the 2017 NAWBO Humanitarian Award.

Maggie, COO and Creative Director, spearheads Anchal's design aesthetic and product development. Responsible for visually communicating Anchal's story through creative content, she has successfully developed, designed and grown the organization into an internationally recognized brand. Maggie passionately manages Anchal's production and product design oversight, facilitating the success of multiple custom collaborations and innovative design solutions.

Maggie holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from UK and shares Colleen’s belief that design can be the catalyst for social innovation. She believes education is the first step to creating positive change; her drive for social impact started at a young age and guided her through design school.

Both have shared Anchal’s story through numerous speaking engagements, with Colleen focusing on Anchal’s mission and design-thinking model, while Maggie focuses on Anchal's unique, socially conscious business model.

UofL Student Opening Career Paths for Black Students

By Stuart Esrock, Ph.D. A UofL student has created a non-profit organization to help black students advance their career aspirations.  Ethan Volk is a sophomore from Bowling Green, double majoring in Business Economics and Philosophy. He co-founde…

By Stuart Esrock, Ph.D. A UofL student has created a non-profit organization to help black students advance their career aspirations.  Ethan Volk is a sophomore from Bowling Green, double majoring in Business Economics and Philosophy. He co-founded the Eckford Virtual Mentorship Program to keep the door open for black students to the job market. Volk...

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Spirit of Connectivity

Like many of us, the shift from office to remote work meant adjusting not only how we do our job but how we interact with one another. For Thomas Teague, that transition directly impacted his productivity. “I’m fueled by engaging with others,” says Tho…

Like many of us, the shift from office to remote work meant adjusting not only how we do our job but how we interact with one another. For Thomas Teague, that transition directly impacted his productivity. “I’m fueled by engaging with others,” says Thomas. “When I work with people, it jumpstarts my passion for what...

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