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Lutgert College of Business

Lutgert College of Business

LCOB News and Events


Upcoming Events

Professional and Career Development

April 6, 2017
Employer Express Event

Time: 10am- 2pm
Location: LCOB Atrium

Free LinkedIn Photos - Free Resume Reviews

Where business students meet employers, learn about career paths and make connections. Part time, fulltime and internshipopportunities! All Majors welcomed. Sophomores start NOW!

Amy Scott, Internship Coordinator, has put together a list of participating companies and hints for students.

See Amy's Document

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May 10, 2017
2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Dinner

SW Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs 

Join the Florida Small Business Development Center at FGCU as we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit. At he 2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Dinner we will announce the Distinguished Entrepreneur, Distinguished Innovator, and Business Advocate of the Year. This is a must attend business event with networking, fine dining, and a celebration of small business in SW Florida.

Learn More About the Awards
Register for the Event



Lutgert College of Business News

Industry Diversification Chart

January 5, 2017
Industry Diversification Report Cited

The Industry Diversification Report is published quarterly by Economics Professor Dr. Chris Westley, with assistance from John Shannon, also of the Economics Department, and two student editors. The report has been cited both in Florida Trend and the Fort Myers News-Press. 

Read the News-Press story

December 27, 2016
FGCU Veterans Entrepreneur Program for ‘Hard Chargers’

If you are a veteran, regardless of age and a Florida resident, Florida Gulf Coast University’s Veteran’s Entrepreneur Program may be that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity . . . Under the guidance of Dr. Sandra Kauanui . . .

Read the full story at Lee

Convict Tattoos

December 24, 2016
Dr. Kaitlyn Harger's Research Discussed in The Economist

Dr. Kaitlyn Harger of the LCOB Economics faculty has done statistical studies on the subject of prison tattoos. Her research is discussed in The Economist, one of the most respected publications in the field.

See the story in The Economist

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December 22, 2016
Entrepreneurship - The Runway Program

The Institute For Entrepreneurship's Runway Program provides future business owners with the resources, tools and experience they need to succeed. FGCU students develop cutting-edge companies at the Emergent Technologies Institute using advanced prototyping machinery, including 3-D printers, computers and high-end cameras. Students in the Fall 2016 class produced an Instagram video about the program.

See the Video


March 22, 2017:

Dr. Mark A. Livingston: "Doing the Right Thing In the Face of Serious Consequences: The Case of a U.S. Congressional Whistleblower" lecture

February 11, 2017:

2017 Florida CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) Investment Research Challenge

January 13, 2017:

Dr. Totterdale Elected to Technology Partnership Board

November 1, 2016: Veterans to Entrepreneurs
October 17, 2016:
BB&T Free Enterprise Lecture Series
August 22, 2016: Dr. Kaitlyn Harger's research cited in recidivism story
July 2016: Performance Newsletter - Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
June 19, 2016: LCOB Finance Students learn Real Estate Fundamentals
June 29, 2016: Video: FGCU grad Cathleen Wong featured on Golf Channel
June 16, 2016: Entrepreneurship Program Profiled in Florida Weekly
May 18, 2016: SWFL Distinguished Entrepreneur Award Winners
May 1, 2016: LCOB Spring Graduation... View a collection of photos taken by a local photographer
April 8, 2016: LCOB Student Wins Dean's Award at Research Day
April 5, 2016:
LCOB Econ Major Honored by The Association of Private Enterprise Education, Petra Besenhard Receives Award at APEE event in Las Vegas
April 3, 2016: Recent LCOB Grad Honored as one of "12 Under 40"
April 1, 2016: News Report on LCOB's Entrenepreneurship Program
February 25, 2016: LCOB participates in Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program
February 4, 2016: LCOB's Dr. Kauanui describes Veterans Entrepreneurship program



College of Resort and Hospitality Management News

March 2, 2017: Q&A with RHM's James Fraser...
"From food service to faculty, his career spans the globe" in the Naples Florida Weekly
November 17, 2016: RHM's Dr. Mary Wisnom Wins RCRA Fellowship Award
November 15, 2016: PGM's Joe Groch Wins PGA Award
November 2, 2016: FGCU Golf Team Takes Jones Cup Second Place
October 2016: RHM Student Kelsey Brink Wins Scholarship
June 1, 2015: RHM's Sherie Brezina quoted on "staycations" on
February 24, 2015: RHM Grad Answers Call at South Seas Resort
February 16, 2015: RHM grad now a mentor at Residence Inn
January 27, 2015: Meet Randall Upchurch, new Director of RHM Program
October 1, 2014: PGM Director Tara McKenna Profiled in PGA Magazine
March 31, 2014: The game of golf is all business at FGCU



Small Business Development Center at FGCU News
Events: The Small Business Development Center, based in the College, presents events providing education, training and consulting to current and prospective small business owners.

See a listing of upcoming Southwest Florida Events and Workshops



Alumni News and Events

Visit the FGCU Alumni Association for news and events information