The Accounting Internship Academic
program was successfully completed in concert with Dr. Tara Sudderth. Ten
students participated working for five companies. Seniors working from early
January through mid-March earned between $17-25 per hour plus gaining
valuable experience. We are in the process of finalizing full-time job
Marketing Internships have been
established. Two prestigious programs have been filled with SCOB students.
There are currently
254 SCOB students, excluding the MBA program. Approximately 130 are in the
junior/senior status. The Center has touched over 50% of this group.
VITA - Volunteers in Tax Assistance
- was established in November, 2011. This was a collaborative effort with
the IRS, the Montevallo community, and SCOB. 4 student volunteers working
over thirty hours each served 30 clients. Our students now have IRS
Certification for their resume, valuable tax skills and they have served
others. This was a very good experience. Haley Cooedy was team
Phi Chi Theta, the Business
Fraternity. The Center has become actively involved. This important group of
students has grown from 4 to over 25, and they are active. Under the
leadership of President Joyce Crossley, this group taught a six week
"$ Masters" to the Montevallo Boys and Girls Club.
Executives from the Metro Birmingham area
are visiting SCOB classrooms.
The Center Series, a professional
executive lecture series was established. Two guest speakers, Robert Beeman
and Ellen Williams participated this spring. Over 125 students were involved
in each lecture series.