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COB celebrates 44th birthday

The Parthenon

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013

Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013 22:04


Marcus Constantino | The Parthenon

Students participate in an obstacle course during the College of Business Birthday Bash on Buskirk Field, Thursday.

The college of business celebrated its 44th birthday, Thursday. The "Birthday bash" took place on Buskirk field. This event featured information about the college of business, free pizza, cake, corn hole and a pie eating contest.

Sara Davis, a graduate assistant in the college of business, was the organizer of Thursday's festivities. She said she had been planning the event since last fall.  
Davis said the event featured door prizes and a variety of contests to get the students excited. All the contests featured gifts. Davis said that all of the gifts were donated by local area business. An eating contest took place, where the winner received a $30 gift certificate. Participants were also given a prize for participating.

“Many of the business owners are alumni of Marshall, if not specifically from the college of business.” Davis said.

Davis said that the business owners are given the opportunity to market themselves to the future generation who may become business owners with in the local area.

Davis said that she feels the birthday bash was excellent.

“A lot of people were concerned about rain, but there is a zero percent chance of rain for today. Our main goal of the bash is to get the students out, since it is the end of the year, and get students interacting with the faculty. It looked like everyone had a good time.”

Davis said that those who are interested in the programs offered at the college of business should come and check it out.

“We offer majors for any different personality type. In anything you do you will be working for a business and even if it is not your major, you could look into a minor.”

Davis said the advising facility is opened from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Josh Mcadoo, a college of business graduate assistant, said the festivities were great.

“Hopefully students learn about the college of business and become more organizations within the college of business.”

Mcadoo also said that he was present with his office and the student organization, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).  He said that being able to take what is learned in the classroom and being able to apply it before you go out in the professional world is offered to the students in the college.

“I am here to support my organization and my college.” Macadoo said, “If you join the college of business you won’t be disappointed.”

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