Hull College Holds Reception for New MBA Students

MBA students and faculty gathered in Allgood Hall for the spring MBA Reception.

The Hull College of Business welcomed its incoming spring semester cohort of MBA students on Mon., Jan. 10.

Welcome receptions are held twice an academic year to allow new master’s degree students to network with one another and with faculty who will be teaching them.

Rick Evans, a project manager at Savannah River Site (SRS), said he started his journey at the Hull College after considering it for two years. Now that his children are attending college, it frees up his time to pursue his advanced degree.

Evans has been working at SRS for 17 years. “I think having an MBA will pair up with my BBA and my experience. I’m thinking about doing some consulting work. An MBA would help with that step, or if I decide to go to a different side of the corporate world,” he explained.

The Hull MBA is targeted to working professionals, which attracts leaders in the community.

“Our goal over the course of your program, and beyond your program, is to keep increasing the value of your degree,” said Dean Richard Franza, Ph.D. He told the new students that they are a “difference maker” in the program, as they will share their knowledge within the classes.

Alexandria Calderon, a communications service officer for the Augusta University Police Department, is pursuing a Hull Online MBA and attended the Georgia WebMBA® orientation in Atlanta a few days before the welcome event.

Calderon said she’s pursing a master’s degree to expand her career or open the door to change fields. She’s been in emergency management for nearly 10 years.

“Online appeals to me, especially with my schedule and work-life balance,” she said on her decision to study online rather than in the campus program.

Calderon graduated from the Hull College in 2010 with a BBA in Management Information Systems.

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Tim Rausch

Tim Rausch is a Communication Strategist in the Dean's Office at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

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