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Augusta National, Bank of America partner with Paine College for opportunities for success

Funding from Bank of America and Augusta National Golf Club will help Paine College implement two programs to help with long-term success for students at the Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Bank of America has expanded its Leader on Loan Program with Dr. Tiffani Stewart beginning her year-long, full-time role as interim Assistant to the…

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Augusta University MBA program prepares students for professional, personal growth

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in Augusta University’s publication, JagWire. The Master of Business Administration program at Augusta University is the hallmark graduate program of the Hull College of Business. A flexible program focused on supporting working professionals, MBA enrollment has increased 31 percent since fall 2016 — and the program has even more…

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Mondays with Rick: Efforts to increase financial literacy

Gary Kauffman   Dr. Rick Franza, Dean of the Hull College of Business, discusses a different, timely business topic each Monday in this column. This week, with statistics showing that less than a third of Americans qualify as financially literate, he discusses some proposals to increase financial literacy, especially among students. The interview has been…

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Local school gets $1.6 Million grant to create jobs in the CSRA

Augusta Technical College continues to re-imagine our future workforce with a strong emphasis on technology. Late yesterday, Dr. Jermaine Whirl, President of Augusta Tech, shared the news of a $1.6 million grant. The U.S. Dept. of Education Predominantly Black Institutions Formula grant will be spread out over five years. The VARIETY (Virtual and Augmented Reality in Engineering…

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$20,000 donation helps job skills training program keep running

Last year, 40 people graduated from the Salvation Army Kroc Center’s Job Skills Training Program, and of those, 80 percent found immediate employment, according to Chris Bailey. Bank of America recently donated $20,000 to the program. Bailey, the Center’s marketing and public relations manager, said Bank of America’s donation will probably be used to update equipment…

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