SWU to commission School of Business
Excellence and character in the workplace are the focus of Southern Wesleyan University’s School of Business, according to Dean Jeff Moore.
To dedicate the school and reaffirm its commitment to equipping students for professional and personal excellence, the university will hold a commissioning service on Sept. 28 at 10:45 a.m. The service will be in Folger Fine Arts Auditorium at the university’s campus in Central.
“The purpose of the commissioning service is to dedicate the school of business, which was created recently as a part of internal restructuring here at Southern Wesleyan University. We’re dedicating ourselves and the work of our hands to bring God glory,” Moore said. “We would like to have our graduates go out and live lives of character and excellence in the workplace. Our graduates should be excellent in what they do and have character and integrity, based on Biblical teachings.”
The public is invited to attend the ceremony.
Dr. Steve Sanders, a member of SWU’s executive leadership group of the Business Academic Advisory Board of the university’s School of Business, said the university is interested in producing “graduates passionate about transforming their companies through excellence and character.
“The mission of the Southern Wesleyan University School of Business is to glorify God through its graduates. Our graduates will add value to their employers by possessing the technical managerial and leadership skills required to succeed in a multi-cultural environment,” Sanders said.
Moore especially invites area business leaders to participate in the commissioning service.
“Southern Wesleyan University is actively engaged in reaching out to our community and addressing business issues, especially those related to ethics in the workplace,” Moore said. “We’d love to have the business community come and celebrate with us, as well as our business alumni and our community friends.”
The commissioning service will feature SWU graduate Ray Lattimore, Greenville entrepreneur, and Dr. Virgil Mitchell, SWU’s Alumnus of the Century.
“We’ll cast our vision at the commissioning service,” Moore said. “We’ll present awards for the outstanding students and faculty member of the year for the 2005-2006 academic year. We’ll also be announcing an accounting scholarship funded by our local business community.”
Event sponsors include Marketplace Staffing and Whitener, Pettigrew & Weaver CPA’s.
“The vision of Southern Wesleyan University School of Business is to provide the Southeast’s premier undergraduate and graduate business programs based on Biblical principles and experiential learning,” Moore said.