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Mandela Washington Fellow Empowered by Leaders Program
Jul 26 2019 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Mandela Washington Fellow Empowered by Leaders Program
Thembi Zulu envisions bold ambitions to change the world one idea at a time. After partaking in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program, she learned a trait of hers she once saw as a hindrance was one of her greatest strengths.
Achievements for July 2019
Jul 12 2019 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Achievements for July 2019
College of Business students, faculty, staff and departments/units recognized for recent achievements include: Paula Caldwell, Dr. Tammie Fischer, Dr. James “Jim” Gentry, Vinny Malene, Tait McGowan, Julia Messineo, Jake Modica, Dr. Jenna R. Pieper, Katie Sewell, students who made the Dean’s List, the Bureau of Business Research and the Clifton Strengths Institute.
Curiel Finds Her Voice by Building Business
Jun 25 2019 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Curiel Finds Her Voice by Building Business
Vianka Curiel dreamed to work at the United Nations one day, but found her shyness and lack of business knowledge blocked the path to her goal. She discovered the confidence and business skills she needed in the Future Builders Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business.
Achievements for June 2019
Jun 7 2019 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Achievements for June 2019
College of Business students, faculty, staff and departments/units recognized for recent achievements include: Beth Alexander, Mark Barrera, Dr. Tammy Beck, Erin Burnette, Regan Burnham, Paula Caldwell, Isabel Cheesman, Jennifer Davidson, Clyde Davis, Dr. Samantha Fairclough, Maddie Gaber, Dr. Amanda Gonzales, Sheri Irwin-Gish, Dr. Uchechukwu Jarrett, Dr. Rachel Larson, Ashley Light, Dr. Kasey Linde, Dr. Ann Mari May, Dr. Mike McDonald, Dr. Tawnya Means, Jennifer Mostek, Dr. Rebekah Neary-DeLaPorte, Dr. J. Kalu Osiri, Jaylen Peters, Brianna Ridenour, Dr. Blake Runnalls, Katie Sewell, Kimberly Smith, Gerardo Soto, Celeste Spier, Lauren Stehlik, Dr. Chris Timm, Jill Trucke, Elizabeth Uebele, Shivang Vaidya, Rachel Wesley, Qixuan Yang, Peter Zhu, the Business Career Center and the School of Accountancy.
Achievements for February 1, 2019
Feb 1 2019 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Achievements for February 1, 2019
College of Business students, faculty and staff recognized for recent achievements are highlighted for the work they do to help further the mission and guiding principles of our college.
Student Strengths Coaches Selected
Jan 24 2019 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Student Strengths Coaches Selected
The Clifton Strengths Institute at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business selected 47 students to serve as new strengths coaches for the 2019-20 school year. The new coaches will join returning coaches to mentor more than 750 first-year business students in Professional Enhancement I: Investing in Strengths (BSAD 111).
Clifton Builders Eager to Develop Entrepreneurship, Leadership Skills
Sep 19 2018 11:00 AM | » Full Article
Clifton Builders Eager to Develop Entrepreneurship, Leadership Skills
Twenty-five College of Business students comprising the third and largest cohort of Clifton Builders began their journey in the program this fall at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The unique program of the Clifton Strengths Institute provides the opportunity for students to study and network with other entrepreneurial-minded individuals focused on changing the world in careers.
Pogue Dedicated Life to Maximizing Student Strengths
Sep 11 2018 3:45 PM | » Full Article
Pogue Dedicated Life to Maximizing Student Strengths
James “Mark” Pogue, executive director of the Clifton Strengths Institute and associate professor of practice in management, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the age of 57. Pogue spearheaded the integration of strengths-based sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business, providing a guiding vision devoted to maximizing talent in every business student.
High School Students Build T-Shirt Business, Break Sales Record
Jul 10 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article
High School Students Build T-Shirt Business, Break Sales Record
Twenty-two teen entrepreneurs participating in Nebraska’s Future Builders Challenge completed an intensive, month-long internship with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Clifton Strengths Institute to gain the skills fundamental to becoming their own future business owners and industry leaders.  They launched their Lincoln Builders T-shirt business on June 27 and after one week of sales, they sold nearly $8,150 in shirts, shattering sales of previous Future Builders cohorts in Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Omaha, Nebraska.
Future Builders Set to Launch T-shirt Business June 27
Jun 25 2018 4:00 PM | » Full Article
Future Builders Set to Launch T-shirt Business June 27
Starting their business from the ground up, 22 entrepreneurial students from high schools in Lincoln will showcase their work at The Future Builders Business Launch Event on Wednesday, June 27, 5-7 p.m. Hosted at Howard L. Hawks Hall at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the event will showcase the student’s business and include a runway show of T-shirt designs that signify the positive local impact they aspire to have in Nebraska. The launch event is open to the public with no registration required.
Don Clifton Legacy
Apr 29 2018 11:30 AM | » Full Article
Don Clifton Legacy

For two decades, from 1950 to 1969, Dr. Donald O. Clifton was a popular professor of educational psychology and researcher at Nebraska, where he first began his experimentation with strengths. He was chairman of Selection Research Inc. and later chairman of Gallup. Clifton was recognized with a Presidential Commendation from the American Psychological Association as the Father of Strengths-based Psychology and the Grandfather of Positive Psychology.

Student Strengths Coaches Selected to Boost First-Year Development
Mar 16 2018 1:00 PM | » Full Article
Student Strengths Coaches Selected to Boost First-Year Development
The Clifton Strengths Institute at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business selected 58 new students to serve as student strengths coaches for the 2018-19 school year. The coaches will join more than 20 returning coaches to mentor and coach over 750 first-year business students in Professional Enhancement I Investing in Strengths (BSAD 111).
Patel and De Spong Build Business for Tutoring
Feb 19 2018 1:00 PM | » Full Article
Patel and De Spong Build Business for Tutoring
Two students from the 2017 Clifton Builders cohort at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln look to change the way students and tutors interact. As a part of the Clifton Builders program where they develop innovative talent and study strengths-based leadership, Deep Patel and Jordan De Spong have taken the first steps toward starting their own business. Naming the business StudyScope, the two international students want to build an online application and website that connects students with tutors that fit their learning styles and personalities. The matching system works similarly to the CliftonStrengths assessment, having students answer questions and learn about their personality type. This helps match the tutors with the students.
Nebraska Business Faculty and Staff Honored by Parents Association
Feb 13 2018 3:00 PM | » Full Article
Nebraska Business Faculty and Staff Honored by Parents Association
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Parents Association and Teaching Council recognized 25 Nebraska Business faculty and staff during their annual award ceremony on Friday, February 2. The Parents' Recognition Award is presented to those who made a significant difference in students' lives.
Nguyen Uses Strengths in Commitment to Help Others
Feb 13 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Nguyen Uses Strengths in Commitment to Help Others
The motivation to succeed takes many forms for students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business. For Phat Nguyen, a senior business administration major from Lincoln, Nebraska, the desire to serve others shapes his college experiences and stems from relationships with family, teachers, classmates, country and his homeland of origin, Vietnam. His vision to make a difference in other people’s lives ignites an entrepreneurial spirit looking to innovate.
Clifton Builders Work to Increase Employee Engagement at Local Businesses
Jan 15 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Clifton Builders Work to Increase Employee Engagement at Local Businesses
The second cohort of Clifton Builders, a program of the Clifton Strengths Institute at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, provided consulting to local workplaces to help them assess and increase their work team engagement. Applying what they learned in Building a Life for Impact (MNGT 324B), 24 students created change and improvement for five workplaces in Lincoln including iSoft Data Systems, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Nelnet, Speedway Motors and Spreetail.
A Family Legacy
Jan 8 2018 11:00 AM | » Full Article
A Family Legacy
The family of the late Donald O. Clifton ’48, ’49, ’59 and ’90 had long been connected to Nebraska. For two decades, he worked at Nebraska as a popular instructor and researcher, and it was at Nebraska where he first began his experimentation with strengths.  “My dad was born on a humble sheep farm in Butte, Nebraska. A regent scholar born with a little higher IQ than everyone else, he was a master teacher. He loved teaching kids. What he noticed was weaknesses don’t turn into strengths. For 40 years, nobody listened to him, but he never gave up,” shared Don’s son, Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup.
Second Cohort of Clifton Builders Eager to Develop Leadership Skills
Dec 5 2017 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Second Cohort of Clifton Builders Eager to Develop Leadership Skills
Twenty-four College of Business students comprising the second cohort of Clifton Builders started their journey in the program this fall at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The unique program of the Clifton Strengths Institute provides the opportunity for students to study and network with other entrepreneurial-minded individuals focused on changing the world in careers. 
Nebraska Elevates Farrell to Lead College of Business
Dec 1 2017 2:00 PM | » Full Article
Nebraska Elevates Farrell to Lead College of Business
Kathy Farrell, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Business interim dean for nearly a year, has been named permanent dean of the College of Business pending approval by the Board of Regents, on Dec. 1. Executive Vice Chancellor Donde Plowman announced the appointment.
Student Strengths Coaches Selected to Encourage First-Year Development
Jun 12 2017 1:00 PM | » Full Article
Student Strengths Coaches Selected to Encourage First-Year Development
The Clifton Strengths Institute at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business selected 74 students to serve as student strengths coaches for the 2017-18 school year. The coaches will mentor more than 750 first-year business students in Professional Enhancement I Investing in Strengths (BSAD 111).
Parents Association Recognizes 19 CBA Faculty, Staff
Feb 13 2017 2:00 PM | » Full Article
Parents Association Recognizes 19 CBA Faculty, Staff
The UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council honored 19 College of Business Administration faculty and staff members during their annual recognition ceremony on February 3. Providing positive feedback to faculty and staff about the work they do with students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the award provides recognition in areas often overlooked in the formal rewards system.
First Cohort of Clifton Builders Program Students Set to Fulfill Promise
Nov 17 2016 2:30 PM | » Full Article
First Cohort of Clifton Builders Program Students Set to Fulfill Promise
The first cohort of Clifton Builders Program students began fulfilling the promise of a major component of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Clifton Strengths Institute this semester. The one-of-a-kind program focuses on putting entrepreneurial-minded students in a setting where they can learn and grow by using their strengths to make a positive impact in business.
Strength Coaches Help Freshmen Maximize Potential
Sep 14 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Strength Coaches Help Freshmen Maximize Potential
Every fall, first-year students in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln identify their strengths and integrate into the CBA community by taking the required Professional Enhancement I (BSAD 111) course. They  use the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to identify their strengths, participate in group activities and learn from guest speakers who explain how their strengths help them in their respective fields.
Fifth Annual Employer Partners Day Features New Award
May 23 2016 1:30 PM | » Full Article
Fifth Annual Employer Partners Day Features New Award
The fifth annual University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Employer Partners Day welcomed 79 people representing 52 companies to Innovation Campus on Tuesday, May 17. In total 113 attended the event. Career Services at CBA hosted the event and presented awards for Employer of the Year to Union Pacific Railroad, and the newly created Sue Vagts Faculty/Staff Partner of the Year to Sue Vagts, director of the UNL actuarial science program. Vagts also received the distinction of having the new award named after her.
CBA Marks Halfway Point of Construction with Celebration
May 9 2016 3:00 PM | » Full Article
CBA Marks Halfway Point of Construction with Celebration
Faculty and staff from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration recognized the halfway mark of new building construction with a “Celebrating 400 Days of Construction” picnic on the East Memorial Stadium Plaza.
2016 Entrepreneuring Days Award Winners Announced
Apr 8 2016 9:30 AM | » Full Article
2016 Entrepreneuring Days Award Winners Announced
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration hosted Entrepreneuring Days, April 5-6, at the City Union and the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event featured two new venture competitions with 64 teams, the Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Banquet and three special programs for competitors new to this year’s event.
 
PBL Hosts 400 High School Students at Business Competition
Feb 4 2016 11:00 AM | » Full Article
PBL Hosts 400 High School Students at Business Competition
The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student organization at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln welcomed 400 Nebraska high school students to the Nebraska Union on February 1 to take part in the American Business Competition (ABC). The competition serves as a preparatory event for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students wanting to compete in FBLA local and national events later in the year.
Clifton Foundation, Gallup Donate $30M to UNL CBA for Clifton Strengths Institute
Jun 5 2015 2:00 AM | » Full Article
Clifton Foundation, Gallup Donate $30M to UNL CBA for Clifton Strengths Institute
The Clifton Foundation and Gallup announced a $30 million gift to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to establish the Don Clifton Strengths Institute to further the mission of the late Donald O. Clifton through a long-term partnership with the College of Business Administration.