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College of Business Celebrating Renewed Momentum

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As Jaguars return to campus, the College of Business is celebrating a renewed momentum to help engage and inspire students who aspire to make their mark in the business world.

To honor Governors State University (GSU) Accounting alumni, the college recently launched a Hall of Fame for CPAs. Eighty two Jaguars who have earned the Certified Public Accounting designation were the first inductees and gathered on campus to celebrate.

GSU Trustee Angela Sebastian (’96) was among those recognized.

Citing data from the American Institute of CPAs, Sebastian said many CPAs work in industry and not accounting firms.

“The skills obtained through the academic path at Governors State University are valuable and in high demand for every business. This creates tremendous opportunity for students who are interested and who are willing to do the hard work to get there,’’ she said.

See all Hall of Fame for CPA's here.

In other firsts, the College of Business is also celebrating a new Department of Education grant to expand students’ international business experience and the capacity regional businesses.

The $47,633 two-year “Business and International Education” grant will help fund COB projects in collaboration with the International Trade Center (ITC) of the College of DuPage and the International Trade Club of Chicago. The projects include:

  • Global Business Brigade service learning trip each year. A trip to Panama is being planned for summer 2022 and will be open to students from across the university
  • Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP) training each year targeting professionals in export positions in the region
  • Export workshop training each year aimed at businesses in the region
  • COB student internship placements with regional businesses that have an international scope