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UNH Manchester Business Program Celebrates 5 Years

May 2, 2007

UNH Manchester celebrated the 5-year anniversary of the Bachelor of Arts program in Business. The business program began in the fall of 2002, awarding its first degrees in 2003. Starting with a handful of majors, the program now represents the largest major on the UNH Manchester campus, with current majors of 120 at the bachelor degree level, and 25 associate degree students.

The celebration included a panel discussion by UNH Manchester business program alumni about the state of the economy and current financial and economic trends. Panel participants included: Matt Pouliot, Homeowners Assistance Company, Chris Hegg, Margarita's restaurants, Jessica LeCat, Americredit, Gina Weismann, TD Banknorth, Jessica Santos, BAE Systems and Sarah Allen, Fidelity Investments. Thomas Birch, associate professor of economics, spoke about 21st century economic challenges such as globalization, technology, “the knowledge worker” and demographics.

Keynote speakers included Kevin Clougherty, director of finance and programs for Primex, the NH Public Risk Management Exchange, and Elias E. (Skip) Ashooh, an active member in the business community and member of the Manchester Development Corporation (MDC).

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