School of Business News

Business Hall of Fame inducts Malone

Arkadelphia businessman and former Arkansas State Sen. Percy Malone was inducted into Henderson State University’s School of Business Hall of Fame April 20. The induction highlighted the annu...  READ MORE 

Business lecture series starts March 7

Henderson State University’s School of Business will present its spring Guest Lecture Series beginning March 7 featuring three successful Henderson business graduates and the young founder of...  READ MORE 

Alumni Feature: Heather Griffin

FOCUS ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP Heather Griffin arrived at Henderson State University as a freshman in 1998, but soon dropped out. About 12 years later, at the age of 29, the Malvern native reenrolled at...  READ MORE 

Claar named Center for Economic Education director

Dr. Victor Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, has been named director of Henderson’s Center for Economic Education. The center is one of six university-based centers...  READ MORE 

Gray says MIS degree offers 'best of both worlds'

Jotham Gray has always had a drive for learning, earning two undergraduate degrees at Henderson State and aspiring to achieve postgraduate degrees. “After my first graduation, I began to view...  READ MORE 

Claar to give conference keynote

Dr. Victor V. Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, will give the closing keynote address to students from around the American Midwest at the Intercollegiate Studies Institut...  READ MORE 

Claar comments on diamond market

Dr. Victor Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, was recently quoted in a WalletHub article about the diamond market. READ ARTICLE  READ MORE 

Jones finds satisfaction as financial adviser

Joshua Jones began investing in the stock market when he was 11. “I really enjoyed the concepts of the stock market, and I knew I could not work my whole life and not enjoy what I do,” ...  READ MORE 

Zarzosa receives marketing grant

Dr. Jennifer Zarzosa, assistant professor of marketing at Henderson State University, has received a grant from the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) to assist in her research progra...  READ MORE 

Accounting degree helps Whitaker find success

Todd Whitaker said he developed an interest in accounting during his junior year at Arkadelphia High School when he took his first accounting class. “I had a strong business interest, but at ...  READ MORE 

Accountants are often crime solvers

From embezzlement and bribery, to cybercrime and identity theft, white collar crime is synonymous with a wide range of fraudulent acts committed by business and government professionals. The FBI an...  READ MORE 

Accounting faculty host networking social

Henderson State's School of Business accounting faculty recently hosted an accounting network social providing an opportunity for students to professionally mingle with accounting firm personnel fr...  READ MORE 

M.B.A. degree takes Henderson alum to the top

Brent Sharpmack joined the Little Rock CPA firm Hudson, Cisne & Co. immediately after earning his M.B.A. from Henderson State in 2003. After passing his CPA exam, Sharpmack was promoted to senior a...  READ MORE 

MBA program now fully online

As online college classes become more popular and prevalent, Henderson State University is meeting the demand from business professionals through its Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree....  READ MORE 

Blaylock earns CFA designation

Alan Blaylock, associate professor of finance at Henderson State University, has earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst designation. The CFA charter represents a tradition of upholding ...  READ MORE 

Drone classes under consideration

The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), often referred to as drones, continues to grow in popularity across the world. From aerial photography to inspecting farmlands, drones are used for a var...  READ MORE 

ASBTDC to host Power Conference for women Sept. 13

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will host an event Sept. 13 designed to educate and inspire female entrepreneurs and business professiona...  READ MORE 

Claar to give conference keynote

Dr. Victor V. Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, will give the closing keynote address at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Colorado Leadership Conference Aug. 12-14...  READ MORE 

Claar to serve on Federal Reserve advisory board

Dr. Victor Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, has been selected to serve on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Little Rock Branch, Educator Advisory Board. Board membe...  READ MORE 

School of Business presents awards, scholarships

Henderson State University’s School of Business held its annual awards banquet and Hall of Fame induction on April 21.  James Barnes, a Henderson graduate and founder of BBA Solutions, w...  READ MORE 

Barnes inducted into Business Hall of Fame

James Barnes, founder of BBA Solutions and a graduate of Henderson State University, was inducted into Henderson's Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony April 21. In 1997, Barnes, center, opened ...  READ MORE 

Aviation students to intern for corporations

Two Henderson State University aviation students have accepted internships with Arkansas corporations. Jared Coleman, a senior professional pilot major from Hot Springs, will intern for Tyson Foods...  READ MORE 

Congressman takes a simulated flight

Bruce Westerman, U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 4th Congressional District, visited the Henderson State campus Wednesday morning where he flew the Aviation Department's state of the art flight ...  READ MORE 

Miller named new business school dean

Henderson State University is pleased to welcome Dr. Marc Miller of Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, as its new dean of the School of Business. Miller is currently executive director of econ...  READ MORE 

ASBTDC helps Hot Springs brewery get started

When the CBS Sunday Morning show featured Hot Springs on March 6, it highlighted the Spa City’s historical bathhouses and the therapeutic effects of the national park’s natural hot wate...  READ MORE 

HSU has one of most affordable MBA programs

Henderson State University has one of the 50 most affordable masters of business administration (M.B.A.) degree programs in the nation. Online business education and career guide Top Management Deg...  READ MORE 

Business dean candidates to visit campus

In January 2016, Henderson State University will welcome two candidates for the position of dean of the School of Business to visit the campus. Candidates for the position are Dr. Ed Bashaw of Arka...  READ MORE 

Students receive aviation scholarships

Two Henderson State University aviation students were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Arkansas Aviation Historical Society. Robert Nix of Crossett and Jared Coleman of Hot Springs were h...  READ MORE 

Business plan winners announced

Price Murphree’s concept of a store featuring products made by Arkansas artisans earned the Henderson junior first place and $4,000 in the annual BBA Solutions Business Plan Competition at He...  READ MORE 

Student awarded Claritas Investment Certificate

Montana Fuller, a Henderson State University student majoring in finance, has been awarded the Claritas Investment Certificate by the CFA Institute. The Claritas Program provides an overview of the...  READ MORE 

School of Business inducts Dawkins

Dr. Louis Dawkins, center, who is serving as dean of Henderson State's School of Business, was inducted into the School of Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony Nov. 13.   READ MORE  READ MORE 

School of Business honors Dawkins

Serving as dean of Henderson State University’s School of Business has become a familiar task for Dr. Louis Dawkins. He was appointed to fill the vacant dean’s post this summer, making ...  READ MORE 

Henderson joins CFA Institute program

Henderson State University’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance was recognized by Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute in its University Recogni...  READ MORE 

Claar to speak at Hot Springs Rotary July 15

Dr. Victor Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, will be the guest speaker July 15 for the Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club meeting at the Arlington Hotel. Claar is the ...  READ MORE 

Zarzosa presents research in Fayetteville

Business professor Dr. Jennifer Zarzosa presented her research, "Pastiche as a Creative Process in Mashup Music" at the Consumer Culture Theory Conference at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville...  READ MORE 

Small business forum targets minorities

Minorities and disabled veterans interested in owning or expanding a small business in Arkansas will soon have a chance to explore available opportunities. The Arkansas Small Business and Technolog...  READ MORE 

Business plan winners announced

The team of Andrew Radillo of Willits, Calif., and Oscar Gonzalez of DeQueen are the winners of Henderson State University’s Fifth Annual Business Plan Competition. They won $4,000 for their ...  READ MORE 

Investments class accepted into certificate program

Henderson State University’s Beginning Investments class has been accepted into the CFA Institute Claritas Investment Certificate Academic Program. This status is granted to institutions with...  READ MORE 

Alum expands business with help from ASBTDC

Rafael Alvarez always knew he wanted to start his own business, but he didn’t know that one day it would be a successful restaurant. “I had lots of ideas of what I could start up, but n...  READ MORE 

Business professors publish in journal

Henderson School of Business professors Victor Claar and Lonnie Jackson recently published, “Are Servant Leaders Born or Made?” in the first edition of the new academic journal, Se...  READ MORE 

New Hot Springs campus opens

Henderson State University welcomed students to its new Hot Springs facilities Tuesday. Henderson leased the Landmark Building at 201 Market St. in 2014 to provide space for classrooms, seminar roo...  READ MORE