Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business has received a $1 million gift from the BB&T Charitable Fund.

The school recently launched a selective four-year cohort designed to provide academic, service and professional development opportunities to exceptional incoming freshmen. Twenty new business students a year, and 80 in the first three years, will be offered an opportunity to build skills in leadership, critical thinking and problem solving to prepare them for success both personally and professionally in what will be known as the BB&T Business Fellows program.

During their four years, the students will be involved in leadership retreats, courses specifically designed for the Fellows cohort, an immersive group trip, research opportunities, reading groups and discussion colloquiums, individualized four-year development plans, a spring service opportunity, alumni networking and internship and career preparation.

Mark Steckbeck is the program director and an associate professor of economics.

 

Annual award

Business North Carolina, a magazine highlighting news across the state, is accepting nominations for the 2018 Small Business of the Year. This will be the 23rd year for the honor, which carries with it a profile in the December issue and an invite to an awards luncheon.

Businesses must have fewer than 100 employees, be North Carolina-based, independently owned, in business at least five years and have at least one owner active in the business. Those nominating can offer more than one company, and it can be a matter of nominating one’s own company.

Nominees will be sent a letter and entry form, where more detailed information can be shared.

Nominations are due by June 22; go to businessnc.com/smallbusiness/ to get started. Email Ben Kinney at bkinney@businessnc.com or call 704-927-6273 for more information.