November 27, 2021

Sports Marketer Urges Students to Make Passion a Goal

Kyle Ragsdale was on his honeymoon when – as if his life weren’t about to change enough already – he had an “a-ha” moment. Gazing out at the beautiful French Riviera with his new wife, he made another pledge to his future. “I decided I would never do a job again unless I loved it,” […]

Fontem Publishes in Annals of Operations Research

Belleh Fontem, assistant professor in the College of Business, recently had his article “An Optimal Stopping Policy for Car Rental Businesses with Purchasing Customers” accepted for publication in Annals of Operations Research. The paper is already online at

Business Faculty Article Accepted in AIS Educator Journal

Dave Henderson, Mike Lapke and Chris Garcia,  assistant professors in the College of Business, have had their article “SQL Injection: A Demonstration and Implications for Accounting Students” accepted for publication in the AIS Educator Journal.

Business Faculty Publish Article in Management Decision

Rachel Graefe-Anderson and John Marsh, both assistant professors in the College of Business, have published the article “Cashing-In: Understanding Post-Acquisition CEO Stock Option Exercise” in the journal Management Decision.


Dr. Graefe-Anderson


Dr. Marsh


Learning Lab Redefined

There is a new student in Professor Woodrow Richardson’s Tuesday afternoon principles of management class.

Spring Training

Kayla Crawford completes a summer internship with the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

College Hunks Founder to Give Honor Celebration Lecture

Nick Friedman, president of College Hunks Hauling Junk, will give the keynote address for the University of Mary Washington’s second annual Honor Celebration on Wednesday, September 10, in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public.   Nick Friedman Honor Celebration is a series of events designed to highlight UMW’s Honor System. The celebration gives students the opportunity to consider their own values in a real-world context and illustrates the university’s commitment to integrity in education. Friedman’s lecture will focus on entrepreneurship and integrity.  Friedman founded College Hunks Hauling Junk, which is the largest and fastest growing U.S.-based junk removal and moving franchise. Friedman was recently named among the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs in America Under 30” by INC Magazine and the “Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35” by He also is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalist. The event is co-sponsored by UMW’s Center for Honor, Leadership, and Service, the Athletic Department, and the College of Business. For more information, contact the Center for Honor, Leadership, and Service at (540) 654-1364.

Cultivating a Career

Drew Miller '14, an enterprising business graduate, joins corporate headquarters.

Richardson Recognized as CRJ Outstanding Reviewer

The Case Research Journal (CRJ) recognized Woody Richardson, Associate Professor in the College of Business, as “CRJ Outstanding Reviewer for 2012-2013” at the annual meeting of the North American Case Research Association meeting held in Victoria, BC, Canada on Oct. 17-19, 2013.

The CRJ is the leading academic journal for cases in business and related disciplines in North America.  In bestowing the honor, the CRJ recognized Woody for providing authors with timely, superior reviews and for his selfless commitment to provide endless hours commenting on cases to make them better.

Lynne Richardson Teaches Customer Service Seminar, 8/16

The Chamber of Commerce and the University of Mary Washington have teamed up to present a series of business courses to the community. Each of the series is taught by one of our own UMW faculty who will provide attendees with a well-rounded education on the most important business topics. UMW’s College of Business focuses on engaged learning and each seminar will follow that philosophy. Here is the seminar for August:

Business 101 Seminar Series

 Friday, August 16, 2013
8 a.m.-10 a.m.

 University of Mary Washington at Eagle Village
1125 Jefferson Davis Boulevard, Suite 400
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Session Price: $12

August Session: Customer Service 101B
(It is not necessary to have attended 101A to participate in 101B)

Presenter: Dr. Lynne Richardson

Lynne Richardson - College of Business & Industry Dean