The College of Business (COB) at East Carolina University in Greenville will establish the Van and Jennifer Isley Innovation Building thanks to a US$2 million gift from the Isleys. The remodeled 28,000-square-foot building will provide space where business, engineering, technology and art students can collaborate on product innovation and entrepreneurship. The building also will house the COB’s Miller School of Entrepreneurship, a rapid-prototype workshop managed by the College of Engineering and Technology, and a 5,000-square foot space where up to 300 students can work on interdisciplinary projects.
The Kate Tiedemann College of Business at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg has unveiled its Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Center. At the unveiling ceremony, the school also announced the receipt of a US$500,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the center. The bank and the school have partnered to create a financial literacy initiative to provide professional development opportunities for the greater St. Petersburg community.