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PEAK Program Wins First Place Award

The Gordon Ford College of Business’ Professional Education and Knowledge program (PEAK) has been selected for top honors in the MidAmerican Business Deans Association (MABDA) Innovation in Business Education Award program.

PEAK was formed in 2012 as a comprehensive resource to prepare GFCB students for the professional business world. Dr. Dana Cosby, Executive-in-Residence in the Management Department, is Program Coordinator. Students are actively involved in the career preparation process from their first semester: developing personal skills through workshops, finding a career mentor, and gaining professional experience through job shadowing and internships.

“The PEAK Program represents the time, talent, and energies of a broad base of stakeholders of the College, including faculty, staff, students, and business constituents. The professional competencies that we strive to build in our students are investments with dividends for years to come,” said Dr. Dana Cosby, Program Coordinator. “I look forward to sharing our model with the MABDA group in October.”  

Cosby will attend the MABDA Annual Meeting in October to present specifics about the PEAK program during a panel discussion. Additionally, for its first place award, PEAK will receive $1,000.

“PEAK represents what the Gordon Ford College of Business does best: engages students inside as well as outside the classroom, preparing them for long-term success as professionals in the business world,” said Dr. Jeffrey Katz, Dean of GFCB. “This award affirms that our faculty and staff always are thinking creatively to improve the student experience.”

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