Johnson College of Business and Economics Student of the Month
March and April 2013: Victoria Cox
Congratulations to Rock Hill native Victoria Cox, 21, a business major with a concentration in management, for being named Student of the Month at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics.
Two of her favorite professors are Steve Caldwell, from whom she took organizational behavior, and Jeff Smith, with whom she worked on an event that highlighted the effects South Carolina's new inland port will have on the Upstate region.
The inland port event drew over 100 people to the Marriott in Spartanburg last fall, including business executives, the SC Ports Authority, railroad representatives and students. Organizing and staging the event was a valuable event-planning experience, as well as a learning experience, she says.
Cox's studies have included organizational behavior, general management classes, finance, accounting and a senior seminar.
"Victoria is a student who has prepared herself for a challenging career, and we have no doubt she will be productive and successful in all her endeavors. I can recommend Victoria without reservation - she never has it to hear anything twice, and it always gets done - and done well," says Smith.
Cox was recently invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for business majors. Membership in the Society is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a baccalaureate program in business.
Cox plans to graduate in May (finishing her degree in three years as opposed to four), marry her high school sweetheart, and live and work in Rock Hill. Her post-graduation employment plans are not firm yet, but she says that what she has learned at The George in her concentration (i.e. how to manage many types of people and how different people respond to different management styles) will serve her well in whatever business sector she pursues.
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