Business Honors Program


Overview

The Business Honors Program is an elite program within the business school that consists of a group of 90 high-achieving sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The program provides opportunities for Culverhouse undergraduates to enrich their business education. The program emphasizes class presentations by students, faculty, business leaders, and campus recruiters.

The program places a heavy emphasis on independent research and consulting-based projects over the five-semester term in the program. Those who complete the five-semester program will earn Honors College credits for selected Culverhouse College of Business classes. Students also graduate with Business Honors recognition.

Our research is unique, such that it is based predominantly on qualitative measures that are used to further assist clients and resolve problems.

Within the program, our members are broken into teams of 4-6 students and work with both nonprofit and for-profit clients to resolve business problems. Each team acts as a consultant for a client. The client approaches the students with a business problem, and the students perform research and assessments to create feasible solutions.

Our students have been able to make a substantial impact on the state through our research.

Projects

The Business Honors Program project teams are opportunities for students to work with local small businesses in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham to help implement the knowledge they have gained throughout their time in the Business Honors Program and learn from the small business owners.

Speakers/Corporate Partners

The Business Honors Program allows students the opportunity to make connections with recruiters, hiring managers, and upper-level management by hosting an array of in-class speakers. These speakers vary in industry and speak of their career paths, their company’s hiring process, values, and culture. In addition, all the speakers we invite to speak in BHP offer unique advice for our students as they begin looking for internships and full-time employment. If you are interested in speaking, please contact the Director for Corporate Engagement below and visit our Corporate Encounters page.

Some of the speakers we hosted this past semester are:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Capital One
  • Raymond James
  • Boeing
  • PNC Bank
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Google
  • National Credit Union Association (Government)
  • Meta

Executive Board

Ella Ingram

President, Senior
Edmond, OK 
Major: Finance & Management Concentration: Healthcare Data Analytics 
eaingram@crimson.ua.edu 

Lauryn Parker

VP of Alumni Relations, Senior
Denver, CO
Major: Finance
Minor: Spanish 
ltparker2@crimson.ua.edu

Madison Chapman

VP of Recruitment, Junior
Helena, AL
Major: Accounting
Minor: Spanish
omchapman@crimson.ua.edu

 

 

Courtney Lekai

VP of Philanthropy, Senior
Brentwood, TN
Major: Management
Concentration: Human Resources 
cjlekai@crimson.ua.edu

 

Caitlin Williams

Junior Class Representative
Huntsville, AL
Major: Operations Management
Concentration: Supply Chain 
cswilliams12@crimson.ua.edu 

Korttney Potter

Sophomore Class
Representative
Johnstown, CO
Major: Operations Management
Minor: Political Science
kjpotter@crimson.ua.edu

Mckenna Mentzel

VP of Corporate Relations, Junior
South Dakota
Major: Finance & Economics mmentzel@crimson.ua

 
 
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