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Cornerstone Courses. Learning Communities. 

As first-year students transition into college, our Richards College freshmen have the opportunity to take first year seminar courses and join learning communities that are led by our business faculty. Students are able to learn fundamental business concepts that will be used during their academic journey and beyond. 

Faculty

Agnieszka
Dr. Agnieszka Chwialkowska
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing
First-Year Seminar: “Cross-Cultural Communication”
 
Kim Green
Dr. Kim Green 
Professor, Department of Management and Management Information Systems
First-Year Seminar: “Georgia's Industries”
 
Alison Hollingsworth
Ms. Alison Hollingsworth 
Lecturer, Department of Accounting and Finance
First-Year Seminar: “Shark Tank & Beyond”
Learning Community Faculty Advisor for “Building an Entrepreneurial Mindset” 
 
Michael Hopper
Mr. Michael Hopper 
Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting and Finance
First-Year Seminar: “Dilbert Teaches U the Business”
 
Jeannie Pridmore
Dr. Jeannie Pridmore 
Professor, Department of Management and Management Information Systems
First-Year Seminar: “Living on the Edge”
 
Minna Rollins
Dr. Minna Rollins 
Professor, Department of Marketing
First-Year Seminar: “How Not to be Ignorant in the World”
 
Rebecca Smith
Ms. Rebecca Smith 
Associate Director, University of West Georgia at Newnan
First-Year Seminar: “Business at Newnan”
 
Susana Velez
Dr. Susana Velez-Castrillon 
Associate Professor, Department of Management and Management Information Systems
First-Year Seminar: “Birds Aren't Real”


For more information, please contact:


Dr. Monica W. Smith
Associate Dean, Richards College of Business
678-839-6467

Dr. Ryan Bronkema
Associate Dean, University College
678-839-6069