You have a variety of programs from
which to choose within SCC's School of Business - from accounting to
management to logistics to culinary arts - and programs designed for you to transfer to another
college or university for a bachelor's degree! SCC School of Business is headquartered at the SCC Downtown Campus in the Evans Academic Center, with the majority of classes available at this location.
Focused on management of warehousing and transportation, the Logistics program is housed at the SCC Tyger River Campus. To take full advantage of the state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, Culinary programs are taught at the at the central campus.
- Designed to provide students with their freshman and sophomore years
of a typical bachelor's degree through an Associate in Arts or Associate
in Sciences degree earned at SCC. Upon completion, students can
transfer eligible credits to another college or university. Several
specialized transfer tracks are available.
In efforts to engage our students and community in local and thriving businesses, SCC School of Business at SCC Downtown Campus, along with First Citizens Bank and SCC Foundation, hosted the First Citizens Professional Speaker Series from October 2018 - March 2019. Below are the featured speakers. We plan to host this series again in the future, so please check back!
Jack McBride is owner and CEO of Contec, a manufacturer of wipes, presaturated wipes, disinfectants, and mopping systems used in cleanroom environments and in healthcare. Starting from zero, the company has seen sales growth in 29 of the 30 years it has been in business and has become the global leader in critical cleaning products for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. The company is also a leader in supplying critical cleaning products to the compounding pharmacy, the microelectronics industry and the US OEM automotive paint industry.
Jack is active in the community in many ways and served for eight years as a trustee for the Mary Black Foundation, the last year as Chairman of the Board. He is also on the board of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Foundation and is a member of the taskforce for Economic Mobility in the south. In addition, Contec has received numerous awards for community service in Spartanburg community.
Jack is married (Stacy) and they have four children; John (24), Harry (22), Sally (20), and Kate (18).
Kim Nelson, owner of Daisy Cakes spoke in our series January 30, 2019. Kim learned to bake at the apron strings of her grandmothers and great aunt Daisy. She figured out early on that her superpowers were unleashed in the kitchen and that her greatest happiness came from sharing her dessert creations with family and friends.
After more than 30 years in the food business, Kim, along with her Southern accent, has become a nationally recognized baker and speaker. Her first big television appearance came when she walked into ABC’s Shark Tank and shared her Daisy Cakes with the sharks. Getting a deal with Barbara Corcoran has allowed her Daisy Cakes business to skyrocket. Kim continues to bake and ship her hand-sifted, made-from-scratch cakes to all 50 states.
Kim loves to meet fans and share a little cake love. She has been featured on Good Morning America, ABC News, 20/20, The Chew, QVC, Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family, CNBC, and the Today Show. Her newest cookbook, Daisy Cakes Bakes is available everywhere.
Our second speaker in this series was Molly Cashman, who shared a session focused on marketing. Cashman is a Spartanburg native and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College with a degree in Public Relations. She spent 10 years in corporate marketing working for big national companies like Amazon.com and Pure Barre. In mid-2016, Molly decided to try her hand at a more entrepreneurial gig and helped her Dad open the first retail location for his company, Blue Moon Specialty Foods. The concept was a hit and they have since moved into a much larger building and have expanded their offerings. Molly is now a full-time partner with Blue Moon Specialty Foods and adores having her three young kids join her for “shifts” at the family business.
Our inaugural speaker was John Bauknight who kicked-off our series with a session focused on entrepreneurship. Bauknight is president and co-founder of Longleaf Holdings USA, a Spartanburg-based investment firm that oversees several business ventures. Amongst recent high-profile acquisitions, Longleaf Holdings USA acquired RJ Rockers Brewing Co. of Spartanburg and Bauknight, along with founder and Brewmaster Mark Johnsen, relocated the brewery to downtown Spartanburg in 2009. RJ Rockers continues to thrive and serve as a lively spot in the downtown social scene.
Bauknight also serves as an active and contributing member throughout the Spartanburg community, acting as a trustee to the Spartanburg County Foundation and as a founding member of the Spartanburg Angel Network (SAN), among other things.
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