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Cooper Norman donates learning and resource center to Idaho State University College of Business

Posted September 9, 2013

The partnerships between Idaho State University and the Idaho business community continue to grow as businesses and educators realize the mutual benefits of close relationships.

This mutual benefit prompted Cooper Norman CPAs and Business Advisors to sponsor a new learning and resource center for ISU College of Business. Cooper Norman has funded a new classroom that provides advanced technology and an ideal learning environment for students and professors.

Students in the new learning and resource center. (Photo by Ann Swanson)The public is invited to join Cooper Norman and the ISU College of Business for a reception and ribbon cutting to celebrate the new classroom.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17

Time: Reception 4-6 p.m.; 4:45 p.m. - Ribbon Cutting

Place: College of Business, Room 402

Park:  Frazier Hall Lot at 6th and Carter

When asked about the sponsorship, Clint Tavenner, a Managing Member at Cooper Norman, pointed out the benefits of its close ties to the College: "We have been actively recruiting students from the College of Business for many years. We appreciate ISU's role in preparing our future employees, and it is in our best interest to make sure students and professors have excellent facilities."

The partnership between the College of Business and Cooper Norman goes beyond donations and sponsorships. The two organizations have an educational partnership as well.

Bob Picard, chair of the accounting department said, "Cooper Norman is truly an education partner. They generously share their time as guest lecturers, keynote speakers, and symposium participants. We have the same goal - preparing students for successful careers."

Tavenner agrees. "Cooper Norman sees our role as much more than sponsors. We see our relationship as a valued partnership.  This classroom is just one of the ways we give back to ISU for all they do to make our communities a better place to live, work and play."

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