Faculty

Tammy Rich

  • Accounting & Business Administration

At Penn College, there’s no such thing as business as usual. Ask Instructor Tammy Rich. In the Business Administration program, you’ll learn concepts and theories. But, here, you’ll actually take these ideas for a test drive and perfect your craft through collaborative exercises and real-world activities. Questions along the way? We got your back. Thanks to small classes, instructors are always by your side. 

Tammy Rich

Q&A with Tammy

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT YOUR FIELD?

Many people think that business topics are very static, but the world of management, marketing and event planning changes as often as the weather. There is always something new to discover.

TELL US ABOUT SOMETHING REWARDING YOU'VE GOTTEN TO DO.

I always wanted to teach, and it took me a long time to get there. To me, that is my biggest accomplishment on a personal level. My biggest reward, however, is having a student reach out to me to let me know that something I said or something I did made a difference in their day.

TELL US ABOUT SOMETHING FASCINATING YOU TEACH?

I love teaching Consumer Behavior and getting students to think about how they shop and interact with others. The landscape has changed tremendously over the past few years, and this leads to creative and sometimes comical discussions.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT TEACHING AT PENN COLLEGE?

Without a doubt, the students. Our students have a passion for the professions that they are entering, and they bring those passions to the business classes. It is exciting to watch their ideas and projects become reality.

IF SOMEONE WERE INTERESTED IN PENN COLLEGE, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM?

Come visit us and we will be happy to show you what we have to offer. From the Woodlands Bank Innovation Lab to our finance lab, we provide real-world experiences that will enhance your knowledge in your field.

WHAT MAKES A PENN COLLEGE BUSINESS DEGREE DIFFERENT?

The small class sizes along with a hands-on education taught by faculty who know your name is what makes Penn College stand out.
Real-World Ready
Learning inside and out

Learning inside and out

Who says all the fun happens in class? Getting involved in organizations, like the Penn College Business Club, is an excellent way to network with like-minded students and make the most of your major outside of class time. As adviser to the Business Club, Tammy sparks conversations that get students thinking. The group also hosts speakers and connections with high school students via FBLA.

Guaranteed Momentum
Serving up something special

Serving up something special

The best way to learn? Apply your skills to a real-world event. That's exactly what Tammy had her Event Management and Coordination class do. Billed as “Professional Coffee & Conversation,” the event featured a panel discussion by eight employers, who answered students’ questions about job interviews and resumes, communication in the workplace, the top qualities they’re looking for in employees, and more.

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Future Made By Hand
Major league networking

Major league networking

Whether you're a Phillies fan or not, you can't beat this out-of-the-park experience. Tammy, Instructor Chip Baumgardner, and four Penn College sport and event management students spent the day getting to know the industry firsthand. The group traveled to Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, where they got an opportunity to network with team executives.

 

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Programs

Accounting & Business Administration

Navigate the field of accounting and diverse world of business.

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