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Moore School Celebrates 100 Years

Peter Brews
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Business degrees continue to rank high in popularity among today’s college students, which makes our next guest optimistic about the future for his institution as it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

Mike Switzer interviews Peter Brews, dean of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of SC in Columbia.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.