College Update Fall 2014-College of Business & Management
In late winter, the college announced reaffirmation for AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation. Fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide are so recognized, keeping the college in elite company.
At the end of the 2013-14 academic year, 19 students were inducted to Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving AACSB-accredited programs. To be inducted, B.B.A. students must be in the top 10 percent and M.B.A. students in the top 20 percent of their class.
The college hosted the first-ever “Academia Awards: Best in Business” in March honoring businesses, students, alumni and faculty for their contributions to the college for high achievement. Award recipients included: Nexteer Automotive, Outstanding Business Award; Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, Outstanding Family Business Award; Herbert Spence III, Outstanding Business Leader Award; Pamela Forbus, Outstanding Alumna Award; Stephanie Smith, Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award; Brian Funk, Outstanding Graduate Student Award; Mark McCartney, Excellence in Teaching: Faculty Award; John Abbott, Excellence in Teaching: Adjunct Faculty Award; and Kaustav Misra, Excellence in Research Award. Next year’s program is scheduled for March 13, 2015.
In partnership with the Shri Ram College of Commerce of Delhi University, India, the college co-hosted the Global Business Sustainability Conference, an international conference that provided a forum for participants to exchange ideas on effective and sustainable business practices. Keynote speakers included Linda Kennan, corporate vice president of stewardship, Dow Corning Corporation; Debashis Kanungo, talent transformation and management director – human resources, Tata Consultancy Services; and Robert (Bo) Miller, global director of corporate citizenship, The Dow Chemical Company. The conference took place on Sept. 23-26.