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Faculty, Staff members recognized for outstanding performance

Apr 24, 2018

1For the third consecutive year, College of Business faculty and staff members were recognized for exemplary performance at the 2018 Faculty and Staff Awards Dinner & Ceremony in late March. Sixteen awards in four categories were presented to 15 individuals.

The annual event acknowledges outstanding work by thanking and encouraging employees who strive consistently for excellence. Nominations are submitted online by colleagues and students and reviewed by awards committees.

“Our goal is to be recognized as one of the very best public business schools in the nation, if not the world, and nothing is more important to that goal than our people,” Dean Michael Hartline told the assembled audience of more than 250 staff and faculty members. “We salute all of you, not only those to whom we will present awards this evening, but also those who make our professional lives easier and more pleasant – people you know you can count on.”  

Also during the evening, three retired faculty members were inducted into the second annual Charles A. Rovetta Faculty Hall of Fame.

The faculty and staff award winners in the four categories included:

Staff Core Values Awards

  • Michelle Kane, program associate, Finance and Human Resources Office;
  • Luke Gordon, administrative assistant, Department of Accounting; and
  • Gail Palo, academic coordinator, Ph.D. Program and Master of Science in Finance program, Graduate Programs Office.

College of Business Staff Awards

  • Emerging Leader Award, Adrienne Teffner, staff services specialist, Finance and Human Resources Office;
  • Esprit de Corps Award, Jeff Horton, program director, Institute for Applied Business Research and the adviser to the Consulting Group student organization;
  • Grit Award, Jolene Hazelwood, administrative assistant, Department of Marketing; and
  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, Kim Hicks, director, Undergraduate Programs Office.

Faculty Core Values Awards

  • Ken Armstrong, Teaching Faculty II, Department of Business Analytics, Information Systems and Supply Chain;
  • Wayne Hochwarter, Jim Moran Professor of Management, Department of Management; and
  • Bill Woodyard, Teaching Professor III, Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies

College of Business Teaching Awards

  • Undergraduate Teaching Award (for specialized faculty), Luke Hopkins, assistant lecturer and assistant chair, Department of Marketing;
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award (for tenure-track faculty), Martin Mende, associate professor, Department of Marketing;
  • Graduate Teaching Award, Iris Junglas, associate professor, Department of Business Analytics, Information Systems and Supply Chain; and
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, William Christiansen, BB&T Associate Professor of Finance, Director of the BB&T Center for Free Enterprise, Director of the Master of Business Administration program, and chair of the Department of Finance.

Research Awards

  • Junior Faculty Research Award, Gang Wang, assistant professor and Dean’s Emerging Scholar, Department of Management; and
  • Senior Faculty Research Award, Wayne Hochwarter, Jim Moran Professor of Management, Department of Management.

In addition to current faculty and staff members receiving recognition, three individuals were honored for extraordinary contributions to the college and broader community over the course of their careers with induction into the Charles A. Rovetta Faculty Hall of Fame. They include:

  • Edward V. McIntyre, who joined the accounting faculty in 1970 and eventually achieved the rank of Ernst and Young Professor of Accounting before retiring in 2003;
  • Persis E. Rockwood, a professor of marketing and management, who joined the faculty in the 1960s and retired in 1989 as a full professor; and
  • Melvin T. Stith, who served as chair of the Department of Marketing before becoming dean of the college in 1991 and the Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration.
To view all photos from this event, please see the Flickr photo album.

By Barbara Ash





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