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Gary P. Brinson Distinguished Lecture Series

David Darst, managing director and chief investment strategist of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, will present “Asset Allocation and Investment Strategy,” during  the free, public Gary P. Brinson Distinguished Lecture on finance. Prior to the presentation, a reception will be held from 3:15-4:15 in the Carson College of Business Dean’s Office, Todd 570. Sponsored by the Carson College of Business, the annual lecture series brings in a leading expert in the finance and economics industry to network with students and present a stimulating, insightful public lecture.

Events

 

Business Technology Symposium

A panel of technology executives explores current issues in information technology

 

Business Plan Competition

A challenge to take first steps toward launching an enterprise and vie for awards

 

Brinson Lecture

Lectures from experts whose ideas have transformed the fields of finance and economics

 

Burtenshaw Lecture

Featuring hospitality business management experts and entrepreneurs

 

Career fairs and networking events

Opportunities to connect with potential employers

 

Power Breakfast

Lectures about contemporary business issues for Washington enterprise leaders

 

Walton Lecture

Featuring leaders in the fields of insurance and risk management

CCB Annual Awards


OUTSTANDING PULLMAN MBA FACULTY OF THE YEAR AWARD:

KEN BUTTERFIELD

Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship

Ken Butterfield transfers his wide knowledge to students and shows a strong desire to help them apply classroom material to real life. His respect of students, quality of instruction, and approachability distinguish him among faculty.

OUTSTANDING ONLINE MBA FACULTY OF THE YEAR AWARD:

Butterfield also received the Outstanding Faculty Service Award recognizing his care about the success of department members and dedication to provide the resources and support each needs. He listens to the students’ needs and provides guidance for their success. An example of his commitment to service includes revising the management and entrepreneurship programs in a single year.

OUTSTANDING PULLMAN MBA FACULTY OF THE YEAR AWARD:

DARREL MUEHLING

Department of Marketing and International Business

Darrel Muehling delivers interesting lectures that are a creative mix of online materials. Online MBA students recognize his informative, relatable, and humorous teaching style that invites students to contribute.

OUTSTANDING EXECUTIVE MBA FACULTY OF THE YEAR AWARD:

VELLE KOLDE

Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship

Velle Kolde is a role model to students. His wealth of knowledge and experience along with his entertaining style, advance students’ learning.

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD:

SCOTT CONNORS

Department of Marketing and International Business

Scott Connors is the lead author on papers submitted to and published in leading journals and gave three presentations at the Association for Consumer Research conference and one at the Society for Consumer Psychology.

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD:

HYOUNAE MIN

School of Hospitality Business Management

Hyounae Min has an impressive research record. During her doctoral program, she was lead author on five papers and second author on a sixth paper. Two of her publications are in top (A) business journals, a rare accomplishment for graduate students.

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING AWARD:

ISMAIL KARABAS

Department of Marketing and International Business

Ismail Karabas is a doctoral student who captures students’ attention and engages them in the courses he teaches. Students consistently evaluate him very highly and recognize him for being approachable, available, and open to questions.

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT SERVICE AWARD:

BENYAWARAT NITHITHANATCHINNAPAT

Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship

Benyawarat Nithithanatchinnapat is a teaching assistant who proactively shares best practices and mentors students struggling with the technical aspects of the courses she teaches. She often volunteers during business plan competitions and assists faculty even when she is not assigned to them.

OUTSTANDING STAFF AWARD:

SUE MCMURRAY

Assistant Director of Communications

Sue McMurray demonstrates high commitment to quality, knowledge of the industry, and willingness to go the extra mile to best represent the Carson College of Business. In the last year, she expanded the college’s award winning alumni publication from a yearly print piece to a quarterly online publication, in addition to publishing many press releases and editing over 20 media articles for publication.

OUTSTANDING CLINICAL FACULTY OR NON-TENURE TRACK FACULTY AWARD:

MARIE MAYES

Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship

Marie Mayes facilitates collaborative efforts with the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture in the realm of entrepreneurship. She manages the successful business plan competition; leads the CCB Frank Fellows, Boeing Scholars, and e-connect programs; increases networking with external constituents; and teaches entrepreneurship.

OUTSTANDING CLINICAL FACULTY OR NON-TENURE TRACK FACULTY AWARD:

FLORIAN ZACH

School of Hospitality Business Management at WSU Vancouver

Florian Zach performs quality work in his area of innovative tourism and collaborates with faculty outside of HBM and with international colleagues. He tirelessly promotes HBM to regional community colleges, high schools, and industry leaders. He is an excellent teacher committed to students’ professional achievement.

OUTSTANDING FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH AWARD:

THOMAS ALLISON

Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship

Thomas Allison is a productive researcher and published several papers in top business journals. He also wrote a book chapter and presented his work at a variety of highly regarded academic conferences.

OUTSTANDING FACULTY TEACHING AWARD:

JEFF JOIREMAN

Department of Marketing and International Business

Jeff Joireman demonstrates exemplary teaching across all levels and receives very high teaching evaluations. He chaired several dissertation committees and served as a committee member on outside students’ projects, in addition to leading a study abroad program.

From left: Dr. K.D. Joshi, Dr. George Jiang, Dr. Babu John Mariadoss, Dr. Andrew Perkins, Dr. Arvin Sahaym, Dr. Deborah Compeau, Dr. Jenny Kim, Dr. Bernard Wong-On-Wing, Dr. Kim Houser, Dr. Jenni Sandstrom, Dr. Nancy Swanger, Dr. Christina Chi, and Dean Chip Hunter

Dean’s Excellence Fellows

This award recognizes outstanding faculty performance in teaching, research, and service. Recipients include faculty from the following departments:

Department of Accounting

Department of Finance and Management Science

Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship

  • Jane Cote, associate professor and academic director, WSU Vancouver;
  • Kim Houser, clinical assistant professor;
  • Claire Latham, associate professor, WSU Vancouver;
  • Debra Sanders, professor and associate academic director, WSU Vancouver;
  • Bernard Wong-On-Wing, professor;
  • George Jiang, professor and Gary P. Brinson Chair of Investment Management;
  • Charles Munson, professor;
  • Thomas Allison, assistant professor;
  • Deborah Compeau, Hubman Distinguished Professor of Information Systems;
  • K.D. Joshi, Philip L. Kays Distinguished Professor of Information Systems;
  • Arvin Sahaym, associate professor;
Department of Marketing and International Business

School of Hospitality Business Management

  • Babu John Mariadoss, associate professor;
  • Andrew Perkins, associate professor;
  • Christina Chi, professor;
  • Robert Harrington, professor, WSU Tri-Cities;
  • Jenny  Kim, associate professor and Craig Shafer Fellow;
  • Jenni Sandstrom, clinical assistant professor;
  • Nancy Swanger, director and associate dean;
  • Florian Zach, clinical assistant professor, WSU Vancouver.