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Honors, Awards, Promotions
College of Business alumnus Michael Clock (B.B.A. '92), CFO of Le Duff America, was awarded CFO of the Year, Restaurant category, by the Dallas Business Journal during an awards presentation October 24. Alumna Joan Cox (B.A. '80), CFO of Head Start of Greater Dallas, was a finalist for the Nonprofit category. The UTA College of Business was a presenting sponsor of the event. Read more...
(Pictured at right, Dr. Chandra Subramanium, chair of the accounting department in the College of Business, Michael Clock, CFO of Le Duff America, and Dr. Rachel Croson, dean of the College of Business.)
Dr. Rachel Croson, dean of the UTA College of Business, and alumna Jeanne Smith (B.B.A. '92) were recognized as Great Women of Texas by the Fort Worth Business Press October 23, during a dinner and awards ceremony. Read more...
The University and the UT Arlington Alumni Association honored Herb Beckwith (M.S. '94), CFO and senior vice president of international operations for Justin Brands, with a Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual Gala October 19. Read more...
New UT Arlington professors emeriti were honored at the Fall Meeting of the Faculty and Associates on October 7. Kenneth Wheeler, associate professor of management and human resources in the College of Business, was among the six faculty honorees.
On October 16, UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari and Provost Ronald Elsenbaumer recognized faculty promotions and tenure. Six College of Business faculty were recognized. Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure were: Marcus Butts, department of management; Traci Freling and Zhiyong Yang, department of marketing; Jingguo Wang and Jie (Jennifer) Zhang, department of information systems and operations management. Promoted from associate professor to full professor: Radha Mahapatra, department of information systems and operations management.
In 1974, Mary Earle Aucutt (B.B.A. '75) established an endowment at the College of Business in memory of her parents, one of the first endowment gifts made to the college. Upon her passing in 1985, she left her estate and her parents’ estate to the college to award scholarships for students. Since its establishment, the endowment has awarded 574 scholarships to students. The expected distributions for 2013-14 total nearly $32,000. On October 11, the College of Business hosted a lunch with the Earle family to thank them for their generous gift and enable them to meet some of the students who benefit from the scholarships.
The Earle family was presented with a two-inch-thick collection of thank-you letters received from student scholarship recipients over the years.
(Pictured at right, College of Business students and scholarship recipients Kathryn Bartelski, Abenezer Kassa and Zinna Butcher; Marjorie and John Earle (surviving brother of Mary Earle Aucutt); their son, Alan C. Earle; College of Business Dean Rachel Croson and Dr. David Gray, Associate Dean for the College of Business.)