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2012 Annual Report & Directory of Supporters

ON T H E COV E R Pictured on front cover is a newly developed coin that is distributed to graduating College of Business students.

“The mission of the College of Business is to provide an environment where students, faculty, and business professionals can pursue the acquisition of applied and theoretical knowledge relevant to the operation of profit and nonprofit organizations …”

TA B LE O F CO NTE N TS Message from the Dean..................................................................3 Year in Review.....................................................................................5 Our Faculty Honors and Awards.................................................9 Faculty Highlights.......................................................... 11, 13, 15, 17 Our Students..................................................................................... 19 Student Highlights.........................................................................20 Awards for Scholarships.............................................................. 25 Beta Gamma Sigma....................................................................... 29 Alumni Highlights..................................................................... 31-36 Saluting Our Supporters.............................................................. 39 Business Advisory Council........................................................... 41 Partners for Excellence................................................................ 42 Commerce Club...............................................................................46 Young Executives........................................................................... 52 Directory............................................................................................ 55


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Giving back

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Message from the Dean

There’s a new direction in business leadership at ECU. By building on the solid foundation laid throughout the past 75 years, we’re now doing even more to prepare the next generation of leaders. And we’re so grateful to all of those who give back and help make this vision possible. For decades, the College of Business has done an excellent job teaching students the technical material necessary for success in the business world. In today’s economy, though, that is no longer enough. A revamped curriculum for undergraduate students now emphasizes leadership, professionalism, and communication skills. While not compromising our long history of teaching strong technical skills, the Leadership and Professional Development program teaches students how to “Think, Act, and Lead” regardless of their job title or position. The bar is set high for students, with personalized support coming from a network of mentors, advisors, and coaches. It is a groundbreaking program—­the first of its kind—­and I’m proud of all we’ve accomplished. As part of this effort, the College’s final senior-level leadership capstone course was launched this past year. Now throughout a student’s four years, specialized leadership courses give important insight into today’s business world and the skills needed to be competitive. Also, earlier this fall we established the College’s first-ever living-learning community—a place where freshman business students have the option of joining a unique, inclusive residential learning experience that connects classroom learning with residence life. Students proposed this idea last year as something that would add value to the ECU experience, and now it is a reality. To update you on the administrative side, we have a fantastic team of leaders in place. Dr. Paul Schwager now serves as associate dean for the College of Business. Paul, an associate professor in the Department of Management Information Systems, previously served as the College’s assistant dean for assessment, accreditation, and curriculum. Even more recently, Dr. Shanan Gibson joined our team as associate dean for student and faculty development, taking over for Maggie O’Hara who was appointed director of e-learning for the University of North Carolina General Administration this past summer. Shanan is an associate professor in the Department of Management, and she brings a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm. Throughout this issue of the annual report, I hope you enjoy reading about our faculty, alumni, and students who give back in so many ways, making our College of Business stronger every year. Thank you for helping us invest in a brighter future as we lead tomorrow’s business leaders. We can’t do it without your support. Warm Regards, Stanley G. Eakins Dean, College of Business



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Year in Review Eakins Named Dean and Other Leadership Changes Dr. Stan Eakins was named dean of the College of Business, effective January 1, 2012. Eakins had served as interim dean since December 2010, replacing Dr. Frederick Niswander who now serves as ECU’s vice chancellor for administration and finance. A professor of finance at ECU, Eakins previously served as associate dean of the College for nearly six years and is former chair of the Department of Finance. Dr. Paul Schwager now serves as associate dean for the College of Business. An associate professor in the Department of Management Information Systems, Schwager previously served as the College’s assistant dean for assessment, accreditation, and curriculum. Dr. Shanan Gibson serves as associate dean for student and faculty development, taking over for Maggie O’Hara who was appointed director of e-learning for the University of North Carolina General Administration. Gibson is an associate professor in the Department of Management. ECU College of Business Named a Top Business School for 2012 For the fifth straight year, the College of Business at East Carolina University again earned top marks, ranking among the best U. S. business schools according to the Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company featured ECU in its newly released 2012 edition of “The Best 294 Business Schools.” ECU’s Online MBA Program Earns Top Marks from U.S. News East Carolina University’s MBA program ranks among the top 20 in online education, according to U. S. News & World Report’s first-ever ranking of graduate-level business distance-education programs released in January 2012. Out of 161 graduate business programs listed, ECU ranked number 17 for overall student services and technology. ECU also scored points for its teaching practices and student engagement (No. 26) and admissions selectivity (No. 28). Emily Post Institute Director Speaks at ECU Peter Post, director of the Emily Post Institute and author of five etiquette books, spoke to a crowd of

Outstanding seniors (L-R): Michael Andrews, Marketing and Supply Chain Management; Chelsi Chandler, Management Information Systems; Camille Hefner, Accounting; and Dillon Godley, Finance. Not pictured: David Jauss, Management.

more than 1,000 people on March 21 as part of the Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series hosted by the College of Business. One of renowned author Emily Post’s four great-grandchildren, Post writes the “Etiquette at Work” column for the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe. He is author of the bestselling books Essential Manners For Men and Essential Manners For Couples, and he co-authored The Etiquette Advantage In Business, which is in its second edition and is used in the College of Business’s junior-level leadership course. Outstanding Seniors Named for 2011–2012 Five outstanding seniors from each department in the College of Business were honored for their academic achievement during the annual Graduate Recognition Ceremony in May 2012. The Department of Accounting honored Camille Hefner as its outstanding senior. Hefner graduated in Dec. 2011. She is currently enrolled in the master of science in accounting program at ECU and will graduate in May 2013. The Department of Finance selected Dillon Godley as its outstanding senior. Godley graduated in May 2012 with a concentration in managerial finance. He has accepted employment as a financial analyst and contracts administrator for E. R. Lewis

Construction Company based in Greenville. The Department of Management named David Jauss Jr. as its outstanding senior. Jauss graduated in May 2012 with a concentration in management. He will pursue an MBA degree this fall while continuing to play Division I baseball. Chelsi Chandler was selected by the Department of MIS as its outstanding senior. Chandler graduated in May 2012 with a concentration in management information systems. She begins employment as a business analyst with Credit Suisse in Research Triangle Park in July. She will pursue an MBA degree through ECU’s online program in the fall. The Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management honored Michael Andrews as its outstanding senior. Andrews graduated in May 2012 with a concentration in operations and supply chain management. He accepted a position with GlaxoSmithKline in their “Prospects in Procurement” Graduate Development program, where he will rotate roles between RTP and Philadelphia. College of Business Holds First-Ever ‘Declaration Day’ The College of Business welcomed business students in January 2012 with its inaugural



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Alumni Videos Commemorate College’s 75th Anniversary In 2011, alumni and faculty in the College of Business celebrated the College’s legacy and how their experiences in the College helped shape their lives. Through a series of video vignettes, participants discussed their memories in pairs, emphasizing important, life-changing connections that were made at ECU. The videos can be viewed online at cs-admin/mktg/cob_75th.cfm.

Dr. Shanan Gibson

Declaration Day—an event where eligible undergraduate students officially declared their specific concentration within the College of Business. The event will be held in both spring and fall semesters going forward. As part of the event, the College honored students with a pinning ceremony after breaking them into their various concentrations—including accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and operations and supply chain management. Once in smaller groups, students met with faculty members from their new department and learned more about their specialty. National Small Business Journal Moves to ECU The national Small Business Institute® appointed three College of Business professors to serve as the editorial team for the Small Business Institute® Journal (SBIJ), moving the publication’s home to East Carolina University. In Oct. 2011, Department of Management faculty Dr. Michael Harris, Dr. Shanan Gibson, and Dr. William McDowell developed the first SBIJ issue under their leadership, featuring scholarly research articles and case reports related to small business management, entrepreneurship, and field-based learning. The latest issue can be found online at

College of Business Establishes Living-Learning Community Beginning Fall 2012, freshmen business students at ECU have the option of joining a LivingLearning Community on campus, thanks to a group of students who promoted the idea. Common on college campuses, Living-Learning Communities give students a unique, inclusive residential learning experience that connects classroom learning with residence life. Students enjoy the typical advantages of living on campus in a residence hall with the added benefit of living among other students who share their academic goals and interests. The Living-Learning Community is located in Cotten Residence Hall, part of ECU’s “Central Neighborhood.” College of Business Faculty Recognized for Excellence Dr. Ravi Paul (MIS) received the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching during ECU’s annual Founders Day and University Awards Celebration on April 25. This top teaching award honors one selected recipient at each of the 16 UNC system institutions. Dr. Kenneth MacLeod (MSCM) was honored with the Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award on April 25 at the annual Founders Day and University Awards Celebration. The award recognizes and supports excellent teaching at each of the 16 constituent universities in the UNC system. MacLeod was one of six recipients selected at ECU. ECU honored assistant professor Dr. Christy Ashley (MSCM) on March 29 with one of 10 ECU Scholar-Teacher Awards for 2011–2012. The award, one of the most prestigious offered at ECU, recognizes outstanding faculty members who effectively integrate scholarship and teaching. Commerce Club Teaching Awards Announced Assistant professor William McDowell received the Commerce Club Teaching Excellence Award, and assistant professor April Reed was

honored with the Commerce Club New Faculty Teaching Award. These awards are funded by the Commerce Club, the alumni group and annual giving society of the College of Business. Read more on page 47. McDowell Speaks before U.S. House Committee Assistant Professor William McDowell (MGMT) was chosen to testify as a small business expert before a full House Committee on Small Business hearing held March 28 in Washington D. C. The hearing, titled “Large and Small Businesses: How Partnerships Can Promote Job Growth,” examined how multinational corporations and small businesses depend increasingly on one another and what can be done to promote those symbiotic relationships. McDowell was part of a fourpanel group that included Matthew Slaughter, associate dean for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; Robert Bruck, corporate vice president for Intel; and Paul Blackborow, CEO of Energetiq Technology Inc. Gibson Pens Book, Explores Work Measurement Dr. Shanan Gibson (MGMT) has published a book that is considered the most comprehensive treatise on work design and job analysis practice and research in over 20 years, called “The Handbook of Work Analysis: Methods, Systems, Applications and Science of Work Measurement in Organizations.” Published in April 2012 by Psychology Press, the book consists of four parts: Methods, Systems, Applications, and Research/Innovations. Tuten’s Gift Research Makes National News ... Again When it comes to gift giving, associate professor Tracy Tuten is the expert—and her marketing research on everything from gift cards to pet presents has made national news in 2011. Her gifting interview with the Associated Press on Nov. 10, 2011, has shown up on more than 5,000 websites. She is currently working on new gifting research, exploring how recipients interpret gifts that are clearly wrong and how those gifts affect relationships. ECU’s Personal Finance Message Goes Nationwide Bill Pratt, teaching instructor, author, and assistant director of the Financial Wellness Initiative at East Carolina University’s College of Business, took his presentation about the importance of personal finance nationwide in 2011—speaking to officials at other colleges and universities from Florida to Boston. Pratt led a one-day workshop to peer

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counselors at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, in concert with the NSLP, a leading nonprofit organization with 25 years of experience in providing integral student financial education and debt management services. Pratt also presented his personal finance message to national conferences, including the National Association of College and University Business Officers in Orlando as well as the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators in Boston. Students Take Part in National Marketing Competition Dr. Christy Ashley, assistant professor in the College of Business’s Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, offered her students a unique opportunity in 2012: Compete in a nationwide contest to design marketing campaigns for real corporations. Sponsored by marketing education consultancy firm EdVenture Partners, 58 participating ECU seniors were tasked with crafting a strategy to reach college students aged 18–25. Thirty-three ECU students competed in the startUP Productions Marketing Challenge to promote—a social search engine—while another 25 students worked together to market the 2012 Honda Civic Coupe. Each team was given a $3,000 budget to spend on the project. Students Begin ECU Chapter of Black Accountants Association Three business students founded ECU’s chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) in January 2012 and

Dr. Huigang Liang

College of Business students participated in study-abroad programs in China and the Netherlands, pictured above.

worked to obtain a charter from the national organization. Tamon Myrick, Terresa Dent, and Eric Green gained recognition as a student organization at East Carolina during the spring semester, elected an executive board, and recruited Dr. Douglas Schneider (ACCT) to serve as the group’s faculty advisor. Students Win Top Prizes at National Small Business Conference For the seventh straight year, student teams from the College of Business at East Carolina University took home top prizes at the National Small Business Institute® (SBI) Conference, held February 16–18 in San Antonio, Texas. One student team, who worked with the proposed Green Recycling Solutions, won second place in the Graduate Business Plan division. As part of its project, the team explored the feasibility of creating a recycling center in Jones County and developed a corresponding business plan. This was the first time ECU competed in the graduate division of the national case competition. Another student team earned third place in the Undergraduate Business Plan division for its consulting work with ECU Student Health Services. The team worked with officials from Student Health Services to develop a business plan focused on possibly adding dental services to the student clinic. In addition to the student awards, Dr. Michael Harris assumed the role of national president of the SBI, and Dr. Bill McDowell of the Department of Management is the vice president for research and publications. Summer Study Abroad Program Visits China, the Netherlands The College of Business enjoyed its first ever study-abroad trips to China and the Netherlands

during summer 2011. Both summer programs included three weeks of on-campus classes in the areas of management, MIS, marketing, and supply chain management. For the first summer session, students and faculty then traveled to China for two weeks, including visits to the major cities of Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Beijing. During the second study abroad session, more than 20 students and two faculty members visited the Netherlands, where they were hosted by the College of Business’s exchange partner university in Arnhem, HAN University. Students Enjoy Annual Trip to Washington, D.C. A group of 17 students visited Washington, D. C., during spring break, led by College of Business Career Services director Scotty Andrews. The annual trip, held during Spring Break, helped expose students to organizations and potential career opportunities available in the nation’s capital. Students also met with a panel of ECU alumni in the area. In addition, students toured the US Capitol. Liang Receives Teer Chair in Research Dr. Huigang Liang, associate professor in the Department of Management Information Systems, received the prestigious Robert Dillard Teer Jr. Distinguished Professorship of Business in July 2012. This endowed chair appointment rewards excellence in research based on publications in premier journals, external grants, and worldwide academic reputation. The university’s first endowed chair, it was established in 1986 with a generous gift from the Robert Dillard Teer Sr. family.



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— Finance faculty member Wanda Naylor

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Honors and Awards Christy Ashley Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management • Received one of 10 ECU ScholarTeacher Awards for 2011–2012. The award, one of the most prestigious offered at ECU, recognizes outstanding faculty members who effectively integrate scholarship and teaching. She was also a finalist for the University Alumni Award for Outstanding Teaching.

John Kros William McDowell Department of Marketing and Supply Department of Management Chain Management •  Received the Commerce Club • Nominated for the University Teaching Award at the Spring of North Carolina Board 2012 College of Business of Governors Award for Graduate Recognition Ceremony. Excellence in Teaching. He was He was also chosen to testify as also a finalist for the Board of a small business expert before a Governors Distinguished Professor full House Committee on Small for Teaching and for the Max Ray Business hearing held March 28 Joyner Award for Faculty Service in Washington, D. C. through Continuing Education. Jason Oliver Huigang Liang Department of Marketing and Supply Maggie Capen Department of Management Chain Management Department of Marketing and Supply Information Systems • Was a finalist for the University Chain Management • Received the prestigious Alumni Award for Outstanding • Selected by the graduating Robert Dillard Teer Jr. Distin- Teaching. He was selected by MBA students to serve as guished Professorship of Business. the graduating MSCM students a marshal during the Fall 2011 This endowed chair appointment to serve as faculty marshal during graduation ceremony and as a recognizes excellence in research the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 hooder during the Spring based on publications in premier graduation ceremonies. 2012 graduation ceremony. journals, external grants, and worldwide academic reputation. Ravi Paul Cal Christian Department of Management Accounting Kenneth MacLeod Information Systems • Selected by the graduating ACCT Department of Marketing and Supply • Received the University of North students to serve as faculty marshal Chain Management Carolina Board of Governors during the Spring 2012 graduation • Received the Board of Governors Award For Excellence in Teaching. ceremony. Distinguished Professor for This top teaching award honors Teaching Award. The award one selected recipient at each Shanan Gibson recognizes and supports excellent of the 16 UNC system Department of Management teaching at each of the 16 institutions. He was also a •  Published a book in April, The constituent universities in the finalist for the Max Ray Handbook to Work Analysis: Methods, a finalist for the University Joyner Award for Faculty Service Systems, Applications and Science Work of North Carolina Board of through Continuing Education. Measurement in Organizations, that is Governors Award For Excellence Paul was selected by the graduating considered the most comprehensive in Teaching. MacLeod was selected MIS students to serve as faculty treatise on work design and job by the graduating MBA students marshal during the Spring 2012 analysis practice and research in to serve as a hooder during the graduation ceremony. more than 20 years. Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 graduation ceremonies. April Reed Charmaine Glegg Department of Management Department of Finance Mark McCarthy Information Systems • Selected by the graduating FINA Department of Accounting • Received the Commerce Club New students to serve as faculty marshal • Selected by the graduating MSA Faculty Teaching Award at the during the Spring 2012 graduation students to serve as a hooder Spring 2012 College of Business ceremony. during the Fall 2011 graduation Graduate Recognition Ceremony. ceremony and as a marshal Andrew Herdman during the Spring 2012 John Reisch Department of Management graduation ceremony. Department of Accounting • Selected by the graduating • Was selected by the graduating MGMT students to serve as ACCT students to serve as faculty faculty marshal during the marshal during the Fall 2011 Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 graduation ceremony. graduation ceremonies.

Dan Schisler Department of Accounting • Was selected by the graduating MSA students to serve as a hooder during the Fall 2011 Spring 2012 graduation ceremonies. Douglas Schneider Department of Accounting • Was selected by the graduating MSA students to serve as a marshal during the Fall 2011 graduation ceremony and as a hooder during the Spring 2012 graduation ceremony. Elaine Seeman Department of Management Information Systems • Was selected by the graduating MIS students to serve as faculty marshal during the Fall 2011 graduation ceremony. Roy Simerly Department of Management • Was selected by the graduating MBA students to serve as a hooder during the Spring 2012 graduation ceremonies. William Swart Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management • Was selected by the graduating MBA students to serve as a marshal during the Fall 2011 graduation ceremony. Tracy Tuten Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management • Was interviewed about her gifting research by the Associated Press on Nov. 10, 2011, and the interview has shown up on more than 5,000 websites.

Faculty Brenda Wells Department of Finance • Was selected by the graduating FINA students to serve as faculty marshal during the Fall 2011 graduation ceremony.


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Highlights Bill McDowell MANAGEMENT Hometown: Houston, Texas Favorite thing about ECU students: “I’d say my interaction with them has been their creativity and the ideas they come up with. They’re a very creative group. They always seem to have a lot of energy. They are willing to work hard, especially when they enjoy what they’re doing.” Classes taught: Entrepreneurship, family business Teaching philosophy: “I think my teaching philosophy would be to have a great deal of interaction with the students and not focus so much on trying to get them to absorb a bunch of information but [instead] utilize information and put it into practice. My opinion is they learn the most by doing rather than reading or listening.”

Dr. Bill McDowell will enter his seventh year at ECU in fall 2012. He joined the Pirate Nation because he had met some of the faculty members and knew of the school from people who attended it. He is now an associate professor, teaching entrepreneurship and family business in the College of Business. “It just seemed like a great opportunity to come out and teach entrepreneurship,” he says. McDowell earned his bachelor of science in Christian ministry from Southwestern Christian University in 1993; a MBA in strategic management from California State University in 2002; and a PhD from the University of North Texas in 2006. His research interests include interorganizational relationships, entrepreneurship, and small and family business. McDowell has written articles for various publications such as the Journal of Business Issues, Journal of Small Business Strategy, and the Journal of Organizational Leadership and Business on topics including the performance of underrepresented firms in the publicprivate sector; strategic relationships in a small business; and the effect of trust on business performance. McDowell has received research grants from both the US Health Resources and Services Administration and ECU’s College of Business. In 2012, McDowell was given the Commerce Club Faculty Teaching Award. In 2011–2012, he was chosen as ECU’s engagement and outreach scholar, a position that includes funding for research. He has also been awarded with the Best Research Paper Award from the Small Business Institute and helped his student team win the Paper of the Year Award from the institute in the 2010–2011 year. He has also presented expert testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee on a hearing titled, “Large and Small Businesses: How Partnerships Can Promote Job Growth”. McDowell has served as both a faculty advisor and a peer reviewer. He has also served as a consultant for business development for the College of Nursing master’s program and a faculty representative to HAN University in the Netherlands, as well as the vice president for research and publications for the Small Business Institute. He is also a member of the Small Business Institute, the Academy of Management, the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, and the Southern Academy of Management.

Accounting Dan L. Schisler, Chair PhD, University of Memphis

Finance Scott D. Below, Chair PhD, University of Kentucky

Rose L. Bailey LLM New York University School of Law; JD, St. Mary’s University School of Law

Jaclyn Beierlein PhD, University of Utah

Rachel Brassine MSA, East Carolina University J. Cal Christian PhD, Florida State University Denise Dickins PhD, Florida Atlantic University Edwin A. Doty PhD, University of Massachusetts Kimberly M. Everett MSA, East Carolina University Rebecca Fay PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Patricia Fritz MSA, East Carolina University Joseph M. Hagan PhD, Georgia State University James M. Kohlmeyer, III PhD, University of South Florida Malcolm H. Lathan Jr. PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Mark G. McCarthy PhD, University of South Carolina Avita Movahead MSA, East Carolina University Frederick D. Niswander Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance PhD, Texas A&M University Brian A. O’Doherty PhD, University of Florida Dennis O’Reilly PhD, University of South Carolina John T. Reisch PhD, University of South Carolina Michele H. Reisch MBA, Florida Atlantic University Audrey N. Scarlata PhD, University of Kentucky Debra Schisler MSA, Auburn University Douglas K. Schneider PhD, University of Georgia Jan Skillen Workman MBA, East Carolina University


Eli Beracha PhD, University of Kansas James F. Buck DBA, Florida State University Kaysia Campbell PhD, Georgia State University Brett Cotten PhD, Florida State University Stanley G. Eakins Dean PhD, Arizona State University Anne K. Fisher Director, Professional Programs MBA, East Carolina University Ralph Flanary MBA, East Carolina University Christina Futrell JD, Regent University Charmaine Glegg PhD, Florida Atlantic University Aaron Gubin PhD, University of Florida Oneil Harris PhD, Florida Atlantic University James E. Holloway JD, University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill Jack E. Karns SJD, Loyola University–Chicago LLM, Georgetown University James W. Kleckley Director, Bureau of Business Research PhD, University of South Carolina Wanda M. Naylor JD, North Carolina Central University James Nelson PhD, University of Arizona Robert Prati PhD, Florida State University Bill Pratt MBA, Hood College Nancy Ray JD, University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill


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Highlights April Reed MaNAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Favorite thing about ECU students: School spirit. “I love the football games. That is a wild time here! People really get fired up about being a Pirate—and I like that. I think that makes the school special, compared to the other North Carolina universities.” Classes taught: Intro to MIS, IT/IS project management, software design and development Teaching philosophy: Mix delivery methods between lectures, small groups, and other venues. “I tell my students the first day, ‘I would get bored listening to me talk. I don’t want to hear myself talk for an hour and a half, I know you don’t. I really encourage them to participate. I like that I’ve had experience, because I bring in those examples, good ones and bad ones. But I like them to tell me what they’re doing, too. … I try as much as I can to engage them.”

Dr. April Reed is an assistant professor for management information systems in the College of Business. Entering her fifth year at ECU in fall 2012, Reed teaches systems analysis and design, database systems, and systems quality. In addition to her role as an instructor, Reed’s research interests include virtual project teams and health information technology. Reed earned her BA in public administration from Roosevelt University in 1978; her BSG in computer science from Roosevelt University in 1982; her MBA, with a focus in management information systems, from DePaul University in 1990; and her PhD in information systems from DePaul in 2008. She is also certified as a PMI Project Management Professional. In 2012, Reed was the recipient of the New Faculty Teaching Award at East Carolina University—an honor that she was both shocked and “very happy” to have received. Prior to her academic career, she had held various jobs as a programmer, systems analyst, and project manager for companies such as Washington National Life Insurance Company—where she was a programmer—Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (where she was a project leader) and Commonwealth Edison Electric Utility (as a technical systems analyst). At ECU, her teaching interests include management information systems, IT project management, requirements analysis and development, and systems analysis and design. She has written articles and proceedings on virtual project risk factors, the risk differences between virtual and co-located projects, and the effect of a team environment on project risks related to communication that have been published in the Journal of Information Technology Management, the Internal Journal of Information Technology Project Management, the International Journal of Project Management, and the Journal of Computer Information Systems. Her current research includes surveying 600 participants as part of an effort to conduct MANCOVA analysis using SPSS and creating a survey for a new research stream. She also served as a reviewer of the new edition of the Introduction to MIS textbook published by McGraw Hill; Reed reviewed two chapters in the volume in 2010–2011.

Len Rhodes Director of Institutional Research MBA, East Carolina University

Andrew Herdman PhD, Virginia Polytechnic and State University

Frederick P. Schadler PhD, University of South Carolina

R. Eugene Hughes DBA, University of Kentucky– Lexington

David Silver JD, University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill Dean Smith MBA, East Carolina University Sarah Smith MBA, East Carolina University Matthew Walker MBA, East Carolina University Mark C. Weitzel, Director Financial Wellness Initiative MBA, Loyola University of Chicago Brenda Wells PhD, University of Georgia

Management Joseph M. Tomkiewicz, Chair PhD, Temple University Joshua Aaron PhD, University of Alabama Tope Adeyemi–Bello PhD, University of Arkansas Kenneth Bass DBA, Louisiana Tech University Cody Chullen MBA, University of Illinois Brian N. Cooke MBA, East Carolina University John H. Davis MBA, East Carolina University Shanan G. Gibson Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Development PhD, Virginia Polytechnic and State University Anthony D. Gribble MBA, East Carolina University Walter Lee Grubb III Director, Leadership and Professional Development PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University Michael L. Harris Director, Small Business Institute EdD, North Carolina State University Joanne M. Hartsell MBA, East Carolina University


Judith R. Hunt PhD, University of Tennessee– Knoxville Sharon Justice MBA, East Carolina University Joy H. Karriker PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University Abby Knight MA, University of Alabama Ericka Lawrence PhD, University of Alabama Susan Lynch-Smith MBA, East Carolina University William McDowell PhD, University of North Texas Amy McMillan DBA, Louisiana Tech University Donald Philyaw MBA, East Carolina University Charles Powers MS, North Carolina State University L. Melita Prati PhD, Florida State University JoAnna Robinson MBA, East Carolina University Roy L. Simerly PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University James O. Smith Jr. PhD, University of Mississippi Laura Stanley PhD, University of Georgia Steve Sullivan MBA, University of Connecticut John M. Toller MS, University of Hartford Tiffany Woodward MBA, East Carolina University Robert Zinko PhD, Florida State University


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Management Information Systems Richard D. Hauser Jr., Chair PhD, Florida State University


Highlights Tracy Tuten Marketing and Supply Chain Management Hometown: Washington, North Carolina

John Drake PhD, Auburn University

Harold Wise MS, University of Virgina

Laurie A. Eakins MBA, Arizona State University

William D. Wittman Director, Information and Technology Services MBA, East Carolina University

Pam Gray MBA, East Carolina University Greg Hodges MBA, East Carolina University John Howard MBA, East Carolina University

Classes taught: Advertising, social media marketing

Brenda L. Killingsworth PhD, University of South Carolina

Dr. Tracy Tuten graduated from East Carolina in 1988 with a bachelor of science in business administration. She earned her master of business administration from ECU in 1990 and her doctor of philosophy in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, in 1996. Tuten came back to East Carolina in July 2009 to fill the role of associate professor of marketing, a position that has allowed her to teach advertising and social-media marketing and marketing research to undergraduates as well as advertising and promotion to her graduate-level students. She wanted to give to the university that had given her the chance to excel in her career. “I got a great education here and I’ve had a fair amount of success in the role that I’ve played,” she says. “I’ve had two Fulbrights, I’ve written five books. For a kid from little Washington, I’ve done alright for myself, and I would say that it’s because of the education I got at East Carolina. Coming back as faculty was a chance to give back to the university that did so much for me.” Tuten is the author of five books. She has written chapters for publications and published 40 articles for journals including Marketing Education Review, the International Journal of Management Theory and Practices, and the Small Business Institute Journal. Tuten has received several awards and recognitions, including the Best Paper in Track Award for Marketing Education at the Direct Marketing Research Summit in 2011 and the O’Hara Leadership Award in Direct & Interactive Marketing Education in 2009. She has served as a guest professor at the Stockholm School of Economics, the ICHEC Brussels Management School in Belgium, and the Zagreb School of Economics and Management. In addition to her teaching duties at ECU, Tuten served as last year’s social media advisor in the College of Business as well as a faculty mentor and a member of the Research and Creative Activity Committee. In past years, she has also served as a faculty leader for an advertising career conference and as a member of the planning team for the Office of Faculty Excellence Summer Institute on Teaching with Technology.

Claudia VanSalisbury MBA, East Carolina University John Wall MA, Central Michigan University

Favorite thing about ECU students: “Definitely their spirit. I was interacting with a student yesterday, a new student who will be in my graduate class this fall. He talked about how he works hard and plays hard. And so I wrote back, ‘Then you are a true Pirate!’ In my view, that is an unofficial slogan.”

Teaching philosophy: “My philosophy is that I’m here to create opportunities for students or prepare them for opportunities that come to them in other ways. That’s everything that I’m about.”

Joanie Tyson MBA, East Carolina University

John H. Bradley PhD, University of Texas– Arlington

Kevin Fontana MBA, East Carolina University

Richard L. Kerns PhD, University of Virginia

Michael Lapke PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University Huigang Liang PhD, Auburn University Crystal Lopez MS, East Carolina University Tendai Ndabvonga Assistant Director for Graduate Programs MBA, East Carolina University Henry Newkirk PhD, University of Kentucky Margaret O’Hara PhD, University of Georgia James Orr MBA, East Carolina University Ravi Paul PhD, Clemson University April Reed PhD, DePaul University


Yajiong “Lucky” Xue PhD, Auburn University

Marketing and Supply Chain Management Scott A. Dellana Interim Chair PhD, University of Missouri Courtney Altizer Assistant Director for Graduate Programs MBA, Mississippi State University Kenneth Anselmi PhD, University of Nebraska Robin Armstrong Director of Graduate Admissions MBA, East Carolina University Christy Ashley PhD, University of Rhode Island Terrence Boardman MBA, University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee Charles Brown MS, East Carolina University Margaret M. Capen PhD, University of South Carolina Haozhe Chen PhD, University of Oklahoma Reid P. Claxton PhD, University of Arkansas Margy Conchar PhD, University of Georgia Richard Cook PhD, Wayne State University

Paul S. Russell Assistant Director for Graduate Programs MBA, East Carolina University

Susan K. DelVecchio PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Paul Schwager Associate Dean PhD, Auburn University

Mauro Falasca PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Elaine Seeman PhD, Indiana State University

Christopher Keller PhD, Indiana University JD, University of Chicago


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Jon Kirchoff PhD, University of Tennessee Christine Kowalcyzk PhD, University of Memphis


Highlights Brenda Wells Finance Hometown: Athens, Georgia Favorite thing about ECU students: “They work hard and they play hard. They have a good balance of both, I think. They’re down to earth and they’re not over-privileged. They’re hard working. They like to have fun, but they know when to get serious and do what they’re supposed to do.” Classes taught: Property and casualty insurance, senior topics in insurance Teaching philosophy: “First of all, I treat my students like peers rather than I’m somehow above them or superior to them. … My attitude is, we’re all in this together and we’re trying to achieve a common goal, which is to make them more marketable and prepare them for a career. My job is to make sure that they get to where they want to be and to achieve the goals that they have set. My philosophy is to give them the tools they need to be successful when they graduate in whatever it is they choose to do. I’m very practical, very no-nonsense. I do work for them. That does not mean they get to tell me what grade to give, but I do work for them and I get the joy of teaching them. To me, that is a privilege.”

Dr. Brenda Wells, associate professor of finance and director of ECU’s risk management and insurance program, earned her BBA in risk management and insurance from the University of Georgia in 1988 and received a PhD in risk management from Georgia in 1992. She has worked as a consultant with Leverett Associates and is the owner of Wells and Associates. Before Wells accepted a position at East Carolina, she was a faculty member at the University of North Texas, where she served as both an assistant professor (1992–1998) and an associate professor (1998–2009). She chose to come to ECU because she was offered an opportunity to do what her mentors, whom she describes as some of the finest program builders in risk management, had trained her to do: build a program. “Also, the support of the administration to have this program and to build it, to make it successful … that was the big feature,” she says. “That was the real appeal, because we had the support of the university, the support of the insurance industry, and you cannot have a successful risk management program without those two things and they were already in place.” Wells co-authored the 2008 book Risk Management Self with E. J. Leverett. She has written various papers on insurance issues, risk and insurance, and insurance regulation for publications including the CPCU Journal, the Journal of Insurance Regulation, and the Journal of Services Marketing. She has been recognized for her skills in the classroom. She was awarded both the Outstanding Teaching Assistant and Excellence in Teaching awards from the University of Georgia for the 1990–1991 academic year, as well as the Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of North Texas Council of Business Students in both 1998–1999 and 2004–2005.

John F. Kros PhD, University of Virginia Jane M. Lang MBA, East Carolina University Pat Long Director, NC Center of Sustainable Tourism EdD, Western Michigan University Kenneth R. MacLeod PhD, University of South Carolina Enping (Shirley) Mai PhD, Syracuse University Roger P. McIntyre PhD, Arizona State University Havva J. Meric PhD, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Jason Oliver PhD, University of Rhode Island Tony Polito PhD, University of Georgia Tom Robbins PhD, Pennsylvania State University Stacey Robinson PhD, Florida State University Jason Rowe PhD, University of Kentucky Peter Seissel MBA, University of Chicago William Swart PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology Judy Wagner PhD, Virginia Polytechnic and State University Dave A. West PhD, University of Rhode Island Tina Williams Director for Graduate Programs MBA, East Carolina University James E. Zemanek Jr. PhD, Texas A&M University Professional Staff F. John Paul “Scotty” Andrews Director, College of Business Career Center MS, Columbia University Jennifer Brezina Communications Director MBA, East Carolina University

Lee Brown Assistant Director, College of Business Career Center BSBA, East Carolina University Travis Bulluck Assistant Director COB Advising Center MA, East Carolina University Amy Eason Academic Advisor MEd, East Carolina University Kristen Harris Academic Advisor MEd, University of North Carolina–Greensboro Jeff Hope Instructional Technology Consultant MBA, East Carolina University Kelli Maynard Johnston Academic Advisor MBA, East Carolina University Jason Jones Instructional Technology Consultant MBA, East Carolina University Leah Katell Research Associate MS, University of North Carolina–Charlotte Karen Kus Director, Undergraduate Programs MA, Bowling Green State University Brad McAllister Academic Advisor MEd, Georgia Southern University Richard O’Dor Director, COB Business Communication Center MS, University of Southern California MA, University of Missouri– Kansas City Barbara Patterson BBR, Research Associate MAP, University of Arkansas– Little Rock James R. Westmoreland Associate Dean for External Affairs EdD, North Carolina State University Kevin Williams Academic Advisor MBA, East Carolina University



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College of Business students Steven F. Branch (ACCT) and Kristina Boycheva (MSCM)

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Our Students Degrees College of Business degree programs prepare candidates for successful careers in business practice. Degree candidates evaluate how changes in the economic, legal, political, and social environments impact business strategy. The internal organization and day-to-day business operation are also thoroughly explored. Emphasis is placed on quantitative and qualitative problemsolving and decision-making techniques. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration BSBA degree candidates choose from 10 areas of concentration,which allow an intensive learning experience: • General Business (online) • Accounting • Financial Services • Managerial Finance • Risk Management and Insurance • Management • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management • International Business • Management Information Systems • Marketing • Electronic Commerce • Operations/Supply Chain Management Student Organizations • Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity • Association of Information Technology Professionals • American Marketing Association • Financial Management Association • Graduate Business Association

• Management Information Systems Association • Society for the Advancement of Management • Society of Risk Management and Insurance • Student Accounting Society • Association of Black Accountants Honor Societies • Beta Gamma Sigma, founded in 1968 (Business Honor Society) • Beta Alpha Psi, founded in 1998 (Accounting Honor Society) • Alpha Iota Delta, founded in 1987 (Management Information Systems Honor Society) • Sigma Iota Epsilon, founded in 1984 (Management Honor Society) • Alpha Mu Alpha, founded in 1980 (Marketing Honor Society) Graduate Programs The College of Business offers the master of business administration (MBA), the medical doctor/master of business administration (MD/ MBA), and the master of science in accounting (MSA) graduate degrees. Our MBA trains professionals as effective and responsible administrators in public, private, and nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on analytical, organizational, and communication skills that develop competencies across a wide spectrum of business disciplines. Our MD/MBA prepares medical students and physicians to meet the challenges of effective practice management, system efficiencies, service affordability, provider collaboration, and human resource development in the health care industry. Our MSA trains students for careers in professional accounting. Our students gain an in-depth knowledge of auditing,

taxation, financial accounting, cost accounting, and accounting systems, and are prepared to successfully complete the CPA exam in their last semester. All of our graduate degree programs are designed for both business and non-business undergraduates and require no prerequisite course work or business experience for admission. Over half of all our graduate business students hold undergraduate degrees from fields other than business. Each program is highly customized to the individual student based on past academic experience and performance, long-term career goals and aspirations, online or campus classes, and pace. Of our 797 MBA students for the Fall 2012 semester, 75 percent attended part-time and selected online classes. We also offer 11 graduate business certificates that may be used as an optional concentration. Certificates require additional course work from both the College of Business or other departments that allow our students to obtain a fundamental knowledge base in an area that pertains to his or her chosen career path. Available certificates are: • Development and Environmental Planning • Finance • Health-Care Management • Hospitality Management • International Management • Management Information Systems • Professional Investment Management and Operations • School Business Management • Security Studies • Sports Management • Supply Chain Management • Tax

It is difficult to juggle a full-time school schedule, work, and activities in the community, which is what I have been doing the past few years. It is unbelievably rewarding to receive the recognition for my work, as well as the alleviation of some of the financial burden of my education, especially since I rely primarily on student loans. I appreciate your help and generosity more than you can imagine. — Kevin Hale

Recipient of the Ernst & Young Accounting Scholarship Donors: Ernst & Young, PLLC



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Student Highlights

KENDELL HARRIS The one-on-one attention that College of Business professors and advisors give each student is impressive to Kendell Harris. Even with a large number of students seeking knowledge and advice, the college feels small and close-knit. “From day one, the professors and advisors took time out to get to know me as an individual,” Harris says. The Perquimans County native is pursuing his master’s degree in accounting, with hopes of eventually working for the likes of Ernst

& Young LLP. Wherever his career takes him, he hopes to continue volunteering and participating in community-improvement activities. “That’s something that’s important to me,” Harris says. He has been active in Beta Alpha Psi, the College of Business’s accounting honor society. In the spirit of giving and receiving individual support, he volunteered at the Pirate Tutoring Center, giving students the academic boost they need to succeed. That experience helped him hone his own classroom success strategies. “It helped me

really get grounded in accounting,” he says. As a transfer student from Pitt Community College, Harris was drawn to the dynamic College of Business and its wealth of knowledge and active-learning environment. His research of business schools around the state also pointed him toward ECU. “The transition felt good,” he says, and he embraced the Leadership and Professional Development program, blending classroom learning with hands-on practice in leadership, communication skills, and professionalism. “One thing that’s helped me a lot has been having that real-life experience,” he says. “We work with different groups, hear different perspectives, and utilize all of the things we’ve learned in lessons.” The program also simulates real-world business situations. “One strength of the leadership program is that it really prepares you for working with the diverse backgrounds of the people you meet in the workplace,” Harris says. The people he’s met so far through the college’s special programs stand out the most to him. One of the best experiences for him has been alumni networking events, during which he has talked with and established professional relationships with alumni in his field. He also established bonds with professors that he hopes will last well into his career. Those professors have encouraged his search for leadership roles within the college that have taught Harris about himself and his strengths and weaknesses. “I’ve learned how to keep on working until the job gets done,” he says. “I’ve learned how to be dedicated. I’ve learned to identify my own strengths and how to utilize them.” To Harris, there’s no question about the unique qualities and opportunities of the College of Business. “Other schools can help you get a job,” he says, “but at ECU’s College of Business, you continue to succeed after you get a job.”

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It was fortunate happenstance that led Jack Prager to ECU. The senior business finance major from East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, set out online to find the right college for him, and his most important criteria—a large school with a close-knit, spirited feel—were the perfect fit with what East Carolina had to offer. Almost immediately, he was drawn to the dynamic College of Business, where he explored a variety of majors through fairs and information sessions before choosing the one for him. He listened to numerous alumni share their own success stories and felt compelled to join their ranks. “I felt most connected to the College of Business,” Prager says. “It was something that had a lot of possibilities, and I chose finance, which is less broad but still has flexibility.” Awarded the Gourley Scholarship in 2012, which provides a semester of in-state tuition, Prager has made his mark on the College of Business during his tenure. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, the business fraternity; serves as a peer mentor for the college; and works as an assistant and blogger in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Through the fraternity, he not only helps arrange speakers, special events, and fundraisers, but he observes how the organization provides the opportunity to practice running a business. “It definitely gives you different perspectives of the business world,” he says. Each member is assigned to a committee, and each committee has tasks that must be completed in order for events and goals to come together. “It’s like running your own business,” says Prager. Through the fraternity, Prager also actively adheres to the college’s emphasis on service by volunteering for organizations including Give2theTroops, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and the Ronald McDonald House. As a peer mentor


for the college, he guides freshman business majors toward opportunities that will make their educational experience more valuable and memorable. “I help other people succeed based on what I’ve learned so far,” he says. That kind of opportunity for growth is abundant in the College of Business, Prager points out. Choosing his major and college put him at an advantage by providing him avenues to learn from others. “The College of Business sets up a lot of opportunities for people to network,” he says. He also appreciates that while he focuses on finance, he receives instruction in all areas of business, equipping him with the

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best possible background for a career in a global market. College of Business professors have also taught him how to stand out among competitors, both individually and representing a business. By giving multiple presentations through course work, “I got out of my comfort zone, and now it’s easier for me to talk in front of others,” Prager says. The rigorous education and field of opportunities are not surprising to him, based on the reputation of the College of Business. Special programs like the Leadership and Professional Development Program ensures that every graduate of the school emerges as a leader. “The College of Business is top tier,” Prager says.



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Student Highlights

MARISA MELCHIORRE Marisa Melchiorre is taking her College of Business education worldwide. The senior international business–European studies concentration major from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, has traveled and studied internationally, ensuring her expertise in a boundless business marketplace. Melchiorre studied French language and culture at La Sorbonne in Paris, and traveled to the Netherlands with the College of Business under the study-abroad program. “One of my best experiences in college would be the study-abroad trip to the Netherlands,” she says. “It was such

an amazing trip that included traveling with professors and fellow Pirates. I met students from around the world and shared my experiences on the College of Business blog.” She plans to apply what she’s learned around the world to earning a master’s degree in business administration and potentially a master’s degree in sustainable tourism. “I hope to acquire a job here in North Carolina working for a global corporation in a position promoting sustainability,” Melchiorre says. “I expect to gain knowledge from other countries and apply their sustainability best practices here in the United States.” Melchiorre may think globally, but she’s also

making a difference here at home. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies, and has been a peer mentor for the College of Business and a French tutor for the Pirate Tutoring Center. She has participated in the Emerging Leaders program and the Leadership Reading Circle, and spent two years on ECU’s all-female cheerleading squad. She also has served as a volunteer at Greenville’s Carver Library. This past summer, she completed an internship in the accounting department of FedEx Ground in Pittsburgh. “It exposed me to corporate culture and allowed me to apply my College of Business academic knowledge to a global corporation.” She balances the extracurricular activities with studying and taking advantage of the college’s offerings. “I chose the ECU College of Business because of the great leadership programs and international studies that were offered,” Melchiorre says. “During my freshman year, my decision to attend ECU was validated by the outstanding and supportive faculty and advising staff. Collectively, they have inspired me to become a better student and participate in many of the activities on campus and in the College of Business.” Another hand of guidance from the college has been the requirement for each student to maintain a portfolio. Melchiorre says the portfolios help students showcase to potential employers their level of experience and knowledge earned during undergraduate study. It motivates students to use the resources around them and to perform volunteer activities. Through other college initiatives, she also has sharpened her independence, adaptability, leadership, accountability, and patience. “I can now successfully make sound decisions and handle multiple priorities and activities,” she says. “My college experience has taught me to take full advantage of every opportunity that presents itself in the hopes of opening new doors along the way.”

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Keturah Mayberry wants to make a positive mark on the world—and she feels the College of Business is giving her the tools to do it. The senior accounting and management major from Edenton, North Carolina, has learned lessons beyond the classroom through the college’s many networking, volunteer, and career-oriented programs and opportunities. Confident in her skills, Mayberry, a senior, is ready to find solutions to emerging issues in her professional field and answers to problems within the community. “Service is going to help me be a better professional,” she says. “What I’ve learned in the College of Business will help me be a better person and give back. I know that my focus should not be only on myself, but the overall success of my business and helping others.” Mayberry grew up knowing she wanted to study business, and entered the college as a freshman. She immediately participated in as many activities and opportunities as she could, including resume workshops, visits from successful alumni, and application to numerous internships and interviews for experience. “Everyone in the college is helping me succeed by giving me different avenues and letting me know about interesting opportunities,” she says. “I love how everyone—professors, advisors, the Career Center—helps you, including writing reference letters. We have really great faculty.” The overall focus on student success within the college makes a difference to students like Mayberry by shaping them into professionals early on. They graduate confident and equipped to compete in a global market. Leadership programs “help students actually focus on being more professional,” she says. One of her favorite programs for College of Business students is the etiquette dinners, during which students experience a business social event in a dining


atmosphere. “That was the most hands-on for me,” she says. Mayberry also plans to continue to attend guest speakers’ presentations before graduation to learn as much as possible from successful business professionals. The key to success so far for Mayberry, who plans to attend graduate school next year, was hitting the ground running. She advises other students to do the same. “Try to decide what you want to do early,” she says, “so you don’t get delayed. Work hard and play hard, in that order. Then you’ll have peace of mind.” The College of Business also has helped Mayberry’s spirit of service thrive. She volunteers

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at the American Cancer Society’s McConnellRaab Hope Lodge and the Salvation Army. She also is the treasurer for the Golden Key international honor society, vice president of service for the college’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management, treasurer for the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, and a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the college’s accounting honor society. These experiences, she believes, will be a strong basis for her career. “I’ve always wanted to make a change in the world,” Mayberry says. “Before you can do that, you have to make a change in you, be a better you before you can help someone else change.”



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Awards for Scholarships 2012–2013

Accounting Faculty Scholarship Jordan Askew, ACCT Kendell Harris, ACCT Vantage South Bank Access Scholarship Stephon Thomas, MIS Benton Family Access Scholarship Maci Raney, ACCT David and Pamela Bond Access Scholarship Jessica Swanson, MGMT Howard and Virginia Brown Community Award Alexa Chumpitaz, MGMT Eakins Scholarship Brandi Askew, MIS Gourley Scholarship Jackson Prager, FINA F. Jay Haskins Family Scholarship Brandon Hall, ACCT/FINA W. Kel Normann Business Scholarship Brittni McShea, MKTG

Margery W. and R. Roy Pearce Scholarship Emily Dougherty, FINA

Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Brandon Hall, ACCT and FINA

Kevin and Lori Coates Scholarship in Business Kelley Cox, MIS

Connally Branch Scholarship Louisa Burgwyn, FINA

Benjamin Lane Abbott Scholarship Marisa Melchiorre, MGMT

Michael L. Bunting Business Scholarship Eric Graham, ACCT

Grady and Martha Davis Scholarship Brooke Kessing, MGMT

Coastal Plains Chapter of NCACPA Scholarship Andrew Steffensen, ACCT

Advertising Women of New York Scholarship Austin Evans, MKTG Chardonnay Lavigne, Interior Design

George Coffman Scholarship Kimberly Conklin, MKTG Commerce Club Scholarship Terresa Dent, ACCT Alexis Williams, FINA and MGMT

Ernst & Young Accounting Scholarship Kevin Hale, MSA Sarah Howland, ACCT Donald L. and Barbara Hatch Scholarship in Marketing Casey King, MKTG

Edward Jones Scholarship in Memory of Landon Blackley Justin Todd, FINA Hickman Family Scholarship Heather Nelson, ACCT and MGMT

Hal S. Johnston Scholarship for Business Danielle Todaro, FINA

James E. and Deborah L. Hooper Scholarship John-Tyler Knox, ACCT

Tom Savitski Scholarship Emilio Santiago, MIS

McGladrey and Pullen Alumni Scholarship Virginia Bridgman, MSA Christopher Jones, MSA

Richard and Jane Worsley Accounting Scholarship Danielle Stanley, ACCT

Elizabeth and Kenneth Schneider Scholarship Camille Hefner, MSA

Independent Insurance Agents of NC Scholarship Wilton Armstrong, FINA and SCM Christopher Lambert, FINA Coleman Spain., FINA

Danny R. Scott Scholarship Reginald Little, FINA

Jack W. and Mary Kathryn Thornton Scholarship Allison Johnson, ACCT

Judi Marvel Scholarship Stephanie Rose, MSA

Archie R. Burnette Scholarship Timothy Schwan, FINA Zachary Teachey, FINA

William F. West Memorial Scholarship Antoine Khoury, MGMT

McGladrey and Pullen Accounting Scholarship Mark Hatcher, ACCT

Raymond and Martha Jones/AMA Scholarship Stephanie Moore, MKTG

MIS Scholarship Kelsey Olivieri, MIS

Mandy Kelly Beta Alpha Psi Scholarship Kseniya Shakotko, ACCT

Emma Morris Scholarship Ashley Lewis, MGMT

Scott Jack Benrube Scholarship Alexandria Anneheim, MGMT

James W. and Anne H. Nordan Scholarship Summer Wert, ACCT

Copeland Family Scholarship John Pike, ACCT Ashley West, MSA Frank and Rene Floyd Scholarship Keturah Mayberry, ACCT/MGMT Vondella Smith, MGMT

I wanted to write you to express my sincere appreciation of your generosity. Sometimes it can be hard to feel encouraged while I am juggling school and work, and it is a shining spot in my life to know that someone I have never met before would be willing to help. It is both

encouraging and motivating, and I cannot thank you enough. — Danielle Stanley

Richard K. and Jane C. Worsley Scholarship Donors: Richard Worsley



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NC Board of Examiners Accounting Scholarship Nicholas Strong, MSA

Elsie L. and Silas D. Abernathy Scholarship Kylie Moss, MKTG

NC Board of Examiners Exam Coupon Shalin Brown, MSA

James and Ann Bichsel Scholarship Michael Bullock, FINA

NCACPA Scholarship Thomas Demattia, ACCT Trent Tignor, ACCT

Anna Francis and Philip A. Jukoski Memorial Scholarship Jacqueline Lukas, FINA

Latney W. Pittard Memorial Scholarship Emily Molgaard, ACCT

Andrew J. Pappas Memorial Scholarship Chukwuemeka Oniya, FINA and ACCT

Margaret C. Phthisic Memorial Scholarship Danielle Holland, MIS

Pitt-Greenville Board of Realtors Scholarship Paige Gibson, FINA Micah Robertson, FINA

PNC Bank Scholarship Corey Hodge, MKTG Marc Metry, ACCT, MKTG and MGMT Robert Nelson, ACCT and FINA Rhodes Scholarship Cicely Lopez, ACCT William H. and Lisa D. Shreve Scholarship Jeffrey Bailey, MKTG Student Accounting Society Scholarship Emily Hass, MSA

Outstanding Seniors

• Camille Hefner, Accounting • Dillon Godley, Finance • David Jauss Jr., Management • Chelsi Chandler, Management Information Systems • Michael Andrews, Marketing and Supply Chain Management


• Walter Allen Howard Award Kseniya Shakotko • Commerce Club Scholars Terresa Dent and Alexis Williams • Donald B. Boldt International Excellence Award Jie Gao

Viaticus Scholarship Neil Krajewski, FINA Gary Warren Scholarship in Business Kristina Boycheva, MKTG Michael and Rose O’Hara Scholarship Jessica Balazsi, MIS Aaron Davis, General Business

UBE Business Scholarship Sydney Day, FINA Bryan McNinch, FINA Kathryn Warner, MKTG Conley Marketing Scholarship Samantha Hardison, MKTG Oluwatobi Olofintuyi, MKTG Commerce Club Book Scholarship John Baldwin, MGMT Madison Gardner, MIS Joshua Hetzel, FINA Erica Lee, MGMT Lee Patterson, MIS Alexis Scott, MKTG Mailin Seipp, MBA Steven Schulz, ACCT Allison Von Peterffy, MGMT Christina Weaver, ACCT Credit Professionals International Scholarship Taylor McGowan, ACCT

Frank Booth Memorial Scholarship Stacey Hobbs, ACCT

First American Savings Bank Scholarship Amanda Porter, ACCT

Gwen Potter Scholarship Anthony Interdonato, MKTG and MGMT

Institute of Management Accountants Scholarship Krystal Hicks, MSA

Audrey J. Smith Scholarship Luis Rijos, MBA J. Fred Hamblen Scholarship Serghei Trofimov, MKTG

Department of Accounting Book Scholarship Philip Barr, ACCT Eric Green, ACCT Daniel Nuccio, ACCT Christine Wilson, ACCT

Management Department Student Award Kathleen Tcherkezian, MGMT

Elmer Haskell EC Scholars Award Morgan Harvey, MKTG and MGMT

I thank you very much for the opportunities you have given me through this scholarship and the doors you have opened. The funds will allow me to continue to excel in school and help me focus on my future career ... debt free.

— Alexandria Anneheim

Recipient of the Scott Jack Benrube Entrepreneurial and Mentorship Scholarship Donor: Michael Kowalczyk



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Beta Gamma Sigma Beta Gamma Sigma Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the national honor society for collegiate schools of business. Chapters may only be chartered with programs accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest national recognition a student of business can receive in an undergraduate or masters program at a school accredited by the AACSB. Of the 1,600

institutions with degree programs in business, only 504 are accredited by the AACSB with 408 currently having active chapters of Beta Gamma Sigma. To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the top of his or her class. The Gamma Chapter at ECU is proud to have been inducting academically superior undergraduate students since 1967. The master of business administration program has been accredited and has been honoring graduate level students since 1976.

Honor Society 2011–2012 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees Juniors Andrew Beamon Britnee Coley Kimberley Conklin Kelley Cox Terresa Dent Carmen Galloni Taylor Gleason Brandon Hall Michael Hardy Mary Hill Stacey Hobbs David Howard Sarah Morgan Hunter Emily Hurst Carlee Jabin Allison Johnson Brooke Kessing Antoine Khoury Casey King Steven Kretschmer Christopher Lang Tyler Masuda Marisa Melchiorre Alexandra Morrison

Kylie Moss Thanh Ngo Olivia Richardson Matthew Rodwell Emilio Santiago Danielle Stanley Kathleen Tcherkezian Zachary Teachey Stephon Thomas Alexis B. Williams Seniors Christy Aguilar Emily Baumgartner Consuelo A. Beasinger Jennifer Clemmons Richard M. Davies Lisa M. Demers Aimee M. Fahy Kendell Harris Camille Hefner Matthew Hertzler Charles W. Heumader Sarah Howland Mary Score Mays

Jessica Melton Kathleen K. Munn Mary Newcombe Lee Patterson Christopher Peck Lashanti Penn Clifton Quinn Jennifer Townsend Roche Kseniya Shakotko Caitlin E. Simpson William Spain Jessica Swanson Laura O. Tavares Justin A. Todd Jack Tookey Greg Veirs Christina Weaver John Weiner Kellie Seymore White Masters Clyde L. Brooks Jr. Kevin Buchanan Jason Carman Daniel Ray Carter

Ryan P.W. Chadwell Christopher Crotty Melissa Ebili David Eckell Ronald Farlow Olivia Fisher Megan Gabel Jie Gao Davidson Gillette Douglas Hayden Jeffery Hope Mitchell Kimsey Jackson McRae Lawrence A. Moye III Jennifer B. Parker Devang Patel Joseph Rafalowski Jonathan Rickard Mark Rinehart Brian Sentivany Cheterra Sheff Barton Shoulars Ryan Stallings James Teske

Jeremy Yates Jeffrey S. Zawicki Jr. Officers • Dr. Andrew Herdman, President • Brandon D. Hall, Student Vice-President • Dr. Rebecca Fay, Treasurer • Dr. Christopher Keller, Secretary • Dr. Joy Karriker, Past President Chapter Honorees • Kevin Monroe, Vice President, CAPTRUST • Kirk Little, Vice-President and CEO, Apogee Solutions Inc.



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Alumni Highlights Alumni of the College of Business are essential pillars to our success. These are the people who know the College better than anyone—they have experienced what the College of Business has to offer and know the value of having a business degree from ECU. Alumni also serve as our greatest champions, helping the College continue its strong tradition of preparing tomorrow’s leaders. Alumni play many critical roles for the College, too—returning to teach, counseling students, serving on advisory boards to the College, and providing financial resources for the programs needed to execute our mission. This tradition of giving back has been in place since the College’s beginnings almost 75 years ago, and thousands of alumni show their support each year by making contributions, both time and money. Just as important, our alumni serve as examples of success for current and future students. In this section of the Annual Report, we recognize the accomplishments of just a few of our thousands of outstanding alumni each year. In this issue, we highlight Bill Furr, Rob Jones, Kevin Monroe, Kel Normann, Donna Phillips and Harry Smith. These individuals have excelled in their careers, demonstrating service to their communities and to the College of Business. In both the business and civic arenas, they continue to better the world around them through their actions. It is no accident that these alumni hold close to their hearts the extraordinary qualities that were instilled in them while in the College of Business—just as these qualities are instilled in students today. We thank all of our alumni who continue to make a difference at ECU, at home, and across the globe.

bill furr (BUSA ’65) East Carolina University began to shape Bill Furr’s life before he even entered a classroom on campus. Like all incoming students, he was attending Orientation in Wright Auditorium with a group of friends when he met a group of women living in Umstead. One in particular caught his eye, Emily, and they were married four years later. “The university has been such a major influence in our family’s life,” says Furr. “There are 100,000

alumni scattered around the world and it’s hard to verbalize what ECU means to people’s personal and professional lives.” When Furr arrived in Greenville, he was presented with opportunities to explore new ideas, which he embraced. “ECU gave me, a young kid from Statesville, a perspective that I wouldn’t have if I had not gone to school,” he says. “I met students from New York, D.C., and Virginia, and that was invaluable. The whole education process, especially liberal arts, caused me to grow and it couldn’t have happen without that base. I still remember the projects today and have throughout all the years.” Furr has been a part of the university’s and College of Business’s growth and improvement since his time as a student in the early 60s. During the mid 80s, Furr’s interest in the COB was renewed when his son was a business student. He became an active member of the Business Advisory Council for the COB and, according to Furr, “hit it off ” with Ernie Uhr, who was dean at the time. “The Business Advisory Council gave us the opportunity to get back with college’s professors and other professionals,” says Furr, who is still an active member. “It expanded because of Ernie’s determination to get people involved who were once in the business world. The professors were learning as much as students.” After graduating in 1965, Furr was presented with numerous job offers, but accepted a position with DuPont that took him to New York City after a brief stint in Charlotte. He worked in the Garment District of NYC for DuPont for eight years, where he sold knitting yarns, and with other companies in the garment industry. “I was blessed with a series of jobs and opportunities in the garment trade. DuPont and the Army moved me to New York City, and I was out of my element,” said Furr. “I had never been further north of Portsmith, Virginia. It was a great experience with entirely different folks than I was raised with.” From spinning yarn to fabric to ladies wear to sportswear, Furr worked with all types of textiles at varying points in the industry. Furr made his way back to the Charlotte area working with a yarn company that he bought and later sold for Cumulus Fibers, which focused

on nonwoven materials, like furniture stuffing, bedding and air filtration. The company grew from $4 million to $40 million by the time he sold it in 1998. The Furrs split their time between Blowing Rock in the summer and Vero Beach, Florida, in the winter and are members of the Chancellor’s Society. He has served on a number of committees and campaigns including the Board of Trustees that has helped develop ECU academically and athletically over the years. “Giving back is so easy when you’re involved in campus life,” says Furr, who was a part of the Old Austin Building cupola project and has worked on the Privateer’s Deck alongside his wife. “You get a sense of the impact the university has on people with the addition of the medical school and dental school, especially the impact on the state of North Carolina and eastern North Carolina. It is significant. It’s the reason why I’m so proud.”



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rob jones (BSBA, MKTG ’78) As one of the newest members of the College of Business Advisory Council, Rob Jones has a special understanding of turning success in the classroom into a fruitful career. Jones, of Greenville, is president and CEO of the little bank Inc., which operates six full-service branches in eastern North Carolina and is headquartered in Kinston. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in 1978 in business administration and marketing, and is eager to once again play an active role in the college and make it the best it can be through mission and accomplishment. His journey through the college as a student was a milestone itself. “I began to mold the rest of my life on my own,” Jones says of his beginning at ECU. “I was the first person in my family to go to college to pursue a four-year degree, which made college somewhat of a historic event.” While he valued his time at East Carolina, his goal was ultimately to jumpstart a career as soon as possible, applying what he learned in the classroom to real life. Jones’s career includes experience and

management positions with NCNB/Nationsbank/Bank of America. He showed talent early on for growing and nurturing loan portfolios, and worked his way up to most recently serving as the Carolina community marketing executive, developing rural market and strategy and managing commercial banking activities in 14 rural markets in the Carolinas. For the 2000 fiscal year, he was recognized as one of the top 100 customer-service leaders in net income growth. “I had significant training and development all along, and many mentors that helped me succeed,” Jones says, “but it all started with my business degree from ECU.” He has led the little bank Inc. for the past 10 years, and the successful company houses branches in Kinston, Goldsboro, Jacksonville, Greenville, New Bern, and La Grange. Jones believes in getting involved and making a difference wherever he can. He is a member of the Kinston Community Health Center board, and he serves as chair of the investment committee of the ECU Medical and Health Sciences Foundation board. “I agreed to serve because of my commitment to ECU as well as my desire

to make a contribution to health care,” he says. That desire to serve extends to the College of Business Advisory Council, through which Jones plans to interact with students and help make their College of Business experience as close to the professional world as possible. “I want there to be no doubt that they have been prepared to compete in the ever-changing business environment of today and the future,” Jones says. He is eager to share advice with students—his most staunch belief is in personal branding centered around integrity, credibility, competence, work ethic, and intelligence. “We need to teach young people that they are always building a brand that stands for something,” he says. Jones recently was invited to speak to students in Beta Gamma Sigma, the premier business honor society. “It was a great treat to be around energetic and bright young people,” he says. “It was also inspiring for me that they had a genuine interest in what I had to say. Living and working in Greenville will allow me to spend more time with students and faculty in the future, and I look forward to being able to contribute in that regard.”

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Kevin monroe (BSBA ’99, MGMT ’99, MBA ’05) From the moment Greenville native Kevin Monroe stepped foot on campus as a freshman, he knew the College of Business was where he wanted to study. His father earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business at ECU, and Monroe set out to do the same. As an undergraduate student, Monroe played football and baseball for ECU, and his passion for athletics, finance, and ECU has shaped his career ever since. Monroe is the vice president and financial advisor with Captrust in Raleigh, North Carolina, and advises roughly 80 NFL players on investing, spending, and preserving their income. With the help of COB professors, Monroe scored three interviews after graduation and accepted an offer from Wachovia Financial Securities in Greenville that lead to an unusual opportunity. “During that job, I read our ads during [home] football games,” he says. “Then, I became a sideline reporter.” Monroe started working as a co-analyst for Pirate Radio on the weekends and just celebrated his 10th season of radio broadcasting and 11th year as an advisor. Monroe has not only stayed connected with the athletic department, but has also been voted onto the Business Advisory Council within the College of Business. “We are the eyes and ears of business world for professors,” he says. “We help plan classes and add and drop courses. I get a lot out of it because we’re bettering the program.” What keeps Monroe most active in the university’s academics is serving on the ECU Foundation board. “I learn what we’re doing for scholarship recipients,” says Monroe. “We see the advancement of the university, including the dental, medical and nursing schools. The College of Business now has four-year students. We’re growing in recognition and we continue to get bigger and better.” When Monroe was in the classroom, he valued the college’s incorporation of real-world application and models. “It’s like the experience before the experience,” he said. As a student, a few professors played key roles in Monroe’s success: Anne Fisher, Roy Simerly, and Doug Schneider. Fisher, who is now the director of professional programs, was quick to learn her students’ names and made sure students “got it,” according to Monroe. Simerly, who is a professor in the department of management, was Monroe’s professor for the course Business Policy, which he said was his hardest class. “It was tough getting through it,” says Monroe. “I studied hard and gave it

my maximum effort, and he helped push me.” Schneider, a professor in the department of accounting, took a particular interest in Monroe’s performance as a student-athlete. “He wanted to make sure I was doing well with the extra work and getting done what I needed to,” says Monroe. “He helped me prepare for my MBA.” Like his father, Monroe returned to ECU to earn his MBA. He enrolled in the college’s online courses and continued to work full-time.

“I wouldn’t replace it for anything,” he says. “I worked full-time and went back to school while I was living in Raleigh. In undergrad, I played two sports and needed extra help from being away playing, and I never had a bad experience. I am thankful for the College of Business and all they helped me do.” Monroe lives in Durham with his wife, Dr. Rasheeda Monroe, who is pediatrician and a graduate of the Brody School of Medicine at ECU.



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kel normanN (BSBA, MKTG ’85) Kel Normann wants students in ECU’s College of Business to have a wealth of opportunities to succeed—the same benefits that helped him become a leader in his field. Normann, of Sanford, is the managing director for the Normann Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors and counsels clients on decision-making and complex issues related to investment and estate planning. Over the years, he has been active not only in his professional community but with numerous civic organizations and educational institutions. East Carolina’s students have felt the impact of his generosity. “Giving back and knowing I’m helping others to really get the education and experience that I had is part of the

responsibility of being successful,” Normann says. In his first days at ECU—following in both parents’ footsteps—he thought he wanted to follow a path toward becoming a dentist. Then he enrolled in business courses. The personal attention from professors, the skills he learned to help him focus on the future, and the opportunities for challenge and growth won Normann over. “I got more serious about school once I got into the College of Business,” he says. Normann also knows that other serious students are finding it more difficult to afford an education, so he established the W. Kel Normann Business Scholarship, which recognizes annually a full-time undergraduate business major who displays superior academic achievement and demonstrates financial need. Normann and his family also give to the EC Scholars program each

year and provide funding for an Access Scholarship every year. “East Carolina was good to me,” he says. “I feel that my education and experience at ECU and my involvement since graduation are big parts of my success.” Part of what contributes to College of Business students’ success is the quality of professors, Normann said. “The professors really got engaged with us,” he says. “They wanted to see you grow as a student and as an individual.” The college’s offerings of interactive experience with professors and “real-world” events including speeches from alumni and etiquette dinners also help prepare students to achieve in the professional arena. To Normann, business graduates need to know how to communicate on many levels to showcase their career expertise. “Communication skills are the strongest backbone of success,” he says. Normann has certainly maintained communication with ECU. A past member of the College of Business Advisory Council, he has served on the ECU Foundation board for 13 years, and has been chairman of the board’s investment committee for 10 years. Normann is a member of the Order of the Cupola, the Chancellor’s Society, the Old Austin Society, and the Leo W. Jenkins Society. He is a life member of the East Carolina Alumni Association and supports the ECU Educational Foundation (Pirate Club). Normann serves on the Board of Trustees for Meredith College, and was one of the founding members of the Lee County Boys and Girls Club and the Lee County Education Foundation. He has served as chairman for both boards, as well as the boards of the Sanford Rotary Club, Central Carolina Community College Foundation, and the O’Neal School. Although Normann’s main focus has been toward ECU’s College of Business, he also has made contributions to the College of Nursing, College of Human Ecology, Student Life, and the ECU Foundation. Just as he helps guide his clients on their financial paths, Normann is offering his expertise to the College of Business. His hopes for ECU business graduates are that they will be wellrounded, global-economy ready individuals equipped with skills that will lend themselves to strong professional relationships. His advice to students is not to forget the art of one-on-one communication and the importance of writing and speaking skills. “It’s not all about numbers and economics in the real world,” he says. While Normann’s own real-world success stands as an example to future graduates, he won’t forget his days at ECU. “It’s where I got some of the best memories from college,” he says. “It taught me how to apply myself. It taught me to be me. Everyone is different, learns differently, and brings something different to the table.”

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donna Phillips (BSBA, MKTG ’91, MBA ’94) For the past 13 years, Donna Phillips has shared her experiences from the world of business with East Carolina University’s College of Business students every year since she graduated. As the senior economic developer and manager for the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s industry recruitment efforts for the eastern region since 2004, Phillips has learned that some serious patience and marketing skills are imperative to this job. But, thanks to her education and personality, she has plenty of both. “One of the big highlights for me is flying to corporate headquarters and doing presentations on how great North Carolina is,” says Phillips, a Murfreesboro native. “I love the state, so it’s easy for me.” Some of the companies she is responsible for bringing to the area include West Pharmaceuticals and Sanderson Farms of Kinston, CMI Plastics of Ayden, Metrics Inc. of Greenville, KIOTI Tractors of Wendell, and Smithfield Foods of Wilson, Kinston, Clinton, and Tar Heel. “I match the needs of the company with what North

Carolina has to offer. Some clients have taken five years, but from initial contact to getting them to sign a letter of intent, it usually takes six months to a year.” Her biggest challenge is typically getting the CEOs to make a visit to North Carolina, but when they do, she gives them a tour of her 13-county territory. During her time as a student earning her bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from 1989 to 1991 and MBA from 1991 to 1994, guest speakers made the most impression. “I remember the impact that people like Parker Overton had on me when I was a student. It’s invaluable,” says Phillips, who stays in touch with many professors and guests to the college. In fact, she still calls Overton for advice while preparing for presentations. A more recent career highlight for Phillips has been her appointment to the ECU Board of Visitors where she serves on the Engagement Committee. She helps to determine ways the board can mingle not only with each other, but also with local industries the university supports. “It’s the only meeting that I can wear

purple and gold and everyone gets it,” she says. Since graduation, Phillips gives back to the College of Business through her time speaking to classes and working with students on becoming savvy business professionals as a part of the Leadership and Professional Development Program. From coaching women on professional attire, to men on proper business etiquette during a complicated brunch, to being a representative at all times of the company students go to work for, even during a work function with an open bar, she offers practical advice and insight. Working the room, listening to clients’ needs, and networking are also a part of her professional experiences that she’s able to pass on to students. A milestone Phillips is proud to proclaim is that she was the first woman to hold her title with the Department of Commerce in North Carolina during former Governor Jim Hunt’s term. Now, there are 15 total economic developers and roughly half are women. “I’m always really proud of that,” says Phillips. “Before, it used to be a handshake on the golf course and it’s not like that anymore.”




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HARRY SMITH (Bsba, mgmt ’92) Flanders Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Harry L. Smith Jr. found success not far from home. Smith, who is from Clayton, North Carolina, has worked for

the company located just outside of Greenville in Washington for 14 years. Smith came to ECU not knowing what he wanted to study. The broad application and impact of business along with his affection for numbers drew him toward the College of Business. Most of his college career,

Smith claims that he was an average student until one class in particular won him over. The class happened to have a reputation of being the most difficult, but he earned an A in Donald Boldt’s Business Policy class. Smith went on to graduate with a bachelor of science degree in business administration in 1992. “There is absolutely no doubt that a lot of my career and how I ended up, from a success standpoint, is due to the policy class at ECU and specifically Donald Boldt, who made a lasting impact on me from a business guy’s perspective,” says Smith. Boldt taught part time for the college and then served as the assistant dean for graduate programs from 1992–1999. “That class was a big turning point for me because we studied business models from start to finish, companies that thrived, companies that struggled, and companies that were turned around,” Smith says. “[The class] focused on the dynamics it takes to truly run a business, and it was taught by someone who actually made a payroll and understood the pressures of sitting in a CEO’s seat and doing the things day-in and dayout that it takes to be successful.” Smith and his family have enjoyed ECU’s athletic program throughout the years, and this is Smith’s first year serving on ECU’s Educational Foundation (Pirate Club), and he is “terribly excited,” he said. His wife, Tammy, majored in psychology and is an ECU 1992 graduate as well. In December of 2011, the Smiths pledged $1 million to the Step Up to the Highest Level Campaign that raised funds for the construction of the new basketball practice facility. “We’ve enjoyed the athletic program so much,” says Smith. “When they recruited Jeff Lebo, I considered it a world-class opportunity. Athletics and academics drive each other. I want to see ECU to continue on a course to be a premier university in North Carolina.” “Harry and Tammy Smith have taken the ‘Step Up To The Highest Level Campaign’ as a challenge to move this project and our athletics program forward,” Holland said in the news release about the couple’s gift. “Their generosity should inspire us all at this important time in our athletic history.”


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Saluting Our Supporters Lifetime Donors to the College of Business through June 30, 2012

*Current or past College of Business faculty member

W. Kel Normann North Carolina Surplus Thomas D. Arthur Lines Association The Dillard Teer Family Margery W. Pearce Estate of Pearl R. Potter Danny R. Scott Independent Insurance Agents Richard Worsley of North Carolina Vince and Linda McMahon Family $25,000–$49,999 Foundation Inc. ARAMARK Corporation RBC Bank Bruce Austin Jr. W. Howard Rooks Kenneth Barlow Lisa D. and Walter Benton $150,000–$249,999 Donald B. Boldt* Ken and Kay Chalk David J. Bradley James W. Chesnutt Burlington Industries Frank and Rene Floyd and Capital Community Foundation Inc. Family Foundation Cliff Weil Inc. Charles D. Jamerson Jr. George and Martha Coffman National Spinning Company Willie R. and Linda B. Creech Wachovia, Wells Fargo and Wells John Hunter Davis* and Fargo Foundation Cindy C. Davis The Domestic Industries $100,000–$149,999 Foundation/Fred Hunneke Bank of America and Bank Empire Brushes Inc. of America Foundation Dale West Engelbert David A. Bond and Pamela S. Bond Ernst & Young Bonnie Lee Brown A. E. Finley Foundation Estate of Archie R. Burnette Foundation for the Carolinas Stephen and Ellen Cunanan William P. and Emily Furr Dixon Hughes Goodman Gertrude Goble The Thelma Roberts Hall Dan M. Guy Irrevocable Trust James and Deborah Hooper Kevin M. and Lori Coates Shannon David Reece Howell Alvin B. Hutzler II $75,000–$99,999 Hal S. Johnson Mark and Tracy Copeland John Richard Lancaster NC Association of CPAs Richard Finley Moldin The Coastal Plains Chapter Frederick D. Niswander* Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation PepsiCo Foundation Ryan Perry and Shana Stone Perry $50,000–$74,999 Edward R. Pupa Howard Hodges Aycock R & D Development LLC Belk Tyler Stores James R. Talton Jr. (deceased) Bruce A. Biggs Unifi Jerod and Marnie Pearce Cohen United Energy Inc. The Edward D. Jones and James A. Walker Company Foundation Robert A. and Margaret C. Ward Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund The H.O. West Foundation The Gourley Family Samuel Wornom III and Foundation Inc. Sandra Wornom Johnson & Johnson Foundation Kelly S. King $20,000–$24,999 Charles Lee McGimsey American Society for Quality (ASQ) RSM McGladrey Inc. Anheuser-Busch

Eastern Carolina Chapter IMA Ex-Cell Home Fashions Inc. Gannett Foundation GlaxoSmithKline Grady-White Boats Inc. Frank Edward Grayiel III Umesh* and Usha Gulati Hampton Industries Inc. William A. Haney Jr. Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company Wade Hampton Henkel Hooker and Buchanan Thomas Garner Horne Elaine H. Howard (deceased) Judith R. Hunt* David R. Hunt I.S.S.A. Foundation The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Jeffrey T. Joyner Richard Lee Kerns* Brenda Killingsworth* Christopher D. Mandaleris Gary M. Massie Microsoft J. Fielding Miller Miller Family Foundation Monsanto Nabisco Foods Group Mino Owen Osterkamp Jr. Donald Hicks Perry William H. Powell III Julian W. Rawl Edward H. Ripper Ryo Leo Sasaki Douglas Kenneth Schneider* Timothy James Shearer Benjamin Todd Singleton J. Troy Smith Jr. Sonoco Products Company Southern National Bank of NC State Farm Phillip W. Tetterton Jack Thomas Thompson Jr. Ernest B. Uhr* Gary Lew Warren Kathy Brittain White H. Glenn Williams (deceased) Henry G. Williamson Jr. Dennis Allen Young Sr.


Charles S. Atwater Sr. David K. Barger Archie R. Burnette (deceased) Stanley G. Eakins* and Laurie Eakins* Goldman Sachs Greenville-Pitt Association of Realtors Inc. North Carolina Real Estate Educational Foundation The Harold H. Bate Foundation Inc. The Pantry University Book Exchange Inc. David Womack Louis H. Zincone Jr* $15,000–$19,999 William N. Alexander Jr. Arthur Andersen and Company Beta Alpha Psi Janice B. Buck (deceased) Century Business Services Inc. H & R Block Foundation John Robert Hooten Ray L. Jones* (deceased) KPMG LLP David Ernest Leonard W. Guy Lucas National Council on Economic Education William H. and Lisa Shreve Robert E. Taft Leo Allen Venters Robert Howard Weber Jr. William H. Yarborough $10,000–$14,999

AHG Associates, LLC Paul J. Alar The Ashland Inc. Foundation Barnhill Contracting Company E. Leonard Blackley John Henry Bradley* Kathleen A. Brady Connally Branch Charles L. Broome* Rodney Cantrell Henry Cashwell Sr. Central Carolina Community Foundation William Richard Cobb Kevin James Collins Collins, Asbell, Ward & Greene LLP Inez M. Conley



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Business Advisory Council The Business Advisory Council provides advice, guidance, and support for the continuing development of quality business programs at East Carolina University. The council has helped to establish a broad range of ongoing relationships with the College’s business partners, including the Business Partners for Excellence program. Paul J. Alar Managing Director West Mountain Partners, LP

Mark Copeland Partner Ernst & Young

Kirk Little Manager of Strategic Solutions Apogee Solutions Inc.

Charles S. Atwater President and CEO Hydro Service and Supplies Inc.

R. W. Daniels Jr. Eastern Regional President BB&T (retired)

W. Guy Lucas Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Howard Aycock Retired CIO Tropicana

Gary S. Davidson Chief Financial Officer Emigra Group, LLC

Rod Mallette VP for Business Development Boyle Transport

Lisa Benton Senior HR Business Partner Wells Fargo

Bernita Demery Director of Financial Services City of Greenville, NC

Sarah Mayo Chief Financial Officer Lenoir Memorial Hospital

Robert F. Bird Retired Executive Vice President Independent Insurance Agents of NC

Beth G. Everett Manager Habitat for Humanity

Donald C. McGlohon President, McGlohon & Company

Donald B. Boldt Consultant Retired Business Owner/ Retired Faculty David Bond President WatchMeGoPro Connally Branch President Clark-Branch Inc. Realtors Bonnie Brown Independent Consultant Pricewaterhouse Coopers Partner (retired) Wanda Burgamy Business Development Manager Dell Inc. James W. Chesnutt President and CEO National Spinning Co. Inc. Chip Chesson President Chesson Management Inc. Jerod S. Cohen Director of Employee Benefit Services Snipes Insurance Service Inc. Kevin Collins Specialist Team Unit Director Microsoft

Ralph W. Flanary Manager, retired Celanese/Current ECU faculty William P. Furr Retired Cumulus Fibres Joe Gantz Business Consultant Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC William F. Grant III President William Franklin Group David J. Guilford President DLG Associates Inc. Franz F. Holscher Management Consultant Retired, Thurston Motor Lines Fred E. Hunneke Chairman and CEO Domestic Industries Inc. Alvin B. Hutzler II President, Cliff Weil Inc. Van Isley President Professional Builders Supply Inc. Rob Jones CEO the little bank, Inc.

J. Fielding Miller Sr. CEO/Managing Partner CapTrust Financial Advisors Kevin Monroe Assistant Vice President CapTrust Financial Advisors Harry W. Moser III Vice President CD Group W. Kel Normann Senior Vice President The Normann Group Melanie Orlando President and Co-Founder Envision Mortgage Corporation Ron Peoples Regional Executive PNC Bank Ryan Perry Owner Innovative Construction Group, LLC Edward R. Pupa CEO DesignAdvance W. Howard Rooks Real Estate Consultant Business Owner

Lynn Schubert President The Surety and Fidelity Association of America Kevin M. Shannon Retired Bank of America Tim Shearer President TJS2 Investments, LLC Thomas L. Southern CLU, ChFC Mass Mutual Phillip W. Tetterton Chief Financial Officer CamoplastSolideal Jack Thompson CEO and President FemPartners Inc. James A. Walker Chairman The Advisory Group, LLC Benny Ward Executive Vice President BioDelivery Sciences International James H. Ward III Managing Member Ward Holdings, LLC T. Craig Williams Vice President Wal-Mart Robert A. Ward Executive Vice President Unifi Inc. (Retired) David H. Womack President Womack Electric Supply Robin Parker Wynne Marketing and Dealer Support Parker Marine Enterprises, Inc. William H. Yarborough President and CEO US Postal Service Federal Credit Union



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Partners for Excellence Gifts made between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012

Jarvis Circle ($10,000+) ARAMARK Corporation The Harold H. Bate Foundation Inc. Lisa D. and Walter Benton Beta Alpha Psi Mark F. and Tracy W. Copeland The Frank and Renee Floyd Family Foundation, Inc. The Edward D. Jones and Company Foundation Vince and Linda McMahon Family Foundation, Inc. North Carolina Association of Insurance Agents Samuel J. and Sandra L. Wornom Wells Fargo Wright Circle ($5,000–$9,999) Kenneth A. Barlow Bruce A. Biggs William Kendall and Kay Chalk Ernst & Young Foundation Matching Gift Program Sandra Jacobs Jenkins Circle ($2,500–$4,999) Howard Hodges Aycock Bonnie Lee Brown Rodney Cantrell Central Carolina Community Foundation Stanley G.* and Laurie A.* Eakins Dan M. Guy H & R Block Foundation Frederick D. Niswander* William Keller Normann Margery W. Pearce Roger G. and Gaile D. Taylor Chancellor’s Circle ($1,000–$2,499) Rose L. Bailey* David J. Bradley Kimberly Harper Braxton Michael L. Bunting Thomas David Cafferty Henry V. Cashwell Sr. Mark Wesley Cassady Eugene G. Chewning Jr. William Richard Cobb Willie Ray and Linda B. Creech Phoebe M. Dail John H.* and Cindy C. Davis Denise E. Dickins* Ralph A. Finch Jr. Louis Plaster Forrest Robert N. and Judy A. Hatch Wade Hampton Henkel Thomas Garner Horne Judith R. Hunt* Johnson & Johnson Steven Wayne Jones Jeffrey Thomas Joyner William R. and Karen J. Koch Michael Stanley Kowalczyk William Guy Lucas Robert T. Maynard Patrick B. Mitchell

National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation North Carolina CPA Foundation Inc. Chapter and Committee Scholarship Program North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners Margaret T. O’Hara* and Larry Dziezic PepsiCo Foundation Joseph Alvin Pope Len* and Donda H. Rhodes Carl Marion Rogers Thomas William Savitski Douglas Kenneth Schneider* Lynn M. Schubert Ellen Whitman Sidbury George S. and Pamela J. Smith State Farm William Stewart Swain Phillip W. Tetterton Adrian E. Turney University Book Exchange Inc./ Don Edwards Vector Marketing Corporation Leo Allen Venters Viaticus Inc./Mark C. Weitzel Walter and Marie Williams Foundation Moye Wayne Woolard William H. Yarborough Associate ($500–$999) Douglas Adams John Post Alkire IV John M. and Maha Z. Banning Donald Bernard Boldt* Ann B. Byrd Camberley Properties Inc./ John Lloyd Day John Graham Clements Kevin James Collins Richard Edgar Cook* John Morris Davis Stephen M. Deaton Phillip Ray Dixon Susan Adele Engelkemeyer Gertrude Goble Travis Ray Chambliss Kenneth M. Gunn Jr. Deborah L. Hardin Cleveland M. Hawkins Corinne M. Heath* (deceased) James* and Joyce Holloway Edward Allen James Jarman Auto Sales/Grant D. Jarman Jeffrey Gray Kearns Richard Lee Kerns* Thomas E. Leake James R. Lewis Rodney Alton Mallette Raymond K. McCulloch Microsoft Nathan Rene Milian James Ernest Mitchell III Cynthia Spruill Modlin John O’Hara

Alan Daniel Parrish Malcolm Glenn Perry Jr. Robert Earl Poole II William H. Powell III David Lee Rippy Ryo Leo Sasaki Paul Schwager* Kirk Andrew Shaw William H. and Lisa Shreve Susan Lynch Smith* Zachary Alan Smith Stancil and Company/ Jack McAuther Stancil John Jacob Stauffer III Stephen Paul Steelman Jr. Guy Seldon Swain James Howard Swain Carey Meredith Swann III Albert Justice Threewitts Joseph Tomkiewicz* G. Albert Turner Arnold and Kay Wallace Webber Rentals/William G. Webber Jr. Donnie Chester Wilson David Jefferson Worthington David Young Stephen Kent Young Buddy Zincone* Affiliate ($250–$499) Tracey Hill Allen Jeremy David Andrews Anonymous Bank of America Charles Edward Barco Thomas Patrick Beattie Charles Garland Benson II Samuel J. Bernstein James Andrew Bogardus Jason Nicholas Brown Creola Smith Campbell Choice Personnel Inc./ Jerry D. Burgdofer Charles Anthony Costanzo Stanley Wilson Cox Kelly O’Neal Crisp Kevin Dale Cutler James Reginald Daniels Jr. Michael Wayne Davis John Robert Draper Cameron R. and Ellen H. Dudley Dennis Earl Duke Kenneth Wayne Evans Beth Green Everett Ralph Wilburn Flanary Jr.* Edwin Chester Giddings Addison Spence Goble IV William F. Grant III Harold Edwin Gray II Rebecca Harmon Guffey Brandon Jared Hales Wayne A. Hildebrandt William Eric Hopkins Craig Philip Jackson Alpheus Stuart Jernigan Rose Graham Johnson

Douglas Dale Kittle Tracy Dawn Knowles Sidney Gale Koonce KPMG Foundation David Scott Lane William L. Lanier Jr. Luther Gary Leonard Rachele Villanueva Manansala Anthony Mancilla III Andrew McNeely Mayberry II Mark G. McCarthy* Margaret Ann Mitchell Cecil Ray Murphy Norfolk Southern Charles Wilson Northcutt Jr. Colin O’Connor* Robert Edward O’Connor J. Micah Pate Pfizer Inc. Michael Wayne Phillips Mary Margaret Porterfield Allison Nash Radford Jessica Raphael Ramby Doris B. Rodormer Melanie Marlow Scheffler Dan L. Schisler* Andrew Bradley Smith John C. Smith Jr. James Leon Stevens Robert Charles Strickland Melissa Moore Sullivan Larry B. Swaney Lowell Godwin Taylor Joe E. Terrell Hope Harrell Turnbull Donald Umstead Verizon Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program Thomas Christopher West Dane Todd Whitmoyer William Worth Whittington Ronnie Leo Wilkes Thomas Edmond Williams William G. and Ruth B. Wilson Ann Overton Winstead Contributor ($100–$249) Abbott Laboratories Greg Abeyounis David Patrick Adams Franklin V. Adams Herbert Ray Adams Sherwood L. Adcock Tope Adeyemi-Bello* Jacob Manley Alphin Archna Sekhri Anand Robert Ernest Anderson Charles and Mary Askew Christopher Samuel Atkinson Edward Bennett Atwill Douglas and Kathleen Austin Jaime Nelson Austria Steven Randall Ayers William David Ayers James Terrell Bailey John David Bain

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Partners for Excellence, cont. James Franklin Baker Richard Marvin Baker III William Horace Baker Jr. Gary Howard Baldree James B. Banks Jr. William Crowell Barbee Jr. William Walter Barker Ralph T. Barnes III John Milton Beaman Warren Tucker Beck Becker Professional Education Richard Kerr Belcher Susan Elizabeth Benson Thomas Otho Biggs Stephen McKinley Blizzard Lucas Matthew Blocker Blue Bell Inc. Anthony Fredric Bond William and Linda Boruff William Clifford Bowen Desiree Conyers Bowling Donna Corsaro Boyette Kimberly D. Boyette Elvin Ray Brewer Sr. Frederick Brian Britt James M. Brock Leslie N. Bromer M. Dean Browder Anita Woodford Brown

Carl Edward Brown Jr. Justin L. Brown III Robert Lee Brown Stephen Anthony Brown John Paul Bryant James F. Buckman IV Deborah Goodson Bunn Dianne Beamon Bunn Andrew George Burch David S. Burgess Jr. Mary Burnes Jason Metro Burtick Walter Cecil Butler Jr. Charles Hardee Cadwell II James Dale Call David Edward Carter Anastatia and James Cashwell John Armand Chadwick Michael S. Chaffee Wai Hung Chan Casey Michele Chapin Edward L. Chapman Julius and Ann Cherry Clariant Corporation William B. Cleaver III Francis Louis Clement Andrew LaVar Coleman William Lewis Coleman Janette Florence Conklin-Crumley

*Current or past College of Business faculty member Donald and Mary Conley Virginia F. and L. Edward Cooper William Joseph Cotton CPI of Eastern North Carolina David Nathaniel Crawford Michael Travis Crawford William Douglas Creech Sr. Donna V. Creef Melissa Barrow Culbreth Delmas B. Cumbee Melvin G. Cunningham Jack E. Cutler Timothy Dale Cutler Neal Odum Dagenhart Timothy Clay Dale Michael Edward Daugherty Lynwood Dock Davenport II Gordon Parker Davis James Michael Davis Jamie Burnette Davis Judith Nestor Deme Bernita Whitaker Demery Faye Dempsey Michael Mark Destefano Michael Gary Deutsch Sondra M. DeVincenzo James Kevin Dill Erin Wagner DiNero William Charles Dodd

John Wesley Dostert Richard Vernon Doub John F. Douglas Brian Mark Dow Brent Nathan Downing Steven Darren Dudley Richard B. Dupree Terry Worth Durham Michael and Laura Edwards Marian Jones Emory Thomas and Sherry Etheridge Scott Perry Evans Eugene David Faller David and Margaret Farris Jesse Leonard Farris III Anne Klutey Fisher* Douglas and Judith Fisher Charles Ray Flowers Jr. Mark Douglas Foley Lyle O. Forbes Jr. Mark Stephen Forbes Roscoe Dewitt Frazelle Nathan Brent Frederick Jason Harris Freeman Steven L. Fussell Ade Baruti Galloway George F. Garner Jr. Laura Jean Gee Jennifer Walker Getzewich



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Partners for Excellence, cont.

Antonino Giaimo Dale R. Gidley Jr. Robert S. Gilmore Jr. Lori Kay Glass Kelly Gay Godley Daniel Santiago Gonzalez Aneesa Nicole Goode Charles and Eva Gouge Alton Ray Gower Jr. Timothy John Grabus Cale Lee Grady Alton Cutchin Greene Jr. Linda P. Griffin Thomas W. Griffin William B. Griffin Audrey Porter Grillo Douglas Miller Groome Charles Mitchell Gurganus Marcie Shelton Haines Robert Melver Haley Jr. Michael Kent Hammond Susan Elaine Hardee Meredith Anne Hardison James Edgar Harllee Betsy H. Harper David Todd Harris Lesley Paige Harris Phillip Joel Harris Melody J. Hartsgrove Bobby Gene Hathaway Robert J. Haubenreiser Richard Doub Hauser Jr.* Charles Malcolm Heath Jeffrey Paul Heavner Mark Brownlee Heizer Pablo Hernandez Paul Warren Hersh Ronald G. and Madelyn C. Hight Frances G. Hill Keith William Hiller Carol Roberts Hinnant Walter Lee Hinson Craig Denning Hodges Latham Pate Hodges George William Holt Jr. David Lawrence Hopkins

Kenneth Allen Howard Darren Slate Howell James G. Hudson Jr. Paul King Hudson John C. Humphrey Jr. Jerry G. Hunt* Lisa Bunch Hunter Keith Allen James William R. Jameson Akshay I. and Swati Javeri George Nathaniel Jennings Hal Swords Johnson Joyce and Marvin Johnson Johnson & Johnson Products Matching Gift Program James Henry Johnston Dennis Dale Jones James Michael Jones Merrill Glenn Jones II James Burton Joyner Thurman D. and Brenda Joyner Ronald S. Kallman Craig Bennett Katzman Christopher Timothy Kavel Kenneth Ray Kearney C. Ralph Kinsey Jr. James Kleckley* Michael Leon Kleinert Walter A. Koch William Paul Kraus Jr. Karen Kus* Jane Margaret Lang* Robert George Larrison Jr. Charles F. Laughinghouse Algernon M. Lee Allen Dale Lee Jason Thomas Lee Shaun Mitchell Leggett James Douglas Lewis Jr. Richard Corey Lewis William Clifton Lilley Jr. Tonya I. Little Bobby and Rebecca Lockamy Jerry A. Long Jr. Kerry Lee Lovitt Phong Hoc Luong

*Current or past College of Business faculty member Jennifer Rae Manning Bowie G. Martin Timothy Martin Carlton Logan McCall David and Karen McDaniel Karen G. McDaniel Susanna Hudson McFadyen W. Scott McKinnon Joseph E. McKoy Robert Walker McLeod Dale Brooks Mills David R. Minges Brian Charles Minshew Elizabeth Williams Mizelle Clifton S. Mobley Rachael Modlin James E. Monroe H. Douglas Moore aren Oakley Moore Robert Bruce Moore Jr. George Shephard Mount IV Charles B. Moye Bonnie J. Mozingo NC Association of CPAs Paula Foster Nicholls Douglas Heath Nisbet II Robert D. Norman Laura Underhill Norment Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Inc. Paul Lee Nunn Jr. Sonya McCoy O’Brien Johnny B. Overby Jr. O. Wright Overton Joseph Benjamin Pace Tomas Oskar Palmgren W. Charles Paradee Jr. Daren Junius Parker Jay and Amy Parris Dariush Andre Payrow David M. Perry E. Hayes Petteway Clarence Earl Pickard Jr. Piedmont Natural Gas Company Chad Brian Pike Gregory Carl Piner Mark Stephen Piper Jimi H. and David Pope Rebecca Lynn Garlits Poucher Daniel Pierce Powers Titus Nelson Price Melbourne H. and Diana Pridgen Myrtle Dargan Pringle Phillip Matthew Quinn Robert Gary Rabon Bobby Glenn Rackley Stacy Allan Radcliff Richard Scott Rahm Andreas Heribert Rauterkus Robert Zachary Raynor Joseph Reginald Reeves William J. Reif Meleah Barnhill Reynolds Bennett Coleman Richardson Charles Stewart Rigsbee Charles Francis Ripley Peggy Horner Robbins George H. Roberts Virginia R. Roberts E. Dudley Robinson Daniel Shelton Roebuck

Gregory Scott Rosen Timothy Ryan Rowland Robin Ann Sanford John Bruce Satterfield Jr. Ronald Guy Scronce Jeffrey Parker Sears Elaine Dorsch Seeman* Jerry Dwain Shackelford II Marilyn A. Sheerer Scott Alan Shepard Michael Alexander Shusko Mary Ruth Sikes Frederick Thomas Simon David Kuester Smith Sharon Ann Smith Steven Mark Staley Lounell Stallings Leo Hardee Starling Ray G. Stephens Wanda Faye Stephens Thomas Parker Stone Brooke Taylor Stotlar William Glenn Strickland Holly Morton Sullivan J. Craige Summers Jerry Norman Swann Jonathan Edward Sweet Walter and Harriet Swing Jeffrey Pierce Taft Patricia B. Tamul Carlton E. Taylor Ernest Ward Taylor Pat Taylor William Fred Taylor Randy Douglas Terry The Duke Energy Foundation Robert Earl Thompson Jr. Jerry Wayne Thornton Mary Ellen W. Thorp Candy Williams Tilley Richard Henry Tolson Evelyn Truell David E. Turnage Timothy Carlyle Underhill Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Travis Clyde Vines Gwendolyn Ann Vinson Tracy Blackwell Vinson Michael Stanley Walker Pamela Beavers Ward Ralph E. Ward Carl Justin Warren Gary Lew Warren Robert Hunter Warren David John Wasiolek Brenda Powell Wells* David Allen West* Richard D. Westbrook James Rogers Westmoreland* Debra Bryant Wheeler Robert Charles White II Bynum and Sarah Whitehurst John Randolph Wiley Jr. Patricia H. Williams Tina Louise Williams* Joseph Wayne Wimberly Marc Eric Wint Andrew G. Womble Jr. Leigh C. Woodall Jr. Kellie Ann Woodruff

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Partners for Excellence, cont. Firms Providing Matching Gifts Bank of America Blue Bell Inc. The Duke Energy Foundation PepsiCo Foundation Microsoft Universal Leaf Tobacco Company LabCorp Clariant Corporation RBC Bank American Express Wachovia Wells Fargo Johnson & Johnson State Farm IBM Norfolk Southern Pfizer Inc. Abbott Laboratories H & R Block Foundation KPMG Foundation Verizon Johnson & Johnson Products Matching Gift Program Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Inc. Piedmont Natural Gas Company Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program Ernst & Young Foundation Matching Gift Program

The Accounting Society Chancellor’s Society ($1,000+) Rose L. Bailey* Kenneth A. Barlow Beta Alpha Psi David J. Bradley Kimberly Harper Braxton Mark F. and Tracy W. Copeland Ernst & Young Foundation Matching Gift Program Dan M. Guy H & R Block Foundation Thomas Garner Horne Sandra Jacobs Jeffrey Thomas Joyner Patrick B. Mitchell NC CPA Fdn. Inc. Chapter & Scholarship Program North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners Douglas Kenneth Schneider* Associate ($500–$999) John Post Alkire IV Camberley Properties Inc. John Graham Clements Willie and Linda Creech John Morris Davis Denise E. Dickins* Cynthia Spruill Modlin Alan Daniel Parrish David Lee Rippy Affiliate ($250–$499) Tracey Hill Allen Anonymous Jason Nicholas Brown Stanley Wilson Cox

Dennis Earl Duke Kenneth M. Gunn Jr. Wayne A. Hildebrandt Tracy Dawn Knowles KPMG Foundation William L. Lanier Jr. Luther Gary Leonard Rachele Villanueva Manansala Mark G. McCarthy* Margaret Ann Mitchell Dan L. Schisler* John C. Smith Jr. David Jefferson Worthington Contributor ($100–$249) Sherwood L. Adcock Steven Randall Ayers William Walter Barker Becker Professional Education Susan Elizabeth Benson Donna Corsaro Boyette Deborah Goodson Bunn Charles Hardee Cadwell II Andrew LaVar Coleman David Nathaniel Crawford Lynwood Dock Davenport II John Wesley Dostert Douglas Clarence Fisher Nathan Brent Frederick Laura Jean Gee Linda P. Griffin Meredith Anne Hardison Ronald G. Hight George William Holt Jr. Lisa Bunch Hunter Allen Dale Lee Joseph E. McKoy NC Association of CPAs Douglas Heath Nisbet II Paul Lee Nunn Jr. Jay and Amy Parris Piedmont Natural Gas Company Mary Margaret Porterfield Joseph Reginald Reeves Charles Stewart Rigsbee Daniel Shelton Roebuck Timothy Ryan Rowland Robin Ann Sanford John Bruce Satterfield Jr. Lowell Godwin Taylor Robert Earl Thompson Jr. Candy Williams Tilley Timothy Carlyle Underhill Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Michael Stanley Walker Pamela Beavers Ward Debra Bryant Wheeler John Randolph Wiley Jr. Kellie Ann Woodruff

Firms Providing Matching Gifts Accounting Society Universal Leaf Tobacco H&R Block Foundation KPMG Foundation Piedmont Natural Gas Company Ernst & Young Foundation Matching Gift Program

From the Advancement Office Every year, our annual report highlights just some of our many achievements and notable people who help make the College of Business everything it is. This year’s report is themed “giving back,” and we couldn’t be more grateful for the generosity of our alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students—and the time they volunteer, too. Our College would not be where it is today without your visionary support and guidance. Your generosity bolsters both our students and programs—supporting students through scholarships, enriching and improving academic programs, and initiating new projects and innovative approaches to a quality business education. Your funds are also used to improve teaching facilities and upgrade technology, assist faculty research, and supplement state funding of ongoing programs. Likewise, the time you give back through service helps move the College forward. Whether you serve on a board or speak to students in the classroom, you have an impact. You may give to the College of Business for many reasons—to give back to the institution that gave you your start, to honor cherished memories, to invest in our future leaders and improve the world around you, to name a few. No matter your reason for giving, at the heart of each gift is your desire to make a difference, and we are deeply appreciative for all that you do. We have nearly 20,000 College of Business alumni living throughout the world. By supporting the College of Business, you invest not only in today’s students, but also in tomorrow’s leaders. Your ongoing participation and commitment are vital to our success. Thank you for giving back to the College of Business. Colin O’Connor Senior Major Gifts Officer and Director of Academic Leadership Programs Philanthropy College of Business 252-328-9562



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The Commerce Club

Founded in 1984, the East Carolina University Commerce Club is an annual giving society designed to support College of Business students, faculty, and alumni by enhancing the quality of our academic programs, helping our students succeed, and strengthening ties with our alumni and our community.

• Seed money for new programs and opportunities within the college

Membership dues and other contributions from Commerce Club members provide unrestricted support each year for critical needs in the College of Business, including the following necessities:

• A certificate representing a share of stock in the College of Business

• Two Commerce Club scholarships and 10 Commerce Club book scholarships • Travel funds for students and faculty to attend course-related conferences and/or visits to corporations • Faculty development and recognition, including the Commerce Club Teaching Excellence Award and the Commerce Club New Faculty Award

• Development and printing costs of Stocknotes, our alumni newsletter published three times per year

Membership Benefits

• Opportunities to reconnect to ECU through special events, receptions, and seminars for Commerce Club members • The College of Business Annual Report, distributed at the end of every calendar year • Recognition as a Commerce Club member in College publications • The pride that comes with helping the ECU family

How to Join Joining the Commerce Club is easy. Simply complete the membership form online at www.ecu/commerceclub/, and your membership is activated. Membership dues to the Commerce Club are $50 annually, although you may certainly choose to donate more. If you are a recent graduate, the College of Business offers a special Young Executive membership option, which provides complimentary access to the Commerce Club for the first year following graduation. Thank you for supporting the College of Business. Together, we shape future leaders to succeed in business and contribute to their communities.

Shown above is Commerce Club Scholarship recipient Terresa Dent.



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Full Members of the Commerce Club

*Current or past College of Business faculty member

Gregory L. Abeyounis, Greenville, NC David Patrick Adams, Holly Springs, NC Franklin V. Adams, Raleigh, NC Herbert Ray Adams, Hayesville, NC Ken Douglas Adams, Brevard, NC Kim R. Adams, Bethel, NC Sherwood L. Adcock, Wake Forest, NC Tope Adeyemi-Bello,* Winterville, NC Hazel Marie Alcock, New Bern, NC John Post Alkire IV, Atlanta, GA Tracey Hill Allen, Greenville, NC Patricia Allred, High Point, NC Jacob Manley Alphin, La Grange, NC James Anthony Amos, Ringgold, GA Archna Sekhri Anand, Kinston, NC Robert Ernest Anderson, Elkton, MD Jeremy David Andrews, Chesapeake, VA Philip Tyler Antle, Kissimmee, FL Charles A. Askew Jr., Williamston, NC Mary Lee Askew, Williamston, NC Christopher Samuel Atkinson, Greenville, NC Edward Bennett Atwill, Richmond, VA Douglas Ashley Austin, Winterville, NC Garrett Lee Austin, Sanford, NC Kathleen Sue Austin, Winterville, NC Jaime Nelson Austria, Virginia Beach, VA Howard Hodges Aycock, New Smyrna Beach, FL Steven Randall Ayers, Winterville, NC William David Ayers, Saint Pauls, NC Louise Perreca Bagi, New York, NY James Terrell Bailey, Raleigh, NC James Washington Bailey IV, Howell, NJ Rose L. Bailey,* Huntersville, NC John David Bain, Silver Springs, FL James Franklin Baker, Raeford, NC Reba Yvette Baker, Harkers Island, NC Richard Marvin Baker III, Hampstead, NC William Horace Baker Jr., Wendell, NC Gary Howard Baldree, New Bern, NC James B. Banks Jr., Wake Forest, NC Robert Brantly Banks, Sparta, NC John M. Banning, Greenville, NC Maha Z. Banning, Greenville, NC William Crowell Barbee Jr., Sims, NC Stephanie Cash Barber, Charlotte, NC Charles Edward Barco, Charlottesville, VA Tasha L. Barkentin, Wake Forest, NC William Walter Barker, Kinston, NC Kenneth A. Barlow, Isle of Palms, SC Ralph T. Barnes III, Denton, TX Rayford Lee Barnes Jr., Clemmons, NC David Andrew Barrett, Whitsett, NC Jay Franklin Barrington Sr., New Bern, NC Mary H. Bartlett, Goldsboro, NC Dilara D. Batca, Winterville, NC James T. Beaman, Tallahassee, FL John Milton Beaman, Snow Hill, NC Thomas, Patrick Beattie, Greensboro, NC Warren Tucker Beck, Raleigh, NC Richard Kerr Belcher, Huntersville, NC Richard D. Bennett, Rocky Mount, NC Charles Garland Benson II, New Bern, NC Susan Elizabeth Benson, Greenville, NC Lisa D. Benton, Greenville, NC Samuel J. Bernstein, Charlotte, NC Bruce A. Biggs, Elizabeth City, NC Thomas Otho Biggs, Manteo, NC Stephen McKinley Blizzard, Newport, NC Lucas Matthew Blocker, San Gabriel, CA Paula Ann Bobish, Mount Laurel, NJ Jolinda R. Boelkins, Charlotte, NC James Andrew Bogardus, Fair Haven, NJ Donald Bernard Boldt,* Kinston, NC Anthony Fredric Bond, Durham, NC David A. Bond, Raleigh, NC

Larry W. Chilton, Winston-Salem, NC Terry G. Clark, Zebulon, NC William B. Cleaver III, Alexandria, VA Francis Louis Clement, Medford, NJ John Graham Clements, Raleigh, NC Elizabeth C. Cobb, Raleigh, NC William Richard Cobb, Rocky Mount, NC Jerod Stuart Cohen, Apex, NC Margery S. Cohen, Apex, NC Andrew Lavar Coleman, Raleigh, NC William Lewis Coleman, Midlothian, VA James P. Coley, Lynchburg, VA Kevin James Collins, Charlotte, NC Janette Florence Conklin-Crumley, Virginia Beach, VA Donald E. Conley, Rocky Mount, NC Mary Conley, Rocky Mount, NC Martha Hudson Cook, New Bern, NC Richard Edgar Cook,* Rockford, MI Lloyd Edward Cooper Jr., Kinston, NC Virginia Flynn Cooper, Kinston, NC Mark Fearing Copeland, Charlotte, NC Tracy Waters Copeland, Charlotte, NC Charles Anthony Costanzo, Collegeville, PA William Joseph Cotton, Goldsboro, NC Christopher Andrew Cox, Holly Springs, NC Stanley Wilson Cox, Broadway, NC Sylvia Wellons Craft, Farmville, NC David Nathaniel Crawford, Roanoke Rapids, NC Michael Travis Crawford, Raleigh, NC Linda Barber Creech, Prospect, KY William Douglas Creech Sr., Mint Hill, NC Willie Ray Creech, Prospect, KY Donna V. Creef, Kill Devil Hills, NC Kelly O’Neal Crisp, Washington, NC Paula Joseph Crumrine, Charlotte, NC Melissa Barrow Culbreth, Raleigh, NC Delmas B. Cumbee Jr., Williamston, NC Gerald Arthur Cunningham, Greensboro, NC Melvin G. Cunningham, Walstonburg, NC Jack E. Cutler, Tarboro, NC Kevin Dale Cutler, Bath, NC Timothy Dale Cutler, Greenville, NC Neal Odum Dagenhart, High Point, NC Phoebe M. Dail, Greenville, NC Timothy Clay Dale, Wilson, NC James Reginald Daniels Jr., Rocky Mount, NC Michael Edward Daugherty, Roswell, GA Lynwood Dock Davenport II, Kinston, NC Catherine Haislip Davidson, Hassell, NC Cynthia Callaway Davis, Merry Hill, NC Gordon Parker Davis, Wilson, NC James Michael Davis, Mount Olive, NC Jamie Burnette Davis, Louisburg, NC John Morris Davis, Cary, NC John Hunter Davis,* Merry Hill, NC Michael Wayne Davis, Raleigh, NC Staci Renee Davis, Raleigh, NC Fay Hall Dawson, Greenville, NC Jacob Wiley Dawson, La Grange, NC John Lloyd Day, Ardmore, OK Stephen M. Deaton, Raleigh, NC Judith Nestor Deme, Kinston, NC Bernita Whitaker Demery, Greenville, NC Faye Dempsey, Greenville, NC Michael Mark Destefano, Apex, NC Michael Gary Deutsch, Ocean Isle Beach, NC Patrick B. DeVane, Elizabethtown, NC Sondra M. DeVincenzo, Wake Forest, NC Denise E. Dickins,* West Palm Beach, FL James Kevin Dill, Richmond, VA Erin Wagner DiNero, Advance, NC Phillip Ray Dixon, Greenville, NC Wanda Sue Brown Dixon, Stokes, NC William Charles Dodd, Raleigh, NC

Connie A. Boone, Creedmoor, NC Ginger Daughtry Booth, Jacksonville, NC Augus Foster Bordeaux, Pollocksville, NC Linda Boruff, Chesterfield, MI William Boruff, Chesterfield, MI William Clifford Bowen, Greenville, NC Bradley James Bowers, Cincinnati, OH Desiree Conyers Bowling, Ayden, NC Juanita Artis Boyd, Greenville, NC Lee Ann Boyd, Greensboro, NC Donna Corsaro Boyette, Marion, NC Kimberly D. Boyette, Clayton, NC David J. Bradley, Nashville, NC David A. Bradley, Virginia Beach, VA Betty C. Brantley, Greensboro, NC Rachel Lindsey Brassine,* Greenville, NC Kimberly Harper Braxton, Grifton, NC Elvin Ray Brewer Sr., Greenville, NC Martha S. Bridges, Rocky Mount, NC Douglas R. Brindley, Southern Shores, NC Carroll Merton Britt, Merry Hill, NC Frederick Brian Britt, Washington, TX James M. Brock, Camp Hill, PA Leslie N. Bromer, Bowie, MD M. Dean Browder, Winston-Salem, NC Anita Woodford Brown, Dunkirk, MD Bonnie Lee Brown, Alexandria, VA Carl Edward Brown Jr., Atlantic Beach, NC Jason Nicholas Brown, Apex, NC Justin L. Brown III, Fuquay-Varina, NC Robert Lee Brown, Kinston, NC Stephen Anthony Brown, Raleigh, NC John Paul Bryant, Lexington, NC James F. Buckman IV, Washington, NC Deborah Goodson Bunn, Stokes, NC Dianne Beamon Bunn, Greenville, NC Michael L. Bunting, Julian, NC Andrew George Burch, Raleigh, NC Jerry Evan Burgdorfer, Statesville, NC David S. Burgess Jr., Camden, NC Mary Burnes, Saint Louis, MO Jason Metro Burtick, Raleigh, NC Frank F. Butler, Clinton, NC Janet Butler, Clinton, NC Walter Cecil Butler Jr., Atlanta, GA Ann B. Byrd, Farmville, NC John B. Byrd III, Lawrenceville, GA Charles Hardee Cadwell II, Raleigh, NC Thomas David Cafferty, Great Falls, VA Julia Paige Cahoon, Belhaven, NC James Dale Call, Myrtle Beach, SC Tadeo Prodigio Calvo, Raleigh, NC Creola Smith Campbell, Zebulon, NC Joseph John Canning, Holly Springs, NC Richard Luby Cannon Jr., Vanceboro, NC Rodney Cantrell, Washington, NC William Howard Carr Jr., Palm Harbor, FL David Edward Carter, Grimesland, NC Kathryn McCotter Carter, New Bern, NC Lawrence Alfred Cartner Jr., Fort Mill, SC Anastatia Kohn Cashwell, Fayetteville, NC Henry V. Cashwell Sr., Colfax, NC James C. Cashwell, Fayetteville, NC Mark Wesley Cassady, Smithfield, VA Ben L. Castellow, Hampton, VA John Armand Chadwick, Greenville, NC Michael S. Chaffee, Garner, NC William Kendall Chalk, Winston-Salem, NC Wai Hung Chan, Bothell, WA Casey Michele Chapin, Garner, NC Edward L. Chapman, Williamston, NC Ann B. Cherry, Kinston, NC Joyce Gilbert Cherry, Kinston, NC Julius Perkins Cherry Jr., Kinston, NC Eugene G. Chewning Jr., Bloomington, IN



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Full Members of the Commerce Club John Wesley Dostert, Cary, NC Richard Vernon Doub, Altadena, CA John F. Douglas, Troutman, NC Brian Mark Dow, Stafford, VA Brent Nathan Downing, Wilmington, NC John Robert Draper, Suffolk, VA Janet Van Landingham Drinnon, Greenville, NC Cameron R. Dudley Jr., Wilmington, NC Ellen H. Dudley, Wilmington, NC Steven Darren Dudley, Waxhaw, NC Dennis Earl Duke, Fuquay-Varina, NC Donna Nicholson Dunn, Washington, NC Richard B. Dupree, Angier, NC David Henry Durant, Florence, SC Terry Worth Durham, Elgin, SC Larry Dziedzic, Durham, NC Laurie A. Eakins,* Winterville, NC Stanley G. Eakins,* Winterville, NC Don Edwards, Greenville, NC Laura H. Edwards, Raleigh, NC Michael C. Edwards, Raleigh, NC Thomas J. Ehteridge III, Engelhard, NC Hallian V. Elks Jr., Greenville, NC Louis Lamar Elliott, Washington, NC Marian Jones Emory, Ayden, NC Susan Adele Engelkemeyer, Hull, MA Gregory Wallace Estep, Fort Mill, SC Sherry Williams Etheridge, Engelhard, NC Kenneth Wayne Evans, Eden, NC Scott Perry Evans, Rocky Mount, NC Beth Green Everett, Grimesland, NC Matthew Scott Faison, Christiansburg, VA Brent Gregory Falcon, Raleigh, NC Eugene David Faller, Salisbury, NC Ellory Scott Farrar, Cary, NC David L. Farris, Raleigh, NC Jesse Leonard Farris III, Andover, MA Margaret L. Farris, Raleigh, NC Patrick Wade Ferries, Spring, TX Sherry Denise Figgs, Elizabeth City, NC Johnny Rafael Figueroa, Rockaway, NJ Ralph A. Finch Jr., Midlothian, VA Douglas Clarence Fisher, Alloway, NJ Anne Klutey Fisher,* Greenville, NC Ralph Wilburn Flanary Jr.,* Greenville, NC Charles Ray Flowers Jr., Tarboro, NC Lou Ellen Flowers, Fremont, NC Frank Floyd Jr., Chapel Hill, NC Mark Douglas Foley, Greenville, NC Lyle O. Forbes Jr., Shawboro, NC Mark Stephen Forbes, Cary, NC Cannon Wade Forrest, Raleigh, NC Louis Plaster Forrest, Winston-Salem, NC Edward Loring Fox, Jacksonville, NC Sedriah Arzenia Fox, Charlotte, NC Nathan Brent Frederick, Columbia, SC Jason Harris Freeman, Greenville, SC Steven L. Fussell, Jamestown, NC John R. Futrelle, Wilmington, NC Timothy Shawn, Gaghan, Springfield, VA Robert Burten, Gagnon, Raleigh, NC Ade Baruti, Galloway, Philadelphia, PA George F. Garner Jr., Lancaster, SC Laura Jean Gee, Raleigh, NC Jennifer Walker Getzewich, Alpharetta, GA Antonino Giaimo, Greensboro, NC John S. Gibbs Jr., Baldwinsville, NY Shelby Cuthrell Gibbs, Engelhard, NC Edwin Chester Giddings, Arlington, VA Dale R. Gidley Jr., Lewisville, TX Robert S. Gilmore Jr., Elon, NC Lori Kay Glass, Havelock, NC Kim Barnes Glover, Sharpsburg, NC Addison Spence Godley IV, Raleigh, NC Gertrude Goble, Raleigh, NC Travis Ray Godfrey, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Kelly Gay, Greenville, NC Elizabeth Pelletier Golly, Fallston, MD Jonathan Pastor Gomez, Delray Beach, FL Daniel Santiago Gonzalez, Neptune, NJ Aneesa Nicole Goode, Kimberly, AL Joseph Higgs Goodson Jr., Greenville, NC Charles Robert Gouge, Stanley, NC Eva Pittman Gouge, Stanley, NC Alton Ray Gower Jr., Dunn, NC Timothy John Grabus, Kernersville, NC Cale Lee Grady, Albertson, NC William F. Grant III, Williamsburg, VA Harold Edwin Gray II, South Riding, VA Alton Cutchin Greene Jr., Clarkesville, GA Jack Brian Gregoire, Waxhaw, NC Andrew Milton Griffin, Washington, DC Linda P. Griffin, New Bern, NC Thomas W. Griffin, Winston-Salem, NC William B. Griffin, Durham, NC Audrey Porter Grillo, Virginia Beach, VA Douglas Miller Groome, Charlotte, NC Rebecca Harmon Guffey, Anderson, SC Kenneth M. Gunn Jr., Richmond, VA Charles Mitchell Gurganus, Washington, NC Dan M. Guy, Santa Fe, NM Brandon Wyatt Haines, Wilmington, NC Erica Meadows Haines, Wilmington, NC Marcie Shelton Haines, Charlotte, NC Brandon Jared Hales, Winterville, NC Robert Melver Haley Jr., Scottsdale, AZ Craig A. Hall, Bethesda, MD James Dale Hall, Daniel Island, SC Michael Kent Hammond, Fountain, CO William Lawrence Hamnett Jr., Richmond, VA Susan Elaine Hardee, Nashville, NC Deborah L. Hardin, Greensboro, NC Meredith Anne Hardison, Charlotte, NC James Edgar Harllee, Pittsboro, NC Betsy H. Harper, Grifton, NC David Todd Harris, Winterville, NC Lesley Paige Harris, Alexandria, VA Norman G. Harris Jr., High Point, NC Phillip Joel Harris, Cary, NC Janine Leanne Harrison, Ayden, NC Melody J. Hartsgrove, Oceanport, NJ Judy A. Hatch, Goldsboro, NC Robert N. Hatch, Goldsboro, NC Bobby Gene Hathaway, Raleigh, NC Robert J. Haubenreiser, Deep River, CT Richard Doub Hauser Jr.,* Farmville, NC Cleveland M. Hawkins, Sunbury, NC Timothy Alan Hawkins, Stedman, NC Charles Malcolm Heath, Bryson City, NC Corinne M. Heath,* Robersonville, NC Jeffrey Paul Heavner, Wilmington, NC Matthew August Hege, Miami, FL Mary Catherine Heim, Wilmington, DE Mark Brownlee Heizer, Chapel Hill, NC Wade Hampton Henkel, Frederick, MD Meredith Wayne Henry II, Atlantic Beach, NC Pablo Hernandez, Garner, NC Lisa Smith Herring, Smithfield, NC Paul Warren Hersh, Washington, DC Madelyn Coleman Hight, Hickory, NC Ronald G. Hight, Hickory, NC Wayne A. Hildebrandt, La Grange, NC Frances G. Hill, Sarasota, FL Robert Vernon Hill, Oxford, NC Keith William Hiller, Clemmons, NC Carol Roberts Hinnant, Wendell, NC Walter Lee Hinson, Wilson, NC Craig Denning Hodges, Middletown, DE Latham Pate Hodges, Fayetteville, NC James Edward Holloway,* Greenville, NC Joyce Swain Holloway, Greenville, NC George William Holt Jr., Raleigh, NC

*Current or past College of Business faculty member David Lawrence Hopkins, Davidson, NC William Eric Hopkins, North Palm Beach, FL Donald Edwin Horne, Richlands, NC Thomas Garner Horne, New Bern, NC Heather Buchanan Horton, Raleigh, NC John L. Howard Jr.,* Greenville, NC Jonas William Howard, Grifton, NC Kenneth Allen Howard, Durham, NC Darren Slate Howell, Durham, NC Mary Lynn Howie, Fayetteville, NC James G. Hudson Jr., Thomasville, NC Paul King Hudson, Raleigh, NC John C. Humphrey Jr., Lumberton, NC Jerry G. Hunt,* Round Rock, TX Judith R. Hunt,* Bethel, NC Lisa Bunch Hunter, Wake Forest, NC Richard Byron Hunter, Vanceboro, NC Rachel Joy Hutcherson, Morrisville, NC Homer Ford Hutchinson Jr., Sanford, FL Craig Philip Jackson, Wake Forest, NC Edward Austin Jackson, Roanoke Rapids, NC Sandra Jacobs, Beamsville, Ontario, Canada Edward Allen James, Cary, NC Keith Allen James, Memphis, TN William R. Jameson, Clayton, NC Grant D. Jarman, Greenville, NC Akshay I. Javeri, Cranbury, NJ Swati Ashkay Javeri, Cranbury, NJ Ann Webb Jefferys, Macclesfield, NC George Nathaniel Jennings, Burlington, NC Alpheus Stuart Jernigan, Charlotte, NC Hal Swords Johnson, Winston-Salem, NC Jane W. Johnson, Charlotte, NC Joyce Johnson, Newnan, GA Marvin B. Johnson Jr., Newnan, GA Michael Lloyd Johnson, Mooresville, NC Rose Graham Johnson, Fairmont, NC James Henry Johnston, Chocowinity, NC David Ward Jones, Washington, NC Dennis Dale Jones, Tabor City, NC Edwin B. Jones, Walstonburg, NC James Michael Jones, Raleigh, NC Merrill Glenn Jones II, Winterville, NC Steven Wayne Jones, Raleigh, NC Virginia Lee Jones, Greenville, NC Lloyd Harold Jordan Jr., Greenville, NC Brenda Hodges Joyner, Rock Hill, SC Carl Waylon Joyner, Greenville, NC James Burton Joyner, Washington, NC Jeffrey Thomas Joyner, Winterville, NC Kevin Scott Joyner, Fuquay-Varina, NC Charles Leon Justice, Greenville, NC Sharon Dixon Justice,* Greenville, NC Ronald S. Kallman, Richmond, VA Seth Hanson Kardos, Bradenton, FL Craig Bennett Katzman, Charlotte, NC Christopher Timothy Kavel, Charlotte, NC Kenneth Ray Kearney, Greenville, NC Jeffrey Gray Kearns, Concord, NC James Dominic Kelly, Newtown, PA Richard Lee Kerns,* Greenville, NC Kenneth K. Kilpatrick, Charlotte, NC C. Ralph Kinsey Jr., Charlotte, NC Douglas Dale Kittle, Montpelier, VA James Kleckley,* Greenville, NC Michael Leon Kleinert, Raleigh, NC Tracy Dawn Knowles, Manassas, VA Karen Jurkcsheit Koch, Greenville, NC Walter A. Koch, Lindenhurst, IL William Richard Koch, Greenville, NC Sidney Gale Koonce, Wendell, NC Michael Stanley Kowalczyk, Chicago, IL William Paul Kraus Jr., Greenville, NC Judy Ann Krause, Snow Camp, NC Kelly Carr Kurz, Grimesland, NC Karen Kus,* Greenville, NC



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Full Members of the Commerce Club

*Current or past College of Business faculty member

Debra Ann Lancaster, Raleigh, NC Henry Hampton Land, Kannapolis, NC David Scott Lane, Greenville, NC Jane Margaret Lang,* Winterville, NC William L. Lanier Jr., Wilmington, NC Robert George Larrison Jr., Indian Trail, NC Charles F. Laughinghouse, Emerald Isle, NC Melissa B. Lawver, Liberty, NC Thomas E. Leake, Roanoke Rapids, NC Algernon M. Lee, Charlotte, NC Allen Dale Lee, Raleigh, NC Jason Thomas Lee, Clayton, NC Jason Ray Lee, Cary, NC Shaun Mitchell Leggett, Williamston, NC Luther Gary Leonard, Greensboro, NC James R. Lewis, Blue Ridge, VA James Douglas Lewis Jr., Warner Robins, GA Richard Corey Lewis, Morehead City, NC William Clifton Lilley Jr., Wilmington, NC Tonya I. Little, Washington, NC Bobby Scott Lockamy, Warsaw, NC Rebecca Lockamy, Warsaw, NC Jerry A. Long Jr., Raleigh, NC Elizabeth Lose, Camp Hill, PA Roger C. Lose, Camp Hill, PA Kerry Lee Lovitt, Providence Forge, VA William Guy Lucas, Raleigh, NC Phong Hoc Luong, Charlotte, NC Philip Roger Magnuson Jr., Lakewood, NY Diane Lynn Mahoney, Andover, MA Rodney Alton Mallette, Wake Forest, NC Rachele Villanueva Manansala, Cary, NC Anthony Mancilla III, Escanaba, MI Matthew Corey Mangum, Raleigh, NC Brian Rai Mann, Greensboro, NC Jennifer Rae Manning, Stafford, VA Mac Edwin Manning, Williamston, NC A. Melvin Marchant III, Richmond, VA Bowie G. Martin, Wilson, NC

Robert Bruce Moore Jr., Kinston, NC Foster W. Morse, Lorton, VA George Shephard Mount IV, Wilson, NC Charles B. Moye, Wake Forest, NC Bonnie J. Mozingo, Charlotte, NC Cecil Ray Murphy, Morehead City, NC Andrew Allen Nelson, Raleigh, NC Steven Douglas Nelson, Raleigh, NC Paula Foster Nicholls, Washington, NC Herbert Niparts, New London, NC Douglas Heath Nisbet II, Greenville, NC Frederick D. Niswander,* Greenville, NC Wayne Robert Nixon, Huntington Beach, CA Robert D. Norman, Fayetteville, NC William Keller Normann, Sanford, NC Laura Underhill Norment, Trent Woods, NC Charles Wilson Northcutt Jr., Gibsonville, NC Paul Lee Nunn Jr., Goldsboro, NC Traci Nunn, Apex, NC Sonya McCoy O’Brien, Mount Olive, NC Robert Edward O’Connor, Charlotte, NC Colin O’Connor,* Winterville, NC Virginia Balsley Odom, Roanoke Rapids, NC John O’Hara, Kearny, NJ Margaret T. O’Hara,* Durham, NC Susan Eileen Ostrander, Greensboro, NC Johnny B. Overby Jr., Henderson, NC O. Wright Overton, Harkers Island, NC Joseph Benjamin Price, Wilmington, NC Tomas Oskar Palmgren, Charlotte, NC W. Charles Paradee Jr., Smyrna, DE Richard Frank Paravella, Raleigh, NC Donald L. Park, Greensboro, NC Daren Junius Parker, Clinton, NC Eric William Parker, Charlotte, NC Amy Edna Parris, Kinston, NC Jay Arthur Parris, Kinston, NC Alan Daniel Parrish, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Donna Knotts Paschall, Durham, NC J. Micah Pate, Raleigh, NC Michael Todd Paul, Baltimore, MD Gregory Clark Payne, Cumming, GA Julie Ward Payne, Summerfield, NC William James Payne, Summerfield, NC Dariush Andre Payrow, Atlanta, GA Margery W. Pearce, West Columbia, SC James Buchanan Pearsall, Greenville, NC David M. Perry, Goldsboro, NC Malcolm Glenn Perry Jr., Battleboro, NC E. Hayes Petteway, Elizabethtown, NC Roy E. Phibbs, Raleigh, NC Michael Wayne Phillips, Advance, NC Clarence Earl Pickard Jr., Mooresville, NC Chad Brian Pike, Siler City, NC Gregory Carl Piner, Raleigh, NC Mark Stephen Piper, Wilson, NC Ivey Harold Pittman, Selma, NC Robert Earl Poole II, Fayetteville, NC David Mark Pope, Kinston, NC Jimi Hill Pope, Kinston, NC Joseph Alvin Pope, Clinton, NC Mary Margaret Porterfield, Washington, DC Rebecca Lynn Garlits Poucher, Arlington Heights, IL Charles Fleming Powell, Saint Augustine, FL William H. Powell III, Salisbury, MD Daniel Pierce Powers, Charlottesville, VA Titus Nelson Price, Lumberton, NC Diana Trask Pridgen, Rocky Mount, NC Melbourne Henry Pridgen, Rocky Mount, NC Myrtle Dargan Pringle, Fayetteville, NC Phillip Matthew Quinn, Winterville, NC Robert Gary Rabon, Raleigh, NC Bobby Glenn Rackley, Rocky Mount, NC Stacy Allan Radcliff, Greenville, NC Allison Nash Radford, Ashburn, VA Richard Scott Rahm, Wilson, NC

Timothy Martin, Rocky Mount, NC Louise Hedgepeth May, Kinston, NC Andrew McNeely Mayberry II, Wilkesboro, NC Robert T. Maynard, Raleigh, NC Gary Dale McAlister, Greenville, NC Carlton Logan McCall, Nashville, NC Mark G. McCarthy,* Greenville, NC Raymond K. McCulloch, Raleigh, NC Christopher McDaniel, Winterville, NC Karen G. McDaniel, Greenville, NC Susanna Hudson McFadyen, Eastover, NC Gerald Leon McGowan, Greenville, NC Janice Modlin McGowan, Greenville, NC Milton Worth McKeel, Goldsboro, NC W. Scott McKinnon, Wilmington, NC Joseph E. McKoy, Chocowinity, NC Christopher Edward McLawhorn, Greenville, NC Robert Walker McLeod, Alpharetta, GA Linda E. McMahon, Stamford, CT Vincent Kennedy McMahon, Stamford, CT Michael John Medinger, Reisterstown, MD Debra Lynne Melvin, Fayetteville, NC Nathan Rene Milian, Indian Beach, NC Phyllis Karen Miller, Kitty Hawk, NC Dale Brooks Mills, Dillon, SC David R. Minges, Raleigh, NC Brian Charles Minshew, Winterville, NC James Ernest Mitchell III, Sanford, NC Louis C. Mitchell Jr., Gastonia, NC Margaret Ann Mitchell, Raleigh, NC Patrick B. Mitchell, Birmingham, AL Elizabeth Williams Mizelle, Washington, NC Clifton S. Mobley, Raleigh, NC Cynthia Spruill Modlin, Williamston, NC Rachael Modlin, Ahoskie, NC James E. Monroe, Greenville, NC Candace C. Moore, Winston-Salem, NC H. Douglas Moore, Erwin, NC Karen Oakley Moore, Sherrills Ford, NC


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Daniel Byron Rains, Greenville, NC Jessica Raphael Ramby, Fairfax, VA Paul Ramey Jr., Charleston SC Andreas Heribert Rauterkus, Birmingham, AL Robert Zachary Raynor, Clinton, NC Scott Cameron Reed, Charlotte, NC Joseph Reginald Reeves, Macclesfield, NC William J. Reif, Newark, DE Riley Earle Reiner, Wake Forest, NC Meleah Barnhill Reynolds, Mount Pleasant, SC Donda Hill Rhodes, Winterville, NC Ira Len Rhodes,* Winterville, NC Bennett Coleman Richardson, Plano, TX John H. Richardson II, Charleston, SC Charles Stewart Rigsbee, Durham, NC Charles Francis Ripley, Bettendorf, IA David Lee Rippy, Virginia Beach, VA Eric Patrick Robb, Raleigh, NC Peggy Horner Robbins, Asheboro, NC Tracey Beamon Roberson, Winterville, NC Barbara F. Roberts, Elizabeth City, NC George H. Roberts, Easton, MD Virginia R. Roberts, Winterville, NC E. Dudley Robinson, Hillsborough, NC Stacey Gossett Robinson, Raleigh, NC Doris B. Rodormer, Lighthouse Point, FL Daniel Shelton Roebuck, Zebulon, NC Carl Marion Rogers, Wrightsville Beach, NC Robert N. Roman, Wallace, NC Michael Robin Romance, Davie, FL Gregory Scott Rosen, New York, NY Gary L. Rosenbaum, Lexington, NC Elizabeth Paige Rouse, Wilmington, NC Richard Wayne Rouse, Kinston, NC Timothy Ryan Rowland, Kittrell, NC James Lawton Salisbury, Raleigh, NC Robin Ann Sanford DBA, Battleboro, NC Ryo Leo Sasaki, Clemmons, NC John Bruce Satterfield Jr., Emerald Isle, NC Thomas William Savitski, Apex, NC Frederick P. Schadler,* Greenville, NC Melanie Marlow Scheffler, Clayton, NC Dan L. Schisler,* Greenville, NC Douglas Kenneth Schneider,* Greenville, NC Lynn M. Schubert, Washington, DC Paul Schwager,* Greenville, NC Betty Wright Scott, Wilmington, NC Dava D. Scott, Newbury Park, CA John Edward Scott, Newbury Park, CA Ronald Guy Scronce, Hickory, NC Jeffrey Parker Sears, Dalton, GA Elaine Dorsch Seeman,* Winterville, NC Jerry Dwain Shackelford II, Kinston, NC Kirk Andrew Shaw, Charlotte, NC Marilyn A. Sheerer, Greenville, NC Scott Alan Shepard, Wake Forest, NC Robert Brian Short, Wilson, NC William Herman Shreve, Wilson, NC Donald H. Shumaker, Asheboro, NC Michael Alexander Shusko, Wake Forest, NC Ellen Whitman Sidbury, Annandale, NJ Brent Anthony Sigmon, Huntersville, NC Mary Ruth Sikes, Winterville, NC Frederick Thomas Simon, Atlanta, GA Khaovongkoth L. Sirisombath, High Point, NC Hinton James Skipper Jr., Greenville, NC Betty W. Slade, Bath, NC Andrew Bradley Smith, Marlton, NJ David Kuester Smith, Ridgeway, VA Erran Andrew Smith, Rogers, AR George S. Smith Jr., Morganville, NJ Jared Darryl Smith, Locust, NC John C. Smith Jr., Pink Hill, NC John L. Smith, New Bern, NC Pamela J. Smith, Morganville, NJ Sharon Ann Smith, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Leo Allen Venters, Winterville, NC Martin Lewis Vernon, Raleigh, NC Travis Clyde Vines, Raleigh, NC Gwendolyn Ann Vinson, Matthews, NC Tracy Blackwell Vinson, Raleigh, NC Douglas Lee Voncannon, San Francisco, CA Catherine Roethling Walker, Waxhaw, NC Michael Stanley Walker, Winterville, NC Arnold Wallace, Clayton, NC Brian James Wallace, Columbus, OH Kay S. Wallace, Clayton, NC Diane Gray Walters, Raleigh, NC Edward Thomas Walters, Raleigh, NC Blake Carlisle Walton, Greenville, NC Pamela Beavers Ward, Chocowinity, NC Ralph E. Ward, Greenville, NC Carl Justin Warren, Pinetops, NC Gary Lew Warren, High Point, NC Robert Hunter Warren, Chapel Hill, NC David John Wasiolek, Concord, MA William Grant Webber Jr., Goldsboro, NC Verna B. Weeks, Pikeville, NC Mark Charles Weitzel,* Winterville, NC Brenda Powell Wells,* Greenville, NC Thomas Christopher West, Goldsboro, NC David Allen West,* Chapel Hill, NC Richard D. Westbrook, Ocean Isle Beach, NC James Rogers Westmoreland,* Greenville, NC Debra Bryant Wheeler, Grifton, NC Stephen Earnest Wheeler, Raleigh, NC Jennifer Ruth Whichard, Stokes, NC Robert Charles White II, Bahama, NC Bynum James Whitehurst, Greenville, NC Sarah Jones Whitehurst, Greenville, NC Dane Todd Whitmoyer, Lancaster, PA William Worth Whittington, Kinston, NC John Randolph Wiley Jr., Wake Forest, NC Ross Jason Wilhelm, Frederick, MD Ronnie Leo Wilkes, Charlotte, NC Frederick Alton Williams Jr., Tarboro, NC Marie S. Williams, Greenville, NC Patricia H. Williams, Kinston, NC Robert Darrell Williams, Morehead City, NC Thomas Edmond Williams, Raleigh, NC Tina Louise Williams,* Greenville, NC Walter L. Williams, Greenville, NC Donnie Chester Wilson, Winston-Salem, NC James Ivey Wilson, Sanford, NC Ruth Burchette Wilson, Raleigh, NC William Gilbert Wilson, Raleigh, NC William Henry Wilson Jr., Raleigh, NC Joseph Wayne Wimberly, Raleigh, NC Ann Overton Winstead, Rocky Mount, NC Marc Eric Wint, Fairfax, VA Benjamin O. Womack Jr., Jamestown, NC Andrew G. Womble Jr., Hampton, VA Leigh C. Woodall Jr., Roxboro, NC Kellie Ann Woodruff, Tipp City, OH Moye Wayne Woolard, Washington, NC Elizabeth Oliver Wooten, Kernersville, NC Jan Skillen Workman,* Greenville, NC Samuel Joseph Wornom III, Sanford, NC Sandra Leonard Wornom, Sanford, NC David Jefferson Worthington, Cary, NC Robert Joseph Wright, Trinity, NC Wendy White Wright, Trinity, NC William H. Yarborough, Alexandria, VA Sue Ann Yates, Rockwell, NC David Young, Chesterfield, MO Stephen Kent Young, Roanoke Rapids, NC Louis H. Zincone Jr.,* Greenville, NC

Susan Lynch Smith,* Greenville, NC Zachary Alan Smith, Clayton, MO Johnny W. Spencer Jr., Greenville, NC Walt Spruill, Manteo, NC Steven Mark Staley, Sanford, NC Lounell Stallings, Oxford, NC William Robert Stallings, Zebulon, NC Jack McAuther Stancil, Raleigh, NC Natalie Rae Stanley, Saint George, KS Leo Hardee Starling, Greensboro, NC John Jacob Stauffer III, Cary, NC Cameron Holt Steadman, Charleston, SC Stephen Paul Steelman Jr., Kinston, NC Constantine Steve Stephanos, Rockville, MD Ray G. Stephens, Athens, OH Wanda Faye Stephens, Raleigh, NC James Leon Stevens, Pittsboro, NC Thomas Parker Stone, Fuquay-Varina, NC Brooke Taylor Stotlar, Virginia Beach, VA Robert Donald Strain, Charlotte, NC Robert Charles Strickland, Goldsboro, NC William Glenn Strickland, Bell Arthur, NC Holly Morton Sullivan, Cassatt, SC Melissa Moore Sullivan, Clayton, NC J. Craige Summers, Durham, NC Tyler Brent Sutton, Kinston, NC Guy Seldon Swain, Raleigh, NC James Howard Swain, Nags Head, NC William Stewart Swain, Myrtle Beach, SC Larry B. Swaney, Raleigh, NC Carey Meredith Swann III, Wilmington, NC Jerry Norman Swann, Sumter, SC Jonathan Edward Sweet, Burke, VA Harriet Stone Swing, Fayetteville, NC Walter Murray Swing, Fayetteville, NC Bonnie Weiss Sykes, New Hill, NC Jeffrey Pierce Taft, Apex, NC Patricia B. Tamul, Bartlett, TN Grover C. Tarlton Jr., Burlington, NC Nathan Jamaar Tate, Raleigh, NC Carlton E. Taylor, Rocky Mount, NC Ernest Ward Taylor, Greenville, NC Gaile Davenport Taylor, Rocky Mount, NC John Patrick Taylor, Greensboro, NC Lowell Godwin Taylor, Williamston, NC Melissa Rose Mercer Taylor, Beulaville, NC Roger Glenn Taylor, Rocky Mount, NC William Fred Taylor, Raleigh, NC Joe E. Terrell, Clyde, NC Randy Douglas Terry, Zebulon, NC Phillip W. Tetterton, Charlotte, NC William Albert Tetterton Jr., Bethel, NC Garrett Eugene Tharrington, Wake Forest, NC Roy N. Thomas, Rocky Mount, NC Robert Earl Thompson Jr., Burlington, NC Jerry Wayne Thornton, Garner, NC Timothy Michael Thornton, Virginia Beach, VA Mary Ellen W. Thorp, Oxford, NC Albert Justice Threewitts, Lumberton, NC Jason Lee Thuringer, Trent Woods, NC Candy Williams Tilley, Hertford, NC Will Houston Tinsley III, Newport, NC Richard Henry Tolson, Kill Devil Hills, NC Marilyn Baugham Tomasic, Durham, NC Joseph Tomkiewicz,* Farmville, NC Samuel Harris Townsend, Oak Island, NC Loyd Eugene Treadway Sr., Orange Park, FL Evelyn Truell, Southmont, NC Shelley Harvey Tubaugh, Washington, NC David E. Turnage, Greenville, NC Hope Harrell Turnbull, Wallace, NC G. Albert Turner, Preston, MD John S. Turner, Monroe, NC Adrian E. Turney, Decatur, AL Donald Umstead, Raleigh, NC Timothy Carlyle Underhill, Clayton, NC



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Young Executives Tyler Samuel Abbate Zackary Brent Abbott Trent Jackson Abraham Michael Abrokwah Christian Airington Ali Akkan Gideon Lee Alexander Jazzanetta D. Allen Allison Alston Ileah Alston Joshua Sobel Anderson Tammy Denise Anderson Whitney Kay Anderson James M. Anderson Michael Christian Andrews Alejandra Anez John Charles Anthony Juan Felipe Arana Cajiao Mita Aravapalli Alvin Lee Ashworth Jonathan Atamanchuk Jared Avchen Rachel C. Bacon Ayman Badwan Anthony Bagdon lll Michael Walton Bailey Nicole Elisabeth Baird Jason Baker Michael Band Alicia Barbonr Nigel Reid Barefoot Adam Dickerson Barham Douglas Allan Barmore Jr. Candace Denise Barnes Ashley Barone Tyler Barr Christopher Brooks Beanland Benjamin Beddis Chelsea Marie Benner Joshua Emanuel Berger Daniela Berrone Trevor Ryan Black Joshua Blackburn Richard Corey Blair Chad Lawrence Blakaitis Marcus Bland Michael Blankenship Jason Blue Dustin Blundell Jackson Dwight Boone Luiza Borges Jerrod Bornman Shelby Boruff Alexander Bosco Christopher William Bosten Andrew S. Boswell Megan Bothers Daniella Bowman Justin Boyette William David Bradford II Jesse Bramble Lauren Marie Braxton Ashely M. Brewer Lauren Ashley Brewer Ronnie Keynota Bridges Virginia Driggers Bridgman Heath Grayson Britt Christopher Brown Robert Bryan Brown Shalin Rian Brown Amanda Broz Spencer Jane Brunson Chantella Bryant Michelle Bryce

William Kevin Buchanan Christy Louise Buck Taylor Blake Bullard Seamus Ian Burke Mark Burris Michelle Burris Amelia J. Byrd Hanna Elizabeth Byrd Jeffrery Ryan Byrd Tracy Allen Byrum Joseph Calenda III Jeffrey Campbell Meghan Elizabeth Campbell Suntavio Ricardo Campbell-Wallace Rodger Canovai Jason Edward Carman Michael Carrington Dianna Elizabeth Carroll Ridge Carter Ezequiel Casarin Courtney Cason Nicholas M. Casstens Ryan Chadwell Brooke Chamberlain Chelsi Chandler Melissa Kaufman Cheston Sarah C. Chewning Andrew Christian Heather Jane Clayton Matthew Cleary Elizabeth Cleland Leighann Adkins Cleland Stacy McDonald Cline William Benjamin Cobb Mackenzie Coghlan Jessica Ann Cole David Andrew Coleman Jacob Allen Coleman Jacob Colley Georgia Ann Collier Kimberly Collins Alexandria Noel Conner Annette Poe Cook Cameron Cooke Miles Nicholas Cooper Justin Cooperten Leslie Marie Copestick Hilary Kate Cork Josh Cornwell Michael F. Cosolito Joseph T. Covington April Lynne Covolo Kaitlin Cox Kevin Cox Thomas Jordan Creech Christopher Justin Crotty Daniel Alan Crouse Christie Michelle Crumpler Jill Crusenberry Timothy Cullen Kimberly Nicole Cummings William Thomas Curtin III Joshua Dame Mark Daniel Mark Davies Alfred Patrick Davis Heather Davis Mark Andrew Davis Sarah Kay Davis Shadaria Davis David Patrick Deans II Theresa Marie DeCosta Steven Demeo

David Graham Desmond II Derek J. Diefendbach Charlotte Dietrich Marcus Christopher Dill Terrance Dorsey Daryl Chistopher Douglas Grant Douglas Dustin Aaron Downie Michael Draughon Stephen Randall Draughon Jaryd Scott Dubin Meridith C. Duke Jonathan Dulicia Eli Dutcher Samantha Eads Silha Evita Eaton-Bess Melissa Davids Ebili David Anthony Eckell Jennifer Edinger Catherine L. Edwards Jennifer Lynn Ehrman Sherrie Denise El-Amin Michael Elliott Heather Brooke Ellis Kelly Nichole Ellis Nathan Daniel Elmore Darin James Engrassia Christopher Eobstel Jonathan Epler Tom Espinoza William Ethington John Aaron Eubank Jeremy Donald Evans Porche’ Shaunese Evans Wesley Lawrence Evans Nicholas Fadero Ellen Farino Ronald Cecil Farlow Sean Farrell Jared Randolph Fauber Taylor Fennen Brian James B. Ferguson Graham Ferguson Lauren Fernandez Jonathan Ray Ferrell Jason W. Fife Shennell Larrese Finkley Patrick Regis Fitzgerald Matthew Flamman Tan Flanigan Walaiporri Flanigan Carol Ann Flemming Stuart Mckinley Fletcher Andrew Flowers Kristi Lee Fogelguist Kacy Cline Forbes Jessica Forbes James Forster Eilissa Fountain Harold Jackson Fountain Eddie Foy Ashley Caroline Freeman Justin Paul Freeman Jimmy Freudenberg Caitlin Friedrich Savannah Sophia Fulton Megan Lynn Gabel Carter Gagnon Kelsey Galen Jessenia Elizabeth Garcia Matthew Alfrado Gardner Chiquita Garner John Lawrence Gay Michael Lynn Gay Jr.

Krista Gentry Alexa Nicholas Georges Brooke Giblin Bria Ashia Gilchrist Brandon Elliot Glover Breanna Shari Godette Dillon Godley Lenee Moore Golden Preston Garrett Gomez Cristin Goode Natalie Goodman Bradley Gray Zeb Gray Jonathan Calhoun Greene Jack Gregoire Navdeep Kaur Grewal Brittney Grieco Heather Griffin Kyle Patrick Gross Charles Caldwell Burke Gullette Charles Scott Gupton Brett Hahn Kevin Jackson Hale Michael Hale Brendan Hall Brittany Morgan Hall Corrie Hall Lateeca Hankerson Danielle Hanlon Christie Hansen Morgyn K. Hardee Christopher Mitchell Hardison Sarah Hardison Joshua Corey Hardy Geri Marie Hare Jacob D. Harrington Adrian Harris John James Harris Kendell Harris Kyle Edward Harris Omar Harris Rachel Hart Stacy M. Hartman Tyler Harvin Mary Elizabeth Haskell Emily Christine Hass Erica Denise Hawkins Corey Daniel Hawley Douglas Randolph Hayden Jackson Hayes Cassandra Lea Haywood Kolicia Hedgepeth Camille Marie Hefner Erin Rebecca Hensley Taylor Nichols Herendeen Mayra Herrera Marcy M. Heverly Brennan Hickey Krystal Hicks Ashley Lynn Higgins Thomas Hill Bradley Scott Hines Brandon Michael Hinnant Quentin Hinnant Talisa Honeycutt Hite Jonathan Logan Hockaday Meagan Hodges Charles Deutermann Hohns Christian Edward Holder Joy Ruth Holleman Iyabo Lori Holloway Lance Neal Honeycutt Alexis Nichole Hoover John Fredrick Horns

Casey Campbell Howell Daniell Howell Morgan Howell Jonian Hoxha Danielle Hudson Joshua Lee Hudson Riley Huggins Harlan Brandon Hughes Katie Hughes Meagan S. Humphrey Stephanie Mosimann Humphries Kaitlyn Ihly Brittany Lynn Jackson Christina Jackson James Jared Jackson Nicholas Jackson Robert Lucas Jackson Phillip Jacobs Stephen Donald Janawsky David Jauss Bryan Taylor Jeffries Keya Latrice Jenkins Thomas Grant Jennings Brian Sherwood Jernigan Corey Adams Jinnette Benjamin Daniel Joffe Ashleigh H. Johnson Chris J. Johnson Decoda Johnson Hunter Johnson Shanique Jamel Johnson Tom Johnson James Owen Johnson III Charles Lofton Johnson Jr. Inga Antanaviciute Jones Matthew Eric Jones Nicole Beth Jones Robin Thurman Jones Anthony Jones Brandon Marcel Jones Finley H. Jones James Bryce Jones Kirsten Lynn Jones Mahoganie Jones Brandon Tremain Joyner Jasmine Isaiah Joyner Jennifer Ann Joyner Charles Kariuki Daniel Martin Kellam Michael Kelly Catherine W. Kendrick Jonathan Edward Kennington Supriya Khazanie Mitchell Jackson Kimsey Jonathan Wade King Yatin Kishan Taryn Kaye Knox Jessica Knuckles Vincent Walter Kovalick Shawn Lee Kowsky Drew Kramer Judy Ann Krause Lauren Kress Alexandra Krukowski Michael Laign Jessica Lamb Brian G. Landress Katherine Lane Kathleen Lane Sarah Kathryn Langston Mary Lasseter Dana Alton Lassiter Kate Marie Lassiter


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Joseph B. Lavin William Thomas Laws Cody Drew Lawson Markus Leandersson Russ Michael Leaptrott Ashleigh Ellen Lee Celeste Amstutz Leich Edward T. Lewis Lisa Taylor Lewis Kristi Liesegang Brad Light Steven Livengood Wendy Beal Loconto Troy Darnell Loftin Daniel Scott Long Matthew Lopez Pilar Lopez Tiago Jose Lourenco Matthew Lovelace Sarah Lucas David Andrew Lutter Jessica Luvender Isabell Katharina Maegebier Monica Magsino Sarah Beth Maguire Muhimen Zahereldin Mahmoud Jason Mainer Lindsey Majors Casey Makovy Kenneth Malloy Rachel Malone Michael Seth Maness Ranu U. Manik Walter Allen Manning III Stacey Lynn Marinelli Caroline E. Marks Robert Marks Ben Martin Geneva Martin Robert Martin Laura Martinez Maria Martinez Anthony Joseph Masciangelo David Masciormi David Ryan Massengill Coleman Matthews Miranda Lynn Matthews Sebastin Lamont May Garrett Weiss Mazanec Edwin McClannan Hasten Donnell McDermott Ryan McDonney Michael A. McGilvary Jillian Grace McGough Jeffrey Mark McGowan Brooke Barton McGuirt Judith Draper McKnight Tyrone Waddie McKoy III Lauren Camellia McLaughlin Terry McLaurin Katherine D. McLeod Ronald Lee McMillian Jackson Smith McRae Henry Luther McRee Charles R Means Jessica Nicole Melton Cameron Midyette April Marie Migliorato Erica LeeAnn Miller John Christopher Miller Michael Robert Miller Logan Mills Jason Mitchell Robyn Pace Mondin

Adam Gregory Mongelli Alexandra Moochler Dana Butcher Moore Mary Frances Moore Michael Cameron Moore Peter A. Moret Joshua Andrew Morgan Samuel Tyler Morgan Samantha Pienee Morgan Hugh Emlyn Morgan II Emily F. Morris Eric Woodard Morris Joshua Morris Megan Moseley Lauren Moss Jennifer Muir Elise Mundal Christopher T. Munn Kathleen Munn James Alan Murtha Tamon Myrick Jeffrey Nack Jay Nail Alex Neale Kate Nelson Tisha Nicole Nelson Brian Daniel Nethercutt Andrew Neville Heather Kathleen Nguyen Catherine Anne Nichols Amber Aileen Nivens Casey James Noble Ashley Nobles Lorenzo Norfolk Lewis Norman Brittany Nicole Nowell Olivia Paidamoyo Nyakupfuka Katelyn O’Brien Molli Ann O’Brien Samantha Oliver Chris Charles Papadopoulos Alexander David Pardue Sooji Park Grayson Adams Parker Joshua Adam Parker Katherine Parker Mark Parker John Parkinson Serge Pastergin Aashay J. Patel Anand Patel Ashwini Patel Sheena P. Patel Zinal Suryakant Patel Beth Patterson Bradford Carson Peaden Tamara Peak Jessica Pearson Christopher Peck Matthew Pendry Nathan Perry Sunil Naved Anandjit Persaud Christopher Minshew Peterson Christopher Erik Peterson Erin Anne Peterson Reginald Peterson Nicholas Petrie Matthew Louis Petrovick II Brittney Pettis Laura Pezzullo David Pfeiffer Jamie Lynn Phillips Kyle Phillips Mellisa Pierick

Coleman Piland Eric Pineiro Reding Howell Pittman Alexa Francesca Plett Danielle Porter Joshua Lee Potter Kyle Potter Jason Douglas Potts Joshua Adam Powell Erin Lois Precythe Justin Stokes Pressly Samuel Johnston Price Erin D. Priddy Ernest M. Pugh Jr. Clifton Lee Quinn lll Brittany Michelle Rainville Charles Lloyd Ramsey Scott Rand Elizabeth Michelle Rawls Justin Raymond Jessica Reabe Kori Reece Paula J. Reed Samantha Tamica Reed Jennifer Rentz Luke Rezeli Adam Forbson Rhodes Lance Rhodes Alecia Lasha’ Rhoe Olivia Ribbe Andrew Carson Ricciarelli Mark Rinehart George Michale Robbins Michael Thomas Robbins Shawn Roberts Marileigh Susan Robertson Natalie Ranee Robinson Amy Deana Rogers Jesse Edward Rogers Kyle William Rogers Margaret Mary Rogers Heather Ann Rosson Alisha Luh-shay Row Steven Royal Stephanie Marie Ruggeri Rebekah Russo Alexandra R. Ryan Victoria Sakis Thomas Wayne Salter Katie Ann Sandeford Browning Scott Sanderson James Greyson Sargent Greg Sass Cameron Donald Schaeffer Brenton S. Schneider William Randall Schneider Trey Eakin Schnippel Patrick Schrader Katelyn Marie Schraml Ann Schroeder Addison W. Scott Charles F. Scrivines Scott Steven Senatore Gary Thomas Setliff Amanda Beth Sexton Taylor Sexton Tyler Shaffer Samuel David Shalhoud Robert Michael Shanks Stephen Bernard Shapiro Adam Jamil Shayeb Kelsey Shea Matthew William Sheehan Cheterra Lenae Sheff

Phillip Louis Shehdan III Shaniqua L. Shivers Abigail Shoemaker Whitney Sibol Nicolaas Steven Silverstein Phangnay Saderio Simmons Brooke Sinclair Henrik Skalmerud Brionna Mae Skinner Joshua Skinner Erica Nicole Sloan Donna Poindexter Smalls Andrew Ryan Smith Hillary Paige Smith Joseph Brice Smith Michael Julian Smith Robert Smith William Bryan Smith Cameron Alexander Smith Kylen Smith Teneshia Smith Warren Michael Smith II Tyler Southern Lowell Joseph Speight Steve Spence John Mark Springer Jane Hunter Spruill Ryan James Stallings Allon Staten Sherry Lynn Steele Dominick Shaun Stephenson Matthew Sterling Ashley Stevens Travis Jackson Stickland Andrew Stoker Jared Stone Warren Straub Chris Streuli Nicholas Strong Peter Stuchlak Eric Sugg Dorinda LeChelle Sutton Tyler B. Sutton Michael Swartz Anthony Tacozza Martin Tanski Jonathan Francis Tapp Cassandra Leigh Tate Jared Taunton Lee Tavasso April Lee Taylor Jessica Semaj Taylor Joshua Taylor Nicole Taylor Jonathan Myles Teague Paige Tedder Brooks Addison Teel Ailton Temotio Tiffany J. Temple Natalie Tetterton Nathan Tetterton Deidra Blair Thomas Tiffany Vanover Thomas George Edger Thomas III Darcy Ellen Thomason William Corey Thompson Adam Earl Thornton Jessica Nicole Long Thornton Randall Threlkeld Ryan Marcus Thurmond Andrew Michael Tilley Christina Elizabeth Truitt Crystal Tucker Brittney Elise Tyner

Edward Raul Ugrinsky Jarrod Umphlett Trancine Utuje Kristen Denys Valladares Charles Phillip Van Winkle Daniel Aaron Varela Harold Varner lll Gregory Veirs Landon J. Vick Joseph Dominic Villari Salvatore Villari Antonio J. Virella Jr. Kathryn Elizabeth Vogel Jessica Marie Volk Lucas Vorhoff Alex Cameron Wadford Justin Bradford Wadsworth Dana Elizabeth Wagoner Jonathan Michael Walker Scott Walsh David Mewborne Walter Caitlin Walters Mark C. Walvoord Bryan Ward Aunika Free Warren Forrest Warren Matt Waters Phillip Cameron Watson Stephen Allen Watson Jr. Holley Watts Noah Nelson Watts Christy Weaver Seth Weaver Matthew James Webb Zeno Sebastian Weidenthaler Adam Bradford Wells Joshua Robert Wentz Ashley N. West Ashley Wetherington Kimberly Wheeler Kristen Nicole Whichard Linden E. White Phillip Ryan White Richard White Witnee Wells Whitener Jeremy Neil Whitfield Lauren Willey Cary Bryan Williams Deidra Delores Williams Heather Dawn Williams Kyla Williams Nicholas Trey Williams Stephen Spencer Wilmot Alexandra Wilson Angelo Devon Wilson Jason Wood Donna Wood Shade Allen Wooten Jessica Wray Brantley Wright Zachary Wright Walker Wylie Emily Yakowenko Francis Yeager Timothy Younger Adel Mazen Yousef Iman Zeitawi Rebecca R. Zorbas-White Lauren Zorbis



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Directory ADMINISTRATION Dr. Stanley G. Eakins Dean of the College of Business 252-328-6966 Dr. Paul Schwager Associate Dean 252-328-6966 Dr. Shanan Gibson Associate Dean for Student and Faculty Development 252-328-6354 Dr. James Westmoreland Associate Dean for External Affairs 252-328-0130

Dr. Dan Schisler Chair, Department of Accounting 252-328-6055 Dr. Scott Below Chair, Department of Finance 252-328-6670 Dr. Joseph M. Tomkiewicz Chair, Department of Management 252-328-6836

Dr. Richard Hauser Chair, Department of Management Information Systems 252-328-6893 Dr. Scott Dellana Interim Chair, Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management 252-328-6368

DIRECTORS Courtney Altizer Assistant Director, Graduate Programs 252-328-6970 F. John P. “Scotty” Andrews Director, Career Center 252-737-1237 Lee Brown Assistant Director, Career Center 252-737-1238

Dr. Lee Grubb Director, Leadership and Professional Development Program 252-737-1103 Dr. Michael L. Harris Director, Small Business Institute 252-328-6063 Dr. James Kleckley Director, Bureau of Business Research 252-737-1441

Travis Bullock Assistant Director, College of Business Advising Center 252-328-5571

Karen Kus Director, Undergraduate Programs 252-328-5571

Anne K. Fisher Director, Office of Professional Programs 252-328-6377

Richard O’Dor Director, Business Communication Center 252-737-2759

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