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College of Business 2010 Annual Report & Directory of Supporters
“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 BL E OF CONTENTS Message from the Dean..................................................................3 Year in Review.....................................................................................5 Our Faculty..........................................................................................9 Honors and Awards........................................................................10 Faculty Publications....................................................................... 12 Faculty Highlights.......................................................... 15, 17, 19, 21 Our Students.................................................................................... 37 Graduate Programs........................................................................ 39 Student Highlights..................................................................40-45 Awards for Scholarships.............................................................. 47 Beta Gamma Sigma........................................................................ 51 Our Alumni........................................................................................ 53 Alumni Highlights.....................................................................53-57 Saluting Our Supporters.............................................................. 59 Business Advisory Council........................................................... 61 The Commerce Club......................................................................66 Directory............................................................................................ 75
ON T H E COV E R Dan Schisler, chair of the Accounting Department Bernita Demery (MBA, ’02), director of Financial Services at the City of Greenville
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Message from the Dean
The motto of East Carolina University is Servire, meaning To Serve. The students, alumni, faculty, and staff at ECU take that motto very seriously. In this year’s annual report, we celebrate the service of those in our College of Business community. We are fortunate to have many, many alumni, students, and faculty who serve their university and their communities in dozens of ways. While we simply cannot recognize everyone, this annual report spotlights the work and the service of some individuals. More broadly, this report celebrates the efforts of each and every one of you who work each day to make our world better. Our communities and our world are interconnected and intertwined. The collective meshing of great ideas, unbounded enthusiasm, hard work, and unselfish service is what makes our world a better place and makes our lives richer. Similarly, high-quality education is not accomplished through the efforts of one or two people. It requires the collaborative work of hundreds of faculty, staff, and students. The same notion is true in your community, your business, and your life. You did not get to where you are today by yourself. Your community is not a community without the combined work of many individuals and institutions. Your place of employment does not function without the collective efforts of many people. Both leadership and service include giving back to others—helping others achieve more than they can achieve by themselves. That is at the heart of our ECU motto, is at the heart of our new Leadership and Professional Development program, and is at the heart of those leadership and service activities College of Business faculty, students, and alumni exhibit across this state, nation, and world. East Carolina University is a great university and the College of Business is a great college. In large part that is because we make significant contributions to the region and state. Inside ECU, those contributions come from an engaged faculty and motivated students. Outside ECU, the contributions not only come from our faculty and students, but also from the 17,000 College alumni who make this world a better place through the work and service they provide. Together, we have made ECU and our communities great. Tomorrow, we’ll be even better because thousands of us take our motto—Servire—to heart each and every day. Thanks for what you do.
Dr. Frederick Niswander, Dean College of Business
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Year in Review College of Business Earns Accreditation Extension In April 2010, the College of Business received a formal six-year accreditation extension from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business–International (AACSB), the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools and accounting programs worldwide. The College of Business has been continuously accredited since 1967. As part of the re-accreditation process, the College of Business prepared a 100-page document that details its accomplishments over the past five years, including governance processes, student learning outcomes, innovative activities, as well as information about faculty and programs. In addition, an AACSB Peer Review Team visited ECU from February 14–16. ECU COLLEGE OF BUSINESS NAMED A TOP BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR 2010 The Princeton Review ranked the College of Business among the best business schools in the United States for the third year in a row. The New Yorkbased education services company featured ECU in its 2010 edition of “The Best 301 Business Schools.” As part of its rating in the guide, the College of Business is outlined in a two-page profile highlighting academics, career and placement, student life, and admissions information. The profile also touts the College’s solid preparation in teamwork, communication/interpersonal skills, quantitative skills, and computer skills. Direct quotes from business students applaud the school’s “cutting-edge” and “very demanding” classes, as well as faculty and administrators who are “very accessible and willing to lend a helping hand.”
Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, visited ECU on March 1, 2010. Above, he gave a presentation titled “Promoting Peace Through Education” to an audience in Minges Coliseum. Below left, Mortenson signs his book, designated a Pirate Read at ECU. Photo by Cliff Hollis
National Survey Ranks ECU Best Online Business College for Cost and Credibility GetEducated.com, a consumer group that rates and ranks online colleges for cost and credibility, gave the College of Business top marks in its latest national survey. Released on July 14, 2009, the survey ranked ECU as the No. 1 most affordable online business degree in the United States for both its undergraduate and graduate programs. Internationally Renowned Humanitarian Speaks at ECU Greg Mortenson, internationally renowned humanitarian and cofounder of the Central Asia Institute, spoke at East Carolina University on March 1, 2010, as part of the College of Business Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series. His presentation, titled “Promoting Peace through Education,” was given to more than 5,000 people in Minges Coliseum at ECU. For more than 15 years, Mortenson has advocated education and literacy in rural parts of the world. In 1996, he cofounded the Central
Asia Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes and supports community-based education in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. He also founded Pennies for Peace, an international service-learning program with tens of thousands of participants around the globe. Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series Continues Thanks to the generosity of alumni Steve and Ellen Cunanan, the Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series continued to bring distinguished leaders to Greenville throughout the 2009–2010 academic year. In addition to Greg Mortenson on March 1, a senior advisor to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign visited ECU on January 26. Betsy Myers, who has served in executive leadership positions in the public sector for more than two decades, presented “Leadership and the Moments that Matter” to a packed house in Wright Auditorium. On September 24, bestselling author and leadership guru Steve Farber was the seventh speaker in the Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series. Farber serves as president of Extreme Leadership
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Incorporated, an organization devoted to the cultivation and development of “extreme leaders” in the business community. His latest book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. College of Business Faculty Recognized for Excellence ECU awarded Dr. Shanan Gibson (MGMT) one of six Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Awards. Each UNC-System university presents six of these awards annually to recognize and support excellent teaching. The Robert L. Jones Award for Outstanding Teaching—one of three teaching awards supported by university alumni contributions— was awarded to Dr. Michael Harris (MGMT). Dr. Scott Dellana (MSCM) was honored with the Max Ray Joyner Award for Faculty Service through Continuing Education. The award honors an outstanding faculty member who has shown commitment and enthusiasm in teaching and mentoring off-campus students—and also demonstrates excellence in the delivery of courses offered through distance education. ECU honored Dr. John Kros (MSCM) with one of 10 ECU Scholar-Teacher Awards for 2009–2010. The award, one of the most prestigious offered at ECU, recognizes faculty
members who effectively integrate research/ creative activity in classroom.
Seven Faculty Members Inducted into Servire Society ECU inducted seven College of Business faculty and staff members into the 2010 Servire Society, an organization that honors those who have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer service by contributing at least 100 hours to the community in the previous year. College of Business recipients included Robin Armstrong (MSCM), Dr. Cal Christian (ACCT), Nancy Ray (FINA), Paul Russell (MIS), Tina Williams (MSCM), Tiffany Woodward (MGMT), and Dr. Beverly Wright (MSCM).
Tracy Tuten Wins National Leadership Award A national leadership award honored Dr. Tracy Tuten (MSCM) in fall 2009 for her direct and interactive marketing work. The O’Hara Leadership Award in Direct and Interactive Marketing Education was presented to Tuten by the Direct Marketing Association at a gala dinner held at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding professors in the
field of direct and interactive marketing, which entails using advertising to stimulate an immediate action among consumers. College of Business Teaching and Research Fellowships Awarded Associate Professor John Reisch was awarded the College of Business Teaching Fellowship, and Assistant Professor Haozhe Chen was awarded the College of Business Research Fellowship for 2010–2013. Read more about these outstanding educators and researchers on p. 15.
Commerce Club Teaching Awards Announced Associate Professor Ravi Paul received the Commerce Club Teaching Excellence Award, and Assistant Professor Charmaine Glegg 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 p. 17.
Small Business Institute Recognized Nationally for Excellence The Small Business Institute® (SBI) at ECU, a teaching, research, and outreach program led by
Dr. Michael Harris, recently won the prestigious Showcase Award for 2010—while a student team under Harris’ guidance also took third place in the SBI’s National Case Competition. Both awards were announced at the 2010 National Small Business Institute® Conference, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from February 18–20. The annual Showcase Award—the first for ECU—recognizes an SBI program and its director for innovative development and/or because the SBI’s efforts contributed to a true small business client success story. The award also honors an SBI program’s overall excellence. Only one Showcase Award is given per year. In addition to the Showcase Award, an ECU student team won third place in the SBI’s National Case Competition, undergraduate specialized division, for consulting work with Dulcinea, a women’s specialty store located in downtown Greenville. SAM Wins Big at National Conference ECU’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) earned numerous honors at the annual conference held in Arlington, Virginia. For the second year in a row, ECU won the firstplace Chapter Performance Award, Large Chapter Division. The competitive award is the highest national honor given by SAM to its individual chapters, and it is based on an overall evaluation of the Chapter’s programming. Three ECU students were also honored individually at the annual conference. Outstanding Regional Student Awards were given to Stephen Charron, chapter president; Neltonia Atkinson, chapter secretary; and Vishal Shah, vice president of community service. Charron also earned SAM’s National Outstanding Student Award. In addition, Dr. Andrew Herdman (MGMT) won the Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. Marketing Research Students Aid Local Companies In February 2010, Greenville’s NBC affiliate WITN-TV featured a story on Dr. Beverly Wright (MSCM) and her marketing research students. Since fall 2005, Wright’s students have helped local organizations through their in-depth, semester-long research projects. Every semester, 10–15 student teams work in tandem with their respective clients, helping to assess problems and then find answers through marketing research. The clients receive valuable insight into their companies at no cost, while students learn first-hand about real issues facing real companies.
Teaching Excellence Award Winners: Shown from left to right, Scott Dellana, Shanan Gibson, Mike Harris, and John Kros.
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Tracy Tuten was given a national leadership award by the Direct Marketing Association for her work in direct and interactive marketing.
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Our Faculty New Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Marketing and Supply Chain Management Mauro Falasca joins the College of Business from Loyola University in Maryland, where he taught in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. Although he has lived in the Mid-Atlantic, Falasca is a Pirate at heart—he earned his MBA from East Carolina University in 2005. He also holds a BS in business administration from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and a PhD in business from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His general research interests encompass the areas of supply chain management, disaster management, and quantitative decision modeling. His current research is focused on humanitarian supply chain management, using different quantitative modeling techniques to address some of the challenges faced by humanitarian relief organizations. At ECU, Falasca teaches operations and supply chain management, beginning in the fall. He says that since learning is an active process, he believes the students themselves are the ones who need to become involved in the acquisition of knowledge. “Promoting the development of my students’ critical thinking skills is the ultimate goal of my teaching. I strive to develop a learning environment where every student is an active participant,” Falasca said. Originally from Buenos Aires, Falasca lives in Greenville with his wife, Laura Altstaedter, who teaches at ECU in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature.
Finance Aaron Gubin joins the Department of Finance from the University of Florida, where he has been working toward his PhD. Prior to entering the PhD program, he worked in venture capital and investment banking. He holds a BA in economics from New College of Florida and an MBA from the University of Florida. His research interests include corporate finance, venture finance, and capital structure. At ECU, Gubin instructs an introductory finance course. He says he chose to teach at East Carolina because of its good mix of research Featured at left: Faculty members Lee Grubb (MGMT) and Christy Ashley (MSCM).
New faculty members: Aaron Gubin, Jason Rowe, and Mauro Falasca
and teaching. Plus it is a larger school with numerous resources. Gubin says he has three core beliefs that guide his interactions with students. “First, a good teacher prepares an engaging class to deliver concepts and information that aids retention, encourages critical thinking about new material, and provides opportunities to apply the concepts,” he says. “Second, I teach students, not subjects. I believe that my students deserve a high level of consideration and fairness. Finally, I believe that I can constantly improve as a teacher. I love learning, tackling new challenges, and discovering new ways to think about problems. Teaching offers a constantly rewarding opportunity to learn from and interact with students.” Gubin, who is originally from New York City, will live in Greenville starting this fall.
Marketing and Supply Chain Management Jason Rowe comes to ECU from the University of Kentucky, where he recently earned his PhD in business administration. He also holds an MBA and BBA in marketing from Marshall University. His research interests include investigating the unintended consequences of marketing tactics in
the areas of professional selling and marketing strategy. Prior to earning his PhD, Rowe worked as a marketing manager covering West Virginia, western Virginia, and eastern Kentucky for Pepsi Bottling Group, the world’s largest manufacturer and seller of Pepsi Cola beverages. He has also worked in various sales and sales management positions in the consumer goods and medical device industries. At ECU, Rowe teaches marketing management. In discussing his teaching philosophy, Rowe said, “Students appreciate a teaching approach that connects concepts in the classroom to common practices in business. Based on this, I combine experiential learning in the classroom with my professional experience by providing instances where I encountered textbook concepts during my career. This added context enhances the relevance of the class discussion in relation to students and their future business careers.” Originally from Huntington, West Virginia, Rowe says he chose East Carolina since it is a rapidly growing institution with a highly regarded business school. He lives in the Greenville area with his wife Christina and two sons, Callaway, 6, and Finnigan, 4.
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Honors and Awards Robin Armstrong Director of Graduate Admissions/ Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management • Second year inductee into Servire Society Eli Beracha Department of Finance • Recipient of the “Red Pen Award” by the Journal of Housing Research at the American Real Estate Society conference in Naples, Florida. The award, of which only one is given each year, recognizes intellectual contribution to the journal and the real estate profession in general. Maggie Capen Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management • Chosen to serve as hooder for the graduating MBA students during the fall 2009 and spring 2010 Graduate Recognition ceremonies Haozhe Chen Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management • Recipient of the 2010–2013 College of Business Research Fellowship
Cal Christian Department of Accounting • Recognized by the NC Association of CPAs as a 2009 Outstanding Seminar Discussion Leader • Second-year inductee into Servire Society • Recently completed two-year term as president of the Greenville Ronald McDonald House • Serving as the chairman of the ECU NCAA Recertification Committee Scott Dellana Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management • Recipient of the 2010 Max Ray Joyner Award for Faculty Service through Continuing Education
Richard Gooner Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management • Chosen to serve as marshal for the graduating MBA students during the spring 2010 Graduate Recognition Ceremony Joseph Hagan Department of Accounting • Chosen to serve as hooder for the graduating MSA students during the spring 2010 Graduate Recognition Ceremony
Michael Harris Department of Management • Recipient of the 2010 Robert L. Jones Award for Outstanding Teaching • Recipient of the 2010 National Shanan Gibson Small Business Institute Showcase Department of Management Award • Recipient of the 2010 UNC • Third-place finish in the 2010 Board of Governors Distinguished National Small Business Institute Professor for Teaching Award Case Competition in the Undergraduate Comprehensive Charmaine Glegg Division Department of Finance • Proceedings editor for the 2010 • Recipient of 2010 Commerce National Small Business Institute Club New Faculty Teaching Award Conference
Andy Herdman Department of Management • Chosen to serve as the Management marshal for graduating students at the fall 2009 and spring 2010 Graduate Recognition ceremonies John Kros Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management • Recipient of the 2010 ECU Scholar-Teacher Award • Chosen to serve as the Marketing and Supply Chain Management marshal for graduating students at the fall 2009 Graduate Recognition Ceremony Kenneth MacLeod Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management • Chosen to serve as marshal for the graduating MSA students during the fall 2009 and spring 2010 Graduate Recognition ceremonies Mark McCarthy Department of Accounting • Chosen to serve as marshal for the graduating MSA students during the fall 2009 and spring 2010 Graduate Recognition ceremonies my McMillan A Department of Management • Chosen to serve as marshal for the graduating MBA students during the fall 2009 Graduate Recognition Ceremony Frederick Niswander Dean, College of Business • Awarded the Raymond Rains Outstanding Service Award by the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants Margaret O’Hara Assistant Dean for Online Programs • Serving second year as president of the North Carolina Distance Learning Association
Jason Oliver Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management • Chosen to serve as marshal for the graduating marketing students during the spring 2010 Graduate Recognition ceremony Ravi Paul Department of Management Information Systems • Recipient of the 2010 Commerce Club Teaching Excellence Award Chosen to serve as the MIS marshal for graduating students at the spring 2010 Graduate Recognition Ceremony Nancy Ray Department of Finance • Third-year inductee into Servire Society John Reisch Department of Accounting • 2010–2013 recipient of the College of Business Teaching Fellowship • Chosen to serve as marshal for graduating accounting students during the fall 2009 Graduate Recognition Ceremony Paul Russell Assistant Direct for Graduate Programs • Inducted into Servire Society
Frederick Schadler Department of Finance • Chosen to serve as marshal for the graduating finance students during the fall 2009 Graduate Recognition Ceremony Dan Schisler Department of Accounting • Chosen to serve as hooder for the graduating MSA students during the fall 2009 Graduate Recognition Ceremony Douglas Schneider Department of Accounting • Recipient of the “Student Activities Academic Advisor of the Year” at the Student Leadership Awards Banquet in April for his service as faculty advisor to Beta Alpha Psi • Recipient of “Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year” award at the Greek Leadership Awards Night Banquet in January • Chosen to serve as MSA hooder for graduating students during the fall 2009 and spring 2010 Graduate Recognition ceremonies Paul Schwager Assistant Dean for Assessment, Accreditation, and Curriculum • Chosen to serve as marshal for the graduating MIS students during the fall 2009 Graduate Recognition Ceremony2009 Graduate Recognition ceremonies
AWARDS FOR 2010 SUMMER RESEARCH STIPENDS Josh Aaron Department of Management “Team Norming: The Effects of a Team Charter on Team Behavior” Haozhe Chen Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management “Supply Chain Risks: Influencing Factors and Coping Strategies” Lee Grubb Department of Management “Lighten Up a Little: The Imposter Phenomenon and Faculty Assessments” Mike Harris Department of Management “Examining the Entrepreneurial Temperament, Techniques, and Performances of Small Business Owners”
Accounting Dan L. Schisler, Chair PhD, University of Memphis
Stanley G. Eakins Associate Dean PhD, Arizona State University
Rose L. Bailey LLM, New York University School of Law; JD, St. Mary’s University School of Law
Nehad Elsawaf PhD, Old Dominion 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 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– Chapel Hill Mark G. McCarthy PhD, University of South Carolina Frederick D. Niswander Dean of the College of Business PhD, Texas A&M University
Anne K. Fisher Director of Professional Programs MBA, East Carolina University Ralph Flanary MBA, East Carolina University Charmaine Glegg PhD, Florida Atlantic University 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 of Bureau of Business Research PhD, University of South Carolina Johann Luyt MBA, University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg Carol Moore JD, Syracuse University
Brian A. O’Doherty PhD, University of Florida
Wanda M. Naylor JD, North Carolina Central University
Dennis O’Reilly PhD, University of South Carolina
James Nelson PhD, University of Arizona
John T. Reisch PhD, University of South Carolina
Robert Prati PhD, Florida State University
Michele H. Reisch MBA, Florida Atlantic University
Nancy Ray JD, University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill
Mark W. Rieman PhD, Washington State University Audrey N. Scarlata PhD, University of Kentucky
Jason Oliver Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management “Can I Save the Planet While I’m on Vacation? Understanding Consumer Decision-Making Regarding Green Service Providers”
Debra Schisler MSA, Auburn University
Melita Prati Department of Management “Emotional Labor Strategies: A Comparison of Younger and Older Service Workers”
Finance Scott D. Below, Chair PhD, University of Kentucky
Lucy Xue Department of Management Information Systems “Understanding Physician Adoption of Telemedicine in Sub-Saharan Africa”
Eli Beracha PhD, University of Kansas
Len Rhodes Director of Institutional Research MBA, East Carolina University Frederick P. Schadler PhD, University of South Carolina
Douglas K. Schneider PhD, University of Georgia
David Silver JD, University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill
Jan Skillen Workman MBA, East Carolina University
Dean Smith MBA, East Carolina University
Jaclyn Beierlein PhD, University of Utah
James F. Buck DBA, Florida State University Brett Cotten PhD, Florida State University
Sarah Smith MBA, East Carolina University Samuel Tibbs PhD, University of Tennessee– Knoxville Mark C. Weitzel MBA, Loyola University–Chicago Brenda Wells PhD, University of Georgia
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Management Joseph M. Tomkiewicz, Chair PhD, Temple University Tope Adeyemi-Bello PhD, University of Arkansas
Faculty Publications Articles Aaron, Joshua, and McDowell, William (2009). “The Role of Legitimacy in IPO Success: An Institutional Theory Perspective.” Review of Management Innovation and Creativity 2, 20–29. Aaron, Joshua, and Marino, Louis (2009). “An Examination of Entrepreneurial and Market Strategies of Nonprofit and For Profit Facilities.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
Beracha, Eli, and Skiba, Hilla (2009). “Momentum in Residential Real Estate.” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Chen, Haozhe; Mattioda, Daniel; and Grawe, Scott (2009). “Marketing/ Logistics Relationships: Influence on Capabilities and Performance.” Journal of Business Logistics 30.
Ashley, Christy, and Oliver, Jason (2010). “Creative Leaders: 30 Years of Big Ideas.” Journal Of Advertising.
Chen, Haozhe; Daugherty, Patricia; and Roath, Anthony (2009). “Defining and Operationalizing Supply Chain Process Integration.” Journal of Business Logistics 30, 63–84.
Ashley, Christy, and Leonard, Hillary (2009). “Betrayed by the Buzz? Covert Content and Consumer-Brand Relationships.” Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.
Chen, Haozhe, and Daugherty, Patricia (2009). “The Relationship between Strategic Orientation, Service Innovation, and Performance.” International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 39, 282–300.
Ashley, Christy; Ligas, Mark; and Chaudhuri, Arjun (2009). “Hedonic Store Environments: Can Help Retailers Overcome Low Store Accessibility?” Journal of Marketing–Theory and Practice.
Chen, Haozhe; Daugherty, Patricia; and Landry, Timothy (2009). “Supply Chain Process Integration: A Theoretical Framework.” Journal of Business Logistics 30, 27–36.
Ashley, Christy, and Varki, Sajeev (2009). “Loyalty and Its Influence on Complaining Behavior and Service Recovery Satisfaction.” Journal Of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior.
Chen, Haozhe; Tian, Yu; Ellinger, Alexander; and Daugherty, Patricia (2009). “Managing Logistics Outsourcing Relationships: An Empirical Investigation in China.” Journal of Business Logistics.
Bailey, Rose, and Hagan, Joseph (2010). “The Garnett Tax Court Decision: A Blessing or a Curse?” Tennessee CPA Journal 55, 26–29. Bailey, Rose, and Reisch, John (2010). “A Discussion of Public Identification of U.S. Audit Engagement Partners: Who Benefits? Who Pays?” International Journal of Disclosure and Governance. Bass, Kenneth, and Vaicys, Cheryl (2009). “Demographics and Diversity in Business Organizations: Confronting a Growing Hispanic Presence, Revisited.” North American Journal of Psychology 11, 343–352. Beierlein, Jaclyn; Burke, William; Phillips, Charles; and Schosser, Robert (2010). “Teledermatology: An Examination of Per-Visit and Long-Term Billing Trends at East Carolina University from 1996–2007.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Below, Scott; Kiely, Joe; and Prati, Robert (2009). “Style Index Rebalancing for Better Diversification: Lessons from Broad Market and Equity Style Indexes.” Financial Services Review. Beracha, Eli, and Hirschey, Mark (2009). “When Will Housing Recover?– Revisited.” Financial Analysts Journal 65, 14–15. Beracha, Eli (2009). “Capitalization of Seller Paid Concessions near the Recent Peak of the Housing Bubble.” Journal of Housing Research 18, 143–150. Beracha, Eli (2009). “Home Price Sensitivity to Capital Market Factors: Analysis of Zip Code Data.” Journal of Real Estate Research.
Chen, Haozhe; Upreti, Rahul; Fawcett, Stanley; and Adams, Frank (2009). “The Moderating Role of Barriers on the Relationship between Drivers to Supply Chain Integration and Firm Performance.” International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 39, 826–840. Chen, Haozhe; Tian, Yu; and Daugherty, Patricia (2009). “Measuring Process Orientation.” International Journal of Logistics Management 20, 213–227. Chen, Haozhe; Ellinger, Alexander; and Chen, Haozhe (2009). “ThirdParty Logistics Provider Customer Orientation and Customer Firm Logistics Improvement in China.” International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 40. Christian, Cal, and O’Reilly, Dennis (2009). “FASB Issues Guidance on Estimating Fair Value.” Bank Accounting & Finance. Cotten, Brett (2009). “Earnings Management Prior to Initial Public Offerings: Evidence from Secondary Share Data.” Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting 47, 87–107. Cotten, Brett (2009). “The Accrual Anomaly: Tests of the Naive Investor Hypothesis Using Discretionary Accruals.” Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal. Dellana, Scott, and West, David (2009). “Overbooking Increases Patient Access at East Carolina University’s Student Health Services Clinic.” Interfaces 39, 271–287.
Kenneth Bass DBA, Louisiana Tech University John H. Davis MBA, East Carolina University Shanan G. Gibson PhD, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
DelVecchio, Susan (2009). “Baby Boomers and Generation X Industrial Salespeople: Generational Divide or Convergence?” Journal of Applied Business Research 25, tba. Dickins, Denise, and Houmes, Robert (2009). “Revisiting the Relationship between Insider Ownership and Performance.” Journal of Business And Economic Studies 15, 32–43. Dickins, Denise, and O’Reilly, Dennis (2009). “The Qualifications and Independence of Internal Auditors.” Internal Auditing 24, 14–21. Dickins, Denise; Hillison, William; and Platau, Steve (2009). “New Disclosure Standards, Will They Make a Difference?” CPA Journal, 79, 26–33. Dickins, Denise; O’Reilly, Dennis; and Reisch, John (2010). “Auditing the Auditors: What Investors and Lenders Should Know.” Commercial Lending Review 25, 19–23.
Anthony D. Gribble MBA, East Carolina University Walter Lee Grubb III PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University Michael L. Harris Director of the Small Business Institute EdD, North Carolina State University Joanne M. Hartsell MBA, East Carolina University Andrew Herdman PhD, Virginia Polytechnic and State University R. Eugene Hughes DBA, University of Kentucky– Lexington
Management Information Systems Richard D. Hauser Jr., Chair PhD, Florida State University John H. Bradley PhD, University of Texas– Arlington Laurie A. Eakins MBA, Arizona State University Greg Hodges MBA, East Carolina University John Howard MBA, East Carolina University Richard L. Kerns Associate Dean of Computer Services PhD, University of Virginia Brenda L. Killingsworth PhD, University of South Carolina Huigang Liang PhD, Auburn University Crystal Lopez MS, East Carolina University Steve Mills MBA, East Carolina University Henry Newkirk PhD, University of Kentucky Margaret O’Hara Assistant Dean for Online Programs PhD, University of Georgia
Dickins, Denise; Higgs, Julia; and Reisch, John (2009). “Understanding the Limitations of Accountants’ Reports.” Commercial Lending Review 24, 25–28, 48.
Judith R. Hunt PhD, University of Tennessee– Knoxville
Dickins, Denise, and Reisch, John (2009). “Preparing Students to be WorkReady Internal Auditors.” Internal Auditor 66, 42–46.
Joy H. Karriker PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Ravi Paul PhD, Clemson University
Dickins, Denise; Houmes, Robert; and Glegg, Charmaine (2009). “The Impact of Accounting Pronouncement SFAS No. 123R on Management’s Decisions and Anticipatory Stockholders’ Responses Concerning Share-Based Pay.” American Journal of Business Research 2, 85–100.
Abby Knight MA, University of Alabama
April Reed PhD, DePaul University
Susan Lynch-Smith MBA, East Carolina University
Paul S. Russell Assistant Director of Graduate Programs MBA, East Carolina University
Dickins, Denise, and Skantz, Terrance (2010). “The Impact of Regulation on Economic Bonding and Auditor Independence: An Analysis of SOX and Suggestions for Future Research.” Advances in Public Interest Accounting 15. Dickins, Denise (2010). “Auditing in a Troubled Economy.” Internal Auditing 25, 36–39. Doty, Edwin, and O’Doherty, Brian (2009). “An Exploratory Study of the Use and Usefullness of Teaching Portfolios by Accounting Faculty.” Journal of Business and Accounting.
William McDowell PhD, University of North Texas Amy McMillan DBA, Louisiana Tech University L. Melita Prati PhD, Florida State University JoAnna Robinson MBA, East Carolina University Nona Saling EdD, North Carolina State University
Doty, Edwin (2009). “Accountants’ Values and Ethics: Self-Regulatory Outcomes.” Journal of American Academy of Business.
Roy L. Simerly PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Gibson, Shanan; Harris, Michael; and Barber, Dennis (2009). “Comparing the Entrepreneurial Attitudes of Chinese and Brazilian Students.” Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship 2, 56–70.
James O. Smith Jr. PhD, University of Mississippi
Gibson, Shanan, and Mick, Todd (2009). “Examining the Relationship between Personality and Entrepreneurial Attitudes: Evidence from U.S. College Students.” Small Business Institute® Journal 3, 21–51. (Faculty Publications, cont. on page 17)
James Orr MBA, East Carolina University
Paul Schwager Assistant Dean of Assessment, Accreditation, and Curriculum PhD, Auburn University Elaine Seeman PhD, Indiana State University Joanie Tyson MBA, East Carolina University Claudia VanSalisbury MBA, East Carolina University John Wall MA, Central Michigan University Harold Wise MS, University of Virgina
Steve Sullivan MBA, University of Connecticut
William D. Wittman Director of Computer Operations MBA, East Carolina University
John M. Toller MS, University of Hartford
Yajiong “Lucky” Xue PhD, Auburn University
Robert Zinko PhD, Florida State University
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Marketing and Supply Chain Management Kenneth Anselmi, Chair PhD, University of Nebraska
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Highlights DR. HAOZHE CHEN Department of MARKETING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Hometown: Hefei, China Favorite thing about ECU students: Their passion and pride for being a Pirate at ECU really motivates me to offer my best as a teacher. Classes taught: International marketing, marketing management, and cultural environment in international business at the undergraduate level; strategic supply chain management at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching philosophy: As a business faculty member, I highly value and pursue four principles in my teaching: remaining relevant, fostering international perspective, combining research with teaching, and caring for students.
Dr. Haozhe Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, is this year’s recipient of the College of Business Research Fellowship—a three-year appointment running from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013. Originally from China, Chen has taught at East Carolina University for three years. He specializes in conducting supply chain management and logistics research, including supply chain integration/ collaboration, reverse logistics, supply chain risks, third-party logistics (3PL), and China-related logistics/supply chain topics. Chen is a co-investigator of studies funded by China National Science Foundation and China Ministry of Education. To date, he has published nearly 20 peer-reviewed scholarly articles in leading supply chain management and logistics journals, including Industrial Marketing Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Journal of Business Logistics, and Transportation Research: Part E. He won the 2010 Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Paper Award and the 2006 Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Paper Award. Three of his co-authored papers were among ScienceDirect’s Top 25 Hottest Articles. In addition to regularly reviewing manuscripts for top journals in the field, he also serves on or has been invited to serve on the editorial review board of four leading journals. Chen is also active in the business community. He makes frequent presentations at international, national, and local meetings of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Reverse Logistics Association (RLA), and Institute for Supply Management— and he also serves on various industry committees. He is chairperson of RLA’s first China Committee and also serves on RLA’s Standards Committee and Software Solutions Committee. Locally, Chen serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Supply Management’s Eastern North Carolina Chapter. Chen earned his PhD from the University of Oklahoma in 2007. He also holds an MBA from the University of Alabama and a BA from Anhui University in China. Prior to coming to the United States, he worked for eight years in China’s foreign-trade industry.
Robin Armstrong Director of Graduate Admissions MBA, East Carolina University Christy Ashley PhD, University of Rhode Island Terrence Boardman MBA, University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee 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
Judy Wagner PhD, Virginia Polytechnic and State University Dave A. West PhD, University of Rhode Island Tina Williams Director of Graduate Programs MBA, East Carolina University Beverly Wright PhD, Georgia State University James E. Zemanek Jr. PhD, Texas A&M University Professional Staff F. John Paul “Scotty” Andrews Director of the College of Business Career Center MS, Columbia University Jennifer Brezina Communications Director MBA, East Carolina University
Scott A. Dellana PhD, University of Missouri
Lee Brown Assistant Director of the College of Business Career Center BSBA, East Carolina University
Susan K. DelVecchio PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Travis Bullock Academic Advisor MA, East Carolina University
Richard Gooner PhD, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
Kate Christenbury BBR, Research Associate MBA, East Carolina University
Christopher Keller PhD, Indiana University JD, University of Chicago
Beth S. Eckstein Director, Center for Economic Education MA, University of North Carolina– Greensboro
John F. Kros PhD, University of Virginia Jane M. Lang MBA, East Carolina University Pat Long Director of NC Center of Sustainable Tourism EdD, Western Michigan University Enping (Shirley) Mai PhD, Syracuse University Kenneth R. MacLeod PhD, University of South Carolina Roger P. McIntyre PhD, Arizona State University Havva J. Meric PhD, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Scott Nadler PhD, University of Alabama Jason Oliver PhD, University of Rhode Island Tony Polito PhD, University of Georgia Tom Robbins PhD, Pennsylvania State University William Swart PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jason Jones Instructional Technology Consultant MBA, East Carolina University Karen Kus Director of the College of Business Advising Center MA, Bowling Green State University Brad McAllister Academic Advisor MEd, Georgia Southern University Richard O’Dor Director of the 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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Highlights DR. CHARMAINE GLEGG DEPARTMENT OF finance Hometown: St. Ann, Jamaica W. I. Favorite thing about ECU students: My ECU students are not afraid of an academic challenge. Classes taught: Mostly financial markets and international financial management. Also taught corporate finance in the past. Teaching philosophy: I try to build a rapport with my students and, in so doing, create an environment in which they can excel even in situations that they had initially perceived as difficult.
Dr. Charmaine Glegg, who has taught in ECU’s Department of Finance for four years, was honored with this year’s Commerce Club New Faculty Teaching Award. Originally from St. Ann, Jamaica, she teaches financial markets and international financial management at East Carolina. When she’s not in the classroom, she’s also active as the lead faculty advisor for ECU’s chapter of the Financial Management Association, a student organization that is open to all majors. Each semester, she travels with students to financial centers throughout the United States as part of her advisor role. During the spring, she accompanied students to New York City and visited Bloomberg, the New York Stock Exchange, and Max Capital. Last fall, the group visited the Federal Reserve Board and the SEC in Washington, D.C. No matter where they go, Glegg believes the experience is a great way for students to learn about the world of finance first-hand. Glegg says she enjoys building a rapport with students, which in turn helps create an environment in which they can excel—even in situations they had initially perceived as difficult. Her research interests include mergers and acquisitions, exchange rate exposure, short selling, risk arbitrage, takeover defenses, cross-border spinoffs, financial regulation and deregulation, and other innovative topics in the field of finance. She has been published in the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, American Journal of Business Research, Journal of Banking and Finance, International Journal of Corporate Governance, and the Journal of Multinational Financial Management. She earned both her MBA and PhD in business administration from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. She also holds a BBA with a concentration in finance from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to teaching, Glegg worked as a financial analyst at Cordis Corporation, a medical device company owned by Johnson and Johnson. Now an assistant professor at ECU, Glegg lives in Winterville with her husband, Oneil Harris, who also teaches in the Department of Finance.
Gibson, Shanan (2009). “Predicting Acceptance of Electronic Medical Records: Is the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) Enough?” SAM Advanced Management Journal 74, 21–26. Glegg, Charmaine, and Houmes, Robert (2009). “The Impact Of Accounting Pronouncements On Management’s Decisions: The Case of Sfas No. 123r–Share-Based Payment.” American Journal of Business Research 2, 85–100. Glegg, Charmaine, and Madura, Jeff (2010). “Do Managers Make Takeover Financing Decisions That Circumvent More Effective Outside Blockholders?” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 50, 180–190. Glegg, Charmaine; Gleason, Kimberly; Harris, Oneil; and Madura, Jeff (2010). “What Kinds of Takeover Defenses Are Most Beneficial to Shareholders During and Following the Bidding Process?” Corporate Ownership and Control. Grubb, Lee; Grubb III, W.; and Herdman, Andrew (2009). “Uncertainty and the Imposter Phenomenon: Toward a Reactor Organization Form” Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management 1, 71–80. Hagan, Joey, and Hagan, Joseph (2010). “The Garnett Case: What a Midwest Agriculture Case Means for Your Clients.” Tennessee CPA Journal 55, 26–29. Harris, Oneil; Madura, J.; and Glegg, C. (2010). “Do Managers Make Takeover Financing Decisions That Circumvent More Effective Outside Blockholders?” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 50, 180–190. Harris, Michael; Gibson, Shanan; and Mick, Todd (2009). “Examining the Relationship between Personality and Entrepreneurial Attitudes: Evidence from US College Students.” Small Business Institute® Journal 2. Harris, Michael, and Barber III, Dennis (2009). “A Comparison of the Entrepreneurial Attitudes of Chinese versus Brazilian Students.” Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship 2, 56–70. Harris, Michael, and Zhang, L. (2009). “Relational Orientation and Performance in Micro Businesses and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: An Examination of Interorganizational Relationships.” Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship 21. Herdman, Andrew, and Carlson, Kevin (2009). “Global Perceptions of the Fit Between Person and Work Environment (P–E Fit): Development and Initial Validation of a New Measure.” Psychological Reports. Herdman, Andrew, and McMillan-Capehart, Amy (2009). “Establishing a Diversity Program is not Enough: Exploring the Determinants of Diversity Climate.” Journal of Business and Psychology. Herdman, Andrew, and Grubb, III, W. (2009). “Uncertainty and the Impostor Phenomenon: Toward a Reactor Organization Form.” Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management. Holloway, James, and Guy, Donald (2009). “Establishing and Developing Constitutional Doctrine to Justify Takings Standards of Review and Principles: Using Armstrong as the Genesis or Stabilizing Force.” William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Journal. (Cont. on page 19)
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Holloway, James (2009). “A Primer on the Need to Continue Monitoring Closely the Transfer of Social Welfare Risk and Liability of Employee Benefit Plans.” Cleveland State Law Review 57. Hughes, Eugene (2009). “Pay Equity and Satisfaction: The Effects of Underpayment and Aspirations with a Review and Implications for Managers.” Coastal Business Journal 8, 53–69. Hughes, Eugene (2009). “Lifestyle Behaviors: Evaluating Behaviors That May Justify Increasing The Employee’s Cost For Employer Provided Health Insurance.” Compensation & Benefits Review 41, 49–54.
DR. RAVI PAUL Department of MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Karns, Jack, and Mawer, William (2009). “From Piggybacking to WarDriving: The Legal Aspects of Unauthorized Wi-Fi Use.” Southern Journal of Business Ethics 1.
Hometown: Bangalore, India
Karriker, Joy, and McMillan–Capehart, Amy (2009). “Affecting Relational Identity: The Roles Of Manager Emotional Intelligence And Culture In The Identity Formation Of Organizational Members.” Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies 15, 12.
Favorite thing about ECU students: Their work ethic, attitude, and authenticity. Once you earn their trust and respect, they are eager, willing, and able to rise to any challenge set before them and produce excellent work. Classes taught: Introduction to management information systems, information systems development and implementation, information systems analysis and design, introduction to computers.
Karriker, Joy, and Williams, Larry (2009). “Evaluating Export Markets: Experienced Exporters’ Hierarchical Cognitive Structures.” Journal of Business Research.
Teaching philosophy: Since I believe that students will rise to the level of expectation we hold for them, I try to maintain and communicate these high expectations while fostering a caring, encouraging learning environment. I also strive to model an enthusiastic, lifetime love of learning in the classroom and beyond.
Keller, Christopher (2009). “Competitive Set Forecasting in the Hotel Industry with an Application to Hotel Revenue Management.” Advances in Business and Management Forecasting 6.
Dr. Ravi Paul, associate professor in the Department of Management Information Systems, is this year’s recipient of the Commerce Club Teaching Excellence Award. Paul, who has taught at ECU for seven years, is no stranger to accolades. He was awarded the Commerce Club New Faculty Teaching Award for 2003–2004, and he has been a finalist for numerous university-wide awards—including the Max Ray Joyner Award for Faculty Service through Continuing Education and the Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award. He has also been elected by students to serve as the MIS department marshal for the last three years. “I believe that my role in the classroom is to stimulate students to think critically and to foster an environment that challenges and encourages them to pursue excellence,” Paul said. “All of my academic activities—teaching, research, and service—are geared towards encouraging and challenging my students to reach their full potential, become lifetime learners, and be ready to compete in the 21st-century global marketplace.” Paul earned both his MS and PhD in industrial management from Clemson University. He also earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Bangalore University in India. His research interests include software engineering, information systems, and cognition. His research has been published in journals such as the Requirements Engineering Journal, Information and Management, and the Journal of Computer Information Systems, as well as in conference proceedings such as HICSS, AIS, and DSI. Before coming to ECU, Paul was assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Prior to teaching, he worked for 12 years in the computer industry, holding technical and managerial positions in systems analysis, design, development, and administration. “It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to teach and mentor students at East Carolina,” Paul concluded. “Watching my former students grow and launch successful careers is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work.”
Kohlmeyer III, James, and Parker, Robert (2009). “The Roles of Organizational Justice and Trust in a Gain-Sharing Control System.” Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research 12. Kohlmeyer III, James, and Tibbs, Samuel (2009). “The Value Relevance of the Cumulative Effect Reporting Method: Some Evidence in Support of FAS 154.” Journal of Applied Business Research 25, 49–58. Kros, John, and Nadler, S. (2009). “A Decision Model for the Analysis of Ergonomic Investments.” International Journal of Production Research 47, 6,109–6,128. Kros, John, and Keller, Christopher (2009). “Competitive Set Forecasting in the Hotel Industry with an Application to Hotel Revenue Management.” Advances in Business and Management Forecasting 6. Kros, John; Dellana, Scott; and West, David (2009). “A Spreadsheet Patient Scheduling Model for a Student Health Center.” Interfaces 39, 271–287. Kros, John, and Said, Said (2010). “Economic Design of Xbar Control Charts with Continuously Variable Sampling Intervals.” Quality and Reliability Engineering: International. Kros, John (2010). “Reducing Room Turnaround Time at a Regional Hospital.” Quality Management in Health Care 19, 90–102. Kros, John, and Nadler, S. (2010). “The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Off-Balance Sheet Supply Chain Activities.” Journal Of Business Logistics. Liang, Huigang, and Wu, Liansheng (2009). “Punishment, Justice, and Compliance with Mandatory IT Usage.” Information Systems Research. (Cont. on page 21)
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Highlights DR. JOHN REISCH ACCOUNTING Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia Favorite thing about ECU students: Our students are polite and respectful, with the ability to balance work (many work their way through school) and academics. Classes taught: Auditing seminar, fraud examination, IT auditing, managerial accounting, financial accounting, internal auditing. Teaching philosophy: Be prepared for class, be respectful to students, and be flexible with classroom resources (try new things and find useful material from nontraditional sources). Students will follow the instructor’s lead, resulting in prepared and respectful students willing to step beyond the confines of textbook material.
Associate Professor John Reisch is this year’s recipient of the College of Business Teaching Fellowship. He has taught at East Carolina since 1999 and has won numerous awards for his outstanding teaching in the Department of Accounting. Most recently, Reisch was honored with one of 10 ECU ScholarTeacher Awards for 2007–2008. The award, which is one of the most prestigious offered at ECU, recognizes faculty members who effectively integrate research and creative activity in the classroom. He also won the College of Business Commerce Club Teaching Award in 2005, and in 2001, he was presented with the Commerce Club New Faculty Teaching Award. In addition, he was awarded the Beta Alpha Psi/Ruth B. Jones Excellence in Teaching Award for 1999–2000. “Over the years I have been teaching, my most rewarding moments have come from former students who tell me they learned a lot from my class or appreciated the advice I gave as they struggled in making career decisions,” Reisch explained. He says he tries to link his research and teaching interests so that he can bring the results of empirical studies into the classroom, incorporating topics that directly affect the accounting profession. Many of his research ideas are derived from classroom discussion. Reisch earned his PhD in accounting from the University of South Carolina in 1997. He also holds a master of accountancy from the University of Alabama and a BS from the University of Virginia. His research interests include fraud, auditors’ decision making, audit sampling, and cost allocation. Prior to earning his PhD, Reisch served as an auditor with Ernst and Young in Norfolk, Virginia. Reisch lives in Greenville with his wife and two children, Megan and Thomas. His wife, Michele, also teaches accounting at ECU.
Mai, Enping (Shirley) (2009). “Experiential Goods with Network Externalities Effects: An Empirical Study of Online Rating System.” Journal of Business Research. McCarthy, Mark, and Tibbs, Samuel (2009). “Equity Income: Do Investors Perceive It as a Component of Earnings?” Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research 5, 55–67. McCarthy, Mark; Schneider, Douglas; and Tibbs, Samuel (2010). “Investments and Loans Reported by the 10-Largest U.S. Banks.” Bank Accounting & Finance 23, 19–24. McCarthy, Mark, and Tibbs, Samuel (2009). “Equity Income of Energy Firms: Examination of Non-Cash Income.” Petroleum Accounting and Financial Management Journal. McDowell, William, and McMillan–Capehart, Amy (2009). “Why Didn’t I Get the Job? White Nonbeneificiaries’ Reactions to Affirmative Action and Diversity Programs.” Journal of Diversity Management 4, 25–34. McDowell, William, and Zhang, Lixuan (2009). “Mediating Effects of Potency on Team Cohesiveness and Team Innovation.” Journal of Organizational Leadership and Business 1. McDowell, William; Harris, Michael; and Zhang, Lixuan (2009). “Relational Orientation and Performance in Micro Businesses and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: An Examination of Interorganizational Relationships.” Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship. McDowell, William (2009). “The Role of Legitimacy in IPO Success: An Institutional Theory Perspective.” Review of Management Innovation and Creativity 2, 20–29. McDowell, William; Grubb, W.; and Herdman, Andrew (2009). “Uncertainty and the Impostor Phenomenon: Toward a Reactor Organizational Form.” Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management 1. McDowell, William (2009). “Am I Really at Risk? Determinants of Online Users’ Intentions to Use Strong Passwords.” Journal of Internet Commerce 8, 180–197. McMillan-Capehart, Amy; Bhudian, Shahid; and Taylor, Ed (2009). “Antecedents and Consequences of Psychological Contracts: Does Organizational Culture Really Matter?” Journal of Business Research 62, 818–825. McMillan, Amy; Grubb III, W.; and Herdman, Andrew, (2009). “Affirmative Action Decisions: When Ignorance is Bliss.” Equal Opportunities International 28, 415–431. McMillan-Capehart, Amy, and McDowell, William (2009). “Why Didn’t I Get the Job? White Nonbeneficiaries’ Reactions to Affirmative Action and Diversity Programs.” Journal of Diversity Management 4, 25–34. McMillan-Capehart, Amy (2009). “Establishing a Diversity Program is Not Enough: Determinants of Employee Perceptions of Diversity Climate.” Journal of Business and Psychology 25, 39–53. (Cont. on page 23)
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Eckstein Retires, Leaves Legacy Behind
This past summer, Beth Eckstein retired from a career at East Carolina University that spanned 30 years—leaving a legacy of better economic understanding behind. Eckstein first moved to Greenville in 1979, after her husband Louis finished his degree at the University of Georgia and was hired to teach in the Department of Management at ECU. Eckstein, who earned both her undergraduate and graduate degree in economics from UNC– Greensboro, also landed a teaching position at ECU in the Department of Economics. Three years later, in 1982, College of Business Dean James Bearden tapped Eckstein to serve as director of the College’s newly formed Center for Economic Education, a public service unit that strives to instill financial literacy as well as a deeper economic understanding among students of all ages in North Carolina. She tackled much of this work while still teaching economics. Throughout her tenure at ECU, Eckstein spearheaded numerous projects through the Center for Economic Education that have made lasting impacts throughout the state. Since its inception, the center has delivered approximately 45,000 contact hours of professional development to teachers and other audiences. Eckstein also helped secure continuous grants from 2001–2009 through the National Council for Economic Education for international education. As part of these grants, Eckstein led three international education study tours to Latvia, Lithuania, and Russia, and she was chosen to lead teachers for 10 days in Moscow—with the goal to facilitate learning in transitioning economies while also building an understanding of the global economy in the United States. Eckstein was also part of a team awarded a $1.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation to help middle and secondary mathematics teachers better demonstrate the classroom connections of mathematics and technology to business operations. As part of this grant, Eckstein helped lead summer institutes at local community colleges along with workshops and business field trips for area teachers. In addition to this work, Eckstein has helped author publications designed to assist teachers, including “The Lemonade Stand,” a North Carolina curriculum-aligned resource
for kindergarten through third-grade teachers, and “Africa, Asia, and Oceana—the Economics Concepts,” a North Carolina curriculum-aligned resource for seventh-grade teachers. She served on numerous committees for the National Association of Economic Educators, most recently chairing the conference committee. She also served as a representative and board member of the NC Council on Economic Education, a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering economic education and financial literacy for all North Carolinians. From 1981 until 2007, she continuously served on Beta Gamma Sigma, with positions including secretary, president, and chair of the student nominating committee. She was also a member and ultimately chair of a university lecture series that brought speakers such as former US Secretary of Commerce Juanita Kreps and renowned writer Alex Haley to campus and the Greenville community. Eckstein won the Adam Smith Invisible Hand Award in 2006, honoring her extensive work in economic education. She was also presented the Lifetime Achievement in Economic Education award from the NC Council on Economic Education in 2010. “It has been amazing to help educators get excited about teaching economics to their students in ways they hadn’t thought of before,” Eckstein said. “Math students always ask the classic question: ‘When am I ever going to need this information?’ Through the Center for Economic Education, we have helped teachers and students better understand the connection between economics and its application in the real world.” After retiring on June 1, Eckstein moved to Asheville, North Carolina, to be closer to her mother and sister—and also closer to her original hometown in the mountains. While the move is closer to home, it’s not too far away to visit her two grown children: Annie and Will, plus Will’s wife Allison and son Jack, she says. “I will always miss Greenville and the many friends and memories we made there for more than 30 years,” Eckstein said. “It has truly been the opportunity of a lifetime to work with so many teachers and students and to assist with the development of their economic understanding. Hopefully, the impact for them will be better decision making in their personal, professional, and civic lives.”
Newkirk, Henry, and Lederer, Albert (2010). “The Impact of Environmental Dynamism on Strategic Information Systems Technical and Personnel Resources Planning.” International Journal of Information Technology and Management 9, 203–223. ODoherty, Brian, and Doty, Edwin (2009). “An Exploratory Study of the Use and Usefulness of Teaching Portfolios By Accounting Faculty.” Journal of Business and Accounting 2, 187–195. O’Dor, Richard (2009). “An Integrated Model for Developing a Business Communication Center.” Oliver, Jason (2010). “Creative Leaders: 30 Years of Big Ideas.” Journal of Advertising. Oliver, Jason, and Lee, Seung-Hee (2009). “Hybrid Car Purchase Intentions: A Cross-Cultural Analysis.” Journal of Consumer Marketing. Oliver, Jason, and Rosen, Deborah (2009). “Applying the Environmental Propensity Framework: A Segmented Approach to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Marketing Strategies.” Journal of Marketing Theory & Practice. OReilly, Dennis (2009). “The Qualifications and Independence of Internal Auditors.” Internal Auditing. OReilly, Dennis (2009). “FASB Issues Guidance on Estimating Fair Value.” Bank Accounting & Finance. OReilly, Dennis, and Reisch, John (2010). “Auditing the Auditors: What Lenders and Investors Should Know.” Commercial Lending Review. OReilly, Dennis (2010). “Do Investors Perceive The Auditor’s Going Concern Opinion As Useful for Pricing Stocks?” Managerial Auditing Journal 25. Prati, Robert (2010). “Managing Ups And Downs With Clients: Emotion Management For Financial Advisors.” Journal of Personal Finance 7. Prati, Robert (2009). “Capitalization Rates After the Housing Bubble: Irrational Expectations?” Real Estate Review 37. Prati, Robert, and Kiely, Joe (2009). “Style Index Rebalancing For Better Diversification: Lessons from Broad Market and Equity Style Indexes.” Financial Services Review 18. Reed, April, and Knight, Linda (2009). “Effect Of A Virtual Project Team Environment On Communication-Related Project Risk.” International Journal of Project Management. Reed, April, and Knight, Linda (2009). “Project Risk Differences Between Virtual and Co-Located Projects.” Journal of Computer Information Systems. Reisch, John, and Higgs, Julia (2009). “Understanding the Limitations of Accountants’ Reports.” Commercial Lending Review. Reisch, John, and O’Reilly, Dennis (2010). “Auditing the Auditors: What Lenders and Investors Should Know.” Commercial Lending Review. (Cont. on page 31)
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Leadership and Professional Development Program off to a Strong Start The College of Business launched a new leadership course this past fall for all sophomore business students—just one of several innovative courses planned as part of the College’s new Leadership and Professional Development program. In Leadership I, the new sophomore course, students focus on the applied leadership skills
needed to move a team toward successfully completing a goal. The course even has a lab component, making it the first laboratory class for the College of Business. In the classroom, students work on smaller activities, complete case studies, engage in discussions, and brainstorm together to better understand concepts. The
weekly lab, which is facilitated by two-person graduate student teams, allows students to “roll up their sleeves” and put the concepts into action—mainly through self-assessments, role playing, partner discussions, and team exercises. The course also has a strong service-learning component, and the College of Business is obtaining a service-learning designation for the spring semester. Leadership I is taught by two newcomers to the College of Business: Nona Saling and Abby Knight—both of whom come from training backgrounds. Saling has more than 25 years of human-resources experience including leadership development, training and development, organizational development, and recruiting. She
This scholarship has taken such a burden off my family in this time of financial recession. You’ve made a profound impact on my financial situation and have made the prospect of me getting out of school
without large financial loans possible. — Sarah Jackson
Recipient of the Mark and Tracy Copeland Accounting Scholarship Given by Dr. Margaret O’Hara and Mr. John O’Hara
holds an EdD in adult education from North Carolina State University. She also has an MA in communication from the University of Kentucky and a BA in English from the University of Delaware. Knight’s most-recent work experience was with Georgia Pacific Building Products as a learning and talent development specialist. She holds an MA in advertising and public relations from the University of Alabama and a BA in communications from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. She’s also working toward her graduate certificate in performance improvement from ECU. The new sophomore-level course is just one component of the College’s new Leadership and Professional Development program, which was launched in fall 2009 to ensure that vital 21stcentury skills are instilled in every undergraduate business student. The College of Business still teaches its students the “nuts and bolts” of business—but now it also fine tunes the skills essential for success in the business world, including leadership, communication, and professionalism. The freshman business course, called Strategy First, is a current events-based class that touches on all areas of business by using BusinessWeek magazine as the course textbook. Thanks to a generous endowment from RBC Bank, students pay no cost for their course materials in Strategy First. The course is taught by Ralph Flanary, John Davis, Steve Sullivan, and Johann Luyt. Subsequent hands-on leadership courses, including Leadership I, focus on valuable teamwork skills, enhance professional development, and hone leadership abilities. Leadership II and Leadership III will roll out in 2011 and 2012, respectively. In addition to the new coursework, students must now complete an electronic leadership portfolio to help reinforce valuable lessons—with tasks such as business-related reading assignments, volunteer work, etiquette instruction, professional
Shown from left to right: Teaching instructors John Davis, Abby Knight, Johann Luyt, Steve Sullivan, and Ralph Flanary. Not pictured: Nona Saling.
writing, and teamwork exercises. Elements in the portfolio complement the leadership courses, encouraging students to stretch their own personal leadership development. When students graduate, they have tangible evidence of what they’ve accomplished, which is increasingly important to prospective employers. With the bar raised even higher in the College of Business, specialized support is now provided through a Network Support Team, including an academic advisor, leadership coach, career advisor, and communications advisor. Much of this support can be found under one roof, in the College’s new Center for Student Success, which houses Academic Advising, the Business Communication Center, and Career Services.
Students also have access to peer mentors—select students in the College of Business who can give important advice on everything from electives to campus directions. Associate Dean Stanley Eakins said, “With the new Leadership and Professional Development program, the College of Business is a fundamentally different place. We have an integrated curriculum and an interconnected support structure that fully prepares students for their careers and professional lives. We give students the tools to succeed from the moment they step into the business world.” For more information about the Leadership and Professional Development program, visit www.ecu.edu/cs-bus/leadership.cfm.
It is a great honor to be chosen for the Michael and Rose O’Hara Scholarship. I am very thankful to have my hard work recognized by such generous support. This award will allow me more freedom to pursue my academic goals while still being able to fully provide for my family. It is because of people like you that those students with a genuine desire to learn and a strong will to succeed can do so despite their circumstances. — Justin Laughlin
Recipient of the Michael and Rose O’Hara Scholarship Given by Dr. Margaret O’Hara and Mr. John O’Hara
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College of Business Faculty and Staff Give Back
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College of Business faculty and staff members do amazing things to help their community, serving the area in numerous ways. Below are just several examples of how individuals throughout the College of Business make a difference every day. Cal Christian Cal Christian, associate professor in the Department of Accounting, was inducted into ECU’s Servire Society for the second year in a row in 2010, honoring his extensive work with the Ronald McDonald House of eastern North Carolina. In addition, Christian served on the university committee that established the Servire Society four years ago. He has served as the assistant softball coach at E. B. Aycock Middle School in Greenville, and he previously represented the College of Business through the Faculty Senate at ECU.
Stanley Eakins Associate Dean Stanley Eakins is serving a three-year term on the Greenville Utilities board of commissioners. Eakins is one of eight representatives on GUC’s board, which is responsible for approving rates, creating development plans, developing the annual budget, and setting operating and extension policies. Since 2004, Eakins has served as associate dean for the College of Business. Previously, he was chairman of the Department of Finance. Eakins and his wife, Laurie, also fund The Eakins Scholarship, an annual $3,500 need-based scholarship in the College of Business that helps undergraduate students studying finance or management information systems.
course recently achieved the Service Learning designation, and his SBI students contributed approximately 3,500 hours to the ECU Volunteer Service Learning Center over the 2009–2010 academic year.
Kenneth MacLeod Kenneth MacLeod, associate professor in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, serves as committee chair for Troop 826 of the Boy Scouts. Up until last March, he was also Cubmaster of Pack 826. In addition to his activity with the Boy Scouts, he has worked to get a Catholic high school started in Greenville. He was part of the original planning group and now advises the Board of Trustees. The school is scheduled to open in fall 2010 with a ninth grade class of 25–30 students.
Frederick Niswander Rick Niswander, dean of the College of Business, was honored with the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) Raymond Rains Outstanding Service Award in May 2010. He also received one of six NCACPA Outstanding Conference Speaker awards. An active volunteer for the NCACPA, Niswander is a past chair of the association, and he served with distinction on the association’s board of directors. He has also served as treasurer for the association. In addition to his extensive work with the NCACPA, Niswander serves on the GreenvillePitt County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is also chairman of the City of Greenville’s Investment Advisory Committee, a volunteer position that assists in developing and evaluating investment strategies and options for the City of Greenville. Nancy Ray Nancy Ray, teaching instructor in the Department of Finance, volunteers for University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina in its hospice patient facility. She currently serves as a hospice greeter, and she has also spent time with patients in their homes. In addition to this work, she serves as a volunteer judge in the Pitt County Teen Court program, an alternative program designed for first-time juvenile offenders who have committed a minor offense and have admitted guilt. Ray has practiced law in Pitt County for
nine years, and a considerable portion of her practice is devoted to regular juvenile court, where she represents children at trial. She also does extensive pro bono work, usually relating to court matters involving the Department of Social Services. In 2010, Ray was inducted into the Servire Society for the third consecutive year, honoring her 100+ hours of service.
Paul Russell Paul Russell, assistant director for graduate programs, volunteers extensively with the AydenGrifton Kiwanis Club. He has served as secretary for the past few years, and he is also a past vice president. The group routinely volunteers at schools in Ayden and Grifton and also raises money for scholarships. Russell also serves in various capacities at his church—including deacon, assistant treasurer, co-chair of multimedia committee, and softball coach. Last summer, he spent a week in Piedras Negras, Mexico, with a team from the Original Free Will Baptist Foreign Missions Board to build a house for a needy family. In 2010, Russell was inducted into the Servire Society for volunteering more than 100 hours of service during the 2009 calendar year. Tracy Tuten Associate Professor Tracy Tuten serves on the board for the Greenville Choral Society and also performs with the group. The Greenville Choral Society recently marked its 40th year, and it serves as the largest community-based performing arts organization in the eastern third of North Carolina. Tuten also takes ECU student groups to educational marketing conferences throughout the year. In 2010, she took students to a mid-March Sustainability Conference held at Longwood University. She also led a group of more than 20 marketing students to New York City last November to participate in the 53rd Annual Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) Career Conference.
organization dedicated to rescuing pit bulls; and the Magoo Room, a blind-cat sanctuary. As part of her volunteer work, Williams developed and maintains the HSEC Web site, which includes taking and posting pictures of adoptable pets. She also serves as a foster home for animals in need—feline and canine alike. In addition, she volunteers one night per month as an adoption counselor at the PetSmart Luv-a-Pet center, where HSEC offers off-site adoptions. For the third consecutive year, Williams was recently inducted into ECU’s Servire Society, recognizing her outstanding dedication to volunteer service.
and helps other teachers and students as needed. She also donates her time to assist the drama ministry at Covenant United Methodist Church in Winterville, emphasizing values such as kindness, humility, generosity, and other personal characteristics that enhance community spirit
Tiffany Woodward Tiffany Woodward, a teaching instructor in the Department of Management, has volunteered with the Loping Around 4-H Horse Club in Beaufort County since 2006. As the organizational leader of the club, she coordinates the calendar schedule, organizes and conducts learning activities for group members, and incorporates community service projects throughout the year. She also serves as an advisor to all members as they complete yearly project record books, which detail individual accomplishments during the year. She also volunteers as a coach and mentor during 4-H-sponsored equine competitions. In 2010, Woodward was inducted into the Servire Society for volunteering more than 100 hours of service during the 2009 calendar year. Beverly Wright Beverly Wright, assistant professor in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, volunteers extensively for Pitt County Schools, where she primarily helps with curriculum development and instructional coaching. Her work benefits children in Pitt County as it also supports the teachers and administrators. In addition to this work, Wright tutors middle-school math students, assists a literary coach, works with Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education (PAGE),
Community Michael Harris Assistant Professor Michael Harris and the Small Business Institute® he directs at ECU have assisted more than 500 clients since its inception in 1974. Harris’ Small Business Management
Tina Williams Tina Williams, who serves as the college’s director of graduate programs, volunteered with three charitable organizations in 2009: the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina (HSEC), which serves as a safe haven for homeless and neglected pets; Annabelle’s Second Chance, an
Shown at right, Tina Williams holds a rescue puppy named Charlotte. In 2010, Williams was inducted into the Servire Society for the third consecutive year, honoring her extensive volunteer work with homeless and neglected pets.
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and well being. In addition, Wright serves as faculty advisor for Community Partnerships for United Way of Pitt County. In 2010, Wright was inducted into the Servire Society for the second year in a row, honoring her extensive volunteer work in the community.
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Faculty Publications, cont. Reisch, John (2009). “Preparing Students to be Work-ready Internal Auditors.” Internal Auditor. Scarlata, Audrey (2010). “XBRL–Why Should Board Members and Internal Auditors Care?” Internal Auditing. Schneider, Douglas; Kohlmeyer III, James; and Tibbs, Samuel (2009). “The Value Relevance of the Cumulative Effect Reporting Method: Some Evidence in Support of FAS 154.” Journal of Applied Business Research 25, 49–57. Schneider, Douglas; Tibbs, Samuel; and McCarthy, Mark (2009). “Equity Income: Do Investors Perceive It as a Component of Earnings?” Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research 5, 55–67. Schneider, Douglas, and Tibbs, Samuel (2010). “Investments and Loans Reported by the 10-Largest U.S. Banks.” Bank Accounting & Finance 23, 19–24.
Faculty Make a Difference at Ronald McDonald House For more than 15 continuous years, four faculty members in the College of Business have served the Ronald McDonald House of eastern North Carolina—part of a national charity that supports families whose children are hospitalized. In the mid 1990s, the College’s student accounting honor society—Beta Alpha Psi— became involved in the Ronald McDonald House through the Michael Jordan Golf Classic, a Greenville-based fundraiser that benefited Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the state. Dan Schisler, chair of ECU’s accounting department, first served as committee chairman of the golf tournament and then joined the regional Ronald McDonald House board of directors, serving as treasurer, vice president, and ultimately president over a 12-year span. During Schisler’s term on the board, renovations to the House were started and funded, and plans were made for a new family room at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. With help from others, he says he also enjoyed getting the organization’s endowments in order during his tenure—establishing controls over the money with solid investments to ensure the fund’s longevity. Schisler’s dedicated
involvement had a ripple effect throughout the College of Business, soon sparking interest in other faculty members, including Cal Christian. Christian, associate professor in the Department of Accounting, became involved in the Ronald McDonald House in 2003, when asked by Schisler. Since that time, he has served on the board as treasurer, vice president, and president—and he still serves today as past president. This January, he plans to raise additional money for the House by running in the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon. Christian says the greatest reward of serving is seeing families whose lives are blessed by the House and everything that surrounds it. For example, just this summer a young girl named Carlee, who was confined to a wheel chair after a car wreck, was withdrawn until she met Ronald McDonald and found happiness again. These encounters happen every day, Christian says. Frederick Schadler, associate professor in the Department of Finance, became active in the Ronald McDonald House when Christian asked him to join the board. Schadler served on the board for more than five years and then served as
treasurer for four-and-a-half years, completing his term in spring 2010. He still volunteers on the charity’s finance committee as an outside member. Schadler says his service to the board has been an uplifting experience, especially knowing how many families the House has served. Dan Schisler’s wife Debra, who is an instructor in the Department of Accounting, became treasurer of the Ronald McDonald House in January 2010, taking over Schadler’s duties. She also watched her husband’s involvement over the years and was inspired by an organization that helps so many families. As part of her service, she ensures that the monthly financial statements are accurately reported and that the organization keeps up with current financial guidelines set forth by the Ronald McDonald House national organization as well as accounting standards specific to not-for-profits. “What wouldn’t be rewarding about working with a charity whose job is to make families as comfortable as possible when they’re facing what I consider a parent’s worst nightmare?” Schisler said. “So many families are touched by the House, and hearing their stories makes our service all the more worthwhile.”
Schneider, Douglas; Tibbs, Samuel; and McCarthy, Mark (2010). “Equity Income of Energy Firms: Examination of Non-Cash Income.” Petroleum Accounting And Financial Management Journal. Seeman, Elaine, and Gibson, Shanan (2009). “Predicting Acceptance of Electronic Medical Records: Is the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) Enough?” Society for Advancement of Management Journal 74, 21–26. Stanley, Laura; Bynum, Bethany; and Lance, Charles (2009). “Examining the Construct Validity of Mastery–Avoidance Achievement Goals: A Meta–Analysis.” Human Performance. Stanley, Laura, and O’Reilly, Charles (2009). “Disaffected Pollyannas: The Influence Of Positive Affect On Salary Expectations, Turnover, And Satisfaction.” Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Swart, Bill, and Kaufman, Roger (2009). “Developing Performance Data for Making Useful Faculty and Leadership Decisions: Needs Assessment as a Vehicle.” Performance Improvement Quarterly.
Swart, Bill; Hall, Cathy; Duncan, Steve; and Chia, Rosina (2009). “Professionalism and Work Ethic among U.S. and Asian University Students in a Global Classroom: A Multi–Cultural Comparison.” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics 7, 36–40.
Zinko, Robert; Perryman, Alexa; and Ferris, Gerald (2009). “Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Reputation: Mediators in the Relationships Between Accountability and Job Performance and Satisfaction.” Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies 15, 381–392.
Tibbs, Samuel, and McCarthy, Mark (2010). “Equity Income of Energy Firms: Examination of Non-Cash Income.” Petroleum Accounting And Financial Management Journal.
Zinko, Robert; Mason, R.; Mehta, N.; and Munyon, T. (2009). “Cultural Determinants of Learning Effectiveness from Knowledge Management Systems: A Multinational Investigation.” Journal of Global Information Technology Management.
Tibbs, Samuel, and Schneider, Douglas (2010). “Investments and Loans Reported By the 10-Largest Banks.” Bank Accounting & Finance 23, 19–24. Tibbs, Samuel (2010). “Internal Controls and the Cost of Fraud: An Empirical Investigation.” Coauthored with Deborah L. Murphy, 2010, Journal of Corporate Treasury Management 3, 127-131. Tomkiewicz, Joseph; Bass, Ken; and Vaicys, C. (2009). “Demographics And Diversity In Business Organizations: Confronting A Growing Hispanic Presence, Revisited.” North American Journal of Psychology 11, 10. Tuten, Tracy (2009). “Real World Experience, Virtual World Environment.” Marketing Education Review 19. Wells, Brenda; Epermanis, Karen; Cox, Larry; and McShane, Michael (2009). “Risky Asset Substitution in the Insurance Industry: An Historical Example.” Journal Of Insurance Regulation. Wells, Brenda; Epermanis, Karen; and Braswell, Michael (2009). “From Meatpacking to Insurance: Lessons in Ethical Downfalls.” CPCU Journal. West, David, and Dellana, Scott (2009). “Overbooking Increases Patient Access at a Student Health Services Clinic.” Interfaces 39, 271–287. Xue, Yajiong; Liang, Huigang; and Wu, Liansheng (2009). “Punishment, Justice, and Compliance in Mandatory IT Settings.” Information Systems Research.
Proceedings Aaron, Joshua, and Grubb III, Walter (2009). “Reactions to Signals of Firms’ Investments in People: Evidence from the Equity Markets.” Decision Sciences Institute. Aaron, Joshua; Herdman, Andrew; and Grubb III, Walter (2009). “Reactions to Signals of a Firm’s Investment in People: Investigating the ShortTerm and Long-Term Impact on Share Price.” SE INFORMS. Bello, Tope A. (2010). “Using Hofstede’s (1980) Model As A Predictor Of The Attitude Toward Women Managers.” 4th International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education 3, 964–969. DelVecchio, Susan, and Perkins, Ryan (2009). “Exploration and Beyond! Combining Career Stage Studies.” Society for Marketing Advances. Dickins, Denise, and Hatfield, Richard (2009). “An Examination of Perceptions of Auditor Independence and Financial Reporting Quality When Former Auditors are Hired.” Accounting, Behavior, and Organizations. Dickins, Denise, and Boylan, Robert (2009). “Insider Ownership and Stock Price Performance: How Greater Concentrations of Insider Ownership Affects Returns of Firms with Various Price-to-Earnings Ratios.” Academic and Business Research Institute. Dickins, Denise, and Higgs, Julia (2010). “Audit Partner Rotation: An Analysis of Benefits and Costs.” AAA Auditing Mid-Year Meeting. (Cont. on page 33)
Above from left to right, volunteers Dan Schisler, his wife Debra Schisler, along with Frederick Schadler and Cal Christian.
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ECU College of Business
Faculty Publications, cont. Dickins, Denise, and Hatfield, Richard (2010). “An Examination of Perceptions of Auditor Independence and Financial Reporting Reliability When Former Auditors are Hired.” AAA Auditing Mid-Year Meeting. Dickins, Denise; Ohara, Margaret; and Reisch, John (2010). “Helping Accounting Students Understand Internal Controls Through Service Learning.” National Outreach Scholarship Conference. Doty, Edwin, and O’Doherty, Brian (2009). “An Exploratory Study Of The Use, And Usefulness Of Teaching Portfolios By Accounting Faculty.” American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences–12th International Conference Program. Gibson, Shanan; McDowell, William; and Mick, Todd (2010). “Understanding Strategic Relationships in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: The Importance of Information Quality and Continuous Quality Improvement.” Proceedings of the 2010 Small Business Institute.
Faculty Members Served Their Country Before joining the College of Business to teach, several faculty members in the College of Business bravely served their country through the military and military reserves. Below is a listing of our faculty who devoted themselves to the principles of duty, honor, and country. Their experiences are truly enriching to the academic community. Edwin A. Doty
Associate Professor, Department of Accounting
Ed Doty served as an officer in the US Air Force and the US Air Force Reserve. He began as a nuclear missile launch officer, serving Montana with the Minuteman Missile system. He then transferred to New England, where he was a transportation officer in an aerial port squadron. He finished his career as a transportation staff officer at the Tactical Air Command Transportation Headquarters located in Langley AFB, Virginia. He retired as a lieutenant colonel. Doty says the Air Force provided an excellent
Jack E. Karns
Professor, Department of Finance
Jack Karns served on active duty as a paratrooper and US Army intelligence officer from 1974–1978. During this time, he was assigned as an intelligence staff officer, a Middle East intelligence analyst, and as a briefing officer for the opportunity to serve his nation and develop commanding general at the JFK Center for Special leadership and managerial experience in both a Warfare at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Following small and large setting. He adds that he would do active duty, he served more than 20 years in the it again without hesitation. active reserves, retiring in 1998 holding the rank of lieutenant colonel. In the reserves, he served James E. Holloway as an infantry battalion intelligence staff officer, Professor, Department of Finance was assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency, James Holloway retired from the US Army Reserves worked as an instructor in a reserve training in 2001 as lieutenant colonel, marking a 28-year school, and served as a staff officer at the Presidio career as a reservist. He was commissioned in the of San Francisco (now deactivated as a post). ROTC program at North Carolina Agricultural Karns says that one of the highlights during his and Technical State University in May 1972 as military career was the opportunity to meet and a military police officer. He primarily served in work for several high-ranking US Army generals, administrative and quartermaster positions. From including one summer tour as then-Brigadier 1973–1977, he spent four years on active duty as General Colin Powell’s administrative officer. He a military police officer in Fort Monroe, Virginia. explains that even then it was easy to see General He then returned to civilian life, becoming an Powell was a special officer and person destined for active reservist with two units in Greenville, North greater achievement and position. Carolina. Holloway says he enjoyed serving and especially took pleasure in helping others build their Above shown from left to right: Edwin A. Doty, careers in the Army Reserves. James E. Holloway, Jack E. Karns.
Gibson, Shanan, and Harris, Michael (2010). “The Role of Trust and Dependence in Small Business Performance: Does Size Matter?” Proceedings of the 2010 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 937–950. Gibson, Shanan; Harris, Michael; and Simpson, Leo (2010). “Students Perceptions of Ethical Behavior: A Comparison of Attitudes Towards Entrepreneurs and Traditional Business Managers.” Proceedings of the 2010 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 1,002–1,018. Gibson, Shanan; Walker, Patrick; Harris, Michael; and Harris, Denisha (2010). “Investigating the Entrepreneurial Attitudes of African Americans: A Study of Young Adults.” Proceedings of the 2010 Small Business Institute. Gibson, Shanan; Harris, Michael; and Walker, Patrick (2009). “An Examination of Correlation Patterns between Entrepreneurial Attitudes and Entrepreneurial Personality Traits among College Business Students of Different Ethnicities.” Southeast Region of the Decision Sciences Institute.
Gooner, Richard, R., and Paul, Ravi (2010). “Three Approaches to Case-Based Online MBA Instruction.” 2010 Proceedings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute.
Herdman, Andrew; Aaron, Joshua; and Grubb III, Walter (2009). “Reactions to Signals of a Firm’s Investment in People: Evidence from the Equity Markets.” Decision Sciences Institute.
Grubb, Lee and Herdman, Andrew (2009). “Uncertainty and the Imposter Phenomenon: Toward a Reactor Organization Form.” American Institute of Higher Education Annual Conference.
Herdman, Andrew (2009). “Reactions to Signals of a Firm’s Investment in People: Examining Short and Long-Term Impact on Share Price.” Southeast INFORMS. Holloway, James (2009). “NG911: When Technology Drives Public Policy.” Southeastern Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
Harris, Michael, and Parker, Richard (2009). “Teaching Credentials of College Entrepreneurship Instructors.” Southern Academy of Entrepreneurship I. Harris, Michael; McDowell, Bill; Gibson, Shanan; and Mick, Todd (2010). “Understanding Strategic Relationships in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: The Importance of Information Quality and Continuous Quality Improvement.” Proceedings of the 2010 Small Business Institute Conference. Harris, Michael; Walker, Patrick; and Harris, Denisha (2010). “Investigating the Entrepreneurial Attitudes of African Americans: A Study of Young Adults.” Proceedings of the 2010 Small Business Institute Conference. Harris, Michael; Gibson, Shanan; and Simpson, Leo (2010). “Students Perceptions of Ethical Behavior: A Comparison of Attitudes towards Entrepreneurs and Traditional Business Managers.” Proceedings of the 2010 USASBE Conference. Harris, Michael, and Gibson, Shanan (2010). “The Role of Trust and Dependence in Small Business Performance: Does Size Matter?” Proceedings of the 2010 USASBE Conference. Harris, Michael, and Walker, Patrick (2010). “An Examination of Correlation Patterns Between Entrepreneurial Attitudes and Entrepreneurial Personality Traits among College Business Students of Different Ethnicities.” Proceedings of the 2010 Southeast Region of Decision Sciences Institute. Herdman, Andrew, and Grubb III, Walter (2009). “Uncertainty and the Impostor Phenomenon: Toward a Reactor Organizational Form.” American Institute of Higher Education.
Hughes, Eugene (2009). “Self-Reported Health and Risk Behaviors: Do They Influence Attitudes Toward Pricing Health Insurance?” SEINFORMS. Hunt, Judith (2009). “Identifying Students Who Make Unreasonable Time Demands on Professors: Strategies to Help the Students and Protect Yourself.” Academic Business World. Keller, Christopher (2009). “An Excel Decision Support System for Validating and Scaling Multiple Choice Exams.” 2009 DSI National Conference. Killingsworth, Brenda (2009). “Thinking about Online Education from a Global Perspective.” 2009 Think In. Kros, John; Nadler, S.; and Chen, Haozhe (2009). “RFID Adoption Within the Public Sector.” National Institute for Governmental Purchasing. Kros, John (2009). “Using Online Predictive Markets to Enhance Teaching in Business Decision Modeling Courses.” Decision Sciences Institute. Kros, John; Keller, Christopher; and O’Connor, Sean (2009). “Home-Field Advantage in Continuous Long-Running Rivalries of College Football Teams.” INFORMS Annual Meeting. Liang, Huigang, and Xue, Yajiong (2009). “Understanding Home Internet Users’ Avoidance of IT Threats.” China Summer Workshop on Information Management. MacLeod, Kenneth (2009). “Analysis After Output III–Algorithms.” 40th Meeting of DSI. (Cont. on page 35)
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Faculty Publications, cont. McCarthy, Mark, and Schneider, Douglas (2010). “Uses and Value Relevance of Treasury Stock: Justification to Classify Based on Intent?” 2009 AAA Annual Conference.
Swart, Bill, and Duncan, Steve (2009). “Reassessing The Customer In Higher Education.” 3rd International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education Conference.
McDowell, William; Grubb, W.; and Herdman, Andrew (2009). “Uncertainty and the Impostor Phenomenon.” American Institute of Higher Education Annual Conference.
Swart, Bill; Hall, C.; De Urquidi, K.; and Kaufman, P. (2009). “Influence of the Five Factor Personality and Locus of Control on Retention Rates in an Engineering Program.” American Institute of Higher Education 4th International Conference.
McDowell, William (2009). “Modeling Online Passwords Protection Intention.” 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems. McDowell, William; Harris, Michael; and Gibson, Shanan (2009). “An Examination of Interorganizational Relationships in the Small Business Context: Does Size Matter?” USASBE. McDowell, William; Gibson, Shanan; and Mick, Todd (2009). “Understanding Strategic Relationships in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: The Importance of Information Quality and Continuous Quality Improvement.” Small Business Institute. Paul, Ravi, and Gooner, Richard (2010). “CaseBased Teaching: Three Approaches to Online MBA Instruction.” Proceedings of Southeast Region, Decision Sciences. Reed, April, and Knight, Linda (2009). “Differing Impact Levels from Risk Factors on Virtual and Co–Located Software Development Projects.” AMCIS 2009. Schneider, Douglas; Tibbs, Samuel; and McCarthy, Mark (2009). “Uses and Value Relevance of Treasury Stock: Justification to Classify Based on Intent?” American Accounting Association Annual Meeting. Seeman, Elaine, and Holloway, James (2009). “NG911: When Technology Drives Public Policy.” SE Informs January 45. Smith, James; Tomkiewicz, Joseph; Mcdowell, William; and Oglesby, Alan (2009). “College Students’ Impressions of Managers without a College Degree: The Impact of Parents’ Educational Attainment.” Southeast INFORMS.
Tibbs, Sam; McCarthy, Mark; and Schneider, Douglas (2009). “Uses and Value Relevance of Treasury Stock: Justification to Classify Based on Intent?” American Accounting Association National Meeting. Tomkiewicz, Joseph; McDowell, William; and Oglesby, Alan (2009). “College Students’ Impressions of Managers Without a College Degree: The Impact of Parents’ Educational Attainment.” SE INFORMS. Wagner, Judy, and Klein, Noreen (2010). “Building Buyer-Seller Relationships with Selling Strategies.” 2010 Southeast DSI Annual Meeting. Xue, Yajiong, and Xue, Yajiong (2009). “Understanding Computer Users’ Avoidance of IT Threats.” China Summer Workshop on Information Management. Xue, Yajiong, and Xiao, Zhongdong (2009). “Unveiling Secrets of Chinese Successful Software Companies.” IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC). BOOKS Eakins, Stanley (2010). Finance. Pearson/ dot Learn. Gibson, Shanan (2009). The Handbook of Work Analysis in Organizations: The Methods, Systems, Applications, & Science of Work. Gibson, Shanan (2009). Sound Instruction–Assessment & Consultation Volume II. Rapid Intellect Group. Harris, Michael (2009). Sound Instruction (Vo. II). “On-line Education: Student Expectations for Distance Education.” Academic Exchange Books.
Harris, Michael (2009). Small Business Advancement National Center Newsletter, Issue 573. “A Connection between Personality and Entrepreneurial Attitudes: Evidence from U.S. Business Students.” University of Central Arkansas. Kros, John (2009). Statistics for Health Care Professionals: Working With Excel. Josey-Bass. Kros, John (2009). Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions, 2nd edition. Kendall-Hunt. Nelson, James (2010). Berk and DeMarzo Corporate Finance 2nd edition. “Test Bank to Accompany Berk and Demarzo Corporate Finance 2nd Edition.” Niswander, Frederick, and Schisler, Dan (2010). Fundamentals of Taxation 2010. McGraw Hill. Pratt, William (2010). Making Sense: A Real World Rhetorical Reader, 3e. “Interview Questions: Most Common, Illegal and Questions You Should Never Ask.” Bedford/St. Martin’s. Swart, Bill (2009). Leadership for Academic Units: A Model for Performance Improvement for Department Chairs, Deans, Academic Vice Presidents and Those Who Aspire to Be. HRD Press. Tuten, Tracy (2010). Enterprise 2.0: How Technology, eCommerce, and Web 2.0 are Transforming Business Virtually: Volume 1, The Strategic Enterprise. Praeger Perspectives. Tuten, Tracy (2010). Enterprise 2.0: How Technology, eCommerce, and Web 2.0 are Transforming Business Virtually: Volume 2, The Behavioral Enterprise. Praeger Perspectives. Tuten, Tracy (2009). Virtual Social Identity and Consumer Behavior. “I Don’t Know You, But I Trust You: A Comparative Study of Consumer Perceptions in Real-Life and Virtual World.” M. E. Sharpe. Tuten, Tracy (2010). Social Media Marketing. Prentice Hall. Tuten, Tracy (2010). Advanced Methods for Conducting Online Behavioral Research. “Conducting Online Surveys.” American Psychological Association.
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ECU College of Business
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.
• 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
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration • BSBA degree candidates choose from 12 areas of concentration,which allow an intensive learning experience • General Business (online) • Accounting
Student Organizations • Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity • Association of Information Technology Professionals • American Marketing Association • American Society for Quality
Shown at left: Stephen Charron, junior management major, and Kristi Fogelquist, junior finance major.
• 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 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 (Decision Sciences Honor Society) • Sigma Iota Epsilon, founded in 1984 (Management Honor Society) • Alpha Mu Alpha, founded in 1980 (Marketing Honor Society)
Enrollment and Degrees Enrollment and Degrees
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enrollment (fall of indicated year)
undergraduate student credit hours by delivery method (fall of indicated year)
Management intended majors Marketing/MSCM
graduate student credit hours by delivery method (fall of indicated year) 2004
Face to Face
General Bus. Adm. (online)
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Graduate MBA MSA AND BSA/MSA Totals (graduates)
DEGREES (AY ending in May)
Undergraduate Management ACCT
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General Business Totals (undergraduates)
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MSA (as part of BSA/MSA)
MSCM intended majors
Face to Face
Finance intended majors Management
MIS intended majors Finance
MGMT ACCT intended majors MIS/DSCI
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. The MSA program was restructured during the 2008–2009 year to better address the current needs of the accounting industry. Most notable was the addition of an audit
specialization. The newly revised MSA program began in the fall 2009 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. More than 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 767 MBA students for the fall 2009 semester, more than two-thirds attended part-time and selected online classes. We also offer 12 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
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ECU College of Business
BRIAN COOKE Hometown: Washington, N.C. Concentration: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Year: Senior GPA: 3.87
Like most nontraditional students, Brian Cooke has a lot to juggle. In addition to his full-time studies in entrepreneurship and small business management at East Carolina, he also works 20–25 hours per week as product development manager at World Cat, a sport fishing catamaran manufacturer based in Tarboro. Cooke lives in
Grimesland with his family, which includes his wife Johnna and three boys, ages 13, 8, and 3. Despite all of these activities, plus maintaining a nearly perfect GPA, Cooke devotes a remarkable amount of time to his community. He currently serves as mayor pro tempore on the Grimesland Board of Aldermen, represents Grimesland on the Mid-East Commission Board, serves on the Joint Regional Council on Economic Development, and is a voting member of the Rural Fire Department Board of Directors. He also coaches youth sports during spring baseball season. “As a father of three, full-time student, parttime employee, and active community member, completing my education has been a challenge, both mentally and physically,” Cooke said. “I encourage all students to excel in everything they
do and not expect opportunities to be handed down. The chance to improve yourself during college shouldn’t be taken lightly.” Cooke graduated from Washington High School in 1992. He attended N.C. State University for one year but was forced to leave due to financial constraints. He then took classes at ECU intermittently, attempting to complete his degree, but he decided to make education a priority in early 2009. Thanks to ECU’s wealth of online business classes, Cooke has completed much of his academic work through distance education. He says that business has always been, at a minimum, in the background of his academic plans. “Even at times when I evaluated other degree paths, such as engineering and industrial technology, I always expected to earn at least a minor in business,” Cooke said. “Business, especially small business, defines this country and will continue to be the foundation of our national success. Smaller firms can be more nimble and innovative, taking advantage of quickly emerging technologies to provide future job growth. Now more than ever, we need to promote the development of entrepreneurial efforts.” When he graduates in December 2010, Cooke hopes to support small businesses by working as a business counselor or loan officer specializing in small business development. He has also considered earning his MBA or PhD. “Being a nontraditional student makes me somewhat unique; however, the number of older students is growing,” Cooke explained. “Recent economic conditions have made many like me reconsider what we want to be when we grow up. I think experiencing the ‘real world’ has made me be a better student and has helped refine my goals. In a way, finishing my degree later in life may be more fulfilling than if I had completed it 10 or more years ago. I feel I appreciate it more, and I hope it will inspire my children never to relinquish their goals.”
BREONNA SHARI GODETTE Hometown: Raleigh, N.C. Concentration: Management Information Systems Year: Junior GPA: 3.6
After growing up in the Triangle and graduating from Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, Breonna Godette says East Carolina was the perfect university for her—not too far from home and her parents but not too close, either. She says she fell in love with ECU’s campus when she first toured the school, and she especially liked the “big college in a small community” feel. At first, Godette planned to study information and computer technology through the Department of Industrial Technology. She was hooked on computers after an introductory freshman class, when she learned how to use different features on her new laptop. After taking additional classes, however, she realized something important was missing from her coursework—business. “I still wanted to learn about computers,
but I needed more instruction on the software and networking side of computers,” Godette explained. “Switching to the management information systems concentration within the College of Business has given me far more career opportunities incorporating business, information systems, and management. “ Godette aspires to earn her MBA after graduating in 2012 and eventually own a computer business. When she’s not busy with her studies, she enjoys giving back to her community—both in Greenville and in Raleigh. She is active with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and has volunteered with the Wake Chapel Church Clothing and Food Ministry, Wake Chapel Church Homeless Shelter, and the NC Food Bank while in high school. She continues to help the Wake Chapel Church Homeless Shelter ministry and the NC Food Bank throughout her time at ECU, volunteering mostly during school breaks. For fun, she also enjoys cheerleading and was a cheerleader for nine years before coming to ECU. She has cheered with Pop Warner Little Scholars, a nonprofit organization that provides youth cheer and dance programs. She also cheered for her middle and high school squads,
serving as varsity captain during her senior year. “My advice for incoming College of Business students is to stay focused on school work and become involved in school activities. Join any clubs that you think you’ll be interested in, and stay involved,” Godette said. “It’s also important to give back to your community. Make time to volunteer and help make your community a better place.” Godette continues to excel in the College of Business, and in 2010, she was awarded the Danny R. Scott Scholarship, a newly established scholarship awarded annually to a business student who contributes to educational diversity while demonstrating academic excellence and financial need. The award helps deserving students attain a quality education, while also reflecting the university’s strong commitment to diversity and education. “I’m so grateful for the education I’m attaining in the College of Business,” Godette said. “The College has prepared me well for any career in management information systems, while also helping me develop leadership and life skills along the way—skills that are critical in the 21st century. The College of Business curriculum can’t be beat.”
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Anthony Jones Hometown: Elizabethtown, N.C. Concentration: Managerial Finance and Spanish Year: Senior GPA: 3.57
Every afternoon, Anthony Jones sets aside time for homework like many students do—but it’s not his homework. For the last two years, Jones has volunteered at Wellcome Middle School in Greenville through Americorps. As part of this program, he tutors and mentors disadvantaged teenage boys for several hours after school, feeds them dinner, and then takes them home. Even in the summer, he helps his mentees prepare for the upcoming school year. This is just one of
the ways that Jones has logged more than 1,000 community-service hours in the last year. Jones also participates in ECU’s Finding Opportunities to Connect Undergrads with Service (FOCUS) group, serves as treasurer of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society, co-chairs the Financial Management Association Magazine Committee, and is involved with the university’s Emerging Leaders program. He has been active in countless community service projects, including the Ronald McDonald House, Relay for Life, Give2TheTroops, the local Food Bank, Roadside Cleanup, Falcons Children Home, Habitat for Humanity, and the Greenville Homeless Shelter. In addition, Jones works 30–40 hours every week in ECU’s Business Information Technologies Education Department as a lab and office assistant, and he serves as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher.
In 2010, Jones was inducted into the Student Servire Society at East Carolina, a recognition that honors students who have completed 100 or more hours of service during the year. He’s also an Elite Pirate—a designation that recognizes top student leaders at East Carolina University—and he’s a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, an honor society for outstanding first and second year college students. He was recently awarded the College of Business’ David A. and Pamela S. Bond Access Scholarship. “I believe that changing your community starts with you,” Jones said. “For me, it has been so rewarding to see my mentees have such a complete turnaround in their lives. They now feel like they can be any body they want to be, without boundaries. I think people need to stress the importance of education and help children become all they can be. Our future is in their hands.” Jones grew up in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, and he graduated from East Bladen High School in 2007. He first thought about attending UNC–Wilmington or UNC–Chapel Hill. He chose ECU instead, because he says it felt like home. “After visiting other campuses, I felt absolutely nothing. No spark at all,” Jones said. “However, when I walked onto the campus of East Carolina University, it all just made sense.” Jones says he always knew he wanted to study business. In the short term, he hopes to earn his MBA and become a financial analyst. He also enjoys teaching, as evidenced by his ESL and Americorps work, and he may one day teach at the college level. “My time at ECU has been the experience of a lifetime,” Jones said. “I have grown as a student, a future businessman, and most importantly a person. I have strived to become a better leader, and I have met the most amazing people along the way—especially mentors like Lee Brown in the Career Services office and Anne Fisher in the Department of Finance. ECU’s College of Business is like no other. It has changed my life forever.”
SUNIL PERSAUD Hometown: Greenville, N.C. Concentration: Marketing Year: Junior GPA: 3.81
Growing up in Greenville, Sunil Persaud always dreamed of opening his own sports store—a dream that he knew entailed learning business and marketing along the way. Now a junior in the College of Business, Persaud says he works hard to stay on top of his classwork and homework, maintaining an impressive 3.81 grade point average and earning the Dean’s List every semester thus far. He works equally as hard in his community, serving as a national board member and team leader for the North Carolina branch of Give2The Troops, a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to deployed U.S. troops. As part of this volunteer work, Persaud helps organize fundraisers and donations, trains new volunteers, works on marketing and promotional
activities, and helps assemble care packages. During the holidays, when many students look forward to a break, Persaud organizes service projects to benefit underprivileged children in Pitt and Wilson counties. He typically adopts 50 children every winter, providing them with Christmas presents such as toys, clothing, snacks, and games. Persaud also collects clothing, school supplies, and toys for school children in Africa. In addition to these charitable activities, Persaud enjoys fundraiser races—he has participated in both the Give2TheTroops Run for the Fallen as well as the Habitat for Humanity 5K race. For the last three years, he has also worked at the Greenville Grande 14 cinema complex approximately 20 hours per week to help pay his way through college. “I always push myself to do the best that I can and never give less than 100 percent, whether it’s school or sports or everyday chores and activities,” Persaud said. “I focus my efforts on recreational sports, charity/community service, and giving back whenever I can. I’m dedicated to seeing all tasks to completion once I’ve started them, and I
view challenges as a way of improving myself.” Persaud is in good company at ECU, with two siblings who are also students. His older sister, Sharda, just began the MBA program after graduating this past spring as the Outstanding Senior in ECU’s Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. His younger brother is a freshman at East Carolina. In 2010, Persaud was inducted into the student Servire Society of East Carolina University, a recognition that honors those who have volunteered at least 100 hours of service in the last year. He was also awarded the Edward Jones Scholarship in Memory of Landon Blackley, a merit-based scholarship in the College of Business that honors the ECU student who was shot and killed in June 2009. “I’m grateful for all of the help and support given by the College of Business,” Persaud said. “I encourage all students to pursue something that they’re interested in and really care about—and then work hard to achieve your goals. Keep an open mind when it comes to new concepts, and never give up.”
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Student Highlights LINDSAY MARIE DELLANA
ALEXA FRANCESCA PLETT
andrew william stoker
Leann marie walker
Hometown: Greenville, North Carolina
Hometown: Hamburg, Germany
Hometown: Berwyn, Pennyslvania
Hometown: Greenville, North Carolina
Concentration: International Business
Year: Second-year MSA Student
Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Alexa Plett grew up bilingual with a love for traveling. While earning her International Baccalaureate Diploma and Abitur from the Helen-Lange Gymnasium in Hamburg, she spent a year abroad living with her grandparents in New Bern, ultimately graduating from New Bern High School in 2005. After Plett’s entire family moved to New Bern upon her graduation, East Carolina was the perfect school where she could earn a top-notch business education and commute. She drove from New Bern every day during her first two years of school, until her younger sister, also an ECU student, got an apartment with her in Greenville. In addition to her full-time studies, Plett works about 30 hours per week at the Hilton Greenville’s front desk as a guest services agent. Prior to that, she worked at the Hilton New Bern/Riverfront Hotel. She has a strong interest in the hospitality industry, and she hopes to one day earn her MBA with a concentration in hospitality management—ultimately owning or managing her own hotel or restaurant. Plett also spends much of her time at the Newman Catholic Student Center, and she especially enjoys the group’s extensive community service work. Through the Newman Center, she participated in an alternative Spring Break trip to Daytona Beach in 2009, when she helped rebuild a house ravaged by hurricanes and tropical storms. She has also volunteered at Pactolus Elementary School, Relay for Life, and the Special Olympics. “Growing up in Germany has allowed me to travel a lot throughout Europe and the United States, which has given me a great understanding of other cultures and customs,” Plett said. “I feel completely at home in either the U.S. and Germany, but I will always feel a little homesick for my other home.”
Andrew Stoker has made quite a splash since coming to East Carolina. A member of ECU’s varsity swim team, he ranks first on the university’s all-time list in the 200-yard butterfly. He also helped set the ECU varsity record in the 400-yard medley relay, and he was named ECU’s Most Outstanding Rookie for 2007–2008. This past year, he served as team captain. And he does all of this while maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA as an accounting student. Stoker is also active in the community. He has participated in both Relay for Life and Swim Across America, an organization that raises money and awareness for cancer research through swimming-related events. On campus, Stoker is equally as active. He serves as vice president of ECU’s Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, the international honor society for business programs, and he’s involved with ECU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He’s also spearheading an ovarian cancer walk at ECU planned for spring 2011, inspired by his aunt’s battle with that type of cancer. This past summer, Stoker landed a valuable internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia, near his hometown of Berwyn, Pennsylvania. He plans to earn his CPA license and ultimately hold a leadership position at a large company. One day, he hopes to own a business with his older sister, who’s currently a third-year law student at Syracuse University. Stoker credits ECU with laying a strong foundation on which he can build a successful career, wherever he ends up. “I knew from my first recruiting trip that ECU was special,” he said. “From the beginning, I loved the atmosphere of the swim team, the school, and the people. The College of Business in particular provides unparalleled resources to its students—including free tutoring sessions, wonderful computer labs, and incredible speaker events. The College of Business truly helps students reach their fullest potential.”
LeAnn Walker says she fell in love with accounting from the get-go; after her first class as an undergraduate, she was hooked. Walker earned her BSBA in accounting from ECU in 2009, and she is currently working toward her master of science in— you guessed it—accounting. In addition to maintaining a perfect GPA, she works hard outside of the classroom, too. She tutors the men’s basketball team for 20 hours each week as a graduate assistant in ECU’s Student Development Section of the Athletic Department. She also works at Sappari Japanese Steakhouse in Greenville as a waitress, where she has worked 20 hours per week for the last six years. Walker is also active in the community. For more than seven years, she has volunteered at the Fountain Correctional Center for Women as well as the Greenville Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center. She is an active member of Beta Alpha Psi, the national honor society for accounting majors, and she served as president of the organization in 2009. Through Beta Alpha Psi, she has volunteered for the North Carolina branch of Give2TheTroops, an organization that supports U.S. deployed and wounded troops in harm’s way. She has also helped at homeless shelters as part of her work with the Student Accounting Society. Walker doesn’t plan to slow down any time soon. She will sit for the CPA exam this fall and plans to graduate in December. She is a newlywed, too, now married to Russell Bagasala of Greenville. She ultimately plans to find a job in public accounting, the SBI, or the IRS—ultimately holding a leadership position. She aspires to own a restaurant with her husband one day, but for now she enjoys cooking and rating each of her dishes—and putting a mental price tag on it for the future.
Year: First-year MBA Student GPA: 3.637
If you ask Lindsay Dellana what she thinks is best about the College of Business, she’ll quickly tell you it’s the professors—and it’s not because her father happens to be one of them. Dellana practically grew up on campus, and she says she loved East Carolina from a young age. She knew she was destined to be Pirate with so many family members at ECU. She even began rooting for the Pirates at age five, when she attended her first football game. Learning business also runs in her family: her grandfather was an entrepreneur, her uncle works in marketing, and her father Scott Dellana is an associate professor in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at ECU. It’s no surprise, then, that Dellana earned her BSBA in marketing with flying colors this past summer and immediately began her MBA studies at ECU in the fall. She’s also interested in different cultures, and she plans to concentrate in international business. When she’s not hitting the books, Dellana works as graduate assistant for the College of Business, helping primarily with a new course and lab that’s part of the Leadership and Professional Development program. She also stays involved both on campus and in the community. She has volunteered extensively with The Dream Factory of North Carolina, a non-profit organization that helps children with critical or chronic illnesses, and last semester, she provided marketing assistance to the Carolina Country Fresh Market, a farmer-owned market specializing in North Carolina products. “I encourage all students to get involved,” Dellana said. “Be active in your university and beyond. It will give you a competitive edge along with great opportunities to serve, travel, and make new friends. Overall, I think it will make your college experience even more fulfilling. It has made all the difference in mine.”
I am a nontraditional student who entered ECU in August 2006 with hopes of attaining a goal that I set over 30 years ago … earning a college degree. In these difficult economic times, the generosity, guidance, and
This scholarship is extremely important to me because it ensures that I will have the financial resources to continue my education and be the first in my family to graduate from college. Thank you for your support
support of East Carolina University alumni who have achieved success
and generosity. The impact this award will have on helping me achieve
are absolutely essential for current students. Thank you so much!
my educational goals is indescribable.
— J. Gregg Holland
— Heather Griffin
Recipient of the Gary L. Warren Scholarship Given by Mr. and Mrs. Gary Warren
Recipient of the Benton Family Access Scholarship Given by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Benton
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Awards for Scholarships 2010–2011
Benton Family Access Scholarship Heather Dawn Griffin................................... ACCT........................... Macclesfield, NC
George Coffman Scholarship Trent James Abraham................................. MSCM.......................... New Bern, NC
David and Pamela Bond Access Scholarship Erica Denise Hawkins.................................. MIS................................ Roanoke Rapids, NC Anthony William Jones............................... FINA............................. Clarkton, NC Tiffany Joi Temple......................................... MGMT.......................... Grimesland, NC Edward Raul Ugrinsky................................. MSCM.......................... Cary, NC Stephen Allen Watson................................. ACCT........................... Greenville, NC
Commerce Club Scholarship Kimberly Marie Collins................................ MGMT.......................... South Burlington, VT Abigail Lynn Shoemaker............................ MGMT.......................... Cary, NC Alex Cameron Wadford.............................. FINA............................. Winterville, NC
Eakins Scholarship Ileah Jalese Alston........................................ FINA............................. Raleigh, NC Gourley Scholarship Joshua Sobel Anderson.............................. FINA............................. Kinston, NC W. Kel Normann Business Scholarship William Bryan Smith..................................... FINA............................. Goldsboro, NC Archie R. Burnette Scholarship Georgia Ann Collier...................................... FINA............................. Morrisville, NC Bryan Hunter Ward....................................... FINA............................. Kinston, NC Mark F. and Tracy W. Copeland Scholarship Kristy Boyette Grady................................... MSA.............................. Kinston, NC Sarah Elizabeth Jackson............................ ACCT........................... Clayton, NC Howard and Virginia Brown Community Service Award Nicole Alicia Evanger................................... MSCM.......................... Brevard, NC Margery W. and R. Roy Pearce Scholarship Alexa Francesca Plett.................................. MGMT.......................... New Bern, NC Grady and Martha Davis Scholarship Brian Neil Cooke............................................ MGMT.......................... Grimesland, NC Ernst and Young Accounting Scholarship Stephen Randal Campbell......................... ACCT........................... Greenville, NC Andrew William Stoker............................... ACCT........................... Berwyn, PA Donald and Barbara Hatch Scholarship in Marketing Donna Michelle Wood................................. MSCM.......................... Greenville, NC Elizabeth and Kenneth Schneider Accounting Scholarship Amanda Louise Kelly................................... ACCT........................... Greenville, NC
Connally Branch Scholarship Addison Wesley Scott................................. FINA............................. Thomasville, NC Edward Jones Scholarship in Memory of Landon Blackley Sunil Persaud.................................................. MSCM.......................... Greenville, NC Emma Morris Scholarship Kellye Maria Wooten.................................... MGMT.......................... Kinston, NC Grant Thornton Scholarship Tess Alexandra Martin................................. MSA.............................. Raleigh, NC Hal S. Johnson Scholarship Jennifer Marie Edinger................................ FINA............................. Raleigh, NC Hickman Family Scholarship Chelsea J. Dygert.......................................... MGMT.......................... Greenville, NC Independent Insurance Agents of NC Scholarship Katherine Margaret Herman..................... FINA............................. Creedmoor, NC Sarah Beth Miller........................................... FINA............................. Wilson, NC Jesse Edward Rogers.................................. FINA............................. Greenville, NC James and Deborah Hooper Scholarship Ashley Nicole West...................................... ACCT........................... Greenville, NC James and Anne Nordan Scholarship Sina Forghani.................................................. ACCT........................... Benson, NC Judi Marvel Scholarship Lori Jane Martin............................................. MBA............................. Greenville, NC Latney Pittard Scholarship Jesse Enoch Spence.................................... MSA.............................. Winterville, NC Michael Bunting Business Scholarship Brooke Amber Sinclair................................ MGMT.......................... Raleigh, NC
McGladrey and Pullen Alumni Scholarship Charles Caldwell Gullette........................... ACCT........................... Ayden, NC Coretta Lynne Peel....................................... MSA.............................. Greenville, NC
NC Board of CPA Examiners Scholarship John Robert Futrelle.................................... ACCT........................... Wilmington, NC
McGladrey and Pullen Accounting Scholarship Michael Lewis Whitfield.............................. MSA.............................. Pink Hill, NC
NC Board of CPA Examiners Exam Coupon LeAnn Marie Walker..................................... MSA.............................. Greenville, NC
Danny R. Scott Scholarship Breonna Shari Godette............................... MIS................................ Raleigh, NC
NCACPA Scholarship Haylee Amanda Bridges............................. ACCT........................... Stoneville, NC Hui Chang........................................................ ACCT........................... China Kathryn Isley Scarabelli.............................. MSA.............................. Greenville, NC Michael Russell Truesdale.......................... MSA.............................. Cary, NC
RBC Bank Scholarship Shelby Elizabeth Boruff.............................. MGMT.......................... Landisville, PA Kylie Renn Gilmore....................................... MGMT.......................... Chapel Hill, NC Beta Alpha Psi Scholarship Sarah Kay Davis............................................. ACCT........................... Manteo, NC Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Andrew William Stoker............................... ACCT-BSBA.............. Berwyn, PA
Shown at left: Don Edwards, scholarship donor and owner of the University Book Exchange Inc., with scholarship recipient Landon Vick and alumnus Myra Hamlett (MGMT ’92). All three work at the University Book Exchange.
Raymond and Martha Jones/AMA Scholarship Whitney Diane Sibol.................................... MSCM.......................... Kingsville, MD Michael and Rose O’Hara Scholarship Melissa Kaufman Cheston.......................... FINA............................. Rocky Mount, NC Justin Kyle Laughlin..................................... FINA............................. Greensboro, NC Frank Booth Memorial Scholarship Walter Douglas Vliet.................................... ACCT........................... Concord, NC William and Lisa Shreve Scholarship Tamon Tierra Myrick..................................... ACCT........................... Hobgood, NC
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Pitt-Greenville Board of Realtors Scholarship Joseph Burke Freedland............................ FINA............................. Wilmington, NC MIS Scholarship Francis Joseph Yeager................................ MIS and ACCT.......... Clemmons, NC Management Department Student Award Sherry A. Agee............................................... MGMT.......................... Gaston, NC J. Fred Hamblen Scholarship Kevin Jackson Hale....................................... ACCT........................... Greenville, NC Department of Accounting Scholarship Robert Jason Tomasula.............................. MSA.............................. Greenville, NC UBE Business Scholarship Lucas William Nash...................................... MGMT.......................... Wingate, NC Anthony Joseph Okunak............................ ACCT........................... Cary, NC Christian Stefanut......................................... FINA............................. Greenville, NC Umesh and Usha Gulati Scholarship for International Understanding Ashleigh Ellen Lee........................................ MGMT.......................... Upper Marlboro, MD Anna Francis and Philip Jukoski Memorial Scholarship Holley Ann Watts.......................................... FINA............................. Elizabeth City, NC Audrey J. Smith Scholarship Russ Michael Leaptrott............................... MSCM.......................... Troutman, NC Gary L. Warren Scholarship in Business Jonathan Gregg Holland............................ ACCT........................... Greenville, NC Alexander Pappas Memorial Scholarship Justin Holt Cribb........................................... MSA.............................. Bolivia, NC
Jun Wang......................................................... MSA.............................. Greenville, NC Christina Nicole Weaver............................. FINA............................. Goldsboro, NC Zeno Sebastian Weidenthaler.................. MSA.............................. Greenville, NC Kimberly Yvonne Whitfield....................... FINA............................. Aberdeen, NC Student Accounting Society Scholarship Kaitlin Alice Lloyd......................................... ACCT........................... Charlotte, NC Associated Brokers Scholarship Trevor Ryan Black......................................... MGMT.......................... Burlington, NC Credit Pofessionals International Scholarship Virginia Ruth Driggers................................. MGMT.......................... Greenville, NC First American Savings Bank Scholarship Andrew David Steffensen.......................... MGMT.......................... Grimesland, NC Institute of Management Accountants Scholarship Robin Irene Jordan....................................... ACCT........................... Raleigh, NC Department of Accounting Book Scholarship Brandon Jay Boley....................................... ACCT........................... Greenville, NC Rachel Michelle Maddox............................. MSA.............................. Chapel Hill, NC Joel Brent Stocks.......................................... MSA.............................. Greenville, NC
Outstanding Seniors Accounting........................................................................................Katelin Koop Finance................................................................................................Ann Marie Toebes Management.....................................................................................Laurel Astin Management Information Systems..........................................Michelle Medlin Marketing...........................................................................................Sharda Persaud
Gwen Potter Scholarship Landon Joseph Vick..................................... ACCT........................... Youngsville, NC
Walter Allen Howard Memorial Award Kristy Grady
Elsie and Silas Abernathy Scholarship Kimberly Brooke Wheeler......................... MSCM.......................... Shrewsbury, MA
Commerce Club Scholars Kimberly Marie Collins Abigail Lynn Shoemaker Alex Cameron Wadford
James and Ann Bichsel Scholarship Kristi Lee Fogelquist.................................... FINA............................. Fayetteville, NC Conley Marketing Scholarship William Thomas Curtin III........................... MSCM.......................... Wappingers Fall, NY Brittany Lea McKinley................................. MSCM.......................... McLean, NC Commerce Club Book Scholarship Charles Joshua Bradley.............................. MGMT.......................... Fayetteville, NC Alexandria Noel Conner............................. ACCT........................... Cary, NC Yan Jia............................................................... ACCT........................... Greenville, NC Sarah Kathryn Langston............................. FINA............................. Princeton, NC Stephen Bernard Shapiro........................... MBA............................. Green Cove Springs, FL Lindsey Nicole Thompson......................... MSCM.......................... Chesapeake, VA
Mino Oren and Carolyn B. Osterkamp Outstanding MBA Fellowship Award Molly D. Maxson Donald B. Boldt International Excellence Award Juan Arcila
I wanted to let you know how grateful and appreciative I am of your scholarship. After more than a decade in the work force, I decided to go back to school. Having been in the real world for several years, returning to the world of academia is a strange and challenging place to find myself. Your support will allow me time to focus on my studies as a complete my bachelor’s degree. Thank you so much! — Christian Stefanut
Brandon Jones Senior MIS student
Recipient of the University Book Exchange Scholarship Given by Mr. Don Edwards
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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 2009–2010 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees Juniors Haley Adams Ileah Alston Joshua Anderson Charles Bradley Michelle Burris Toni Canady Zachary Carideo Brooke Chamberlain Lindsay Dellana Jessica Forbes Charles Hohns Kyle Irwin Kaitlin Lloyd Jessica Luvender Jeffrey McGowan Ronald McMillan Jr. Rachel Nystrum Jessica Pearson Ralph Polk Amy Rogers Alexandra Ryan Brooke Sinclair Andrew Stoker Nicholas Strong Natalie Tetterton Lindsey Thompson Carlton Tyndall Kimberly Wheeler
Kimberly Whitfield Rodney Williford Francis Yeager Seniors Jared Avchen Janet Bohler Alexandria Conner Justin Cribb Daniel Crouse Kornkamol Diskul Catherine Edwards Kacy Forbes Sina Forghani Dawn Gaddis Kristy Grady Diane Gridley Charles Gullette Keith Hayes Susan Howe Katelin Koop Michael Kowalczyk Amber Lancaster Ying Liu Denise Luken Brittany McKinney Jeremy McManes Michelle Medlin Sarah Moss
Karah Morgan Carroll Mullen Katelyn O’Brien Sharda Persaud Candice Powell Stephanie Rose Phillip Shelton Christopher Smith Christopher Snowden Anna Spence Jesse Spence Elsa Swenson Matthew Tartal Hunter Taylor Erique Zuniga Masters Bryan Batchelor Michelle Beracha Inga Brock Hui Chen Christian Hernandez Matthew Howell Marion Jules Jason Lamm Anne Mann Molly Maxson Daniel Meehan Zamaita Melendez
Catherine Montgomery Maria Muller Jaimie Niemond Jyoti Patel Olga Slayton Frank Smeeks Faculty Christopher Keller Laura Stanley Officers • Dr. Joy Karriker, President • Andrew Stoker, Student Vice President • Dr. Audrey Scarlata, Treasurer • Dr. Jason Oliver, Secretary • Dr. Shanan Gibson, Past President Chapter Honorees • Robin Parker Wynne, Head of Marketing and Dealer Support, Parker Marine Enterprises • Rob Jones, President and CEO, the little bank
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ECU College of Business
Our Alumni Featured at left: Lynn Schubert (MKTG ’77), ECU benefactor and president of The Surety & Fidelity Association. Featured at right: Wanda Burgamy and Carlester T. Crumpler.
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 Wanda Burgamy, Carlester Crumpler, Marion McLawhorn, and Lieutenant Jon Sweet. 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.
Alumni Make a Difference at the Ron Clark Academy Carlester T. Crumpler (FINA, ’93; MBA ’04) and Wanda Burgamy (MKTG, ’80) celebrated together as they watched the inaugural class of the Ron Clark Academy graduate this past summer. It was a special occasion since both alums spent years helping the private, nonprofit school in Atlanta get off the ground. Graduation day was full of festivities—Oprah Winfrey made a surprise visit and Grammy-winning R&B vocal group Boyz II Men performed. Even gospel star Yolanda Adams sang with the student choir. But at the end of the day, the goal was reached: eighth-grade students left the Ron Clark Academy for top high schools in Georgia and beyond, thanks to help from supporters like Crumpler and Burgamy. Established in June 2007, the Ron Clark Academy is a highly acclaimed, nonprofit middle
school in Atlanta that promotes innovation and engages its students through energetic teaching balanced by a strict code of discipline. Students must go through a rigorous application process to be accepted into the school—and they must be nominated to apply. The academy is the vision of its namesake, Ron Clark (HIST, ’94), an ECU alumnus and teacher who has worked with disadvantaged students throughout rural North Carolina and Harlem, New York City. Each year, thousands of educators from around the world participate in the school’s educator training programs to learn how to replicate the school’s style, philosophy, and success in their own schools. Crumpler was one of the original volunteers who helped lay the groundwork for the Ron Clark Academy. He first met Ron Clark (Cont. on page 54)
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Alumni Highlights at an ECU alumni-networking event in 2006, when the academy was still an idea. Crumpler, who left the NFL due to knee injuries, had just moved to Atlanta to join Bank of America’s new credit analyst underwriting program, and he was looking for ways to get involved in the community. The two connected, and Clark asked him to join the Board of Directors of his new school. Crumpler donated countless hours helping build the academy from scratch. One of his first projects was to assist in selecting the first students to matriculate, participating in hundreds of interviews to find the first 60 for the inaugural class. He also wrote letters, provided feedback, and did a lot of behind-the-scenes “grunt work.” When the Ron Clark Academy opened in June 2007, Crumpler served as a role model to its students. He even helped chaperone a memorable trip to ECU with Ron Clark and 14 students from the academy. The students toured ECU’s campus, enjoyed lunch with former head football coach Skip Holtz, ran on the football field through the Pirate ship, raced in the weight room with Clark and Crumpler, and met the football team. Crumpler served on the board for more than three years, stepping down in November 2009. Wanda Burgamy has also been a champion for the Ron Clark Academy from the beginning. She first got involved in 2006, when she worked as Dell’s business development manager from her beach home in Nags Head. As part of her role with Dell, she led strategic programs for education, state, and local government. Burgamy helped structure Dell’s charitable donation to the school—which included servers, laptops,
desktops, printers, and peripheral classroom technology—and she soon became further involved in finding additional donors. In addition to securing resources for the Ron Clark Academy, Burgamy also gives much of her time. She, too, participated in the fall 2007 trip to North Carolina with Crumpler and Clark, hosting academy students at her home during the Outer Banks portion of their tour. She has developed meaningful relationships with students and even led a team that completely renovated a student’s bedroom. Today, Burgamy keeps many irons in the fire—including working for Dell as an enterprise solutions strategist for Higher Education Data Center Solutions; teaching business classes at the College of the Albemarle; and writing a book—all while pursuing her doctor of management online in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix. She continues to help the Ron Clark Academy in numerous ways and currently serves as an advisory board member. She is also assisting the academy in the development of a formal partner donor program as well as a three-year strategic plan. Both Crumpler and Burgamy agree that helping the Ron Clark Academy has brought out the best in themselves. “It has been amazing to help the academy from the beginning and witness the transformation of so many students in just three years,” they said. “The school’s environment is inspiring and passionate, and it’s truly a model that will change the world of education. Our small contribution to that goal is both thrilling and humbling.”
MARIAN MCLAWHORN (ACCT ’67) Rep. Marian McLawhorn is passionate about public service. For 12 years, she has represented North Carolina’s Ninth House District, which covers much of Pitt County and includes East Carolina University. She served as Democratic Whip from 2003–2004 and 2005–2006, and she has participated in numerous legislative committees and study commissions for the NC House of Representatives—including the Appropriations Committee (of which she was vice chair); the Education Committee; the Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee; and the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations. McLawhorn currently serves as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, vice chair of the Education Subcommittee on Community Colleges, and chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Domestic Violence, among others. She has won many awards for her community service, and she remains involved in countless organizations throughout North Carolina and Pitt County. Prior to being elected a state representative, McLawhorn served as the first female mayor of Grifton, a town in the southern-most portion of Pitt County. She began her public service through Grifton’s Library Board, where she was a trustee. When a position opened up unexpectedly on the Grifton Board of Commissioners, she volunteered to step in—and she hasn’t slowed down since. A former librarian, education is McLawhorn’s key issue. She is passionate about the UNC System, and she visits East Carolina University
East Carolina University has provided me with a variety of lifelong lessons and copious amounts of knowledge that will last a lifetime. I am grateful for people like you who give back to the university and make these scholarships possible. Thank you very much for aiding me in
pursuing all of my goals and dreams. — Whitney Sibol
Recipient of the Ray and Martha Jones/American Marketing Association Scholarship Given by Mrs. Raymond Jones
frequently to stay up-to-speed on matters in her district—especially through meetings with faculty, students, and the chancellor. A Pirate through and through, McLawhorn earned her master of library science from ECU in 1988, and she also holds an educational leadership and supervision certification from ECU. Her professional experience includes library work at several schools throughout the region, including New Bern High School, D. H. Conley High School, and Lenoir Community College. McLawhorn originally studied accounting at East Carolina, earning her BSBA in 1967. “While my background is mostly rooted in education, my business degree has been extremely handy throughout my work with the General Assembly,” McLawhorn said. “Not everyone knows how to read a balance sheet or understand profit and loss statements—but thanks to the College of Business, this knowledge has helped me tremendously, especially when we work to balance North Carolina’s budget.”
Although McLawhorn never sat for the CPA exam, she worked part-time as a bookkeeper during school and for a CPA in San Diego, California, while her husband Richard served in the US Navy and completed a tour of duty in Vietnam. After he returned from combat, the couple came home to Pirate country and started a family—having four children in a seven-year span. She stayed home to raise her children until the youngest started kindergarten, and then she returned to work. In 2010, the McLawhorns celebrated 45 years of marriage. Throughout her tenure in the NC House of Representatives, McLawhorn says she has worked hard to support North Carolina and the people she represents. Some of her proudest recent accomplishments include helping to secure a dental school for eastern North Carolina, a project she worked on from her first day in office. She was also instrumental in bringing the East Carolina Heart Institute—a center of excellence devoted exclusively to education, research, treatment, and
prevention of cardiovascular diseases—to the region. She has brought North Carolina ahead in domestic violence laws, and she supported a bond package that provided new buildings throughout the UNC System. “The opportunity to attend a school like East Carolina is an honor and should not be taken lightly,” McLawhorn said. “These are challenging economic times, and it’s important to work hard, be ready for class, and interact with your professors. Get involved in campus activities, and you’ll be all the more prepared when you graduate.” McLawhorn says she encourages everyone to give back to their communities, whether it’s serving on a committee or serving as a mentor. “Service is demanding, but rewarding,” she concluded. “Throughout my experience, I have found that when you care, it comes through—and positively affects those around you.” To contact Rep. Marian McLawhorn, visit her online at www.marianmclawhorn.com, or e-mail her at Marian.McLawhorn@ncleg.net.
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Alumni Highlights JONATHAN E. SWEET (MGMT ’88) As a military intelligence officer with the US Army, Lieutenant Colonel Jon Sweet has lived and worked across the globe. Even pinpointing his hometown is a challenge, since his father also served in the military. During the 18 years Sweet lived at home, he moved 11 times with his family—living in places such as Belgium; Italy; St. Louis, Missouri; Leavenworth, Kansas; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Ayer, Massachussetts; and Washington, D.C. At the end of the day, however, Sweet calls Concord, North Carolina, home. He initially chose East Carolina University to play football as a defensive back under Coach Ed Emory, but he says he soon realized he wasn’t in high school any more. “There was a reason 180-pound defensive backs didn’t take on 215-pound fullbacks and 300-pound offensive linemen,” Sweet said. He transferred to another school, only to return to ECU in 1986 through a two-year Army ROTC Scholarship. In addition to playing football, one of Sweet’s favorite memories as a student is meeting his future wife, Ronda, who was an elementary education major in his freshman English class. She sat in the front, and he sat in the back—but somehow the two met and hit it off. The couple has been married for 22 years and has two children in college, Steven, 20, and Rebecca, 18.
Sweet and his wife reside in northern Virginia, where he says he will probably retire one day— but not anytime soon. He received his commission in the Regular Army from East Carolina University when he graduated in 1988. Since that time, Sweet has served in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona; Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; Ft. Shafter, Hawaii; Washington, D.C.; Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; Ft. Meade, Maryland; and most recently Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. He was deployed to Bosnia from October 2001–April 2002, where he served as a peace stabilization force staff officer. He is also a veteran of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Sweet is a graduate of the US Army Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger Schools. His professional military education includes the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Counterintelligence Officer Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, US Army Command and General Staff College, and the Joint Forces Staff College. He attended the Joint Military Intelligence College at the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he earned his master of science in strategic intelligence. His numerous awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service
Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge–Gold Medal, and the Knowlton Award. Sweet credits both the College of Business and ROTC with helping instill many of the leadership attributes that have carried over into his military career. “My ECU studies as well as my time with the Pirate Battalion instilled discipline, interpersonal skills, and conceptual skills,” Sweet said. “You can’t learn these skills from a book; rather, you learn through personal interaction with other students, faculty, and through practical exercises—all of which I was exposed to while at ECU.” Sweet encourages all students to enjoy their time in college while maintaining a focus on academics. He also says students should begin networking now through summer internships, job fairs, and the like. Sweet adds that students should trust their subordinates as they transition into the workforce, stay current in their chosen profession, and maintain a sense of humor. When he’s not working, Sweet keeps up his physical fitness through distance running and strength training. He has participated in two marathons and six Army Ten-Milers, which is an activity he completes every fall. Sweet is also a military-history buff and enjoys time at home with family.
I am truly honored and appreciative to receive The Eakins Scholarship. Thank you very much for investing in my education and future. One day I hope to be able to give a student what you have given to me:
easing of a financial burden and the encouragement to continue strive
for excellence. — Ileah Alston
Recipient of the Eakins Scholarship Given by Dr. and Mrs. Stan Eakins
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Saluting Our Supporters Lifetime Donors to the College of Business through June 30, 2010 Thomas D. Arthur The Dillard Teer Family Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina Vince and Linda McMahon Family Foundation Inc. Estate of Pearl R. Potter RBC Bank W. Howard Rooks
The Gourley Family Foundation Inc. Johnson and Johnson Foundation Kelly S. King Charles Lee McGimsey William Keller Normann North Carolina Surplus Lines Association Planters National Bank Danny R. Scott Richard K. Worsley
Ken and Kay Chalk Charles D. Jamerson Jr. National Spinning Company/James W. Chesnutt Wachovia, Wells Fargo, and Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation
A. E. Finley Foundation Bruce N. Austin Jr. Howard Hodges Aycock Kenneth A. Barlow Bruce A. Biggs Donald B. Boldt* Burlington Industries $100,000–$149,999 Capital Community Foundation Inc. Bank of America and Bank of Cliff Weil Inc. America Foundation George and Martha Coffman David A. Bond and Pamela S. Bond Mark and Tracy Copeland Bonnie Brown John Hunter Davis* and Stephen and Ellen Cunanan Cindy C. Davis Dixon Hughes The Domestic Industries Estate of Archie R. Burnette Foundation/Fred Hunneke Kevin M. and Lori Coates Shannon Empire Brushes Inc. The Thelma Roberts Hall Kurt Engelbert and Dale Irrevocable Trust West Engelbert Foundation for the Carolinas $75,000–$99,999 North Carolina Association of CPAs William P. Furr and Emily Furr Dan M. Guy and the Coastal Plains Chapter James and Deborah Hooper Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation David Reece Howell Alvin B. Hutzler II $50,000–$74,999 Hal S. Johnson Belk Tyler Stores John Richard Lancaster Jerod Cohen and Marnie Richard Finley Moldin Pearce Cohen Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Margery W. Pearce Frank and Renee Floyd and Peoples Bank and Trust Company Family Foundation Ryan Perry and Shana Stone Perry Edward R. Pupa R & D Development LLC RSM McGladrey Inc. James R. Talton Jr. (deceased) The H. O. West Foundation Shown at left: Alumnus and lifetime supporter Dennis Young (ACCT Unifi ’69), associate athletic director United Energy Inc. at ECU, stands with Kimmy James A. Walker Cummings, a varsity soccer player and junior MIS student. Robert A. and Margaret C. Ward
American Society for Quality (ASQ) Anheuser-Busch Charles S. Atwater Lisa D. and Walter Benton David J. Bradley Archie R. Burnette (deceased) Willie R. and Linda B. Creech The Edward D. Jones and Company Foundation Goldman Sachs Greenville-Pitt Association of Realtors Inc. McGladrey and Pullen North Carolina Real Estate Educational Foundation PepsiCo Foundation The Pantry University Book Exchange Inc. David Womack Louis H. Zincone Jr.* $15,000–$19,999 William N. Alexander Jr. ARAMARK Corporation Arthur Andersen and Co. David K. Barger Janice B. Buck (deceased) Century Business Services Inc. Ernst and Young John Robert Hooten Ray L. Jones (deceased)* KPMG LLP David Ernest Leonard W. Guy Lucas National Council on Economic Education Frederick D. Niswander* William H. and Lisa Shreve Robert E. Taft Robert Howard Weber Jr. $10,000–$14,999
AHG Associates LLC Paul J. Alar Barnhill Contracting Company John Henry Bradley* Connally Branch Charles L. Broome* William Richard Cobb Kevin James Collins Collins, Asbell, Ward, and Greene LLP
Inez M. Conley Stanley G. Eakins* and Laurie Eakins* Eastern Carolina Chapter IMA Ex-Cell Home Fashions Inc. Gannett Foundation GlaxoSmithKline Grady-White Boats Inc. Frank Edward Grayiel III Umesh* and Usha Gulati H & R Block Foundation Hampton Industries Inc. Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company Hooker and Buchanan Thomas Garner Horne Elaine H. Howard I. S. S. A. Foundation Jeffrey T. Joyner Brenda Killingsworth* Christopher D. Mandaleris Gary M. Massie Microsoft J. Fielding Miller Miller Family Foundation Nabisco Foods Group Mino Owen Osterkamp Jr. Don H. Perry Julian W. Rawl Edward H. Ripper Ryo Leo Sasaki Timothy James Shearer Benjamin Todd Singleton J. Troy Smith Jr. Sonoco Products Company Thomas L. Southern Southern National Bank of NC Phillip W. Tetterton The Ashland Inc. Foundation The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Jack Thomas Thompson Jr. Ernest B. Uhr* Leo Allen Venters Gary L. Warren Kathy Brittain White H. Glenn Williams (deceased) Henry G. Williamson Jr. William H. Yarborough Dennis Allen Young Sr.
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ECU College of Business
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. Wanda Burgamy Business Development Manager Dell Inc.
David J. Guilford President DLG Associates Inc.
James W. Chesnutt President and CEO National Spinning Co. Inc.
Franz F. Holscher Management Consultant Retired, Thurston Motor Lines Fred E. Hunneke Chairman and CEO Domestic Industries Inc.
Chip Chesson President Chesson Management Inc. Jerod S. Cohen Director of Employee Benefit Services Snipes Insurance Service Inc.
Your Annual Gift Makes a Difference
Annual giving at the ECU College of Business is made up of generous gifts from alumni, parents, faculty/staff, friends, and students. Your annual gift to the college goes to work immediately to • strengthen academic programs, • attract top faculty members, and • make ECU affordable for all students.
Paul J. Alar Managing Director West Mountain Partners, LP Charles S. Atwater President and CEO Hydro Service and Supplies Inc. Howard Aycock Retired CIO Tropicana Lisa Benton Senior HR Business Partner Wachovia Bank & Trust Co., N.A. Robert F. Bird Retired Executive Vice President Independent Insurance Agents of NC Donald B. Boldt Consultant Retired Business Owner/Faculty David Bond Executive VP Sales Navicure
More specifically, annual giving allows the College of Business to provide extraordinary opportunities for learning and discovery; to extend financial aid to students who need it; and to help meet emerging needs and challenges. These unrestricted funds provide the flexibility to undertake new initiatives, such as implementing our new leadership curriculum, and the necessary departments to support it.
Connally Branch President Clark-Branch Inc. Realtors
Regardless of size, your annual gift makes a difference. Every gift is important and is a vote of confidence in the College of Business and its future. Annual gifts may be made by check, transfer of stock/securities, or credit card with our Secure Online Gift Form.
Bonnie Brown Independent Consultant Pricewaterhouse Coopers Partner (retired)
Kevin Collins Specialist Team Unit Director Microsoft Mark Copeland Partner Ernst and Young R. W. Daniels Jr. Eastern Regional President BB&T Gary S. Davidson Chief Financial Officer Emigra Group, LLC Bernita Demery Director of Financial Services City of Greenville, NC Beth G. Everett Partner Land Concepts and Solutions
Alvin B. Hutzler II President, Cliff Weil Inc. Van Isley President Professional Builders Supply Inc. Kirk Little Vice President/General Manager Apogee Solutions Inc. W. Guy Lucas Financial Advisor Citigroup Smith Barney Sarah Mayo Chief Financial Officer Lenoir Memorial Hospital Donald C. McGlohon President, McGlohon & Company J. Fielding Miller Sr. CEO/Managing Partner CapTrust Financial Advisors Harry W. Moser III Vice President CD Group
Ralph W. Flanary Manager, retired Celanese Current ECU faculty member
W. Kel Normann Senior Vice President The Normann Group
William P. Furr Retired Cumulus Fibres
Ron Peoples Regional Executive RBC Centura
Joe Gantz Business Consultant GC Capital
Ryan Perry Co-owner Live Oak Homes Inc.
William F. Grant III President William Franklin Group
Edward R. Pupa CEO DesignAdvance
W. Howard Rooks Real Estate Consultant Business Owner Kevin M. Shannon Retired Bank of America Tim Shearer President and CEO EP2 LLC Thomas L. Southern CLU, ChFC Mass Mutual Phillip W. Tetterton Chief Financial Officer Solideal Industrial Tire & United Solideal Jack Thompson CEO and President FemPartners Inc. James A. Walker Chairman The Advisory Group, LLC Benny Ward Former CFO Inner Pulse Inc. James H. Ward III Managing Member Ward Holdings, LLC Robert A. Ward Executive Vice President Unifi Inc. David H. Womack President Womack Electric Supply William H. Yarborough President and CEO US Postal Service Federal Credit Union
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ECU College of Business
Partners for Excellence Gifts made between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 Jarvis Circle ($10,000+) Mark and Tracy Copeland Stephen and Ellen Cunanan The Edward D. Jones & Company Foundation The Frank and Renee Floyd Family Fdn. Inc. Johnson and Johnson Foundation RBC Bank Danny R. Scott Vince and Linda McMahon Family Foundation Inc. Wright Circle ($5,000–$9,999) ARAMARK Corp. Kenneth A. Barlow Lisa D. and Walter Benton John D. Beuerlein David A. and Pamela S. Bond Norman Eaker Ernst and Young Monsanto Jenkins Circle ($2,500–$4,999) Howard Hodges Aycock Bruce A. Biggs Edgar Leonard Blackley Rodney Cantrell Mark Wesley Cassady Stan* and Laurie* Eakins David Ernest Leonard MCS Realsty Frederick D. Niswander* NCACPA Timothy James Shearer Target Leo Allen Venters Wells Fargo Chancellor’s Circle ($1,000–$2,499) John Post Alkire IV Bruce N. Austin Jr. Rich and Colleen Balot David J. Bradley Robert G. Brinkley Bonnie L. Brown Michael L. Bunting James W. Chesnutt William Richard Cobb Kevin James Collins Willie Ray and Linda Creech John Hunter Davis* and Cindy C. Davis Denise E. Dickins* Carlton Wayne Edwards II Ralph A. Finch Jr. Kevin Flatt Louis Forrest Dan M. Guy H & R Block Foundation William A. Haney Jr. Thomas Garner Horne David R. Hunt Judith R. Hunt* Van Dexter Isley Jeffrey T. Joyner William Richard Koch
Langdon and Company W. Guy Lucas Robert J. Luisana North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners Margaret T. O’Hara* PepsiCo Foundation James H. Phillips Craig Ridenour RSM McGladrey Inc. RSUI Ryo Leo Sasaki Douglas K. Schneider* Pamela J. Smith John Jacob Stauffer III Phillip W. Tetterton University Book Exchange Inc. Jeffrey Graham Williams William H. Yarborough Associate ($500–$999) Ken Douglas Adams Harry Humphrey Albritton Sr. Charles Edward Barco Howard W. Bokhoven Kathleen A. Brady William Broderick Henry V. Cashwell Sr. Walter Bradsher Cates Robert J. Ciapciak Charles Ervin Clontz Jr. Richard E. Cook* Jeffrey C. Davis Kenneth M. Gunn Jr. Lori H. Haddock Corinne M. Heath* Wade Hampton Henkel James and Deborah Hooper Jeremy Cain Jackson Edward Allen James Paal and Angela Kaperdal James R. Lewis Wesley M. Measamer Microsoft Nathan Rene Milian Debra Reinders Mizelle Golbert Allan Mozingo Louis Mullinger NCR Corporation John O’Hara Roy Lee Parker Michael Todd Paul Robert Earl Poole II Joseph Alvin Pope William H. Powell III James L. Reginier David Lee Rippy Lynn M. Schubert Paul Schwager* Ellen Whitman Sidbury Susan Lynch-Smith* Kevin Clark Stallings Stephen Paul Steelman Jr. Barry Thomas Sugg Robert E. Taft The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation
Joseph Tomkiewicz* Richard Unnerstall Benny Ward Robert Howard Weber Jr. Jeff Worthington Louis H. Zincone Jr.* Affiliate ($250–$499) Douglas J. Alcorn Thomas Evan Alligood Jeremy David Andrews Samuel J. Bernstein William Warren Bishop Jr. Douglas Allen Black James Andrew Bogardus Jan L. Bohmuller Jason Nicholas Brown Thomas David Cafferty Bonnie Caudle Dolphus Thomas Clark Clara Ellis Christensen Melissa Barrow Culbreth Delmas Benton Cumbee Jr. James Reginald Daniels Jr. John Morris Davis Michael Wayne Davis John Lloyd Day Christopher Robbin DeSaye Charles Steven Eagle Beth S. Eckstein* Allyson G. Edwards Susan Adele Engelkemeyer Thomas Edward Faircloth David and Margaret Farris Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Ralph W. Flanary Jr.* David L. Forbis Jon Lawrence Frank Nathan Brent Frederick Dale R. Gidley Jr. Joseph M. Hagan* Richard Doub Hauser Jr.* Cleveland M. Hawkins Wayne A. Hildebrand Edward and Ann James Hal S. Johnson Clifford D. Joyner Christopher Timothy Kavel Richard Lee Kerns* Sidney Gale Koonce Denis L. Lamparter Charles Stuart Lanier Thomas E. Leake Luther Gary Leonard John Steven Mahoney Rodney Alton Mallette Rachele Villanueva Manansala Nancy M. McAvoy Mark G. McCarthy* Raymond K. McCulloch Ted Ollie McGee Jr. James E. Mitchell III Margaret Ann Mitchell Tinsley Howard Mitchell Norfolk Southern Colin O’Connor* Alexander Timothy Pappas
Richard Michael Pappas Alan Daniel Parrish Jay and Amy Parris Malcolm Glenn Perry Jr. John A. Petretich Michael Wayne Phillips Doris B. Rodormer Clifford Christian Scheck Jr. William H. and Lisa D. Shreve Frederick Thomas Simon Alton G. Smith Jr. Andrew Bradley Smith State Farm Gregory Wayne Sullivan James Graham Sullivan Carey Meredith Swann III Tatum and Edwards PA Jerry Brian Thomas Hope H. Turnbull G. Albert Turner Donald Umstead Verizon Gwendolyn Ann Vinson Robert Burns Welch Ronnie Leo Wilkes Contributor ($100–$249) Abbott Laboratories Franklin V. Adams Sherwood L. Adcock Tope Adeyemi-Bello* Claude William Allen IV Tracey Hill Allen Constance Rose Andersen Robert Ernest Anderson John Charles Anthony Jr. Charles M. Asbell Jr. Richard Lee Ashworth Jason Harris Atkinson Edward Bennett Atwill Douglas A. and Kathleen S. Austin William Horace Baker Jr. Bank of America James B. Banks Jr. Cathy Stevens Barber James Matthew Barfield William Walter Barker William S. Bartley Sr. Willis R. Batts Jr. and Bonita E. Batts Marvin E. Baugh John Hugh Bazemore Marion Clemmer Beach Becker Professional Review H. Garland and Judeth Becton Marvin Cooper Beland Susan Elizabeth Benson Billy L. Biggs Thomas Otho Biggs Robert F. Bird Timothy Ward Blackburn Robert Edward Blizard Jr. Stephen McKinley Blizzard Claire Ward Blosser Blue Bell Inc. Michael G. Bowe
Partners for Excellence, cont. Kenneth T. Bowling Donna Corsaro Boyette Elvin Ray Brewer Sr. Bruce Eves Bright Gary Joyner Brock Leslie N. Bromer Andrew Michael Brothers M. Dean Browder Anita Woodford Brown Justin L. Brown III Robert Lee Brown Stephen Anthony Brown Richard Stuart Browning James Floyd Buck* Leslie Gray Bunch Deborah G. Bunn Wanda Hayes Burgamy David S. Burgess Jr. David W. Burke Janice T. Burke Mary Burnes Davidson M. and Kathy Burns Adelaide W. Burton Janet Butler Gene Butner Jules M. Buxbaum Edward Evans Callis David Edward Carter Colleen Causey
Michael S. Chaffee Louisa Sukfong Chan Alexander Luckton Chandler Claude C. Chandler Edward L. Chapman Clariant Corporation David K. Clark William B. Cleaver III Francis Louis Clement John Graham Clements Wanda Sand Cloninger Thomas W. Cobb Andrew LaVar Coleman Boyd G. Combs Charles Mitchell Conover Marc David Cook Ginny Flynn Cooper and L. Edward Cooper Jr. Jeannean Marie Corbett William Joseph Cotton Richard Ray Cox CPI of Eastern North Carolina Mick Travis Crawford Elizabeth Anne Creech William Douglas Creech Sr. Donna V. Creef Janet Gail Curtis William E. Daniels Lynwood Dock Davenport II
*Current or past College of Business faculty member Jamie Burnette Davis Kevin Lee Debruhl Bernita Whitaker Demery Page D. Dillard Gregory B. Dosmann John Wesley Dostert Edwin A. Doty Jr.* Janet VanLandingham Drinnon Dennis Earl Duke Richard B. Dupree Terry Worth Durham Ecolab Inc. Michael Charles Edwards and Laura H. Edwards Robert Wade Edwards Wlliam Hans Edwards Kelly R. Epstein Sherry and Thomas Etheridge Kimberly Mallard Everett Jesse Leonard Farris III Alyson B. Faulconer Walter C. Falkner Anne Klutey Fisher* Paul William Flye Jr. Richard Ira Flye Jr. Mark Douglas Foley Lyle O. Forbes Jr. Vance and Carol Forrester Mark Fortier
Floyd Anthony Franklin David Camden Frazier Steven L. Fussell Robert Burten Gagnon Paul Edward Gardiner Sean Michael Gilsenan Lori Kay Glass Frankline W. Goins Richard Arnold Gooner* Henry W. Gorham Charles and Eva Gouge Alton Ray Gower Jr. Timothy John Grabus Joan Gray Ronald George Grickis Linda P. Griffin Barbara W. Gudoski Rebecca Harmon Guffey David J. Guilford Charles Mitchell Gurganus Richard Wayne Gurley H. P. Sales of Pennsylvania Inc. Mark Jefferson Hale Robert Melver Haley Jr. Lee R. Hall Robert Haywood Hall Susan Elaine Hardee Deborah L. Hardin Herman A. Hardy
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ECU College of Business
Partners for Excellence, cont. Betsy H. Harper Dana J. Harrell C. Grey Harris II David Todd Harris James A. Harris Jr. Kenneth M. Harris Lesley Paige Harris Daniel Langley Harrod Deborah Harris Hartness Henny Penny Global Foodservice Solutions Sam Bernard Henrickson Gail P. Herring Russell Davis Herring Paul Warren Hersh Robert L. Hicks Jr. Ronald G. Hight Robert L. Hileman Carol Hinnant Gregory Charles Hobbs Miriam A. Hobgood Latham Pate Hodges James Edward Holloway* Marjorie Register Holmes George William Holt Jr. Kenneth Wayne Hooper Heather Buchanan Horton John L. Howard Jr.* Paul King Hudson Terri Huffstetler Clay Kinard Hughes Jerry G. Hunt* Lisa Bunch Hunter IBM Teresa Ann Ingram Edward Austin Jackson Ashkay I. Javeri Peggy Joyce Jessup Terry Keith Johnson David James Jones JP Morgan Thomas Franklin Justice Kenneth Ray Kearney Kenneth K. Kilpatrick Terry Hall Kingery Douglas Dale Kittle James Kleckley* Tracy Dawn Knowles Walter A. Koch Joseph Andrew Kraus Karen Kus* Jane Margaret Lang* William L. Lanier Jr. Elsie Schuyler Larsen Algernon M. Lee Allen Dale Lee Bruce Jeffrey Lau Jason Thomas Lee Robert Lee Jr. Thomas H. Leggett James Douglas Lewis Jr. Gerald Winston Littleton Jerry A. Long Jr. Frank A. Maiorano Larry W. Mallard James Earl Martin III Timothy N. Martin Frank Fortson Maxwell Jr. Carlton Logan McCall Keith Grady Michael George McGuirk Carter Martin McKaughan
W. Scott McKinnon Joseph E. McKoy Michael Gerard McLaughlin Richard Bruce McLawon Stephen B. Meadows Patricia R. Measley Debra Lynne Melvin Donna Moore Miller Miken and Kevin Miller Dale Brooks Mills Patrick B. Mitchell Elizabeth Williams Mizelle Kirk Wilson Mizelle MMC Matching Gifts Program Cynthia S. Modlin James E. Monroe George Shepard Mount IV Linda Golden Murphy James B. Newman Jr. Melissa Pittard Niemond Henry J. Norris Paul Lee Nunn Jr. Sonya McCoy O’Brien Edward Alan O’Neal Lester Everett Osborn Johnny B. Overby Jr. O. Wright Overton Patsy Cherry Owens Sherlon L. Page Tomas Oskar Palmgren W. Charles Paradee Jr. Daren Junius Parker J. Micah Pate Ravi Paul* Donald R. Payne Jr. Dariush Andrew Payrow Joseph Waters Pegram David M. Perry E. Hayes Petteway Thurman R. Pierce Jr. William Paul Poole Gary Lynn Porter Robin Foster Porter Rebecca Lynn Poucher Michael William Povlick Titus Nelson Price Price-Davis Inc. Melbourne and Diana Pridgen Jennifer Jo Priebe Myrtle Dargan Pringle William Pugh John Raymond Pyburn Jr. Thomas Mark Ramsey Wesse Carlysle Ranes III Paige D. Reeder Joseph Reginald Reeves Roger V. Register Meleah Barnhill Reynolds Len* and Donda Rhodes Steven R. Richards Sandra Slusser Rickabaugh Charles Stewart Rigsbee Edward Henry Ripper Burney Ray Rivenbark Constance and William Roberson George H. Roberts Virginia R. Roberts William Marshall Roberts E. Dudley Robinson Ronald E. Rose Greg Roth William Joshua Rowe
*Current or past College of Business faculty member Timothy Ryan Rowland Michael James Sandlin Robin Ann Sanford John Bruce Satterfield Jr. Melanie Marlow Scheffler Dan L. Schisler* Steven Ward Scoggin Scott L. Shackleford Kirk Andrew Shaw J. Calvin Shearin Allan and Kimberly Shores Robert Brian Short Donald H. Shumaker Mary Ruth Sikes Todd Andrew Slagle Stephen Trevor Slonaker Alfred Greene Smith John C. Smith Jr. Stewart H. Smith Robert Cole Smothers South Carolina Electric and Gas John Carlton Southern III Ray McFarland Spears Jr. Rocky Speight Dennis J. Staats Ray G. Stephens Wanda Faye Stephens Heather Misenheimer Stepp Brian Dale Stevens Ronald Eugene Stone Robert Donald Strain John Creech Strickland Jr. Robert Charles Strickland William Glen Strickland Samuel James Styons J. Craige Summers Larry B. Swaney Jerry Norman Swann Jonathan Edward Sweet Milton E. Tadlock Jr. Jeffrey Pierce Taft Thomas James Taricani Joseph Lindsey Tart Brian Keith Taylor Carlton E. Taylor Lowell G. Taylor Marjorie R. Taylor Maxwell L. Taylor Stephanie Sprouse Taylor William Fred Taylor Taylor Equipment Distributors Inc. The Medtronic Foundation Allen and Janet Thomas Jerry Morris Thompson Mary Ellen W. Thorp Albert Justice Threewitts Gregory H. Throckmorton Candy Williams Tilley Patrick B. Timberlake Thomas Robert Toale Marilyn Baugham Tomasic William Perdieu Toney Jr. David Lester Tucker Howard Jackson Tucker Timothy Carlyle Underhill Margaret Greer Underwood Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Ashley F. Valentine Joey Simon Velez Jr. Craig Alan Vick Janis Vincent Travis Clyde Vines
Wachovia Corporation Gina Lanvermeier Wagner Randall Lee Walker Arnold and Kay Wallace James Michael Wallace Edward and Diane Walters Ralph E. Ward Janet Carole Waters Fred Oris Watkins III Nathan R. Weavil William Grant Webber Jr. James Kermit Weeks Mark Charles Weitzel* Ginger Perry Weschler David A. West* Robert Charles White II Kendrick Martin Whitehurst Dane Todd Whitmoyer Judson and Patricia Wike John Randolph Wiley Jr. Gary Robert Williams Patricia H. Williams Richard A. Williams Tina Louise Williams* Isaac and Betty Williamson Joe Linwood Williamson Gary Donald Wilson Donnie Chester Wilson Franklin Wilson Jr. Barbara Sauls Wimbush Joe Louis Winbush Ann Overton Winstead Leigh C. Woodall Jr. Kellie Ann Woodruff Charisse O. Woodward Wanda L. Wynne Yajiong “Lucky” Xue* Karin Wells Young Dennis Allen Young Sr. Firms Providing Matching Gifts Abbott Laboratories Alliance One International American Express American International Group AXA Foundation Bank of America Barclays Blue Bell Inc. Clariant Corporation Ecolab Inc. Ernst and Young H & R Block Foundation IBM Johnson and Johnson JP Morgan and Co. Inc. Microsoft MMC Matching Gifts Program Monsanto NCR Corporation Norfolk Southern PepsiCo Foundation Raytheon Company RSM McGladrey Inc. RSUI Sonoco Products Company South Carolina Electric and Gas State Farm The Duke Energy Foundation The Medtronic Foundation The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation
Partners for Excellence, cont. United Space Alliance Trust Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Verizon Wachovia Wachovia Corporation Wells Fargo Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
The Accounting Society Chancellor’s Society ($1,000+) Kenneth A. Barlow Mark and Tracy Copeland Carlton Wayne Edwards II Dan M. Guy H & R Block Foundation Jeffrey T. Joyner Langdon and Company North Carolina Association of CPAs NC State Board of CPA Examiners RSM McGladrey Ryo Leo Sasaki Douglas K. Schneider* Associate ($500–$999) Walter Bradsher Cates Willie and Linda Creech Thomas Garner Horne Denise E. Dickins* Wesley M. Measamer Gilbert Allan Mozingo William H. Powell III Craig R. Ridenour David Lee Rippy Jeffrey Graham Williams Affiliate ($250–$499) Jason Nicholas Brown Charles Ervin Clontz Jr. Joseph M. Hagan* Luther Gary Leonard Rachele Villanueva Manansala Mark G. McCarthy* Margaret Ann Mitchell Jay and Amy Parris Alan Daniel Parrish Gregory Wayne Sullivan Tatum and Edwards Jeff Worthington Contributor ($100–$249) Sherwood L. Adcock Tracey Hill Allen Charles M. Asbell Jr. James Matthew Barfield William Walter Barker Becker Professional Review Susan Elizabeth Benson Robert Edward Blizard Jr. Michael G. Bowe Donna Cosaro Boyette Andrew Michael Brothers Leslie Gray Bunch Deborah G. Bunn
Louisa Sukfong Chan John Graham Clements Andrew LaVar Coleman Richard Ray Cox Elizabeth Ann Creech Delmas Benton Cumbee Jr. Janet Gail Curtis Lynwood Dock Davenport II John Morris Davis John Wesley Dostert Edwin A. Doty Jr.* Michael and Laura Edwards Kimberly Mallard Everett Alton Ray Gower Jr. Kenneth M. Gunn Jr. Mark Jefferson Hale Ronald G. Hight Marjorie Register Holmes Heather Buchanan Horton Lisa Bunch Hunter Teresa Ann Ingram Tracy Dawn Knowles Joseph Andrew Kraus William L. Lanier Jr. Allen Dale Lee Joesph E. McKoy Kevin and Miken Miller Patrick B. Mitchell Cynthia S. Modlin Linda Golden Murphy Paul Lee Nunn Jr. Robin Foster Porter Michael William Povlick Wesse Carlysle Ranes III Joseph Reginald Reeves Charles Stewart Rigsbee Burney Ray Rivenbark William and Constance Roberson E. Dudley Robinson Timothy Ryan Rowland Robin Ann Sanford John Bruce Satterfield Jr. Dan L. Schisler* J. Calvin Shearer John C. Smith Jr. Larry B. Swaney Lowell G. Taylor Candy Williams Tilley Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Ralph E. Ward Ginger Perry Weschler Joe Linwood Williamson Gary Donald Wilson Barbara Sauls Wimbush Kellie Ann Woodruff Firms Providing Matching Gifts (Accounting Society) American International Group H & R Block Foundation Raytheon Company RSM McGladrey Inc. Universal Leaf Tobacco Company
From the Advancement Office At the end of each year, we publish an annual report that captures just some of our many achievements in the College of Business. This year’s report is themed “community service,” and we couldn’t be more proud of the many outstanding accomplishments of our College and its students, faculty members, and alumni. We have many success stories to tell each year, which validates why we are recognized as one of the best business schools in North Carolina and beyond. The College of Business would not be where it is today without the visionary support of people whose generosity bolsters our students and programs. Contributions from alumni and friends like you play a significant role as we prepare the next generation of leaders and face challenges posed by the new economy. You may give to the College of Business for many reasons— to express thanks to former mentors, to give back to the institution that gave you your start, to honor cherished memories, to increase opportunity for today’s students, or to be part of something big. No matter your reason for giving, at the heart of each gift is your desire to make a difference through education, research, and outreach programs. Each contribution has a direct and immediate positive impact on the College of Business and funds a level of excellence not supported through state assistance. Each gift is deeply appreciated, no matter the size. 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 supporting the College of Business! Colin O’Connor Senior Major Gifts Officer and Director of Academic Leadership Programs Philanthropy College of Business 252-328-9562 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ecu.edu/cs-bus/support.cfm
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The Commerce Club Membership Benefits • A certificate representing a share of stock in the College of Business • 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
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. 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: • Three 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 • Seed money for new programs and opportunities within the college • Development and printing costs of Stocknotes, our alumni newsletter published three times per year
Joining the Commerce Club is easy. Simply complete the membership form online at www.ecu.edu/csbus/commerceclub.cfm, 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. (Left to right) Shown above are Commerce Club Scholarship recipients Kim Collins, Alex Wadford, and Abigail Shoemaker.
Full Members of the Commerce Club
*Current or past College of Business faculty member
Franklin V. Adams, Raleigh, NC Herbert Ray Adams, Amelia Island, FL Janet Elizabeth Adams, Duluth, GA Ken Douglas Adams, Brevard, NC Sherwood L. Adcock, Wake Forest, NC Tope Adeyemi-Bello*, Winterville, NC Harry Humphrey Albritton Sr., Farmville, NC Douglas J. Alcorn, Springfield, VA Caleb Daniel Alexander, Greenville, NC John Post Alkire IV, Atlanta, GA Claude William Allen IV, Creedmoor, NC Tracey Hill Allen, Greenville, NC Thomas Evan Alligood, Greenville, NC Owen James Anders, Swansboro, NC Constance Rose Andersen, Alpharetta, GA Robert Ernest Anderson, Elkton, MD Steven Douglas Anderson, Raleigh, NC Jackie Andrews, Chesapeake, VA Jennifer Hoover Angel, Montgomery, AL John Charles Anthony Jr., Wilson, NC Philip Tyler Antle, Orlando, FL Joshua Armstrong, Greenville, NC Robin Johnson Armstrong*, Greenville, NC Cory Matthew Arrowood, Wilmington, NC Charles M. Asbell Jr., Greenville, NC Richard Lee Ashworth, Altadena, CA Jason Harris Atkinson, Selma, NC Edward Bennett Atwill, Richmond, VA Bruce N. Austin Jr., Manteo, NC Kathleen Sue Austin, Winterville, NC Douglas Ashley Austin, Winterville, NC Howard Hodges Aycock, New Smyrna Beach, FL Louise M. Bagi, New York, NY William Horace Baker Jr., Hampstead, NC Colleen Marie Balot, Grimesland, NC Richard Balot, Grimesland, NC James B. Banks Jr., Wake Forest, NC Cathy Stevens Barber, Greensboro, NC Charles Edward Barco, Charlottesville, VA James E. Barefoot, Bedford, VA James Matthew Barfield, Raleigh, NC William Walter Barker, Kinston, NC Kenneth A. Barlow, Isle of Palms, SC Rayford Lee Barnes Jr., Clemmons, NC Jay Franklin Barrington Sr., New Bern, NC William S. Bartley Sr., Huber, NC William Batchelor, Washington, NC Bonita Edwards Batts, Greenville, NC Willis Batts, Greenville, NC Marvin E. Baugh, Greensboro, NC John Hugh Bazemore, Roanoke Rapids, NC Marion Clemmer Beach, Hamilton, NC H. Garland Becton, Rolesville, NC Judeth Becton, Rolesville, NC Marvin Cooper Beland, Greenville, NC Richard K. Belcher, Huntersville, NC Jeffrey Alan Bell, Cary, NC Arthur Kendrick Bennett, Rocky Mount, NC Charles Garland Benson II, New Bern, NC Susan Elizabeth Benson, Greenville, NC Lisa D. Benton, Greenville, NC Walter Benton, Greenville, NC Samuel J. Bernstein, Charlotte, NC John D. Beuerlein, Saint Louis, MO Billy L. Biggs, Winston-Salem, NC Bruce A. Biggs, Elizabeth City, NC Thomas Otho Biggs, Manteo, NC Robert F. Bird, Cary, NC William Warren Bishop Jr., Colorado Springs, CO Douglas Allen Black, Washington, NC Timothy Ward Blackburn, Wilmington, NC Edgar Leonard Blackley, Bullock, NC Robert Edward Blizard Jr., Allentown, PA Stephen McKinley Blizzard, Newport, NC Claire Ward Blosser, Thousand Oaks, CA James Andrew Bogardus, Fair Haven, NJ
Joyce Gilbert Cherry, Kinston, NC James W. Chesnutt, Washington, NC Stephen Redfern Chesnutt, Rocky Mount, NC Clara Ellis Christensen, Jeffersonton, VA Robert J. Ciapciak, Saint Louis, MO Nancy S. Clapsaddle, Wake Forest, NC David K. Clark, Elizabethtown, NC Dolphus Thomas Clark, Sanford, NC Dolphus Clark, Sanford, NC Edwin Lafayette Clark Jr., Greenville, NC William B. Cleaver III, Alexandria, VA Francis Louis Clement, Medford, NJ John Graham Clements, Raleigh, NC Wanda Sand Cloninger, Matthews, NC Charles Ervin Clontz Jr., Morehead City, NC Elizabeth C. Cobb, Raleigh, NC Thomas W. Cobb, Farmville, NC William Richard Cobb, Rocky Mount, NC Shirley W. Cobun, Huntsville, AL James Eddie Cockman, Saint Petersburg, FL George S. Coffman, Greenville, NC Martha Coffman, Greenville, NC Jerod Stuart Cohen, Apex, NC Marnie Pearce Cohen, Apex, NC Andrew LaVar Coleman, Raleigh, NC Kevin James Collins, Charlotte, NC Boyd G. Combs, Atlanta, GA James Richard Conder Sr., Rockingham, NC Janette Florence Conklin Crumley, Virginia Beach, VA Charles Mitchell Conover, Midlothian, VA Marc David Cook, Orlando, FL Richard Edgar Cook*, Rockford, MI Charles Raymond Cooper, Norfolk, VA Ginny Flynn Cooper, Kinston, NC L. Edward Cooper Jr., Kinston, NC Mark Fearing Copeland, Charlotte, NC Tracy Waters Copeland, Charlotte, NC Jeannean Marie Corbett, Durham, NC William Joseph Cotton, Goldsboro, NC Anthony L. Cottrell, Browns Summit, NC Christopher Andrew Cox, Holly Springs, NC Richard Ray Cox, Greenville, NC David Nathaniel Crawford, Roanoke Rapids, NC Mick Travis Crawford, Raleigh, NC Elizabeth Anne Creech, Washington, 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 Stephen Wiley Crotts, Siler City, NC Melissa Barrow Culbreth, Raleigh, NC Delmas Benton Cumbee Jr., Williamston, NC Ellen M. Cunanan, Richboro, PA Stephen Raymond Cunanan, Richboro, PA Gerald Arthur Cunningham, Greensboro, NC Janet Gail Curtis, Rocky Mount, NC Ira Glenn Cutrell, Greenville, NC Brenda B. Dalton, Pilot Mountain, NC Douglas Glenn Daniel Jr., Clemmons, NC James Reginald Daniels Jr., Rocky Mount, NC William E. Daniels, Lenoir, NC James Fleming Davenport IV, Boulder, CO Lynwood Dock Davenport II, Kinston, NC Anita C. Davis, Windsor, NC Cindy Callaway Davis, Merry Hill, NC Jamie Burnette Davis, Louisburg, NC Jeffrey C. Davis, Kinston, NC John Hunter Davis*, Merry Hill, NC John Morris Davis, Cary, NC Mark Robert Davis, Virginia Beach, VA Michael Wayne Davis, Raleigh, NC John Lloyd Day, Ardmore, OK Kevin Lee Debruhl, Rocky Mount, NC Steven Peter DeLorm, Littleton, CO Bernita Whitaker Demery, Greenville, NC Kimberly Boyette Denton, Louisburg, NC
Jan L. Bohmuller, Hickory, NC Howard W. Bokhoven, Sanford, NC David A. Bond, Raleigh, NC Michael G. Bowe, Sugar Land, TX Kenneth T. Bowling, Greensboro, NC Glenn T. Boyd, Fort Mill, SC Donna Corsaro Boyette, Marion, NC Gregory Thomas Boyette, Burke, VA Eugene Warren Bracey II, Wade, NC Christopher Charles Bradford, Mount Airy, MD David J. Bradley, Nashville, NC David A. Bradley, Virginia Beach, VA John Henry Bradley*, Greenville, NC Kathleen A. Brady, Winston-Salem, NC Betty C. Brantley, Greensboro, NC Rachel Lindsey Brassine, Greenville, NC Elvin Ray Brewer Sr., Greenville, NC Jennifer Guthrie Brezina*, Baltimore, MD Paul Brezina, Baltimore, MD Martha S. Bridges, Rocky Mount, NC Bruce Eves Bright, Durham, NC Robert Gentry Brinkley, Charlotte, NC Gary Joyner Brock, Winterville, NC William Broderick, Saint Louis, MO Leslie N. Bromer, Bowie, MD Barrett Jeffrey Brooks, Charlotte, NC Andrew Michael Brothers, Morehead City, NC M. Dean Browder, Winston-Salem, NC Anita Brown, Dunkirk, MD Bonnie Lee Brown, Alexandria, VA Jason Nicholas Brown, Apex, NC Justin L. Brown III, Fuquay-Varina, NC Robert Lee Brown, Kinston, NC Robert Eugene Brown, Jacksonville Beach, FL Stephen Brown, Raleigh, NC Richard Stuart Browning, Charlotte, NC Dee Bryson, Julian, NC Edna Bryson, Julian, NC James Floyd Buck, Belhaven, NC Marie Bulla, Virginia Beach, VA Leslie Gray Bunch, Greenville, NC Deborah G. Bunn, Stokes, NC Michael L. Bunting, Julian, NC Andrew George Burch, Raleigh, NC Wanda Hayes Burgamy, Nags Head, NC David S. Burgess Jr., Camden, NC David W. Burke, Winston-Salem, NC Janice T. Burke, Raleigh, NC Mary Burnes, Saint Louis, MO Davidson Mitchell Burns, Apex, NC Kathy Burns, Apex, NC Adelaide W. Burton, Atlanta, GA Janet Butler, Clinton, NC Gene E. Butner, Mechanicsville, VA Jules M. Buxbaum, Chappaqua, NY Thomas David Cafferty, Great Falls, VA Edward Evans Callis, Asheville, NC Richard Luby Cannon Jr., Vanceboro, NC Rodney Cantrell, Washington, NC Brenda Klutz Canup, Kinston, NC William Howard Carr Jr., Palm Harbor, FL David Edward Carter, Grimesland, NC Anastatia Kohn Cashwell, Fayetteville, NC Henry V. Cashwell Sr., Greensboro, NC James Crave-Cashwell, Fayetteville, NC Mark Wesley Cassady, Smithfield, VA Walter Bradsher Cates, Roxboro, NC Bonnie Caudle, Roanoke Rapids, NC Colleen Causey, Timberlake, NC Angela Mitchell Cayton, Cove City, NC Michael S. Chaffee, Garner, NC Louisa Sukfong Chan, Greenville, NC Alexander Luckton Chandler, Clayton, NC Claude C. Chandler, Suwanee, GA Casey M. Chaplin, Garner, NC Edward L. Chapman, Williamston, NC
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Full Members of the Commerce Club
*Current or past College of Business faculty member
Full Members of the Commerce Club
Thomas Denton, Louisburg, NC Mark Aldo Desalvo, Chesapeake, VA Christopher Robbin DeSaye, Phoenix, AZ Damon Leonard Desue, Virginia Beach, VA Denise E. Dickins*, West Palm Beach, FL John Talmadge Dillard, Winston-Salem, NC Page D. Dillard, Clemmons, NC James Michael Dorey Jr., Silver Spring, MD Gregory B. Dosmann, Saint Louis, MO John Wesley Dostert, Cary, NC Edwin A. Doty Jr.*, New Bern, NC John F. Douglas, Troutman, NC Ronnie Ravon Douthit, Pfafftown, NC Janet VanLandingham Drinnon, Greenville, NC Steven Dudley, Waxhaw, NC Dennis Earl Duke, Fuquay-Varina, NC Allison Joyner Dunn, Rolesville, NC Richard B. Dupree, Angier, NC David Henry Durant, Florence, SC Terry Worth Durham, Atlanta, GA Charles Steven Eagle, Savannah, GA Norman Eaker Saint, Charles, MO Laurie A. Eakins*, Winterville, NC Stanley G. Eakins*, Winterville, NC Beth S. Eckstein, Greenville, NC Allyson G. Edwards, Greenville, NC C. Wayne Edewards II, Creedmoor, NC Carlton Wayne Edwards II, Creedmoor, NC Don Edwards, Greenville, NC James Hampton Edwards, Germantown, MD Laura H. Edwards, Raleigh, NC Michael Charles Edwards, Raleigh, NC Robert Wade Edwards, Rocky Mount, NC
Richard Ira Flye Jr., Henderson, NC Mark Douglas Foley, Greenville, NC Lyle O. Forbes Jr., Shawboro, NC David L. Forbis, Savannah, GA Louis Forrest, Chocowinity, NC Carol Tillman Forrester, Burlington, NC Vance P. Forrester Jr., Burlington, NC Mark Fortier, Raleigh, NC Edward Loring Fox, Jacksonville, NC Jon Lawrence Frank, Bristow, VA Floyd Anthony Franklin, Winterville, NC David Camden Frazier, Sunset Beach, NC Nathan Brent Frederick, Columbia, SC Steven L. Fussell, Jamestown, NC Timothy Shawn Gaghan, Springfield, VA Robert Burten Gagnon, Raleigh, NC Ade Baruti Galloway, Philadelphia, PA Paul Edward Gardiner, Greenville, NC David Benton Gattis, Columbia, MD Jeanette M. Gibson, New Bern, NC Dale R. Gidley Jr., Lewisville, TX Amanda B. Gilbert, New Bern, NC Sean Michael Gilsenan, Cary, NC Lori Kay Glass, Havelock, NC Franklin W. Goins, Rocky Mount, NC Jonathan Pastor Gomez, Delray Beach, FL Joseph Higgs Goodson Jr., Greenville, NC Richard Arnold Gooner*, Greenville, NC Henry W. Gorham, Emerald Isle, NC Charles Robert Gouge, Naperville, IL Eva Pittman Gouge, Naperville, IL Alton Ray Gower Jr., Dunn, NC Timothy John Grabus, Kernersville, NC
Keith Grady, Pearland, TX Pamela Kaye Gravely, Tampa, FL Joan Gray, Wilmington, NC Leander Ellis Green, Elm City, NC Leonard Glen Green, Raleigh, NC Alton Cutchin Greene Jr., Clarkesville, GA Paula V. Gribble, Jacksonville, NC Ronald George Grickis, Evans, GA Christopher Michael Griffin, Durham, NC Linda P. Griffin, New Bern, NC Audrey Porter Grillo, Virginia Beach, VA Philip Alan Grochmal, Pasadena, CA Barbara W. Gudoski, Southern Shores, NC Rebecca Harmon Guffey, Anderson, SC David J. Guilford, Charlotte, NC Kenneth M. Gunn Jr., Richmond, VA Charles Mitchell Gurganus, Washington, NC Richard Wayne Gurley, Willow Spring, NC Dan M. Guy, Santa Fe, NM Lori H. Haddock, Greensboro, NC Joseph Martin Hagan*, Greenville, NC Mark Jefferson Hale, Kinston, NC Robert Melver Haley Jr., Scottsdale, AZ Craig A. Hall, Bethesda, MD Lee R. Hall, Tarboro, NC Robert Haywood Hall, Apex, NC Robert David Hall, Knightdale, NC Crystal Michelle Hamilton, Cary, NC William Lawrence Hamnett Jr., Richmond, VA William A. Haney Jr., Rocky Mount, NC James A. Hardee, Raleigh, NC Susan Elaine Hardee, Nashville, NC Deborah L. Hardin, Greensboro, NC Herman A. Hardy, Cary, NC Gerald Keith Harmon, Bessemer City, NC Betsy H. Harper, Grifton, NC Dana J. Harrell, Farmville, NC Mary Gunn Harrell, Greenville, SC C. Grey Harris II, Charleston, WV David Todd Harris, Winterville, NC James A. Harris Jr., Alpharetta, GA Kenneth M. Harris, Matthews, NC Lesley Paige Harris, Alexandria, VA Norman G. Harris Jr., High Point, NC Janine Leanne Harrison, Ayden, NC Daniel Langley Harrod, Raleigh, NC Deborah Harris Hartness, Rocky Mount, NC Richard Doub Hauser Jr.*, Farmville, NC Brian James Hawkins, Richmond, VA Cleveland M. Hawkins, Sunbury, NC Corinne M. Heath*, Robersonville, NC Mary Catherine Heim, Wilmington, DE Wade Hampton Henkel, Frederick, MD Sam Bernard Henrickson, Fayetteville, NC Gail P. Herring, Wilmington, NC Russell Davis Herring, Wilmington, NC Pau Warren Hersh, Washington, D.C. Wendell Leon Hiatt, Clayton, NC Lynn Hicks, Surfside Beach, SC Robert L. Hicks Jr., Catonsville, MD Ronald G. Hight, Hickory, NC Wayne A. Hildebrandt, La Grange, NC Robert L. Hileman, Dundalk, MD Carol Hinnant, Wendell, NC Gregory Charles Hobbs, Raleigh, NC Melissa Price Hobbs, Dunn, NC Miriam A. Hobgood, Raleigh, NC Gregory Scott Hodges*, Greenville, NC Latham Pate Hodges, Fayetteville, NC Ronald Lamar Hoffman, Newton, NJ James Edward Holloway*, Greenville, NC Marjorie Register Holmes, Greenville, NC George William Holt Jr., Raleigh, NC Deborah L. Hooper, Greensboro, NC James Edward Hooper, Greensboro, NC Kenneth Wayne Hooper, Cary, NC
David Garrard (CMGT ’01), quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars and former ECU quarterback, with Sam Wornom (BUSA ’65).
Robert L. Edwards, Winston-Salem, NC William Hans Edwards, Wilmington, NC Michael Allen Eller, North Wilkesboro, NC Paul Thomas Ellingson, Corona, CA Louis Lamar Elliott, Washington, NC Susan Adele Engelkemeyer, Hull, MA Kelly R. Epstein, Cornelius, NC James Erexson, Hillsborough, NC Sherry Williams Etheridge, Engelhard, NC Thomas Etheridge, Engelhard, NC Gary James Evans, Hagerstown, MD Kimberly Mallard Everett, Greenville, NC Joseph W. Everhardt Jr., Clemmons, NC Thomas Edward Faircloth, Cary, NC Ellory Scott Farrar, Cary, NC David L. Farris, Raleigh, NC Jesse Leonard Farris III, Raleigh, NC Margaret Louise Farris, Raleigh, NC Alyson B. Faulconer, Greenville, NC Walter C. Faulkner, Pinetops, NC Martha Elizabeth Fife, Kenansville, NC Ralph A. Finch Jr., Midlothian, VA Anne Klutey Fisher*, Greenville, NC Emily Johnson Fisher, Sanford, NC Patrick Fisher, Sanford, NC Stephen Russell Fitzhenry, Raleigh, NC Ralph W. Flanary Jr.*, Greenville, NC Kevin Flatt, Chesterfield, MO Charles R. Flowers Jr., Tarboro, NC Gail M. Flowers, Raleigh, NC Frank Floyd R., Raleigh, NC Renee Floyd, Raleigh, NC Paul William Flye Jr., Roxboro, NC
Thomas Garner Horne, New Bern, NC Heather Buchanan Horton, Raleigh, NC John L. Howard Jr.*, Greenville, NC Mary Lynn Howie, Fayetteville, NC Paul King Hudson, Raleigh, NC Terri Huffstetler, Pineville, NC Clay Kinard Hughes, Mount Pleasant, SC David R. Hunt, Greenville, NC Jerry G. Hunt*, Round Rock, TX Judith R. Hunt*, Bethel, NC Lisa Bunch Hunter, Wake Forest, NC Derek Craig Hurdle, Greenville, NC Teresa Ann Ingram, Leonardtown, MD Van Dexter Isley, Raleigh, NC Edward Austin Jackson, Roanoke Rapids, NC Jeremy Cain Jackson, Newport, NC Edward Allen James, Cary, NC Maurice Douglas James Sr., Greenville, NC Stephen Donald Janawsky, Raleigh, NC Akshay I. Javeri, Cranbury, NJ Jeffrey D. Jenkins, New Bern, NC Peggy Joyce Jessup, Charlotte, NC Hal Swords Johnson, Winston-Salem, NC James Washington Johnson Jr., Roanoke Rapids, NC John Robert Johnson, Rocky Mount, NC Michael Lloyd Johnson, Mooresville, NC Terry Keith Johnson, Wilson, NC David James Jones, High Point, NC Donald Gene Jones Jr., Greenville, NC Edna Ruth Jones, Rocky Mount, NC Edwin B. Jones, Walstonburg, NC Merrill Glenn Jones II, Winterville, NC Carl Waylon Joyner, Greenville, NC Clifford D. Joyner, Nashville, NC David Charles Joyner Jr., Kitty Hawk, NC Jeffrey T. Joyner, Winterville, NC Max Ray Joyner Sr., Greenville, NC Thomas Franklin Justice, Norcross, GA Angela S. Kaperdal, Raleigh, NC Paal Christian Kaperdal, Raleigh, NC Craig Bennett Katzman, Charlotte, NC Christopher Timothy Kavel, Charlotte, NC Kenneth Ray Kearney, Greenville, NC Bradley Graham Kelly, Raleigh, NC
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James Dominic Kelly, Newtown, PA Richard Lee Kern*, Greenville, NC Brenda Lou Killingsworth*, Winterville, NC Kenneth K. Kilpatrick, Charlotte, NC Jackie Brent King, Garner, NC Lisa Michelle King, Winterville, NC Terry Hall Kingery, Marietta, GA Charles Ralph Kinsey Jr., Charlotte, NC Douglas Dale Kittle, Montpelier, VA James Kleckley*, Greenville, NC William Kimbal Knecht, Arlington, VA Tracy Dawn Knowles, Manassas, VA Walter A. Koch, Lindenhurst, IL William Richard Koch, Greenville, NC Sidney Gale Koonce, Wendell, NC Joseph Andrew Kraus, Muskegon, MI William Paul Kraus Jr., Greenville, NC Kelly Carr Kurz, Grimesland, NC Karen Kus*, Greenville, NC Denis L. Lamparter, Cambridge, MD Debra Ann Lancaster, Raleigh, NC Henry H. Land, Kannapolis, NC Jane Margaret Lang*, Winterville, NC Charles Stuart Lanier, Raleigh, NC William L. Lanier Jr., Wilmington, NC Elsie Schuyler Larsen, Scottsdale, AZ Bruce Jeffrey Lau, Mount Pleasant, NC Thomas E. Leake, Roanoke Rapids, NC Algernon M. Lee, Charlotte, NC Allen Dale Lee, Raleigh, NC Jason Thomas Lee, Clayton, NC Mary Elizabeth Lee, Garner, NC Robert Lee Jr., Jacksonville, NC Daniel Edward Lefaivre, Brookline, MA Nadezhda Khodchenko Lefaivre, Brookline, MA Thomas H. Leggett, Whiteville, NC Victoria G. Leggett, Windsor, NC David Ernest Leonard, Alpharetta, GA Luther Gary Leonard, Greensboro, NC James R. Lewis, Blue Ridge, VA James Douglas Lewis Jr., Warner Robins, GA Gerald Winston Littleton, Raleigh, NC Bobby Scott Lockamy, Warsaw, NC Rebecca Lockamy, Warsaw, NC
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Melissa Pittard Niemond, Mount Olive, NC Frederick D. Niswander*, Greenville, NC Henry Jay Norris, Clinton, NC Paul Lee Nunn Jr., Goldsboro, NC Sonya McCoy O’Brien, Mount Olive, NC Colin O’Connor*, Winterville, NC John O’Hara, Kearny, NJ Margaret T. O’Hara*, Greenville, NC Edward Alan O’Neal, Elizabeth City, NC James Russell Orr*, Winterville, NC Lester Everett Osborn, Charlotte, NC Norman B. Osborn, Wilson, NC Vicki Osborn, Wilson, NC Lisa A. Osborne, Rumson, NJ Johnny B. Overby Jr., Henderson, NC O. Wright Overton, Harkers Island, NC Patsy Cherry Owens, Williamston, NC Joseph Benjamin Pace, Wilmington, NC Sherlon L. Page, Spring Hope, NC Tomas Oskar Palmgren, Charlotte, NC Alexander Timothy Pappas, Greenville, NC Richard Michael Pappas, Huntersville, NC W. Charles Paradee Jr., Smyrna, DE Daren Junius Parker, Clinton, NC Roy Lee Parker, Washington, NC Donald Wayne Par Jr., Hopewell, VA Amy Edna Parris, Kinston, NC Jay Arthur Parris, Kinston, NC Alan Daniel Parrish, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Jacob William Parrish, Winterville, NC Evelyn Little Pate, Zebulon, NC J. Micah Pate, Raleigh, NC Tommy B. Pate, Zebulon, NC Michael Todd Paul, Baltimore, MD Ravi Paul*, Greenville, NC Donald R. Payne Jr., Thomasville, NC 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 Joseph Waters Pegram, Charlotte, NC Penny Pennington, Saint Charles, MO David M. Perry, Goldsboro, NC Malcolm Glenn Perry Jr., Battleboro, NC John A. Petretich, Raleigh, NC E. Hayes Petteway, Elizabethtown, NC William Dudley Peyton Jr., Cary, NC James Edwin Phelps Jr., Hendersonville, NC Tim Phelps, Windsor, NC James H. Phillips, Waynesville, NC Michael Wayne Phillips, Advance, NC Thurman R. Pierce Jr., Jackson, WY Ivey Harold Pittman, Selma, NC Robert Earl Poole II, Fayetteville, NC William Paul Poole, Chocowinity, NC Joseph Alvin Pope, Clinton, NC Gary Lynn Porter, Huntersville, NC Robin Foster Porter, Seven Lakes, NC Rebecca Lynn Garlits Poucher, Arlington Heights, IL Michael William Povlick, Wake Forest, NC Alan Reid Powell, Greenville, NC William H. Powell III, Salisbury, MD Frank Vincent Preto, Marlton, NJ Titus Nelson Price, Lumberton, NC Diana Trask Pridgen, Rocky Mount, NC Melbourne Henry Pridgen, Rocky Mount, NC Jennifer Jo Priebe, Branson West, MO Myrtle Dargan Pringle, Fayetteville, NC William Pugh, Lexington, KY John Raymond Pyburn Jr., Lawrenceville, GA Frank J. Rackley, New Bern, NC Jay Paul Ramey Jr., Charleston, SC Thomas Mark Ramsey, Morgantown, WV Wesse Carlysle Ranes III, Annapolis, MD Margaret U. Raskind, Richmond, VA
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Paige D. Reeder, Clemmons, NC Joseph Reginald Reeves, Macclesfield, NC James L. Reginier, Webster Groves, MO Roger V. Register, Lenoir, NC Sandra Reiner, Wake Forest, NC Dillon E. Revelle, Suffolk, VA Meleah Barnhill Reynolds, Mount Pleasant, SC Donda Hill Rhodes, Winterville, NC Ira Len Rhodes*, Winterville, NC Steve Edward Rhoney, Hickory, NC Christopher Merrill Rice, Virginia Beach, VA Cynthia Diane Rice, Cary, NC Steven R. Richards, Chapel Hill, NC Frederick Martin Richardson, Blacksburg, VA John H. Richardson II, Charleston, SC Sandra Slusser Rickabaugh, Newport, NC Craig Ridenour, Cary, NC Charles Stewart Rigsbee, Durham, NC Edward Henry Ripper, Crozet, VA David Lee Rippy, Virginia Beach, VA Burney Ray Rivenbark, Fayetteville, NC Constance Roberson, Durham, NC Linda C. Roberson, Williamston, NC William F. Roberson, Durham, NC Barbara F. Roberts, Elizabeth City, NC George H. Roberts, Easton, MD Virginia R. Roberts, Winterville, NC William Marshall Roberts, Atlantic Beach, NC E. Dudley Robinson, Hillsborough, NC Doris B. Rodormer, Lighthouse Point, FL Ronald E. Rose, Moyock, NC Gary L. Rosenbaum, Lexington, NC Greg Roth, Ocala, FL Richard Wayne Rouse, Kinston, NC William Joshua Rowe, Kinston, NC Timothy Ryan Rowland, Kittrell, NC Matthew E. Rukasuwan, Charlotte, NC Joseph Michael Rusnak, Mebane, NC Carroll Preston Russell, Virginia Beach, VA Dianne B. Saieed, Greenville, NC Jennifer Barnes Salamh, Durham, NC Michael James Sandlin, Raleigh, NC Robin Ann Sanford, Battleboro, NC Ryo Leo Sasaki, Clemmons, NC Lou E. Satchell, Easton, MD John Bruce Satterfield Jr., New Bern, NC Clifford Christian Scheck Jr., Winter Haven, FL Melanie Marlow Scheffler, Clayton, NC Dan L. Schisler*, Greenville, NC Douglas Kenneth Schneider, Greenville, NC Lynn M. Schubert, Washington, D.C. Paul Schwager*, Greenville, NC Steven Ward Scoggin, San Diego, CA Danny R. Scott, Swansea, IL Jeffrey Parker Sears, Dalton, GA Elaine Dorsch Seeman*, Winterville, NC Scott L. Shackleford, Fayetteville, NC Pamela Anne Shannonhouse, Winston-Salem, NC William S. Sharpe, Winston-Salem, NC Kirk Andrew Shaw, Charlotte, NC Timothy James Shearer, Alpharetta, GA J. Calvin Shearin, Greenville, NC Miyuki Miyagawa Sheerin, Raleigh, NC Michael Stephen Shelton, Monroe, NC Allan Keith Shores, San Diego, CA Kimberly Joyce Shores, San Diego, CA Robert Brian Short, Wilson, NC William Herman Shreve, Wilson, NC Donald H. Shumaker, Asheboro, NC Ellen Whitman Sidbury, Annandale, NJ Mary Ruth Sikes, Winterville, NC Bruce Irwin Silberman, Columbus, OH Frederick Thomas Simon, Atlanta, GA Hinton James Skipper Jr., Greenville, NC Todd Andrew Slagle, Durham, NC Lewis S. Sloan Sr., Washington, NC
Stephen Trevor Slonaker, Felton, PA Alfred Greene Smith, Atlanta, GA Alton G. Smith Jr., Goldsboro, NC Andrew Bradley Smith, Mount Laurel, NJ John C. Smith Jr., Pink Hill, NC Pamela J. Smith, Morganville, NJ Sharon Ann Smith, Fuquay-Varina, NC Stewart H. Smith, New Bern, NC Susan Lynch Smith*, Greenville, NC Zachary Alan Smith, Clayton, MO Robert Cole Smothers, Reidsville, NC John Carlton Southern III, Greenville, NC Michael Ernest Spears, Kinston, NC Ray McFarland Spears Jr., Greenville, NC Rocky Speight, Rocky Mount, NC Dennis J. Staats, Apex, NC Kevin Clark Stallings, Greenville, NC John Jacob Stauffer III, Cary, NC Jennings D. Steed Jr., High Point, NC Christopher Coe Steele, Winston-Salem, NC Stephen Paul Steelman Jr., Kinston, NC Constantine Steve Stephanos, Rockville, MD Ray G. Stephens, Athens, OH Wanda Faye Stephens, Raleigh, NC Heather Misenheimer Stepp, Greenville, NC Brian Dale Stevens, Atlanta, GA Bruce Porter Stokes, Winterville, NC Ronald Eugene Stone, Lakeville, MN Robert Donald Strain, Charlotte, NC John Creech Strickland, Goldsboro, NC Robert Charles Strickland, Goldsboro, NC William Glenn Strickland, Bellarthur, NC Scott Gordon Stubbings, Winterville, NC Gregory Paul Stuchlak, Centreville, VA Samuel James Styons, Plymouth, NC Barry Thomas Sugg, Greenville, NC Gregory Wayne Sullivan, Greenville, NC Holly Morton Sullivan, Cassatt, SC James Graham Sullivan, Greenville, NC J. Craige Summers, Durham, NC Larry B. Swaney, Raleigh, NC Carey Meredith Swann III, Wilmington, NC Jerry Norman Swann, Sumter, SC David Laurence Sweat, Ponce Inlet, FL Jonathan Edward Sweet, Burke, VA Milton E. Tadlock Jr., Elizabeth City, NC Jeffrey Pierce Taft, Apex, NC Robert E. Taft, Waynesville, NC Thomas James Taricani, State College, PA Grover C. Tarlton Jr., Burlington, NC Joseph Lindsey Tart, Dunn, NC Kimberly S. Tatum, Creedmoor, NC Brian Keith Taylor, Greensboro, NC Carlton E. Taylor, Rocky Mount, NC Lowell G. Taylor, Williamston, NC Marjorie R. Taylor, Greenville, NC Maxwell L. Taylor, Winston-Salem, NC Melissa Rose Mercer Taylor, Beulaville, NC Michael Clayton Taylor, Greenville, NC Sherry Robbins Taylor, Virginia Beach, VA Stephanie Sprouse Taylor, Pikeville, NC Vance Andree Taylor, Charlotte, NC William Fred Taylor, Raleigh, NC Phillip W. Tetterton, Charlotte, NC Lee Chandler Thaxton, Greensboro, NC Toni M. Thereault, Charlotte, NC Allen Morris Thomas, Greenville, NC Janet Stubbs Thomas, Greenville, NC Jerry Brian Thomas, Charlotte, NC Roy N. Thomas, Rocky Mount, NC Jerry Morris Thompson, East Point, FL LaToynia Renee Thompson, La Grange, NC Mary Ellen W. Thorp, Oxford, NC Albert Justice Threewitts, Lumberton, NC Gregory H. Throckmorton, Moneta, VA Candy Williams Tilley, Hertford, NC
Mark Charles Weitzel*, Winterville, NC Robert Burns Welch, Wilmington, NC Ginger Perry Weschler, Annandale, VA David A. West*, Chapel Hill, NC James Rogers Westmoreland*, Greenville, NC Stephen Earnest Wheeler, Raleigh, NC Robert Charles White II, Bahama, NC Carolyn Ball Whitehurst, Oxford, NC Kendrick Martin Whitehurst, Winterville, NC Dane Todd Whitmoyer, Lancaster, PA Kimaley Ann Wiggins, Rocky Mount, NC Judson Douglas Wike, Catawba, NC Patricia Pezdek Wike, Catawba, NC Melanie Davis Wilder, Rocky Mount, NC John Randolph Wiley Jr., Wake Forest, NC Ronnie Leo Wilkes, Charlotte, NC Frederick Alton Williams Jr., Tarboro, NC Gary Robert Williams, High Point, NC Jeffrey Graham Williams, Trent Woods, NC Pamela Matthews Williams, Clayton, NC Patricia H. Williams, Kinston, NC Richard A. Williams, Raleigh, NC Tina Louise Williams, Greenville, NC Betty Freeman Williamson, Goldsboro, NC Isaac K. Williamson, Goldsboro, NC Joe Linwood Williamson, Matthews, NC Donnie Chester Wilson, Winston-Salem, NC Franklin Wilson Jr., Rocky Mount, NC Gary Donald Wilson, Washington, NC Barbara Sauls Wimbush, Alexandria, VA Joe Louis Winbush, Havelock, NC Eric Daniel Wingo, Apex, NC Ann Overton Winstead, Rocky Mount, NC Harold Lorenzo Wise Jr., Greenville, NC Joseph Lee Wood, Elon College, NC Matha Wood, Elon College, NC Leigh C. Woodall Jr., Roxboro, NC Kellie Ann Woodruff, Tipp City, OH Charisse O. Woodward, Stephens City, VA Ronnie Edward Wooten, Greenville, NC Jan S. Workman*, Greenville, NC Lauren Suggs Worley, Raleigh, NC Jeff Worthington, Cary, NC Wanda L. Wynne, Greenville, NC Yaliong Xue*, Winterville, NC William H. Yarborough, Alexandria, VA Dennis Allen Young Sr., Greenville, NC Karin Wells YoungArroyo, Grande, CA Louis H. Zincone Jr.*, Greenville, NC
Patrick B. Timberlake, Raleigh, NC Paul Ayers Tingelstad, Holly Springs, NC Thomas Robert Toale, Suwanee, GA Marilyn Baugham Tomasic, Durham, NC Joseph Tomkiewicz*, Farmville, NC William Perdieu Toney Jr., Charlotte, NC Loyd Eugene Treadway Sr., Orange Park, FL David Lester Tucker, Lenoir, NC Howard Jackson Tucker, Raleigh, NC David E. Turnage, Greenville, NC Hope H. Turnbull, Wallace, NC G. Albert Turner, Preston, MD John S. Turner, Monroe, NC Adrian E. Turney, Decatur, AL Tracy Lynn Tuten*, Washington, NC John Evans Tyson, Winterville, NC Donald Umstead, Raleigh, NC Timothy Carlyle Underhill, Clayton, NC Margaret Greer Underwood, Cape Carteret, NC Richard Unnerstall, St. Louis, MO Ashley F. Valentine, San Rafael, CA Carolyn Christine Vasold, Ellicott City, MD Joey Simon Velez Jr., San Antonio, TX Leo Allen Venters, Winterville, NC Martin Lewis Vernon, Raleigh, NC Craig Alan Vick, Glen Allen, VA Janis Vincent, Greenville, NC Travis Clyde Vines, Raleigh, NC Gwendolyn Ann Vinson, Charlotte, NC Eric E. Wagner, Indian Trail, NC Gina Lanvermeier Wagner, Wendell, NC Randall Lee Walker, Washington, NC Arnold Wallace, Clayton, NC James Michael Wallace, Cary, NC Kay S. Wallace, Clayton, NC Diane Gray Walters, Raleigh, NC Edward Thomas Walters, Raleigh, NC Benny Ward, Raleigh, NC Pamela Beavers Ward, Chocowinity, NC Ralph E. Ward, Greenville, NC Erin Jean Warfield, Falls Church, VA James Michael Warren, Oxford, NC Janet Carole Waters, Washington, NC Fred Oris Watkins III, Washington, NC Fran Styons Watson, Elizabeth City, NC Nathan R. Weavil, Holly Springs, NC William Grant Webber Jr., Goldsboro, NC Robert Howard Weber Jr., Wilmington, NC James Kermit Weeks, Greensboro, NC Verna B. Weeks, Pikeville, NC
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Young Executives Megan Abbott Haley Adams Taylor Adams Anastaysia Akutsina Mohamed Alhertani Nick Alis Steven Allbright Adam Alt Brittany Andrews Jeffrey Archibald Juan Arcilia Jill Arvisais Jessica Asby Casey Askew Laura Askew Marvin Askew II Laurel Astin Neltonia Atkinson Wael Attum Nancy Atwell Kendal Banks Nicholas Baratta Matthew Barefoot Whitney Barnes Bryan Batchelor Jessica Batts Thomas Bayliss Tiwanna Bazemore Rebecca Benaim Yana Benson Daniela Berrone Kimberly Best Stephanie Blackmon Casey Blair Owen Blanton Lauren Blount Nathan Bounds Ryan Bowens Kathryn Bowman Leon Boyette Varinia Bravo Jake Breedon Andrew Bridgers Hayles Bridges Aja Brocki Hollie Brooks Jamal Brooks Stephanie Brooks James Brouise Aubree Brown Bradley Brown Brandon Brown David Brown Andrew Burleson Jessica Burnette Matthew Burroughs Jarvis Caldwell Ariel Campbell Michelle Caruso Thomas Castiner Brittney Chappell Christopher Clifford Casey Colby David Collins A. Conner Graham Copeland Adam Crane Jasmin Creece Justin Cribb Casey Cronin Trisha Crysell Corey Czmiel Rashad Daniels Eric Danish DeLisa Davis
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