he 2016–17 year was my fourth as dean of Jones College. We started to implement recommendations we received during our 2016 Continuous Improvement Review from AACSB International, the world’s most prestigious accrediting body for collegiate business schools. Although our business and accounting accreditations were extended for another five years, our review team made many thoughtful suggestions for taking Jones College to even greater prominence regionally and nationally. Jones College received four national program rankings during the year—a first. This recognition is evidence of the hard work and commitment to excellence on the part of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other supporters.
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We welcomed many new full-time faculty and staff members. While sad to say goodbye to Jones College family members who decided to leave or retire, we were pleased to fill those vacancies with highly qualified individuals who have already made a positive impression with their enthusiasm and acceptance of our mission.
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A most exciting development was the $3.5 million we received with the University Honors College to start the Political Economy Research Institute, which will join students and faculty from business and non-business disciplines in an effort to solve issues in key areas of public policy, such as K–12 education, tax, and health policy. Please stay tuned in 2017–18 for more exciting Jones College developments!
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On cover: Tony Sloan (’17)
The Dale Carnegie Course is a part of the curriculum for all business majors.
Dean Urban accepted the Dale Carnegie Global Leadership Award on behalf of Jones College for its delivery of the Dale Carnegie Course.
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Travis Tipton ('17) and Hameeda Saleem create a website for an annual Computer Information Systems competition.
Integrated Marketing and Management students of Melodie Phillips presented findings from consulting projects with Stones River Veterinary Hospital, the Green Dragon, Restorative Health Services, Jazzmatazz New Orleans Style Restaurant, and Tennessee Mental Health Hospitals. Joshua Aaron’s Management students presented strategic plans for Keller Williams—Ann Hoke and Associates and First Tennessee Bank. Winners included Suhib Alshawi, Frank DeJesus, David Edwards, Kaitlynn Fivecoat, Caryn Lowe, Jerry Onwu, Dana Potter, and Renkai Tuo.
Global Entrepreneurship Week featured 15 guest speakers, 600 attendees, and a high school entrepreneurship fair and competition. Laura Buckner, Marketing, hosted an Internship Fair with 24 employers and 90 students participating.
Leadership Forum The ATHENA Leadership Forum hosted over 50 invited female students for networking with area businesswomen from Rutherford Cable.
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The Real Estate student team ranked seventh among 39 teams from various universities in the national 2017 Real Confidence Investment Challenge. Economics Ph.D. student Abul Hasnat Muhammed Salimullah placed first in the Jones College graduate Scholars Week competition. Paula Thomas took seven students to the regional Beta Alpha Psi meeting in Raleigh, NC, where Russel Legreid, Brandon Taylor, and Sarah Ford placed third in the strategic planning competition. Sandy Benson’s Master of Accountancy students' mock advocacy project, a healthcare grant competition, was judged by attorney Graham Baker.
Economics Ph.D. student Abul Hasnat Muhammed Salimullah won the Dean’s Distinguished Essay Award. Muhammad Yadudu presented papers at annual meetings with Mohammad Saeed (Midwest Economics Association) and Nour Kattih (Southern Economic Association).
The Nonprofit and Social Innovation Student Summit, funded by the Jennings and Rebecca Jones Foundation, drew 300 students from 52 majors, plus 42 businesses for the Nonprofit and Internship Fair. Leigh Anne Clark and Deana Raffo, Management, with Janet McCormick, Organizational Communication, coordinated the event.
M.S. in Management student Soochan Choi (’16) presented a paper at the 2016 annual meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute.
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Bounce Out Games provide a break from studying.
The Jones College Advising Center and Ascend Federal Credit Union sponsored Bounce Out Games, allowing students to relieve exam stress and meet their advisors.
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Management Presentation Darrin Lucas (â€™16) gives his final presentation in the capstone course for the M.S. in Management.
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Student Center for the Public Trust—promoting business ethics Blue Spark—the Entrepreneurship student group Accounting Connections—geared toward Accounting Principles students Managerial, Auditing, and Accounting—combining meetings of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Institute of Management Accountants Collegiate DECA Chapter—enhancing business career preparedness
At the TVA Investment Challenge regional conference, Finance students presented the performance of the $500,000 portfolio they manage. Students met the chief strategic officer of one of the world’s largest hedge funds (Bridgewater Associates, founded by Ray Dalio), TVA officers, and other university teams. Kevin Zhao is the faculty advisor.
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Economics Club students toured the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis with faculty advisor Michael Roach. Steve Morris and Carlos Coronel took students to CAT Financial for a tour and sessions allowing students to learn about the company’s IT processes.
The Economics Club attended Asian The Jones College BGS chapter was and Middle East Scientific and named a 2016 –17 Honors Chapter. BGS Cliff Welborn’s supply chain and distribution center Multidisciplinary and Leadership, management students visited the Ingram Content Group membership is the highest academic Ethics, and Urban Issues conferences. printing facility, Under Armour distribution center, and honor available to business students at Tim Greer and Nita Brooks took students General Mills Yoplait plant. AACSB-accredited business schools. to InfoSec Nashville for sessions on topics and trends in network and data security. Sandy Benson, Accounting, serves Maria Kahn took promotion students to meet with Paula Thomas and four students attended as the faculty advisor. Nashville General Hospital executives about multiple the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting in marketing campaigns. Baltimore. Brandon Taylor was chosen to compete in Project Run With It, an event that Philip Seagraves led Real Estate students on a behind-the-scenes provides financial advice to nonprofits. tour of Hilton Garden Inn with its general manager and the Asian American Dave Wood, Martin Chair of Insurance, and Gamma Iota Sigma students Hotel Owners Association’s regional director. Blue Raider Realty members attended the Extreme Risk Takers Symposium in Chicago. toured the in-patient facility of Alive Hospice and donated to the nonprofit.
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The Professional Sales team (Laura Buckner and Lucy Matthews, faculty advisors) participated in the Ball State University Regional Sales Competition. Jeremy Weaver won third place in the competitive track. Mia Griggs and Ivy Blackmon placed in the top four in the developmental track. The sales team also competed in the invitation-only State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition at the University of Central Missouri. Eighty-two students of Lucy Matthews and Maria Khan applied their skills in a speed-selling event with representatives from 13 companies.
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The MTSU AITP chapter held internal competitions in web development, business intelligence and analytics, office solutions, and security. Mary Shotwell and Michael Murphy took 12 students to the AITP National Conference in St. Louis. The team won the banner contest, and Derek Harper and Hameeda Saleem placed third in Business Analytics. Noted game developer and cryptographer Elonka Dunin, considered the “leading Kryptos expert in the world” by NOVA scienceNOW, spoke to the Association of IT Professionals students about her career.
Bounce Out Games, sponsored by Ascend Federal Credit Union, gave students a chance to take a study break and meet their advisors.
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Fall competition winners for Coca Cola Bottling Co. were first place, Kristina Jones, Amy Lindley, and Trilce Maddle ($600 each); second, Bianca Whitehead, Kendra Northcutt, Jonathan Henegar, and Jonathan Renner ($312.50); third, Keaton Davis, Brittney Hill, and Timothy Reece ($300). Spring competition winners for United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties included first place, at $1,800 for the team, Rikki Grecco, Michaela Upchurch, and Cori Jones; second place for $1,200, Tanner Rowland, Amber Knight, Mary Alison Capps, and Pattie Taylor; and third for $600, Brette Motlow, Joseph Kremer, Ben Platt, and Chance Cansler.
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Four undergraduate and 14 graduate students completed an inaugural International Accounting Study Abroad program in London and Paris with Tammy Bahmanziari and Jeannie Harrington. Twelve business majors took Kenny Jih’s International Business Leadership Experience at Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. Laura Buckner accompanied nine students to Finland, Sweden, and Estonia for her International Business course. Kim Sokoya led seven MTSU students in lectures and discussions at China’s Hangzhou Normal University and on visits to area multinational corporations.
CAREER FAIR Computer Information Systems students network with prospective employers at IT Connect.
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First Place ($7,500). Protective Innovations—Chris Perrine (’05); Tim Mathisen, Aviation Safety and Security Second Place First Tennessee Bank Award ($5,000). Smells Don’t Sell—Brooke Greene, Organizational Communication Third Place ($1,000). Accoa—Thomas Harris Jr. (’14); Kirkland Atkins, Accounting Social Entrepreneurship Award. The First Hello—Logan Elmore, Graphic Design Special Recognition Award. Groovly—Jesse Rivelis and Lucas White, Recording Industry with a concentration in Music Business Elevator Pitch Judges Award. Bongo Beverage—Rajarshi Ghosh, Christopher Davis, and Brock Arivett, Molecular Biosciences Trade Show Judges Award. Tri-Star Sports—Tyler Burnett, Management; Connor Slane, Plant and Soil Science, Entrepreneurship Corporate Innovation Award. Citadel Security—Zachery Dunn, Management, and Samuel Shepard, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Wil Clouse Technology Award. Drones iVue—Jacob Andrews, Jacob Crawford, and Justin Andrews, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Wil Clouse Agriculture Technology Award. Volunteer Roots— Graeme Young, Accounting
Kedron Hilario ('16) participates in a panel discussion on the Master of Accountancy program at a Beta Alpha Psi meeting.
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FIRST TENNESSEE BANK AWARD Brooke Greene ('17) competes in the final round of the Business Plan Competition sponsored by the Pam Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship.
Business and Aerospace Building Juan Tellez-Moreno, Michelle Cochran, and JaKira Neal study on the balcony overlooking the South Lobby.
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Donuts with the Deans. Free donuts and coffee plus an opportunity to network with the deans Lunch on Us. Free pizza for business majors and minors Perk-Up. Free refreshment break during finals Pop-In. Free popcorn plus advising appointment scheduling
Mentoring Program Computer Information Systems paired upperclass CIS majors with freshmen to facilitate general mentoring and communication on events and scheduling.
Professional Development Meet the Firms. The annual Accounting event hosted 35 employers and 164 students.
Graduate Student Career Fair. Nine major employers from Andrew C. Rambo Scholarship. Michelle Rathbun diverse industries in middle Tennessee were represented. received $16,000 as a member of the 2017–18 BEST Career and Internship Fair. The Management and Accelerated Cohort MBA. Marketing Business Exchange for Student Talent was Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. attended by 54 employers with 154 students. SIOR sponsored scholarships for Real IT Connect Career Fair. The event raised $8,000 Tennessee Society of Certified Estate students. for scholarships with a total of 200 students and 25 Women in Technology of Tennessee with Professional Accountants scholarships employers participating. CTS and Tractor Supply. Stephanie Henry were awarded to 21 Accounting majors. and Itasca Liddell received scholarships Joshua Beaty and Kevin Benderman Tennessee Department of Treasury. Officials recruited and internships. each received the highly coveted M.B.A. students for summer internships. Construction Financial Management $25,000 King Scholarship. LinkedIn. Don Roy gave a presentation for graduate students. Association. Ashley Shank and Abby Bumbalough Jones College Executive in Residence. John Boyens facilitated earned scholarships. a soft-skill development seminar for M.B.A. students. Veterans Scholarship Reception. Kyle Taylor (Aetna Excellence in Insurance Scholarship) and Marcos Tadeo (Jones Hankook Tires. Laura Buckner coordinated interviews for Accounting and College Service and Scholarship Award) each received $500. Finance students.
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Wayne Rollins shows enthusiasm in the Dale Carnegie Course.
True Blue Citation of Distinction MTSU’s True Blue Citation of Distinction for Achievement in Education went to Paula Thomas (’83), Accounting faculty member since 1989.
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E. W. “Wink” Midgett Awards ●● Faculty Excellence. Sandy Benson ●● Distinguished Research. Diane Edmondson ●● Distinguished Teaching. Tim Graeff ●● Distinguished Service. Philip Seagraves Bill and Kathy Jones Outstanding Faculty. Cliff Welborn Bridgestone Americas Distinguished Lecturer. Greg Nagel State Farm Outstanding Professor. Lucy Matthews Outstanding Dale Carnegie Trainer. Paula Calahan Special Award of Merit. Steve Morris HCA Professorship. Jeannie Harrington
Dean Urban presents the E. W. “Wink” Midgett Outstanding Staff Member Award to advising manager Gretchen Leming.
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Emily Yttri was recognized as a Distinguished Honorary Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Dean Urban was honored as United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties Volunteer of the Month for September 2016.
Paula Thomas received the Tennessee Society of Certified Public ■■ Accountants Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award for teaching excellence and accounting profession involvement. Sabrina Wright won the Quarterly Award for Exemplary Performance Service among MTSU secretarial/clerical staff. Jill Austin presented a nonprofit policy workshop in the United Way of Greg Nagel received the Student Government Association Bob Womack Rutherford and Cannon Counties Training and Development series. Distinguished Faculty Award for significant contributions in the classroom; Stephen Salter was co-organizer of the Journal of International Accounting $1,000 in books will be donated to Walker Library in his honor. Research Conference in Augsburg, Germany. Wayne Rollins won the Southern Community Bank/MTSU Excellence in Teaching Award for dedication, support, and Charles Apigian serves on the education committee of the commitment to students. He was a Blue Raider Sports Nashville Technology Council board. Faculty Member of the Month for outstanding service Tim Graeff helped Rutherford County Chamber of to students and a Volunteer Rutherford Volunteer Commerce with a survey to measure middle school of the Week. students’ Career Pathways Fair reactions. Dean Urban was named the Virginia Hemby was invited to join the Hospitality Lucy Matthews was elected program chair for the 2020 2017 chair of the board of and Tourism Advisory Council for the Tennessee Atlantic Marketing Association conference. directors for the Rutherford Department of Education, Division of College, Career, Virginia Hemby was selected to complete a term as and Technical Education, and earned the American Hotel County Chamber of secretary for the National Business Education Association and Lodging Educational Institute Certified Hospitality Commerce. Executive Board. Educator designation. Robert B. Blair served on the 2016–17 Rutherford County Career Bichaka Fayissa was honored as an unsung hero in education at and Technical Education Advisory Council. MTSU’s Unity Luncheon, hosted by the Black History Month Committee
and Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs to honor individuals for contributions in education, arts, community service, sports, and civility.
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Joshua Aaron taught in the Center for Executive Leadership program sponsored by Rutherford Cable.
Civil Air Patrol Service Diane Edmondson was named Wilson County Senior Squadron Commander and 2016 Public Affairs Officer of the Year by the Tennessee Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
The Journal of Small Business Strategy, hosted by Jones College (Bill McDowell, editor-in-chief; Joshua Aaron, associate editor) went online in summer 2016 and has surpassed 50,000 article downloads. Chris Klein serves as editor of the Journal for Economic Educators. Charlie Baum co-organized the winter meeting of the National Association of Forensic Economists. Kimball Bullington was appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. Jeff Clark continued as executive director of MBAA International, an annual conference that includes all business disciplines. Amy Harris taught a business analytics class at the Nashville Technology Council Tech Hill Commons facility. Robert B. Blair served as 2017 executive director of the Tennessee Business Education Association and served one year as past president of the National Business Education Association. Cayman Seagraves, left, is awarded the Economics and Finance Scholarship by Keith Gamble, chair, Economics and Finance.
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Outstanding Teacher Cliff Welborn received the MTSU Foundation's Outstanding Teacher Award.
Sandy Benson was elected to the executive council of the Tennessee Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section to assist in shaping relevant legislation and continuing legal education. Diane Edmondson served as program chair and president-elect for the Atlantic Marketing Association (2016) and Society for Marketing Advances (2017). Rebecca Foote is a member of the Accounting Advisory Committee for Nashville State Community College. Charles Apigian serves on Williamson County Schools’ Technology Advisory Board, which is focused on innovative ways to teach IT. Carlos Coronel and Steve Morris conducted a Cengage Learning webinar for instructors from multiple universities on integrating MindTap into database courses, improving student engagement, instructor support, and future trends in database systems. Millicent Nelson represents the Southern region on the board of the UNCF National Alumni Council. Lara Daniel and Tom Tang taught classes at China's Guangxi University.
Kay Blasingame-Boike, retired professor serving as adjunct instructor, was elected president of the Tennessee Business Education Association.
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USDA Grant Business and Economic Research Center Director Murat Arik announces a partnership with Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association on a 40-county rural wage and benefit study.
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New department chairs are Keith Gamble, Economics and Finance; Jeannie Harrington, Accounting; and Vince Smith, Marketing. Barbara Pieroni is the Business and Economic Research Center secretary. Joshua Sampson joined the advising center. Allyson Baugh is the graduate student advisor. Sarita Criswell is Department of Management executive aide. Kenneth Hollman and Joachim Zietz were named faculty emeriti. Jim Burton was recognized as dean emeritus.
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Bill Ford, Weatherford Chair of Finance Don Lester, Management William Warren, Marketing Katie Kemp, Marketing Melinda King, executive aide, Management Patti Parsons, secretary, Martin Chair of Insurance
The sixth edition of Tim Graeff’s textbook, Marketing Research for Managerial Decision Making: Data Analytics Using Microsoft Excel, was published as an e-book with Kendall Hunt Publishers.
A Business and Economic Research Center study revealed MTSU provided an economic impact to Tennessee totaling $1.12 billion in 2016 through 8,377 jobs, tourism, and government revenues.
Don Roy self-published the book Me: How to Sell Who You Are, What You Do, and Why You Matter to the World, co-authored with Colby Jubenville, Department of Health and Human Performance.
Tim Graeff released quarterly Tennessee Business Barometer Survey and Consumer Outlook Index reports for the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Tom Tang presented five papers at the International Congress of Psychology in Japan.
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Bill McDowell’s chapter was published in the fourth edition of An Administrative Manual for Midwifery Practices.
Sean Salter’s paper with J. Faria and F. Mixon in Economics of Education Review was used to craft a California law to protect students from bullying.
A chapter by Lucy Matthews was accepted for Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling: Basic Concepts, Methodological Issues, and Applications.
Virginia Hemby has contracts from Sage Publishing for the second edition of Effective Communication for Criminal Justice (with Robert E. Grubb) and Business Expert Press for Delivering Virtual Business Presentations.
The 2016 National Business Education Association Yearbook includes a chapter by Robert B. Blair and Maria Edlin King.
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Tommy Martin Chair of Insurance
Management Assistant Professor
Associate Professor Keith Jacks Gamble has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Californiaâ€“ Berkeley and an A.B. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. Previously he was an assistant professor of Finance at DePaul University. His research interests include financial decision making, investor behavior, and behavioral finance. He received a Sandell Grant from the Boston College Center for Retirement Research. His teaching was recognized with Harvardâ€™s Allyn Young Teaching Prize and the QIC Excellence in Teaching Award at DePaul. He has taught courses in both Finance and Economics.
Chairholder Dave Wood served as Joseph F. Freeman Distinguished Professor of Risk Management and Insurance in Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. He also taught international risk management and finance courses in Europe and has served as a consultant for the National Alliance for Insurance Education and the Research and Certified Insurance Counselor program. Wood has worked as an independent insurance agent and published extensively in academic and trade journals in the areas of risk financing, solvency, and agency/brokerage operations. He earned his D.B.A. from Louisiana Tech University, M.B.A. from the University of Mississippi, and B.B.A. from Delta State University.
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Kristen Shanine received her Ph.D. in Management from the University of Alabama and her M.B.A. from Bradley University. Before graduate school, she worked for Caterpillar Inc. in various roles. Her primary research applies theory from psychology and sociology to family business in an effort to better understand the family factors that influence succession failure. Shanine has taught entrepreneurship, management, organizational theory and behavior, and human resources management.
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POP IN! Advisors dispense popcorn while scheduling appointments: left to right, back row, Emily Yttri, advising manager Gretchen Leming, Amber Bollinger; front row, Meredith Young, Travis Tipton (â€™17), Kayli Jacobs.
Students and employers network in Miller Education Center.
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FY17 gifts to Jones College totaled more than $910,922 from 783 donors, including 490 alumni. Textbook Brokers gave $26,000 to establish an annual $1,000 award for Entrepreneurship students. Guaranty Trust committed to $5,000 in annual support for the Real Estate program for five years. Aubrey Harwell Jr., Jennings A. Jones Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise, provided $10,000 in matching funds for the faculty/staff giving campaign. C.M. Gatton donated almost $8,000 to fund the Fall Finance 4110 Capstone Case Competition. Ascend Federal Credit Union donated $4,200 to sponsor the Jones College Advising Center’s student-engagement Bounce Out Games. The E. W. “Wink” Midgett Awards Ceremony included seven new scholarships totaling $41,000. Jones College received $65,000 in new corporate sponsorships and partnerships in FY17. Dean Urban presents the Exemplar Award to Retta Gardner of Guaranty Trust Co. as Aubrey Harwell, Jennings A. Jones Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise, applauds.
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JOE M. RODGERS SPIRIT OF AMERICA Tim Downey, founder and CEO of Southern Land Co., has enjoyed a three-decade career in developing neighborhoods and vibrant commercial districts that adhere to traditional design principles and generate community interaction.
EXEMPLAR Retta Gardner (M.B.A., ’00) is president and CEO of Guaranty Trust Co., overseeing its annual production growth from $250 million to over $1.3 billion.
JENNINGS A. JONES CHAMPION OF FREE ENTERPRISE Ann Hoke’s real estate business with Keller Williams is listed in the industry’s REAL Trends Top 250. David Hoke, with Ann Hoke and Associates, is also broker for HomeFront Properties, managing investor-owned residential properties.
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR Lorelei Samuelson (M.S., ’12), director of business intelligence for SME Solutions Group analytics consultants, teaches Business Intelligence and Analytics in Jones College.
Ethical Leadership Week Tom and Martha Boyd Ethical Leadership Week featured a keynote address by Bill Lee, chair of the Lee Company; 29 business leaders from industry who visited classrooms; and a faculty development session with panelists from HCA, Nissan, and Tractor Supply Co.
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Federal Reserve Laurel Graefe of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta– Nashville Branch talks to Walker Todd’s Principles of Macroeconomics class.
Entrepreneurship Advisory Council members include Mark Cleveland, Jonathan Eby, Patrick Geho, Phil Gibbs, Pete Hendrix, Tara MacDougall, Peter Marcum, and Len Van Popering. Executives from companies including CAT Financial, Hilton Nashville Downtown, Ingram, Paradox Enterprises, and Emdeon serve as resources in course development in the area of Professional Meeting, Event, Exhibition, and Convention Management.
First Tennessee Bank partnered with the IGNITE professional development program to sponsor financial wellness sessions for Jones College students. The bank also provided a personal finance series for faculty and staff. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. sponsored the Fall 2016 Business Strategy Competition, providing $5,000 in prizes for student projects. United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties sponsored the Spring 2017 competition. The International Association of Business Communicators–Nashville will sponsor the 2017–18 corporate communication/marketing luncheon for students of IABC–Nashville board vice president at-large Sherry Roberts. Northwestern Mutual offered the Culture Index professional development tool to students in the Dale Carnegie course.
IT Advocacy Charles Apigian joined Nashville Technology Council for national and local events where IT leaders gathered to advocate for tech-sector priorities: ■■
DC Fly-In on Capitol Hill organized by the Computing Technology Industry Association and Technology Councils of North America NTC State Hill Day, with Amy Harris, to meet with state representatives about Nashville IT priorities such as workforce development Tennessee Titans Senior Vice President and CFO Jenneen Kaufman speaks at the TSCPA Discover Accounting event for area high school students.
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“Through the fund, Professor Midgett can continue to be a major influence on the future success of MTSU Accounting students.” —Tom Collins (’64) made a $5,000 annual contribution to the Wink Midgett Scholarship fund in honor of his mentor. Collins was a pioneer IT entrepreneur, a Top 100 Global Tech Leader, and recipient of the Law Technology News Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to technology use in the legal community.
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Alumni Appreciation Day. Drew 84 attendees, raised scholarship funds Fall CPE Day. Featured faculty speakers Stan Clark, John Wermert, Tim Koski, and Jim Burton; Sandy Benson’s M.Acc. students; and Aubrey Harwell, Jennings A. Jones Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise The Tennessee Tax Seminar. Hosted with the Tennessee Department of Revenue Discover Accounting. Sponsored with the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants to introduce area high school students to the field
CIS faculty visited IT executives at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.
Kimball Bullington and Cliff Welborn conducted a training session for Schwan Cosmetics.
Leigh Anne Clark and Deana Raffo CIS hosted 200 southeastern IT professionals for SharePoint taught in the Applied Leadership Saturday to discuss the Microsoft platform. Program, allowing employed adults to earn job certifications or a degree Marketing hosted a Future Business Leaders of America conference with 400 high school students (Martha through online courses and short, Balachandran, coordinator). intensive on-campus instruction. The Economics Club and the League of Women Voters of
Community Randy Clark presented “Branding Your Mission” to representatives of nonprofit organizations at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
Deana Raffo, Leigh Anne Clark, and Laura Buckner gave presentations to nonprofit leaders of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
Murfreesboro/Rutherford County hosted a panel discussion on student debt. State Farm provided a Council for Economic Education grant for teachers’ workshops by Maria Edlin King, Center for Economic Education, and Jackie Morgan, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta—Nashville Branch.
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IGNITE PROGRAM Johnny Todd of Yelp presents â€œMarketing through Social Media.â€? The IGNITE professional development program, sponsored by Management and Marketing, offers a certificate to all business majors for participation in workshops on resumes, interviewing, networking, internships, and small business ownership. First Tennessee Bank also sponsored sessions on financial wellness.
Courtyard Bash The annual Back to Business celebration welcomes students to fall semester.
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Jones College continues to market its graduate programs through media outlets including billboards, Titans broadcasts, NPR broadcasts and podcasts, and Nashville airport security trays.
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LendEDU ranked MTSU 17th among U.S. universities for aspiring entrepreneurs. The Top Management Degrees site named Jones College's M.S. in Management 21st in the United States. The Online Accounting Degree Programs site rated MTSU's Master of Accountancy program 39th in the nation. Jones College ranked 39th in Best for Vets Business Schools.
Dean Urban received the Dale Carnegie Global Leadership Award for Jones College’s delivery of the Dale Carnegie course to all business majors. The MTSU Applied Leadership Program was awarded first place in the Cubic Awards at the Corporate Learning Week Conference in Dallas. Management faculty have been involved in developing the program and teaching classes.
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In U.S. for Entrepreneurship “MTSU offers 13 entrepreneurship courses. The Small Business Development Center offers an Entrepreneurship Intern program and a Business Plan Competition. The competition contains a screening round, a trade show/elevator round, and a final presentation round. Winners receive a prize. Tuition and fees are low at $9,472.”
Jones College’s 21st Century Work That Matters conference drew more than 200 attendees. The event was sponsored by the Jennings A. Jones Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise, First Tennessee Bank, and Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
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The Jones College Executive Education Center hosted sales and social media workshops facilitated by John Boyens, Jones College Executive in Residence; a Richard Ivey School of Business case teaching and writing workshop; a leadership/management development course titled “Road Map to Uncharted Influence,” taught by Leigh Ann Clark and Deana Raffo, Management; and a tax accounting course taught by Tim Koski, Accounting.
Business and Aerospace Building faculty and staff offices on the first and second floor were renovated with paint and flooring.
INDIVIDUAL DONORS FY 2017 Elizabeth Abernathy Mark and Linda Abernathy Brenita Adams Gurmit Advani Raj Aggarwal and Reita Agarwal Derrick Agnew Bader Alkaisi Ernest Allen Mark and Darlene Allen Hylan and Patsy Alsup Patrick Amans Steve and Kathy Anderson Nancy Andrade Alan Andrew Shea and Mary Beth Antunes Charles and Tricia Apigian Murat Arik David and Sharon Arnette Ashu Arora Go Attachot and Anourat Kaykeo Ronnie Attar Michelle Austell and Mary Ann Lee Jill Austin Battle and Angela Bagley J. B. and Carolyn Baker Martha and Ram Balachandran Annette and Billy Balch Max Baldwin Jeff Ballard
Deisy Barajas David Barton Anthony Barton Chad Baskin James Bast Rita Batts Allyson Baugh Charles Baum Christie and Jason Beaty Mike Becker Travis Bellenfant Chad Bellin Greg Benefield Elizabeth Bennett Velma and Philip Bennett Sandy Benson Jim Biagini Charles Bidek Marion Bingham Stephanie and Douglas Blackmon Robert Blair Neal and Mary Blair Sandra and Ken Blankenship Mara Board-Garnett Timothy and Andrea Boddie Bailey Bogle Edward and Mary Boles Emma Bourassa Amber Bourland
David and Tara Bower Melissa and Thomas Bowers Nancy Boyd Tom and Martha Boyd Jake Bradford Melissa and William Bramlett Pat and Gene Branam Mitzi and Lynn Brandon Jonathan Breeding and Ryan McCannell Nita Brooks Stoney Brooks Robert Brown Susan Brown James Brown and Lindella Johnson Kitty and Arthur Brown Heather and Nathan Brown Fred and Vivian Brumbach Sandra Brunson John Buchanan Laura and Steven Buckner Gina and Robert Bullen Stephanie and Darryl Burgess Brian Burritt Kathy and Stan Butkowski Randy and Anita Butler Megan Bynum Barry and Cheri Cameron Gary and Deborah Carlton Patricia and Ed Carmack
Rodney Carrigan Paul Carson Terri Carson Sean Carter Cindy Casipit Melissa Castellaw Abdoulie Ceesay Joseph and Priscilla Cessna John Chambliss Joshua Chester Lung and Chenwan Chiu John and Melissa Cipriano Stanley Clark Carol and Jeff Clark Harvey and Willie Clarke Cindy and Mark Claypool Theresa and Dennis Cole Kimberly Coleman Alan Collins Tom and Martha Collins Jonathan Cooke William and Robin Cooper William and Kim Corder Gary Cox Bernice and Billy Cox James and Donna Cox Tracy Crawford Glenn Crick Mark and Deborah Crocker
Tiffany Culver Jennifer Dahl Jimmy and Frances Dale J. S. Daniel Keith and Jeanetta Daum Earl and Dianne Davis Terika and Alexis Dean Donald and Peggy Detwiler Dennis Devine James Dillon Judy and George Dodson Regina and Dwayne Dorsey Patrick and Sharon Driscoll Yulong Du Earl Dugan Jim and Monita Dunn Robert and Sharon Dunn Garey and Earlene Eakes Marianna and Mark Edinger Deborah and Ronnie Edwards Anthon Eff Ralph and Lisa Eldridge Brian and Maria Elliott Steven Embree Wanda English Jeremy Ezell Susan and Jerry Faulkner Keith Fawcett Bichaka Fayissa
Willella Featherston Pamela and James Feldhaus Jody Ferrell Donald Fields Mary Fleming Rebecca and David Foote Landon Foster Stuart Fowler Kerropma Francis Sherry and Robert Frase Buddy and Katie Freeman Gayle and Kevin Freier Joanne and Alfred Futrell Timothy and Kelly Galvin Merilyn and Allen Gambill Stan and Evelyn Gambill Keith Gamble Kaleigh Garcia Retta and Matt Gardner Brad and Melanie Gardner Bill Gatton Kyle Gay Matt Gibson Carl and Sara Gilliam Paulette Gillum Gerry and James Glass William Gordon Ann and James Goss Sally Govan
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INDIVIDUAL DONORS FY 2017 Duane Graddy and Birdie Donnell Timothy Grant Bill Grasty James Green Tim and Allison Greer Virginia Hemby and Robert Grubb Abdumalik Gulyamov Donna and Lindsay Gunter Javier Gutierrez Samantha Guzman John Haddad Victoria Haendel Mary and Howard Haley Vicki and Gary Hall Lisa Hammonds Kyle Hancock Christopher Hanvy Ronald Hardaway Larry Hardy Amanda Hardy Jonathan Harmon Vickie Harmon Debra and John Harney Cindy and George Harper Jeannie and Paul Harrington Burrell Harris Richard Harrison Karen and Joseph Harrison Robert and Cornelia Hart
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Aubrey and Carlana Harwell John and Renee Hawkins Nima Hayati Emily Haynes Katharina Heidenfelder Ryan Hemby Russ Henderson Timothy Herndon Wafa Hindiyeh Stuart and Theresa Holland Kimberly and William Holleman Judy Holmes Rhonda and Jeffrey Holmes Deborah and Jimmy Holmes G. A. and Fatemeh Homaifar Kimberly and Greg Honaker Sonia Hoover Tracey Hoover and Jeffery Reaves Kimberly Hopkins Mark Horton Todd and Elizabeth Horton Lori and Paul Hounshell Andario Howard Jordan Howell Kristin and M. David Humes Jan and Joe Hunter Linda and David Husak Tyler Hyde Hamza Ibrahim
Deric Ison Joyce and Robert Itin Eddie and Barbara Jackson Daniel and Corine Jackson Cathy James Vicki Jennings Neal and Patricia Jennings Kenny Jih Dan Joaquin Delmar Johnson Michele and Keith Johnson Mary and William Johnson Nat and Jane Johnson Nigel Jones Darlinda and Billy Jones Sheryl Kae Kent and Jackie Kay Katie Kemp DeAnna Kempf and John Wermert Richard Key Brian and Malinda Kidd Robert Kincaid Abigail King Mark and Sheila King Jere and Thomas King Carole and Roger Kirby Kelly Knox Kelley and Matthew Kologinczak Melinda Korzaan
Joseph Kremer Kelly and Michael Lally Caroline and Travis Lampley Carol Lance LeeAnna and Kyle Landrum Colby Laughter J. S. and Young Lee Wallene and Thomas Leek Gretchen Leming Greg and Melanie Lemon Patricia Leslie Samuel Levine Andy and Dawn Lile Carol Loftis Marti Loftis Tracy Lomax Christopher Louder and Stephanie Wood-Louder Beverly and John Lovelady Gaile Low Caryn Lowe William and Brandie Lynch Jeffery Lyon Regina Lyons John and Edna Major Cody Malak Martha and John Mann Paula Mansfield Sara Margraf
Janelle and Greg Marks Christin Marmol William Marquette Devin Marsh James Mason Brennan Mason Darrell and Mary Massengale Erik Mathenia Donna and Rickey Mathis Lucy and Ryan Matthews John and Linda McCann Patrick McCarter Patricia and David McClatchey Nathan and Georgia McCraw Teresa McDowell Cameron McDowell Allison and Michael McGoffin Linda McGrew Georgia and Matt McKnight David and Lonna McPeak Joseph Meyer Don and Carolyn Midgett John and Connie Milam Norma Miller America and Melvin Miller Mitzi and Michael Milts Mark and Becky Minnick John and Elizabeth Mitchell Eunice Moffat
Rishi Mohindra Cathy and Michael Molnar Karen and Toby Mongan Linda Mooningham Donald and Valerie Moore Dan Morrell Alison Mossing Melanie Motlow Cardell Mott Davis Richard Mpoyi Hans Mueller Greg Nagel Karen Neal and John Berggren Millicent Nelson Anissa Nelson-Carlisle and Charles Carlisle David Neveleff Jeremy Nichols Joan Nichols Beverly Nielsen Carolyn Oliver Martie Opial Vicki Orr Richard Packard Adrianne Pangborn Lisa and Townes Parsley Tony and Linda Parsons Melinda and Lon Partin Ted and Gillian Parton
INDIVIDUAL DONORS FY 2017 Vicky Patterson Rahul Paul Marcella Pearison Joey and Charlotte Peay Linda Pelitier David Penn Daniel and Nicole Percey Rachel Perri William and Kimberly Pettus Dennis Petty Lori Petty and Randy Estes Lan Phan Mary and Joe Phillips Mark and Christie Pickel Donald and Fredia Poff Jasmine Poindexter Robert Pomeroy Jami Pope George Pope Petis and Nina Powell Angie Price Bob Prince Kelly and Michael Prince Rod Putman Alexandra Quammen Robert Quandt Deana and Gregory Raffo Michael and Janice Ragan Richard and Rebecca Ramko Nicholas Recher
Diane Reed Olga and Michael Reeves Cynthia and Don Reid Kayla Reynolds Heather Rhodes Robert and Suzanne Richey William and Martha Richmond Randy and Martina Riggins Michael Roach Sherry Roberts Stephanie and Hunter Robinette Karon and Jerry Robinson Lottie and Danny Rogers Wayne and Vel Rollins Henry Romero Tanner Rowland Angela Rudder Dianna and Mark Rust Rick and Amy Sain Irene and William Sain Stephen Salter Sean Salter Susan Sanders Robert and Stacee Schwalb Courtney and Justin Scott Philip Seagraves Monty and Marlene Sellers Dave Shaffer Sandra Shaw Charles Shelby
Dorothy Shelton Kathy Shiao Tina and Ricky Short Margaret and Richard Sims Gary and Lora Sisco Richard Sittel Karen Skorupka John and Kay Slocum Michelyn Smith G. Robert "Smitty" Smith Vince Smith Matthew Smith Linda Sneed Kim and Banji Sokoya Melodie and Aaron Sorensen Kyle and Cindy Spence Amy Sporleder Danny and Rebecca Sprouse Heather Spurrill Trish Starkey Joseph and Brenda Steakley Ward Stein Christopher Stephens Nanzy and John Stewart Paige and Jared Stiefel Elizabeth and Jonathan Stinson Cynthia and Morris Stocks Carrie Stokes Caleb Stoner Melanie Strickland and John Ewaldson
Ken and Lynn Summar Nathaniel Summar and Shannon Ross Mark and Cathy Summers Byron Swindle Eason Syler Michael and Gail Tansil Markee Tate Brian Taylor Jason Taylor William Taylor Ian Taylor Jean and Gary Taylor Gary and Glenda Taylor Melvin and Rosalind Taylor Michael Terrell Bill Terry Joe Thomas Paula and Earl Thomas Ricky and Shirley Thomason Sonya Thornton Doug Timmons Bianca Tinsley Susan and Johnny Titshaw Walker Todd Stephen and Nikola Todd John and Dee Treece Troy Trentham Brandon Tucker Carolyn Tumbleson and Steven Pflueger Shirockie Turner
Cheri and Michael Turner Jack Turner Michael Uggla David and Gina Urban Elizabeth and Troy Vannatta Snigdha Venkatramolla Miles and Rita Vickers Henry Vongphakdy Jeffrey Vooys Norris Walker Tom and Kandee Walker James and Susan Walker Nathan Wall Christopher and Beatrice Walsh Cheryl Ward Peggy and Thomas Warden Lindsey Warren Jack and Mary Weatherford Ronald and Karen Weatherspoon Sharon Weaver and Roger Jones Lanny and Susan Weeks Sean Welch Randy and Ruth Wells Clark and Sharon Werner John and Minya West Michael Wheeler Meradith and John Wheeler Melissa White Raholanda White Vicki Whitely
Dave Whitworth Deborah Willett Jessica Williams Kealie and Dallas Williams Andrea and Scott Willis Lori and Donald Winningham Amanda Witt Michael Wolke Billy Womack Dana Womack Andy and Cherry Womack Carol Womack Dave Wood Sally and Chris Wrather Jeremy and Angela Wright Ryan Yearack Mike Yerty Paula and Sammy Yokley Ho and Mary Yoon Judy and Randall York Dennis Young Tammy Young Kenneth and Michelle Youngstead Emily Yttri Qimao Zhang Kevin Zhao Yuyang Zhou Jia Zhuang and Hua Zhong Stacey Zindle Nancy and Michael Zoretic
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CORPORATE DONORS FY 2017 AccountSource Adams Family Foundation Andy Stephen Insurance Services Ann Hoke and Associates Ascend Federal Credit Union Asian American Hotel Owners Association Auto-Owners Insurance Barry Homes Best Answering Service Best Biz to Buy Bill Hayes Agency BJJ Corporation Blivens Financial Group Blue Raider Realty Bolton and Company Bonner and Bonner Brentwood Services Administrators Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund Buckeye International Capital Financial Group Carpe Artista Chappell Smith and Associates Charles Koch Foundation Clubside Cleaners CNA Insurance Companies Coca-Cola Bottling Company Comfort Inn Downtown Consolidated Utility District Consumers Insurance Cornerstone Financial Credit Union
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Council for Economic Education Crowe Horwath Cumberland Chapter Risk and Insurance Management Deloitte Foundation Dill Contracting and Properties Enterprise Holdings Erie Indemnity Ernst and Young Foundation Everett Insurance Agency Farmers Mutual of Tennessee Fastenal Company Services First Community Mortgage First National Bank of Pulaski First Tennessee Bank FM Global Foundation Franklin Synergy Bank Good Health Associates Guaranty Trust Company Haynes Brothers Lumber Company HCA Foundation IBM International Foundation Insurance Group of America Insurance House Insurors of Tennessee Jennings and Rebecca Jones Foundation Keystone Insurers Group LPL Financial Invest in Others Matching Gift Program Marathon Petroleum
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation Miller Loughry and Beach Insurance Services Modern Woodmen of America Murfreesboro Electric Department National Health Investors Network for Good Next Generation Penn National Insurance Professional Insurance Agents of Tennessee Richard Hendrick Insurance RSUI Indemnity Company Runyon and Runyon Attorneys at Law Rutherford Cable SIOR Middle and East Tennessee Chapter and the SIOR Foundation State Auto Insurance Companies State Farm Companies Foundation State Farm Insurance Companies Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants The Clouse-Elrod Foundation Titan Web Marketing Solutions Travelers Vaco Nashville WC Dillon Company Wells Fargo Matching Gift Program Willis North America Women in Commercial Real Estate Women in Technology of Tennessee Yohan Abraham Foundation
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