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Schools of Business Awards

The Cowan Faculty Research Prize

Ron ThompsonThis award was established in 2001 by Thomas V.E. Cowan, Jr., (’72) a member of the Babcock Graduate School of Management Board of Visitors.  It is presented to a member of the Schools of Business faculty representing the highest standards of academic research.

For additional information about Mr. Cowan and the establishment of the Cowan Faculty Research Prize, please visit the Cowan Prize informational page.

Current Recipients: Charles Iacovou, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Management, and Ron Thompson, Associate Professor of Management (pictured)

Past Recipients

The Educator of the Year Award

Charu RahejaThis award is given to an outstanding faculty member in each of the Schools of Business graduate programs.  The winners are selected by current and graduating students.

Current Recipient: Full-time MBA Program: Jon Pinder, Associate Professor of Management

Past Recipients: Full-time MBA Program

Current Recipient: Winston-Salem Evening MBA Program: Derrick Boone, Associate Professor of Marketing, and Ram Baliga, John B. McKinnon Professor of Management

Past Recipients: Winston-Salem Evening MBA Program

Current Recipient: Charlotte MBA Evening Program: Chet Miller and John Silvia

Past Recipients: Charlotte MBA Evening Program

Current Recipients: Charlotte MBA Saturday Program: Charu Raheja (pictured), Assistant Professor of Finance, and John Silvia

Past Recipients: Charlotte MBA Saturday Program

Current Recipients: Executive MBA Program: Ram Baliga, John B. McKinnon Professor of Management

Past Recipients: Executive MBA Program

Current Recipients: MA in Management Program: Kenny Herbst, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Past Recipients: MA in Management Program

Umit AkincThe Faculty Scholarship Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize a member of the Schools of Business faculty who exhibited excellence in his or her scholarly endeavors over the previous year.  The winner is chosen by a committee of previous winners and the dean or an associate dean.

Current Recipient: Umit Akinc, Thomas H. Davis Professor of Business (pictured)

Past Recipients

Allison EvansThe Graduate Class Teaching Award

This award recognizes a member of the Schools of Business faculty who contributes vitally and fundamentally to the education of students in the Master of Science in Accountancy program.  Graduating MSA students select the winner through secret ballot.

Current Recipient: Allison Evans, Reznick Group Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor (pictured)

Past Recipients

Page WestThe Horace Kelly Alumni Teaching Award

Chosen by alumni of the Schools of Business, this award recognizes a member of the faculty who contributes vitally and fundamentally to the education of business students.

Current Recipient: Page West, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Past Recipients

The Kienzle Teaching Award

Steve Reinemund, Charles IacovouThis award was established by Charles (’74, MBA ’80) and Carolyn Kienzle to recognize a Schools of Business faculty member who teaches primarily graduate courses representing the highest standards of teaching excellence.  The annual winner is selected by polling graduate Business Schools alumni two years after graduation.

Current Recipient: Charles Iacovou, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Marketing (pictured), and Gary Shoesmith, Professor of Economics

Past Recipients

Bren VarnerThe Senior Class Teaching Award

This award recognizes a member of the Schools of Business faculty who contributes vitally and fundamentally to the education of undergraduate business students.  The winner is selected by a vote of all graduating students across the undergraduate degree programs of the Schools of Business.

Current Recipient: Bren Varner (pictured)

Past Recipients

The T.B. Rose Fellowship in Business

Lee KnightThe purpose of this award is to recognize a notable innovation or initiative related to the instruction of students in the Schools of Business.  The winner is selected by a committee of previous winners and the dean or associate dean.  The award is funded by alumnus David Cameron Rose.

Current Recipients: Lee Knight, Hylton Professor of Accountancy (pictured)

Past Recipients

Yvonne HinsonThe Service MVP Award

This award recognizes outstanding service to the Schools of Business and is reserved for those who go above and beyond administrative duties.  The honor is chosen by a ballot of the Schools of Business faculty.

Current Recipient: Yvonne Hinson, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor (pictured)

Past Recipients

The Spirit Award

Steve Reinemund, Charles IacovouThe Spirit Award recognizes a faculty member who displays good citizenship and positive attitude and inspires other faculty members to strive for high achievement.  This honor is chosen by a ballot of the Schools of Business faculty.

Current Recipient: Charles Iacovou, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Management (pictured)

Past Recipients