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July 2014 Issue
Dr. Rajiv Grover

Dean Grover's Message
We’ve listened. We’ve heard you. And, we’ve taken your advice! A few years ago we launched this Fogelman Flash e-newsletter. Since that time, we’ve sent two email blasts each semester with a brief recap of what happened throughout the year. After much appreciated feedback, it appeared that this platform was well received. However, we got one piece of advice over and over – to make the Flash timelier, more frequent, and more hard-hitting. Well, we’ve listened to you and adapted our message structure.

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Michael Cook of SouthernSun Asset Management

Michael Cook Inducted as the FCBE’s 13th Investor in Excellence
On Wednesday, July 9th, Michael Cook, founder and CEO of SouthernSun Asset Management firm, was inducted as Fogelman College’s 13th Investor in Excellence. The ceremony was held at the College in the first floor lobby. Nearly 50 people were in attendance to celebrate this recognition, including U of M President, Dr. David Rudd and three of 2013’s inducted Investors in Excellence – Bill Watkins, co-founder of Watkins Uiberall, Larry Papasan, former President of MLGW and Smith & Nephew, and Laurie Tucker, former SVP of FedEx Services and co-founder/CSO of Calade Partners. Many other major Memphis business moguls including Charlie McVean, Chairman and CEO of McVean Trading & Investments LLC, Rudi Scheidt, former Chairman of Hohenberg Brothers Co., and Mike Cross, Senior Analyst and Principle of SouthernSun, were also present.

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Dr. Lloyd Brooks

Major Faculty Changes and Promotions Announced at Fogelman
We are excited to announce several major faculty changes and promotions. Dr. Lloyd Brooks, has been named Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs. Dr. Brooks previously served as the Chair of the MIS Department. He is also holds the Jennifer and Michael Cook Professorship of Exemplary Leadership. Dr. Brooks’ leadership was essential to the recent renewal of the College’s prestigious AACSB accreditation.

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U.S. News Ranks Fogelman College in Top 25 for Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans
For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Fogelman College of Business and Economics (FCBE) at the University of Memphis in its Top 25 in online graduate business programs for veterans.

Fogelman College is ranked 24th for online graduate business programs. Other universities on the list include Arizona State, James Madison, Washington State, Nebraska and Alabama.

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FCBE Students

Fogelman MBA Students Declared Tournament Champions
A team of Fogelman MBA students traveled to Charlotte, NC in April to participate in the Next Play Venture Tournament. The Next Play is a national competition hosted by Davidson College for student-led business plans with a focus on making the sports industry more sustainable. Ten university teams from across the country participated in the competition. Some of the participating universities included Duke University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of North Caroline-Chapel Hill, University of Texas-Austin, Purdue University, Arizona State University, and more.

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Dr. Robin Poston

FCBE’s MIS Program Honored as one of the Top 50 Programs in the U.S.
The Fogelman College’s MIS Department was recently ranked as one of the 50 best MIS programs in the nation by the Association of Information Systems (AIS). FCBE’s MIS department captured the 46th spot on this prestigious list. These ranking are only released every four years.

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Dr. Thomas McInish

Dr. McInish’s Paper Set For Publication in the Journal of Financial Economics
Dr. Thomas McInish, professor of the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate and the holder of the Chair of Excellence, is set to have his paper, “Trading Rules, Competition for Order Flow and Market Fragmentation,” published in the Journal of Financial Economics, which is among the top journals of its discipline.

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Fogelman Flash Home

Dean Grover's Message

Michael Cook Inducted as the FCBE’s 13th Investor in Excellence

Major Faculty Changes and Promotions Announced at Fogelman

U.S. News Ranks Fogelman College in Top 25 for Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans

Fogelman MBA Students Declared Tournament Champions

FCBE’s MIS Program Honored as one of the Top 50 Programs in the U.S.

Dr. McInish’s Paper Set For Publication in the Journal of Financial Economics

 

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