Local Businesspeople Honored at FCBE Alumni Lunch
For release: November 4, 2010
The Continued development of the FCBE was clearly noted at the College’s annual Alumni
Lunch on November 3 at the Holiday Inn on Campus. Over 450 people attended the lunch
in which four individuals were honored for their outstanding service to, friendship
of, and impact on, the College and the community. Dean Rajiv Grover, highlighting
the range of new programs that have been developed to enhance student development
outside the classroom, noted that FCBE admission standards are increasing, along with
the overall numbers of students. "We're attracting a more diverse pool of applicants than ever before and becoming
more competitive in every area," Grover said. "The value of our brand is increasing,
and our graduates are being recruited by some of the top companies in the world."
These thoughts were reflected by University President Shirley Raines who enthused:
"So many of our graduates and supporters work tirelessly to promote this city and
make it a better place to live and work and raise families…. We are indebted to and
proud of them. They are the heart of Memphis."
Fogelman College of Business and Economics 2010 Honorees
Alumnus of the Year: George Johnson, president of BJB Administrative Services.
Young Alumnus: Andrew Bailey, marketing specialist adviser at FedEx.
Entrepreneur of the Year: J. Austin Baker III, president of EServ and co-founder of MILE.
Distinguished Friend of the College: Harry Smith, chairman and CEO of Schilling Enterprises.
For a story on the Alumni Lunch that appeared in the Commercial Appeal, please click here.