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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.

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