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Fogelman College of Business & Economics, April 2010

In this Issue...

Dean Grover's Message

Professor Julia Heath Wins University Distinguished Teaching Award

Irvin Tankersley Wins Thomas Briggs Teaching Award

First Annual Fogelman Promise Day

The Fogelman Code of Professionalism

Harry Smith Announced as New FCBE Executive-in-Residence

Eric Brey Recognized by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

FCBE PhD Program Continues to Develop

The University of Memphis and the University of Vlora, Albania, Sign Agreement

Alumni Giving Q&A

News Briefs & Events

Fogelman College Faculty Publications

Fogelman College Faculty Presentations and Recognitions

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News Briefs & Events

David Spiceland

Prof. David Spiceland Captures Textbook Award

Dr. J. David Spiceland, professor of accountancy, received the Crystal Award for FIRST EDITION OF THE YEAR from his publisher McGraw-Hill.  The award is for the textbook – Spiceland, Thomas, and Herrmann, Financial Accounting

The distinction is particularly noteworthy since his other textbook – Spiceland, Sepe, and Tomassini, Intermediate Accounting has twice won the Crystal Award for OUTSTANDING REVISION OF THE YEAR, the only time the same textbook has won the award twice.

K.K. Fung

Free Textbook Generates Student Savings and Charitable Giving

Economics professor Dr. K. K. Fung's students in his ECON 2120-002: 'Introduction to Microeconomics' class last Fall semester collectively saved $6,000 by using his online microeconomics textbook "Livingeconomics". They expressed their gratitude by donating $300 to their top three favorite local charities in his honor. St. Jude, Salvation Army, and Midsouth Food Bank each received a $100 check.

Marketing & Supply Chain Management Department hosts Southeast Marketing Symposium for regional Ph.D. marketing students

The Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management and the Fogelman College of Business & Economics hosted approximately 65 participants at the 4th annual Southeast Marketing Symposium on Friday, February 5th.  The Symposium comprised program coordinators and Ph.D. students from eight business schools from the southeast region (Florida State; Louisiana State; Mississippi State; Alabama; Kentucky; Memphis; Ole Miss; and Tennessee-Knoxville).  The purpose of the Symposium was to facilitate sharing of research interests and activities among the participating Ph.D. students,  as well as to provide networking opportunities for these students upon their graduation.  This year's Symposium was sponsored by the Fogelman College of Business & Economics, the Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, and the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management

The program opened with a reception and dinner upon arrival Thursday night, followed by a day of student research presentations and panel discussions by the Ph.D. coordinators. In addition, Florida State University sponsored a breakfast on the Friday morning honoring Dr. O.C. Ferrell from the University of New Mexico for his consistent and long-running support of doctoral education in marketing.  Dr. Ferrell was a Distinguished Professor of Marketing & Business Ethics at the University of Memphis from 1989 1998.  Dr. Ferrell is a past President of the Academic Council of the American Marketing Association and has been a strong supporter of doctoral education in marketing throughout his career.


College Hosts 'Future Business Leaders of America' Event

The FCBE hosted approximately 600 high school students for competitive events on 2/19/2010. This event was for high school students from Memphis and Shelby County Schools who are majoring in business technology and members of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).  They competed in a wide variety of events that tested them in areas including finance, spreadsheet presentation, accounting, multimedia design, mock job interviews, and public speaking in total, 43 different events. Students who were successful at the UofM will compete on a statewide basis at the FBLA Conference in Chattanooga in May.  Winners at the State level will compete at the National FBLA Conference at the Opryland Hotel in July. The awards ceremony for the event was held at the Holiday Inn Ballroom on Monday, February 22 with approximately 500 high school students and teachers in attendance.  Fogelman College of Business & Economics Dean Grover gave the "Welcome" at the beginning of the event which included presentations and a dinner.  The College has been hosting these competitive events for about 30 years, but it has grown significantly in recent years. The National FLBA web site is:

MBA Degree with Pharmacy Practice Management Concentration

Fogelman College of Business & Economics
The University of Memphis
College of Pharmacy
UT Health Science Center

The Fogelman College of Business & Economics of The University of Memphis, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, announces the offering of an MBA Degree with a Pharmacy Practice Management Concentration.  This 45-credit-hour program is designed for current and future pharmacists who face the challenge of leading and managing large pharmacy operations, such as those in hospitals and community pharmacies, as a business enterprise.  The program can be taken on a part-time or full-time basis, with classes offered in the evenings and online.

Of the 45-credit hours, 30 consist of standard MBA core courses in accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing, taken at The University of Memphis.  Fifteen credit hours are targeted pharmacy practice management courses taken at The University of Memphis or at the UT Health Science Center, depending on the course.  These include required and elective courses chosen from among Healthcare Economics, Seminar in Human Resource Management, Self-Leadership for Executives, Pharmacoeconomics, Health Informatics and E-Health, and Strategies for Health Policy Formulation and Planning.  Included in the 15-credit-hour concentration is a required, 3-credit-hour internship or practicum in which the student will put the material being taught into practice in a pharmacy work environment.

Dr. Rajiv Grover, Dean of the University of Memphis' Fogelman College of Business and Economics, comments, "The joint Pharm-D /MBA program is yet another example of the Customer-Driven philosophy adopted by the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. We will be training and producing students that are demanded by our customers – in this case, organizations with businesses pertaining to operating pharmacies." 

For further information about the MBA Program with a Pharmacy Practice Management concentration, visit and click on "Curriculum" and "Concentrations".

Or, contact:
Dr. Mark Gillenson
Director of MBA Programs
Fogelman College of Business and Economics
University of Memphis
(901) 678-3721


Mark Wlodawski

IMBA Student Chosen for Internship at Shanghai World Expo

Mark Wlodawski, an international MBA student at the University of Memphis, has been selected to participate in the Shanghai World Expo 2010 Student Ambassadors Program. Wlodawski will serve as an intern during the program’s first session April 15-July 31. A student on the International MBA’s China track, he will leave for Shanghai on April 10 to volunteer at the Expo.

The Expo expects to draw more than 70 million visitors during its run, May 1-Oct. 31. More than 200 countries, companies, and organizations will present examples of their scientific discoveries, technological developments, and cultures to visitors to their pavilions.

Wlodawski was one of 180 students selected to represent the United States in China. While at the Expo, he will intern with the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche to gain a greater knowledge of global finance and economics.

In 2007, the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis, under the leadership of Dr. Hsiang-te Kung, helped Wlodawski develop his knowledge of Chinese and economics by creating the B.L.S. program in Asian Studies and International Trade (ASIT). He was among the founders of a Chinese club in 2008 and served as its president until he graduated in May 2009.

In August 2009, Wlodawski enrolled in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics’ International MBA program, where he continues to focus on China.

His parents are Josef Wlodawski of Memphis and the late Marilyn Wlodawski. His brother, Samuel Wlodawski, is a paralegal studies major at the U of M.

“Mark is the first graduate of our Asian Studies and International Trade program,” said Kung. “After he graduated from our ASIT program, he was admitted to the IMBA program. Mark is a graduate assistant in the Confucius Institute, where he helps students and performs administrative functions. We are very happy that our program has made a big difference in his life.”


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