Marquette Business Year in Review – 2013
As Marquette Business prepares for 2014, it’s a proper time to pause and reflect on the year behind us. 2013 was exciting and transformative; it was a year of celebrating successes, welcoming new ideas and even saying goodbye to old friends.
Marquette Business students once again fared well in various case competitions. In December, a team of accounting students bested six other schools in the Deloitte Audit Case Competition, and in spring, a team of MBA students won the ACG Cup for the third time in five years.
A number of Marquette Business students took top honors at the university’s Social Innovation Design Challenge, including senior Julius Lewiel, who took home the first place prize.
Phillip M. Laper, a graduate student in applied economics, was awarded the Norman N. Gill Civic Engagement Fellowship, a prestigious award of the Public Policy Forum.
Three Marquette Business alumni this year were elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees. Investment management veteran Scott Roberts was recently named to the board. Patrick S. Lawton, managing director of fixed income capital markets at Robert W. Baird & Co., and Scott H. Schroeder, founding partner at Balyasny Asset Management, both were elected as trustees in spring.
Alumnus and fellow trustee John Ferraro was named to lead the search committee for the university’s 24th president.
Jim Sartori, CEO of Sartori Foods, was a finalist for Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year award, and Dan Fuss, vice chairman of Loomis, Sayles and Co., was honored with a lifetime achievement award.
This year, Marquette Business faculty received awards and were named to professional boards. Here are just a few of the honors from 2013:
- Dr. Craig Andrews, professor and Charles H. Kellstadt Chair of Marketing, received the university’s Way Klingler Sabbatical Award and won the prestigious Thomas C. Kinnear/Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Award for the second time in as many years for his study on nutrition claims in advertising.
- Dr. Alex Stewart, professor and Coleman Chair in Entrepreneurship, was honored with a best article award for a study on professionalization in family firms.
- Dr. Monica Adya, associate professor of management, was honored by the Decision Sciences Institute as “2013 Outstanding Associate Editor.”
- Dr. Marko Bastl, assistant professor of supply chain management, was honored with a Best Paper Award for his study on sustainability assessment of food chain logistics.
- Dr. Mike Akers, Charles T. Horngren Professor and chair of accounting, was elected to the board of directors for the Federation of Schools of Accountancy.
- Dr. Gene Laczniak, Sanders Professor Emeritus of Marketing, was elected president of the international Macromarketing Society.