Dean's Update May 2011

John Ferraro

Celebrating 100 years of business at Marquette

The Marquette College of Business Administration on Saturday, May 14, celebrated 100 years of Jesuit business education in Milwaukee at a Centennial Celebration. The college was one of the first 15 colleges of business in the United States and the first Catholic business school to be accredited by the AACSB. The event welcomed approximately 300 alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college and university.

Marquette Business Centennial Celebration online:

  • College news
  • Faculty in the news
  • Research Spotlight
  • Featured alumni

Finance student defies the odds

A week before his senior year, Marquette finance and marketing student Adam Rilott broke his neck in a car accident and was deemed a quadriplegic. On May 22, 2011, he walked across the stage at graduation.

Faculty honored for excellence in research, teaching

The college recently honored two faculty members for excellence in research and teaching. Craig Andrews, Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing, was named Researcher of the Year, and Cindy Gruber, instructor of accounting, was named Teacher of the Year.

William Hunter, associate professor of finance, discussed whether Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle's flawed revenue projections were to blame for the current state budget deficit.

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, said he expects gas prices to hit $5 per gallon but that it shouldn't have a profound impact on the economy.

Tim Keaveny, professor of management, talked about whether an uptick in CEO bonuses is indicative of an economic turnaround.

The ups and downs of corporate litigation

Dr. Matteo Arena calls corporate litigation an "external form of discipline," a mechanism that keeps C-suite executives and governing boards honest. He also says it can often be an inefficient form of discipline.

Six honored at Alumni National Awards weekend

The College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management honored six individuals at its annual awards ceremony April 29. The top honor, the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award, went to 1981 graduate Mike Van Handel, CFO of ManpowerGroup.