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Beverly H and William P O'Hara Endowed Chair in Business

Lillian Mills Appointed to the Beverly H. and William P. O'Hara Endowed Chair in Business

We are pleased to announce Department Chair Lillian Mills has been appointed to the Beverly H. and William P. O'Hara Endowed Chair in Business, effective September 2014. Dr. Mills has worked tirelessly for the Department of Accounting during her tenure as Department Chair and we appreciate it!

John McInnisJohn McInnis Appointed to the George H. Newlove Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Accounting

Please join us in congratulating Professor John McInnis, who is appointed to the George H. Newlove Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Accounting #2, effective September 1, 2014!

PhD Student Prasart Jongjaroenkamol Accepted as a Bruton Fellow

PhD student Prasart Jongjaroenkamol was selected to receive a fellowship supported by the David Bruton, Jr. Endowment Fund. The Bruton Student Endowment Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in September 1991.

Gretchen Charrier Awarded McCombs Teaching Award

Congratulations to Gretchen Charrier for being selected by the Faculty Teaching Awards Committee to receive the 2013-14 Hank & Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching in Undergraduate Classes!

This award was designed to honor faculty members holding the rank of Assistant Professor or higher who teach large undergraduate classes; who have demonstrated effective and innovative teaching through use of multi-media or special materials; and who motivate and inspire students.

Ross Jennings Awarded 2013-14 Joe D. Beasley Award

Ross JenningsProfessor Ross Jennings was selected by the Faculty Teaching Awards Committee to receive the 2013-14 Joe D. Beasley Award.

The Joe D. Beasley Award was created to recognize teaching excellence in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Program. A Faculty Selection Committee appointed by the Dean makes the final selection from the faculty of the Graduate School of Business who have taught or are teaching MBA core courses.

Michael Clement Paper Selected for Special Recognition

"Inside the "Black Box" of Sell-Side Financial Analysts," by Michael Clement, Lawrence D. Brown, Andrew Call, and Nathan Sharp was selected as a finalist in the competition for the inaugural FARS Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award. Although another paper was selected as the winner, the selection committee, which includes Brian Bushee, Shuping Chen, Darren Roulstone, and Cathy Schrand, was impressed by the high quality of his paper and decided that the paper merited special recognition as a finalist in the competition.

Eric Hirst, Ross Jennings, Lisa Koonce and Michael Williamson won 2014 MBA Applause Awards. Each year the MBA student body cast their votes individually to recognize exceptional professors at McCombs.

Judson Caskey and Dain Donelson have both been promoted to Associate professors effective September 1, 2014.

Congratulations to Brian Lendecky and family on the arrival of baby girl Brooklynn Lendecky!

Congratulations to Yong Yu and family on the arrival of their son, Landon Yu!