WINTER 2013 STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Gina Bui (Business Admin/International Business/ Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt ’13) received the award letter from Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation and has been awarded the Alfred Moroni/Epsilon Psi Scholarship for 2012.

On October 25, CBU students Artur Bascompte, Alex Barmel, Albert Furnells, Jaime Garcia, Eduardo Iglesias, Alex Shipp, and Ivan de Souza participated in a round table discussion on international economics and environmental issues at the annual convention of the Missouri Valley Economic Association in Memphis. Patricia Papachristou chaired the round table discussion.

Catherine DelBove (Accounting ’13) was listed as one of the few “Exemplary Scholarship Award Recipients” in the September/October 2012 edition of the Tennessee CPA Journal for being awarded the 2012 Paul L. Royston Scholarship Award. The publication explains this honor: “This scholarship recognizes the top accounting student in the state of Tennessee” (28).

Lady Buc libero Corinne Doder (Business Administration ’13) earned the Gulf South Conference Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week award for the period ending October 2. Doder led the Lady Bucs to a 2-1 week, averaging six digs per set. She also etched her name into the CBU record books, tying the single-match school record with 38 digs in a five-set loss to Shorter. Doder also moved into first place in school history in career digs in the match against Shorter. She capped the week with a 23-dig effort as the Lady Bucs defeated West Georgia in five sets.

Melissa Duong (Marketing ’13) hosted Mr. CBU for Zeta Tau Alpha.

Goalkeeper Jaime Garcia (Business Administration ’15) earned a spot on the All-GSC Second Team for the second consecutive year after going 10-7-1 with 1.29 goals against average and 45 saves this season.

Defender Sean Rutter (Business Administration ’15) also repeated on the Second Team after scoring two goals and four points as he started all 17 games this season.

Soccer midfielder Yannick Skull (Business Administration ’13) represents the Bucs on the All-GSC First Team for the third straight year after scoring three goals and six points as he started all 17 games.

Ivan de Souza (Accounting ’14) was selected for a Minority Scholarship for 2012 – 2013 by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). As stated on the AICPA website: “The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. For over four decades, this program has provided over $14.6 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting scholars.”

The CBU Buccaneers won their second consecutive Gulf South Conference Soccer Championship on November 4 with a resounding 5-1 win over Delta State at Brosnaham Park in Pensacola, FL. Forward Adamandios Toras (Accounting ’14) earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

WINTER 2013 FACULTY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Dr. Dan Brandon (MIS/Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics) attended annual Bank Tech Summit Conference in October at the Memphis Hilton which concerns IT and Cyber Security in the banking industry.

Christina Brown’s (Staff, School of Business) submissions, Magic of the Season and Shining Brightly, were selected by the Phoenix Club for their 2012 Holiday Card Drive, the organization’s largest yearly fundraiser, with all sale proceeds being donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis.

Dr. Robert Brittingham (Management/Economics), along with Justin Joy (Chairman of the Republican Party of Shelby County), represented the Republicans at CBU’s Presidential Debate on October 23.

Dr. Linda F. Christensen (Accounting) joined the School of Business this fall and is teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Dr. Jack Hargett (Dean) participated in the 24th annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament held on October 29 at TPC Southwind. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the CBU Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Fund.

morgret2Andrew Morgret (Accounting) was a Eucharistic Lector at the International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education held at the University of Dayton in June.  The theme of the conference was “Renewing Mission and Identity in Catholic Business Education.”  He is pictured with Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice, who was the key note speaker at the Conference. Morgret also assisted with the Overton Park Junior Golf Tournament by being a Hole Monitor.

Patricia Papachristou (Economics) chaired a round table discussion at annual convention of the Missouri Valley Economic Association in Memphis on October 25.

Dr. Bevalee Vitali (Management) recently published a book review of Behavioral Business Ethics: Shaping An Emerging Field with Choice Reviews. Vitali also developed and delivered a four-week program called “Finding Your Fit” at Hope Presbyterian Church.  She also created and delivered a two-part series on choosing a major and career to high school seniors in the Memphis Challenge program.