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June 2011

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UT Team Wins IANA Logistics and Supply Chain Management Case Competition

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A team of four University of Tennessee, Knoxville, undergraduate students recently won the Third Annual IANA Logistics & Supply Chain Management Case Competition at the University of North Florida. This was the second time UT Knoxville participated in the competition.

"The competition tested students' ability to apply logistics knowledge and develop innovative and creative logistics solutions," said Terry Esper, co-faculty adviser of the UT Knoxville team and associate professor of logistics.

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UT Supply Chain Forum Attendees Discuss Relevant Supply Chain Issues

Supply Chain Forum logoSupply chain leaders from more than 40 companies converged in Knoxville this spring for the Supply Chain Forum at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to discuss "hot button" issues facing the supply chain industry. The industry consortium hosted a record 146 business executives representing 44 companies across a wide range of retail and manufacturing companies.

Among the attending firms were P&G, Lowe's, PepsiCo, Macy's, Dell, Honeywell, Bayer, Deere, Alcoa, Colgate-Palmolive, Kimberly Clark, Walt Disney, Cracker Barrel, Eastman Chemical, Boeing, Nissan, BNSF Railway, Cintas, Winn-Dixie, OfficeMax, Amway, Bush Brothers, Caterpillar, Mohawk, Avery Dennison, and Boise. 

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Schumann and Pierce Receive the College of Business Administration's Inaugural GLS North Star Award

Dave SchumannFred PierceDavid Schumann, Taylor Professor in Business, and Fred Pierce, director of undergraduate programs, received the inaugural Global Leadership Scholars North Star Award, the highest recognition and honor given by the Global Leadership Scholars honors program (GLS) in the College of Business Administration. Recipients of the North Star award demonstrate extraordinary leadership, commitment, and service to the Global Leadership Scholars program. Schumann and Pierce co-developed the college’s Global Leadership Scholars Honors program and launched it in 2008.

“Dr. Schumann and Mr. Pierce have no idea how much of an impact they have made in each of our lives,” said Jonathan Emkes, Global Leadership Scholar in the May 2011 graduating class.

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Oak Ridge Based Pro2Serve Partners with Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Anderson Center logoPro2Serve, the Oak Ridge, TN, provider of technical and engineering services has gifted $50,000 to the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the UT Knoxville College of Business Administration. The gift will establish the Consortium for Business Excellence in Nonprofits as part of the social entrepreneurship mission of the Anderson Center. Funds will be used to support research, education, and application of good business principles related to improving business practices in non-profit organizations. Pro2Serve’s gift will have a lasting impact on the college according to Dr. Alex Miller, associate dean for strategic initiatives and William B. Stokely Chair in Management.

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CBA Faculty Member Dr. Joe Carcello Honored as UT's QUEST Scholar of the Week

Joe CarcelloJoseph V. Carcello, Ph.D., CPA, CIA, CMA is the Ernst & Young Professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Management at the University of Tennessee.  He also is the cofounder and director of research at the University of Tennessee’s Corporate Governance Center. Carcello received Beta Alpha Psi’s Business Professional of the Year award in 2008. He was named by Business Finance magazine as one of the “most influential” individuals in accounting and finance for 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, being the only academic to be named to this group for four consecutive years. Carcello serves on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group, a group of experts charged with advising the PCAOB on the promulgation of auditing and related professional practice standards. He was named by Business Week as a “prominent faculty” in its 2006 ranking of undergraduate business programs, and has testified before a United States Treasury Department committee on the future of the auditing profession.

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In this Issue:

- UT Team Wins IANA Competition

- Supply Chain Forum Attendees Discuss
    Relevant Supply Chain Issues


- Schumann and Pierce Receive GLS
    North Star Award


- Pro2Serve Partners with Anderson Center
    for Entrepreneurship & Innovation


- Carcello Honored as UT's QUEST
    Scholar of the Week


- Faculty Spotlight

- Alumni Spotlight

- Student Spotlight

- Upcoming Alumni Event



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Faculty Spotlight

Andy PuckettAndy Puckett, assistant professor in the Department of Finance, joined the UT faculty in 2009, joining us from the University of Missouri, where he taught investment to both undergraduate and graduate students. While at the University of Missouri, he was awarded the Raymond and Mary O'Brien teaching award, which is presented annually to one faculty member in the Trulaske College of Business.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Puckett earned his undergraduate degree in finance from Auburn University in 1996. He worked for four years as an investment advisor for both PaineWebber and Prudential Securities before returning to graduate school. He earned his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Georgia in 2004.

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Alumni Spotlight

Parker WhiteNashville, Tennessee, native and College of Business Administration alumnus Parker White has traveled a long way in a short time. Today, White is based in Shanghai, China, as the national sustainability manager at Jones Lang LaSalle, a U.S.-based, NYSE listed (JLL), real estate finance and operations service company. White is working with a core team to launch the company's new Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS) business line across Greater China (Hong Kong, China, Macau, and Taiwan). He also oversees the regional marketing activities of ESS across Asia Pacific.


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Student Spotlight

Suzan MurphyGregg Rader, a junior in economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was recently selected as one of the twelve finalists in Pearson's Insider contest. The Bearden High School (Knoxville, TN) graduate will be attending the exclusive National Economics Insider Symposium (NEIS) this June in Washington, DC.

The Insider contest, which was open to college students enrolled in an economics course this spring semester, asked for solutions on how we can change our economy for the better. The twelve finalists were chosen on April 15th based on the strength, feasibility, and creativity of their ideas and overall clarity of their proposed solution.

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calendar imageUpcoming Alumni Event


Chicago Area Alumni Reception

Hosted by Howard and Wendy Allenberg
Monday, June 20th
For more details, please contact Rich Brown at rbrown62@utk.edu


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