April 2010

Upcoming Events

May 1-9
Professional MBA Class Trip to Argentina

May 3
Charlotte, NC Alumni Reception Hosted by Martin L. Robinson, ‘82

May 4-11
Exam Period

May 7
Full-Time MBA Advisory Council Meeting

May 11
MBA Alumni Reception

May 11-13
Marketing and Logistics Sales Forecasting Forum

May 12
Mini-Term Begins

May 13
Graduate Hooding Ceremonies

May 14
College of Business Administration Commencement

May 31
Memorial Day Holiday – Offices Closed

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College of Business Administration
Office of the Dean

453 Haslam Business Building
Knoxville, TN 37996- 4140

Phone: 865- 974-5061
Fax: 865- 974-1766
E-mail: CBA@utk.edu
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MBA Students Developing Social Media Strategy
for Martina McBride's New CD

Jan Williams, Martina McBride, Michael Strickland, Matt Myers

Award-winning singer and songwriter Martina McBride, along with her manager and husband, John McBride, and an entourage of interactive marketing experts recently visited the College of Business Administration as guest lecturers.

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Program Notes

UT Alum Earns Prestigious Aerospace Honor

Aerospace award winnersUT Knoxville/College of Business Administration Aerospace & Defense MBA alumnus Tim Gray earned the prestigious AVIATION WEEK Laureate Award for process improvements at Hill Air Force Base. The Laureate Awards, which were given at a ceremony held March 17 in Washington, D.C., honor individuals, groups and organizations that have significantly advanced aerospace commerce and technology in the previous year.

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U.S. Cellular CEO John E. Rooney Visits University of Tennessee MBA Program

Jack RooneyJohn E. “Jack” Rooney, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular, and Myra Kruger, founder of Esler Kruger and co-author of the book “The Pursuit of Something Better,” served as guest lecturers at the University of Tennessee Full-time MBA program on Tuesday, March 30. Their presentation to University of Tennessee MBA students and faculty, local U.S. Cellular leaders and other guests focused on ethics, leadership and business transformation as well as “The Pursuit of Something Better,” which chronicles the success of U.S. Cellular under Rooney’s 10-year term as CEO.

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UT Hosts Student Human Resource Management Conference and Games

SHRM groupThe University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the College of Business Administration hosted the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Southeast Regional Student Conference and the “Jeopardy”-style Human Resources Games in April.The two-day event began on Friday, April 9, in the James A. Haslam II Business Building, with the games beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Students from more than 25 colleges and universities faced off to answer “Jeopardy”-style questions about human resources.

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UT Alums Inducted Into JA Business Hall of Fame

Billy CarrollTim WilliamsTwo UT College of Business Administration alums were inducted into the 2010 Junior Achievement of East Tennessee's Business Hall of Fame on April 8 at the Knoxville Marriott, William "Billy" Carroll Jr., president and CEO of SmartBank, and Tim Williams, co-founder and CEO of 21st Mortgage Corp.


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Faculty Spotlight

Debbie MackeyUT College of Business Administration faculty member Dr. Debbie Mackey has a passion for the university, its athletic teams, and its students, and her contagious energy is clear to all who meet her. Mackey’s enthusiasm is seen not only through the countless combinations of orange apparel she dons on Fridays during the fall football season, but through her work with the Department of Management’s human resource management students.


Alumni Spotlight

Thom LobeUT College of Business Administration alumnus Dr. Thom E. Lobe is the founder and medical director of Beneveda Medical Group in Beverly Hills, California. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in 1971 from George Washington University before attending medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, graduating cum laude in 1975 with special honors in pediatrics. During medical school, Lobe trained with the former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D. and with leading physicians at Harvard and Johns Hopkins Medical Schools.


Student Spotlight

Paula WojtkowskiUT College of Business Administration student Paula Wojtkowski shares a unique perspective with her Executive Master of Business Administration class. In addition to serving in the U.S. Navy for six years, Wojtkowski has over 10 years of professional experience working with Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel in Cherokee, North Carolina. In 1996, Wojtkowski joined the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians as the political appointee executive secretary as part of the office of the principal chief.



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