Morris and McCall Recognized as Bank of America Award Recipients

The Bank of America Awards are given annually by the College of Business Administration at May commencement to one student and one faculty member who have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities. These awards represent two of the top leadership awards in the college.

As part of the university’s historic 21st Century Campaign from 1993 to 1998, NationsBank of Tennessee, N.A. (Bank of America) committed $150,000 to establish the NationsBank Faculty Leadership Award and $100,000 for Student Leadership Award Endowments in Business. 
These awards provide opportunities to formally recognize the leadership abilities of outstanding faculty and students and increase awareness of the importance of developing leadership skills.

In 2001, after the merger of Nations Bank with Bank of America, the awards became the Bank of America Leadership Awards. 
This year’s recipients are:

2010 Bank of America Leadership Faculty Award

Michael (Lane) Morris
Associate Professor of Management

Lane MorrisLane Morris has demonstrated outstanding skills in developing student leaders; leadership in activities outside the classroom pertaining to curriculum innovation and development; leadership in academic and professional organizations; and leadership including within the University of Tennessee, the community, and charitable organizations.

So much of what Morris does within the college is focused on developing the leadership skills of others.  He has distinguished himself as an executive coach in the Leadership Development Programs of all four of the college’s executive-level MBA programs in which he mentors 30 or more students annually; he serves as a core faculty member in two of those programs.  He teaches business foundations in the college’s Global Leadership Scholars undergraduate honors program and recently was appointed its director.  He has served as graduate program director for the college’s Ph.D. program in human resource development (HRD) and has assumed leadership responsibility for all three HRD degree levels offered by the college: undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral.

Morris has an active research agenda that focuses on work-life integration and, more specifically, on the interface of work and family.  He serves on three academic editorial review boards and served as a guest editor for a special publication focusing on work-life integration in individuals, organizations, and communities.

Morris has served in numerous capacities in the Academy of Human Resource Development, including conference program chair and proceedings editor, and recently completed a two-year term as its national president.  He frequently gives invited talks to civic, religious, and corporate organizations.

A Reagan Faculty Scholar this past academic year, Morris is a 1992 doctoral graduate of the University of Tennessee.


2010 Bank of America Undergraduate Leadership Award

Margaret McCall

Margaret McCallMargaret McCall has demonstrated outstanding academic and communications skills; classroom leadership through active participation in projects and presentations, encouragement of fellow students, leadership in team-based projects, and helping provide an environment conducive to effective teaching and learning; and leadership in extracurricular activities.

From Germantown, TN, McCall graduated with a marketing major and international business collateral. A member of the college’s Global Leadership Scholar inaugural undergraduate honors class, she has studied abroad at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, and interned with both Premier Research Group and Alston and Bird in Atlanta, GA.

McCall exemplifies leadership as a College of Business Administration Ambassador, College of Business Administration Peer Mentor, a member of the Global Leadership Scholars advisory board, a Chi Omega community service executive; a Dance Marathon fundraising executive; and a member of the Student Government elections campaign public relations committee.

She has volunteered with Camp Koinonia, which provides therapeutic recreation for public school children, Beaumont Elementary School, The Boys and Girls Club, and Second Harvest Food Bank

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