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­Achievements for April 2020

­Achievements for April 2020
Dean Kathy Farrell presents Rachel Olig with the Student of the Month certificate.

College of Business students, faculty and staff recognized for recent achievements include: Josephine Borene, Aria Budden, Business Career Center, Madison Davis, Maryann Erickson, Dr. Kathy Farrell, Dr. Samantha Fairclough, Erica Gesner, Matthew Hall, Sheri Irwin-Gish, Harrison Lloyd, Dr. Andre Maciel, Vincent Malene, Dr. Brandi McManus, Karolin Murad, Makayla O’Harra, Rachel Olig, Jake Piccini, Dr. Jennifer Ryan, Shama Shaik, Adam Stiles, Dr. Eric Thompson, Blaine Wikoff and Ryan Wolff.

Research + Discovery

  • The Journal of Marketing accepted the paper of Dr. Andre Maciel, assistant professor of marketing, titled "Collaborative Market Driving: How Peer Firms Can Develop Markets Through Collective Action," for publication. Maciel co-authored the paper with Dr. Eileen Fischer of York University.
  • Dr. Eric Thompson, Nelson Professor of Economics and director of the Bureau of Business Research, contributed to multiple articles on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Thompson in an article for the Lincoln Journal Star, the cancellation of large events pose a negative impact for the Nebraska economy. “I think larger impacts will come from the general slowing of the economy – for example, if people dine out less or patronize retail stores and entertainment venues less often,” he said. In another Journal Star article, he discussed the current state of unemployment claims in Nebraska. “A sharp increase in first-time unemployment insurance claims was anticipated due to social distancing practices by consumers and businesses,” he said. He noted that first-time claims may remain elevated in the coming weeks as additional job losses occur. In an article for KOLN/KGIN, Thompson spoke on a Lincoln investment firm urging people not to panic over recent large fluctuations in the stock market. He believes the slowdown in the national economy would affect Nebraska, but it likely will not be long-term. “The risk of a slowdown has increased,” he said. “But by no means is it certain it would fall into a recession.” Read the Journal Star article on the impact of large event cancellations: Read the Journal Star article on unemployment claims: Read the KOLN/KGIN story:
  • Matthew Hall, marketing doctoral candidate, earned Honorable Mention at the 2019-20 Society for Consumer Psychology Annual Dissertation Proposal Competition. The competition aims to provide feedback from accomplished scholars to improve the quality of dissertations in the area of consumer psychology. The Society for Consumer Psychology is regarded as the premier society for researchers in consumer psychology.

Learning + Transformation

  • Ryan Wolff, junior actuarial science major from Brookfield, Wisconsin; Josephine Borene, junior actuarial science major from Onalaska, Wisconsin, and Adam Stiles, junior business administration major from Johnston, Iowa, received awards from the Nebraska Alumni Association. Wolff received the Howard and Judy Vann Student Leadership Award for his leadership in the classroom and in student activities, including as a member of the board of directors for the Nebraska Student Alumni Association for three years. Borene earned the Roy and Catherine Yaley Student Leadership award for her significant contribution of time, talent and leadership to the Alumni Association through her service as vice president of alumni relations on the Student Alumni Association Board of Directors and volunteering for Dance Marathon. Stiles received the Shane Osborn Award for his demonstration of courage and integrity in his daily life as a Marine-option midshipman in Nebraska’s Naval ROTC program and as the Joint ROTC Liaison between the ROTC branches and the Nebraska Athletics Department. Read more on the student award winners:
  • International Business announced the selection of nine students to the 2020 International Business Select cohort. The program features students who demonstrate leadership and the desire to make positive global change. Students selected to the cohort-based program experience unique study abroad opportunities along with professional mentorships and business development projects together as a cohort. The 2020 cohort includes: Aria Budden, freshman international business major from Kearney, Nebraska; Madison Davis, sophomore international business major from Omaha, Nebraska; Maryann Erickson, freshman international business major from Prior Lake, Minnesota; Erica Gesner, freshman international business major from Plano, Texas; Harrison Lloyd, freshman account and international business major from Pflugerville, Texas; Karolin Murad, freshman international business major from Sinjar, Iraq; Makayla O’Harra, freshman international business major from Lincoln, Nebraska; Shama Shaik, freshman international business major from Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Blaine Wikoff, freshman international business major from Omaha.

Connection + Engagement

  • Multiple faculty and staff members from the college contributed to the success of the 2020 Women Lead conference. Dr. Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business, joined Dean Richard Moberly of the College of Law in welcoming attendees to the conference. In the afternoon, Dr. Samantha Fairclough, associate director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, and Dr. Brandi McManus, assistant professor of practice in management, lead breakout sessions on lessons learned from entrepreneurship and women in negotiation, respectively. Sheri Irwin-Gish, executive director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations, served as co-planner of the event. A partnership between the College of Business and College of Law, the conference featured women speakers from across the country and across disciplines sharing insights about advancing their professions. Read more on the conference:
  • Rachel Olig, senior marketing major from Omaha, Nebraska, earned the College of Business Student of the Month honor for March. At Nebraska, she volunteered through Delta Sigma Pi for the Big Event, food and clothing drives, blood donation and park cleanups, and was vice president of chapter operations. In the college, she serves as a Clifton Strengths Institute senior lead student strengths coach and Business Learning Community mentor and studied abroad in the CIMBA-Italy program.
  • The University of Nebraska­­–Lincoln honored 10 students with Student Luminary Awards, including College of Business students Vincent Malene, senior actuarial science major from Omaha, and Jake Piccini, senior computer science and management major from Lincoln. The award recognizes exceptional leadership and commitment to improving campus life. Malene received the honor for his multitude of service roles on campus, including Launch Leadership and Cultivate UNL, and throughout Lincoln. Piccini’s work with multiple organizations on campus, including serving as the president of Spectrum and an executive board member of oSTEM warranted the honor. Read more on the student award winners:  
  • Dr. Jennifer Ryan, Ron and Carol Cope Professor of Supply Chain Management and Analytics and chair of supply chain management and analytics, offered insight on the current state of the shortages in grocery stores for KETV and KFOR radio. She discusses how the sudden surge in demand caught retailers off guard. "Those shortages are temporary and people shouldn't panic," Ryan said. "There is plenty of capacity in the US supply chain for food. I'm not worried at all about that. I think it's the medical equipment and medical supplies that's more of a concern.” Read the complete interview here:
  • Culminating efforts led by the Business Career Center, Lockin U and the Global University Central Career Union named the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as a top 50 Professional Collaboration Support - Global University award winner. Lockin U is the largest recruitment platform specializing in supporting students to find employment in China, India, Japan, Malaysia and Korea. The award honors the university's collaboration with Lockin U and the support of students pursuing opportunities abroad.

This column is a monthly feature of the College of Business. Faculty, staff and students can submit achievements to be considered for this column via the News Submission Form at the bottom of webpage. On the form, select Recognize Achievement and fill out the related questions.

Published: April 2, 2020