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January 17, 2020

Achievements for January 2020

Achievements for January 2020
Members of the Nebraska Supply Chain Club attended the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association’s 43rd annual Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee, where they learned about the construction tools industry and supply chain opportunities available.

College of Business students, faculty, staff and departments/units recognized for recent achievements include: Mahaa Albusharif, Dr. Ozgur Araz, Ryan Blum, Ethan Carlson, Jennifer Davidson, Dillon Dugan, Harley Edic, Carolyn Fraher, Luke Gomez, Erik Goodwin, Katelyn Hill, Dr. Tom Kubick, Katie Lamb, Brendon Lofgren, Coy Ludwig, MBA@Nebraska, Miranda McWatters, John Nguyen, Selena Nguyen, Connor O'Meara, Dr. Thomas Omer, Wyatt Packard, Guilber Sorto, Peyton Walker, Chenlu Wang, Abyn Yacob and the Communications, Marketing and External Relations office. 

Research + Discovery

  • The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) invited Dr. Ozgur Araz, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow and associate professor of supply chain management and analytics, to contribute to the journal with an editorial article. Araz serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for AJPH, one of the most prestigious journals in health care and medicine. He commented on an article that presented the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of community supported agriculture based interventions for low income U.S. adults with chronic diseases. In the article titled “Community-Supported Agriculture: Systems Thinking in Action,” Araz called for systems thinking highlighting the value of simulation-based analytical methods in identifying sustainable policies. Read the article: https://go.unl.edu/58jp.
  • Dr. Thomas Omer, professor and Delmar Lienemann Senior Chair of accounting, and Dr. Tom Kubick, associate professor of accounting, published a new study with Dr. Zac Wiebe, assistant professor of accounting at the University of Arkansas, comparing 233 companies that voluntarily adopted clawback policies with similar firms that were non-adopters. The study concluded adopting clawbacks – policies to recover incentive compensation awarded to executives on the basis of erroneous company financial statements – had the unanticipated effect of prompting managers to drive down their companies’ effective tax rates. Read more on the study in an article published by CFO: https://go.unl.edu/zmdu.  

Learning + Transformation

  • Senior Supply Chain Management majors Ryan Blum, from Ames, Iowa; Dillon Dugan, from Elkhorn, Nebraska; Carolyn Fraher, from Oakland, Nebraska; Coy Ludwig, from Mukwonago, Wisconsin; Miranda McWatters, from Rockford, Michigan; Connor O'Meara, from Northville, Michigan; Guilber Sorto, from Grand Island, Nebraska, and Abyn Yacob, from Wheaton, Illinois, of the Nebraska Supply Chain Club attended the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association’s 43rd annual Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee. The students learned about the construction tools industry and supply chain opportunities available. Attendees partnered with a mentor and had the chance to interview for numerous job and internship openings. 
  • Four College of Business students received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad between December 2019 and October 2020. Mahaa Albusharif, junior international business, biochemistry, and global studies major from Lincoln, Nebraska; Harley Edic, sophomore accounting major from Lincoln; John Nguyen, junior marketing major from Lincoln; and Selena Nguyen, sophomore marketing intern from Lincoln, represent the college in a group of 17 students selected at Nebraska for the scholarship. Albusharif travels to South Korea this spring and John Nguyen goes to France this summer. Edic and Selena Nguyen plan to use their scholarships during the upcoming fall semester in Spain and the United Kingdom, respectively. For the complete list of scholarship winners, visit: https://go.unl.edu/jswp.
  • Brendon Lofgren, finance graduate from Omaha, Nebraska; Wyatt Packard, management graduate from Lincoln, and Chenlu Wang, economics graduate from Hangzhou, China, merited the distinction of Chancellor’s Scholars for maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average on all collegiate work. The three received recognition for their accomplishment during the fall undergraduate commencement ceremony. More on the fall Chancellor’s Scholars: https://go.unl.edu/jj06.
  • The MBA@Nebraska program jumped four spots to No. 22 overall in the latest U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online MBA rankings. The program also ranks No. 18 among public institutions and No. 16 for veterans. More on the latest rankings: https://go.unl.edu/i8j3.

Connection + Engagement

  • Jennifer Davidson, assistant professor of practice in economics and president of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, visited 1011Now to give practical advice on avoiding overspending during the holidays. She encouraged viewers not to make the holidays about the presents and start a new way of celebrating. Watch the complete interview: https://go.unl.edu/rajk.
  • The college’s Communications, Marketing and External Relations office received three awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VI recognizing excellence in their work for the College of Business. They earned the Gold Award in Diversity Programs for their marketing of the DREAMBIG Academy, the Gold Award in Best Uses of Social Media for the #BizLeadHER campaign and the Bronze Award in Publishing Improvement for the School of Accountancy Ledger magazine.
  • The New Student Enrollment Office announced its cohort of 2020 Orientation Leaders, which includes six College of Business students. Ethan Carlson, sophomore economics major from Norfolk, Nebraska; Luke Gomez, sophomore economics major from Topeka, Kansas; Erik Goodwin, junior marketing and pre-health major from Weatherby Lake, Missouri; Katelyn Hill, sophomore actuarial science major from Grand Island; Katie Lamb, sophomore management and marketing major from Grafton, Wisconsin; and Peyton Walker, junior supply chain management major from Fort Collins, Colorado, will participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of summer enrollment, transfer orientation, Big Ten Welcome, Husker Dialogues and other activities during the year. Their responsibilities include developing an expertise on the academic programs of the college and assisting with class registration of new students during enrollment programs. 

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 https://business.unl.edu webpage. On the form, select Recognize Achievement and fill out the related questions.