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November 1, 2019

Achievements for November 2019

Achievements for November 2019
Dean Kathy Farrell presents Andee Capell, senior accounting major from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with the Student of the Month certificate.
College of Business students, faculty, staff and departments/units recognized for recent achievements include: Colton Arias, Andee Capell, Jennifer Davidson, Haley Ehrke, Dr. Tammie Fischer, Adam Folsom, Dr. Tim Hodges, Sam Lilly, Jack Lyons, MBA@Nebraska, Kay Maresh J.D., Gunnar Millot, Justin Myers, Dr. Sam Nelson, Jordan Seitz, Max Van Arsdall, Eli Wolfe, Alex Zlatic and the Nebraska Council on Economic Education.

Research + Discovery
  • Kay Maresh J.D., assistant professor of practice in accountancy and executive in residence, contributed to a NPR article titled “What To Look For In President Trump’s Tax Returns – If We Ever See Them.” Along with other tax experts, she discussed whether or not Trump’s tax records would reveal anything regarding his financial history. She notes he has a history of publicizing his generosity despite not being able to produce evidence of it. Read more: https://go.unl.edu/yv9t
Learning + Transformation
  • Colton Arias, freshman business administration major from Lincolncompeted on the History Channel’s “Forged in Fire” and won his episode. In the show, four people from across the country compete in a bladesmithing contest to make the best replicas of historical swords for a $10,000 prize. Arias started bladesmithing when he was 11 and has since made a business out of selling his work. His episode aired October 23: https://go.unl.edu/h3ts.
  • Andee Capell, senior accounting major from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, received the College of Business September Student of the Month Award from Dean Kathy Farrell on October 14. The award, presented by the Nebraska Business Student Advisory Board, recognizes outstanding undergraduate students in the college who contributed to the engagement and community of the college. A member of Beta Alpha Psi and the university’s Honors Program, Capell served as a DREAMBIG Academy mentor and participated in the First Husker Program.
  • Justin Myers, junior economics major from Omaha, Nebraska, and Jack Lyons, junior business administration major from Elkhorn, Nebraska, received awards for academic achievements in the Nebraska at Oxford Program. Myers earned the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence and a scholarship of $1,000 and Lyons earned the Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement and a scholarship of $500. Read more: https://go.unl.edu/3jg9.
  • The Nebraska Council on Economic Education, housed at the College of Business, supported the opening of an elementary school bank in Wayne, Nebraska, as a part of its statewide effort to teach financial literacy to youth. State Nebraska Bank & Trust and Wayne Elementary School joined forces to create the SNB Blue Devil Branch, where, with parental permission, students in kindergarten through sixth grade can open savings accounts at school. The bank emphasizes regular savings, as students can make deposits on Thursdays from 7:30-8:20 a.m. and earn rewards based on frequency of deposits. Read more on the bank: https://go.unl.edu/vbep.
  • Rural Radio Network featured Haley Ehrke, senior agribusiness major from Orleans, Nebraska, and Eli Wolfe, junior agribusiness major from Kearney, Nebraska, in its “Engler Entrepreneurship Journey” series. Ehrke and Wolfe discussed what brought them to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship program. Ehrke currently serves as a mentor to beginning Engler entrepreneurs and Wolfe serves on the Engler executive team. Listen to their interviews here: https://ruralradio.com/?s=engler.
  • The University of Nebraska–Lincoln online MBA program earned top-10 rankings in the annual Poets&Quants online MBA program rankings. Known as MBA@Nebraska, the program ranks No. 9 in the nation and No. 2 in the Big Ten. The rankings decision includes factors of admissions standards, academic experience and career outcomes. For more on the rankings and Poets&Quantshttps://go.unl.edu/i4k7
  • The Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation Challenge crowned two first-place teams at this year’s event. Sam Lilly, freshman business administration major from Omaha, Nebraska; Max Van Arsdall, junior finance major from Lincoln, Nebraska, and Alex Zlatic, freshman actuarial science major from Bloomington, Illinois, comprised one first-place team. The other included Adam Folsom, sophomore business administration major from Omaha, Nebraska; Gunnar Millot, junior management and marketing major from Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and Jordan Seitz, supply chain management from Gregory, Michigan. This year's challenge asked teams to answer the question of “What can you do with Post-It Notes to create the most value possible?”
Connection + Engagement
  • Dr. Tim Hodges, executive director of the Clifton Strengths Institute and associate professor of practice in management, joined Dr. Jim Harter, Gallup chief scientist, in a webinar for Gallup. The two discussed Hartner’s book, “It’s the Manager,” and how the book can positively impact curriculum. Hodges also shared how he uses the book in his classes at Nebraska.
  • The Nebraska Council on Economic Education received the honor of being named State Council of the Year by the Council for Economic Education at the 58th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Los Angeles. Jennifer Davidson, assistant professor of practice in economics and president of the council, also discussed topics of gender in high school personal finance courses and the lasting effects of in-school savings programs at the conference. Dr. Tammie Fischer, assistant professor of practice in economics and director of the Nebraska Center for Economic Education, presented on the professional minds of K-5 teachers related to the teaching of economics and personal finance.  
  • Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor of practice in management and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, received the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NETForce) Outstanding Service Award for 2019 at the Entrepreneurship Best Practices Summit on October 29. To earn the award, individuals or organizations must demonstrate sustained and outstanding leadership and advocacy for entrepreneurship education and/or business development services in Nebraska. The award recognizes Nelson's work to strengthen and grow Nebraska's entrepreneurial ecosystem. 
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.