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Recognitions

Award Winners

RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF COLLEAGUES

The College of Business honors the outstanding achievements and services of its faculty and staff annually. Recipients are formally recognized at an event in April.

Student Nominated Awards (all due December 15)
Faculty Nominated Awards
Student, Faculty and Staff Nominated Awards
College/Distinguished Teaching Award

About the College of Business Distinguished Teaching Award

In the fall semester, business students nominate the faculty member who has made the most positive impact on their educational experience. The Scholarships, Honors, and Awards faculty committee then reviews the nominees’ teaching philosophy and syllabi, and selects the winner. The Distinguished Teaching Award is presented to a tenured or tenure-track professor. This person’s name is forwarded to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Office as the college's selection for the College Distinguished Teaching Award.

About Nebraska's Distinguished Teaching Award

On the Campus level, fifteen faculty members will be given distinguished teaching awards upon the recommendation of the colleges. These faculty members will receive a $1,000 cash award through funds provided by the Nebraska Legislature. The distribution among Colleges is as follows:

Agriculture: 1
Arts and Sciences: 6
Business Administration: 1
Engineering: 2
Education and Human Sciences: 3
Fine and Performing Arts: 1
Journalism and Mass Communications: 1

Eligibility

Nominee must be a tenured of tenure-track professor for a full year. Once a faculty member has received the Distinguished Teaching Award he/she will not be eligible for three years following the award.

Nomination process

After Nomination the following supporting materials are needed:

  • Your current vita
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Syllabi of at least 2 courses taught in the last year
  • Summary of teaching effectiveness from at least two courses, including teaching evaluation data (qualitative and quantitative), course enrollments, average course GPA, Dept. average for that level of course

Please submit these materials in one complete file, MS Word or PDF format.

Timeline

Call for Nominations on November 1
Reminder for Nominations on December 1
Student Nominations due December 15
Supporting Material due January 5
Committee Selection due January 15

Distinguished Teaching Award Winners

Jimmy Downes 2021
Dirk Black 2020
Blake Runnalls 2019
Joel Owens 2018
Troy Smith 2017
Jake Messersmith 2016
Scott Seavey 2015
Scott Friend 2014
Geoffrey Friesen 2013
Subrata Chakrabarty 2012
Aaron Crabtree 2011
John Geppert 2010
William Walstad 2010
Ravi Sohi 2009
Ronald D. Hampton 2008
James R. Schmidt 2008
Amit Saini 2007
Dechun Wang 2006
Scott M. Fuess 2005
Angela Woodland 2004
Ronald D. Hampton 2003
Kathleen A. Farrell 2002
Keng Siau 2001
Fiona Nah 2001
David Rosenbaum 2001
Marc Schneiderjans 2000
John Geppert 2000
David Rosenbaum 2000
Terrence Sebora 1999
Excellence in Teaching Award

About the Excellence in Teaching Award

In the fall semester, business students nominate the faculty member who has made the most positive impact on their educational experience. The Scholarships, Honors, and Awards faculty committee then reviews the nominees’ teaching philosophy and syllabi, and selects the winner. The Excellence in Teaching Award is presented to a professor of practice or a lecturer or adjunct faculty member.

Eligibility

Nominee must be a professor of practice, a lecturer, or adjunct faculty for a full year. Once a faculty member has received the Excellence in Teaching Award he/she will not be eligible for three years following the award.

Nomination process

After Nomination the following supporting materials are needed:

  • Your current vita
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Syllabi of at least 2 courses taught in the last year
  • Summary of teaching effectiveness from at least two courses, including teaching evaluation data (qualitative and quantitative), course enrollments, average course GPA, Dept. average for that level of course

Please submit these materials in one complete file, MS Word or PDF format.

Timeline

Call for Nominations on November 1
Reminder for Nominations on December 1
Student Nominations due December 15
Supporting Material due January 5
Committee Selection due January 15

Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

Shawntell Kroese 2021
Uchechukwu Jarrett 2020
Kathryn Maresh 2019
Sam Nelson 2018
Marijane Hancock 2017
Jina Morris 2016
Laurie Miller 2015
Sue Vagts 2014
Carlos Asarta 2013
Weixing Li 2012
Warren Luckner 2011
Tammie Fischer 2010
Warren Luckner 2009
Carlos Asarta 2008
Warren Luckner 2007
Marijane Hancock 2006
Debra M. Cosgrove 2005
Orn Bodvarsson 2004
Marijane Hancock 2004
Distinguished Research Award

About

The College of Business Executive Committee has decided that the college should offer a research award for post-tenure faculty members (i.e., tenured associate and full professors) in order to encourage their efforts in research. The amount of each award is $2,000. The annual Research Awards will be decided by the Research and Professorship Review Committee (RPRC). Criteria for the award are outlined below. The criteria for the award are outlined below:

Nomination process

  • Faculty members may nominate themselves or be nominated by other faculty members (e.g., the department chair) for the award. The nomination should be in a short letter outlining the reasons the faculty member is deserving of the award (see the criteria listed below), and should enclose a CV.
  • The Associate Dean will automatically nominate faculty members if they have publications appearing in journals on the Summer List of Journals (i.e., the list used for summer funding) during the past calendar year; in this instance, faculty will be invited to provide documentation, including a CV and short letter.

Eligibility Period

  • Faculty members may be nominated each year until winning the award.
  • Once a faculty member has received the research award, he/she will not be eligible for three years following the award.

Criteria for Receiving the Award

The criteria for receiving the awards are the level of research productivity over the last calendar year and the quality of the research produced, as indicated by the following list of suggestive (but not exhaustive) indicators of quality. It is ultimately up to the nominee to provide a convincing case of the quality of her/his research using both subjective and objective criteria:

  • Quality of journals in which articles are published, based on the Summer Research List of journals or journal rankings by the Impact Factors outlined in the Journal Citation Reports (available through the ISI Web of Knowledge in the Nebraska Libraries' electronic databases).
  • Citations to past research, available through the Web of Science in the ISI Web of Knowledge in the Nebraska Libraries' electronic databases, or based on Google Scholar metrics (e.g., the H-factor).
  • Importance of the research questions addressed in the research program (i.e., theoretical, practical, educational, or university importance).
  • Number of research grants obtained.
  • Importance and number of research monographs or high quality books/book chapters.

Deadlines and responsibilities:

12/1: Faculty members upload their CVs for the past calendar year to Digital Measures.

1/15: Associate Dean of Research and Faculty downloads CVs of faculty with publication(s) in journals on the summer list for the past calendar year and invites them to provide additional documentation to the RPRC.

1/30: Documentation should be submitted through Nominate for the Distinguished Research Award for Post-Tenure Faculty in the button above.

3/1: RPRC reports award winners to the Dean’s Office and sends award letters to faculty; awards are made at the annual Award Event in April.

Distinguished Research Award

Jennifer Ryan 2021
Tom Omer 2020
Erkut Sönmez (co-winner) 2019
Julie Wu (co-winner) 2019
Jin Yeub Kim (co-winner) 2018
S. Sajeesh (co-winner) 2018
Biyu Wu 2017
Yijia Lin 2016
Peter Harms 2015
Alok Kumar 2014
Christopher Tuggle 2013
Geoffery Friesen 2012
Seth Giertz 2012
Peter Harms 2011
Yijia Lin 2010
Emre Unlu 2009
Sam Allgood 2008
Sucheta Nadkarni 2007
Fiona Nah 2006
Keng Siau 2005
Kathleen A. Farrell 2004
Ravi Sohi 2004
Emerging Scholar Research Award

About

The College of Business Executive Committee has decided that the college should offer a research award for pre-tenure faculty members (i.e., tenure track assistant professors) in order to encourage their efforts in research. The amount of each award is $2,000. The annual Research Awards will be decided by the Research and Professorship Review Committee (RPRC). Criteria for the award are outlined below.

Nomination process

  • Faculty members may nominate themselves or be nominated by other faculty members (e.g., the department chair) for the award. The nomination should be in a short letter outlining the reasons the faculty member is deserving of the award (see the criteria listed below), and should enclose a CV.
  • The Associate Dean will automatically nominate faculty members if they have publications appearing in journals on the Summer List of Journals (i.e., the list used for summer funding) during the past calendar year; in this instance, faculty will be invited to provide documentation, including a CV and short letter.

Eligibility Period

  • Faculty members may be nominated each year until winning the award.
  • Once a faculty member has received the research award, he/she will not be eligible for three years following the award.

Criteria for Receiving the Award

The criteria for receiving the awards are the level of research productivity over the last calendar year and the quality of the research produced, as indicated by the following list of suggestive (but not exhaustive) indicators of quality. It is ultimately up to the nominee to provide a convincing case of the quality of her/his research using both subjective and objective criteria:

  • Quality of journals in which articles are published, based on the Summer Research List of journals or journal rankings by the Impact Factors outlined in the Journal Citation Reports (available through the ISI Web of Knowledge in the Nebraska Libraries' electronic databases).
  • Citations to past research, available through the Web of Science in the ISI Web of Knowledge in the Nebraska Libraries' electronic databases, or based on Google Scholar metrics (e.g., the H-factor).
  • Importance of the research questions addressed in the research program (i.e., theoretical, practical, educational, or university importance).
  • Number of research grants obtained.
  • Importance and number of research monographs or high quality books/book chapters.

Deadlines and responsibilities:

12/1: Faculty members upload their CVs for the past calendar year to Digital Measures.

1/15: Associate Dean of Research and Faculty downloads CVs of faculty with publication(s) in journals on the summer list for the past calendar year and invites them to provide additional documentation to the RPRC.

1/30: Documentation should be submitted through Nominate for the Distinguished Research Award for Pre-Tenure Faculty in the button above.

3/1: RPRC reports award winners to the Dean’s Office and sends award letters to faculty; awards are made at the annual Award Event in April.

Note: Awards received before 2017 were for the Best Paper Award

Emerging Scholar Research Award

Brian Baugh 2021
Danny Tannenbaum 2020
Andre Maciel 2019
Sunil Singh 2018
Christina Carnes (co-winner) 2017
Troy Smith (co-winner) 2017
Jenna Pieper 2016
Jing Wang 2015
Stanislava Nikolova 2014
Seth Giertz 2013
Scott Seavey 2013
Fiona Nah 2012
Amit Saini 2011
Emre Unlu 2011
Faculty Service Award

About

The annual Faculty Service Award for Outstanding Service is given to recognize the contributions of a faculty member to the accomplishment of the service mission of the college. The award is given to a faculty member who has distinguished himself/herself through service to the University, College, department, community or profession. The award is based upon a record of sustained performance that, in the estimation of the selection committee, has significantly contributed to the College's service mission.

Nomination process

Faculty are invited to nominate their colleagues for this award. A letter of nomination should include the nominees' vita and a persuasive statement as to nominee's achievements in the area of service.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be permanent faculty (tenured, tenure-track or PoP).
  • Once a faculty member has received the award, he/she will not be eligible for three years following the award.

Timeline

  • Call for Nominations on November 1
  • Reminder for Nominations on December 1
  • Nominations due December 15 (Extended to January 30)

Faculty Service Award

Sue Vagts 2021
Rob Simon 2020
Scott Swenseth 2019
Jenna Pieper 2018
David Olson 2017
Scott Fuess 2016
John Geppert 2015
Terrence Sebora 2014
James Brown 2013
Richard DeFusco 2012
Donna Dudney 2011
Distinguished Service Awards

The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to a member of the professional or clerical staff that supports the work of the College. This award recognizes staff who show consistently outstanding job performance; provide service or support above and beyond the call of duty; exemplify or inspire a “teamwork” attitude; make innovative or creative contributions; excel at one or more of the college's Guiding Principles.

Nominees can be nominated by their departments, faculty, or students. The Scholarships, Honors, and Awards Committee makes the final selection based on the record of the nominees.

  • Nominee must be employed permanently, .50 FTE or more in the University.
  • Nominee must have a College of Business appointment.
  • Employee cannot be on corrective probation.
  • The Distinguished Service Award can be received once every 3 years.

Marci Warner receives award.
Marci Warner receives the Distinguished Service Award.
Jeff Burdic 2021
Deb Eisloeffel (co-winner) 2020
Jeffrey Sherrill (co-winner) 2020
Michelle Jacobs (co-winner) 2019
Kathy Mellick (co-winner) 2019
Marci Warner 2018
Kimberly Smith 2017
Nes Comez-Vance 2016
Sheri Irwin-Gish 2015
Erin Burnette 2014
Suzanne Reinke 2014
David Hartline 2013
Michelle Jacobs 2012
Kathy Thornton 2010
Carol Nelson 2010
Carol Danielson 2009
C.J. Bachman 2009
Michelle Jacobs 2008
Shawn Aguirre 2008
Jeff Burdic 2007
Kathy Schoonover 2007
Andrea Johnson 2006
Linda Hietbrink 2005
Michelle Jacobs 2004
David DeFruiter 2003
Cathy Watson 2002
Carol Nelson 2001
D'vee Buss 2000
Michelle Jacobs 1999
D’vee Buss Students First Award

The D’vee Buss Students First Award is presented annually to a staff member who exemplifies a student-centered approach. This award recognizes staff for unique or extraordinary efforts and/or sustained commitment to the philosophy of “students first.” Staff can be nominated by their departments, faculty, peers or students. The Scholarships, Honors, and Awards Committee makes the final selection based on the record of the nominees.

  • Nominee must be employed permanently, .50 FTE or more in the University.
  • Nominee must have a College of Business appointment that supports students.
  • Employee cannot be on corrective probation.
  • The Students First Award can be received once every 3 years.
Rebekah Neary-DeLaPorte 2021
MBA Distance Teaching Award

The MBA Distance Teaching Award was established in 2005. All on-line students are requested to vote for their favorite professor, thus determining the winner.


Geoff Friesen and Elina Ibrayeva receive their MBA Distance Teaching Awards
Geoff Friesen and Elina Ibrayeva receive their MBA Distance Teaching Awards.
Shivam Gupta 2021
Roberto Stein 2020
Emre Unlu 2019
Geoffrey Friesen (co-winner) 2018
Elina Ibrayeva (co-winner) 2018
Emre Unlu 2017
Geoffrey Friesen 2016
Elina Ibrayeva 2015
Emre Unlu 2014
Emre Unlu 2013
Steve Welton 2013
Emre Unlu 2012
Emre Unlu 2011
Marc Schniederjans 2010
Jim Brown 2009
Gordon V. Karels 2009
Gordon V. Karels 2007
Donna Dudney 2006
Hank van den Berg 2006
Gordon V. Karels 2005
Richard DeFusco 2005
Marc Schniederjans 2005
Ph.D. Student Research Award
About

The Ph.D. Student Research Award is presented to the student with the most impressive research record.

Nomination Process
  • The student is normally nominated by the department’s Ph.D. Director, but may be nominated by any faculty member.
  • The nomination should be in a letter outlining the reasons the Ph.D. student is deserving of the award.
  • Students may also be automatically nominated by the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, based on information in their CVs, provided by 12/15 each year to their department’s Lead Staff.
  • The Ph.D. student should provide copies of all supporting material.
Eligibility Period
  • A Ph.D. student may be nominated in any year prior to receiving his/her terminal degree.
  • Once a Ph.D. student has received the research award, he/she will not be eligible again for the award.
Criteria for Receiving the Award

The criteria for receiving the awards are the level of research productivity over the last two calendar years. Students are eligible if:

  • they have a paper(s) in press or published at a refereed journal
  • they submitted a paper(s) to a refereed journal
  • they have a paper(s) accepted for presentation at a national conference.

Awards will be based on the quality of the research produced, as evaluated by the RPRC.

Deadlines and responsibilities:

12/15: Ph.D. students provide their CVs for the past calendar year to their department’s Lead Staff.

1/15: Associate Dean of Research and Faculty selects CVs of Ph.D. students who met the criteria listed above during the past two calendar years and invites them to provide additional documentation to the RPRC, in the form of a short letter explaining their research.

1/30: Documentation should be submitted below.

3/1: RPRC reports award winners to the Dean’s Office and sends award letters to Ph.D. students; awards are made at the annual Award Event in April.

Ph.D. Student Research Award

Andrew Hanna 2021
Reha Karadag 2020
Abigail Nappier Cherup (co-winner) 2019
Bektemir Ysmailov (co-winner) 2019
Matt Hall 2018
Lynn Matthews 2017
Jessica Mikeska 2014
Jeff Johnson 2013
Justine Rapp 2012
DonHee Lee 2011
Sang Heui Lee 2010
Michael Krush 2009
Clinton Lanier 2008
Amber Epp 2007
Tara Wernsing 2006
Risto Moisio 2005
Xin Tan 2004
Seongbae Lim 2003
Susan Jensen 2002
Hwanyong Kim 2001
Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Award is presented to a graduate student who has teaching responsibilities.

Nomination process

After Nomination the following supporting materials are needed:

  • Your current vita
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy (1-page minimum)
  • Letter of support from a faculty member in your department
  • Syllabus from a course you have taught
  • Summary of teaching effectiveness from at least two courses, including teaching evaluation data (qualitative and quantitative), course enrollments, average course GPA, Dept. average for that level of course

Please submit these materials in one complete file, Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Timeline

Call for Nominations on November 1
Reminder for Nominations on December 1
Student Nominations due December 15
Supporting Material due January 5
Committee Selection due January 15

Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Andrew Hanna 2021
Brian Liston-Clark 2020
Abigail Nappier Cherup 2019
Matt Hall 2018
Skylar Rolf 2017
Jennifer Bernard 2016
Pavel Jeutang 2014
Joseph Matthes 2013
Jiri Tresl 2012
Shannon Cummins 2011
Sam Nelson 2010
Julie Pennington 2008
Yi Zhang 2007
Carlos Asarta 2006
Abhirjun Dutta 2005
Brad Cripe 2004
Lynn A. (Susie) Pryor 2003
Peter Sherman 2002
Lee McGinnis 2001
Dean's Coin Award

The Dean's Coin is presented to individuals who have gone above and beyond to help others in the College of Business.

Anyone can nominate a colleague anytime by clicking the link below.


Paula Caldwell receives a Dean's Coin
Paula Caldwell receives a Dean's Coin.


Paula Caldwell receives a Dean's Coin
The College of Business Dean's Coin.
Deborah Eisloeffel 2021
Jasie Beam 2021
Jayme Hahn 2021
Kimberly Smith 2021
Stephanie Smith 2021
Garrett Stolz 2021
Amber Messersmith 2021
Samantha Gates 2021
Stephanie Herridge 2021
Laura McLeod 2021
Alicia Beltran-Orozco 2021
Roger Simonsen 2020
Chad Mardesen 2020
Janessa Hagemann 2020
Theresa Luensmann 2020
Matthew Ellis 2020
Szymmy Day 2020
Trace Larson 2020
Kasey Linde 2020
Lance Schendt 2020
Amanda Colborn 2020
Davis Podany 2020
Dayna Larreau 2020
Lori Sorto 2020
Katie Sewell 2020
Amy Lester 2020
Amanda Colborn 2020
Laura Niles 2020
Ulysses Johnson III 2020
Lance Schendt 2020
Emily Bergen 2020
Garrett Stolz 2020
Kim Smith 2020
Stephanie Smith 2020
Sam Allgood 2020
Jeff Burdic 2020
D’vee Buss 2020
Megan Christensen 2020
Marijane England 2020
Steven Hegemann 2020
Elina Ibrayeva 2020
Nam Hoang Le 2020
Ashley Light 2020
Kay Maresh 2020
Samuel Melessa 2020
Shanna Meyer 2020
Laurie Miller 2020
Rob Simon 2020
Troy Smith 2020
Jill Trucke 2020
Sue Vagts 2020
Bridget Nelson 2019
Taylor Lofdahl 2019
Beth Strogoff 2019
Krista Hoover 2019
Connor Castleman 2019
Liz Uebele 2019
Adri Mcking 2019
Rachel Larson 2019
Paula Caldwell 2019
Laura Niles 2018
Lisa Thompson 2018
Natasha Crawford 2018
Amanda Colborn 2018
Ashley Wegener 2018
D'vee Buss 2018
Janessa Hageman 2018
Lance Schendt 2018
Mark Barrera 2018
Michelle Jacobs 2018
Rachel Wesley 2018
Sam Kennelly 2018
Sam Allgood 2018
Christopher Mann 2018
Laurie Miller 2018
Junpyo Park 2018
Yijia Lin 2018
Shane Moser 2018
Roberto Stein 2018
Shawn Strother 2018
Chad Mardesen 2018
Laura McLeod 2018
Jennifer Ryan 2018
Roger Simonsen 2017
Samantha Kennelly 2017
Tamera Ward 2017
Tyrell Ross 2017
Natasha Crawford 2017
Davis Podany 2017
Alicia Steggs 2016
Laura Niles 2016
Patti Schomaker 2016
Davis Podany 2016
Tyrell Ross 2015
Davis Podany 2015
Roxanne Stowers 2015
Margo Young 2015
Dayna Larreau 2015
Katie Sewell 2015
Sara Weixelman 2015
Janessa Hageman 2015
James Fairchild 2015
Wendy Hunt 2015
Shelley Harrold 2015
Nes Comez-Vance 2015
Jill Havlat 2015
Kathy Mellick 2015
Kimberly Smith 2015
Deborah Eisloeffel 2015
Krista Hoover 2015
Sara Weixelman 2015
James Gentry 2015
Rob Simon 2015
Varkey Titus Jr. 2015
Jerry Sellentin 2015
Samuel Nelson 2015
Marijane Hancock 2015
Sue Vagts 2015
Gerry Finnegan 2015
William B. Walstad 2015
James Schmidt 2015
Scott Seavey 2015
Erin Burnette 2015
Jennifer Davidson 2015
Laurie Miller 2015
Amanda Colborn 2014
Jeremy Caldwell 2014
Patti Schomaker 2014
Michelle Jacobs 2014
Patty Schomaker 2014
Matt Dussault 2014
James Fairchild 2014
Kimberly Smith 2014
Mark Davis 2014
Jeannine Berge 2014
John Anderson 2014
Donna Dudney 2014
Glenn Williams 2014
Sam Nelson 2014
Jerry Sellentin 2014
Varkey Titus 2014
Les Carlson 2014
Amit Saini 2014
Deb Cosgrove 2014
Gretchen Mills 2013
Mary Fischer 2013
Ann Chalupa 2013
Michelle Jacobs 2013
Sheri Irwin-Gish 2013
Steven Craig 2013
Debra Cosgrove 2013
Gordon Quitmeyer 2013
Jean Riley-Schultz 2013
Trevor Shonhiwa 2013
Carlos Asarta 2013
Laurie Miller 2013
Sam Nelson 2013
Rose Graves 2013
Michelle Jacobs 2013
Mark Davis 2012
David Hartline 2012
Kathi Ellis 2012
Nancy Kenny 2012
Charlotte Frank 2012
Carol Nelson 2012
Roger Simonsen 2012
Michelle Jacobs 2012

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Positive Post

We’ve learned that building a culture of recognition needs to be intentional and authentic. Being recognized for the good work we do makes us more productive and positive, and increases our engagement in the community. When you walk around the College, you’ll see collections of Positive Post cards proudly displayed on peoples’ walls, shelves or cork boards. These pre-printed and branded postcards help students, faculty and staff celebrate their colleagues who make a difference. Join in and take the opportunity to recognize someone who has helped you, shown leadership, done something noteworthy, or used their strengths in a powerful way.

Additional post cards are available in your department in the Dean’s Office, and at the CoB first-floor Welcome Desk.

Positive Post cards make the day.
Positive Post cards make the day!