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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has named Jasmijn C. Bol, associate professor of accounting at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business, recipient of this year’s Best Early Career Researcher Award.
Jasmijn C. Bol, associate professor of accounting, is the recipient of this year’s Best Early Career Researcher Award from the American Institute of CPAs.
The award, which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA) in National Harbor, Md., is given to the researcher with the best overall body of research in management accounting. Eligible research must have been completed within the first five years of joining a faculty.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the United Kingdom and the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA) co-sponsored the award. It was granted in collaboration with the Management Accounting Section of the AAA.
Bol’s award winning research includes the use of accounting information for managerial decision making, with a special focus on performance measurement and compensation systems. Recent papers include “Spillover Effects in Subjective Performance Evaluation: Bias and the Asymmetric Influence of Controllability” (2011), “The Forward-Looking Role of Subjectivity in Performance and Promotion Evaluations: Evidence from Professional Services” (2011) and “The Dynamics of Incentive Contracting: The Role of Learning in the Diffusion Process” (2010). All were published in Accounting Review. The third paper was also published in Accounting, Organizations and Society.
“This award reflects our commitment to the next generation of researchers that will advance the profession of management accounting,” said Scott Moore, AICPA senior manager, college and university initiatives, who presented the award. “Bol’s research will help CPAs and CGMAs working in business and industry, many of whom are CEOs and CFOs, make better financial decisions.”
Bol joined the faculty of the Freeman School in 2012. She previously was assistant professor of accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a PhD from IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain, and a master’s degree in International Business from Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Dean Ira Solomon presented the following student awards at the Freeman School’s 2012 undergraduate and graduate-level diploma ceremonies.
BSM Scholastic Achievement Award
Established in 1997, the BSM Scholastic Achievement Award recognizes excellence in academics and is presented to the graduate of the BSM program with the highest cumulative grade-point average.
Marta and Peter Bordeaux Scholastic Achievement Award
Established in 1987 by Marta and Peter Bordeaux to recognize excellence in academics, this award is presented to the graduate of the Master of Business Administration program with the highest cumulative grade point average.
Roger L. Cornelius Award
Established in 1967 by the Tulane School of Business in honor of Roger L. Cornelius, a 1961 West Point graduate and a 1965 MBA who died shortly after graduation, this award commemorates Mr. Cornelius’ dedication to the highest standards of business scholarship and leadership. This award is based on a vote by the MBA students, and it is presented to the graduating student in the Master of Business Administration program who best exemplifies these qualities.
Evelyn and William Burkenroad Award
This award is presented each year to an outstanding member of the graduating class in honor of Evelyn and William Burkenroad. The recipient is chosen by the senior class on the basis of scholarship, integrity, amiability, and contributions to the professional, social, and academic quality of the business program.
Dean’s Service Award
Established in 1991, this award recognizes those graduating students who, in the opinion of the administrative staff and dean, have added dimension to the school through outstanding contributions of time and effort.
- Dylan P. LeCorgne (BSM)
- Shiv Thukral (MBA)
- Richard John Gray Jr. (MBA)
- Lindsey Ann Varney (MBA)
- Wendy Viviana Salas Villalobos (MBA)
Tulane Association of Business Alumni Award
Established to recognize outstanding graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Management, the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Finance programs, this award is presented to students who rank in the top 10 percent of their classes and, in the opinion of the dean, the associate dean, department heads, and the officers of the Tulane Association of Business Alumni, have displayed exceptional intellectual ability, leadership, self-motivation and a sense of responsibility to peers, the school and the community.
- Christine M. Ouder (BSM)
- Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Matviienko (MFIN – New Orleans)
- Felix Chit-Ming Tse (MFIN – Houston)
- Megan Renee Peck (MBA)
TABA Community Service Award
Established in 1993 by the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship and conducted in partnership with the Tulane Association of Business Alumni, this award recognizes those graduates who, under the auspices of the institute and mentored by TABA members, have completed at least 25 hours of pro bono service with a disadvantaged business or a not-for-profit organization in the New Orleans area.
Bachelor of Science in Management:
Master of Accounting:
Master of Business Administration:
- Douglas Royster Alexander
- Anthony Jim Bodin
- Thomas Matthew Connor
- Alyssa Davidian
- Amy Louise Dye
- Eric Egan Gallagher
- Meghan Helen Greeley
- Seth Arden Hamstead
- Maggie Louisa Hopkins
- William Laird
- David Jonathan Marsh
- Clifford Strauss Mintz
- Megan Renee Peck
- Simone Emilia Reggie
- Emily LaRene Roberts
- Courtney Baine Robinson
- Jeffrey Bradford Rohr
- Joshua Dion Rupert
- Kimberly Lynn Thompson
- Lindsey Ann Varney
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Dean Ira Solomon presented the following faculty awards at the Freeman School’s 2012 graduate diploma ceremony.
Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award
Established in 2012, this award recognizes professors in undergraduate and graduate business programs for excellence and advancement of the highest standards for teaching.
- Eric Hamerman (Undergraduate Courses)
- Russell P. Robins (Graduate Courses)
Irving H. Lavalle Research Award
Established in 1996, this award recognizes professors for excellence and advancement of the highest standards in research and for contributions to the faculty members’ academic fields of interest.
James T. Murphy Teaching Excellence Award
Established in 1994 in recognition of Professor Murphy’s more than 30 years of service to Tulane’s business school, this award recognizes professors who exhibit the highest standards of instructional improvement and development and who help students beyond the formal role of teacher.
Outstanding Young Researcher Award
This award was established to recognize outstanding research by junior faculty members.
Erich Sternberg Award
Established in 1987 by the Erich Sternberg family, this award is given to a member of the Freeman School faculty in recognition of current contributions to that faculty member’s academic field of interest.
The Howard W. Wissner Award
Presented each year to outstanding faculty members to recognize excellence in teaching, this award was established in honor of Howard W. Wissner, an exceptional professor who won the admiration and respect of all those with whom he came into contact with.
- Ekundayo Shittu, Undergraduate Courses
- William A. Reese Jr., Graduate Courses
Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
Four Freeman School alumni are among the outstanding young executives to make the latest DiversityMBA Magazine list of the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders. The annual survey of minority executives was featured in the magazine’s summer 2008 issue.
Earning the honor were Bryan Brown (MBA ’93), partner with Porter & Hedges; Timothy W. Goodly (MBA ’95), senior vice president for human resources at CNN Worldwide; Eric Lopez (MBA ’99), vice president for key accounts and national Hispanic sales and marketing at National Life Group; and Vijay Parmar (MBA ’88), founder, president and CEO of GainSpan Corp.
“It’s very gratifying to see our alumni earn this kind of recognition,” said Bill Sandefer, director of graduate admissions. “The Freeman MBA is designed to prepare students to compete in global business, and an important part of that is providing a high-quality, diverse classroom experience. Having four of our graduates among DiversityMBA’s Top 100 Under 50 is a great indicator that we’re achieving that goal.”
DiversityMBA Magazine targets multicultural professionals in corporate America as well as business students and entrepreneurs. The top 100 under 50 executives were selected based on their positions within their companies, the size of the budget they manage, their scope of responsibility, their community service work, and the MBA degree or post-graduate degree they earned.
The four Freeman alumni who made the list were drawn from wide-ranging industries, including banking, media, insurance and high tech.
Brown, who joined Porter & Hedges after four years with the Securities & Exchange Commission, represents and advises clients in capital market transitions and mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes equity and debt offerings, debt tender offers and consent solicitations.
Goodly revised CNN’s performance management and talent-review process, resulting in better identification of high potential talent, and oversaw efforts of CNN’s ActionTeam and Diversity Council, grassroots organizations comprised of employee and manager volunteers.
Lopez implemented a Hispanic virtual marketing and service division within National Life in 2006 to service Hispanic clients, train Hispanic agents and support agents marketing to the Hispanic market. The division provided a bilingual and bi-cultural service to more than 2,000 policy owners without adding any fixed expenses or additional head count.
Parmar founded GainSpan within Intel Corp. in 2005 and spun it off as a separate entity a year later. He built a strategic relationship with Intel that culminated in Intel’s acquisition of the company for $550 million.
To learn more about the survey criteria or see the complete list of the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders, visit diversitymbamagazine.com.
Monday, April 21st, 2008
The Freeman School has named two distinguished businessmen with close ties to New Orleans as this year’s Tulane Entrepreneurs of the Year.
James J. Reiss Jr., a private investor and manager of Reiss Companies, was honored as the 2008 Tulane Most Distinguished Entrepreneur, and Allan Houston, former NBA player and founder of the Allan Houston Foundation, was honored as the 2008 Tulane Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
The awards were presented at the annual Tulane Council of Entrepreneurs Awards Gala on Friday, April 18, at the Westin New Orleans at Canal Place. The Freeman School’s Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship presents the awards each year to highlight individuals whose support of for-profit and nonprofit entrepreneurial initiatives improves the community.
“Jimmy Reiss and Allan Houston each exemplify the true spirit of entrepreneurship and philanthropic generosity,” said John Elstrott, executive director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute. “Jimmy has spent his career growing businesses and creating wealth while remaining committed to the community. Allan, through his foundation, created an entrepreneurship education program to help young adults in New Orleans achieve economic empowerment.”
The Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship trains students for entrepreneurial careers through coursework, community service projects and internships. In 2007, the institute’s entrepreneurship program was ranked 15th in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and the Princeton Review.
The Freeman School of Business was established in 1914 and is a founding member of AACSB, the premier accrediting body for collegiate schools of business. Today, Freeman is a leading, internationally recognized business school with more than 1,800 students in programs spanning three continents. The Freeman School is consistently listed among the nation’s best business schools by publications including U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek, Forbes, London’s Financial Times and Latin America’s AméricaEconomía.