Dr. Pjesky
Dr. Rex Pjesky receives congratulations from Dean Terry

The following are winners of the 2012 College of Business faculty and staff awards:
Teaching Excellence Award to Dr. Anne Macy, Edwards Professor of Finance; Research Excellence Award to Dr. Andrew Li, assistant professor and Williams Professor of Management; Service Excellence Award to Dr. Karyn Friske, professor of accounting and Schaeffer Professor of Business Ethics; and Staff Service Excellence Award to Betsey Tonne, administrative assistant in the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance.  Dr. Li also received the West Texas A&M Univeristy Intellectual Contributions Award for 2012.

Ms. Jean Walker, faculty adviser for the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team, received the Jack Kahl Entrepreneurial Leadership Award for the Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow of the Year.  Walker, the Miller Professor of Entrepreneurship in WTAMU’s College of Business, has been the faculty adviser and team coach for the University SIFE team since 1994.

Congratulations to Drs. Rex Pjesky, Turkan Kilic, and Amjad Abdullat for successful promotion and tenure efforts.  Dr. Pjesky has been promoted to associate professor of economics, Dr. Kilic has been promoted to associate professor of marketing, and Dr. Abdullat has been promoted to professor of computer information systems.

The College of Business is pleased to welcome new faculty member Dr. Zixia Cao, assistant professor of marketing, Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.  Her primary research and teaching areas are in advertising, product management, and marketing research.  “Wedded Bliss or Tainted Love?  Stock Market Reactions to the Introduction of Co-branded Products” is one of her current working papers.