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  •  SCU Alumna Recognized by National CPA Award

    Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015 12:11 PM

    SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – April 21, 2015 – Santa Clara University alumna Yen Duong, a 2012 graduate of the Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency (CAAP) course, has been awarded the 2014 Elijah Watt Sells Award by the American Institute of CPAs for extraordinary performance in the CPA examination. 

    Only 60 of the more than 90,000 individuals sitting for the exam in 2014 met the criteria for the award: candidates must reach a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA exam, pass each section on their first attempt, and complete testing in 2014.

    Duong, who earned her computer engineering degree from Santa Clara in 2006, returned to the University to enroll in the 14-week, summer CAAP program, designed to prepare non-accountants to sit for the CPA exam. She is one of two California-educated students who received the award. She is employed by Ernst & Young, LLP, in its San Jose office.

    ABOUT CAAP
    The Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency was launched in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University in 2000, and has certified more than 1,000 participants. Alumni of the program are found in the “Big Four” international accounting firms, as well as regional and smaller local practices, and, in a recent survey, 88% of the Summer 2014 cohort reported working in accounting-related roles. 

    ABOUT LEAVEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
    The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University began in 1923, and was one of the first business schools in the country to receive national accreditation. Its undergraduate business, MBA, and Executive MBA programs are consistently ranked among the top in the nation by BusinessWeek, U.S. News, Princeton Review, and others. The curriculum at all levels emphasizes the leadership role of business creation in fostering prosperity within an ethical framework, as well as business responsibilities for social justice and sustainability in the global marketplace. The School opened its $49 million building for undergraduate, graduate, and professional business education in Fall 2008. For more information, see www.scu.edu/business/

     

     

  •  Annual Awards for Faculty & Staff

    Tuesday, May. 27, 2014 10:13 AM

    Congratulations to business school faculty and staff who were recently recognized for their contributions to our business school community. 

    Faculty Awards
    Our business school faculty were recognized for their scholarship, teaching and service at the May 12 reception. The Leavey Impact Awards celebrate contributions made by faculty that best illustrate the community’s highest ideals and aspirations, and reflect a shared commitment to the School’s strategic priorities: 

    • creating a transformational learning experience
    • highlighting the quality, prominence, and influence of our scholarship
    • building strong partnerships with the community and our alumni

    Alexander Field, economics department chair and Michel and Mary Orradre professor of economics, received the 2014 Leavey Impact Award for Research. Dr. Field is noted for his outstanding book A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth (Yale University Press, 2011). His research has reframed how scholars, researchers, historians, and the general public view the impact of the depression on innovative growth and change. 

    Andy Tsay, chair and professor of the OMIS department, received the 2014 Leavey Impact Award for Service. Dr. Tsay’s work with the Cisco-OMIS Fellows program has brought students together with Silicon Valley companies. It is a great example of innovative initiatives that create successful partnerships between the Leavey School of Business and Silicon Valley. 

    In addition to the Leavey Impact Awards, faculty were recognized for achievement in several categories: 

    Scholarship
    Noted for their scholarly achievements in the past year were: Gangshu Cai (OMIS), Sanjiv Das (FNCE), Sanjay Jain (MGMT), Hoje Jo (FNCE), Yongtae Kim (ACTG), Siqi Li (ACTG), Carrie Pan (FNCE), Barry Posner (MGMT), Dongsoo Shin (ECON), Meir Statman (FNCE), and Andy Tsay (OMIS).

    Teaching
    Several faculty were commended for their teaching as measured by student evaluations over the course of the year. Receiving the award for outstanding teaching were: Narendra Agrawal (OMIS), Gregory Baker (MGMT), Gangshu Cai (OMIS), David Caldwell (MGMT), Michael Calegari (ACTG), Wendy Donohoe (ACTG), Paul Intrevado (OMIS), Kirthi Kalyanam (MKTG), Peter Knight (MGMT), Mike Levenhagen (MGMT), Haidan Li (ACTG), Haibing Lu (OMIS), Nydia MacGregor (MGMT), Tammy Madsen (MGMT), Bill Mains (BUSN), Chris Paisley (ACTG), Jackie Posner (BUSN), Kumar Sarangee (MKTG), John Toppel (MGMT), Andy Tsay (OMIS), and Jennifer Woolley (MGMT).

    Service
    Contributions to their departments, School, University, and profession were made by Dale Achabal (MKTG), Narendra Agrawal (OMIS), Linda Alepin (BUSN), Adina Ardelean (ECON), Gregory Baker (MGMT), Mario Belotti (ECON), Albert Bruno (MKTG), David Caldwell (MGMT), Michael Calegari (ACTG), George Chacko (FNCE), Sanjiv Das (FNCE), André Delbecq (MGMT), Michael Eames (ACTG), Alexander Field (ECON), Mary Furlong (BUSN), Manoochehr Ghiassi (OMIS), Terri Griffith (MGMT), John Ifcher (ECON), Hoje Jo (FNCE), Kirthi Kalyanam (MKTG), Michael Kevane (ECON), James Koch (MGMT), Mike Levenhagen (MGMT), Haibing Lu (OMIS), Suzanne Luttman (ACTG), Shelby McInityre (MKTG), Susan Parker (ACTG), Hersh Shefrin (FNCE), Dongsoo Shin (ECON), Meir Statman (FNCE), John Toppel (MGMT), Andy Tsay (OMIS), Manuel Velasquez (MGMT), and Steven Wade (FNCE).

     

    Staff Awards
    Business school staff members were recognized at the annual Staff Appreciation lunch on May 2. Five staff members were recognized for outstanding contributions to the business school community.

    Collaboration – 
    David Dawson, Business School Web Coordinator
    This award recognizes the staff member who works to build cooperative relationships and foster teamwork throughout the business school and the University.

    Innovation – 
    Bill Mains, Director of Sustainability and Leadership Development
    This award acknowledges the staff person who incorporates new perspectives and new approaches to the workplace. 

    Student Experience – 
    Melissa Sims, Accounting Department Sr. Administrative Assistant
    Nicole Maxwell, Marketing Department Sr. Administrative Assistant

    This award salutes the staff members who go ‘above and beyond’ to enhance business school student learning, inside and outside the classroom.

    Dean’s Special Recognition Award – 
    Hayley Redburn, Retail Management Institute Sr. Administrative Assistant
    This award recognizes unwavering dedication to the business school.

     
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