College of Business News and Events
Mickey Hepner, dean of the College of Business, has some exciting news for current business majors! Find out how you can celebrate the CoB’s 50th year on campus! #APSUBusinessTurns50
Beth Bedwell Jackson ('86) was recently promoted to Vice President and Corporate Controller at Southwestern Family of Companies in Nashville, Tennessee. Jackson is a graduate from the accounting program and joined Southwestern Family of Companies in 1996. During her 22-year career with the company, she has risen through progressive promotions from senior accountant to accounting manager and assistant controller. Read more
Larry W. Carroll (‘76) was recently named among Forbes’ Top Wealth Advisors for the third year in a row. Carroll, a 1976 APSU graduate of the accounting program, is president and CEO of the North Carolina-based Carroll Financial Associates, and he is considered one of the top financial planners in the nation. In 2012, the Tennessee Board of Regents honored him with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy for his generous support and outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of his alma mater. In 2017, he became an inaugural member of the APSU Board of Trustees.
Dr. Terry Damron ('00), Instructor of Marketing, received the “Best Abstract in the Music, Arts, and Entertainment Marketing Track” at the Atlantic Marketing Association Conference for her publication, “Millennial Consumer Behavior and Classical Concert Design.” Bailey Carruth (‘18) and Dr. Terry Damron (‘00) presented "Promoting Innovative Product Adoption via Facebook" at the Atlantic Marketing Association Conference in New Orleans on Sept. 28. Along with Ashleigh Knoll (‘18), Carruth worked with Marketing Instructor Terry Damron to produce the research during the spring 2018 semester.
Dr. Victoria McCarthy worked with Artrice Pray, graduate student, on publication, "A New Perspective on Leadership Theory: A Review of Charismatic Leadership as it Relates to the Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory," presented at the Institute for Global Business Research conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2018. Dr. McCarthy is a professor of Management and chair of the Department of Management, Marketing, and General Business.
Dr. Pilsik Choi, assistant professor of Marketing, recently won two awards at the 2018 American Marketing Association Summer Academic Conference. Dr. Choi, along with Fei L. Weisstein from Bowling Green State University and Peter Andersen from the University of Scranton, received the “Best Paper in Conference” award as well as “Best Paper in Track/Pricing” award.
Dr. Gloria Miller, associate professor of Management, was named the recipient of the 2018 A.J. Taylor Distinguished Professorship Award. Larry W. Carroll developed the awarded to recognize an APSU College of Business faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional scholarly work or innovative teaching practices. The faculty member will receive the award in the form of faculty development funds and may use the funds for research, teaching enhancements (software, supplies, etc.) or for attendance at teaching conferences or training to improve their craft.