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Alumni of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business can take pride in the completion of another excellent year. Our students shined in national competitions, won awards at undergraduate research conferences and embarked on exciting summer internships. Our faculty engaged our students in innovative ways while presenting scholarship at conferences and publishing research in top national journals.

All of this reflects the creative and quality work being done in the LSB and enhances the reputation and value of your Elon degree.

We look forward to the arrival of Raghu Tadepalli, the incoming dean of the LSB. Searching for a new dean is a tricky venture: we seek the right mix of talent, experience and personality to take our school to the next level. We succeeded: As you'll learn in the article below, Dean Tadepalli will bring all of this to Elon as he helps us move the LSB forward.

It's been a pleasure and an honor serving as interim dean of the LSB this year. Thank you for all your past and continued support for the school. I hope each of you will stop by the dean's suite in Koury Business Center and introduce yourself to Dean Tadepalli next time you're on campus.

Best wishes for a productive summer, and look for the next issue of this newsletter in the fall.

Scott Buechler, Ph.D.
Interim Dean & Assistant Professor of Business Communication


Raghu Tadepalli named LSB dean

Raghu Tadepalli named LSB deanRaghu Tadepalli will become dean of the LSB on July 1. He comes to Elon from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., where he served as Murata Dean and Professor of Marketing in the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. Prior to his tenure at Babson, Tadepalli was dean of the graduate school and associate dean at Xavier University's Williams College of Business. He also taught at North Dakota State University and the University of Illinois. Click here to read more.


Congratulations, Class of 2012!

Congratulations, Class of 2012Business alumnus Steve Schuckenbrock '82 (left), president of Dell Services, delivered the keynote address to Elon's Class of 2012 at Commencement Under the Oaks on May 19. The night before, 37 candidates received degrees at the MBA Commencement ceremony in Whitley Auditorium, where Bill Creekmuir P'09 P'10, chair of the LSB Board of Advisors, delivered the keynote address and Jennifer Tucci '09 G'12 gave the student address. We wish all of our graduates the best in their future endeavors and look forward to seeing you at Homecoming!

Click here to read about the undergraduate Commencement.

Click here to read about the MBA Commencement.


Grace Foster '12 takes home
best paper award at national meeting

Grace Foster '122012 graduate Grace Foster's honors thesis, "The Effects of Single-Sex Education on Short- and Long-Term Extracurricular Participation," was named best paper of the undergraduate sessions at the 2012 Midwest Economics Association annual meeting. Foster, an economics major, was one of 12 undergraduate students selected to present her work. Click here to read more.


Linda Poulson receives
Beta Gamma Sigma's first
professor of the year award

Linda PoulsonDuring the 2012 Beta Gamma Sigma honor society ceremony, Linda Poulson, chair and associate professor of accounting, received the chapter's first professor of the year award (Poulson is pictured, center, with Nicole Cartwright '12 and Sam Upton '12). Chapter members selected Poulson based on her encouragement of high academic achievement by students, commitment to the principles and values of the society, and support of lifelong learning. Click here to read more.

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School News

Sales Center recognizes
Earl Honeycutt,
Lindsay Richardson '12

Earl Honeycutt, who retired after 10 years at Elon, and Lindsay Richardson '12, recipient of the Honeycutt Sales Leadership Award, were honored at the Chandler Family Professional Sales Center's dinner on May 2. Read more ...


School honors
students and faculty

The LSB's best and brightest received awards at the school's annual ceremony that highlights achievements of students and faculty. Read more ...


Eric Zelenkofske '12
named volunteer
of the year

Allied Churches of Alamance County recognized Eric Zelenkofske '12 as its volunteer of the year for his service to the organization over the course of his Elon career. Read more ...


Get excited for
Homecoming 2012!

The LSB and the Elon Alumni Association are in the final stages of planning for Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 19-21.
Visit the Elon Homecoming website today for accommodation information. Check back in September for the full schedule of events and registration. We can't wait to see you!


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