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Dear LSB Alumni,

Welcome to the fall issue of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Update! The academic year is off to a raging start; once again, we went from zero to 100 overnight as the fall semester started. But we are ready, with new majors, new and returning faculty and students, and a set of stretch goals for the year.

This fall we will continue to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the LSB. A special issue of our annual report was mailed to you recently, and it highlights our progress from a school with only a handful of faculty 25 years ago to now a nationally ranked, AACSB-International-accredited school with more than 1,200 students and nearly 50 faculty.

I invite you to visit campus - any time is a good time, but an especially great time to visit will be Oct. 21-23 for Homecoming weekend. Read below for more information about LSB Homecoming events. I hope to see you there.

Finally, thank you all for your support of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. Whether it is by visiting classes, mentoring students, arranging company visits, referring students and employers or contributing financially - your contributions are the lifeblood of our school.

Thank you and best wishes.

Scott Buechler
Interim Dean and Assistant Professor of Business Communication

Celebrate our 25th Anniversary
at Homecoming

Please join us on Friday, Oct. 21, as we celebrate the LSB's successes over the past 25 years. The school will host an alumni panel discussion at 4:45 p.m. in the Ernest A. Koury, Sr. Business Center's LaRose Digital Theatre. The discussion will feature three LSB alumni who will share career advice and personal insights about how their Elon experiences prepared them for life after Elon. Following the discussion will be the LSB Silver Anniversary Reception at 6:15 p.m. in the Burbridge Atrium. This is a great opportunity for you to reconnect with former classmates and professors and to network with current students. For more information about Homecoming events, please click here.

Two LSB alumni selected for Distinguished Alumnus awards

W. Thomas Amick '69 P'13 (left) and Samuel L. Burke '89 (right) will receive Elon's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award at the annual Alumni Association Awards Ceremony. They are among ten outstanding Elon graduates who will be honored at the ceremony on Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. in Whitley Auditorium for their professional achievements, community service and contributions to Elon. These awards are the most prestigious recognition bestowed upon Elon graduates by the Alumni Association. A reception will follow outside of Whitley Auditorium. Read more ...

LSB launches new majors, dual-degree program

This fall, the LSB launched new majors in international economics and international business, as well as a dual-degree program with the European School of Business (ESB) at Reutlingen University in Germany. The magazine Wirtschaftswoche (similar to Bloomberg Businessweek) recently ranked the ESB first among German universities for the talent of its business graduates.

Elon students enrolled in the dual-degree program will earn a B.S.B.A. in international business from Elon and a B.Sc. in international management from the ESB. Students will spend their first two years at Elon completing comprehensive language and cultural training, along with general education courses and introductory business courses. Their last two years will be spent in Germany completing upper-level business courses and a full-time, full-semester internship with a German firm.  Read more ...

Students win national finance
and accounting contest

MBA candidate Jeff Colgan, Claire Tamer '11 and seniors Jamie Milliski and Sam Upton took top honors in the Institute of Management Accountants Student Case Competition held June 5 in Orlando, Fla. IMA is the largest association for accountants and financial professionals in business in the United States. This year's case, "TransGlobal Airlines," required students to analyze the profitability of a previously government-owned airline in a small republic that now must compete in an open economy. Read more ...

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Two faculty members
awarded professorships

Earl Honeycutt, professor of marketing and director of the Chandler Family Professional Sales Center, has been named the school's first Martha and Spencer Love Term Professor. Robert H. Moorman joins the faculty this year as the Frank S. Holt, Jr. Professor of Business Leadership.

LSB ranked high in professional sales education

Elon's sales program, anchored by the Chandler Family Professional Sales Center, was named a "Top University Sales Program for 2011" by the Sales Education Foundation based on its strong curriculum and experiential learning component. Read more ...

Entrepreneurship program recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek

The 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek rankings of top undergraduate business schools by specialty rates Elon #19 in the nation for entrepreneurship and #22 for sustainability. The ranking is based on surveys of more than 85,000 students at more than 100 top business schools. Read more ...

John Currin receives Elon's top business leadership award

John Currin Jr., president and chief executive officer of Alamance Regional Medical Center and ARMC Healthcare since 2005, was honored June 22 with the Frank S. Holt, Jr. Business Leadership Award. Read more ...

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