Eric Barton ’06, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate and Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, was the keynote speaker at the Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) National Convention, Sept. 26–28. Barton is the president and CEO of Vanquish Worldwide and was awarded DEMA’s Humanitarian of the Year Award for a $7.5 million donation in 2013 to wounded warrior therapy programs, educational nonprofits, and conservation efforts in the Appalachian and Cumberland areas of Tennessee. Barton also recently received the Philanthropist of the Year Award and Vanquish won the Large Business Award at the Blount Partnership’s Best of Blount Awards.
Gregory Hood, a Ph.D. in Management student, recently served as a social issues reviewer and facilitator of a research paper session titled “Insights on Politics and Political Skill” at the Southern Management Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Hood is a diplomatic security information technology branch chief at the U.S. Department of State.
Ernest E. Garrett III, a Ph.D. in Management student, was recently named the superintendent of the Missouri School for the Deaf. He starts the position July 1. Prior to this role, he served as the executive director of the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Eric L. Sanders, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) student, published The Minds of Men: An American Intelligence Brief (AuthorHouse, 2014). He is an underwriter at Bankers Insurance Group in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Eric Lynn Sanders ’08, a B.S. in Business Administration graduate and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) student, published The Minds of Men: An American Intelligence Brief (AuthorHouse, 2014).
Eric Barton ’06, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate and a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, launched a campaign through his business LexLin Gypsy Ranch to donate 30 registered gypsy horses while simultaneously finding eligible sponsors who will train them. Barton is the owner of Vanquish Worldwide.
Christine Louangsiyotha, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) student, was recently named employee of the year at the College of Westchester in White Plains, N.Y., where she works as an administrative assistant of academic administration.
Cynthia Thompson, a Ph.D. in Management student, was recently recognized in the Charlotte Observer for her work as the host, editor, and producer of an award-winning cable television show that airs weekly in Charlotte, N.C., called A Better You. The show covers wide-ranging topics, from national elections to mentorship opportunities. She is a human resources representative for the city of Charlotte.
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