See how students of the School of Management are making a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

February 2015

Ernest E. Garrett III, a PhD in Management student and the Superintendent of the Missouri School for the Deaf, was invited to attend the White House Summit on Disability and Employment on February 3, 2015. Garrett was also selected as 1 of 11 finalists for the Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). The AAPD uses the award to recognize outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to and for the broader disability community.

December 2014

John Donohue, a PhD in Management student, has been named the new director of American National University’s Charlottesville campus. Donohue has been an instructor of accounting, economics, business, marketing, mathematics, and law at the campus since 2008 and has served as a member of the campus advisory board. Donohue is a retired chief warrant officer of the United States Army, with 21 years of service with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Mandy R. Woulfe, an MS in Human Resource Management student, won the 2014 Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship, an annual award given to a human resources professional who demonstrates exemplary leadership. The award is presented by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at its annual Volunteer Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. Woulfe, a resident of Lahaina, Hawaii, is a volunteer leader for the SHRM Hawaii state chapter. She works in corporate human resources at Classic Resorts and has more than 10 years of human resources experience.

November 2014

Eric Barton ’06, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) 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 PhD 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.

June 2014

Ernest E. Garrett III, a PhD 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 (MBA) student, published The Minds of Men: An American Intelligence Brief (AuthorHouse, 2014). He is an underwriter at Bankers Insurance Group in St. Petersburg, Fla.

May 2014

Eric Lynn Sanders ’08, a BS in Business Administration graduate and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) student, published The Minds of Men: An American Intelligence Brief (AuthorHouse, 2014).

April 2014

Eric Barton ’06, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) 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.

March 2014

Christine Louangsiyotha, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) 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.

January 2014

Cynthia Thompson, a PhD 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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