Brandy McNeil ’11, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) student, has been promoted to associate director of tech education at the New York Public Library. McNeil was previously the manager of tech education.
Ernest E. Garrett III, a PhD in Management student, has been named executive director of DEAF Inc., a St. Louis-based nonprofit. Garrett previously served as Missouri School for the Deaf superintendent.
Edith Dankwa, a Doctor of Business Administration student, has been named non-executive director of Unilever Ghana. She is also the group publisher and CEO of Business Times Africa magazine, Energy Today magazine, the Business & Financial Times newspaper and BIA Conferences, and Urban Press.
Judy Hou, a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) student, has been appointed new managing director at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management by Jumeirah Group, a Dubai-based luxury hotel company.
Aisha Namuli, an MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership student, has published Found By Grace: A Muslim Woman’s Journey Through Questions to Faith in Jesus Christ. Namuli was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda.
Stephen A. Troisi, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) student, has been appointed chief financial officer and treasurer at Minard Run Oil Co. in Bradford, Pennsylvania.
Ramon O. Wideman, a PhD in Management student, has joined Denmark Technical College as the vice president for fiscal affairs.
Ernest E. Garrett III, a PhD in Management student, was recently appointed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Garrett is the current superintendent for the Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton and is the first deaf superintendent of the school.
Sharlene Malcom, a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) student, recently joined Canton Co-Operative Bank in Canton, Massachusetts, as the director of retail and business development. She is also a volunteer with the Interfaith Social Services Quincy Career Closet and the United Way, and is the current alumni president and student ambassador at the New England College of Business.
Reginald E. Peterson, a DBA student, was recently named director of indirect products for AmeriQuest Business Services. Peterson was previously senior procurement manager at Coca-Cola and procurement manager for indirect materials at Siemens.
Mary Cline, a PhD in Management student, was recently inducted into the National Association of Professional Women’s 2015–2016 VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She was recognized for her leadership in accounting. Cline is a full-time accounting instructor at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois.
Ernest E. Garrett III, a PhD in Management student, was in attendance at the White House ceremony welcoming Pope Francis. Garrett is the head of the Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton, Missouri.
Gregory Hood, a PhD in Management student, recently received a 2015 Best Reviewer Award from the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior Division. In August, he served as discussant for a research paper session titled “Power and Politics” at the academy’s 75th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Terry Simmons, a PhD in Management student, recently presented an e-poster in the thematic area of Communication of Uncertainty and Risk at the National Hydrology Program Managers Meeting.
Virginia Allatt, a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) student, was recently commissioned into the Officer Corp of the U.S. Army. Allatt was also awarded the De Fleury Medal, which is presented to Army engineers who have made a significant contribution to the engineer regiment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.