Each year the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce presents awards in the following categories:
- Community development,
- Customer Service/Quality/Teamwork,
- Young Professional of the Year, and
- Person/Project of the Year
The 2016 SparkPlug Award for Project of the Year was awarded to Leadership Keweenaw, with a mission to challenges participants to develop their leadership skills through networking, education, exciting and fun activities and community involvement. The vision: Leadership improves the quality of life for Keweenaw residents and guests via its graduates’ active, consistent practice of inclusive leadership. To build our leadership talent to positively impact our economy, environment, and society.
This award is provided to a high impact project that is notable within the community and will provide lasting benefits to businesses and community member. Leadership Keweenaw was one of eight nominations for the Project of the Year category.
Dana M. Johnson, Ph.D., SBE faculty and alum and chair of the steering committee for Leadership Keweenaw, along with Marilyn Clark, MTEC SmartZone CEO and SBE alum, were two of the nine team members to receive this award for their work in the design, development, and presentation of the leadership program. The team has been working on the project since summer 2015, with the first class beginning in August 2016 with a planned graduation of 2017.
The American Society for Engineering Management (National) announced a new ASEM Student Chapter at Michigan Tech.
The new student chapter at Tech has 15 student members including Kalli Hooper who will serve as the new national chapter president. Dana Johnson and Roger Woods will serve as their faculty advisors. The School of Business and Economics offers a BS degree in Engineering Management, which is the fastest growing program in their school.
– Dana M. Johnson – Tech Today February 3, 2017
Dr. Dana Johnson was honored for her contributions in Quality this spring by the American Society for Quality. She received ASQ’s 2016 Gryna Award for co-authoring the paper, “SEM of Service Quality to Predict Overall Patient Satisfaction in Medical CLinics: A Case Study,” published in 2015 in Quality Management Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4 pp. 18-36. The ASQ Gryna Award is for the largest single contribution to the extension of understanding and knowledge of the philosophy, principles, or methods of quality management. Dr. Johnson’s co-author, Dr. Roberta S. Russel, is a Professor of Business Information Technology at Virginia Tech. Both authors thank Elizabeth MacInnes, V.P. Quality, UP Health Systems Portage and James Bogan, UP Health Systems Market President for providing access to the data necessary to complete this research.
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. Celebrating 70 years in 2016, ASQ, with its world headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, operates regional centers in the U.S. and Canada, North Asia, South Asia, Latin America and Middle East and Africa. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies and training by visiting the ASQ webpage.
Dr. Dana Johnson and Dr. Sonia Goltz will be hosting an information session tomorrow – Wednesday, March 29 at 4:30 p.m. The session will focus on the school’s BS degrees in Management. Come to learn more about
- Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship
- Management with a concentration in Supply Chain and Operations Management
This session is open to everyone and will take place in the Academic Office Building (AOB) 101. Pizza and soda will be provided.
For more information email Dr. Dana Johnson or Sara Pingel.