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SBE Faculty Recognized by Fraternities and Sororities

On Sunday, about 250 students gathered for the 10th Annual Greek Life Awards Ceremony in the MUB Ballroom.

In addition to the many student awards presented, Order of Omega, the Greek Life Honor Society that coordinates the awards, also took the time to recognize some exceptional faculty and staff.

There are more than 500 students in fraternities and sororities at Michigan Tech and Order of Omega wants to emphasize Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards come directly from the students.

When writing a nomination for the Outstanding Faculty Award, students were asked to consider faculty who:
are dedicated to supporting students and helping them succeed academically
demonstrate a passion for teaching and/or research
utilize innovative teaching methods
promote academic integrity among students
When writing a nomination for the Outstanding Staff Award, students were asked to consider staff who:
are dedicated to supporting students and helping them succeed both inside and outside the classroom
demonstrate a passion for working with students
promote and inspire the Michigan Tech Values of Community, Scholarship, Possibilities, Accountability and Tenacity

The following faculty and staff members were nominated by members of the Greek community and were recognized at the 2016 Greek Life Awards Ceremony (winners in bold):

Faculty:
Dana Johnson (SBE)
Jeffrey Wall (SBE)
Ted Anderson (SoT)
Tony Rogers (ChE)
Staff:
Cody Kangas (Center for Pre-College Outreach)
Jannah Brandt (Center for Pre-College Outreach)
Mark Maroste (Auxiliary Services)
Whitney Boroski (Wellness)

These nominations were written by individual students and were supported by an entire fraternity or sorority.

In addition, Ellen Horsch, VP for Administration, was honored with the Outstanding Chapter Advisor of the Year Award. Ellen has served as an advisor for Alpha Gamma Delta Women’s Fraternity for 30 years.

Congratulations to all the faculty and staff who were nominated and thank you for inspiring and motivating students!

Story from Tech Today on Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Economic Equality and Entrepreneurship: SBE Faculty Publish Top Paper

1-27-16 Tech Today

A paper about the role that economic inequality may play on entrepreneurial entry, co-authored by Emanuel Xavier-Oliveira (SBE) and Andre Laplume (SBE) (as well as Pathak from KSU), was chosen as one of the top 10 papers of the year 2015 published in the Human Relations Journal (ranked #5 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary).

This recognition is awarded by the journal’s editorial team to the papers that best encapsulate broad readership appeal, sound methods and whose theories advance knowledge.


SBE Management Student, Tyler Heinonen, WCHA Player of the Month

HeinonenHeinonen Named WCHA Player of the Month

by Zackary Friedli, director of new media, athletics

Michigan Tech junior forward Tyler Heinonen has been named the WCHA Player of the Month for November.

Heinonen score six times and added four assists for 10 points in eight outings. The winger led the WCHA in goals, points, power-play goals and game-winners during the month after earning points in six-of-eight games.

The Delano, Minn., native was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 23 after his six-point weekend at Michigan State and is the first Michigan Tech player to earn WCHA Player of the Month honors.


Ben Stelzer Named Academic All-American

Finance major Ben Stelzer was named an Academic All-American.
Finance major Ben Stelzer was named an Academic All-American.

Michigan Tech men’s basketball player Ben Stelzer (Manitowoc, Wis.) has become the program’s fifth player to earn Academic All-America recognition. The senior guard was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team today.

Stelzer, who was the preseason GLIAC Player of the Year, leads the GLIAC in scoring at 22.1 points per game. He has posted 552 points this season to run his career total to 1,689—seventh-most in program history. The 6-1 guard leads the nation in 3-point field goals per game (4.0) and broke the Huskies career record for 3-pointers made (now with 352). In the classroom, Stelzer has a 3.69 cumulative grade point average in finance.

He joins an exclusive group of men’s basketball players who have earned Academic All-America status. Austin Armga (2014), Wayne Helmila (1985), J.T. Luginski (2002 and 2003) and Russ VanDuine (1980 and 1981) are the others.

Michigan Tech concludes its 2014-15 regular season today at arch rival Northern Michigan. The Huskies will then host a GLIAC Tournament quarterfinal game at the SDC Gym next Wednesday, Mar. 4.


Academic Advisor Harrington: Entering U.P. Sports Hall of Fame

CarlyThe Academic Advisor for the School of Business and Economics, Carly (Benson) Harrington, was one of 10 new inductees into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame.  The official induction ceremony won’t be taking place until May 9, 2015 at the island Resort and Casino in Harris, Michigan, but Carly is already being hailed a local hero.

Carly attended Carney-Nadeau High School, where she was an all-state basketball player and led the Wolves to a Class D state title victory as a 2001 freshman.  She was a two-time U.P. Class D player of the year, and after scoring a total of 1,864 points, she remains Carney-Nadeau’s all-time scoring leader.  Adding to her high school sports resume, Carly was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball, cross country and track.

Carly went on to score an impressive 1,020 points during her career as a four-year regular on the University of Michigan women’s basketball team.  She set a school record during her senior year in 2008-2009, with 192 three-point field goals.

Congratulations on your upcoming induction, Carly!