Dean’s Note

Spring is finally here after an especially late rough winter for the Memphis area.  As we turn our focus to the promise of the Easter season, the School of Business wishes everyone a joyful and Happy Easter!  This latest newsletter is filled with the truly remarkable accomplishments of our current students, alums, and faculty members.  From the spotlight on alums to the special interviews with current students to our current initiatives, the School of Business is excited about the future of the School and the University.

Delta Sigma Pi, the professional co-ed business fraternity, is as vital as ever at CBU with 30 current members of the Epsilon Psi chapter.  We hosted the annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) competitions for the second and third years respectively, and we will again be offering summer camps in business and accounting for the third consecutive year this July.  The theme of this year’s business camp is Memphis business and we continue our very important relationship with the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) in presenting the Accounting Careers Awareness Camp (ACAP) for minority students.  We gratefully thank the local accounting firms that fund this camp.  Finally, we are fortunate to have the Barret School of Banking residing on our campus and we are proud to announce a new concentration in banking that will begin this coming fall, 2015, with support from the director of Barret, Chris Kelley.

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Jack Hargett, PhD
Dean, School of Business
Christian Brothers University
jhargett@cbu.edu

WINTER 2013 FACULTY ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Dr. Dan Brandon (MIS/Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics) attended annual Bank Tech Summit Conference in October at the Memphis Hilton which concerns IT and Cyber Security in the banking industry.

Christina Brown’s (Staff, School of Business) submissions, Magic of the Season and Shining Brightly, were selected by the Phoenix Club for their 2012 Holiday Card Drive, the organization’s largest yearly fundraiser, with all sale proceeds being donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis.

Dr. Robert Brittingham (Management/Economics), along with Justin Joy (Chairman of the Republican Party of Shelby County), represented the Republicans at CBU’s Presidential Debate on October 23.

Dr. Linda F. Christensen (Accounting) joined the School of Business this fall and is teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Dr. Jack Hargett (Dean) participated in the 24th annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament held on October 29 at TPC Southwind. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the CBU Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Fund.

morgret2Andrew Morgret (Accounting) was a Eucharistic Lector at the International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education held at the University of Dayton in June.  The theme of the conference was “Renewing Mission and Identity in Catholic Business Education.”  He is pictured with Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice, who was the key note speaker at the Conference. Morgret also assisted with the Overton Park Junior Golf Tournament by being a Hole Monitor.

Patricia Papachristou (Economics) chaired a round table discussion at annual convention of the Missouri Valley Economic Association in Memphis on October 25.

Dr. Bevalee Vitali (Management) recently published a book review of Behavioral Business Ethics: Shaping An Emerging Field with Choice Reviews. Vitali also developed and delivered a four-week program called “Finding Your Fit” at Hope Presbyterian Church.  She also created and delivered a two-part series on choosing a major and career to high school seniors in the Memphis Challenge program.