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2010 Business Administration Achievements

* Michael Chilton, associate professor of management, is among the 10 recipients nationwide of a $25,000 ConocoPhillips faculty sponsorship award. The award is supporting Chilton's efforts to expand his existing curriculum and incorporate new, advanced technologies to enhance the management information systems program at K-State. Dec. 2010

* Kelli McMurphy Lambrecht, a May 2010 Kansas State University bachelor's graduate in finance, has received a 2010 Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award. Lambrecht, Topeka, was nominated for the honor by Scott Hendrix, instructor of finance in K-State's College of Business Administration. Hendrix called Lambrecht an exceptional student and leader. The award includes a year's subscription to both the print and online editions of the Wall Street Journal. Lambrecht's name also has been added to the plaque in Calvin Hall that lists the college's other recipients of the honor. Oct. 2010

* K-State's College of Business Administration has made BusinessWeek's list of top undergraduate business programs for 2010. Bloomberg BusinessWeek annually ranks undergraduate business programs across the nation, examining nine measures of student satisfaction, post graduation outcomes and academic quality. To be considered for the rankings, colleges fill out a lengthy application. BusinessWeek then conducts a number of surveys to verify the information provided and collect independent data. As one part of the study, recruiters were asked by BusinessWeek to rank schools based on the quality of their graduates and innovative curriculum. In that category alone, K-State was ranked 22nd. March 2010

Four students from K-State's College of Business Administration received $1,000 scholarships in a case competition sponsored by the Target Corporation. The case challenge was to help Target hit a "home run" with its home furnishings, a sector that is facing multiple threats including fierce competition from similar stores, the economic recession and changes in consumer spending patterns, and a slowdown in the housing market. The winning team proposed that Target expand into interior paint sales to complement its existing home furnishings line. Team members included Katrina Cotter, senior in marketing; Nathan Kohake, senior in finance; Sarah Kuhlmann, senior in marketing and management; and Carson Coffman, senior in marketing. The students each received a $1,000 scholarship for the win. Jan. 2010


2009 Business Administration

College of Business Administration