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K-State Today

May 4, 2015

College of Business Administration announces spring faculty, staff awards

Submitted by Brent Fritzemeier

The Kansas State University College of Business Administration has selected the 2015 recipients of the Ralph Reitz Outstanding Teaching Award, the Developing Scholar Research Award and the Kansas State Bank Outstanding Advising Award.

Satoris Culbertson, assistant professor of management, is the 2015 recipient of the Ralph E. Reitz Outstanding Teaching Award. Culbertson teaches several very rigorous courses and maintains high student evaluations with very positive course reviews, quickly establishing a reputation for innovative and engaging teaching methods. She has one published textbook, along with having four pedagogical articles published in the last year, and she is currently working on her second textbook.

The 2015 recipient of the Developing Scholar Research Award is assistant professor of management Myung Kyo Kim. Although he is still early in his academic career, Kim has shown great potential to produce high-quality research. He has publications in two of the leading journals in his discipline, four more papers under review in top journals, and three other papers ready for submission, with several other projects currently underway.

Ashley Croisant, academic advisor, is the 2015 recipient of the Kansas State Bank Outstanding Advising Award. Croisant has developed a reputation as an excellent, caring and knowledgeable advisor. She is proactive in utilizing social media to communicate with students and worked with several university and college committees and programs including new and transfer student orientation, the online GENBA 101 — Business Orientation class and the All-University Career Fair. She also helps to coordinate the college's study abroad program.

"I would like to thank the college's faculty, staff and students for participating in the nomination process for the spring faculty awards," said Ali Malekzadeh, Edgerley family dean of the College of Business Administration. "The committee commented on how difficult it is to select just one recipient from a pool of such excellently qualified nominees, and I commend them for recommending these most deserving recipients."

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