Faculty Honored for Excellence by Leadership Council

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The College of Business Leadership Council created Faculty Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding faculty accomplishments in teaching, engaging with industry to provide experiential learning, and using technology to improve learning outcomes. The award winners are chosen by the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Leadership Council.  Presenting the awards at a recent dinner was Mike McGranaghan, Vice Chair of the Leadership Council.

The following are the 2016 Faculty Excellence Award winners:

  • Excellence in Teaching Award-Ms. Karen Eboch, Senior Lecturer, Department of Management. The committee was impressed by her setting and management of student expectations, flipping of classes to increase student engagement, peer to peer learning, and national recognition of her work at the 2015 Decision Science Institute (DSI) conference.
  • Engagement with Industry to Foster Experiential Learning Award – Dr. Greg Rich, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing. Greg has been instrumental in providing sales opportunities for students with industry. Greg has been a leader of the BGSU Sales Competition and this year introduced a professional selling job fair. Greg has coached the BGSU Sales Team to achieve national recognition by winning the sales competition at the University of Toledo and qualifying for the National Sales Competition at Kennesaw State University.
  • Using Technology to Improve Learning Outcomes Award – Mr. James Zeigler, CPA, Lecturer, Department of Accounting/MIS. The committee was impressed by the national recognition brought to the College of Business for Jim’s work with Capsim. Capsim is a business simulation competition where BGSU students compete with teams around the world. Most recently Cory Mason from BGSU made the finals of an international business simulation competition, prevailing over more than 850 challengers and demonstrating world class managerial expertise.

More BGSU students have made it to the Capsim Challenge finals over the past 15 years than from any other university in the United States. Approximately 600 undergraduate managerial accounting and business policy students experience Capsim Business Simulation each year at BGSU.  

Each award winner was presented a trophy and a check for $5,000 made possible by generous contributions of the members of the Leadership Council.  The faculty will also be recognized on signage in the Business Administration Building.