On May 11th, 2022, Woodbury’s School of Business organized its final faculty and staff meeting for the academic year. Dean Joan Marques expressed her gratitude by sharing a series of inspirational quotes that represented her perspectives of each colleague. This was the third year that the School’s administrative team granted faculty awards to four recipients.
Prior to announcing the annual awards, three faculty members were honored for their service to the School. Dr. David Cho, who moves to an institution closer to his home; Dr. Nathan Garrett, who relocates to West Virginia to explore new horizons, and Dr. Alexandra Saba, who steps into a well-deserved retirement, were all abundantly praised for their steadfast and excellent performance over the past years.
The Faculty Ambassador Award was granted to Dr. Alice Shiotsugu, Assistant Professor of Accounting, who has tirelessly reached out to surrounding institutions to increase awareness about Woodbury University overall, but even more specifically, the Business Programs. Dr. Shiotsugu has consistently profiled herself as a powerful and dedicated liaison with a variety of government entities such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS), but also with a number of small, mid-sized, and larger local accounting firms. Dr. Shiotsugu continues to encourage the accounting majors to obtain their CPA license upon graduating and keeps faculty and students informed of any new updates important to the curriculum.
The Inspiring Professor of the Year Award was granted to Dr. Alexandra Saba, Assistant Professor of Management. Dr. Saba is without a doubt one of the most memorable professors of the University and has made a profound professional footprint with her annual elevator pitch competitions, her founding and advising of Business and Professional Women of Woodbury (BPWoW), a student organization, and her annual business etiquette dinner events. Dr. Saba has thought courses in Global Enterprise, Organizational Behavior, Intro to Business, and Organizational Communication.
The Faculty Making a Difference Award went to Dr. Thomas Chapman, who was praised by several of his colleagues for his kindheartedness and readiness to assist where needed. While only hired at the beginning of the academic year, Dr. Chapman has made a lasting impression of being a team player, an eager learner, a great advocate of the School of Business’ programs, and an animated conversationalist with a positive outlook on life.
The Dean’s Award was granted to Dr. Paul Sabolic, who has been instrumental in many roles on campus. Dr. Sabolic has inspired many students to explore the entrepreneurial path by serving as the long-term advisor for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, CEO. In addition, Dr. Sabolic is the core educator of business consulting and entrepreneurship, while convincingly practicing what he preaches. Paul Sabolic’s consulting team was recently selected to manage the Project Labor Agreement for the construction and improvements to the Los Angeles County Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California.
The School of Business faculty and staff team congratulate the recipients on their well-deserved awards.
Last Updated on May 16, 2022.