Woodbury’s School of Business organized its final faculty and staff meeting at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. At this event, Dean Joan Marques took a moment to express her gratitude to each member of the School. This was the second year that the School’s administrative team granted faculty awards to four recipients.
The Faculty Ambassador Award was granted for the second year in a row to Jack Condon, a Woodbury MBA alumnus, who serves as a participating adjunct faculty and assistant director of outreach. Jack was once again praised for his multiple visits to several local community colleges, but even more applauded for incessantly sharing his story centered around the value of Woodbury to individuals and groups with an interest in furthering their education. Jack remains instrumental in guiding potential students to Woodbury, many of whom share in his passion upon completing their degrees.
The Inspiring Professor of the Year Award was granted this year to Dr. Theresa Billiot, associate professor of marketing. In line with the award guidelines, this vote came from the School of Business student community through a survey in which they had to respond to one single question: “Which professor inspired you most this academic year?” Dean Marques expressed her appreciation for Dr. Billiot’s creative approaches in a pandemic climate, whereby she managed to inspire her students to increasingly higher performance standards, and mentored many in their career preparation.
The Faculty Making a Difference Award went to Dr. Alice Shiotsugu, who was praised by several of her colleagues for being instrumental in outreach and establishing partnerships with various influential organizations. Dr. Shiotsugu continuously empowers accounting students to become CPAs, ensures solid corporate participation for events such as “Meet the Firms” and the annual Volunteer Tax Income Assistance Program, and regularly accommodates student internships at her company, Frishta Amala CPA & Tax Services.
The Dean’s Award was granted this year to Dr. Satinder Dhiman, who embodies the combined set of eligibility parameters of this award; scholarship/professional excellence; teaching excellence; and service performance. Dr. Dhiman is known amongst his colleagues as a convincing recruiter for MBA applicants, as well as a passionate champion for the program. Dr. Dhiman is a prolific author and has authored and (co-)edited more than 30 books, many of which are published by globally renowned publishers. Additionally, he has established himself as a brilliant professor with a knack for inspiring students to exceed their own expectations. He was particularly appreciated for his participation as a representative of the School of Business in the COVID-19 stakeholder committee.
The School of Business faculty and staff team congratulate the recipients with their well-deserved awards.
Last Updated on May 14, 2021.