2008 Executive MBA (EMBA) graduate, Lisa Grow, was recently promoted to Senior Vice President of Power Supply for Idaho Power. Prior to this new promotion, Grow served as Vice President of Delivery Engineering and Operation. As part of her EMBA culminating project, Grow helped the Idaho Youth Ranch come up with a new business model that has significantly improved their bottom line (For more information on this project, see Real World Results). Grow credits her participation in the EMBA program for having been the single greatest learning experience she has had both professionally and personally. See her EMBA experience testimonial below: (more…)
Monthly Archives: December 2009
Alumni Spotlight – Lisa Grow, EMBA Graduate
Faculty Spotlight – Mark Cowan
Several tax research publications by professor Mark Cowan, Department of Accountancy, were cited in an extensive article published in the November/December 2009 issue of Accounting Horizons, an American Accounting Association journal. The article, titled “The Impact of Academic Accounting Research on Professional Practice: An Analysis by the AAA Research Impact Task Force,” highlighted research publications that have had a significant impact on tax practice, tax policy and congressional deliberations.
Faculty Spotlight – Samia Islam
Samia Islam, Department of Economics, was an invited speaker at the Idaho Department of Labor on Nov. 19. Her presentation was titled “Recession 2009: A historical perspective on housing policy since the Great Depression” and was part of a colloquium organized by the Department of Labor’s Communication and Research unit.
Nina Ray and Gary McCain – New Publication
Marketing Professors, Gary McCain and Nina Ray, have just published “Guiding Tourists to Their Ancestral Homes” in International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, volume 3 number 4 2009 pp. 296-305.
TECenter Client Captures Multi-Million Dollar Funding
For the first time since Boise State’s TECenter opened, a client has obtained multi-million dollar venture capital funding.
Ready Financial has been a TECenter client since 2006. The company’s recent success was featured in an Idaho Statesman article online.
In addition, Ready Financial also made national headlines last week with the announcement of securing $7 million in funding. Read more about that story here.
The TECenter is readying space in the facility to continue to accelerate Ready Financial’s growth and employment, according to TECenter director John Glerum.
Gundy Kaupins – New Publication
Gundars Kaupins published “Social Networking and Longitudinal Web Activity in the Baltic States” in the Journal entitled Results of Statistical Scientific Research 2009 pp. 61-74. It is published and edited by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
Dusty Bodie Wins Golden Apple Award
Dusty Bodie won the Golden Apple Award for the College of Business and Economics in appreciation of excellence and outstanding faculty service. Students nominate faculty for this award which is sponsored by the Associated Students of Boise State University. Dusty is among 42 nominees university-wide. Tom Gattiker and Matthew Maher were other nominees in the College of Business and Economics.