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Monday, April 21, 2008

UNCP’s School of Business holds annual Banquet

Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Chief Executive Officer Joanne Anderson told an audience of business students gathered April 17 at UNC Pembroke’s annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet “how did she got that job.”

Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Chief Executive Officer Joanne Anderson

Southeastern Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Joanne Anderson

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It wasn’t the usual CEO success story, as the soft-spoken Anderson advised those who would climb the business ladder to “remember your roots,” “be true to yourself” and “always remember to thank the people who got you where you are.”

A first generation college graduate who started her career as a floor nurse, Anderson grew up in a small eastern Kentucky town where health care consisted of two nurse practioners. SRMC’s CEO recalled the people who influenced her as a youth, including her father who had an 8th grade education.

“My father told me ‘a lot of what you are is what you started with,’” Anderson said. “‘Be yourself,’ he said, but ‘let others be themselves too.’”

“My math teacher in high school asked us what we planned to do with our future,” she said. “He told us to use our minds as you go forward and to help as many people as possible.”

A college professor reinforced the nurses’ creed that the patient comes first.

“‘If you’re going to be a nurse, you’ll have the lives of patients in your hands,’ he advised me, and it is your responsibility to use your talents appropriately.’S”

UNCP’s School of Business gave scholarships and awards to its top students, alumni and faculty:

  • Accounting Students’ Association Book Scholarship – Brenda Eldridge, Gina Woods and Wang Yao (Sharon Bell, faculty presenter)
  • BB&T Scholarship – Ian Wagner, Phillip Hasty and Karen Bailey (BB&T’s Bruce Mullis presenter)
  • Century 21 Real Estate Center Endowed Scholarship – Gary Love (Cammie Hunt Oxendine, faculty presenter)
  • Independent Insurance Agents of N.C. Scholarship – Brenda Eldridge, Amy Creamer, Karen Bailey, Whitney Hanlin, Charles Nieves, Ian Wagner and Wang Yao (Dick Taylor, trustee presenter)
  • Naomi Lee and Cecil Conley Endowed Scholarship – James Hampton (Dr. Howard Ling, faculty presenter)
  • Sandhills Chapter of the N.C. Association of CPA Scholarship – Gary Love (Dr. Stephen Bukowy, faculty presenter)
  • School of Business Faculty Scholars Endowed Award – Wang Yao (Dr. John Parnell, faculty presenter)
  • Jackie Parker Adams Endowed Scholarship – Richard Hart (Cammie Hunt Oxendine, faculty presenter)
  • Coach Mario and Elizabeth Poletti Memorial Endowed Scholarship – Charles Nieves (Dr. Michael Poletti, faculty presenter)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mohammad Ismail Scholarship for Economic Majors – Magdalena Wojtowicz (Dr. Mohammad Ashraf, faculty presenter)
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior of Economics, Finance and Decision Sciences – Jennifer Hall (Dr. Ramin Maysami, faculty presenter)
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior of Accounting and Information Technology – John Strother (Dr. Craig Shoulders, faculty presenter)
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior of Management, Marketing and International Business – Matthew Ebbertt and Anke Turner (Dr. Christopher Zienmowicz, faculty presenter)
  • Outstanding MBA Student of the Year – Whitney Posey (Don Soucy, faculty presenter)
  • Outstanding School of Business Alumni – Larry Chavis ’72 (Dr. Eric Dent, faculty presenter)
  • Facultyship Award – Cammie Hunt Oxendine, assistant dean (Dr. Eric Dent, dean)

For more information about business programs at UNCP, please call 910.521.6214 or email business@uncp.edu.

Outstanding Graduating Senior of Management, Marketing and International Business – Matthew Ebbertt and Anke Turner (Dr. Christopher Zienmowicz, faculty presenter)

Outstanding Graduating Senior of Management, Marketing and International Business – Matthew Ebbertt and Anke Turner (Dr. Christopher Zienmowicz, faculty presenter)

 

Outstanding Graduating Senior of Economics, Finance and Decision Sciences – Jennifer Hall (Dr. Ramin Maysami, faculty presenter)

Outstanding Graduating Senior of Economics, Finance and Decision Sciences – Jennifer Hall (Dr. Ramin Maysami, faculty presenter)

 

Outstanding MBA Student of the Year – Whitney Posey (Don Soucy, faculty presenter)

Outstanding MBA Student of the Year – Whitney Posey (Don Soucy, faculty presenter)

 

Outstanding Graduating Senior of Accounting and Information Technology – John Strother (Dr. Craig Shoulders, faculty presenter)

Outstanding Graduating Senior of Accounting and Information Technology – John Strother (Dr. Craig Shoulders, faculty presenter)

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