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Recognitions, July 10

Bell and Chyz Awarded Professorships in Supply Chain and Accounting

John Bell and James Chyz were recently appointed to two named professorships in the Haslam College of Business.

Bell has been named the new Jerry & Suzanne Ratledge Professor of Supply Chain Management. Bell’s teaching and research interests are in logistics and supply chain management, vehicle routing, facility location selection, hazardous material transportation and supply chain strategy and risk.

James Chyz has been chosen as the Pugh Professor of Accounting. His research, which has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Financial Economics, examines the causes and consequences of corporate tax policy choices and the effect of taxes and accounting information on asset prices and investing and financial reporting decisions.

Peyton Manning and Scholars Celebrate Leadership and Community Service

Four Peyton Manning Scholars—some of the nation’s brightest students, with track records of strong academic achievement, leadership, and community service—were honored for their accomplishments on July 8. Three of the scholars met with Manning at a reception where they expressed the impact the scholarship will have on them.

Peyton Manning, who endowed the four-year scholarship in 1998, has seen awards go to 41 students in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s prestigious Haslam Scholars Program.

“To give others the opportunity I had back in 1994 to come to this great school has been worth it for me,” Manning said.

ADMBA Program Awards Two New Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of a Haslam College of Business Aerospace & Defense MBA alumnus, two current ADMBA students recently received scholarships. The Aerospace & Defense Advisory Board presented Joshua Lazarus and Katherine “Katie” Starck with the scholarships in the spring. The two will graduate in December 2019.

Starck serves as the enterprise operations manager for engineering research and consulting (ERC), Inc. in support of the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center in Alabama. Lazarus is a senior subcontract manager for Lockheed Martin, missiles and fire control, in Kentucky.

For Starck, the scholarship helped lessen a financial strain.

“It means so much to me and my family,” she says. “Enrolling in the ADMBA program was a tough decision, knowing that we would be paying for the majority of it, but this scholarship and the support of the Haslam ADMBA staff has helped ease the burden.”