Commerce holds inaugural staff awards night
Mar 20, 2007
The Faculty of Commerce recently celebrated its educational and research achievements at a staff awards night held at City Beach Function Centre in Wollongong.
Over 60 staff members and their industry guests were present to congratulate those receiving particular recognition for the excellence of their teaching and the scope and impact of their research.
Special guests included:
Lee Asthiemer – UOW Pro Vice Chancellor Research
Troy Coyle – UOW Commercial Research Development
Kim Roser – UOW Director Research Study Centre
Michael Dileo – IRIS Research
John James – Wollongong City Council
Mohan Gunasekara – Business Development Manager
Andrew Munro – CareSouth
Sue Leppan – Commaditchie United
Mr John Brumerskyj – Executive Stratagies
Mr Michael Ali – Qantas Airways
This was the inaugural Faculty of Commerce Awards Evening and proved a great success.
"The breadth and depth of achievement in the Faculty was apparent and there is no doubt that competition for the awards will be even stronger for 2007," said Dean of Commerce, Professor Shirley Leitch.
Professor Leitch hosted the evening and was joined by Faculty Educational Director, Dr Mary Kaidonis, and Faculty Research Director, Professor Sara Dolnicar, to present the various awards.
These awards included:
Teaching and Learning Awards
Early Career Award (Joint Winners): Corinne Cortese (Accounting and Finance) and Brian Murphy (Accounting & Finance)
Early Career Award : Venkat Yanamandram (Management & Marketing)
Excellence in Teaching & Learning: Gary Noble (Management & Marketing)
Excellence in Teaching & Learning: Abbas Valadkhani (Economics)
Higher Degree Research Award for Excellence (third place): Mira Kartiwi
Higher Degree Research Award for Excellence (second place): Corinne Cortese
Higher Degree Research Award for Excellence (first place): Mosayeb Pahlavani
Research Online (ROL) Award for Most Downloaded Papers (third place): Andrew Worthington
Research Online (ROL) Award for Most Downloaded Papers (second place): Sara Dolnicar
Research Online (ROL) Award for Most Downloaded Papers (first place): Henry Collier
New Researcher Achievement Award (Highly Commended): Joseph Meloche
New Researcher Achievement Award: Lee Moerman
New Researcher Achievement Award: Andrew Sense
Professional Service Award: Rodney Clarke
Impact Award: Helen Hasan
Publication Excellence Award: Amnon Levy
Researcher of the Year Award: Abbas Valadkhani