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)

Research Awards

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

 

 

Researcher of the Year Award winner, Abbas Valadkhani, with the Dean of Commerce, Shirley Leitch and the Faculty Research Director, Sara Dolnicar

Early Career Academic Award winner from Accounting & Finance, Corinne Cortese, receives her award from the Dean of Commerce, Shirley Leitch

Public Excellence Award Winner, Amnon Levy, with the Dean of Commerce, Shirley Leitch and the Faculty Research Director, Sara Dolnicar

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