UK Gatton College Celebrates Faculty and Staff at Spring 2020 Meetings

As the nontraditional spring semester came to an end, the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics community gathered together to recognize and celebrate its faculty and staff accomplishments for Spring 2020. Dean Simon Sheather and Vice Dean Nicole Jenkins hosted a series of virtual celebrations to honor these achievements.

Faculty Tenures & Promotions

Rebecca Davis, Senior Lecturer, Management
Kristine Hankins, William E. Seal Professor, Finance and Quantitative Methods
Nancy Johnson, Kalam Professor, Management 
Rose Kim, Associate Professor, Management 
Brian Murtha, Vernon & William Smith Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain
John Peloza, Vernon & William Smith Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain
Haoying Sun, Associate Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain

Faculty Awards

University Research Professor - Allan Chen, Marketing and Supply Chain
Student Nominated Faculty of the Year - Gail Hoyt, Economics
2020 UK Outstanding Teacher Award- Darshak Patel, Economics

Research Excellence Awards
Research Productivity Award - Allan Chen, Marketing and Supply Chain
Junior Faculty Research Productivity Award - Igor Cunha, Finance and Quantitative Methods
High Impact Research Award - John Peloza, Marketing and Supply Chain

Teaching Excellence Awards

Olivia Davis, Accounting
Dan Halgin, Management
Valbona Sulcaj, Accounting (Graduate Student)

Judith Milburn Haywood Staff Awards

Judith "Judy" Milburn Haywood was employed at the Gatton College of Business and Economics for nearly 40 years. Upon her retirement, she presented the College with the Judith Milburn Haywood Staff Award Endowment to recognize outstanding staff of the Gatton College. The award was presented to two staff members who have gone above and beyond in terms of job performance and interpersonal skills.

Michelle Baker, Administrative Support for Finance and Management
Meg Marquis, Assistant Dean for Student Services and Success

SGO Above & Beyond Award

The new annual award, made possible by an anonymous alumni, was created to recognize a Gatton staff, faculty, or student who has made a significant contribution to the college by going above and beyond. The inaugural honoree was presented to the following staff member for demonstrating exceptional dedication to upholding the college’s values as well as exhibiting a positive outlook and impact on those around them.

Tony Day, Facilities Planning Director

Jada Green '20

Nicole Jenkins - Vice Dean 

Staff Service Awards

30 Years - Shana Hall, Human Resources Manager
15 Years - Christy Anderson, Chief Financial Officer
10 Years - Stephanie Lynch, Senior Academic Advisor
10 Years - Matt Cosgrove, Assistant Director and IT Help Desk Manager
5 Years - Daniel Wilmot, College Budget Officer
5 years - Lucy Tepper, Program Coordinator for the Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center
5 Years - Mason Stewart, Academic Advisor
5 Years - Lorna Patches – Director of the Executive MBA & EEC
5 Years - Sarah Madison, Director, Manager of Employer Relations