In the Spotlight: April 15, 2010

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Michael R. Stevenson, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, published a multi-authored paper titled, “Toward an Affirmative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Leadership Paradigm.” Published in the American Psychologist, the American Psychological Association’s flagship journal, the article is part of a special issue on diversity and leadership.
  • Allen Z. Reich, associate professor in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, along with co-authors Yueying Hazel Xu of Sun Yat-sen University in China and Ken W. McCleary of Virginia Tech, had an article accepted by the FIU Review. The article is titled, “The Influence of Social Responsibility Image Relative to Product and Service Quality on Brand Loyalty: An Exploratory Study of Quick-service Restaurants.”Reich also had an article accepted by the Journal of Foodservice Business Research titled, “Relative Perceived Product Quality: Increasing the Effectiveness of the Restaurant Planning through a More Effective Integration of the Competitive Environment.”
  • Three individuals associated with either the School of Forestry or the Ecological Restoration Institute received awards at the spring meeting of the Southwestern Section of the Society of American Foresters in Flagstaff April 9. Tom Kolb, a professor in the School of Forestry, received the Outstanding Contribution to Forestry Award. Bonnie Stevens, the institute’s program director for public education and information, received the Outstanding Contribution to Forestry from Outside the Profession Award. Michael French, a 2009 forestry graduate, received the Outstanding Young Forester award.
  • NAU Debate Team members Zoey DeWolf, a junior speech communication major, and Nicola Walters, a senior political science major, placed 39th at the National Parliamentary Debate Championship Tournament in a field of nearly 300 teams from across the nation. They also attended the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence, a tournament to which only the top 60 teams in the country are invited. DeWolf and Walters have the distinction of being one of only five teams in NAU’s history to advance into the tournament’s elimination rounds, where they placed 30th in the nation.
  • Anamarky Zamarron, a dual HRM and finance major, is one of 32 students from universities throughout the U.S. to be offered an internship with the Hyatt Resorts