Eric Barton ’06, a Master of Public Administration MPA graduate and Doctor of Business Administration DBA student, was the keynote speaker at the Domestic Estate Management Association DEMA National Convention, Sept. 26–28. Barton is the president and CEO of Vanquish Worldwide and was awarded DEMA’s Humanitarian of the Year Award for a $7. 5 million donation in 2013 to wounded warrior therapy programs, educational nonprofits, and conservation efforts in the Appalachian and Cumberland areas of Tennessee. Barton also these days received the Philanthropist of the Year Award and Vanquish won the Large Business Award at the Blount Partnership’s Best of Blount Awards.
Dr. John Latham ’97, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences now PhD in Management graduate and a faculty member in the School of Management, published “Leadership for Quality and Innovation: Challenges, Theories, and a Framework for Future Research” in the Quality Management Journal Vol. 21, Issue 1. The paper discusses existing issues facing leaders, what researchers and practitioners find out about management theory and apply, and how to enhance leadership sooner or later. He also these days published “How Much Does Your Organization Weigh?” in Innovation Vol.
32, Issue 2, a e-book by the Industrial Designers Society of America, which also addresses management and control. Dr. Denis Nkala ’10, a Ph. D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences now PhD in Management graduate, published the book Where Will My Help Come From?A Story of Courage and Positive Thinking in a Fight against Elusive and Transforming Drug Resistant Cancer iUniverse, 2013 about his wife’s courageous battle towards cancer and his event as her caregiver for 12 years. Dr.
Nkala, who is the executive of the Regional South South Unit of the United Nations Office for South South Cooperation in New York City, is donating the proceeds from book sales to help the health and educational education of girls in Zimbabwe. Dr. Charles O. Odeyale ’93, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences now PhD in Management graduate, is most popular President Obama’s executive order on academic excellence for African Americans, the Transformational Social Endowment and Entrepreneurship TSEE. The mission of TSEE is to advertise and foster the use of development assignment actions for schooling, training, research, and repair with the resulting company as a source of social endowment for the group. Dr.
Odeyale is the government director and chief sustainability engineer for the Center for Community Excellence in Pasadena, Md.