Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management honored Steven R. Thorley with its 2007 Outstanding Faculty Award, the highest faculty distinction given by the school. The award was presented at a recent banquet where the school also recognized 11 other individuals who have made significant contributions.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition,” Thorley said at the banquet. “I count it as an honor just to be associated with the business school and BYU at a time when we’re achieving such high degrees of academic excellence.”
Thorley, the H. Taylor Peery Professor of Finance, has received many other awards for research and teaching including the CFA Institute’s Graham and Dodd Scroll Award in 2005 and the Merrill J. Bateman Student Choice Award in 2003. He has been at BYU for 16 years and teaches investments along with supervising the Silver Fund, a course where select MBA students manage part of the university endowment.
“Steve Thorley is an all-around faculty member,” says Ned C. Hill, Marriott School dean. “He is an excellent teacher, an insightful and well-regarded researcher, and willing to contribute to anything we ask him to help with.”
Recognition also went to exceptional staff and administrators and to faculty members who have made contributions in teaching, researching and citizenship.
Marriott School Teaching Excellence Awards were presented to Nile W. Hatch, assistant professor of organizational leadership and strategy, and R Bruce Money, associate professor of business management.
Marriott School Citizenship Awards were presented to Kate L. Kirkham, associate professor of organizational behavior, and Lee H. Radebaugh, professor of accounting.
Marriott School Research Awards were presented to Ervin L. Black, associate professor of accounting, and Paul Benjamin Lowry, assistant professor of information systems.
Marriott School Administrative Excellence Awards were presented to William J. Brady, director of the Steven and Georgia White Business Career Center; Catherine Cooper, director of student services of the George W. Romney Institute of Public Management; and Shawna Gygi, assistant director of corporate development and career services.
Marriott School Staff Excellence Awards were presented to Holly Jenkins, financial assistant for the organizational leadership and strategy department, and Joy Wouden, office manager for external relations.
“These individuals represent all that the Marriott School is about,” Hill says. “They are people with great abilities, talents and excellence, and we appreciate them sharing what they have to offer.”
Writer: Karianne Salisbury