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International Business Professors Jose Gonzalez, Jeff Overby and Marieta Velikova have been added to the Board of Directors of Sister Cities of Nashville. Founded in 1990, Sister Cities of Nashville (SCN) connects Nashvillians with friends around the world through exchanges, cultural programs and partnerships. Overby, director of Belmont’s Center for International Business, also recently earned Global Mindset Inventory (GMI) certification. GMI is the premier assessment tool to help determine a global leader’s ability to be better prepared for the opportunities, risks and challenges that come from working with the culture of a globalized business market.
Dr. Jeff Cornwall, Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey Chair in Entrepreneurship, was named the Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year at the 2013 United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference.
Dr. Jeff Cornwall, Director of Belmont’s Center for Entrepreneurship and the Jack C. Massey Chair of Entrepreneurship, was named a Top 100 Champion in the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards. More than 3,000 people and organizations were nominated for the award.
Dr. John Gonas, Associate Professor of Finance, was presented a Community Service Award by the General Francis Nash Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, on May 12, 2012. This award recognizes worthy residents, from a variety of walks of life, for voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical and citizenship endeavors, or in environmental conservation.
Dr. Joe F. Alexander, associate dean of Belmont’s Massey Graduate School of Business, was appointed by the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) to the 2012 Board of Examiners. Every year the TNCPE award program recognizes organizations demonstrating excellence in business operations and results.
Nashpreneur.com named Belmont Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Jeff Cornwall as among the top Top 30 Influential Nashville Entrepreneurs. Cornwall ranks as No. 25 for his work educating budding entrepreneurs through the classroom, his books and blog as well as his work as co-founder and president of Atlantic Behavioral Health Systems, a company which operated a variety of health care facilities and programs throughout the state of North Carolina. Dr. Cornwall was also quoted in a USA Today article titled “Gen Y grads more likely to launch start-ups" (May 8, 2012).
Dr. Colin Cannonier, Assistant Professor of Economics, authored “State abstinence education programs and teen birth rates in the US” for the Review of Economics of the Household (Cannonier, Colin, Review of Economics of the Household, 2011, doi.10.1007.s11150-011-9131-8).
Dr. John Gonas, Associate Professor of Finance, and Steven Dolvin, Ph.D, CFA at Butler University, coauthored “Off the Rack Versus Savile Row: The Value of Custom Tailoring for Equity Investors” for the Journal of Financial Planning (August 2011, v. 24 No. 8, pp.54-61).
Dr. J. Patrick Raines, Jack C. Massey Dean of the College of Business Administration & Professor of Economics at Belmont University, and Dr. Charles G. Leathers, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Alabama, coauthored “Behavioral Finance and Post Keynesian-institutionalist theories of financial markets” for the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics (Summer 2011, v. 33 No. 4, pp. 539-573).
A manuscript coauthored by Belmont College of Business faculty members Dr. Stan York, Dr. Beth Woodard, Dr. Charles Wainright and Atty. Mary Rau-Foster entitled "Free-Text Comments: Understanding the Value in Family Member Descriptions of Hospice Caregiver Relationships" was accepted by the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (April 2011).
Dr. J. Patrick Raines, Jack C. Massey Dean of the College of Business Administration & Professor of Economics at Belmont University, and Dr. Charles G. Leathers, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Alabama, coauthored “Natural religion and ‘moral capitalism’: insights from Adam Smith and Thorstein Veblen” for the International Journal of Social Economics (Volume 38 No. 4).