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News from the Marketing department at the Gordon Ford College of Business: 

Congratulations May 2015 Graduates

Katelyn A. Baker Lucas E. Henry
Kathleen A. Basham Bryce K. Jackson
James M. Blackmon Natalie R. Koppel
Kevin L. Bratcher Christian B. Lacer
Jonathan C. Brennan Shelby M. Lee
Justin T. Campbell Clay A. Morris
Chase T. Carver Cory T. Moss
Allison M. Casebeer Bao-Anh K. Nguyen
Emily K. Deep George W. Painter
Sara N. Eble Janie K. Pruitt
Molly E. English Samantha J. Raley
Michael R. Fredrick Brandon M. Read
Matthew J. Galage Sydney L. Settle
Margaret L. Goldsberry Sarah A. Stringer
Miles E. Goodin Naomi L. Towery
Armin Hadziomerovic Truong V. Tran
Mitchell E. Hale Ainsley K. Wagoner
Lamia R. Haley Robert C. Wallace
Charles M. Hamilton Andrew S. Weigel
Ryan R. Hammer Macey L. Williams
Paige M. Harrison Elizabeth M. Wirth
Laura M. Hazlett Cody A. Womack
Kayla G. Hendricks Shelby K. Worthington


Faculty Happenings

Dr. Greg McAmis, Assistant Professor of Marketing, completed his Ph.D. (Marketing) at the University of Oklahoma in May 2013. Greg is a member of the Sales faculty in the Department of Marketing. Greg's teaching and research interests include sales, sales management, salesperson deviance, and innovation. He is currently teaching Personal Selling (MKT 325) and Sales Force Management (MKT 424). His research has appeared in The Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management (the leading sales journal), the Society for Marketing Advances, and the American Marketing Association proceedings. The title of Greg's dissertation is "Boundary Spanner Modification of Organizational Directives."

Also, on Monday, February 25, 2013, Greg and Amy welcomed Wesley Thomas McAmis to the world. Wesley weighed in at 8 lbs 11.5 oz and he was 21.5 inches long. Wesley is the McAmis' first child.

Dr. Timothy Hawkins (Ph.D., Marketing, University of North Texas) will join the Marketing faculty as an Assistant Professor of Marketing in January 2014. Tim's expertise is in logistics and supply chain management. He is currently a Lt. Col. in the United States Air Force where he teaches at the Naval Postgraduate School. Dr. Hawkins' dissertation is entitled "Explaining Opportunism In Business-To-Business Relationships." His research has appeared in the Journal of Business Research, the International Journal of Logistics Management, the Journal of Business Ethics, Industrial Marketing Management, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and the Journal of Marketing Channels, among others. Dr. Hawkins will be teaching Supply Chain Management (MKT 423) and Business-to-Business Marketing (MKT 329). Tim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Western Kentucky University and his M.S.M. in Human Resources Management from Wilmington College.


Social media plans delivered

Students in Dr. Joanna Phillips-Melancon's Spring 2012 Social Media Marketing classes (MKT 331) completed semester-long social media plans for New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding, an organization that helps individuals with physical, mental, behavioral, and social challenges through horseback riding.

MKT 331 11:15 groupStudents made presentations of their social media marketing plans to faculty, students and the staff of New Beginnings on May 1 and May 3. The winning marketing plan was created by the team of Brittany McNabb, Laura Johnson, Jonathan Stone, Clay Simpson, and Sydnee Seaman from the 11:10 class. 

MKT 331 9:35 group.

The 9:35 class winners, pictured from left to right with Michele Vise, program director at New Beginnings and Julie Petersen, founder of New Beginnings, were Sarah Bonner, Sarah Root, Katrina Metoyer, Mario Nguyen, Drue Eberhardt, Hollie Reed.

Projects such as this help the students connect to the "real world" through their work with these organizations and the projects provide professional level marketing assistance to these organizations. Projects such as this are common in Marketing classes at WKU. This semester students in Social Media Marketing are creating social media marketing plans for Wendy's of Bowling Green.

Dr. Rick Shannon

Dr. Shannon

Chair of Marketing and Sales
Professor- Marketing and Sales
Office: GH 402
Phone: 270-745-2483

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