Department of Finance News
Finance lecturer Dennis Beard, EMBA candidate Kerris Lee win innovation awards
Congratulations to Dennis Beard '94 MBA, lecturer of finance, and Kerris Lee, EMBA candidate! Both were recipients of awards at the 9th annual Innovation Celebration, held on February 28 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
Beard won the Entrepreneurial Excellence: Advocacy Award. Through his work with Open Prairie Ventures and Serra Ventures, he's advised young companies such as iCyt, Argus Systems, EpiWorks, Personify, Intelliwheels and Oso Technologies.
Lee, an instructor at Parkland College, won the Innovation in Engagement Award for his work on the United Way Pre-K app, which helps parents prepare their children for kindergarten.
At Innovation Celebration, individuals are recognized for making significant contributions, taking risks, and providing leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County, the ongoing success of the University’s economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in the community.
For more information about Innovation Celebration, and to read more about the award winners, visit the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation's website.
March 5, 2014
In the News
Jeff Brown in Forbes: New treasury guidance will encourage annuities in 401(k) plans
October 24, 2014:
Don Fullerton & Julian Reif: Gas tax may hurt Ill. more than it helps
October 15, 2014:
US merchant refiners take oil trading back in-house, Don Fullerton weighs in
October 9, 2014:
Chicago pension crisis 3 times worse than 10 years ago; Jeff Brown comments
October 2, 2014:
Party cleanup inspires finance alum's innovation: the DropCatch magnetic bottle opener
October 1, 2014:
Retirement Income Industry Association award winner Jeff Brown: Retirement researcher, model, & mentor
September 29, 2014:
Don Fullerton: Academic journals should adopt nonprofit publishing model
September 29, 2014:
Jeff Brown in DC Dialogue: How to improve the defined contribution system
September 11, 2014:
Jeff Brown: Pension crisis due to years of mismanaged retirement programs
September 9, 2014:
U of I continues to dominate as source of CFOs to Fortune 500, S&P 500 companies
August 27, 2014: