May 24, 2017
Center Executive Director Jim Otteson was awarded the T.B. Rose Fellowship in Business, which recognizes innovation in teaching, and the School of Business Spirit Award.
The T.B. Rose Fellowship acknowledged the years of work that have gone into the Why Business? framework, now a part of courses in the undergraduate, Master of Arts in Management, Master of Business Administration, and Summer Management programs. Colleagues noted that Why Business? is a course that “only he could have created,” and called it “one of the most creative things done in business education in recent history.”
In the citation for the Spirit Award, colleagues noted that Otteson is “a role model of strength, commitment, and academic integrity…, engaging with students and focusing on their learning while also supporting his colleagues, department, and the University in pursuing academic excellence.”
Later in May, Center Director Matthew Phillips was named as an inaugural inductee of the Pro Bono Honor Society by the N.C. Equal Access to Justice Commission of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. The listing is maintained as a way of encouraging attorneys to fulfill the aspirations of the Court’s pro bono guidelines. Phillips offers nonprofit, tax, and probate counsel through Legal Aid of North Carolina, and he is the volunteer state-level general counsel for the US Air Force’s auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol.