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Campus People – March 24, 2010

012010CampusPeopleGraphicFeatured this week: Dr. David M. Olson – Tiffany Bailey – Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh – Dr. Sheldon Balbirer

Dr. David M. Olson (emeritus, Political Science) lectured at Hertford college, Oxford, England, on “What are we Learning from the Diverse Experiences of Post-Communist Legislatures?” on March 9. In the previous week, Olson participated in a research workshop at Cambridge University on “Consequences of Political-Institutional Change for International Trade Policy: A Comparative Analysis.” Other participants in the comparative project come from India, China, the European Union and Norway.

032410CampusPeople_BaileyTiffany Bailey (Office of Disability Services) was elected president of the North Carolina Association of Higher Education And Disability (NC AHEAD) at the annual conference held March 8-9 at East Carolina University. NC AHEAD is an affiliate of the Association of Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) and is an organization made up largely of post-secondary disability services providers. NC AHEAD focuses on service provision, policy and advocacy for students with disabilities. Both AHEAD and NC AHEAD, promote quality services to students with disabilities ensuring equal and full participation in higher education.

032410CampusPeople_WelshDr. Dianne H.B. Welsh (Bryan School) won the Best Paper in Social Entrepreneurship Award for the U.S. Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship. The paper was written with Dr. Norris Krueger. Also, Welsh was named program chair-elect by the Small Business Institute at their February 2010 national meeting. She will serve as president in 2014. Formed in 1976, the Small Business Institute is the premier organization dedicated to field-based student consulting and outreach to small businesses.

032410CampusPeople_BalbirerDr. Sheldon Balbirer (Bryan School) and his 2009 MBA students won second place in the country for their business plan for the Zimmerman Wineries. The recognition comes from the Small Business Institute. Balbirer and his students also won Honorable Mention in the Specialized Category for the marketing plan for the Charlie Poole Music Festival. The North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center is a certified Small Business Institute member and the center submitted the plans.

WithTheStaffGood-bye: Derrick Saunders, Grounds – Christopher Simpson, Public Safety and Police