Kennesaw State business students‚ faculty and partners honored

Significant honors have been bestowed on several members of the Michael J. Coles College of…

Georgia (May 21, 2001) — Kennesaw State business students‚ faculty and partners honored



Significant honors have been bestowed on several members of the Michael J. Coles College of Business community at Kennesaw State University.

Joe Astrachan‚ who holds The Wachovia Chair of Family Business at the Cox Family Enterprise Center at Kennesaw State‚ has received the McGregor Award. The award is given by the "Journal of Applied Behavioral Science‚" a publication of the National Training Laboratories Institute and Sage Publications. Of 250 articles published from 1990 to 1999‚ only eleven received the award‚ which includes a cash prize. Astrachan's winning article is "Organizational Departure: The Impact of Separation Anxiety as Studied in a Mergers and Acquisitions Simulation."

The Cobb Microenterprise Council‚ based at the Coles College‚ has received one of 15 awards from The Collaborative Fund for Women¹s Economic Development‚ administered by the Ms. Foundation for Women. The Collaborative Fund is a unique partnership among national‚ family and community foundations as well as individual donors who support women¹s enterprise development programs across the country. CMC has been granted three years of funding at $50‚000 per year‚ totaling $150‚000. The council helps low− and moderate−income people gain the skills and financial resources they need to run their own businesses and is becoming a national model in the promotion of economic self−sufficiency.

The Coles College chapter of Students In Free Enterprise took home several awards at the SIFE National Championship in Kansas City‚ Mo.‚ this month. KSU won a first place award for Entrepreneurship Assistance. The award was sponsored by the Kansas City−based Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. KSU took second place in the Discover Card Teach a Child About Business Week competition‚ and made the finals in the Mutual Fund Investing Education competition. Overall the KSU chapter took home more in cash prizes than any of the 200 teams at the championship. Students who competed in Kansas City include Brent Burnette‚ Penny Owen‚ Robert L. Ebberman‚ Tres Little‚ Erin Pitts‚ Sabina Shaikh‚ and Chris Blair. Gary M. Roberts‚ KSU professor of management‚ is the team adviser.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 13‚500‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


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