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50 Distinguished Alumni

College of Business Distinguished Alumni Nominations

As part of the HPU 50th Anniversary Celebrations, the College of Business is honored to recognize 50 College of Business alumni during our 50th anniversary year.

If you know of an outstanding COB alumnus/alumna and would like to submit a nomination (or self-nominate), please complete the nomination form here and return to the College of Business at . The next round of nominations is due by January 15th. (Subsequent nominations will be reviewed on March 15th.)


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COB Faculty presented follow up to previously awarded "Best Paper" on Business Law and Marketing

AlarconMichelle Alarcon, Esq.
Associate Professor

HaJoseph Ha, Ph.D. 

Michelle Alarcon, Esq., Associate Professor of Management, and Joseph Ha, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, presented “Deceptive Doctrine and Psychological Advertising: Part 2 of the Framework for Change of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act”, at the International Business Conference in London sponsored by the Clute Institute. 

Research article recognized as most downloaded from the Journal of Business Strategy


Thomas Kohler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Thomas Kohler, Associate Professor of Marketing and co-authors receives a certificate from the Emerald Group Publishing for achieving over 25,000 downloads.  Kohler’s jointly-authored paper, "Business model innovation: coffee triumphs for Nespresso”, published in the Journal of Business Strategy, volume 34, issue 2 (2013), has been downloaded over 25,000 times since publication.  An Emerald representative shared that it is the highest downloaded article since the Journal of Business Strategy first published in 1980.

Fostering critical thinking skills in students

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Ph.D.
Professor/Program Chair
International Business 

There was an article posted on Monday, November 9, 2015 in HPU spotlight on Dr. Harm-Jan Steenhuis.The article emphasizes that Steenhuis has much to offer international business students. His global research and business experiences include developing an export plan for an Indian company producing transformers; studying the transfer of production technology to an aircraft manufacturing company in Romania; and looking at innovation and commercialization of carbon dioxide as an environmentally friendly replacement for water in manufacturing processes at a Science and Technology Center sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

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