A look at some of the milestones the Love School of Business has achieved in the past 25 years.
Created by elon on Feb 24, 2011
Last updated: 07/13/11 at 04:04 PM
Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Elon's Martha and Spencer Love School of Business among the nation's top undergraduate business programs in its 2011 rankings. Elon ranks #60 overall, #26 for academic quality, #19 for entrepreneurship and #22 for sustainability.
The Love School kicks-off anniversary celebrations with a gala on Feb. 5.
Dr. Scott Buechler, chair of the department of management, appointed interim dean of the Love School.
A gift by Elon trustee David C. Porter endows the Porter Family Professional Development Center, which provides resources to assist students in preparing for and acquiring internships, full-time employment or graduate school placement after graduation.
Dr. Earl Honeycutt, a professor of marketing, was named the first Martha and Spencer Love Term Professor.
As part of the new program, the school offers four new majors - finance, marketing, management and entrepreneurship - as well as a bachelor of science in business administration and two minors in professional sales and entrepreneurship.
A $500,000 gift from Thomas E. and Lynn B. Chandler of Burlington, N.C., enhance sales education at Elon.
Dr. Art Cassill, a professor of accounting, was named the first Wesley R. Elingburg Professor.
A $1 million gift by Elon parents Edward and Joan Doherty of Saddle River, N.J., establishes and permanently endows the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Dr. R. Barth Strempek, associate professor of business administration, is named the first Doherty Professor for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Love School of Business.
Dr. Mary Gowan becomes the fifth dean of the Love School of Business.
Maurice Koury’s gift in 2001 named the new center in honor of his brother, Ernest. The new business center includes the William Garrard Reed Finance Center.
The Love School receives AACSB-International accreditation.
David Noer, former president of Noer Consulting, Inc., in Greensboro, N.C., was named the first recipient in 2002.
A two year grant of nearly $150,000 from the U.S. Department of Education helps fund a special international business initiative at the Love School of Business.
Dr. John Burbridge becomes the fourth dean of the Love School of Business.
Renovated Long Building becomes the first official home of the Love School of Business, which had been housed in Alamance Building.
The program is designed to give students first-hand knowledge of the national and global business world and the resources for a successful career after graduation.
Dr. Tom Tiemann, Jefferson Pilot Professor of Economics, named the first Dean of the Love School of Business.
In February 1987, the Love School of Business Board of Advisors held its first meeting. At the time, the board consisted of 10 members. Today, the advisory board has 36 members who represent a myriad of local, state and national companies.
The first five Master in Business Administration degrees were awarded at Commencement. That same year, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved and accredited the MBA program at Elon.
School founded by gift from Martha and Spencer Love Foundation in late December.