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Price Newsletter - December 2021

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Corey Phelps - Dean, Price College of Business


As the fall 2021 semester comes to a close, we have much to celebrate. Students, faculty, and staff continue to successfully navigate the challenges and concerns brought about by the ever-changing landscape of the pandemic. I’d like to applaud them for their consistent positivity and determination through formidable times.
As you’ll read, the Price College of Business has achieved numerous new rankings for several programs, from Aerospace and Defense to Finance, Entrepreneurship, and more. These achievements are reflections of what we already know to be true: that a Price College education prepares students to tackle the greatest challenges and opportunities of our times. We are excited to receive such recognition and I’m grateful to our award-winning faculty for creating the successful programs that continue to capture the world’s attention.
In our October newsletter, I shared Price College’s new five-year Strategic Plan. If you haven’t already done so, I invite you to get acquainted with it. We’re very proud of our new plan and energized by its vision for the future of Price College. I look forward to working with you to help us realize our bold vision. In future newsletters, we’ll update you on our progress in implementing the plan.

Marcia Plumbtree (center) is presented with membership plaque by two OU student at the annual Adams Society Gala

Over the past two months, I’ve been excited to meet so many of you at our annual Red River Reception in Dallas, the Adams Society gala in OKC, and the alumni tailgate in Norman. The turnout at these events was impressive, and so was the energy and enthusiasm shown by the attendees. I was thrilled to be able to host these events in person again.

Corey Phelps, Dean, Price College of Business and Joseph Harroz Jr., President, University of Oklahoma

Our 2021 fall convocation will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the T. Howard McCasland Field House on the OU Norman campus. Numerous safety protocols will be in place. We hope you can join us for this important annual celebration.
December always provides us an opportunity to look back on the year’s successes while also looking ahead to the excitement of a new year and its many possibilities. Please enjoy the latest news from Price College. May your holidays and New Year be filled with warmth and gratitude. Thank you for your continued support.

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Corey Phelps
Fred E. Brown Chair in Business
Professor of Entrepreneurship

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Executive MBA in A&D Ranks High in College Consensus

The Executive MBA in Aerospace and Defense is ranked #5 on College Consensus’ list of Best One-Year Online MBA Programs for 2022.

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PCOB Receives Rankings by Princeton Review, Entrepreneur

Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have ranked Price #17 overall and #8 in the West for our graduate program in entrepreneurship, and #33 overall and #11 in the West for our undergraduate program in entrepreneurship.

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University HQ Ranks Price College’s Online Finance Graduate Degree

University HQ has ranked Price College #23 for Best Online Master’s Degree in Finance                                                                                                                            

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Part-Time MBA Program Receive First Fortune Education Ranking

Fortune Education has ranked Price #44 on its list of Best Part-Time MBA Programs. This is Fortune Education’s first-ever ranking of this category.

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Accounting Ph.D. Student Receives Award

Accounting Ph.D. student Ling Zhang received the 2022 Outstanding Doctoral Student Paper Award and Scholarship during the American Accounting Association’s Southwest Region meeting for her paper, “The Consequences of Losing All-Star Status.” 

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Ph.D. Student Co-Autors Article

MIS Ph.D. student Michael Matthews’ co-authored article has been accepted for publication in The Leadership Quarterly. His co-authors are Price College doctoral alumni Samuel H. Matthews, Dawei “David” Wang and Thomas K. Kelemen.

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Pat Fields is Recognized With Numerous Awards

Sooner football safety and BBA/MAcc student Pat Fields has been recognized repeatedly for demonstrating excellence in academics, athletics and community service, including being named a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year and the 2021 Wuerffel Trophy.

Denzel Akuffo (left) with SGA student

Denzel Akuffo is Named VP of OU SGA

Price student Denzel Akuffo (left), a marketing major on a pre-law track, was inaugurated as vice president of OU’s Student Government Association.

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Chris Statton Receives OU Outstanding Senior Award

Price College student Chris Statton was among 16 OU students selected as Outstanding Seniors for their exceptional achievements in scholarship, honors, awards, leadership and service.

Lubomir Litov and Agnes Cheng

Inaugural Colloquium on Climate Change’s Effects on Business Held Dec. 8

Lubomir Litov and Agnes Cheng organized the inaugural Price College Colloquium on Environmental, Social and Governance Disclosure, which focused on climate change and was held Dec. 8. The event featured guest presenters from 15 business schools around the globe.

Craig Shimasaki

Craig Shimasaki Named in '10 for the Next 10'

Adjunct professor and senior entrepreneur-in-residence Craig Shimasaki was profiled by 405 Business magazine for their 10 for the Next 10  "people who will change Oklahoma City in the next 10 years” feature. Shimasaki is also co-founder and President/CEO of Moleculera Labs.

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I-Hub Shares Success with Student Startup

Bison Underground, an OU student and alumni startup that recently won $250,000 for a carbon removal invention, recognized the Tom Love Innovation Hub for its role in their success.

Mark Bolino

Mark Bolino’s research on employment relationships and social capital is featured in a new interview with the BBC.

Lubomir Litov

Lubomir Litov’s co-authored paper is forthcoming in the Review of Accounting Studies. Another co-authored paper, which was presented at this year’s American Law and Economics Association meeting and a Columbia Law School conference, has been conditionally accepted for publication in the Journal of Financial Economics.

Christina Li

Christina Li’s co-authored research on testing career advice was published in a new Harvard Business Review article.

Shawn McClean

Shawn McClean’s co-authored paper on conscientious employees’ relationships with intelligent machines was published in the A-level Academy of Management Journal.

Bill Audas

Bill Audas, the founding director of the JCPenney Leadership Program, has passed away. Lovingly referred to by students as “Mr. A,” Price College is grateful for the profound impact that Bill had on our program, which continues today.

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