- Professors James Neelankavil and George Papaioannou received the 2010-2011 Dean's Service Award for their leadership in the strategic planning process on the Strategic Planning Oversight Committee (SPOC). The committee has set ambitious goals to improve the Zarb School of Business in the following areas: academic excellence, student personal and professional development, internationalization, pedagogical excellence, and innovation and scholarly research.
- Dr. Anil Mathur received the 2010-2011 Dean's Research Award for his paper titled "A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Life Status Changes on Changes in Consumer Preferences," which was published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 2008.
- Dr. Richard Wilson received the 2010/2011 Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication for his submission "Competing Successfully against Multinationals: A Longitudinal Perspective of Hungarian Advertising Agencies," Journal of Strategic Marketing.
- Dr. Hak Kim, associate professor of information technology received The Best Conference Theme Paper Award at the International Conference on Information Resources Management 2011 for his paper titled "Evolution of Wireless Technologies: Exploring the Technology Trajectory in Competitive Wireless Industry."
- Professor Glen Vogel's participated in the 2011 North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business (NEALSB) annual conference in Lenox, Massachusetts, and won the Best Paper of the Conference Award for his paper titled "Clinton, Campaigns, and Corporate Expenditures: The Supreme Court's Recent Decision in Citizen's United and Its Impact on Corporate Political Influence."
- Ehsan Nikbakht, professor of finance, was recently appointed chairperson of the derivatives committee of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). NYSSA is the leading forum in the investment community since its founding in1937 by, among others, Benjamin Graham, who is considered to be the "father of financial analysis." A not-for-profit industry organization, NYSSA's mission is to promote best practices and the highest professional standards in the industry. The Zarb School is one of only 15 business schools to have a university partnership with this prestigious organization.
- Andrew Spieler, associate professor of finance, delivered the keynote address at the Alternative Investing Forum sponsored by Catalyst Financial Partners in April 2011 at the Harvard Club. Dr. Spieler also serves as the chairperson of the derivatives committee of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Founded in 2008, Catalyst Financial Partners is a specialist investor events firm for the alternative investing industry.
Dr. James Neelankavil, the Robert E. Brockway '46 Endowed Distinguished Professor in Marketing
Dr. George Papaioannou, the C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor in Finance and Investment Banking
Dr. Anil Mathur, the Brodlieb Distinguished Professor in Business
Dr. Rick Wilson, Assistant Professor of Marketing and International Business
Dr. Hak Kim, Associate Professor of Information Technology (right)
Glen M. Vogel, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies in Business
Dr. Ehsan Nikbakht, Professor of Finance
Dr. Andrew Spieler, Associate Professor of Finance
- The Zarb School's Delta Pi chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the honors organization for the financial information profession, has been recognized internationally as a "Superior Chapter." Under the direction of Professor Linda Schain, the chapter far exceeded the minimum requirements of Beta Alpha Psi and has excelled in the areas of academics, professionalism and leadership.
- The Hofstra chapter of the American Marketing Association (HAMA) received several awards at the organization's international intercollegiate conference in New Orleans this spring. These awards included: Third Place Exhibit: Best Communication of Chapter Activities; Nintendo Case Competition Semi-Finalist; Outstanding Chapter Planning; Outstanding Community Service and Outstanding Chapter Communications.
- Hofstra University's chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) received first place in their division in the Student Chapter Reporting and Evaluation Program (SCREP). SCREP is a national compliance competition between all NABA chapters. In June 2011, the group's achievements were recognized at the NABA Annual National Convention in Orlando, Florida.
- Students in the Advertising Case Competition class were charged with developing a $100 million, fully integrated yearlong campaign to attract female shoppers as part of the JC Penney-sponsored American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Case Competition. The students presented their campaign to advertising, media and JC Penney judges, and took top honors in their district composed of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. In addition to taking first place in the overall competition, the students were awarded Best Strategic Plan and Best Creative Plan. The team traveled to San Diego in June for the national competition.
- Zarb graduate students Adrin Mammen, Ritika Sharma, Kate Wei, Ruth Franklin and Christelle Gamambaye participated in The 2011 Strategy Case Competition organized by Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) and the National Association of Women M.B.A.s. The group took third place out of 21 participating universities and was awarded a $2,000 cash prize. "PSEG: A Roadmap of 2035" presented the group's plan for the company to achieve 80% of their electricity portfolio from clean energy sources by 2035.
- Zarb accounting student Samantha Arpino received the 2011 American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants Award. Presented by the organization's New York City affiliate, the scholarship recognizes and rewards outstanding women who are pursuing a career in the accounting profession. Ms. Arpino was also the recipient of the 2011 Davis- Kassa Scholarship Award. The Davis-Kassa Scholarship is named in honor of former executive directors of the Institute of Supply Management-New York who served with distinction. In addition, Ms. Arpino was also accepted into the Geico Work Study and Leo Goodwin Scholarship Program. Under the terms of this demanding program, students receive a scholarship and an offer of paid part-time employment.
- Four Zarb graduate students received awards for their superior academic performance. Ya Song and Alexander Chao received the Kraft Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing. Ms. Song received the highest grade in the core marketing course and Mr. Chao was named the top graduating M.B.A. student studying marketing at the Zarb School. Zihuan Zhang and Hemang Shah received the Astoria Federal Savings Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Finance. Mr. Zhang received the highest grade in the core finance course and Mr. Shah was names the top graduating M.B.A. student studying finance.
Hofstra American Marketing Association students Alexander Schultz, Matthew Romano, Nicole Bazzinotti and Parks Middleton
Hofstra American Marketing students with Faculty Advisor Rick Wilson
Members of the case study competition with Faculty Advisor Rick Wilson
Adrin Mammen, Ritika Sharma, Kate Wei, Ruth Franklin and Christelle Gamambaye
One of the contestants and a Zarb Student, Ritika Sharma, with the prize check