Greyser wins Sports Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award

first_imgStephen A. Greyser, Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, has received the 2010 Sports Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Marketing Association in recognition of his “distinguished career contributions to the scientific understanding of sports business.”A member of the HBS faculty for more than 40 years, Greyser is an expert on sports management, brand marketing, advertising, corporate communications, and nonprofit management. He has authored or co-authored 16 books, more than 300 case studies, and numerous articles. Greyser developed and taught the first course on the business of sports offered at a leading business school and co-authored the field’s principal text and casebook.He continues to supervise M.B.A. student field studies and serve as faculty adviser to the HBS Business of Sports Club. He now teaches his course at Harvard Extension School. Greyser has also been editorial board chairman of Harvard Business Review, executive director of the Marketing Science Institute, and president of the American Academy of Advertising.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s professor of economics dies

first_imgProfessor of business and economics Jerome “Jerry” L. McElroy, who taught at Saint Mary’s for 32 years, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. He was 77 years old.McElroy was deeply invested in the life of the community at Saint Mary’s, vice president for college relations Shari Rodriguez said. When asked what he wanted to tell his colleagues and students, McElroy said, “Tell them I love them.”Rodriguez said students, alumnae and faculty loved McElroy right back, as expressed by College President Carol Ann Mooney.“Jerry was the consummate Saint Mary’s faculty member. A man of deep faith, this was not a job for Jerry, but a true vocation,” Mooney said. “He loved his students and colleagues and often demonstrated that love by sharing his beautiful poems with us. None of us will ever forget his warm smile and the countless contributions he made to generations of Saint Mary’s women.”McElroy began teaching at Saint Mary’s in the fall of 1982, and continued to teach through the fall 2014 semester. Jerry was honored with two faculty awards recognizing his excellence in teaching, the Maria Pieta Award in 1989 and the Spes Unica Award in 1997, Rodriguez said.McElroy was also a poet. He hosted annual readings at the College on themes of nature, the supernatural world, childhood on his grandfather’s farm and meditations on themes of grace. Most recently, McElroy offered a reading in October 2014 from his latest published chapbook, “Hidden Graces,” which was published by Finishing Line Press.At the reading, professor emeritus of religious studies Keith Egan introduced McElroy, stating that in McElroy’s lifetime, he has published more than 140 poems, published or co-published 17 books and monographs and produced nearly 142 scholarly papers, which resulted from McElroy’s research into the economies of the islands of the Caribbean.Beyond his admirable accomplishments, McElroy influenced many in the College’s community on a personal level, as shown by the hundreds of letters, notes and e-mails received by his wife of 43 years, Birdie Maria Rossow McElroy.“Each of those who wrote or called felt he [McElroy] knew them well, and they him,” Birdie McElroy said. “He was a spirit that transcended mere cursory knowledge: as one former student said, ‘He saw us.’ That is a rare gift and one that flowed naturally from Jerry, from a large heart, sharp mind, all encased in a soft demeanor and humor that delighted.”Birdie McElroy said although her husband’s five books of published poetry that contain some of her own artwork may not have eclipsed his economic research, his poetry helps distinguish McElroy as a true “Renaissance Man.”“His gift to me as my husband was an abiding love, a kindness that enveloped me, a support for my every endeavor and surely the greatest gift from one human being to another; the gift of knowing me deeply and accepting everything I am,” Birdie McElroy said.Close friend and colleague Richard Measell, who is the chair of the department of business and economics, said that besides being a true family man, McElroy was also a professional and reliable professor, who always sought excellence but not perfection, and handled others with grace and understanding.“Saint Mary’s has many truly outstanding people who have dedicated their lives to working here, but Jerry is part of the very few who definitely are the ‘best of the best,’” Measell said. “Throughout his years here, he demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.“He loved his students dearly and always wanted them to learn as much as they could. … Jerry knew how to relate well to others and his rapport with his students was remarkable — leading many to stay in touch with him after graduation.”One of these former students, Courtney Parry, class of 2009, said she grew especially fond of McElroy, as the two worked together researching, conducting data analyses and writing reviews of several publications.“We worked well as a pair — he would identify a hypothesis (often in an area of island research, his specialty) and I would run the data to prove or disprove the hypothesis,” Parry said. “I would identify the needed datasets, clean the data and run the models.”The research Parry conducted for her senior thesis was used in an article Parry and McElroy co-published her senior year. Parry said she also helped McElroy with a second article after she had graduated.Parry said she will remember McElroy as a wonderful teacher and mentor along with his family who she grew close with over the years.“In many ways, they [the McElroy family] ‘are Saint Mary’s’ — kind, generous in spirit, faithful and supportive.”Tags: jerome mcelroy, jerry mcelroy, professor of economics, saint mary’s professor dieslast_img read more

SOUTHCOM Donates Fire Fighting and Rescue Equipment to El Salvador

first_img“We are grateful to SOUTHCOM for their donation, since now we have protective equipment and new tools to respond to all emergencies,” Sergeant Rosales added. “We thank SOUTHCOM for their cooperation and aid to this service agency, because this is the first time that we have received a significant number of totally new equipment, tools, and accessories,” said Fire Department Major José Joaquín Parada, CBES’s director, at the delivery ceremony on November 13th. The donation consists of 31 pieces of compressed air equipment used with a breathing system that protects firefighters from gas, smoke, and vapor while they battle blazes. In 2015, the CBES responded to 3,181 emergencies including fires, traffic accidents, and destruction caused by swarms of bees. That year, there were 917 more emergencies than the agency handled in 2014. In addition to having firefighters with a high degree of training and skills, the CBES requires that its equipment be in excellent condition. “We have been responding to an average of between 10 and 20 emergencies per day,” explained CBES Sergeant Douglas Rosales. “But this past weekend, we broke that record due to the strength of the winds. If we hadn’t had adequate equipment and [taken] precautions in our work, we would have run the risk of getting burned.” SOUTHCOM also donated protective equipment for 31 firefighters, including helmets, coats, boots, Nomex caps that protect the head and face from the heat of a fire, 351 protective gloves, and 12 hydraulic hoses. The victims, between tears and hopelessness over the losses, thanked CBES for their quick response, which enabled some residents to salvage their homes. “In my house, only one room was damaged by smoke because the firefighters were able to put out the fire quickly,” said Eulalia Zepeda, a 70-year-old retired teacher. “If they hadn’t come, maybe I would have lost everything, like my neighbors whose six homes burned down.” SOUTHCOM also donated six hydraulic cutting and expansion tools, which are indispensable for traffic accidents where people are trapped in a vehicle; cords to perform vertical rescues; and three multi-gas gauges that measure the level of hydrocarbons, oxygen, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfate at a site where hazardous materials are present. During one fire on February 6th, 20 firefighters battled a blaze in the neighborhood of Lourdes – in the historical center of the municipality of San Salvador. An electrical short-circuit at a residence ignited the fire, which spread to at least five other homes. center_img “The population trusts the work we do – they trust our skills and abilities, Maj. Parada explained. “This donation is very important. This protective equipment and rescue tools provide the best possible service in any emergency.” The CBES’s equipment is continuously deteriorating due to the nature of their work. For example, CBES responded to 42 fires related to the strong winds that swept through the country during the weekend of February 6th. El Salvador’s Fire Corps (CBES, for its Spanish acronym) has received more than $400,000 from the U.S Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in equipment, tools, and modern accessories to put out fires and rescue victims of traffic accidents and hazardous substances spills. By Dialogo February 16, 2016 “It is gratifying to be able to support an institution like the Fire Corps, which is committed and disciplined in its work, often risking their lives to protect the people of El Salvador,” said Colonel Robert A. Wagner, Senior Defense Official for the Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador. But the protective equipment is not the only gear SOUTHCOM provided to the CBES. Arduous worklast_img read more

Search on for Donegal and Dublin managers

first_imgRory Gallagher, assistant during the 2012 All Ireland-winning season, is the favourite to succeed McGuinness.Meanwhile, Ger Cunningham is the favourite to succeed Anthony Daly as Dublin hurling manager. It’s been reported in this morning’s Examiner that the former Cork goalkeeper is the preferred choice of county board officials, and could be confirmed in the job by the week’s end.last_img

Area Schools Will Have to Make Up Snow Days in June

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAfter a number of snow days, area schools are looking to face some make up days in June.The state of Michigan requires school districts to have at least 1,098 hours of education, and a minimum of 175 days of in school education to receive the full state school aid fund.Schools are allowed six days off due to weather, illness or other major problems, but will have to make up anytime after that. So far Alpena Public Schools will have to make up one school day in June due to this week’s snow.“As of right now we have one day that we will be making up. We are past our six days that the state allows and forgives us on for weather issues, so we had our 7th so we will have one (make up day) as of right now. If we have anymore, those days will be added on at the end of the year,” Superintendent, Van Wagoner said. The make up days will not interfere with senior’s graduation, but when it comes to other events such as sports; that’s a different story.“Graduation is pretty well set. We have the ability to have our seniors still be able to get out earlier. The state gives us previsions as far as attendance numbers to be able to that. But as far as events, that’s where it’s gets real tricky. A lot of times we cancel and we try to reschedule. Finding days to be able to do that, that really gets tricky and unfortunately sometimes we’re not able to reschedule events but we try our absolute hardest to make sure our kids get those opportunities when we can find a way to work with another school district to find a way to make up that event,” he added.As for other area schools, Hillman Community Schools has been out for 7 days. Alcona Community Schools has been out 6 days, and Rogers City Area Schools have been out for 8 days but have longer grace periods for make up days.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona Community Schools, Alpena Public Schools, Hillman Community Schools, Rogers City Area Schools, School Make Up Days, Snow DaysContinue ReadingPrevious Good Morning Alpena Showcases ‘Cool Things We Make Part Two’Next Meth Bust: Two Arrested in Otsego Countylast_img read more