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Newsroom, OCB Alumni

2013 Tommie Award Goes to Entrepreneurship and Finance Major

The Tommie Award recognizes a senior selected by students, faculty and staff who has displayed exceptional scholarship, leadership and campus involvement. This year’s recipient is Eyo O. Ekpo ’13, an entrepreneurship and finance major who has participated in a long list of extracurricular and service activities as well as two varsity sports.

Faculty, Newsroom

Going Out on a High Note

The Opus College of Business prides itself on the quality of its faculty. In keeping with this pride, two awards are presented annually to recognize faculty achievement.

The Julie Hays Teaching Award is given to an OCB faculty member for exemplary achievement in the classroom in the previous academic year. More than 30 faculty were nominated for the hays award this year, a sign of the passion our faculty have for teaching and engaging with their students.

Awarded since 2010, the Hays Award was presented today to Dr. Heino Beckmann. Beckmann announced earlier in the day his plans to retire after  28 years teaching in St Thomas’ Finance Department.

11-093 MSA viewbook portraits“As someone who views himself as a coach and mentor rather than a professor, Professor Beckmann pushes students intellectually, morally, and philosophically,” one student wrote.  “One of the most interesting people I have ever met, he draws on his past experiences to not only teach us the subject, but to teach us how to become the best people we can be.” Continue Reading

Environment, Ethics, Newsroom

2012 Diversity Awards Winners Announced

Four champions of workplace diversity were honored during the 24th annual Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity, the nation’s leading conference on diversity and inclusion,  March 22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The forum is designed for professionals who manage a diverse workforce, are responsible for diversity within their organization or work with a multicultural clientele. The Diversity Awards are given to individuals or organizations that show exemplary effort in addressing workplace diversity issues. 2012 Recipients include:

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Ethics, leadership, Local business, Newsroom

Three firms receive Minnesota Business Ethics Awards

Business Ethics Award Winners

Receiving Minnesota Business Ethics Awards Wednesday were, from the left: Dean Bachelor, founder and chair of the Platinum Group; Doug Hile, president and CEO of KleinBank; and Anthony Brausen, vice president for finance at The Mosaic Co.

By: University of St. Thomas News Service

Business leaders from across Minnesota gathered on Wednesday, May 18, to honor three companies with the 2011 Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA).

The MBEA, founded in 1999 by the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business and the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, recognizes Minnesota businesses that have exemplified and promoted ethical conduct for the benefit of the workplace, the marketplace, the environment and the community. The 2011 award recipients are:

  • Platinum Group — Founded in 1984, the Platinum Group provides turnaround management, consulting and advisory services, as well as financing and investment services for its clients. The company is located in Eden Prairie.
  • KleinBank — Founded in 1907, KleinBank is Minnesota’s largest family-owned state bank and has 23 locations. The KleinBank corporate center is located in Chaska.
  • The Mosaic Company — Founded in 2004, Mosaic is a global producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash. The company is headquartered in Plymouth.

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Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Local business, Newsroom, OCB Alumni

Entrepreneurs share the secrets of their success

The Entrepreneur Awards Ceremont took place in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the UST School of Law.

The Entrepreneur Awards Ceremony took place in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the UST School of Law.

Thursday night was St. Thomas’ 21st Annual Entrepreneur Awards Ceremony and there was an impressive collection of alumni and friends present to recognize the success of three local entrepreneurs. These success stories present lessons valuable for entrepreneurs to find success in their own ventures. Check out the videos about each honoree and a few quotes and thoughts from each from the awards ceremony. Continue Reading