Treasured memories of times spent on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minn., in his youth were among the factors leading David Burke ’13 to create a clothing brand built around the Midwestern dedication to an outdoor lifestyle.
Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker and Dr. Sameer Kumar have been named recipients of this annual award for 2013. Award winners are tenured members of the St. Thomas faculty who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to not only their respective disciplines but also to the university.
The purpose of the Opus College of Business Award for Outstanding Service is to annually recognize and honor an OCB faculty person for his or her exceptional record of service achievements and contributions to the Opus College of Business. All full-time faculty members who have been members of OCB for at least three years are eligible for this award.
The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business jumped 10 spots to its highest place ever in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of 2015 best graduate schools of business, published March 11. Among the 453 AACSB-accredited full-time MBA programs included, St. Thomas placed exactly 100th. The school’s Evening MBA program ranked 110th.
"Professor Michaelson will make a great contribution to the center's mission of interdisciplinary research and curriculum development focusing on the formation of business and law students into ethical leaders. We are all looking forward a great deal to working with him to strengthen our ties to the Opus College of Business faculty and to do more outreach to foster professional formation for business managers."