Year In Review 2011
BREAKING NEWS: MAJOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS!
- The first MBA graduates and the School of Business’ 25th anniversary.
- The highest ranked Honors College class in history (and a record number of applications).
- We launched a Peace Corps Master’s International degree and a major in Computing in the Arts.
- Many research achievements by faculty including Joe Carson, Justin Wyatt, Bill Manaris, and Emily Rosko.
WE HAD BIG HEADLINES!
- The Spaulding-Paolozzi Foundation gives $1 million for two field research stations at Dixie Plantation.
- Folkstone Limited Partnership gives $500,000 to the School of Business to advance global learning.
- Faculty in the School of Sciences and Mathematics are awarded more than $3 million in NSF science grants, including $2.2 million for professor Gavin Naylor to study shark biting habits.
- John Tisdale ’86 was one of six alumni to receive awards of achievement. He made a breakthrough in the treatment of sickle cell disease.
- New York Yankee Brett Gardner ’05 lead the American League in stolen bases.
- Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel inspired students.
- General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt spoke at a Friends of the Library event.
IN THE SPORTS SECTION…
- Baseball player Daniel Aldrich won the 2011 Home Run Derby and was named Collegiate Baseball National Freshman Player of the Year.
- Basketball player Andrew Goudelock was drafted to NBA (2nd player in school history), won the Mercedes Benz 3-point contest and was named SoCon Male Athlete of the Year.
- Men’s basketball makes it to NIT quarterfinals (longest postseason run in program history), hosted the first NIT game in the TD Arena and won the SoCon regular season title.
- SoCon Coaches of the Year – Bobby Cremins (m. basketball), Angelo Anastopoulo (w. tennis).
- SoCon Players of the Year – Cole Dawley (volleyball), Andrew Goudelock (basketball).
- Four sailors were named ICSA All-Americans.
- SoCon Conference Champions – Volleyball, Men’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Tennis.