Culverhouse Points of Pride and Rankings

How We Rank for 2019-2020

Recent College Successes

  • Culverhouse alum Marillyn A. Hewson is the President, Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin and was named the Most Powerful Woman in Business for 2019 by Fortune Magazine. She was also named 2018 Chief Executive of the Year by Chief Executive magazine and selected to TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2019.
  • Dr. Rich Houston, the director of the Culverhouse School of Accountancy and the Hilton Dean Professor of Accounting, was selected as one of the 2018 recipients of The University of Alabama’s highest honor for excellence in teaching – The Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards.
  • In October of 2018, the Institute of Business Analytics (IBA) received a nearly $1 million grant from the Office of Justice Programs at the US Department of Justice to develop a data-driven tool to help end users better understand the scope of the opioid epidemic in Alabama and how to intelligently allocate resources.
  • Dr. Jim Cochran, the Culverhouse Associate Dean for Research, was recognized by the Institute for Operations Research & the Management Sciences (INFORMS) with its President’s Award, which goes to those who make “important contributions to the welfare of society” on a “local, national, or global level.” The award was given to him at the organization’s recent annual meeting.
  • The Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama celebrated 100 years of transforming business in 2019. The centennial year featured several special initiatives aimed at helping College alums and friends relive the rich history of Culverhouse while showcasing its plans for the future.
  • The John R. Miller Professor of Management at Culverhouse, Dr. Ron Dulek, was 2019’s recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, which honors one man and one woman of this academic year’s graduating class as well as one non-student.

Recent Student Successes

  • The Manderson Case Team had a banner 2019 year including placing first at the SEC MBA Case Competition in Knoxville, TN winning $10,000 in prize money. Additionally, the team earned back-to-back-to-back first place finishes in addition to snagging second and taking third at competitions across the nation.
  • At the 2019 convention, EIA challenged 11 Culverhouse College of Business students, including some on the STEM Path to the MBA, to build an entire business from concept to company in under three weeks. Shirah and her team’s idea won them a full-expensed trip to Greece for further exposure.
  • Three Manderson students filed a patent and received a $50,000 grant to launch their start-up Ortho Screws.
  • Master of Applied Statistics students advanced to the final round of the Humana 2019 Healthcare Analytics Case Competition.
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