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Tulane teams make strong showing in International Biz Model Competition

Tulane teams make strong showing in International Biz Model Competition

Tulane University-based startup Instapath Bioptics topped more than 5,000 entrants from around the world to win first place and the grand prize of $30,000 in the International Business Model Competition. CMDX Biopsy, another Tulane-based team, also made the finals of the competition.

May 16, 2017 ×
Marshall Wadleigh (BSM '17) joined the Tulane football program as a walk-on in 2013, maintained a 4.0 grade point average and by his senior year, was awarded a scholarship by head coach Willie Fritz. (Photo by Ryan Rivet)

Finance and football fuel grad’s 4.0 GPA

Marshall Wadleigh’s story of accomplishment is a testament that hard work breeds success. The Tulane University senior from Pearl River, Louisiana, maintained a 4.0 grade point average as a walk-on member of the Tulane football program, and was awarded a scholarship by head coach Willie Fritz ahead of his senior year.

May 15, 2017 ×
C. Jackson "Jack" Grayson served as dean of the Freeman School from 1964 to 1967.

Former Dean C. Jackson Grayson passes

C. Jackson “Jack” Grayson Jr., former dean of the A. B. Freeman School of Business, died on May 4 at his home in Houston. He was 93. Grayson was executive chairman of the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC), an organization he founded in 1977 to spread the adoption of successful business practices and processes.

May 8, 2017 ×
Students X, Y and Z, center left to right, earned first place in the third annual Distressed Debt Investment Pitch Competition. Also picture are, left, investor Dewey Selber, a colleague of Selber's, and Myke Yest, course instructor.

Students face off in distressed debt investment pitch competition

Freeman students Jodi Gottlieb, Audrey Preston, Brooke Satterfield and Cara Williamson took home first place honors in the second annual Aaron Selber Jr. Course in Alternative Investments Distressed Debt Investment Pitch Competition.

May 7, 2017 ×
Former faculty member Danny Killeen passes

Former faculty member Danny Killeen passes

Former Freeman School faculty member Daniel B. “Danny” Killeen Sr. died on April 28, 2017, at his home in Pass Christian, Mississippi. He was 84.

May 4, 2017 ×
Zachary Engel won the James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year at the Beard Foundation's 2017 awards ceremony in Chicago.

Alum wins James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year Award

Zachary Engel (BSM ’10), chef de cuisine at Shaya Restaurant in New Orleans, won the James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year on Monday (May 1) at the Beard Foundation’s 2017 Awards Gala in Chicago.

May 3, 2017 ×
Research Notes: Shuhua Sun

Research Notes: Shuhua Sun

Shuhua Sun’s paper “Is political behavior a viable coping strategy to perceived organizational politics? Unveiling the underlying resource dynamics” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

May 2, 2017 ×
Sami Messai, center left, and Erica Schwarz, center right, receive the Tulane Business Model Competition's first place prize from Sherif Ebrahim, left, and Stephanie Kleehammer.

Medical device maker wins top prize in business model competition

A team of students from Johns Hopkins University with a device to improve the treatment of a potentially blinding infant eye disease won first place and the top prize of $25,000 in the 2017 Tulane Business Model Competition.

April 22, 2017 ×
Freeman School alumna Emily Madero is the new president and CEO of French Quarter Festivals Inc. (Photo by Zack Smith)

Alumna to lead French Quarter Festival and other popular music events

In April, Freeman School alumna Emily Mitchell Madero (NC ’02, G ’03, MBA ’07) was named president and CEO of French Quarter Festivals Inc.

April 19, 2017 ×
Drew Greenblatt, with his back to the camera, speaks to President Trump about Marlin Steel during a meeting at the White House on March 31.

Alum Drew Greenblatt visits White House to talk manufacturing

Alumnus Drew Greenblatt (MBA ’91), owner and president of Marlin Steel, was one of a dozen National Association of Manufacturers representatives who visited the White House on March 31 to talk manufacturing with President Donald Trump.

April 6, 2017 ×