Freeman News

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 ×
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 ×
Ballard Brands founders Scott, Steven and Paul Ballard, left to right, discussed the history of the company on March 23 in a presentation hosted by the Tulane Family Business Center. (Photo by Guillermo Cabrera-Rojo)

Ballard Brands receives 2017 Outstanding Family Enterprise Award

In March, the A. B. Freeman School of Business honored Ballards Brands, the corporate parent of PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans and WOW Cafe, with the 2017 Outstanding Family Enterprise Award.

April 5, 2017 ×
Perri Levine, right, and Ryan Fishel makes their pitch for CMDX Biopsy during last month's semifinal round of the Tulane Business Model Competition. CMDX Biopsy, Instapath Bioptics and Kaleyedos will compete for $25,000 in the competition's final round, which will take place on Thursday, April 20, at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. (Photo by Guillermo Cabrera-Rojo)

Tulane Business Model Competition announces finalists

CMDX Biopsy, Kaleyedos and Instapath Bioptics will compete for $25,000 in the final round of the 2017 Tulane Business Model Competition.

April 5, 2017 ×
J.J. Buqet, left, and Steve Gleason, right, will be honored as Tulane University's 2017 Entrepreneurs of the Year at the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards Gala on April 20 at the Audubon Tea Room.

Tulane to honor Buquet and Gleason as Entrepreneurs of the Year

The A. B. Freeman School of Business will honor business executive James J. Buquet III (MBA ’90) and ALS activist Steve Gleason (MBA ’11) at the 2017 Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards Gala.

April 3, 2017 ×