Alumni and Faculty Hall of Fame
We at The W. A. Franke College of Business greatly value our alumni, friends, and retired faculty who have supported our efforts over the years. In 2003, our National Advisory Board decided to formalize our appreciation by creating the Alumni Hall of Fame to recognize the achievement of our outstanding alumni. A year later, they realized this should also embrace the outstanding faculty who have supported our Mission. The recognition is now called the FCB National Advisory Board’s Alumni & Faculty Hall of Fame.
We are very proud of our inductees and invite you to learn about each of them, and to enjoy our photos and videos from previous events. Each year we host a recognition dinner the Friday of Homecoming Weekend. On an annual basis, current Hall of Fame members join faculty and staff to welcome and honor new inductees.
We encourage you to learn more about our inductees, and to review the criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame.
2017 Alumni & Faculty Hall of Fame Inductees
Matt Casado Ed.D. (EDU ’91), Professor Emeritus, HRM, Paige Lund (HRM ’93), General Manager Renaissance Hotel & Area General Manager for the Marriott collection Phoenix, John Ferron (FIN ’86), Executive Chairman of Ivanti Software and Jim Travis (MKT/BUS ADMIN ’70), retired.
The 15th annual The W. A. Franke College of Business Hall of Fame awards dinner was held on October 26, 2017 at the High Country Inn and Conference Center in downtown Flagstaff.
2016 Alumni & Faculty Hall of Fame Inductees Accordion Closed
Bill Nyman (MKT ’70), Timothy M. Rastello (ACC ’75), Fred W. Smith II (MKT ’83) and Kathy Finnerty Thomas (MKT/MGT ’78), Kay Pitt (NAU faculty from 1981-2011), Ron Pitt (NAU faculty from 1981 – 2011).
The 14th annual The W. A. Franke College of Business Hall of Fame awards dinner was held on October 13, 2016 at the High Country Inn and Conference Center in downtown Flagstaff. Below is the video from the event.
2015 Alumni & Faculty Hall of Fame Inductees Accordion Closed
Samia Ashraf (’84 CIS/MGT), retired, SeaLand; Robert Jordan (’90 BUS ADM/FIN), CEO of Tribeca Capital Partners LLC; Dr. Ken Lorek, professor of Accounting at FCB 1996-2015; Mark Minter (’75 MGT), Executive Director of Arizona Builders’ Alliance; and Glenn Tubb (’75 ACC), Senior Vice President of Products at Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc.
October 22, 2015 our recognition dinner was held at the Doubletree.
2014 Alumni & Faculty Hall of Fame Inductees Accordion Closed
Bill Heibel (’70 MKT, ’73 MBA), consultant to General Dynamics Information Technology Company; Kristy O’Bannon (’97 ACC), co-owner of O’Bannon Anaya & Company Ltd; Thomas B. Perkins (’80 HRM), president and CEO of Core-Mark Holding Company; Joe Walka (dean of the college 1987-1996), and Robert Williams (professor in MKT 1978-2010).
October 23, 2014 our recognition dinner was held at the Coconino Center for the Arts.