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Auburn’s College of Business receives endowment for professorship

AUBURN – The Auburn University College of Business has received a gift from Wendy S. Wilson of Huntsville to establish a professorship endowment in honor of her first accounting professor, and current associate dean of undergraduate programs, Gary Waters. The endowment, in response to President Gogue’s charge to create 81 new professorships campus-wide for existing faculty with exceptional merit, is the second to be secured by the College of Business in two months and the first to be fully funded.

The professorship will be called the Wilson Family Endowed Professorship until Waters retires from the College of Business, and then will be renamed the Dr. Gary Waters professorship. The dean of the College of Business will award the endowment to a professor who exhibits a strong commitment to students and provides a high quality of instruction, research and service. To make the endowment one of distinction, the university will match endowment earnings up to $7,500 in perpetuity.

“There are many people who have had great influence on my life and career and I am very pleased to honor them with this endowed professorship,” said Wilson.

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Survey ranks AU economics professors among most productive in nation

AUBURN – Economics faculty at Auburn University achieved high rankings in a newly published study in the Southern Economic Journal that examined research productivity and impact in the area of economic education from 1991-2005.

Economics departments were ranked on total citations and citations per author. Auburn ranked 14th, just ahead of such noted institutions as Princeton and the University of Toronto. The top three ranking universities for research in this discipline were Vanderbilt, Indiana and Wisconsin.

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