MBA Candidate Receives King-Mertz Award of Excellence

The School of Business is proud to announce that Mr. Luel Tekle, MBA candidate, has been named the 2011 winner of the King-Mertz Award of Excellence in the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences. Tekle's project is entitled, "Financial Intermediation and Economic Growth: Evidence from East Africa."  His faculty mentor is Dr. Ingyu Chiou, Associate Professor of Finance.

The award is given to the author of the best research/creative activity project emerging from the college during the past year and reflects a significant contribution to the discipline.  It is the second-highest form of recognition for a research/creative activity project at Eastern Illinois University.  The award was established by representatives of the Council on Graduate Studies in 2009, and it has been funded through a generous gift from Nancie King Mertz, a graduate of the Master of Arts in Art program and a recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award.


Luel Tekle