MBA Candidate Ms. Kaylee Hackney Wins King-Mertz Award

Ms. Kaylee Hackney, MBA Candidate, has earned the King-Mertz Award of Excellence for her research project entitled, "An Empirical Study of Student Willingness to Study Abroad."  The Award of Excellence is given to the author of the best research/creative activity project emerging from each college during the previous year and reflects a significant contribution to the discipline.  It is the second highest form of recognition for a research project at Eastern Illinois University.  Ms. Hackney completed the project with her faculty mentor Dr. David Boggs, Assistant Chair and Associate Professor of Management.

Dr. David Boggs and MBA Candidate Ms. Kaylee Hackney

At the Academy of International Business-Midwest Conference, Ms. Kaylee Hackney, MBA Candidate, presented, "Discrepancies in Entrepreneurship Ratings: A Search for Answers in Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic and Panama," (which was co-authored with MBA alumnus Mr. Daniel Thurston). The paper won the prestigious 2012 Best Paper Award at the conference. Dr. David Boggs, Assistant Chair and Associate Professor of Management, served as faculty research mentor for the paper.

 

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