PULLMAN, Wash. — Several faculty and staff members of the Washington State University College of Business and Economics received honors at the close of the 2000-01 academic year for exceptional contributions to students and programs.

Receiving awards were Chuck Munson, for outstanding faculty teaching; Kristine Kuhn, for outstanding faculty scholarship/research; and Jane Cote, for outstanding faculty service. Munson, a decision sciences assistant professor, and Kuhn, a human resources/personnel assistant professor, are in Pullman. Cote is an associate professor at WSU Vancouver.

CBE awards to graduate students went to finance’s Thomas Walker, for outstanding teaching; management’s Robert Harrington, for research; and accounting’s Michelle Lashua, for service. Lashua also received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from Beta Alpha Psi/Accounting Club. She shared the club’s Outstanding Member Award with December graduate and accounting teaching assistant Emilly Snyder.

The CBE Outstanding Staff Member Award went to Anita Young of the college’s graduate programs office.

Other CBE faculty and teaching assistants received honors from various organizations throughout the university. Accounting’s Richard Toolson received the Outstanding Teacher Award from Beta Alpha Psi/Accounting Club.

Harry Turtle, finance assistant professor, received the MBA Professor of the Year Award from the MBA Association. Wanda Walters, administrative assistant to the business program at WSU Tri-Cities, was one of five to receive a university Employee Excellence Award. Marketing teaching assistant Alka Varma Citrin received the university-wide Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the Graduate and Professional Student Association.

Four CBE faculty members split this year’s Best Paper Award from the CBE’s International Business Institute. Management professor John Cullen and marketing associate professor Jean Johnson coauthored “Success through Commitment and Trust: The Soft Side of Strategic Alliance Management,” which appeared in the Journal of World Business. Marketing and international business professor Patriya Tansuhaj and marketing assistant professor Rajdeep Grewal coauthored “Building Organizational Capabilities for Managing Economic Crisis: The Role of Marketing Orientation and Strategic Flexibility,” which was published in the Journal of Marketing.

Four CBE faculty members received Boeing Travel Grant awards. Jerry Goodstein, management professor at WSU Vancouver, will travel to the Judge Institute of Management Studies at the University of Cambridge in England. He will outline a number of joint research projects with the Health Policy and the Corporate Governance research centers there and discuss his work on integrating institutional ethics into strategic and policy decision-making.

Robert Rosenman, economics professor, will return to Thailand to Khon Kaen University/Thai Chamber of Commerce to finalize a visiting WSU faculty program, develop a joint summer program for Thai students at WSU, collaborate on research on HIV/AIDS in Thailand and develop new links with agencies.

Andrew Urbaczewski, assistant professor of management information systems, will travel to Finland to the Mikkeli Polytechnic Institute to establish a joint teaching and research program for students to do virtual projects via and about mobile Internet.

Suprateek Sarker will travel to Norway this summer to visit the University of Oslo where he will assess this past year’s collaborative cross-cultural virtual teaching project. He also will finalize collaborative research papers.