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Waldie Wins 2023 Geren-Koski Award

(l-r) From left: Collis R. Geren, Mike Waldie, Patricia R. Koski
April 24, 2023  |  By Lori McLemore

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Mike Waldie, assistant dean for the Graduate School of Business at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, is the recipient of the 2023 Geren-Koski Award in the Outstanding Staff category. The Graduate School and International Education recognized award winners for their contributions to excellence in graduate education at a reception on Wednesday, April 19.

"The Collis R. Geren and Patricia R. Koski Awards are given to faculty and staff members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to graduate education. The awardees will receive a monetary award, in addition to having their names placed on permanent plaques outside of the GSIE Dean's Office in Gearhart Hall."

Read more about Mike and his fellow award recipients − Kristofor R. Brye, university professor of applied soil physics and pedology (Outstanding Faculty Award) and Michael C. Freeman, director of international students and scholars (Outstanding GSIE Staff Award) − in Arkansas News.



Lori McLemoreSince 2013, Lori McLemore has served as the marketing and communications officer for the Sam M. Walton College of Business. In this role, she writes press releases and features articles to promote the work of students, faculty and staff. 

Prior to working at Walton College, she worked as the director of web strategy and operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the national headquarters for 3,500 Boys & Girls Clubs. She was part of the core team to establish an intranet site for Clubs around the globe and the public internet site for the national nonprofit located in Atlanta.

Lori holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Auburn University ... and loves BOTH the Arkansas Razorbacks (Woo Pig!!) and the Auburn Tigers (War Eagle!!)

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