SWOSU’s Everett Dobson School of Business & Technology Wins Awards and Granted Accreditation
Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology in Weatherford recently won several awards—including 10-year accreditation—from the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). A SWOSU faculty member, Dr. Amanda Evert (center) and two students—Cheyanne McMullin (second from left) of Elgin and Regan Matthews (fourth from left) of Minco—were also presented the Innovation Challenge Award. With them is (left) 2018-2019 ACBSP Board Chair Dr. Alegjandro Cheyne of Universidad del Rosario and (right) 2019-2020 ACBSP Board Chair Dr. Kim Wong of Central New Mexico Community College.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology in Weatherford was recently honored for having achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and a SWOSU faculty member received an outstanding award.
Faculty of the school attended the conference held in Houston.
The accreditation is for 10 years.
“Our business faculty and SWOSU are very proud of this accomplishment and thoroughly enjoyed the conference activities and presentations,” said the school’s Associate Dean Dr. Patsy Parker.
SWOSU Assistant Professor Dr. Amanda Evert was also announced as the ACBSP International Winner of the Teaching Excellence Award. In the Fall of 2018, Evert was nominated and won the Region 6 Teaching Excellence Award for the states of Oklahoma,
Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico. ACBSP accredits 91 colleges and universities in those five states, and ACBSP has 11 regions worldwide with over 1,200 member campuses in over 50 countries.
“Dr. Evert winning the international award was a very exciting moment for all of us in the Dobson SBT and SWOSU,” Parker said. “She presented at the conference and her presentation was packed, standing room only.”
SWOSU also won several other awards. ACBSP issued a challenge to all schools to submit a 5-minute marketing video that would promote ACBSP accreditation. Evert’s marketing classes accepted the challenge. Sixteen videos were submitted from students at ACBSP schools, and SWOSU students Cheyanne McMullin of Elgin and Regan Matthews of Minco won the international Innovation Challenge Award. Both students were able to attend the conference in Houston to accept the award.
SWOSU’s chapter of Delta Mu Delta was installed and the university will begin installing student members who qualify during the fall 2019 semester. Students qualify through high academic standing and are given honors cords to wear at graduation ceremonies.
Dobson SBT faculty Jonna Myers and Amanda Evert, along with business student Jace Zaharias, had an article published in the Summer 2019 of ACBSP’s premiere journal—Transnational Journal of Business--which is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal with a 15-20% acceptance rate.