February Faculty/Staff Awards, Activities and Publications

Publications
Dr. Roger Y. W. Tang, 
professor of accountancy and Upjohn Chair of Business Administration, and Dr. Ali M. Metwalli, professor of finance, had their paper “Mergers and Acquisitions in Greater China: An Update” published in the January/February, 2012 edition of Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance.

Activities
Dr. Christopher Korth
, professor of finance, is teaching at Sunway University in Malaysia during the spring term. Sunway was the first of the “twinning” programs WMU established with international colleges and universities. These international students take a curriculum based upon WMU’s requirements at their home college or university. The students who meet WMU standards then are invited to transfer to WMU. The Sunway program is celebrating its 25thyear. Over 2,000 Sunway students have finished their degrees at WMU, with a large percentage in the Haworth College of Business.

Accomplishments
The Global Career Development Facilitator certification recognizes the education and experience of those working in career development occupations. The certification requires successful completion of an approved 120+ hour Career Development Facilitator training program that is built around 12 core competencies and specific educational and experience requirements.The following Haworth College of Business staff have met the requirements for the GCDF credential:
Danielle Field, Academic Advisor
Geralyn Heystek, Career Development Specialist
Linda Ickes, Director, The Career Center
(Ickes also completed the CDF Instructor certification.)
Caroline Ray, Employer Relations Coordinator
Jessie Wagner, Career Development Specialist

The GCDF certification was developed by the National Career Development Association, the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee and the Center for Credentialing in Education.

Editor: Cindy Wagner
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