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K-State's College of Business Administration and Human Ecology recognize faculty members for excellence

Thursday, December 22, 2005

MANHATTAN - Two faculty members each from Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology and College of Business Administration are being honored for outstanding research or teaching.

Melody LeHew and Deborah Meyer, both associate professor of apparel and textiles, have received the Barbara S. Stowe Endowed Faculty Development Fund Award. The award supports outstanding faculty in their pursuit of professional growth. It will be used to help cover expenses for the two to attend "All Things Organic," a conference in conjunction with the International Conference on Organic Textiles, May 6-9, 2006, in Chicago.

At the conference, LeHew and Meyer plan to recruit industry members/partners for a nonprofit organization they are developing with AVEDA, an internationally known health and beauty company. The organization, Sustainable Tech Style Outreach and Partnerships, will work to influence federal regulations related to sustainable production and consumption of apparel and textile products, as well as raise awareness of the issues with students and the general public.

The organization will establish mutually beneficial partnerships among businesses, public institutions of higher education and youth that will help create a more sustainable fashion industry.

The College of Business Administration Outstanding Research Award is being presented to Richard McFarland, assistant professor of marketing. McFarland's research areas include personal selling, influence and persuasion techniques, channel coordination and emotional decision processes. He received the best paper award at the 2005 International Seminar in Marketing Communications and Consumer Behavior. McFarland also received the college's spring 2005 Ralph Reitz Award for outstanding contributions to teaching.

Stephen Peters, assistant professor of finance, has received the College of Business Administration's Kansas State Bank Teaching Excellence Award.

Peters' teaching areas are in corporate finance and financial institutions. He has previously been recognized as an outstanding faculty member by Mortar Board, K-State's senior honor society.

This article was posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design.