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Dean Wood
Dean Bob Wood

Welcome to the September issue of The Perdue News. You'll notice the new format: the Perdue School is the first SU school to move to an HTML platform for the newsletter. We think that you’ll enjoy the new style, from the main page you’ll be able to scan capsules of news articles and happenings and see dates for upcoming events.

This fall, the Perdue School welcomes three new faculty and staff to Salisbury University.

Dr. Ani Manakyan
Dr. Ani Manakyan

Dr. Ani Manakyan joins us as an assistant professor of finance. She comes to us after completing her Ph.D. in finance at the University of Florida. Ani did her undergraduate work at the University of Maryland where she graduated with college and departmental honors, a B.S. in finance, and a minor in statistics. Her research interests include corporate finance, financial institutions and mutual funds. Ani is a second-generation Perdue professor; her father Herman Manakyan has served on the Perdue faculty for many years.

Dr. Max Melstrom
Dr. Max Melstrom

Dr. Richard (Max) Melstrom joins us as an assistant professor of economics. Max completed a Ph.D. in economics and agricultural, food and resource economics at Michigan State University. His degree includes a specialization in environmental science and policy. Max will teach both economics and environmental studies classes. His teaching interests include environmental and resource economics and public economics. His current research includes a valuation of Great Lakes recreational fishing and analyzing the economics of Piping Plover management.

Sarah Timko
Sarah Timko

Sarah Timko joins us as the academic services coordinator. She comes to us from the University of Nevada, Reno, where for four years she served as an academic advisor in the College of Business. As an academic advisor, she worked hard to implement a Peer Mentor Program to help with recruitment and retention initiatives for the College of Business. Sarah worked closely with students to help them achieve their academic goals. While working at UNR she earned her Ed.S. in counseling and educational psychology. She also has a master’s degree in college student development, student affairs from Appalachian State University.

This marks the second fall in Perdue Hall. The activities and events calendar is full. For the first time, Junior Orientation will take place in Perdue Hall. New this fall is a “Meet the Firms” night, which gives our accounting students the opportunity to meet prospective employers and internship providers in an “accounting-only” setting. In addition, Perdue Hall will host National Business Women’s Week activities October 22-26. Rosemary Reed, president of Double R Productions, will be our Executive Leadership Speaker on Thursday of that week. Perdue Hall will again host the MACPA Town Hall Meeting in October and the TGM Banking Conference and the Shore Fraud Conference in November.

We’re looking forward to a great fall. Please let us know if you’d like to be a part of it.

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