Associate Professor of Accounting and Business to Receive Region 1 Award from Business Schools Organization

PHOTO: Tom StackMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange accounting and business professor Thomas Stack has been selected to receive the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs’ (ACBSP) 2010 Teaching Excellence Award for ACBSP Region 1 and will now be considered for the organization’s International Teaching Excellence Award to be announced in June.

The ACBSP is presenting its 2010 teaching excellence awards in memory of Lt. Col. Edward Ortowski.

Stack, who last spring received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, will be honored with the other regional recipients at the 2010 ACBSP Annual Conference, June 25-28 in Los Angeles. He will receive a medallion and a $100 honorarium. Two International Teaching Excellence Award recipients will be announced at a special Salute to Regions luncheon, one from a baccalaureate/graduate degree-granting institution and one from an associate’s degree-granting institution.

“Tom has been teaching at the College since August 2000 and brings his talents, skills, professionalism and human relations in this capacity. His colleagues and students like and respect him unconditionally,” said Suzanne Krissler, chair of the SUNY Orange Business Department.

During his 10 years at SUNY Orange, Stack has quickly risen to prominence as a respected educator and an integral component of the College’s business department. He is widely known for his enthusiastic teaching style, commitment to fairness in the classroom and dedication to challenging every student to reach his or her potential.

In keeping with the evolution of technology in the business sector, Stack has “web enhanced” his accounting, business and finance courses and teaches some classes as fully developed distance learning offerings. Stack acquired a bachelor of arts degree in economics and mathematics from SUNY Potsdam and a bachelor of science degree in management (accounting) from East Stroudsburg University. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Scranton.

“It is more important than ever for business programs to produce graduates who are ready to enter the global marketplace,” said Douglas Viehland, ACBSP executive director. “ACBSP has a mission to develop, promote and recognize best practices that contribute to continuous improvement of business education. Recognition of teaching excellence is one way we achieve this goal.”

ACBSP currently has more than 729 members in 32 countries. Region 1 comprises colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Canadian Provinces of Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Quebec.

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