Cal State Northridge professor Mary Curren received “Marketing Educator of the Year” from the Marketing Educators’ Association (MEA) during its 33rd annual awards dinner in Newport Beach.
Recognized for her superior and distinguished achievement in the academic field of marketing, Curren was honored with a personalized plaque and monetary award.
“I was deeply honored to receive MEA’s 2009 award,” said Curren, who teaches marketing within the university’s College of Business and Economics. “The association is fantastic. I’ve always been impressed with how involved everyone is. Nonetheless, I was surprised at the number of professors who approached me throughout the conference to extend their congratulations and to thank me for my speech on mentors and share their mentor stories with me.”
Honorees are chosen based on his/her excellence in teaching marketing topics and evaluation of the nominee’s classroom performance, advisement of students and organizations, relevant publications, preparation of graduate students and advancement in the field of marketing education.
Curren met all qualifications and was commended at the dinner for her influence as a motivator and mentor of students, outstanding classroom teaching and service to the MEA. In addition, Curren has written numerous publications, including “Building a Marketing Curriculum to Support Courses in Social Entrepreneurism and Social Venture Competitions,” which was featured at last year’s conference.
Cal State Northridge’s College of Business and Economics is home to several nationally recognized programs where students gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside faculty members and business professionals in a variety of areas. Among its acclaimed programs is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program in which CSUN students provide free tax preparation assistance to low income families and individuals. The college is also home to the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center, where students work with faculty in collecting assembling, analyzing, and disseminating economic, social and demographic data pertaining to the Valley.
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