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07/08/2016

Economics Professor named Chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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 Dr. Stone recently celebrated his 40th year of service to Winthrop University.
 In addition to teaching, Dr. Stone serves the university as Director of the New Faculty Mentoring Program and as Chief Faculty Marshal.
 Winner of the Winthrop Distinguished Professor Award, Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Faculty Student Life Award, the College of Business Wells Fargo Excellence in Teaching Award.

The Winthrop University College of Business Administration is pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Stone, Professor of Economics, has accepted a two-year appointment as Chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.  His appointment will begin August 1, 2016.

Dr. Stone has been a major contributor to the College and University for many years.  He has supported students and his faculty colleagues in almost every role imaginable.  As Professor of Economics and Director of the Winthrop University Center for Economics Education, Dr. Stone brings a wealth of experience in many leadership and mentoring roles, in developing personnel policies within the College of Business Administration, and in service on university and college personnel committees.  He serves the university as Director of the New Faculty Mentoring Program and as Chief Faculty Marshal. 

During his tenure, Dr. Stone has received the highest level of awards and recognition on campus and throughout all the other areas of his professional work.  He has received the Winthrop Distinguished Professor Award, Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Faculty Student Life Award, and is a three-time recipient of the College of Business Wells Fargo Excellence in Teaching Award.  He has led American K-12 teachers on economic education study tours in Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, Belarus, Slovakia, Croatia, Latvia, and Lithuania.  His work with teachers has resulted in his receiving two national awards in economic education.  In 2013, the Winthrop Center for Economic Education was recognized with the Albert Beekhuis Award as the outstanding center in the country.  

For many years, Dr. Stone has been a respected leader on campus.  This appointment makes it more formal.  We welcome him into this new role and look forward to his continuing contributions as the College of Business Administration moves forward.  


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