UNA Delta Mu Delta Chapter Inducts New Members
Mar. 25, 2011
FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama’s Eta Alpha Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta international honor society in business administration inducted more than 50 new members, including two honorary members, this week. New honorary members are Kim Mauldin, UNA director of admissions, and Harry Smith, longtime business owner and executive and current executive-in-residence at the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business.
Delta Mu Delta, founded in 1913, is the highest national recognition a business student can earn. The honor society, affiliated with the Association of College Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), fulfills the purpose of promoting higher scholarship training for business and to recognize and reward scholastic attainment in business subjects. Delta Mu Delta membership provides recognition for a lifetime.
The UNA chapter of Delta Mu Delta, Eta Alpha, was installed in 1994. Under the national bylaws, each chapter admits into membership students of good character who have at least a 3.2 overall grade-point average. Graduate students studying for the Master of Business Administration degree must be in the top 20 percent of their class and hold at least a 3.25 GPA. The UNA chapter holds higher GPA standards of at least 3.5 for juniors and seniors and 3.75 for MBA students.
Mauldin has served as director of admissions for UNA since October 1995. She had previously served UNA in a variety of positions, including associate director of student life/coordinator of student activities, temporary director of student life, temporary director of university events and assistant to the dean of student affairs. She also worked in the banking industry in the Atlanta and Alpharetta, Ga., areas for six years in the 1980s.
Mauldin has been the recipient of several awards at UNA: Alpha Theta Chi 2000 Honorary Inductee, Outstanding Service Award for1999-2000, UNA Faculty/Staff Alumni Service Award in 1998 and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society Inductee in 2000.
Mauldin has served on a number of university committees, including: Undergraduate Service Award Selection Committee, Miss UNA Scholarship Pageant Advisory Board and Phi Kappa Phi Faculty/Staff/Alumni Selection Committee, for which she has served as chairperson. She is also extremely involved in the community.
Mauldin and her husband, Macke, have been married 22 years and have two children: Hallie, a Florence High School junior, and Hanan, a seventh-grader at Riverhill School.
Smith has spent more than 58 years working in a variety of businesses. After graduating from UNA, he worked as a CPA for 16 years before moving to Memphis to become co-owner, chairman and CEO of Schilling Enterprises.
From 1980 to 2004, he managed as many as 1,000 employees and a revenue base of $100 million. Schilling owned and operated several businesses, including automobile dealerships, real estate, trucking, HVAC and auto parts.
With his partner, Boyle Investment Company, Smith is developing 448 acres for mixed use in Collierville, Tenn. He recently sold a saddle manufacturing company in Texas. He has served on several for-profit and non-profit boards, spanning health care, banking, civic, transportation, religion and education. In 2004, Smith was inducted into the Society of Entrepreneurs. He serves as executive-in-residence at the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business.
Smith and his wife, Beth, have been married for 47 years. They have a daughter, Leslie, who is married to Rex Jones, and three grandsons: Barrett, Harrison and Walker Jones.
New student inductees into Delta Mu Delta include:
ATHENS: Pamela Shae Kirby
BIRMINGHAM: Lakeisha N. Williams
CULLMAN: Ashley Miranda Taylor
DALIAN, China: Cuihua Jin
FLORENCE: David. L. Eddy, Cheryl Fisher and Amy MarisaWilliams
GARDENDALE: Amy S. Rice
HARTSELLE: Carol M. Wiley
HOOVER: Scott Phillip Badger
HUNTSVILLE: Ashley Anderson Hoskin and Harshkumar B. Patel
LEXINGTON, N.C.: Joseph V. Goodman
MONTICELLO, Fla.: Deborah Nennstiel
ONEOTA: Jerry Clinton Boles
RIDGELAND, Miss.: Rhonda A. Klusendorf
RUSSELLVILLE: Christopher Watts
STERRETT: Michael R. Gentry
TALLADEGA: Freddie B. Peek Jr.
YARMOUTHPORT, Ma.: David M. Gilbert
CHEROKEE: Sheri E. Funderburk
DECATUR: John J. Sumerel IV
FLORENCE: Kristin B. Duncan, Mitchell Alan Handley andJonathan Alan Wilson
GUNTERSVILLE: Mason Garrett Kirkland
HAMILTON: Jonathan Michael Hall and Lee Amber Ledbetter
KILLEN: Victoria N. Hensley
RUSSELLVILLE: Ximena Baquerizo and Lindsey M. Gardner
TUSCUMBIA: Katherine Grace Posey
ADDISON: Hannah D. Powell
CORDOVA: Logan Kendrick
FLORENCE: Joy Elaine Carbine, Zachary Daryl Summy and AshleyNicole Wills
FU SHUN, China: Bo Sun
GULF SHORES: Josh Reeves
GURLEY: Jordan Lindsey Harless
HAMILTON: Devon Kyle Avery
JASPER: Angela L. Kilpatrick
KILLEN: Charles Scott Boyer III and Maria E. Thompson
LORETTO, Tenn.: Vicki Hartsfield Mow
MADISON: Tanya Baumgarden
RED BAY: Jessica Johnston and Kellie Lynn Sella
YAKOHAMA SHI, Japan: Yoshihiro Sato