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S.T.A.R.S. Receives Gold Best in Biz Award

Sleep Testing and Respiratory Services (S.T.A.R.S.) received top honors in this year’s Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. The company’s Director of Human Resources, Kara Chase, was honored with a Gold Best in Biz Award for Human Resources Executive of the Year.

Chase was recognized for her integral role in the 2011 S.T.A.R.S. asset purchase, and for her leadership and management as head of Human Resources for S.T.A.R.S. and its sister companies, Heartland Health and Clinical Research Advantage.

“Kara Chase has been instrumental in the success of S.T.A.R.S., Heartland Health and Clinical Research Advantage,” said Mark S. Hanley, Chief Executive Officer of S.T.A.R.S. “She was responsible for leading a series of initiatives to safeguard each company as it grew. This enabled us to manage our unprecedented growth while upholding our high standards for quality and service.”

More than 400 entries were received in this year’s awards program, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada.

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2012 were determined by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as ABC, Businessweek, Computerworld, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Examiner, Financial Times, Forbes, FOX News, Hartford Business Journal, IDG Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc., Insight Media, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Network World, The News and Observer, PC Magazine, ReadWriteWeb, South Florida Business Journal, Tech-Gaming, Techtalk, Upstart Business Journal, USA Today and ZDNet.

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CRA Receives Gold Best in Biz Award

Clinical Research Advantage (CRA) received top honors in this year’s Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. CRA received the Gold Award for Business Development Department of the Year.

Casey Orvin, Vice President of Business Development, and Amanda Drake, Director of Business Development, were recognized for their achievements in helping the company grow to become the largest and most therapeutically diverse integrated site network in the clinical trials industry.

“Casey Orvin and Amanda Drake have been vital to CRA’s substantial growth over the past couple of years,” said Mark S. Hanley, the company’s Chief Executive Officer. “Through their efforts, the number of clinical trials conducted by CRA increased by nearly 150%, and it continues to grow at an unprecedented rate.”

More than 400 entries were received in this year’s awards program, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada.

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2012 were determined by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as ABC, Businessweek, Computerworld, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Examiner, Financial Times, Forbes, FOX News, Hartford Business Journal, IDG Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc., Insight Media, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Network World, The News and Observer, PC Magazine, ReadWriteWeb, South Florida Business Journal, Tech-Gaming, Techtalk, Upstart Business Journal, USA Today and ZDNet.

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New Global Rankings Laud W. P. Carey School

New rankings and ratings are out from three prestigious groups that examine the best business schools in the world. The Financial Times, The Economist and The Princeton Review all give the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University extremely high marks for excellence.

“The new rankings from The Economist and Financial Times show the W. P. Carey School is consistently recognized among the best business schools in the world,” says Robert Mittelstaedt, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “The new book from The Princeton Review delivers high praise in the form of reviews from our own students. Recognition from highly regarded media outlets is gratifying, but acclaim from students who actually attend our school and learn from our stellar faculty also really validates our mission and accomplishments.”

In the new rankings out today from the Financial Times, the W. P. Carey School’s executive MBA program in China ranks as one of the Top 25 executive MBA programs in the world. The Financial Times is considered to be Britain’s equivalent of The Wall Street Journal. It specifically ranks the W. P. Carey School program in Shanghai as No. 21 globally and the No. 2 executive MBA program affiliated with any U.S. public university.

“Our students in the Shanghai program are senior-level executives at businesses and government agencies responsible for decisions influencing literally millions of people,” says Professor Buck K. W. Pei, associate dean of Asia Programs at the W. P. Carey School of Business. “The new Financial Times ranking speaks to the commitment of our faculty members and partners in China, who provide world-class management education for key members of the global business community.”

Students in the Shanghai program have included three vice mayors of China’s major provinces, six vice mayors of Shanghai, the chief executive officer of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (the fifth-largest stock exchange in the world), several bank chairmen, the chairman of Shanghai Airlines, the chief executive officer of Baosteel, the deputy commissioner of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and many other top leaders. The program includes high-level visits to some of the world’s biggest companies and classes taught by faculty members from both Arizona State University and other prominent universities.

The new rankings from The Economist, also released this month, review the W. P. Carey School’s full-time MBA program in Arizona. This marks the first time the school has been invited to participate in the global rankings survey, and it debuted high on the Top 100, at No. 59. It is the only Arizona school on the entire list and Top 10 in the western United States. The full-time W. P. Carey MBA program is known for its small, personal classes and a high return-on-investment for tuition. The Economist, based in London, is renowned for its intellectual appeal and boasts a readership of 2.5 million.

The Princeton Review releases its new edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools” this month. The new book is based largely on student surveys and praises the W. P. Carey School for its peer network, cutting-edge classes, satisfied students, career services, and solid preparation in management and teamwork. The book gives the school a 96 rating for academic experience and a 93 rating for career (graduate employment/salaries), on a scale with a maximum of 99.

“All of these new reviews point to our consistence in striving for and achieving excellence,” says the school’s executive dean, Amy Hillman. “We’ll continue to educate many of the best students in the world, and we’re now unveiling a new scholarship program to help with that.”

The school is unveiling a new scholarship program called The Wm. Polk Carey Memorial Scholarship Fund this month. It will provide financial support for some of the highest-achieving individuals who apply to the W. P. Carey School of Business. The exclusive scholarship is named after the school’s benefactor, real estate investor and acclaimed philanthropist Wm. Polk Carey, who donated $50 million to the school in 2002/2003. No additional application is required for the new scholarship program; all successful full-time MBA applicants will be considered for the scholarships.

For more information about the W. P. Carey School, which also has highly ranked undergraduate business, evening MBA and online MBA programs, visit www.wpcarey.asu.edu.

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Thunderbird School Of Global Management Ranked No. 1

Thunderbird School of Global Management has once again been ranked No. 1 in International Business by the Financial Times in its annual worldwide ranking of full-time MBA programs.

This is the sixth year the Financial Times has included an International Business specialty in its annual look at the world’s best MBA programs, and Thunderbird has landed the No. 1 spot every year. This year, the school ranked ahead of University of South Carolina (Moore), Hult International Business School, Insead, and Georgetown University (McDonough).

“From Davos to Oakland and places in between, the world is demanding a new kind of global leader,” said Thunderbird President Ángel Cabrera. “People around the globe are beginning to realize what Thunderbird has known for 65 years — that we need more men and women who combine global mindset, enterprising spirit and global citizenship to move nations, businesses and communities forward in times of change.”

With its unique mission and vision in the world of business schools, Thunderbird School of Global Management consistently sets itself apart from other schools in the International Business category. It has been one of the foremost advocates of business ethics, corporate responsibility, and professional integrity for business school graduates and managers worldwide. In 2004, well before the global financial crisis took hold, it became the first graduate business school in the world to challenge students to adhere to a professional Oath of Honor to guide their careers. The school also played a key part in developing the United Nations Global Compact “Principles for Responsible Management Education,” or PRME, which serve to strengthen the role of business schools in promoting ethics and corporate social responsibility.

In addition to its No. 1 ranking for International Business, Thunderbird made the Financial Times’ general list of the top providers of full-time MBA programs. The school is ranked No. 89 on the top-100 list of schools around the world.

For more information on the Financial Times’ annual ranking of MBA programs in 2012, visit financialtimes.com. Or, for more information about Thunderbird School of Global Management, visit thunderbird.edu.

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ASU Business School Community Mourns The Loss Of W.P. Carey

The Arizona State University and Phoenix business communities are mourning the loss of a great benefactor, philanthropist and businessman. William Polk Carey, one of the nation’s most prominent real estate investors and the major donor behind the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU, has passed away at the age of 81.

“The ASU family mourns the loss of our benefactor and friend Bill Carey,” says ASU President Michael M. Crow. “Bill Carey was not only a great business leader and philanthropist, but also a visionary. He knew that metropolitan Phoenix needed a first-rate business school to advance in the 21st century and saw in ASU the potential to develop that school. Through his generous investment in ASU almost a decade ago, the school that bears his name has become world-class and will continue to educate future business leaders for many generations to come.”

The New York-based banker, founder and chairman of W. P. Carey & Co. LLC donated $50 million from his educational and philanthropic W. P. Carey Foundation to ASU in 2003. In recognition of his extraordinary support, ASU renamed the university’s business school in his honor, and the gift has been instrumental in helping the W. P. Carey School to become one of the world’s top business schools. U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times all now rank W. P. Carey School programs among the Top 30 nationwide.

At the time, Carey’s generous donation was the second-largest gift ever to a U.S. business school. Carey’s family has deep connections to Arizona State University. His grandfather introduced legislation that created the university in 1886. Carey also had an honorary Doctor of Science degree from ASU.

Carey has said of his gift to the business school, “The key to future economic growth is quality education, and this school will be dedicated to producing our country’s next generation of business leaders.”

The school’s leadership agrees.

“Bill gave us the ability to dramatically advance the quality and status of the school much more rapidly than would have been possible otherwise,” says W. P. Carey School of Business Dean Robert Mittelstaedt. “He was a philanthropist who believed a primary way to advance our country was through education, and he helped a number of schools, including ours. He was also a student of economics and a great admirer of top-tier economists.”

Mittelstaedt also says Carey was a smart businessman who pioneered a way for smaller investors to participate in large real estate projects with consistent top-tier returns. Carey had an incredible 60-plus-year career in the finance industry and will be remembered as a visionary leader with fierce loyalty and abundant generosity.

For more information about the W.P. Carey School of Business, visit wpcarey.asu.edu.