Top MBA student, faculty member honored at CGC commencement
The Citadel Graduate College and School of Business Administration honored a student and a member of the faculty during commencement on Sunday, May 10, 2009. Degrees were conferred upon 267 members of the Class of 2009.
MBA student Alicia Lopez and professor Tim Keogh were recognized for outstanding achievements in the School of Business Administration’s Master’s in Business Administration program.
Alicia M. Lopez
MBA Student of the Year
Alicia M. Lopez of Charleston, S.C., is the 2009 MBA Student of the Year. The award is determined by a vote of faculty members from the MBA program. It is presented to a graduate who has demonstrated an exceptional record of academic achievement and principled leadership within the MBA program.
Lopez is currently serving as the MBA Association president and as a graduate assistant in the School of Business. As an active member of the Charleston community, Lopez is currently managing Floyd Fencing, a Lowcountry business that she owns with her fiancé.
Lopez was honored as a Graduate Scholar of the Year by the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. A magna cum laude graduate of Erskine College in 2006, Lopez has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in business management.
MBA Professor of the Year
Timothy Keogh is 2009 MBA Professor of the Year, which is decided annually by students enrolled in The Citadel MBA program.
A Charleston native, Keogh has been teaching communication for leadership since 2006. Before coming to The Citadel he taught management communication for 20 years at Tulane University, first at the Freeman School of Business, where he directed the international MBA language orientation program. He also taught in the Tulane School of public health and tropical medicine, where he directed the health systems management program.
Keogh received his doctorate in English from Louisiana State University with concentrations in linguistics and technical communication. He also received a Fulbright Grant for graduate study in the humanities at the University of Strasbourg, France. Formerly a linguist in Army intelligence, he received a diploma in modern standard Arabic from the Defense Language Institute.
In addition to teaching at The Citadel and serving as the MBA Association faculty advisor, Keogh lectures on communication and physician performance topics for the American College of Physician Executives, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Society of Hospital Medicine.