Senior Lecturer Leslie Kendrick named AMA Advisor of the Year

On Saturday, April 13, the American Marketing Association named Senior Lecturer Leslie Kendrick Advisor of the Year at the 2019 AMA International Collegiate Conference Awards Banquet in New Orleans. Professor Kendrick was nominated for her exceptional work with the undergraduate JHU Chapter of the American Marketing Association and their consulting agency Nest Strategies by JHU AMA president Marcia Zimmerman. In her nomination letter, Zimmerman praised Professor Kendrick for “her dedication to empowering students, her vision to develop our chapter in innovative ways, and her commitment to engaging key stakeholders in her ever-expanding marketing community.”

Zimmerman also recognized Professor Kendrick’s support as her students planned their annual regional conference and for their vision to grow Nest Strategies: “Instead of telling us how to start or build the program, she asked us how we envisioned it then held us to that vision. Over the past three years, [Professor Kendrick] worked closely with our executive board to grow our business from three clients to over eight clients comprised of local businesses, startups, and nonprofits.” Read more about Hopkins’ AMA chapter here and more about the AMA International Collegiate Conference here.


Senior Lecturer Lawrence Aronhime awarded Gold Cup

This May, the JHU Senior Class Council awarded Senior Lecturer Lawrence Aronhime the Gold Cup, presented each year to a faculty member who “enhances the undergraduate experience of the Senior Class.” Professor Aronhime was nominated by his students, who described his “animated lectures,” his valuable “insight in business and entrepreneurship,” the “trust, respect, and autonomy” he provides his CAs and TAs, and the way he “encourages students to take their work outside of the classroom and into practical application” in their nomination letters.

Professor Aronhime teaches courses in accounting, entrepreneurship, and technology commercialization and has successfully started several technology ventures. He is actively involved in supporting university technology commercialization efforts through the formation of student teams and projects as well as through coursework. Professor Aronhime was instrumental in growing the JHU Business Plan Competition from twelve competing teams in 1999 to a ninety competing teams in 2019. He also directs International Programs in the Center for Leadership Education, which includes Intersession trips throughout Europe, and through which, each January, he teaches the course Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students in Israel.