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April 2013 Newsletter

Scheller College Honors Excellent Faculty, Students and Staff

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business honored faculty, students, and staff who exemplify excellence on April 18 at the Fifth Annual Honors Day.

"Now a proud tradition, these awards help to motivate our entire College community to reach greater heights of achievement," says Scheller College of Business Dean Steve Salbu. "Working together, we can fulfill our mission of becoming the world's preeminent school for business and technology."

The support of dedicated alumni enabled endowment of these annual awards.

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Anemia Testing Technology Wins Ideas to SERVE Competition

Anemo Check's technology to improve the accuracy and affordability of testing for anemia around the world won first place in the 2013 Ideas to SERVE (I2S) Competition at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.

Open to all Georgia Tech students and recent alumni, the I2S competition involves innovative business concepts that could help improve society or preserve the environment. The finals were held on April 10 following a poster showcase on April 5.

Erika Tyburski, who earned her BS at in biomedical engineering in 2012, leads Anemo Check. "I myself have mild anemia, so it made perfect sense for me to work on solving this problem," she says. "Thirty percent of the world will experience anemia at some point this year and most of the time anemia is completely curable if diagnosed in time."

Undergraduate Profile: Business Owner Christine Proctor Starts Entrepreneurship Society

Sophomore Christine Proctor was already a successful business owner – with years of experience under her chef's apron strings – when she decided to start the Scheller Society of Entrepreneurs last fall.

At age 14, she began a gourmet cake business (Christine's Cakes) that has won her many loyal customers for her unique twists on a familiar dessert.

Faculty Profile: Beril Toktay a Pioneer in Sustainability Research

As a young girl growing up in Turkey, Beril Toktay accepted water and air pollution as a fact of life. "It wasn't until I went abroad that I saw how much better it could be," says the professor of operations management and holder of the Brady Family Chair at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.

This realization fueled Toktay's interest in sustainability. Today, she is internationally known as a scholar in the field of sustainable operations management, with a focus on socially responsible, environmentally friendly business practices.

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