The Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) presented Dr. Christopher Torrance, chapter advisor of the Fayetteville State University (FSU) Student Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management, with the 2018 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. As a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Advisor award Torrance has demonstrated a commitment to management excellence, mentoring and the development of his chapter members in the management discipline. He was selected for his dedication to creating lasting networking connections with the colleges surrounding business community and providing opportunities for chapter members to professionally develop themselves through his mentoring, career guidance, and a generous sponsoring of chapter members national dues.
The SAM Society Awards Program was created to acknowledge superior contributions and accomplishments in the management discipline by students, faculty, and practitioners. The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award is given to an outstanding individual who through their role as a chapter advisor has demonstrated effective leadership, mentoring, and personal professional development of collegiate members within the society.
The Society for Advancement of Management is the world’s oldest management society, formed in 1911 to provide a place for discussion and promotion of Frederick Winslow Taylor’s principle of scientific management. A non-profit organization run and advanced by hundreds of volunteers; members come from a variety of disciplines — productions, finance, marketing, accounting, research and development, entrepreneurship, — but share a common bond of interest in becoming stronger managers. SAM builds bridges among academicians, practitioners, and students not only to better share management expertise but also to develop and promote new management ideas.
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state, having been founded in 1867. FSU offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation. Chancellor James A. Anderson is the 11th chief executive officer.