Professor gives Buffett the business
15 years, business professor Mark Hirschey has gathered a group of KU
students to attend a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, starring the
second-richest man in the world, Warren Buffett.
This year Hirschey also got to arrange a private session of give-and-take
advice at Buffett’s headquarters in Omaha.
On May 6, a week after Hirschey took about 180 students to the Berkshire
Hathaway annual meeting, he returned to Omaha with 100 students and the
14 members of his graduate-level Finance 895 course. Besides a Q&A
session of about 90 minutes, the graduate students put together a presentation
for Buffett, advising him on stock they thought he ought to buy.
Students’ passing grades depended on the success of their presentation,
and Hirschey said all the presenters got A’s. Buffet also promised that
if he acted on the students’ recommendation within a year, the 14 presenters
would each receive a B-share of his company, worth nearly $2,800. Hirschey would
get an A share, currently worth $84,000.
Kim Cuda leaving Med Center
for Nebraska post
Kim Cuda, director of alumni and community relations at KU Medical Center,
has resigned effective July 31 to become director of alumni affairs
at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Cuda, a Nebraska native and alumna of NU, has been with the KU Medical
Center alumni office for five years. Among her duties were planning alumni
weekends, overseeing campus special events and organizing community projects.
Continuing Education names
new director of marketing
Jim Peters has been named director of marketing and development for KU
Continuing Education. He was director of educational services for Kendall-Hunt
Publishing Co. in Dubuque, Iowa. He also has been an assistant director
of publications and alumni communication at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
He received a bachelor’s in government from Southern Illinois University
at Carbondale in 1973 and graduated from the New England School of Law
in Boston in 1977.
Endowment staff member moves
to External Affairs office
Terri Stringer is the new executive assistant at the Office of External
She will handle the scheduling for Exec-utive Vice Chancellor Paul
Carttar and other staff members as well as oversee general office
Stringer had been development assistant at the KU Endowment Association
and had worked for the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Mo.; and
New graduate joins Business School
Justin Lueger, a May graduate of the School of Journalism, has been named
communications specialist for the School of Business. He had been a
student assistant in the school’s communications department for
two years. During college, he also worked for KSNT-TV, the NBC
affiliate, where he reported, wrote and edited news stories.