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Shields' Business Leaders Recognized on Top 100 List

January 28, 2019 Tags: Business and Communications

 Dr. Randy Frye and Nicole Bauman

Dr. Randy Frye and Ms. Nicole Bauman have been named to Pennsylvania Business Central's Top 100 People list.

Nominations were taken from throughout PBC’s 23-county coverage area, and the final  honorees were selected for their contributions, achievements and leadership professionally and throughout their communities.

Dr. Frye, Dean of the  Shields School of Business, has been teaching at Saint Francis University since 1984. He launched the school's successful  MBA and  MHRM programs—as well as their corresponding  online programs—all  of which he remains Director. He has nearly 30 years of management and consulting experience.

Dr. Frye is the recipient of the 1998 Gerard and Helen Swatsworth Excellence in Teaching Award and is a co-recipient of 2002 Student Government Association Educator of the Year Award at Saint Francis University.  In 2003, he was selected by the Saint Francis University National Alumni Association as its Distinguished Faculty Member. He oversees six undergraduate business programs, two graduate programs, and the Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). He is the founder of the MBA Program at Saint Francis University (1990) and was involved in starting numerous other academic programs at the University.  

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Nicole Bauman, Associate Director of the Graduate School of Business & HRM, has been with Saint Francis University for fourteen years. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University with an A.A.S. in Liberal Arts and Saint Francis University with a B.S. in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration (MBA 2016). She has coordinated events such as the Dr. Albert A. Zanzuccki Lecture Series, Executive-In-Residence Series, and the annual study abroad trip to London.

Nicole was a finalist for the Soriano Outstanding Service Award; was named a Sam Walton Fellow, for the award winning SFU ENACTUS Team, in June 2010; and is a graduate of Leadership Blair County, Class of 2013. In June 2013, Nicole was recognized by the Altoona Mirror in their annual periodical “20 Under 40”, a showcase of Blair County’s top working professionals under the age of 40. In April 2018, Ms. Bauman received the honor of being named the first ever Community Engaged Staff Member at Saint Francis University. In May 2016, Ms. Bauman was officially inducted in the Hall of Fame for Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellows. She received this distinction for her notable contributions, service and commitment to the Saint Francis University ENACTUS Team and to the advancement of the entire ENACTUS organization. Ms. Bauman is the lead recruiter and advisor for the MBA & MHRM programs. 

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