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Awards & Honors

Society for the Advancement of Management
To Honor University Professor


March 9, 2004 :: No. 173

What: Farouk Abdelwahed of the Management Department at California State University, Fullerton, will be honored as Manager of the Year by the Orange County chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), the oldest executive organization in the nation. The Brea resident also is slated to be recognized with a state Assembly citation from Assemblyman Lou Correa (D-Anaheim) and a state Senate citation from Sen. Richard Ackerman (R-Tustin).
When: Thursday, March 11 — 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner
Where: Fullerton Marriott at California State University, 2701 Nutwood Ave., Fullerton

Abdelwahed, a member of the Cal State Fullerton faculty since 1973, joins a distinguished group of Orange County leaders who have been recognized with the society’s annual award, including Cal State Fullerton President Milton A. Gordon and Stan Oftelie, president and CEO of the Orange County Business Council.

In addition to teaching strategic and emerging issues in management, Abdelwahed chaired the university’s Management Department for seven years and currently heads the board of the Islamic Institute of Orange County. Under his direction, student teams have competed in state and national competitions, taking top honors for negotiation, discussion and impromptu speaking, as well as small business consulting. Abdelwahed, who earned his doctorate at UCLA, serves as adviser to the student chapter of SAM and directs the honors program for the College of Business and Economics.

Contact: Cliff Doubek at (714) 637-3236, Chuck Miller at (949) 699-4300 Ext. 231 or Dick Gould (949) 278-6896.

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