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(Posted 12-8-03)
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Weeks honored with Distinguished Alumni Award
 
 FAYETTEVILLE — The Methodist College Alumni Association honored Jim Weeks, dean of the Bryan School of Business and Economics at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with its 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award in November.

Weeks was recognized for outstanding achievement in his profession and service of the highest order to his community. Nominated by alumni, winners were selected by a vote of the association’s board of directors.  This is the second time Weeks has been honored by his alma mater; in 1991 he received the Outstanding Business Alumnus of the Year award by the college’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

Weeks joined the faculty at the Bryan School in 1976 as an assistant professor. He held various administrative positions, including associate dean, until 1991, when he was named dean. Under his leadership, the Bryan School has expanded degree offerings and international programs, added information technology management programs, increased the enrollment and increased the school’s endowment to nearly $20 million.

A Fayetteville native, Weeks is a 1968 graduate of Methodist College, with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration. He went on to earn his MBA from East Carolina University and his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of South Carolina.

Many major companies have sought his counsel as a private consultant, including IBM, General Electric, Dow Chemical, Rockwell International, Guilford Mills and Purolator Products.

He has remained active with his alma mater, having served on the Reeves School of Business Advisory Board from 1993-2000. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, the United Way Campaign Cabinet, Wachovia Greensboro and the Greensboro Kiwanis Club. Weeks is also a member of the board of trustees of Moses Cone Health System and Canterbury School.

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