Kudos to Greyhounds: baseball and business
UIndy sophomore Jordan Tackett has been named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II National Pitcher of the Week after throwing a no-hitter Saturday against McKendree.
Tackett, a Finance major and Perry Meridian High School grad, struck out six and walked two to help the Hounds shut out the Bearcats 5-0.
Now 20-15 (16-8 in the GLVC), UIndy leads the GLVC East Division. This weekend the Greyhounds are in Louisville, playing doubleheaders today and Saturday against archrivals Bellarmine. Read more about the team here.
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Assistant Professor Mark Akers of the School of Business is being honored among the Top 50 alumni of the Doermer School of Business at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The honor recognizes alumni who “have made a difference through their careers in the business world, through involvement in our community, or devotion to the public sector or not-for profit fields.”
Akers certainly fits the description, having worked in the banking industry and then serving as Director of Public Works for the City of Fort Wayne and later as Director of Economic Development for the State of Indiana under Gov. Bob Orr, leading a group that created 75,000 new jobs for the state and sparked an additional 150,000 spin-off jobs during the 1980s.