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Two marketing faculty members selected for Young Scholars Program

Two assistant professors in the marketing department at the Terry College of Business are among a select group of young scholars identified by the Marketing Science Institute as leaders of the next generation of marketing academicians.

Rex Du and Vanessa Patrick have been invited to participate in the institute’s Young Scholars Program, which brings together some of the most promising researchers in marketing to encourage future collaboration among the participants.

“I am pleased and delighted that Vanessa and Rex were selected for this program,” said Charlotte H. Mason, head of the marketing department. “They are talented scholars and being named to this very exclusive group is well deserved recognition for their contributions to the field at this early stage of their careers. It also is a testament to the collegial and supportive environment in the Terry College that junior faculty can build a strong research portfolio while also teaching in multiple degree programs and advising students.”

UGA is one of only four universities to have two young scholars invited to participate in the 2009 class; the other three universities are Harvard, Northwestern and Washington University in St. Louis.