KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 9, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many college students do not make a connection between class instruction and the reality of practical living. However, a local professor along with his former students hopes to share their story to assist others during the economic downturn. Dr. Daryl D. Green and Ms. Noriko Chapman, of PMLA, will provide two seminars for the local community, November 15th, 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial University – Knoxville campus, and November 22th, 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial University – Harrogate campus.
The purpose of these seminars is to share how faculty-student collaboration projects can assist local organizations to become more effective.
Noriko Iwanaga Chapman, a native of Japan, is a production control supervisor for DENSO Manufacturing (TN). She is a single mother of two and a cancer survivor. Chapman notes, “In 2009, when I was diagnosed with cancer, it was devastating to think about the disease and an unknown future.” She regained her strength and managed to attend Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) and enrolled in its MBA Program. She chose to assist the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center located in Maryville, as a part of her project. Chapman was inspired by the Center staff and individuals with disabilities to further develop her MBA research. The results opened more doors for Chapman. Her research was the main inspiration for her new book, “Second Chance: An In-depth Case Study on Nonprofit Organization’s Resource Allocation and Operational Maximization” (ISBN-13: 978-1453686263). It is co-authored by her LMU professor, Green.
Dr. Green also works for the Department of Energy and is a respected author of several books. He feels that today’s universities need to be relevant and results-driven. Collaboration is a one method. Dr. Green notes, “Writing a book requires a lot of energy. In fact, co-authoring a book with someone can be stressful. Yet, I saw something special in Noriko Chapman.” Since he started at LMU in 2009, Dr. Green’s students have provided over 1,400 hours of consulting hours to local organizations, such as Bechtel National and Fort Sanders Hospital. His students average over 80 hours per project. Dr. Green has also assisted over 80 students in publishing books to solve regional problems.
Chapman states, “It was a perfect project that God prepared with the perfect timing, a convenient location, hard-working people, and Dr. Green’s challenge to have students publish a book. It was a Second Chance for me to go back to school and resume my career after surviving cancer.” Chapman has become a social advocate for individuals with disabilities seeking permanent employment without reliance on public assistance. However, these collaborations would not work without a support institution.
Dr. Green explains, “LMU’s School of Business has been on the cutting edge of engaging students. It is an honor to be a part of this type of organization that wants to make a significant contribution to the local community.”
“Second Chance” provides nonprofit organizations with operation management tools to make them more efficient and better equipped to assist their clients and constituents in meeting their needs. Through the eyes of Ms. Chapman as a new MBA student, readers take a magical journey of overcoming a difficult situation in operations management and life. The book is available online at Amazon.com and other book retailers. The authors have pledged 30 percent of the proceeds to the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center.
For more information about the book or the authors, please contact Noriko Chapman at 865-379-6455 or Chance2.Noriko@gmail.com. Ms. Chapman and Dr. Green are available for media interviews.
About the Authors:
Noriko Chapman is an international traveler and a role model to millions of women looking to overcome extreme obstacles in life. Noriko is also a Lincoln Memorial University student. Dr. Daryl Green, who is Noriko’s professor, has been noted and quoted in such prominent media organizations as USA Today, the Associated Press, The Hallerin Hill Show, and Ebony Magazine. Dr. Green provides a variety of management solutions on http://nuleadership.wordpress.com or http://www.darylgreen.org .
– Photo Caption: Dr. Daryl Green and Noriko Chapman have donated book proceeds to a local nonprofit organization.