Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame has presented seven awards to faculty members, business partners and customers for their contributions and commitment to the program.p. They are as follows:p. Roger Huang, chair of finance and Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management, received the Arnie Ludwig Outstanding Teacher Award. The honor goes to a faculty member in the South Bend-based Executive MBA (EMBA) Program and is named for the former dean of the program.p. The Chicago EMBA Outstanding Teacher Award was presented to John Affleck-Graves, Executive Vice President of the University and Notre Dame Chair in Finance. He is one of some 30 Notre Dame faculty members who teach in the Chicago EMBA program that was established in 2002 in downtown Chicago.p. The Inspiring Educator Award was presented to John Halloran, associate professor of finance and business economics, and Kenneth Milani, William Nichols and Ramachandran Ramanan, professors of accountancy. The four faculty members were selected for the honor by Executive Education’s corporate and not-for-profit students in non-degree programs.p. Paul Cafiero, a 1995 South Bend EMBA graduate, received the Distinguished Alumni Award. The senior vice president and chief financial officer of AM General, Cafiero is an active Executive MBA alumnus who helps recruit new EMBA students and is a member of the John Cardinal O’Hara Society.p. Two Partner in Innovation Awards were presented. The first award went to Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile, and was accepted by Federico Puga, the director of executive education programs, in honor of its partnership to extend Notre Dame adult learning programs to Chile. The second award was presented to the Chicago design firm Gerhardt&Clemons. Rae Stith, Linda Humphrey and Kathy Koster accepted the award on behalf of Gerhardt&Clemons, which has worked with the department over the past three years to reimage and design Executive Educations brochures and printed material.p. The Outstanding Leadership in Executive Education Award is presented to organizations that provide significant and consistent support of Notre Dames degree and non-degree programs over a minimum of three years. Whirlpool Corp. was honored for its contributions to Executive Education degree programs; to date, Whirlpool has sponsored 21 students in the South Bend and Chicago Executive MBA programs.p.