Mid-Year Fellows Workshop Brings Together More Than 60 Scholars

Raymond B. Carey Jr. Is Recognized For His Contributions To SMLR

On January 10-12, 2016 SMLR held its annual Mid-Year Fellows Workshop in Honor of Louis O. Kelso which brought together more than 60 scholars from the School of Management and Labor Relations’ (SMLR) Fellowship Program, focused on studying broad-based employee stock ownership and profit sharing in business and in society. They were joined by visiting scholars, SMLR Ph.D.students, faculty mentors, and special guests from around the world at the Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center in New Brunswick, NJ. Each fellow presented their current or ongoing research and received feedback on their work in an effort to foster collaborations among researchers and encourage mentorship opportunities.

During the event, Raymond B. Carey Jr. was presented a recognition award for his distinguished commitment and overwhelming generosity to SMLR students and academic programs. With over $100,000 in total giving to SMLR, Ray is a bedrock of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations' Employee Ownership Fellowship Program. The Ray Carey Fellowship in Democratic Capitalism, which he created, fosters fellowship programs in association with the Employee Ownership Program and is directed by J. Robert Beyster Distinguished Professor Joseph Blasi. In addition to being a philanthropist, Ray is a retired senior industry professional and a scholar of Employee Ownership. We deeply thank Ray for his generosity and commitment.

The Mid-Year Fellows Workshop was made possible by the generous gifts of John Menke of Menke and Associates, the Employee Ownership Foundation, and Mary Ann Beyster of the Foundation for Enterprise Development, and SMLR’s Beyster Endowment.