Honors Day ceremony recognizes outstanding students, faculty, staff

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Honors Day ceremony recognizes outstanding students, faculty, staff

April 16, 2013, Emily Morgan

${image-alt} Accounting senior Lucas Cherry accepts his award from Dean Dennis Cradit.

On Sunday, April 14, the College of Business held its annual Honors Day ceremony, recognizing students, faculty and staff for their academic success and achievements. More than 60 students were awarded scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year, and 130 students were recognized for academic honors.

One student from each major within the College received the honor of “Outstanding Senior” in his/her respective area: Lucas Cherry in Accounting, Florence Simpson in Business and Administration, Michael Rossi in Business Economics, Michael Jacobson in Finance, Joel McIntyre in Management, Emily Morgan in Marketing. Cherry was also chosen as the overall Outstanding Senior within the College of Business. Paige Wallace was awarded the Uma Sekaran Award for the Most Outstanding Female Management Major.

Several graduate students were honored as well. Brent Jansen was named the Most Outstanding MBA Student, while Changjun Jin received the honor of Most Outstanding International MBA Student. The Asthagiri Chandra Sekaran Awards for the Most Outstanding Female MBA and Ph.D. Students were awarded to Kathleen Szabo and Amy Igou, respectively.

Aditionally outstanding faculty and staff were  recognized at the Honors Day ceremony. Royce Burnett, Associate Professor of Accountancy, was named Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the Year; Edward Nowlin, Assistant Professor of Marketing, and Ray Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Accountancy, were both named Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year. Shari Garnett, Business Manager, received the Outstanding Service Award.  

Congratulations to all of our students, faculty, and staff on their outstanding academic success and achievements.