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  •  The 5th Annual Leavey School of Business Senior Awards Ceremony

    Thursday, Jun. 20, 2013 10:00 AM

    The Leavey School of Business community is dedicated to innovative learning and scholarship that transforms people, ideas, and organizations to create prosperity here and around the world.

    The Senior Awards Ceremony, held on Friday, June 14, recognizes graduating students whose scholarly performance and personal achievements, both in the classroom and the community, inspired their peers and drew the attention of faculty throughout the University.

    Congratulations to these 2013 student scholars!


    Beta Gamma Sigma
    The mission of this national business honor society is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and personal and professional excellence. Visit the link for a list of this year’s initiates.

    Leavey Scholars Program
    This program offers special opportunities for undergraduate business students who have established a record of excellence in their Santa Clara studies.

    Accelerated Cooperative Education (ACE)
    Business students admitted with distinction to the University are invited to participate in workshops to build, strengthen and enhance their leadership skills.

    Ryan Clark & John Schneeman - Student Life Awards (Awarded by the University)

    Department Awards

    For these awards, the faculty of each department select a senior whose academic performance in the discipline combines with strong leadership skills, commitment to service, and potential for professional success. The 2013 awardees are:

    Zachary Thomas Morris - The Professor O. Robert Anderson Outstanding Student in Accounting Award (Established in 1973 in memory of Accounting Professor O. Robert Anderson)

    Kevin Franklin - The Outstanding Student in Accounting and Information Systems Award

    Jonathan Salim - The Charles and Barbara Hazel Outstanding Student in Economics Award (Named for Economics benefactors Charles and Barbara Hazel)

    Bobby Fatemi - The Outstanding Student in Finance Award

    Spandana Lakkamraju - The Outstanding Student in Management Award

    Victoria Isabel S. Yap - The Albert F. Bruno Outstanding Student in Marketing Award (Established in 1982 in memory of Albert F. Bruno by Albert V. Bruno and family)

    Denica Lyubomirova Baeva - The Outstanding Student in Operations Management and Information Systems Award

    Alexis Andrea Babb - The Outstanding Student Entrepreneur Award (Awarded by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

    Business School Awards:

    For these awards, students are nominated by Leavey School of Business faculty for exemplifying the mission of the University, as well as demonstrating academic excellence, leadership and dedication to the Leavey School of Business. Finalists are chosen by the Dean along with the associate Deans. The 2013 awardees are:

    Amanda Claire Nelson - The Leavey School of Business Service Award

    Michelle Veronica Cabinian, Aleksandra Hovey, & Victoria Isabel S. Yap - The Isabel Jones Academic Achievement Prize (Established by Eliot Jones, Ph.D. in 1956 in memory of his wife, Isabel)

    Alexis Andrea Babb, & Jenny Michelle Vuong - The Leavey School of Business Leadership Award

  •  The New 2013-2014 Peer Advising Executive Board

    Friday, Jun. 7, 2013 9:42 AM

    The Leavey School of Business welcomes the 2013-2014 Peer Advising Executive Board! These experienced student Peer Advisors help the Undergraduate Business Office manage the Peer Advising program. The Executive Board members for the upcoming academic year are Ashlyn Iwatani, Jessica Snyder, Nicole (Niki) Lugtu, and Carolyn Sucha.

    The Peer Advising program pairs incoming students with an upper-classman advisor to help answer academic and social questions that new students may have. Peer Advisors work in conjunction with Faculty Advisors to help students smoothly transition to life in the business school. The upcoming 2013-2014 academic year will have 27 Peer Advisors, including the four Executive Board members, to help transition new students.

    In addition to scheduled meetings with students, the Peer Advisors hold weekly drop-in hours. Every quarter, a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift certificate is held for those students who dropped in to utilize their Peer Advisors.

    The 2013-2014 Peer Advising Executive Board Members:

    Ashlyn Iwatani is a rising junior from Fremont, CA and is pursuing a major in Accounting. She served as a Peer advisor during her sophomore year.

    Jessica Snyder is a rising senior Accounting major and Philosophy minor from San Jose, CA. She served as a Peer Advisor during the 2012-2013 academic year and is thrilled to be on the Executive Board for next year. Jessica also serves the Business school as an Accounting Peer Advisor, and is a member of the ACE business leadership program.

    Nicole Lugtu is an Accounting & Information Systems rising senior from Manila, Philippines. She was a Peer Advisor during her sophomore year and studied abroad in London the Fall of her junior year.  She loves Peer Advising immensely and is so grateful and excited to be back and a part of the 2013-2014 Executive Board! Aside from the Peer Advisor program, she is part of ACE and a Peer Leader in CLASP, two other very great programs of the Leavey School of Business!

    Carolyn Sucha is a rising senior Accounting major and Economics minor from Modesto, CA. She has been a Peer Advisor for the past 2 years and cannot wait to be a member of the Executive Board this year! This will also be her first year serving as an Accounting Peer Advisor.  Furthermore, she is in the Leavey Scholar program.

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