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  •  Accounting Scholarships Awarded at Annual Banquet

    Monday, Jun. 3, 2013 10:32 AM

    The Accounting Department held its 13th Annual Accounting Awards Banquet last week at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara. At this celebration, more than 20 scholarships were awarded to rising Junior and Senior accounting students; multiple graduating accounting students were awarded; and the Professor of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year were also honored. Between the various scholarships, roughly $68,000 were awarded.

    The Accounting Department also announced a new endowed scholarship this year, the James F. Sepe Endowed Accounting Scholarship. This scholarship was single-handedly endowed by SCU alumnus and Accounting advisory board member Lewis Chew, CFO of Dolby Laboratories. Lewis and his wife Dianna funded the entire endowment that honors Professor Sepe’s teaching career and will benefit many accounting students to come.

    Congratulations to all who were honored this year! Your hard work and dedication are appreciated and rewarded.

    Those honored this year are listed below:

    -    Professor of the Year – Michael Eames
    -    Alumnus of the Year – Bill O’Brien
    -    Outstanding A&IS Graduate Award – Kevin Franklin
    -    Professor O. Robert Anderson Award – Zachary Morris
    -    Thomas Maier Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement – Sarah McClammy
    -    The James F. Sepe Endowed Accounting Scholarship – Sarah McClammy
    -    Accounting Department Senior Scholarships* – Trevor Belanger, Joshua Kagami, Sean Watanabe, Eric Wong
    -    Accounting Department Junior Scholarships* – Jessica Huang, Kevin Krautscheid, Ralph Ong, Manisha Sahai
    -    Armanino McKenna Scholarship – Natalie Armanino
    -    BDO Seidman Scholarship – Monica Pires
    -    Burr Pilger & Mayer Scholarship – Jiying Fan
    -    CalCPA Jerry Kasner Memorial Awards – Tiffany Leung, Arianna Kempis
    -    Charles F. Louie Scholarships – Ivan Krayniy, Geoffrey Chan
    -    Deloitte Outstanding Leader – Nicole Orban
    -    Ernst & Young A&IS Scholarship – Raymond Cheng
    -    Ernst & Young Diversity Scholarship – Jessica Farran
    -    Frank Rimerman Scholarship – Ryan Vas Dias
    -    Grant Thornton Scholarship – Kiana McCormick
    -    KPMG Community Service Scholarship – Robyn Torkelson
    -    Lautze & Lautze Scholarships – Kendall Crist, Lara Ichikawa
    -    Moss Adams Scholarships – Clarissa Yaw, Zackery Tahar, Brian Flanagan
    -    Paul Locatelli, S.J. Memorial Accounting Scholarship – Jennifer Krapf
    -    PricewaterhouseCoopers Leadership Scholarship – Claudia Garcia
    -    Sensiba San Filippo Scholarship – Sylvia Yu

    *Sponsored by the Big Four – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG

  •  Annual Awards for Faculty, Staff

    Thursday, May. 23, 2013 2:19 PM

    Congratulations to Business School faculty who were recently recognized for their scholarship, teaching, and service at a reception on May 13, and staff who received awards earlier in the month.

    The Leavey Impact Awards celebrate contributions made by faculty that best illustrate the community's highest ideals and aspirations, and reflect a shared commitment to the School's strategic priorities:

    • creating a transformational learning experience
    • highlighting the quality, prominence, and influence of our scholarship
    • building strong partnerships with the community and our alumni

    Manoochehr Ghiassi, professor of management information systems, received the 2013 Leavey Impact Award for Service. Dr. Ghiassi was noted for his work in building partnerships with the community and alumni for the MS in Information Systems program. His outreach to Silicon Valley has brought experienced industry leaders onto the faculty to mentor graduate students and alumni.

    Jackie Schmidt Posner, professor of practice, received the 2013 Leavey Impact Award for Teaching. Dr. Schmidt Posner's work with the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) created a model for Santa Clara University's place-based learning efforts, and she has led several cohorts of students to discover their passion for building relationships and businesses in the local community.

    In addition to the Leavey Impact Awards, faculty and staff were recognized for achievement in several catagories.

    Several faculty were commended for their teaching as measured by student evaluations over the course of the year. Receiving the award for outstanding teaching were: Michael Calegari (ACTG), Lewis Chew (ACTG), Robert Finocchio (BUSN), Manoochehr Ghaissi (OMIS), Michelle Goins (BUSN), John Ifcher (ECON), Paul Intrevado (OMIS), Donna Johnston-Blair (ACTG), Yongtae Kim (ACTG), Mike Levenhagan (MGMT), Haidan Li (ACTG), Siqi Li (ACTG), Nydia MacGregor (MGMT), Tammy Madsen (MGMT), Dennis Moberg (MGMT), Christopher Paisley (ACTG), Barry Posner (MGMT), Kumar Sarangee (MKTG), John Toppel (BUSN), and Andy Tsay (OMIS).

    Noted for their scholarly achievements in the past year were:  Ram Bala (OMIS), Sanjiv Das (FNCE), Alexander Field (ECON), Hoje Jo (FNCE), Yongtae Kim (ACTG), Haibing Lu (OMIS), Edward McQuarrie (MKTG), Kris Mitchener (ECON), Carrie Pan (FNCE), Susan Parker (ACTG), Savannah Shi (MKTG), Dongsoo Shin (ECON), Meir Statman (FNCE), and Jennifer Woolley (MGMT).

    Contributions to their departments, School, University, and profession were made by Dale Achabal (MKTG), Daniel Aguiar (CIE), Linda Alepin (BUSN), Adina Ardelean (ECON), Greg Baker (MGMT), Mario Belotti (ECON), Albert Bruno (MKTG), David Caldwell (MGMT), Michael Calegari (ACTG), George Chacko (FNCE), Sanjiv Das (FNCE), Andre Delbecq (MGMT), Michael Eames (ACTG), Alexander Field (ECON), Mary Furlong (BUSN), Manoochehr Ghaissi (OMIS), Terri Griffith (MGMT), John Ifcher (ECON), Hoje Jo (FNCE), Kirthi Kalyanam (MKTG), Linda Kamas (ECON), Michael Kevane (ECON), Yongtae Kim (ACTG), James Koch (MGMT), Tammy Madsen (MGMT), Shelby McIntyre (MKTG), Susan Parker (ACTG), Helen Popper (ECON), Hersh Shefrin (FNCE), Stephen Smith (OMIS), Meir Statman (FNCE), William Sundstrom (ECON), John Toppel (BUSN), Andy Tsay (OMIS), and Steven Wade (ACTG).

    Staff Awards
    Three staff members were recognized at the annual Staff Appreciation Lunch on May 3:

    Collaboration  Recognizes the staff member who works to build cooperative relationships and foster teamwork throughout the Business School and University : Tiffiny Gillingham, Assistant Director of MSIS Admissions

    Innovation  Acknowledges the staff person who incorpates new perspectives and new approaches to the workplace: Bill Middleton, LSB Information Systems Manager

    Student Experience  Salutes the staff person who goes 'above and beyond' to enhance Business School student learning, inside and outside the classroom: Bev Olivo, Undergraduate Business Programs Administrative Assistant


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