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Business seniors are being recognized for their scholarly performance and personal achievement both in the classroom and the community at this year’s Senior Awards Ceremony.

The Leavey School of Business celebrates its outstanding students at the annual Senior Awards Ceremony. The ceremony, taking place this year on June 16, recognizes those graduating seniors who have received special awards for outstanding achievements in their academic work or service to the community, who have demonstrated scholarly performance and personal integrity of a higher order, and who have achieved accomplishments of both talent and motivation. In the classroom and in the community they have established themselves in leadership roles, and their influence on their peers, on the faculty, and on the entire university has been an inspiration.

Congratulations to these 2017 student scholars!

Business School Awards

For these awards, students are nominated by Leavey School of Business faculty as 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 a panel of university and business school faculty and staff and approved by the dean. The 2017 awardees are:

The Leavey School of Business Service Award

Kaylee Elizabeth Hansen

This is awarded to the graduating business student who exemplifies the mission of the University by significantly impacting student life and/or the greater community through personal service.

The Isabel Jones Academic Achievement Prize

Thomas Avery Deal

This was established by Eliot Jones, Ph.D. in 1956 in memory of his wife, Isabel. This award is given to the graduating senior in the Leavey School of Business who has earned the highest cumulative grade point average.

The Leavey School of Business Leadership Award

Halle Huff & Carrick Paul Young

This is awarded to the graduating business student(s) who best demonstrate leadership in both curricular and co-curricular endeavors as evidenced by his or her commitment and dedication to exhibiting leadership within the Leavey School of Business and Santa Clara University. This student continuously motivates and inspires his or her peers to make long-lasting contributions to the community and in support of the University mission.

Departmental 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 2017 awardees are:

The Professor 0. Robert Anderson Outstanding Student in Accounting Award

Arun Daniel Coumar

Established in 1973, this award is given in memory of Professor O. Robert Anderson who taught accounting at the University. It is awarded annually to the graduating senior accounting major judged outstanding in scholarship, leadership, and service by the faculty of the department.

The Outstanding Student in Accounting and Information Systems Award

Walter Yu

This is awarded to the graduating accounting and information systems major recognized by the faculty of the department as having achieved high academic performance, possessing strong leadership skills, exhibiting a commitment to service, and demonstrating career potential for professional success in accounting and information systems.

The Charles and Barbara Hazel Outstanding Student in Economics Award

Erin Theresa Murphy

This award, given in recognition of the contributions made by Charles and Barbara Hazel in the Economics department, is given annually to the graduating senior economics major judged outstanding in scholarship, leadership, and service by the faculty of the department

The Outstanding Student in Finance Award

Kevin Joseph Schunk

This is awarded to the graduating senior finance major recognized by the faculty of the department as having achieved high academic performance, possessing strong leadership skills, exhibiting a commitment to service, and demonstrating career potential for professional success in finance.

The Outstanding Student in Management Award

Samantha Hailey Malone

This award is granted to the senior management major who, through high overall grade point average, has demonstrated noteworthy scholarship, strong leadership, and managerial aptitude in co-curricular activities.

The Albert E. Bruno Outstanding Student in Marketing Award

Karlsen Shahan Termini

Established in 1982 in memory of Albert F. Bruno by Albert V. Bruno and family, this award is conferred annually to the outstanding graduating senior marketing major on demonstration of scholarship, leadership, service, and career potential.

The Outstanding Student in Management Information Systems Award

Jacob Ryan Brackett

This is awarded to the graduating senior management information systems major recognized by the faculty of the department as having achieved high academic performance, possessing strong leadership skills, exhibiting a commitment to service, and demonstrating career potential for professional success in management information systems.

The Outstanding Student Entrepreneur Award

Karlsen Shahan Termini

This is awarded by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to the graduating student enrolled in the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program in recognition of significant achievements in the program, acknowledgment of accomplishments in entrepreneurship and the promise of future success.

Honorees

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University Awards

The University recognizes the special contributions of seniors to the Santa Clara community each year. This year, four business school students received University awards.

Beta Gamma Sigma

The national business honor society encourages and honors academic achievement in the study of business, as well as personal and professional excellence.

Leavey Scholars Program

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

Accelerated Cooperative Education (ACE) Program

The ACE program blends co-curricular activities and academics to help selected undergraduate business majors strengthen and enhance their leadership skills.

 

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