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School of Business honors students & faculty

The best and brightest of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business were honored April 17 in an awards ceremony that highlighted the achievements of both students and faculty.

The program was attended by more than 100 people, including family of the honored students; donors whose gifts made several scholarships possible; and most of the business school faculty whose input helped determine the 2008 award recipients.

Academic Achievement Awards


Winners of the business school academic awards for 2008.

Academic Excellence Award in Accounting
Allison Ellmers
This award is given to a senior Accounting major who has demonstrated superior academic achievement and possesses potential for intellectual and professional growth.

Challenge and Expect Award in Accounting
Shannon Keane
This award is presented to a senior majoring in Accounting who has demonstrated excellent academic achievement and growth.

John Kappas Economics Award
Daniel Cariello
This award goes to the senior Economics major who best demonstrates enthusiasm for Economics, potential for leadership, and classroom excellence.  It is named in honor of the late John Kappas, a 1985 Elon graduate.

Student Achievement Economics Award
Jamie Hoggard
This award is given to a senior Economics major who has shown enthusiasm and success in his or her courses as well as promise for future achievement.

Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Key And Award Certificate (Business)
Cody Andras
Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Key And Award Certificate (Accounting)
Robbie Thompson
This award is presented to the two students with the highest GPAs among students graduating with a major in Accounting and Business Administration.

Walter Hattenbach Award
Ryan David
The senior Business Administration major with the highest GPA in Marketing subjects receives this award, which was established by Dr. and Mrs. James W. Johnston in honor of their friend, Walter Hattenbach.

Benjamin Grover Johnston Award
Christopher Shafto
This award honors the sophomore majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, or Economics who has the highest GPA in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.  Dr. and Mrs. James W. Johnston established this award in memory of Dr. Johnston’s brother, Benjamin Grover Johnston.

Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award
Sarah Maloney
This award is presented to a senior Finance major who has demonstrated enthusiasm and success in his or her courses as well as promise of future study.  The award is sponsored by the Wall Street Journal.

Business Concentration Awards (Entrepreneurship)
Merilyn Coffey
These awards are presented to students who have shown enthusiasm and success in the Entrepreneurship concentration as well as promise for future achievements.

Business Concentration Awards (Finance)
Elizabeth Evans
These awards are presented to students who have shown enthusiasm and success in the Finance concentration as well as promise for future achievements.

Business Concentration Awards (International Business)
Cathryn Wile
These awards are presented to students who have shown enthusiasm and success in the International Business concentration as well as promise for future achievements.

Business Concentration Awards (Management Information Systems)
John O'Brien
These awards are presented to students who have shown enthusiasm and success in the Management Information Systems concentration as well as promise for future achievements.

Business Concentration Awards (Management)
Julie McGowan
These awards are presented to students who have shown enthusiasm and success in the Management concentration as well as promise for future achievements.

Business Concentration Awards (Marketing)
Allison Tencza
These awards are presented to students who have shown enthusiasm and success in the Marketing concentration as well as promise for future achievements.

Business Administration Responsible Leadership Award
Eric Garren
Justin Garren
This award is given on behalf of the entire business administration faculty to that student who best exemplifies behaviors inside and outside the classroom that support our mission of producing responsible business leaders for the 21st century.

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean’s Awards for Faculty


Left to right: Jennifer Platania, Coleman Rich, Art Fadde
and Tina Das were recognized by Dean Mary Gowan
for their scholarship, teaching and service to the Love
School of Business.



Excellence in Teaching
Jennifer Platania, Assistant Professor of Economics

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes a faculty member who exemplifies the Elon University teacher-scholar model.   The recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching is outstanding in the classroom, engages students in the learning process, maintains academic rigor, and provides evidence of commitment to the intellectual development of students through mentoring and related activities. 


Comments by Mary Gowan, dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business:
"The 2008 recipient of this award pays close attention to student feedback and makes appropriate adjustments while maintaining rigor in her courses.  Her evaluations are most likely to be above the school and university averages while her course GPA is most likely to be lower than the LSB and university average. Her syllabi provide evidence of the rigorous assignments she prepares for her students.  These assignments often require a sophisticated level of critical thinking and problem solving.  In describing her recently, her department chair stated that, 'in the classroom, her high academic standards are matched only by her energy and enthusiasm for teaching economics.'"

Excellence in Scholarship
Tina Das, Associate Professor of Economics

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship recognizes one or more faculty members each year whose scholarly work has a significant intellectual impact in keeping with the Elon scholar-mentor model.   Selection factors for this award include publication or presentation of peer-reviewed research in quality outlets and evidence that the faculty member engages in scholarship related activities.  These activities might include supporting the scholarly endeavors of colleagues, advancing the school’s reputation, and mentoring students in undergraduate research.

Comments by Mary Gowan:
"The 2008 recipient of this award exemplifies these qualities.  Her research is increasingly rigorous and appearing in highly-regarded journals in her field and in related fields, including publication this past year in a journal that is considered A+ at any university.  This faculty member regularly collaborates with other faculty in LSB across departments, often serving as a mentor to junior faculty.  Usually she is the idea generator and lead in designing the research project when she works with collaborators.  Work with one of her co-authors advanced the school’s reputation by getting press in Bloomberg, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and similar outlets—and that is even before the paper gets published.  When the paper is finally published, it will likely garner more attention. 

"And, she is a scholar-mentor who can often be found surrounded by students seeking her help.  She regularly supervises undergraduate research projects and independent studies, and has been instrumental in the success of the student run economics journal, Issues of Political Economy, and her research students regularly end up presenting their work at conferences. A colleague, in describing this year’s recipient, stated: 'While establishing herself as one of Elon’s top scholars over the last decade, she has proven that deep research, inspirational teaching, and dedicated service are not mutually exclusive.'"

Exemplary Service - External
Art Fadde, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Director of Graduate Admissions

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean’s Award for Exemplary Service - External
recognizes a member of the larger Elon University community who has contributed in meaningful ways to the ongoing welfare and betterment of the LSB.  This contribution can take the form of assisting LSB with a specific program or project or providing ongoing support for LSB activities. 

Comments by Mary Gowan:
"The 2008 recipient plays a key role in one of our LSB programs.  When I asked the people in LSB who work most closely with him to describe his contributions, they noted his sustained and ongoing energy for the program in which he is involved; his commitment to close collaboration with LSB faculty; his creativity and willingness to experiment with a wide variety of marketing messages and methods; his absolutely professional interaction with all stakeholders of the program, including prospective and current students, faculty, and administration; and his consistently high ethical and professional standards regarding all decisions about the program, particularly as they impact on applicants. 

"There was something about him actually having a sense of humor, rumors to the contrary and his need to select better ties, but we will consider the source of that last comment and ignore it.  What we won’t ignore is his impact on helping us build a highly ranked MBA program."
 
Exemplary Service - Faculty
Coleman Rich, Lecturer in Business Administration

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean’s Award for Exemplary Service--Faculty recognizes one or more faculty members each year who has contributed in meaningful ways to the ongoing welfare and betterment of the college, university and profession.  This award follows from the Elon servant-leadership model.   Selection is based on service in the preceding year plus overall willingness to volunteer one’s time when needed and to carry new ideas to reality

Comments by Mary Gowan:
"The 2008 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Exemplary Service – LSB Faculty member, is always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the life of LSB students and to help build  the reputation of the school and the university. He is an instructor in the executive education program, advises two student groups - one a business fraternity and one a social fraternity. The business fraternity won a university award this year in recognition of their activities.  He took on the challenging role of serving as advisor to the first business living and learning community and is helping to shape that program while serving in an important role of mentoring these students as they learn more about college and the world of business. In his spare time he chairs the University Student Life Committee. 

2008-09 Endowed Scholarships


Business school scholarship recipients for 2008-09.



The Ann Lentz Ameen ’70 – General Electric Scholarship
Heidi Rice
This scholarship was established in 1999 by Philip Ameen in memory of his wife, Elizabeth Ann Lentz Ameen, who received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Elon.  Ann was a member of Beta Omicron Beta.  This scholarship goes to a rising senior female student with financial need and high academic achievement.  This award is for full tuition and fees for one year.

The A. Vance Beck, Sr. and Gwendolyn D. Beck Scholarship
Kevin Dudiak
Jamie Schatz
Andrea (Drea)  Dorrow

This scholarship was established in honor of Vance and Gwendolyn Beck by his employer (the Belk-Beck group of department stores).   This award goes to a rising junior Business Administration major with financial need.

The David O. Bowden Economics Scholarship
Erika Lamanna
This scholarship was established by David Bowden ’70, the David O. Bowden Economics Scholarship is awarded to a rising senior majoring in economics who has been active in the department and demonstrated potential for future success. At Elon, Mr. Bowden was a double major in business administration and economics. He went on to earn his JD from the University of Miami.

The Janie E. Council Scholarship
Thomas Frick
This scholarship was established in 1983 in memory of Janie E. Council by former friends, students and Mr. Robert Sandell II. Mrs. Council began her teaching career at Elon University in 1960 as an associate professor of business education and received the outstanding teaching award from the SGA in 1970.  This scholarship is for rising senior Business Administration or Accounting majors with financial need.

The Doherty Scholars
Kevin Swett
Alex Trevisan
Katie Pietrowski

The Doherty Scholars are the top rising juniors and seniors in the business school’s entrepreneurship concentration. They will become the core leaders in the establishment of new entrepreneurial ventures on campus. These scholarships have been established through a generous gift from Edward and Joan Doherty to endow the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Ed and Joan are the parents of three children including Kerry, a 2007 Elon graduate. Ed is a member of Elon’s Board of Trustees and together with Joan serves on Elon’s Parents Council.

The Love Awards for Excellence in Business Leadership
Miya Stodghill
The prestigious Love Awards for Excellence in Business Leadership will honor and provide financial support to students who have demonstrated excellence and unusual promise for further development in intellect, imagination, creativity, character, moral courage and leadership. Founded by Martha and Spencer Love in 1947, the Martha and Spencer Love Foundation has generously supported Elon since the 1950s and made a major gift to Elon in 1985 to name the business school.

The Calvert C. and Margaret H. McGregor Scholarship
Anita Poteat
This scholarship was established by Calvert and Audrey McGregor in honor of his parents C. Calvert and Margaret H. McGregor. Dr. McGregor is an Associate Professor and the former chair of the Accounting department here at Elon. This scholarship is for a rising junior or senior Accounting student with preference given to students living in Alamance County, the Triad, or North Carolina.

The John and Helene Sparks Scholarship for Business
Clayton Winkelvoss
Ryan Ford

This scholarship was established by John and his wife Helene in 1981. John graduated from Elon in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.  He is a certified public accountant and former faculty member in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. This scholarship is for rising junior or senior Business Administration majors with financial need.

The Frederick K. Gilliam, Sr. Scholarship
Rebecca Hampton
Jennifer Bornhofen
Maria Zavala
Matthew Ruff
Dana Blaney

This scholarship was established in 1989 in memory of Fred Gilliam, Sr. by the partners in his law firm (James Moser, Jr., Maurice Jennings, and John Vernon III). Fred was a 1942 Elon graduate. He participated in orchestra and was part of Kappa Psi Nu. This scholarship is for rising junior and senior Accounting majors with financial need.

The R. Cruse Lewis Master Pools Guild/Love School of Business Endowment Scholarship
Caitlin McGuire
Kyle McGrath

This scholarship was established in 1998 in honor of Cruse's retirement from Master Pools Guild. Mr. R. Cruse Lewis is a former employee of Swimout Overflow Components, Inc. and Burlington Industries. He received a Citizen’s Service Award in November 2000 and has served on the Board of Visitors here at Elon since 1996. This scholarship is for any rising junior or senior business school major with preference given to international students.

The Dudley Ray Watson Memorial Scholarship
Amelia Henderson
This scholarship was established in memory of Dudley Ray Watson by his parents, J. D. and Eunice Watson. Professor Watson served as a member of the business faculty at Elon College from 1960 to 1963. This scholarship is for a rising senior Business Administration major.

Wachovia Bank, N.A. Scholarship
Andrea (Drea) Dorrow
This scholarship was established in 1987 as the First Union Bank Scholarship and later renamed when First Union and Wachovia banks merged. The scholarship provides assistance to rising juniors or seniors enrolled in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.

The Linda Thompson Weavil Endowed Scholarship
Victoria Dixon
This scholarship was established in 1992 by Dr. Linda Thompson Weavil and her husband Robert B. Weavil. Professor Weavil retired from the faculty of the Love School of Business in 2001. This scholarship is for a rising junior, senior  or MBA Business Administration major with preference to students living in Alamance County, the Triad, or North Carolina.

The John L. Sills, Jr. Scholarship
Tameika Sizoo
This scholarship was established in honor of John L. Sills, Jr. by Riverview Narrow Fabrics in August 1987. John was treasurer at Riverview Narrow Fabrics, Inc. Mr. Sills lives in Greensboro with his wife, Martha. They have one son, John L. Sills, III, a 1989 Elon graduate. This scholarship is for rising junior Accounting majors with financial need.

The David A. Stevens ’81 Internship Scholarship
Sarah Woody
Established in 2007 by David and Beth Stevens, this scholarship is awarded to business students to help defray the cost of completing an internship.

The Charles David Smith Endowed Scholarship
Daniel Bell
Tara Moore
Katharine (Kasey) Joseph

This scholarship was established in memory of Charles D. Smith by his parents Randolph Smith and Joyce Miller, and a lifelong friend George Logan. Charles died in a plane crash near Roanoke, Virginia. He graduated from Elon with a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance in 1997. He was part of the men’s tennis team and a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. This scholarship is for a rising junior or senior Business Administration major with financial need and preference is given to students from Virginia.

The Mills Family Endowed Scholarship
Makaila McKinley
David Gordon
Established in 2006 by Willard “Bill” Mills, Jr., and his mother, Helen Mills Gardner, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving student from North Carolina  with preference given to a student majoring in business.  Bill graduated from Elon in 1969 with a bachelor’s  degree in business administration.

The Mark A. Horsburgh Study Abroad Scholarship
Nathaniel Jones
This award, established in 2007 by the Horsburgh family,  provides scholarship assistance to a business fellow so that he or she can study abroad.  The fund was created in honor of Mark A. Horsburgh, a 2007 Elon graduate and business fellow who studied abroad in Australia and Peru.

The Andras Family Endowment for Excellence
Kyle McGrath
This award was established in 2007 with gifts from the Andras Foundation and David and Anne Andras, parents of senior business major Cody Andras.  The scholarship is awarded to a rising senior within the college whose excellent work both inside and outside of the classroom models a pathway to future success in business.
Eric Townsend,
Staff
4/21/2008 1:34 PM