The School of Business each year honors alumni who have made significant contributions to their profession and brought honor to the School and to Elon. Recipients are selected by the faculty and invited to campus for a ceremony in their honor and to share their wisdom with current Elon students.
The inaugural School of Business Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award was given in spring 2013.
Shane Powers '99
Powers graduated from Elon with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1999. He went on to earn an MBA in Finance and Management from Fordham University, and currently works as the director of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Division in New York.
Powers has been an invaluable resource for Love School of Business students. He serves as the Elon University Team Leader for Credit Suisse’s Virtual Recruiting effort. He is not only involved in recruiting initiatives to hire Elon students, but he also engages and mentors many interested students in the finance and business arena in New York City. Powers acts as a liaison for various opportunities in and around the New York area. He consistently approaches Elon with employment opportunities and assists in developing strategies for employing our students. Powers actively engages LSB students seeking professional or career advice and always makes time to assist them with internship searches, interview prep and resume reviews.
Shane recently hosted Elon’s National Networking Day event in New York City and he helps coordinate company visits for the Business Fellows during their annual trip to New York. He is a former member of Elon’s Alumni Board and a current member of the Love School of Business Board of Advisors, serving on the Career Services Committee.