Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of July 2014, less than five percent of the world’s business schools and less than one third of U.S. business schools have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.
The 2013 Albers Award Ceremony was held on May
10th. Some 23 students received awards for
academic excellence, service, and leadership.
Some of the top academic awards included the Paul A. Volpe Award
for the graduating senior with the highest academic performance,
awarded to Kalison Shilvock. Ha Nguyen received the Academic
Achievement Award for the Outstanding Transfer Student. Receiving
the Jerry A. Viscione Award for the highest academic performance
among our graduate students was Professional MBA student, Thomas
The top leadership award went to Christopher Clem, who received
the Spirit of Albers Award, which is presented to the student who
best embodies leadership, enthusiasm, dedication, commitment to
service, and compassion towards others. Christopher, an
economics major, was recognized for his work for social justice
both on campus and overseas. This includes working with
micro-lending organizations both in Argentina and Seattle.
Receiving the top service awards were Jonas Harris, who received
the undergraduate award, and Daniel Klein, who received the
graduate student award. Jonas received his award for his work
with ENACTUS and Redeeming Soles. Daniel received his award
for his work to organize professional and social events for our
The awards ceremony was followed by the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)
induction ceremony. BGS is the academic honorary for business
students at AACSB accredited business schools. Some
25undergraduate and 42 graduate students were inducted. Dr.
Fred Dekay does a great job of organizing the BGS students and
getting them to accept the invitation to join BGS. Year after
year our chapter is designated a Premier Chapter by BGS because so
many of our students accept the invitation. Only our top
performing students receive an invitation to join BGS.
Dr. Peter Brous, Professor of Finance, received this year's BGS
Teacher of the Year Award. We also had four faculty members
inducted into BGS - Dr. Bonnie Buchanan, Dr. Holly Ferraro, Dr.
Jessica Ludescher, and Dr. Rubina Mahsud.
We are very proud of the academic achievements of our
students! Congratulations to all our awardees!!
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