2013 Albers Award Ceremony
Posted by Joseph Phillips, Jr. on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM PDT
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 Smith.
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 graduate students.
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!!