Albers Awards Ceremony 2014

Posted by Joseph Phillips, Jr. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 4:33 PM PDT

The Albers School Awards Ceremony for 2014 took place on May 9th in Pigott Auditorium. Twenty four awards recognizing student academic achievement and leadership were given to Albers students. Some of the awards included;

The Spirit of Albers Award was given to economics student Megan Morris. Megan has worked for NGO's in India and Peru while also maintaining a high academic performance. She has also interned with a local labor union and presented two papers at the National Undergraduate Research Conference, one on how the minimum wage law impacts the gender wage gap and one on how foreign aid impacts economics development. Megan was recognized for her academic and service work.

Tim O'Reilly received the Albers Undergraduate Service Award. Tim has played an important leadership role in our ENACTUS chapter, and in the process been involved in many service activities, stretching from Seattle to Nepal.

Loc Nguyen received the Albers Graduate Service Award. Loc has served as president of the Albers Graduate Student Association and helped re-establish the group as an active organization.

Margaux Helm received the Paul A. Volpe Award for the graduating business senior with the highest academic performance. Margaux will also receive the President's Award at graduation, given to the senior graduating from the university with the highest academic performance. Margaux will share the award with three other SU students this year.

The Volpe Award is named after Paul Volpe, the founding dean of the Albers School who served as dean from 1947 to 1965. Just so you know, I am planning on passing that guy in five years as the longest serving dean at Albers! :}

Robert Hall received the Jerry A. Viscione Award for the highest academic performance among our graduate students. Robert is a student in our Professional MBA program.

Viscione was dean of the Albers School from 1986 to 1997, when he left SU to become Executive VP at Marquette.

After the awards ceremony, the 2014 Beta Gamma Sigma installation took place. BGS is the academic honorary for business schools accredited by AACSB. Fifteen juniors, twenty seniors, and 47 graduate students were installed in BGS. The ceremony was organized by chapter advisor, Dr. Fred DeKay.

Dr. Bill Weis received the BGS Professor of the Year award, as voted on by the BGS students. Congratulations to Bill!