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About 160 members of the College of Business and Economics (CBE) family filled the RBC Atrium to celebrate our students’ achievements at our CBE Honors Reception on Friday, April 4th.   Please join us in congratulating these outstanding students who continue to make our CBE proud!   Our photo gallery follows.  For a full list of award winners, please click here

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Economics Professor Frank Gunter gathered a group photo of 32 of the CBE students who were recognized for achieving a cumulative grade-point average of at least a 3.6 by December 2013.  Pictured (starting with front row):  Whitney Challenger, Eryne Boyle, Ansah Kamara, Courtney Enderle, Alexa Elias, Brandon Mauss, Amanda Jacinto, Briana Gardell, Juliana Sheff, Alexandra Peluso, Victoria Drici, Rachel Kourakos, Heema Patel, Leif Arnesen, Ashley Miseo, Jonathan Brandin, Xiaohan Li, Darby Wiegand, Kimberly Weygand, Yiru (Ivy) Wang, Gongdiqing Zhang, Angela Rodriguez, Peiyan Zhao, Tracey McAuley, Ryan Knouse, Sebastian Nicewicz, Charles Frankievich, Madiha Shaikh, Tyler Sloan, Matthew Jacobs, Mark Simone, Professor Frank Gunter

Professor Parveen Gupta, Chair of the CBE’s Department of Accounting, presented the following awards – congratulations!


Institute of Internal Auditors Senior Award
Given to a senior accounting major who has shown outstanding achievement in accounting and auditing:  Yiru (Ivy) Wang



Institute of Management Accountants Senior Award
Given to a senior accounting major who excels in both academics and extracurricular activities and has an interest in a career with management accounting:  Ryan Knouse



Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Prize
Given to a senior who shines in academia, expresses a serious interest in accounting, and demonstrates a desire to continue in the accounting field:  David Hines



Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Award
Academic excellence and high morals:  Jeremy Bailey




Professor Cathy Ridings (left), Director of the CBE’s Business Information Systems Major, presented the following award to Briana Gardell (left) who was also honored as the CBE’s student speaker at the University Honors Convocation earlier the same evening. Congratulations, Briana!

Philadelphia Philanthropic Society for Information Management Foundation (PHSIM) Scholarship
PHSIM is a bridge to the community for  greater Philadelphia area Information Technology leaders. The organization focuses on charitable activities that involve Information Technology. The scholarship award is given to a high performing student majoring in an IT-related area in order to enable the education of bright young people in Information Technology and to highlight the need to foster attention on bringing talented individuals into careers in computer science, systems, and technology.  Must be a BIS major, a rising junior, and a high performing student:  Briana Gardell

Professor Jim Dearden, Chair of the CBE’s Economics Department, was proud to present the following award – congratulations, Charlie!


Richard H. Johnson Economics Prize
Given to a graduating senior majoring in economics with outstanding achievement in the study of economics:  Charles Frankievich


Professor David Myers
of the CBE’s Perella Department of Finance recognized three finance majors for their outstanding contributions:


Dreyfus Portfolio
Student run investment portfolio:  Mark F. Simone


Geraldo Vasconcellos Thompson International Portfolio Award
Student run international investment portfolio (2 winners this year):
Katelyn M. Cooper and Matthew A. Jacobs



Professor Bob Trent, Chair of the Department of Management, proudly presented the following award – congratulations, Alexa!


David A. Begelman Endowed Prize in the Department of Management
This prize is awarded to a senior in the Department of Management who is in good academic standing, exhibits a strong work ethic, is intellectually curious, and embraces life with enthusiasm:  Alexa Elias


Professor Nevena Koukova
started her department’s recognitions by presenting a certificate to marketing majors inducted into Lamba Mu Sigma, a marketing honor society founded at Lehigh on November 4, 1940.   Membership in Lambda Mu Sigma is open to students who have achieved academic excellence and have made significant contributions to the marketing program at Lehigh, marketing education or the marketing profession.  Those recognized included:

David Canfield

Katelyn Cooper 

Olivia Hodina

Jessica Marriott

Sarah Minardi

Lacey Quinn

Professor Koukova also recognized the following Marketing Department award winners – congratulations!

Department of Marketing Achievement Award
Awarded to up to two students on the basis of who has made a strong commitment to and has demonstrated leadership toward improving the Marketing program outside of the classroom:  Lindsay Mayrose


Department of Marketing Commendation Awards for Class Project/Paper
Awarded to a project team which has demonstrated outstanding performance in a class paper/project:  Brand Identity Development Strategy: SYNCAP accepted by Isaac Roth for his team (Sarah Burdick, Ying Gu, Phillip SJ Lee, Tashan Mitchell, and Isaac Roth)


Professor Bob Trent
, Director of the CBE’s Supply Chain Management Program, took the stage to present the following two awards to supply chain majors – congratulations, Angela and Natalie!

Senior Supply Chain Management Scholar Award
This prize is awarded to a senior in the Department of Management who is in good academic standing, exhibits a strong work ethic, is intellectually curious, and embraces life with enthusiasm:  Angela Rodriguez


Junior Supply Chain Management Scholar Award
This is awarded to the supply chain management junior who has demonstrated the highest level of academic performance:  Natalie Bates



Dean Katrina Zalatan then announced winners of two programs generously sponsored by Lehigh alumni:  the Nelson Leighton Bond Memorial Prizes and the Tauck Scholarships.

The Nelson Leighton Bond Memorial Prize for leadership, scholarship, and character that is sponsored by the generosity of several generations of the Bond Family – Nelson Leighton Bond ’26, Nelson L. “Pete” Bond Jr. ’57, Sally L. Bond ’82, Trevor Bond ’83, and Laura (Rothfeld) Bond, M.D. ’83.  The CBE selected two winners this year, and certificates of recognition were presented by faculty from the winners’ academic departments. 


Professor Parveen Gupta from Accounting presented the Bond Prize certificate to Kimberly Weyand, as Dean Katrina Zalatan announced the prize.



Professors Bob Trent and Nevena Koukova presented the Bond Prize certificate to Olivia Hodina, a double major in Supply Chain Management and Marketing.


This year, the CBE was also proud to announce six winners of Tauck Scholarships, thanks to the continued generosity of CBE alum Arthur C. Tauck Jr. '53.  Professor of Marketing Jim Maskulka (left) and Finance Professor David Myers (right) personally congratulated three Tauck Scholars who were able to attend the reception:

Brandon Mauss

My Ngoc (Jennifer) Nguyen

Christopher Parsons

Read more about our 2014 Tauck Scholars in the Tauck Scholars Prepare to Launch story in this issue of the CBE Undergraduate Update e-magazine.

The newest members of the Beta Gamma Sigma were also recognized at the CBE Honors Reception.  Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International anywhere in the world.  Beta Gamma Sigma’s mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.  Beta Gamma Sigma members demonstrate enduring commitment to the founding principles and values of the Society: honor and integrity, pursuit of wisdom, and earnestness.  Members also support the advancement of business thought and practice to encourage lifelong learning.
As Perella Professor of Finance and Beta Gamma Sigma member Anne Anderson read the names of the new members, certificates and pins were presented to each honoree by Chapter President Interim Dean Tom Hyclak and Chapter Advisor Associate Dean Katrina Zalatan.  New members recognized were:

Natalie Bates

Eryne Boyle

Whitney Challenger

Alexa Elias

Courtney Enderle

Briana Gardell

Olivia Hodina

Amanda Jacinto

Rachel Kourakos

Tracey McAuley

Ashley Miseo

Christopher Parsons

Angela Rodriguez

Juliana Sheff

Kimberly Weyand


Some new members of Beta Gamma Sigma also gathered for a group photo with Beta Gamma Sigma members Professor Cathy Ridings and Dean Katrina Zalatan at the end of the program.  Pictured are (starting front, from left):  Olivia Hodina, Amanda Jacinto, Ashley Miseo , Christopher Parsons, Eryne Boyle, Dean Zalatan, Professor Cathy Ridings, Alexa Elias, Whitney Challenger, Angela Rodriguez, Natalie Bates, Kimberly Weyand, Briana Gardell.



The CBE family celebrated students who were honored as Martindale Student Associates in Slovenia or Portugal, with Professor of Economics Rich Aronson gathering the honorees on stage for recognition.  Professor Aronson is the Director of the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise  that enables a select group of Lehigh juniors and seniors to actively explore global business and economic issues each year since 1980.  Pictured are: Shaan Gurnani, Briana Gardell, Whitney Challenger,  Leif Arnesen, Catherine Withers, Professor Aronson, Bridget Joyce, Tyler Sloan, Kate Oliver, Javin Tai, Katie Walters


The CBE was also delighted to recognize two CBE students who were recognized as Class of 1904 Award winners by the University:  Eryne Boyle and Mayra Juarez Gutierrez.  Eryne and Mayra are both accounting majors.   Pictured (from left) are Dean Zalatan, Eryne Boyle, Parveen Gupta, and Mayra Juarez Gutierrez.  Congratulations, Eryne and Mayra!