Oakley School of Business at Quincy University recognizes students during award ceremony

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QUINCY — Quincy University’s Oakley School of Business was the host of an award ceremony on April 25 in the Hall of Fame Room in the QU Health and Fitness Center.

The program featured comments from Brian McGee, QU president, and Cynthia Haliemun, dean of the Oakley School of Business. Faculty in the Oakley School of Business presented awards and recognized students for their achievements this past academic year. The following awards were presented at the event.

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society

Seven business students and two faculty members from the Oakley School of Business were inducted into Quincy University’s Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. Sigma Beta Delta honors juniors, seniors and MBA graduate students in the top twenty percent of their classes.

  • Dr. Lisa Chen (Quincy) – Assistant Professor of Business
  • Ella G. Damm (Quincy) – Management & Marketing
  • Pooja Das (India) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)
  • Hunter James Douglas Haantz (Quincy) – MBA (Operations Management)
  • Gabriele Lambrini (Rotzo, Italy) – MBA
  • Shari L. Mulch (Sutter) – Finance
  • Dr. Tasnuba Nasir (Macomb) – Assistant Professor of Marketing
  • Ryan M. Kruse (Waterloo) – Finance
  • Devon Lee Parrott (Lincoln, Mo.) – Finance

Certificates of Academic Excellence

Fourteen business students were awarded Certificates of Academic Excellence. The Oakley School of Business honors seniors with grade point averages of 3.75 or higher.

  • Keegan R. Carey (San Clemente, Calif.) – MBA
  • Aidan Clancy (Fenton, Mo.) – Accounting
  • Madlyn Findley (Knoxville, Iowa) – Business Analytics
  • Hunter J. Haantz (Quincy) – MBA (Organizational Analysis)
  • Emma L. Haxel (Camp Point) – Finance
  • David M. Hutson (Quincy) – Management & Marketing
  • Marcel Kaspar (Mannheim, Germany) – MBA (Operations Management)
  • Caren Kemner (Ursa) – Business Administration
  • Ryan M. Kruse (Waterloo) – Finance
  • Gabriele Lambrini (Rotzo, Italy) – MBA
  • Laura E. Madsen (Quincy) – Business Administration
  • Mathias R. Obert (Quincy) – Management & Marketing
  • Ettore Pavesi (Novara, Italy) – Management & Marketing
  • Andrew P. Xenakis (Eureka, Mo.) – Management

Certificates of Academic Achievement

Thirteen business students were awarded Certificates of Academic Achievement. The Oakley School of Business honors seniors with grade point averages between 3.50 and 3.74.

  • Michele A. Barletta (Linmeyer, South Africa) – MBA
  • Dayson S. Croes (Noord, Aruba) – MBA
  • Neal J. Dardis (Pine Springs, Minn.) – MBA
  • Roman Deryckere (Roubaix, France) – Marketing
  • Kayleigh L. Fessler (Golden) – Accounting
  • Linsey F. Laughlin (Hannibal, Mo.) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)
  • Jason McCoy (Quincy) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)
  • Mason A. Metz (Chardon, Ohio) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)
  • Zion A. Richardson (Frisco, Texas) – Management
  • Ryan T. Riggs (Bow, Wash.) – Management
  • Patrick D. Ringwald (St. Louis, Mo.) – Management & Marketing
  • Dominik Wagiel (Quincy) – Management
  • Zachary A. Willing (Quincy) – Management

Gray Hunter Stenn LLP Accounting Award

One accounting student received the prestigious Gray Hunter Stenn LLP Accounting Award.

  • Aidan Clancy (Fenton, Mo.) – Accounting

Certificates of Performance Excellence for Undergraduate Students

Three business students were awarded Certificates of Performance Excellence. The Oakley School of Business honors students who are at least at the 90th percentile of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for the Business Major Field Test, a nation-wide business test.

  • Aidan Clancy (Fenton, Mo.) – Accounting
  • Connor Nock (Osgoode, Ontario, Canada) – Business Analytics
  • Nathaniel Deters (Quincy) – Accounting

Certificates of Performance Excellence for Graduate Students

One business student was awarded a Certificate of Performance Excellence. The Oakley School of Business honors students who are at least at the 90th percentile of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for the Business Major Field Test, a nation-wide business test.

  • Hunter James Douglas Haantz (Quincy) – MBA (Operations Management)

Certificates of Leadership

Seven students were awarded the Certificate of Leadership at Quincy University. The Oakley School of Business honored members of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) who have done projects that had significant impact on QU and Quincy communities.

  • Austin Dearing (Arnold, Mo.) – Management
  • Faith Fierge (Quincy)- Accounting
  • Emily Klinner (Quincy) – Marketing
  • Mason Petty (Arnold, Mo.) – Management
  • Alexander J. Polston (Wright City, Mo.) – Finance
  • Maria del Mar Sarda Marti (Barcelona, Spain) – Management
  • Cole J. Schnettgoecke (Shrewsbury, Mo.) – Finance & Management

Certificates of Entrepreneurial Excellence

Three students were awarded Certificates of Entrepreneurial Excellence. The Oakley School of Business honors students who are winners of the Elevator Pitch Competition in Small Business Management class.

Top Elevator Pitches

  • 1st place: Jacob Obert (Quincy) – Management
  • 2nd place: Andres Santana (San Diego, Venezuela) – Management
  • 3rd place: Logan Brouwer (Shorewood) – Finance & Management, and Karsyn Stratton (Tiffin, Iowa) – Sport Management

Certificates of Industry Champions

Nine business students were awarded Certificates of Industry Champions. The Oakley School of Business honors students who are winners of the Computer Simulation in Strategic Management class.

Team Baldwin

  • Ethan Morgan (Quincy) – Accounting
  • Devon Parrott (Lincoln, Mo.) – Finance
  • Mason Petty (Arnold, Mo.) – Management
  • Kaleb Poage (Quincy) – Management
  • Brian Tape (Romeoville) – Management

Team Andrews

  • Blaine Lowrance (Fort Worth, Texas) – Marketing
  • Connor Nock (Osgoode, Ontario, Canada) – Business Analytics
  • Ryan Riggs (Bow, Wash.) – Management
  • Austin Vetter (Omaha, Neb.) – Management

Captain of Industry

Six business students received the Captain of Industry Awards. The Oakley School of Business honors students who obtain an exceptionally high score in their class on the Individual Simulation.

  • Conner Nock (Osgoode, Ontario, Canada) – Business Analytics
  • Dale Dambek (Plainfield) – Management
  • David Hutson (Quincy) – Management & Marketing
  • Devon Parrott (Lincoln, Mo.) – Finance
  • Austin Vetter (Omaha, Neb.) – Management
  • 6Ryan Riggs (Bow, Wash.) – Management

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