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Scheller College Advisory Board Chairman Stephen Deedy, IMGT 1981, presents junior business major Hannah Siwik with The Dow Chemical – P.C. McCutcheon Prize for Outstanding Student Achievement.
Scheller College Advisory Board Chairman Stephen Deedy, IMGT 1981, presents junior business major Hannah Siwik with The Dow Chemical – P.C. McCutcheon Prize for Outstanding Student Achievement.

Scheller College Honors Excellent Faculty, Students and Staff

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business honored faculty, students, and staff who exemplify excellence on March 12 at the College of Management's Seventh Annual Honors Day.

“The Excellence Awards inspire our entire Scheller College community to reach greater heights of achievement,” says Dean Maryam Alavi. “Working together, we have great potential to define the business school of the 21st century.

The support of dedicated alumni enabled endowment of many of these annual awards.

This year, faculty award winners include:

  • Karie Davis-Nozemack, assistant professor of law and ethics, who won the Brady Family Award for Faculty Teaching Excellence.
  • Don Liu, an assistant professor of organizational behavior, who won the Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence.
  • Eric Overby, associate professor of information technology management, who won the Linda and Lloyd L. Byars Award for Faculty Excellence.

Student award winners include:

  • Vernon Aliga, a second-year MBA student, who won the Dean’s Prize for MBA Student Excellence.
  • Zackary Cook, a senior business major, who won the John R. Battle Award for Student Excellence.
  • Andrew Hedrich, a senior business major, who won the Jennifer R. and Charles B. Rewis Award for Student Excellence in Accounting.
  • Natalie (Ximin) Huang, a PhD candidate in operations management, who won the Ashford Watson Stalnaker Memorial Prize for Student Excellence.
  • Joseph Liu, a PhD candidate in organizational behavior, who won the Ashford Watson Stalnaker Memorial Prize for Student Excellence.
  • Jennifer Nichols, an Evening MBA student, who won the Dean’s Prize for Evening MBA Student Excellence.
  • Hannah Siwik, a junior business major, who won The Dow Chemical – P.C. McCutcheon Prize for Outstanding Student Achievement.

Staff award winners include:

  • Paul Hobson, corporate relations manager in the Jones MBA Career Center, who won the Verlander Family Award for Staff Excellence.
  • Stephen Lester, IT support professional lead, who won the Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Award for Staff Excellence.

Most awards included $5,000. They were presented during a formal luncheon at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

The surprise Ernest Scheller Jr. Prize at the end of the ceremony was presented to Senior Associate Dean Sri Narasimhan, a professor of information technology management, in recognition of his extensive service to Scheller College and Georgia Tech.

The event also recognized past winners of the business school's Alumni Awards as well as the holders and benefactors of scholarships, fellowships, and endowed chairs and professorships.

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