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Kevin Stacia (center), Corporate Relations Manager, is awarded the Ernest Scheller, Jr. Prize by Dean Maryam Alavi (left) and Ernest Scheller, Jr. (right).
Kevin Stacia (center), Corporate Relations Manager, is awarded the Ernest Scheller, Jr. Prize by Dean Maryam Alavi (left) and Ernest Scheller, Jr. (right).

Scheller College Celebrates Honors Day 2018

Scheller College of Business celebrated its tenth annual Honors Day, recognizing the accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff as well as the generosity of Scheller College benefactors.

David Rowland (IMGT 1983), chair of the Scheller College of Business Advisory Board, welcomed attendees to the celebration. Before recognizing the individual honorees, David reflected on the collective successes of the College. Recent accolades include the Jones MBA Career Center being named #1 in the world in Full-time MBA career services, Scheller College being included as a top 10 business school to watch for undergraduates, and a top 6 full-time MBA program to launch a high-tech career.

David concluded, “Scheller College is well-positioned to continue its upward trajectory and retain its place among the nation’s top business schools. This is a wonderful time to be a part of the Scheller College community as we continue to define a new standard in business education.”

Scheller College of Business Advisory Board member David Rowland (left) greets Ernest Scheller, Jr. (right).

Scheller College of Business Advisory Board Chair David Rowland (left) greets Ernest Scheller, Jr. (right).

Dean Maryam Alavi presented the awards to faculty, staff, and students, taking a moment to acknowledge each honoree’s impact on Scheller College and the greater Georgia Tech community.

While already being one of the most joyous occasions of the year at the College, the event was made even more special by the attendance of the College’s namesake, Ernest Scheller, Jr. Mr. Scheller conferred a college-wide award in his name to Kevin Stacia, Corporate Relations Manager in the Jones MBA Career Center, in recognition of his service excellence.

The enthusiasm and financial support of our many distinguished alumni, corporate partners, and friends enabled the endowment of many of the awards given at the luncheon. Thank you to the Scheller College of Business Advisory Board and all our benefactors for your steadfast dedication to the Scheller College of Business, and congratulations to this year’s award recipients.

Honors Day 2018 Award Recipients

FACULTY AWARDS

Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence
Annamaria Conti, Assistant Professor, Strategy & Innovation

Brady Family Award for Faculty Teaching Excellence
Andras Danis, Assistant Professor, Finance

Linda and Lloyd A. Byars Award for Faculty Excellence
Marius Florin Niculescu, Associate Professor, Information Technology Management

STUDENT AWARDS

John R. Battle Award for Student Excellence
Sam Medinger, BSBA 2018

Dow Chemical-P.C. McCutcheon Award for Outstanding Student Achievement
Erfan Parvini, BSBA 2019

Jennifer R. and Charles B. Rewis Award for Student Excellence in Accounting
Robert Nicolas Fazio, BSBA 2018

Dean’s Prize for Evening MBA Student Excellence
Jacquelyn Reneé Schneider, MBA 2018

Dean’s Prize for Full-time MBA Student Excellence
Reemon Silverman, MBA 2018

Ashford Watson Stalnaker Memorial Award for Ph.D. Student Excellence
Amy Breidenthal, Ph.D. Candidate, Organizational Behavior
Jordan Samet, Ph.D. Candidate, Accounting
Hongchang Wang, Ph.D. Candidate, Information Technology Management

STAFF AWARDS

Verlander Family Award for Staff Excellence
Stan Broome, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Education

Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. Award for Staff Excellence
Cynthia Lynch, Director, Executive MBA Student Engagement

COLLEGE-WIDE AWARDS

Melvyn P. and Eleanor N. Galin Creativity Award
Michael Oxman, Managing Director, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business

The Ernest Scheller, Jr. Award
Kevin Stacia, Corporate Relations Manager, Jones MBA Career Center

CONTACTS

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