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Alumni, students and faculty recognized for excellence

2 years ago
UNIBusiness Editor
Group picture of the alumni, student, and faculty UNIBusiness excellence awards

Every April, UNIBusiness celebrates the end of the academic year by recognizing the accomplishments of distinguished faculty, alumni and students. 2017 is no exception. Here's a recap of the UNIBusiness top performers and recognized alumni.

Faculty Awards
Distinguished Teaching Award: Russell Guay, Associate Professor of Management
Distinguished Scholarship Award: Karthik Iyer, Professor of Marketing
Distinguished Service Award: David Surdam, Professor of Economics and Daniel Power, Professor of Management Information Systems
Exceptional Impact Award: David Hakes, Professor of Economics
Distinguished Instructor Award: Deborah Giarusso, Instructor of Finance
Innovation in Teaching: Roberta Roth, Associate Professor of Management
Special Recognition Award: The VITA Program (Leroy Christ, Instructor of Accounting, Cathalene Bowler, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Dennis Schmidt, Deloitte Professor of Accounting, Martha Wartick, Professor of Accounting (Emeritus)

Alumni in Residence
Accounting: Kelly Larson (Accounting '95), CFO, Summit Brewing Company
Economics: Jerry Ripperger (Economics '87), Vice President of Consulting, Principal Financial Group
Finance: Mark Funk (Finance '00), Wealth Management Advisor & Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual
Management: Kai Stark (Management '01), Purchasing Manager, Frontier Natural Products Co-op
Marketing: Lee Grimes (Marketing '88), Assistant Vice President-Automotive, Union Pacific Railroad

Student Awards
Student Leader Award: Hanna Kerr and Chris McConahay (President’s Council co-presidents)
Student Organization of the Year Award: American Marketing Association
John Pappajohn Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Kyle Coogler (Creo)

Purple & Old Gold Awards
Accounting: Zachery Lawrence
Economics: Chris McConahay
Finance: Cassie Evers
Management: Conrad Keezer
Management Information Systems: Aubrey Norville
Marketing: Kailey Wilson
Real Estate: David Spengler
Supply Chain Management: Collin Cochran



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