Board of Advisors Recognition Reception

April 12, 2012

Each year business students are honored at a recognition reception sponsored by the School of Business and Economics Board of Advisors. The awards presented to the students are listed below.

The Dr. Robert E. Craft Leadership Award

Recipient: Simone M. Hamilton

This award is presented to a student in his or her final semester in the MBA program who has demonstrated outstanding leadership during the completion of the program and at his or her place of employment while maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. School of Business and Economics faculty, staff, and student colleagues will nominate students for the award. The recipient of the award will be chosen from a list of nominees by a panel of business leaders and faculty form the School of Business and Economics.

Delta Sigma Pi Key Award

Recipient: Matthew M. Leech

This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest academic average for the four years of study in business. The student does not have to be a member of Delta Sigma Pi.

The Sheila Garren Outstanding International Student Scholarship Award

Recipient: Vibha C. Rego

This award is presented annually to a full-time undergraduate junior or senior student with a major or minor in the School of Business and Economics. The faculty of the School of Business and Economics will select the student who best demonstrates academic merit and leadership skills.

The John Hayden Service Award

Recipient: Alexandra Ellyse Tomko

This award was established by the School of Business faculty in memory of John Hayden, who during his tenure at Lynchburg College, exhibited exemplary service to both the School and its students. The award is presented to a senior majoring in any business discipline, who has, in the opinion of the faculty of the School of Business and Economics, best demonstrated an active commitment to serve his fellow students, the School of Business and Economics, the College, and the community at large.

Robert L. Hill Award

Recipient: Lewis Henry Wilson, Jr.

Dr. Hill was chairman of the department for a number of years. This award was established in his honor to recognize an economics major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and has made a significant contribution to the College.

Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

Recipient: Michael L. Randall

The School of Business and Economics Board of Advisors present an award annually to a full-time graduating senior in the School of Business and Economics. Criteria for selection are: a QPA of a least 3.0, classroom leadership (performance), and service to campus and community.

Outstanding Graduate Business Student Award

Recipient: Amy Lynn Harris Libeau

The School of Business and Economics Board of Advisors present an award annually to a graduating graduate business student. The student with the highest QPA earns this prestigious award.

Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Recipient: Michael L. Randall

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants may present this award to the outstanding undergraduate senior majoring in accounting. The accounting faculty will choose the recipient.

Walter G. Mason Award for Outstanding Achievement in Economics/Finance

Recipient: Jason W. Crawford

Given to that student whose performance in the field of economics (or finance) is considered by the faculty of the School of Business and Economics to be exceptional.

Rebecca Chambers Watson Accounting Award

Recipient: Kelly Michelle Miller

This award is given in memory of Mrs. Rebecca Chambers Watson, assistant professor of business administration from 1978 to 1987. Mrs. Watson was greatly admired and respected for her skills as a teacher and advisor and for her contributions to the campus community. Becky possessed a generous and deeply caring nature which she freely shared with those who come to her for advice and counsel. She set her goals high and had the ability to strive for and achieve those goals. Members of the accounting faculty select the recipient of this award.