CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 14, 2012 – The Donald L. Harrison College of Business at Southeast Missouri State University recently held its annual awards banquet and honored several outstanding students and faculty members. Those receiving awards are as follows:
Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems:
- Timothy Couch of St. Peters, Mo.: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Accounting
- Cindy Sandoval-Perez of Washington, Mo.: Oustanding Accounting Student
- Kayla Mayfield of Jackson, Mo.: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Business and Marketing Education
Department of Economics and Finance:
- Catherine Brown of Perryville, Mo.: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Economics
- Emilee Hargis of Highland, Ill.: Outstanding Economics Student
- Mitchell Brunson of Dawson, Ill.: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Finance
- Ethan Bridgewater of Festus, Mo.: Outstanding Finance Student
Department of Management and Marketing:
- Jarod Koenig of Perryville: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Management
- Deanna Dippold of Cape Girardeau, Mo.: Outstanding Management Student
- Angela Tolcou of St. Louis, Mo.: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Marketing
- Jakob Pallesen of Cape Girardeau: Outstanding Marketing Student
- Leslie Booher of Jackson: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Organizational Administration
- Sarah Pettigrew of Fox River Grove, Ill.: Outstanding Academic Achievement in International Business
- Daniel Levesque of Marion, Ill.: Outstanding International Business Student
Donald L. Harrison College of Business:
- Anthony Fouts of Cape Girardeau: Oustanding MBA Student
- Adam Streeter of Manchester, Mo.: Outstanding MBA Research Paper
- Abigail Lillge of Cape Girardeau: Harrison Academic Achievement Junior Award
- Mitchell Brunson of Dawson: Harrison Academic Achievement Senior Award
Dr. James Caldwell, assistant professor of management, was honored with the Outstanding MBA Teaching Award. Caldwell teaches BA600 “Managing and Leading Capital” and MG560 “International Management.” He was chosen for his unique teaching techniques that challenge his students to use critical thinking and relate material to real-life situations. In a letter of nomination, student Michael Ernst wrote, “Dr. Caldwell is clearly interested in leaving his students with valuable and useable knowledge for their future careers. His attitude and energy fosters a classroom environment of participation and excitement.”
Nancy LeGrand, instructor of management, received the Student Choice Award. The Dean’s Student Advisory Council identifies the recipient of the Student Choice Award, which is the highest award presented by the Harrison College of Business.
In a letter of recommendation for LeGrand, student Nick Maddock wrote, “Professor Nancy LeGrand is well known and loved by every student who has the privilege of having her as a professor for ‘Business Communications.’ Not only will she go out of her way to make sure that you learn as much as possible, but as many will say, ‘she cares for her students as if they were her own children.’ She creates a unique and engaging learning experience that falls outside of a conventional learning experience.”
LeGrand is also an advisor to the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity.
The recognition ceremony also included the induction of new members into Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited programs. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Business students with a grade point average in the top 10 percent who are second semester juniors, seniors or MBA students are invited to join.
Students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma were: Andrea Barrow of Chatham, Ill., Kelly Bean of Dittmer, Mo., Leslie Booher of Jackson, Daniel Doelling of Affton, Mo., Keith Ehrett of Cape Girardeau, Kevin Frigerio of St. Louis, Garrett Fritsche of Frohna, Mo., Brian Godefroid of Ballwin, Mo., Lauren Helvey of Farmington, Mo., Jackelyn Hendricks of Cape Girardeau, Brandon Hicks of Sikeston, Mo., Brittney Kalinoski of Overland Park, Kan., Laura Keller of Jackson, Shannon Kiefer of Perryville, Jarod Koenig of Perryville, Jennifer Koenig of Perryville, Joel Krause of Knob Noster, Mo., Abigail Lillge of Cape Girardeau, Jakob Pallesen of Cape Girardeau, Belinda Pullum of Dexter, Mo., Corey Robinson of Smithville, Mo., Christopher Roth of Cape Girardeau, Caitlin Schamburg of Perryville, Megan Stackle of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., Erin Sutton of Troy, Mo., Adam Swantner of O’Fallon, Mo., Melanie Urbaniak of St. Peters, Maria Vaeth of Ste. Genevieve, and Ryan Weissmueller of Jackson. Dr. James Stapleton, executive director of the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and associate professor of entrepreneurship at Southeast, was also inducted.