Oakley School of Business Honors Students

Hanah Lopes

QUINCY, Ill. –  Quincy University’s Oakley School of Business hosted an award ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, in the Connie Niemann Center for Music.  The program featured comments from Dr. Brian McGee, QU President and Dr. Cynthia Haliemun, Dean of the Oakley School of Business.  Faculty in the Oakley School of Business presented awards and recognized students for their achievements this past year.  Various instrumental ensembles from the School of Fine Arts and Communication provided music for the event.  The following awards were presented at the event.

 

SIGMA BETA DELTA HONOR SOCIETY

Nine business students and one faculty member were inducted into Quincy University’s Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. Sigma Beta Delta honors those juniors and seniors in the top twenty percent of their classes.

1. Dr. Minerva Cruz (Quincy, IL) – Oakley School of Business

2. Stephanie Fimmen (Quincy, IL) – MBA

3. Grant R. Hajicek (Columbia, MO) – Finance and Accounting

4. Joseph David Mitchell (Williamsville, IL) – Management

5. Landon M. Obert (Liberty, IL) – Management and Finance

6. Mia M. Orlet (Belleville, IL) – Marketing

7. Connor M. Pigg (Quincy, IL) – Management

8. Jacob W. Smith (Quincy, IL) – Management

9. Michal Urban (Freeport, IL) – Business Administration

10. Ouekie K. Wright (Jefferson, MO) – Management


CERTIFICATE OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Thirty business students were awarded Certificates of Academic Excellence. The Oakley School of Business honors seniors with grade point averages of 3.75 or higher.

1. Owen R. Behrens (Prophetst, IL) – Finance

2. Matthew J. Bilgri (Quincy, IL) – MBA (Operations Management)

3. Ryan Briscoe (St. Charles, MO) – MBA

4. Sally J. Britt (Quincy, IL) – Business Administration

5. Nolan P. Christian (Plainville, IL) – Accounting

6. Samuele Contestabile (Italy) – Finance and Marketing

7. Ravelo Diego (Lima, Peru) – Management, Marketing, Finance

8. Michelle A. Epperson (New London, MO) – Management

9. Stephanie Fimmen (Quincy, IL) – MBA

10. Rebecca J. Garner (Quincy, IL) – Management

11. Ryan D. Gratz (Middlebury, IN) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)

12. Laura A. Gutierrez Gomez (Bogota, Columbia) – MBA

13. Noam Hannoun (Vancouver, Canada) – MBA (Operations Management)

14. Nathan J. Hoebing (Quincy, IL) – MBA

15. Sydney N. Johnston (Quincy, IL) – Accounting & Finance

16. Jacob J. Kalusniak (St. Charles, MO) – MBA

17. Olivia Kindt (Dyer, IN) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)

18. Jenna A. Knudson (Sterling, CO) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)

19. Edward A. Madera (Pittsfield, IL) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)

20. Elysia Mahoney (Keokuk, IA) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)

21. Mary Maloney (O’Fallon, MO) – MBA

22. Rodney B. Maynor (Quincy, IL) – Accounting

23. Connor M. Pigg (Quincy, IL) – Management

24. Greta Pileckaite (Woodstock, GA) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)

25. Felipe Teles Santana (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – Finance

26. Kelsey A. Simmons (Mendon, IL) – MBA

27. Madelyn R. Spagnola (Quincy, IL) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)

28. Kassidy J. Venvertloh (Quincy, IL) – Accounting & Business Analytics

29. Erik L. Weiler (Edwardsville, IL) – MBA

30. Sara J. Wilson (Rushville, IL) – Accounting


CERTIFICATE OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Twenty-eight business students were awarded Certificates of Academic Achievement. The Oakley School of Business honors seniors with grade point averages between 3.50 and 3.74.

1. Craig M. Chisholm (Tyler, TX) – Management

2. Nathan W. Conerly (St. Louis, MO) – MBA

3. Katie R. Conry (Mendon, IL) – Marketing

4. Thomas B. Conzemius (Deerfield, IL) – Business Analytics & Marketing

5. Dayson S. Croes (Aruba) – Marketing

6. Gino J. D’Alessio (Quincy, IL) – Finance

7. Laken R. Delcour (Quincy, IL) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)

8. Reis A. Dreyer (Quincy, IL) – Marketing

9. Justin D. Eads (Ballwin, MO) – MBA

10. Haley M. Friday (Quincy, IL) – Marketing

11. Jackson P. Gregory (St. Joseph, MO) – Finance & Management

12. Sara R. Hudson (Palmyra, MO) – MBA

13. Edward Jakubauskas (Plainfield, IL) – Management

14. Nathan J. Lawton (New Berlin, WI) – Accounting

15. Erin C. Love (Eugene, MO) – Accounting

16. Daniel Mahoney (Keokuk, IA) – MBA (Operations Management)

17. Vanessa Markert (Mt. Sterling, IL) – MBA (Operations Management)

18. Adam R. Moore (St. Charles, MO) – Marketing

19. Samuel J. Stephens (St. Louis, MO) – MBA

20. Connor J. Stephenson (Cheney, KS) – Finance

21. Tiger A. Thomas (Kingston, Jamaica) – Management

22. Michal Urban (Freeport, IL) – Business Administration

23. Spencer K. Walker (Mapleton, IL) – Marketing

24. Darin L. Weisinger (Mendon, IL) – Management

25. Jacob J. Williams (Aurora, CO) – MBA (Organizational Leadership)

26. Grant Wolfe (O’Fallon, MO) – Management & Cybersecurity

27. Ouekie K. Wright (Jefferson City, MO) – Management

28. Aidan J. Zanger (Payson, IL) – Accounting


GRAY HUNTER STENN LLP ACCOUNTING AWARD

One accounting student received the prestigious Gray Hunter Stenn LLP Accounting Award. This award was presented by Erin Wharton, a partner with Gray Hunter Stenn LLP.

Sara Wilson (Rushville, IL) – Accounting


CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE

Four business students were awarded Certificates of Performance Excellence. The Oakley School of Business honors students who are at least at the 90th percentile of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for the Business Major Field Test, a nation-wide business test.

1. Shannon Mountain (Quincy, IL) – Accounting

2. Owen R. Behrens (Prophetstown, IL) – Finance

3. Nathan J. Lawton (New Berlin, WI) – Accounting

4. Rodney B. Maynor (Quincy, IL) – Accounting


CERTIFICATE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL EXCELLENCE

Five students were awarded Certificates of Entrepreneurial Excellence. The Oakley School of Business honors students who are winners of the Elevator Pitch Competition in Small Business Management class.

Top Elevator Pitches

1st place: Ayden D. Nichols (Quincy, IL) – Management
2nd place: Cara Pincock (Quincy, IL) – Management
3rd place: Adam R. Moore (St. Charles, MO) – Marketing

Elevator Pitch Innovation Awards

Matthew D. Winking (Quincy, IL) – Exercise Science
Jayle M. Jennings (Vandalia, MO) – Exercise Science


CERTIFICATE OF INDUSTRY CHAMPIONS

Eleven business students were awarded Certificates of Industry Champions. The Oakley School of Business honors students who are winners of the Computer Simulation in Strategic Management class.

Industry ID: C132474 Team Erie

1. Chayim S. Cunningham (Quincy, IL) – Management

2. Nathan J. Lawton (New Berlin, WI) – Accounting

3. Rodney B. Maynor (Quincy, IL) – Accounting

4. Ayden D. Nichols (Quincy, IL) – Management

5. John S. Reckers (Quincy, IL) – Accounting

6. Aidan J. Zanger (Payson, IL) – Accounting

Industry ID: C132476 Team Erie

1. Mateusz Dziekan (Naperville, IL) – Finance

2. Carlo J. Heath (Philadelphia, PA) – Management

3. Ivan Mimica (Croatia) – Finance and Management

4. Zachary Napovanice (Aviston, IL) – Management

5. Tiger A. Thomas (Kingston, Jamaica) – Management


CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRY

Seven business students received Captain of Industry Awards. The Oakley School of Business honors students who obtain an exceptionally high score in their class on the Individual Simulation.

1. Sydney N. Johnston (Quincy, IL) – Accounting

2. Nathan J. Lawton (New Berlin, WI) – Accounting

3. Rodney B. Maynor (Quincy, IL) – Accounting

4. Shannon Mountain (Quincy, IL) – Accounting

5. John S. Reckers (Quincy, IL) – Accounting

6. Sara Wilson (Rushville, IL) – Accounting

7. Aidan J. Zanger (Payson, IL) – Accounting


Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or [email protected] Quincy University. Success by Design.         

Oakley School of Business Honors Students

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