May 18, 2020

School of Business and Economics holds its Spring Banquet online

The School of Business and Economics held its spring banquet virtually as a way to present awards and scholarships to its students.

The School of Business and Economics held its spring banquet virtually as a way to present awards and scholarships to its students.

SBE Event Planning Committee makes presentation to celebrate students who received awards

The School of Business and Economics traditionally holds its spring banquet on campus as a way to present awards and scholarships to its students. Due to COVID-19, the event was forced to be held virtually.

Paul Sumption received the award for Most Valuable Graduating Student. An award presented to a distinguished graduating senior who ranks at the top of the class in academic performance and service and has been recommended by the faculty.

SBE Graduating Senior Honor Roll, an award recognizing academic performance presented to graduating seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, included Daniel Anderson, Yubin Bang, Talbrey Benson-Goupil, Sarah Birkeland, Mason Brinkworth, Kristine Britton, Catherine Johnson, Alysha Jussila, Tam Pham Bang Le, Cameron Lee, Paige Orlowski, Angelica Remache Lopez, Paul Sumption, Makayla Wojtysiak, and Evgeny Yakovlev.

The Outstanding Senior Award went to Samuel Myszka. This is an award presented to a distinguished returning senior who ranks at the top of the class in academic performance and service and has been recommended by the faculty.

Outstanding Junior was given to Pontus Tavemark. This is an award presented to a distinguished returning junior who ranks at the top of the class in academic performance and service and has been recommended by the faculty.

Nathaniel Ohman was named Outstanding Sophomore. This is an award presented to a distinguished returning sophomore who ranks at the top of the class in academic performance and service and has been recommended by the faculty.

SBE Scholar Awards went to Connor Hamonic, Ellie Leadstrom, Joann Puglisi, Nicholas Reberg, Kura Saito, Mai Shinyashiki, Pontus Tavemark, Emily Wald, and Zhenyu Zhang. This is an award recognizing outstanding academic performance presented to the top juniors who have been conditionally admitted to the SBE, having at least one full year at UWS and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Senior Highest Achievement Awards were handed out to Daniel Anderson, Calvin Beaudot, Talbrey Benson-Goupil, Sarah Birkeland, Shane Boardwell, Jacob Brenholt, Mason Brinkworth, Kristine Britton, Danielle Hudak, Catherine Johnson, Alysha Jussila, Kira Kadrmas, Tam Le, Thao Le, Cameron Lee, Hung Nguyen, Olivia Lundgren, Conrad Meints, Samuel Myszka, Nhi Nguyen, Paige Orlowski, Rebecca Plagens, Angelica Remache Lopez, Ramesh Shrestha, Aaron Smith, Paul Sumption, Carly Tommaro, Makayla Wojtysiak, Evgeny Yakovlev, and Connor Zulkosky. This is a certificate that recognizes outstanding academic achievement and is presented to graduating and returning seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Senior High Achievement Award went to Cristina Amabile, Kiiera Anderson, Bruno Birzitis, Liam Blais, Thy Anh Bui, Jiratchaya Changtangtermpong, Yu Mei Chen, Gustavo De Paolo Barbieri, Andrew Durham, Lane Eliason, Boone Elkins, Zachary Farmakes, Ronny Galvan, Peter Heehn, Evan Hohnstadt, Kyle Horton, Zachary Joki, Andrew Kolden, Joshua LaFlamme, Melanie Lang, Signe Larson, Thao  Mai, Kaden Matteen, Nicholas Moore, Colton Nelson, Jade Roatch, Ashley Runck, Daniel Schubbe, Samuel Stoughton, Veronika Vodolazska West, and Kohlton White. This is a certificate that recognizes academic achievement presented to graduating and retuning seniors with a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 3.5.

Angelica Remache, Hung Nguyen, Jiratchaya Changtangtermpong, and Cameron Lee received Graduating Senior Awards in Economics. This is an award presented to graduating economics majors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher that have been recommended by the faculty.
Junior Highest Achievement Awards were given to Peter Gosswiller, Connor Hamonic, Maisie Johnson, Kurumi Kanno, Halle Kusterman, Cody Larson, Ellie Leadstrom, Ryan Lovaas, Alec MacKenzie, Pavel Mikhasenok, Qiyu Mo, Evan Nelson, Joann Puglisi, Nicholas Reberg, Shawn Rooney, Kura Saito, Mai Shinyashiki, Sydney Swanson, Pontus Tavemark, Celeste Valley, Emily Wald, Scott Wilson, and Zhenyu Zhang. This certificate recognizes outstanding academic achievement presented to juniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

Junior High Achievement Awards were given to Munkhtulka Amarsanaa, Caden Bednarek, Ines Benkhelfallah, Derek Birkeland, Bryce Flanagan, Jack Forbort, Carson Haase, Lindsey Hagfors, Seongyun Jee, Lisa Kavajecz, Joseph Kramer, Ulrik M. Lager, Karena Lamoreaux, Peirong Li, Sarah Montrose, Chad Nordean, Andrew Olsen, Mason Tynsky, Ryan Volz, Hunter Wraspir, Troy York, and Lauren Nummi. This certificate recognizes academic achievement presented to juniors with a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 3.5.

Sophomore Highest Achievement Awards went to Yubin Bang, Abbie Anderson, Sisi Hu, David Kaplan, Seongryeong Kim, Trevor Kubenik, Yo Han Lee, Lam Mai, Nicholas Stenoien, Kento Nomura, Chiyono Owa, Amanda Penfield, Juyeon Sung, Matthew Tappe, Abel Vaudo, Yixing Wang, Breanna Wienen, Brianna Wundrow, Martan Yelle, and Hae Rai Yoo. This certificate recognizes outstanding academic achievement presented to sophomores with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Sophomore High Achievement Award were given to Dylan Anderson, Protus Babaya, William Blake, Sajid Hasen Chowdhury, Levi Cudmore, Kelly Ferfon, William Flynn, Isaac Fugere, Madeline Gamst, Grant Garding, Carissa Little, Qilin Liu, Arianna McCormack, Jordyn Olson, Blake Perry, Thomas Robarge, Logan Saccoman, Marcus Schramm, Artur Terchiyev, Ismael Tounkara, Nolan Wolf, Xiaoling Wu, Yongqi Zhu, and Shuo Yin. This certificate recognizes academic achievement presented to sophomores with a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 3.5.

Freshman Highest Achievement Awards were given to Nicholas Althaus, Brock Bader, George Bias, Min Gyu Cha, Sydney Chervenak, Brandon Conklin, Kory Garceau, Myles Hektor, Kasha Hughlett, Saebyeok Kim, Jessica Kimmes, Jeonghwan Ko, Lorenzo Korehisa Silva, Chau Le, Thy Le, Hailee Melgeorge, Hailey Miller, Ririko Miura, Tuan Nguyen, Nathaniel Ohman, Ty Proffitt, Junghyun Ryu, Madison Sislo, Qiqi Wu, and Rika Yamamoto. This certificate recognizes outstanding academic achievement presented to freshmen with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Freshman High Achievement Awards went to Mason Ackley, Maxime Corrihons, Austin Friesen, Daniel Grimm, Andrew Jacobson, Laura Kumimatsu, Ryan Leifer, Yung-Tun Youngdon Liu, Jiayue Ma, Charles Martin, Christopher Miller, Samuel Sterne, Tyler Svare, Carter Tess, Caden Welch, Ryan Woller, and Zhenhao Zhao. This certificate recognizes academic achievement presented to freshmen with a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 3.5.

Several scholarships were also awarded virtually.

Ellie Leadstrom and Connor Hamonic received Barbara and James Tomczak Scholarships, which goes to a student accepted into the School of Business and Economics in the Accounting major. Recipients must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Thao Le received the Business and Economics Scholarship Fund, which is a scholarship for a business and economics student with at least a 3.0 GPA.

The Don Shippar/Bob Beam Economics Program Enhancement Fund was awarded to Lorenzo Korehisa Silva, Yo Han Lee, Pontus Tavemark, Kento Nomura, Chiyono Owa, Grant Garding, Munkhtulga Amarsanaa, and Ulrik M. Lager. This is in recognition of Economics majors who earn a 3.0 GPA or higher and who are recommended by economics faculty.

Mason Ackley received the Gus & Marianne Fry, Business Administration Scholarship for a student of merit who is pursuing a degree in business administration and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Madeline Gamst received the Kevin Griepentrog Scholarship for a full-time student in their junior or senior year majoring in finance, accounting, or economics, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must show involvement in extra-curricular or other activities which indicate significant leadership skills or outstanding leadership potential.

Samuel Myszka and Ramesh Shrestha received Paul & Vikki Buckley scholarships. These two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to full time business, economics, or accounting majors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher who have been recommended by the faculty.

Pearl Krans Scholarships were awarded to Carly Tommaro, Elizabeth Kobie, Hailee Melgeorge, and Veronika Vodolazska West. This scholarship is for female accounting students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and financial need.

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond E. Russell Scholarships for students of academic merit majoring in any area of business were given to Lam Mai, Emily Wald, Kura Saito, Scott Wilson, Nicholas Reberg, David Kaplan, Abel Vaudo, and Kurumi Kanno.

Alec MacKenzie, Qiqi Wu, Nicholas Althaus, and Mai Shinyashiki received Roderic & Joyce Campbell - Business Scholarship for students of academic merit majoring in any area of business.

The Superior Choice Credit Union Scholarship for a student accepted into the majors of either Accounting or Finance with a GPA of 3.0 or greater was awarded to Hailey Miller.

Brianna MacDonell received the William & Olga Munnings Scholarship, which is awarded to a full time junior or senior student majoring in business or economics.

Nathaniel Ohman was awarded the Superior Diesel Scholarship for a student majoring in accounting with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Lisa Kavajecz received the ASDCO Construction Supply Scholarship. This is a single award to a full-time student admitted to the Department of Transportation Logistics and Management. The student must be from the Twin Ports area or surrounding community, including Range Cities with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Qilin Liu was awarded the Art and Betty Amys Scholarship. This annual scholarship for students majoring in Transportation and Logistics requires recipients have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

CN Renewing Scholarship Awards were presented to George Bias, Isaac Fugere, Samuel Allen, and Martan Yelle. This scholarship award renewals annually covering those students receiving the CN Incoming Freshmen Scholarships beyond their initial year.

Halle Kusterman received the CN Junior Scholarship, an award for a junior with a Transportation and Logistics Management major with an emphasis in rail study.

Ryan Lovaas received the CN Senior Scholarship, an award for a senior with a Transportation and Logistics Management major with an emphasis in rail study.

Sarah Montrose was presented the Dr. Emmett Davidson Transportation and Logistics Management Scholarship. This annual scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Transportation & Logistics Management. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have financial need.

The Duluth-Superior Maritime Club Scholarships were awarded to Christopher Miller and William Blake. These two $500 scholarships are awarded to full-time students admitted to the Department of Business and Economics with Transportation and Logistics Management selected as primary major at least one semester prior to applying for scholarship. Minimum of one semester (or summer session) until graduation with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Sarah Montrose received the Duluth-Superior Transportation Association (DSTA) Scholarship for a student enrolled full-time with at least a 2.3 GPA, that is a Transportation & Logistics Management major and is an active member of the Transportation & Logistics Club.

Evan Nelson received the Enbridge Energy Company Scholarship. This Scholarship for deserving students of the Transportation and Logistics Management program and Sustainable Management program. Students must be residents of the United States or Canada who are entering their second or subsequent year of study.

Ryan Lovaas received the Jamar Company Scholarship Fund. This single award to a full-time student admitted to the Department of Transportation Logistics and Management. The student must be from the Twin Ports area or surrounding community, including Range Cities, with a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher and must be a U.S. Military Veteran.

McIntyre Family Trust Scholarship was presented to George Bias. This annual scholarship is for students majoring in Transportation and Logistics with a rail focus. Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and show some level of financial need.

Lisa Kavajecz and Kayleigh Seagraves received G.W. Nicholson Scholarship. These two scholarships are for Transportation and Logistics Management students with a minimum GPA of 2.3 or greater. One scholarship will be awarded to a student entering their junior year. That student will also be eligible for renewing the scholarship their senior year as long as he/she continues to meet the specified criteria.

IANA Superior Achievement Intermodal Scholarships were presented to Halle Kusterman, Nhi Nguyen, and Zhenyu Zhang. These scholarships are for students with a Transportation & Logistics Management and/or Supply Chain Management concentration major. Recipients must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA, be enrolled full-time, be an active member of the Transportation and Logistics student club and must have been involved in intermodal research and/or an intermodal internship.

IANA Intermodal Scholarships were presented to Carson Haase, Abel Vaudo, Jacob Holmlund, Connor Zulkosky, Qiyu Mo, Pavel Mikhasenok, Brandon Conklin, and Kasha Hughlett. These scholarships are for students with a Transportation & Logistics Management and/or Supply Chain Management concentration major. Recipients must maintain at least a 3.25 GPA and be enrolled full-time. Preference is given to students that are or have been involved in intermodal research and/or intermodal related activities.

Halle Kusterman was awarded the IANA Joni Casey Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship is for female students with a Transportation & Logistics Management and/or Supply Chain Management concentration major who have demonstrated outstanding leadership. Recipients must maintain at least a 3.25 GPA, be enrolled full-time, have held a leadership position in a student organization or team for at least one year, and have submitted a letter of recommendation from the faculty/staff representative of that student organization/team.

The Best Economics Undergraduate Research Paper Award was presented to Cameron Lee. In 2020, the Economics Research Paper Contest Committee has selected the best undergraduate research papers in Economics. “Socio-economic Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment.”

The School of Business and Economics held its spring banquet virtually as a way to present awards and scholarships to its students.

The School of Business and Economics held its spring banquet virtually as a way to present awards and scholarships to its students.

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