MBA Class of 2018 honored at Dean’s Awards Brunch

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Several students in the One-Year, Two-Year, and Johnson Cornell Tech MBA programs were individually recognized for their contributions and achievements at the annual Dean’s Awards Brunch on Friday, May 25. The event, hosted by Mark Nelson, the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean of Johnson, brought the Class of 2018 and their families together to honor outstanding leadership and academic performance. Dean Nelson and Vishal Gaur, associate dean for MBA programs, presented the morning’s awards.

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John Blodgett MBA ’84 Peer Award

Lauren Dowler

The John Blodgett Peer Award was established by the Class of 1984 in memory of their classmate, John Blodgett. John was a student who was always willing to help his fellow classmates, both in and out of the classroom. His support and friendship enhanced the Johnson experience for many. In honor of John, each year the entire first-year class selects a second-year student who has made a significant contribution to the incoming class through formal or informal teaching, advising, or coaching role.

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Vishal Gaur, Lauren Dowler, and Mark Nelson

Consulting Award

Sedef Tahtasakal

Robert Vulaj

The Consulting Award recognizes graduating students who have displayed the ability to become outstanding consultants through demonstration of the requisite attributes. The winners were selected by the Career Management Center and consulting faculty with input from the critical thinking and leadership staff and faculty.

Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Amanda Archila

Lucie Coates

Jamal Gorrick

Steven Martinez

The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award, given by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, recognizes graduating students who have shown leadership and commitment to the Johnson community by either encouraging or improving inclusion, or expanding Johnson’s global brand and imprint through their work on projects and initiatives.

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Thomas R. Dyckman Accounting Excellence Award

Jeffrey Hughes

Hao Lee

This award is named in honor of esteemed Johnson accounting professor, Thomas R. Dyckman. The award is given in recognition of outstanding achievements in accounting studies. The accounting faculty selects the prize recipients from the top accounting students.

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Vishal Gaur, Jeffrey Hughes, Hao Lee, and Mark Nelson

Finance Award

Claudio Stefan

The Finance Award recognizes a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and who has enhanced Johnson by his or her contributions. The finance faculty selects the prize recipient from the top finance students.

Albert Fried, Jr. Fellowships

Adrita Chowdhury

Ashley Kimery

Kristina Koepke

Michael Maguire

Claudio Stefan

The Fried Fellowships were established by a generous gift from Albert Fried, Jr., a longtime member of the school’s Advisory Council and a graduate of the Class of 1953. Fried Fellowships are awarded annually to Johnson students who have distinguished themselves both in the classroom and in leadership in extracurricular activities. Johnson students and faculty members nominate Fried Fellows. Each fellow works with an individual professor or staff member on issues of common community or intellectual interest.

Hemmeter Award

Michael Anderson

Nikolaos De Maria

Shantanu Naidu

Samuel Capps, MArch ’18 (AAP)

Vishal Mehan, MPS RE ’19 (Baker)

The Hemmeter Award is given by the Hemmeter family to the business plan most likely to launch a successful business, as determined by our entrepreneurship faculty.

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Integrative Case Competition Winners

Yifan Chen

Jordan Malouf

Matthew Muskin

Austin Piech

Andres Quintanilla

The Integrative Case Competition takes place at the end of the first semester of the first year. The 2016 competition, sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance, served as a capstone project for all first-year MBAs and required students to leverage the functional knowledge, team collaboration, decision making ability, and presentation skills they gained during their first semester at Johnson.

SC Johnson Marketing Case Competition Winners

Amanda Archila

Elmer Gonzalez Lopez

Jamison Heor

Anne-Marie Mitchell

Dandi Pei

The SC Johnson Marketing Case Competition award is given to winners of the case competition in the marketing core course.

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Vishal Gaur, Elmer Gonzalez Lopez, Amanda Archila, Anne-Marie Mitchell, Jamison Heor, and Mark Nelson

Samuel C. Johnson Award in Sustainable Global Enterprise for Individual Leadership

Crosby Fish

The Samuel C. Johnson Award in Sustainable Global Enterprise for Individual Leadership recognizes an outstanding student who has demonstrated excellence, leadership, and/or scholarship in the area of sustainability while at Johnson. This student has made a lasting contribution that has helped to shape the Sustainable Global Enterprise program at Johnson or enhanced the visibility and reputation of Johnson’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise through a project, initiative, etc.

A. Donald Kelso Award

Lucie Coates

Alexander Dick-Godfrey

The A. Donald Kelso Award is given to individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the school and who have helped to make it a better place.

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Vishal Gaur, Alexander Dick-Godfrey, Lucie Coates, and Mark Nelson

Leadership Crisis Challenge Winners

Gregory Allis

Amanda Archila

Alexander Dick-Godfrey

Jason Rainer

Brady Reece

The Leadership Crisis Challenge is an intensive, two-day case competition that tests students’ ability to lead during an escalating corporate crisis.

Leadership Prize

Victoria Wilmarth

The Leadership Prize is given to a graduating MBA student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship in the fields of management and leadership and who has demonstrated their commitment to those fields in terms of both their extracurricular activities and in their chosen careers. This winner is selected by the faculty in the management and organizations group.

Leading Teams Case Competition: Ithaca One-Year and Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Winners

Karthika Nair

Anil Lodhia

Sivakumar Muthusubramanian

Nicholas Quigley

Narit Tangsirivanich

Read more about the winning team here.

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Vishal Gaur, Sivakumar Muthusubramanian, Karthika Nair, and Mark Nelson

Leading Teams Case Competition: Two-Year MBA Winners

Corey  Gallagher

Gianne Middleton

Shantanu Naidu

Scott Sjulin

Daniel Zielinski

McAllister Award in Honor of Charlotte Rosen for Excellence in Business Writing

Allison Bian

Barak Cohen

Marcelo De La Garza

Ma Nicola De Vera

Preet Jassi

Ashley  Kimery

Hannah  Zweifler

The McAllister Award in Honor of Charlotte Rosen for Excellence in Business Writing recognizes students for outstanding written communication.

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Betsy Dick, Vishal Gaur, Barak Cohen, Allison Bian, Ma Nicola De Vera, Ashley Kimery, Hannah Zweifler, Preet Jassi, Marcelo De La Garza, and Mark Nelson

McAllister Speech Award in Honor of Charlotte Rosen

Lucie Coates

Allison Flanders

Amanda Fried

Stephanie Isenman

The McAllister Speech Award is given to students for excellence in presentation during the case competition that is part of the marketing core course.

Vithala & Saroj Rao Marketing Prize

Tal Shoer

The Vithala & Saroj Rao Marketing Prize recognizes a second-year marketing student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and who has enhanced Johnson by his or her contributions. The marketing faculty selects the prize recipient from the top marketing students.

Jan Suwinski Award given by Corning for Excellence in Strategic Operations

Jonathan Bauer

The Jan Suwinski Award given by Corning for Excellence in Strategic Operations recognizes excellence in strategic operations as selected by operations management faculty.

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Degree Marshals

Kaitlin Devine

Karthika Nair

Degree Marshals represent the school at the university’s commencement ceremony on Sunday and are chosen for their leadership and contributions to Johnson.

Henny Wittink Memorial Marketing Prize

Hannah Zweifler

The Henny Wittink Memorial Marketing Prize was established in honor of a prominent Dutch businessman.  The student selected was chosen for both academic performance and substantial contributions to Johnson.

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Vishal Gaur, Hannah Zweifler, Vithala Rao, and Mark Nelson

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Awards

These awards are presented to students in the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program.

Above and Beyond Award

Zachary Silverstein

Community Impact Award

Jivesh Tolani

Problem Solver Award

Jonathan Kroll

Student Integrator Award

Daniel Kim

Unsung Hero Award

Israel Krush

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2 Comments
  1. Please post pictures for all awards

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    1. If you are a recent graduate who was present at the Awards Brunch, you should have received an email message with the opportunity to download images.

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