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CoB Holds Awards Gala Dinner

Photo from 2013 Awards GalaScholarship recipients, donors, and Beta Gamma Sigma inductees were honored on October 16 at the College of Business Awards Gala dinner, held at the Festival Ballroom on the JMU campus. Dr. Mary Gowan welcomed the attendees and recognized the many scholarship recipients and the generous donors who made the scholarships possible. Earlier in the day, thirty-five students were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for AACSB accredited business programs. These students were also recognized at the banquet.

Faculty members who have received private support in the form of professorships and fellowships, as well as research and teaching support, were also honored during the banquet.

Speakers included student Skyler Moy and business law professor Daphyne Thomas. 

Thomas holds the Adolph Coors Professorship of Business Administration, which has provided numerous benefits over the years. She says, “Having this professorship helped enable us to establish the student diversity council, as well as the CyberCity program. Additionally, I’ve been able to write and receive grants for various programs over the years. I have also been able to award over $200,000 in merit-based scholarships.”

Moy is a Madison Achievement Scholar. He says, “I felt I had to be a role model, and give back. I come from a family of eight, and this scholarship has allowed me to achieve my goals.” He is a volunteer for the local rescue squad, as well as the Boys and Girls Club.

Visit our Facebook page to view photos from the event.