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Every spring, College of Business faculty and administration select and recognize our outstanding students. Please join us in celebrating the recipients of our 2024 Student Awards listed below by department by posting a congratulatory message on our College of Business Facebook and LinkedIn feeds.




Outstanding Undergraduate in Accounting

Outstanding Graduates, Masters of Science in Accounting 

Mya Kathryn Gonzales

Spencer Hamilton Brooks

Catherine Leigh Baker
Olivia Glennamae Davis
Justin Paul Demchak
Sara Elizabeth McCoy

Business Management 

Outstanding Student in Business Management 

Business Management Faculty Awards for Excellence


Mya Kathryn Gonzales

Alba Fernández Almagro
Joaquin Sungahid Dela Cruz
Miette Veldman
Grace Anne Whitehead

Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics

Outstanding Senior in Computer Information Systems

Outstanding Junior in Computer Information Systems 

Computer Information Systems Consulting Excellence Awards


Todd Perry ('92) Aspiring Analytics Endowed Scholarship


Jessica Shamloo 

Briana Nicole Turner

Anna Marie Brascia
Tomas Castro-Albano
Ethan Michael Dillon
Colin Francis Tonry 

Griffin Frederick Imlay


Faculty Award for Academic Excellence in Economics 

Executive Advisory Board Outstanding Senior in Economics 


Kaitlyn Marie Marro

Matthew Jonathan Kendig 

Finance and Business Law

Outstanding Senior in Finance

Faculty Awards for Excellence in Finance 

Outstanding Senior in Quantitative Finance

Faculty Awards for Excellence in Quantitative Finance


Jabril Khalid Al-Hamdy

Brendan Joseph Hess
Joshua David Lipscomb

Sigurður Bjarki Blumenstein 

Kendall Amanda Gabao Divers
Demitri Alexander J. Turner

Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship

Zane Showker Entrepreneurship Award


Ryan Keen Degaraff

Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management

Outstanding Senior in Hospitality Management

Outstanding Senior in Sport and Recreation Management


Alex Jerold McMillen

Patricia Ann Rodgers

International Business

Outstanding Senior in International Business 

Degesch America Award


Kseniia Kozlova

Meredith Kaleigh Peters


Outstanding Student in Marketing 

Marketing Faculty Award for Excellence 

Outstanding Student in Professional Sales

Outstanding JMU Digital Marketing Student Award presented by Workshop Digital


Zoe Georgia Kopidis 

Adrianna Makenzie Rippon

Faris Mina Hreish

Caitlin Ann McGeehan

Master of Business Administration

Outstanding Student in MBA Program


Stacey Autumn Miller

School of Strategic Leadership Studies

Outstanding Dissertation

Title: "Developing and Establishing Validity Evidence for a Measure of Situational Leadership in an Outdoor Leadership Context"


Dr. Guy Bennet deBrun

Honors Thesis Recognitions
Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics

Thesis: "Are phishing email tests from companies effective at teaching employees how to spot them?"

Advisor: Dr. Puzant Balozian, assistant professor

Thesis: "Clicksteam Data and Personalized Advertisements Website"

Advisor: Laura Atkins, lecturer

Thesis: "Experiential Learning of ERP Systems in Undergraduate Business Studies"

Advisor: Shawn Lough, lecturer and assistant AUH

Thesis: "Exploring the Double-Edged Sword of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity"

Advisor: Leigh Mutchler, assistant professor


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