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Management faculty honor outstanding graduates with awards


 
Student Awards 2020 - Photo of Showker in spring

Outstanding Student in Management Award

The faculty in the management department select one recipient each year for this award; it is given to a senior management student with an outstanding academic record, as demonstrated by a high cumulative GPA. In addition, the recipient should exemplify the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with a successful career in management, including knowledge and understanding of key management concepts; strong critical thinking skills and organizational skills; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to formulate strategy and plan effectively; the ability to lead, motivate and supervise effectively; and a willingness to adapt in the face of change. The selected student should provide evidence of these skills and abilities in the classroom and through involvement in extracurricular activities.

Eric Hubbard ('20) - Outstanding Student in Management award recipientEric Hubbard has been selected as the recipient of the 2019-2020 Outstanding Student in Management award.

Eric is graduating with a degree in management and minor in business analytics. He has been focusing on analysis and consulting, and has earned a concentration in European business by studying abroad at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. 

After graduation Eric plans to work as a business systems engineer with MITRE.

Management Faculty Award for Excellence

This award is traditionally given to a small number of senior management students who are strong academic performers and whose engagement in the college, department and community activities has helped them to develop the attributes of a successful future manager. Recipients of this award have demonstrated commitment to a high level of involvement in both academics and extracurricular activities, and consistently strive for excellence in all their endeavors. They seek out new experiences, are open to constructive feedback and have a desire to learn that results in continuous improvement of their skills and abilities.

This year there are three recipients of the 2019-2020 Management Faculty Award for Excellence.

Jordan Owens ('20) -  1 of 3 Management Faculty Award for Excellence recipientsJordan Owens is graduating with a degree in management and minor in honors interdisciplinary studies and an area of emphasis in leadership. Jordan believes that “a strong leader has the ability to grow an organization and positively impact the lives of their constituents.”

Rachel Rosenberg ('20) -  1 of 3 Management Faculty Award for Excellence recipientsRachel Rosenberg is a management major with a concentration in business analysis and consulting. After graduation Rachel will be working as a federal consultant for IBM.

Julia Thompson ('20) -  1 of 3 Management Faculty Award for Excellence recipientsJulia Thompson is a management major with a concentration in business analysis and consulting, and has a minor in global supply chain management. Julia loves learning and serves as the president of Beta Gamma Sigma, the College of Business honors society at JMU. 

HONORS

Two management students completed honors capstone projects this year. The honors capstone is the culminating experience of a student’s academic experience in the honors program. Students work independently, with faculty guidance, on a research or creative project of their choosing.

Jordan Owens ('20) -  1 of 3 Management Faculty Award for Excellence recipientsJordan Owens is graduating with a degree in management and minor in honors interdisciplinary studies and an area of emphasis in leadership. 

Jordan completed an honors project titled “Evaluating Consumer Preferences for Wedding Barn Venues: A Consulting Project for Community Fellowship Church.” The purpose of the project was to help a local church create the most aesthetically appealing barn renovation suitable for wedding venues. Survey data was collected regarding wedding barn venue characteristics such as setting, appearance and services.

Taylor Tsoleas ('20) -  Management Honors ProjectTaylor Tsoleas is graduating with a degree in business management with a concentration in human resources with an area of emphasis in leadership from the JMU Honors College. 

Taylor completed an honors project titled “Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act Training,” where she created a training program related to these two laws. Her research outlines practical implications in the workplace regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act; the presentation and physical handout are crafted for management and human resource professionals to ensure compliance with both laws.

We are very pleased to present these awards in appreciation for all the hard work and dedication these students have shown in their time here at James Madison University.

Congratulations to all of this year’s award recipients!

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Published: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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