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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

2021 Student Awards

Each year we honor students who demonstrate academic achievement, strong character, leadership skills, community involvement and many more outstanding qualities during our Annual Spring Honors & Awards Ceremony, which was held virtually this year. Watch the Honors and Awards Ceremony video.

  • College Awards

    Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award

    The Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award is provided by the Blue Key Honor Society to a student in recognition of outstanding leadership and achievement skills.

    • Nicholas Iseman, Augusta, GA

    Delta Sigma Pi Chapter Collegian of the Year Award

    The Delta Sigma Pi Collegian of the Year Award is presented to the outstanding collegiate member who has exemplified the values inherent in the Ritual and perpetuated the ideals as set forth in the Purpose of the Fraternity. The award recognizes an individual for their contributions, achievements, participation, and personal character.

    • Jack A. Lillig, Wheaton, IL

    Delta Sigma Pi Scholastic Key Award

    The Delta Sigma Pi Scholastic Key Award is provided by Delta Sigma Pi, an international, professional business fraternity at Clemson. A scholastic key is presented at every business college in the United States to the student with one of the highest overall grade point ratios.

    • Meredith Franchi, Marietta, GA

    The Michael Paluzzi Award

    This award is named in memory of Michael Paluzzi, who was a sophomore management major at Clemson. The student receiving the Michael Paluzzi Award is selected by the Kappa Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. In addition to demonstrating high academic achievement, the winner must possess a positive attitude, display strong leadership skills, and demonstrate commitment to the organization.

    • Mary Cate Buchert, Libertyville, IL

    Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit

    The Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit is given to a graduating senior who has a GPA of at least 3.4 and has made noteworthy contributions to their department, the College, and Clemson University in the areas of leadership, creative endeavors, or service.

    • Justin Monge, Edwards, IL

    Wallace Dabney Trevillian Merit Award

    The Wallace Dabney Trevillian Merit Award is given in honor of the late Dr. Wallace D. Trevillian, Dean Emeritus of the College. A senior, with one of the highest scholastic records in the college, is selected on the basis of their outstanding character and leadership involvement in student organizations.

    • Peggy Williamson, Huntington, NY

    Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business Award for the Outstanding Senior in the Field of Business

    The award for Outstanding Senior in the Field of Business is bestowed upon a senior from the traditional business disciplines who has been judged to be superior in terms of their cumulative Grade Point Ratio, professional activities, and their potential for future contributions within their field of study.

    • Isabelle Boomhower, Franklin Lakes, NJ

    Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research

    The award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research is presented to a student who has completed the most meritorious undergraduate research project of the year. Projects are evaluated in terms of the significance of their research question, the elegance of their method and design, and the clarity of their written presentation.

    • Christopher Breemen, Marlborough, MA

    The Dean's Award for Excellence in Business

    The Dean's Award for Excellence in Business is conferred upon a senior business major who has excelled in all aspects of the business curriculum and has demonstrated the potential to make a significant contribution to their discipline.

    • Likhita Kavuru, Fort Mill, SC
  • School of Accountancy

    The Deloitte LLP Achievement Award

    The Deloitte LLP Achievement Award is presented to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding potential for success in an accounting career.

    • Becca Boyd, Wexford, PA

    The Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Achievement Award

    The Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Achievement Award is bestowed upon a graduate student who demonstrates exemplary scholarship and outstanding potential for success in the accounting profession.

    • Jacob Edwards, Easley, SC

    The Elliott Davis Achievement Award

    The Elliott Davis Achievement Award is given to a graduate student who displays scholarship, leadership, and the potential for service in the public accounting profession.

    • Hayley Walker, Anderson, SC

    The Ernst & Young LLP Achievement Award

    The Ernst & Young LLP Achievement Award is presented to a graduate student to recognize outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills, and participation in extracurricular activities.

    • Gabrielle Nuzzi, Howell, NJ

    The Faculty Award for Outstanding Student Intern

    The Faculty Award for Outstanding Student Intern is given to a graduate student who has demonstrated leadership and excellence in the internship program.

    • Hannah Zerwas, Libertyville, IL

    The Federation of Schools of Accountancy Award

    The Federation of Schools of Accountancy is an organization that promotes graduate education in accounting. The faculty of member schools selects the recipient of this award based on a student's academic performance, extracurricular activities, leadership skills, and character.

    • Anna Heintz, Anderson, SC

    The Grant Thornton LLP Achievement Award

    The Grant Thornton LLP Achievement Award is presented to a senior returning to the accounting program at Clemson. The award recognizes distinguished integrity, teamwork and leadership activities, and a dedication to the accounting program and profession.

    • Katherine McKinney, Greer, SC

    The J. C. Hubbard Award

    The J. C. Hubbard Award is given to a graduating senior who is cited for excellence in collegiate activities.

    • Jada McBride, McDonough, GA

    The KPMG LLP Achievement Award

    A cash award and certificate are presented annually to a senior accounting major who has demonstrated excellence in the classroom, leadership and extracurricular activities.

    • Carlee B. Chacknes, Greenville SC

    The KPMG LLP Outstanding Graduate Student Achievement Award

    The KPMG LLP Achievement Award is presented to a senior accounting major who has demonstrated excellence in the classroom, leadership skills and has participated in extracurricular activities.

    • Victoria Grabovskiy, Simpsonville, SC

    The PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Achievement Award

    The Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP Achievement Award is conferred upon a graduate student recognized for academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, leadership skills, and excellent character.

    • Casey Bigham, Waxhaw, NC

    The James A. Turner Award in Federal Taxation

    The James A. Turner Award in Federal Taxation is presented to students who have demonstrated superior performance in the study of federal taxation and have exhibited outstanding promise for a successful career in the accounting profession.

    • Jennifer Contonio, Groton, MA
    • Anna Davidson, Florence, SC

    The Brian Moody ’86 Accounting Award

    The Brian Moody ’86 Accounting Award is bestowed upon accounting students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance as well as leadership.

    • Micah Aebischer, West Colombia, SC
    • Charlotte Ruhlin, Hilton Head, SC
  • Department of Economics

    Harvey J. Wheeler Award for Outstanding Senior in Economics

    The Harvey J. Wheeler award is presented by family, friends, and colleagues as a memorial to Dr. Harvey J. Wheeler, who served as the first Chair of the Economics Department. The recipients of this award are graduating seniors who have exhibited the best overall performance.

    • Carly Bouts, Spartanburg, SC
    • Anthony Depietto, Holland, PA
    • Likhita Kavuru, Fort Mill, SC
    • Kaitlyn Sivertsen, Ladson, SC

    Hugh H. Macaulay Award For Outstanding Graduate Student

    Professor Hugh H. Macaulay, a life-long leader in economic education at Clemson University, endowed a fund for the purpose of recognizing outstanding performance in the graduate program. The Hugh H. Macaulay Award is given to the student who has demonstrated the most promise in graduate coursework.

    • Ward Reesman, Vermillion, SD

    Marian L. Harris Award for Excellence in Economics

    The Marian L. Harris Award for Excellence in Economics was created by the Economics Department in memory of Marian L. Harris, who together with her son John, was a long-time supporter of the department's undergraduate program. Recipients of this award are selected on the basis of superior classroom performance, a high-quality senior thesis, or outstanding service.

    • Benjamin Adams, Niantic, CT
    • Jessica Cole, Chapin, SC
    • Meredith Harley, Summerville, SC
    • Apoorva Mehta, Fort Mill, SC
    • Jacob Sargent, Aiken, SC

    Robert D. Tollison Award for Excellence in Economics

    The Robert D. Tollison Award for Excellence in Economics was created by the Economics Department in memory of Robert D. Tollison, who was a long-time supporter of the department's undergraduate program. Recipients for this award are selected on the basis of superior classroom performance, a high-quality senior thesis, or outstanding service.

    • Francisco Celis Villagrana, Simpsonville, SC
  • Department of Finance

    James D. "Jay" Westmoreland, CFP® ’89 Award for Merit

    The James D. Westmoreland, CFP ’89 Award for Merit was established by Jay Westmoreland. Mr. Westmoreland is a Clemson Alumni and a member of the Finance Advisory Board. Community service and philanthropy are important to Mr. Westmoreland, and the recipient of this award has demonstrated a commitment to serving the well-being of others, in addition to a strong academic record.

    • George Davis, Greenville, SC

    Richard H. Klein Award in Finance for Scholarship and Service

    The Richard H. Klein Award in Finance for Scholarship and Service was established in honor of Dr. Richard H. Klein. Dr. Klein served Clemson University for 25 years as a professor of Finance. The award is given to a senior who has both demonstrated exemplary academic performance and has contributed to the community, nation, or to their fellow students.

    • Ashely Gilbert, Point Pleasant, NJ
    • Tyler Boyd, Redondo Beach, CA

    Department of Finance Annual Awards

    The recipients of the Department of Finance Annual Awards are selected by department faculty on the basis of exceptional overall academic performance during their career at Clemson but especially within the Financial Management major and their chosen emphasis area.

    Department of Finance Annual Banking and Investment Award

    • Nicholas Iseman, Augusta, GA

    Department of Finance Annual Corporate Finance Award

    • Tyler Montgomery, Lexington, SC

    Department of Finance Annual Financial Planning Award

    • Mary Katherine Kellam, Spartanburg, SC

    Department of Finance Annual Real Estate Award

    • Nolan Schmitz, Huntington, NY
  • Department of Graphic Communications

    Elsie K. Bissell Award

    The Elsie K. Bissell Award recipient is selected by the Faculty of the Department of Graphic Communications for excellence in research as exemplified through group or individual research projects undertaken during the past academic year. This award is presented to:

    • Erica L. Trykowski of Easley, SC

    Graphic Communications Faculty Award

    The Graphic Communications Faculty Award is bestowed upon a student who demonstrates academic excellence and professional commitment toward graphic communications. This award is presented to:

    • Allison D. Killinger of Columbia, SC
  • Department of Management

    Alan D. Wheeler Management Merit Award

    The Alan D. Wheeler Management Merit Award is given to a graduating Management major who exemplifies Colonel Alan Wheeler's dedication to scholarship and citizenship. Colonel Wheeler is remembered for his work as a teacher, student advisor, and administrator.

    • Linda Wu, Anderson, SC

    Boyd Joseph Todd Management Merit Award

    The Boyd Joseph Todd Management Merit Award is given annually to a graduating Management major who embodies Dr. Boyd J. Todd's enthusiasm for scholarship and his devotion to Clemson University. Dr. Todd was a Clemson graduate, a longtime chair of the Department of Management, and one of the founding faculty members.

    • Maddy Schlesinger, Bayville, NY

    Brian Moody ’86 Leadership Award

    The Brian Moody '86 Leadership Award provides awards to outstanding students majoring in Management who demonstrate exceptional leadership capability and achievements by holding leadership positions.

    • Taylor Armstrong, Millington, NJ
    • Likhita Kavuru, Fort Mill, SC

    Department of Management Academic Excellence Awards

    The Department of Management Academic Excellence Awards are given to outstanding undergraduate students who are focusing in concentration areas offered by the Department. The criterion for these awards is outstanding scholarship and performance in the undergraduate curriculum as well as in their chosen areas of concentration. The recipients of these awards are expected to reflect the education and citizenship provided by the Department of Management in their chosen careers.

    Department of Management Academic Excellence Award in Entrepreneurship

    • Haley Lindell, Shoreham, NY

    Department of Management Academic Excellence Award in General Management

    • Gray Eubank III, Sullivans Island, SC

    Department of Management Academic Excellence Award in Human Resource Management

    • Brooks Threatt, Clinton, SC

    Department of Management Academic Excellence Award in International Management

    • Sarah Carulli, Mount Pleasant, SC

    Department of Management Academic Excellence Award in Management Information Systems

    • Morgan Davis, Pawley's Island, SC

    Department of Management Academic Excellence Award in Operations Management

    • Emma Chacknes, Greenville, SC

    Department of Management Academic Excellence Award in Supply Chain Management

    • Miquel Harris, Greer, SC
  • Department of Marketing

    The Marketing Department Annual Award for General Marketing

    This Annual Award is given to a senior who has excelled in academics and leadership, has shown a willingness to complete important tasks on behalf of the department, and who exhibits the positive attitude and passion that are necessary for those who want to excel in the field of Marketing.

    • Jonathan Cope, Fort Mill, SC
    • Hannah Saunders, Blythewood, SC

    The Marketing Department Annual Award for Sports Marketing

    The Annual Award for Sports Marketing is presented to students who are concentrating in sports marketing and have excelled in both academics and leadership. These students have participated in events related to sports marketing and community service. They exhibit a positive attitude and passion that are necessary for those who want to work in the industry.

    • Meredith Moser, Columbus, OH

    The Marketing Department Annual Award for Research

    This Annual Award for Research is given to a senior who has shown potential for a career in research as evidenced by their academic achievement, independent work on research projects with faculty, demonstrated excellence in research-related coursework, and faculty recommendation.

    • Adair Kinlaw, Columbia, SC

    The Sales Innovation Program Student of the Year Award

    Given to a senior who has shown the potential to become a great salesperson, as evidenced by participation and academic achievement in their sales classes. This award goes to a student who has taken the courses necessary to obtain their Sales Certificate in Marketing.

    • Alana Darby, Cornelius, NC
    • Ryan Sweeney, Stamford, CT
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