Honors & Recognition

Student Honors & Recognition

Faculty Honors & Recognition

 


2013-2014 Student Honors & Recognition

 

Congratulations, SCSU SHRM Student Chapter

SCSU's Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Chapter received the Outstanding Student Chapter Award from the national SHRM organization. It is the highest award bestowed on student chapters, and this is the first time that the SCSU student chapter has received this award.

The Outstanding Student Chapter Award recognizes specific programs and activities conducted by SHRM student chapters that distinguish them from other chapters. The SCSU Chapter was recognized for its significant achievement in the area of campus/community service.

The list of Outstanding Student Chapters can be found on the SHRM website at: http://www.shrm.org/Communities/StudentPrograms/Pages/2013-2014OutstandingChapterAwardWnners.aspx

Congratulations, FIRE Department Scholarship Winners

The following students were awarded Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Department scholarships this semester.

Crumpton Farrell Scholarship:

  • Joseph Holka, finance major

Robert & Ronald Besonen Scholarship:

  • Ghyslaine Kanyana, finance major

Stein Family Endowed Scholarships:

  • Frank Bertsch, finance major
  • Austin Buehrens, finance major

Isabelle Day Scholarship Endowment:

  • Erik Swan, finance major

Brian and Karla Myres Endowed Scholarship:

  • Brady Johnshoy, finance major

Central MN Estate Planning Council Scholarship:

  • Kaitlyn Brown, accounting major, finance minor

Finance Alumni and Faculty Scholarships:

  • Aaron Kucheska, finance major
  • William Steichen, finance major

Donald Victor Hess Memorial Scholarships:

  • Katie Benson, finance major
  • Hung Nguyen, finance major

Congratulations, SHRM Team Members

St. Cloud State University’s Society for Human Resource Management student group participated in the 2014 North Central Regional Student Conference Case Competition in Milwaukee April 25-26, 2014. Their goal was to place in the top 10, and they topped that goal by placing 7th.

Congratulations to the team members: Karen Hovland, Derek Evenson, Kayla Peterson, Scott Meyer, Reece Wilson, and Amber Jansen! The team's faculty advisor is Professor James Tan.

SHRM Team Members

Congratulations, Fall 2014 BSEC Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the winners of BSEC scholarships for Fall 2014:

  • Anastasia Bykov, Pre-business
  • Corrie Scott, Pre-business
  • Andrew Buchholz, Accounting
  • Shiru Ding, Information Systems
  • Nicholas Klein, International Business
  • Andrea Langen, Marketing
  • Douglas Lee, Accounting
  • Kayla Peterson, Management-HR
  • Chad Robinson, Accounting
  • Trista Schafer, Accounting

Congratulations, Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference Participants

A team of HBS students participated for the first time in the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C. on April 23-26, 2014. Mo Osable and Chad Robinson made the finals and went on to place in the top 10 of their subject areas. Craig H. Wilson, assistant professor of accounting, is the group's faculty advisor.

Representing SCSU were:

  • Chad Robinson and Aaron Stanga in Accounting
  • Alexa Dieterichs in Advertising Campaign
  • Kelsey Jones in HR Management
  • Mo Osable in Corporate Finance and as State Vice-President

SCSU Collegiate DECA Team

Congratulations, Fall 2014 Study Abroad Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following students who received HBS and Global Horizons fall 2014 study abroad scholarships.

  • Mikail Sellner (Management/Spanish)
  • Erika Zimmerman (Marketing)

Congratulations, SCSU APICS Teams

Two teams of SCSU APICS members placed 2nd and 4th in the annual APICS Heartland District Case Competition in Des Moines, IA. The case dealt with an issue in the field of operations and supply chain management in a real company. Judges and attendees were from prominent companies and universities. APICS is an international educational society in the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management.

APICS Heartland Case Competition Participants

Congratulations to the following students (listed in order of photo above, left to right):

  • Jake Zahurones - management major
  • Joseph Kucan - applied economics major
  • Cyndi Freilinger - accounting major
  • Brandon Lidstone - management major
  • Iris Schneeberger - management major
  • Catherine Dolo - management major
  • Kyle Emmerich - management major
  • Jared Williams - finance major

The SCSU APICS Student Chapter is advised by Professor Alex Polacco.

Congratulations, 2014 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

Congratulations to the 2014 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees. Beta Gamma Sigma is an honor society for students enrolled in business and management programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

2014 BGS Inductees

Master's Seniors, continued
Mark Armstrong, Shakopee, Minnesota Dan Terry, Nowthen, Minnesota
Jennifer Brown, Minneapolis, Minnesota Taylor Thomas, Fontana, California
Matthew Hammer, St. Paul, Minnesota Juniors
Khanya Lemus, Mayer, Minnesota Brittany Beck, Jordan, Minnesota
Timothy Paulson, Edina, Minnesota Frank “Brooks” Bertsch, Dubuque, Iowa
Lawrence Sundberg, Big Lake, Minnesota Kaitlyn Brown, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Antoinette Walton, Arden Hills, Minnesota Ngoc Dan, Big Lake, Minnesota
Seniors Shiru Ding, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province
Tyler Bird, Eagan, Minnesota Hilary Hogan, Maple Lake, Minnesota
Ashley Cappuccino, Little Falls, Minnesota Reuben Kaburu, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Catarina Franca, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Payton Kalla, St. Joseph, Minnesota
Jack Jacobs, Dayton, Minnesota Marquie Kalway, Ramsey, Minnesota
Logan Jenson, Nowthen, Minnesota Valerie Krueger, Salem, Wisconsin
Angela Katzmarek, Mounds View, Minnesota Matthew Mills, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Andrea Langen, Delano, Minnesota Meagan Orrock, Elk River, Minnesota
Ryan Meath, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota Trang Phung, St. Cloud, Minnesota
Shrawin Pandey, Grand Rapids, Michigan Abigail Rasmussen, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Jim Scully, Sartell, Minnesota Thomas Terwey, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Landon Strong, St. Cloud, Minnesota  

Congratulations, American Marketing Association Student Chapter

The SCSU student chapter of the American Marketing Association won the award for Outstanding Professional Development Initiative in the 2014 Student Organizations Awards. Congratulations to AMA for their participation and leadership.

Congratulations, Summer 2014 Study Abroad Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following students who received HBS summer study abroad scholarships. Scholarships are open to pre-business students and admitted business majors or minors.

  • Ashley Arhart - Marketing Major
  • Brittany Beck - Marketing Major
  • Dan Brink - Marketing Major
  • LaKenya Brown - Marketing Major
  • Bao Carlson - Marketing Minor
  • Breanna Chase - Accounting Major
  • Raeann Green - Management Major
  • Olivia Karls - Marketing Major
  • Krista Kruger - Marketing Major
  • Kelly McCulloch - MBA
  • Ryan Meath - Marketing & Management Major
  • Kaylen Mielke - Marketing Major
  • Aryn Peterson - Accounting Major
  • Taylor Thomas - Marketing Major & Management Minor
  • Miranda Wynkoop - Finance Intended Major

Global Horizons also awarded two summer study abroad scholarships.

  • Oliva Karls - Marketing Major
  • Krista Kruger - Marketing Major

Congratulations, Maple Grove MBA Cohort 12

Maple Grove MBA Cohort 12 celebrated its completion of the MBA program on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Twin Cities Graduate Center. More that 65 people attended the reception.

HBS Dean Diana Lawson shared opening remarks, and Joe Molesky (Cohort 8 alum) was the keynote speaker. Joe spoke about essential skills for leaders: reflection, adaptation, and change.

Faculty members Amy Fredin and Huihua Li also attended to celebrate with the students. 

Maple Grove MBA Cohort 12

 

Congratulations, Winners of the 26th Annual Excellence in Leadership Awards

The Department of Campus Involvement recently announced the winners of the 26th Annual Excellence In Leadership Awards. Two students from HBS were among the selected: Erika Blank (Management) and Shrawin Pandey (Information Systems).

These outstanding students completed an extensive application process and were evaluated by faculty and staff volunteers based on their leadership and service to the SCSU Community. This year’s winners include 25 outstanding students from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Brazil, India, Nepal, and Malaysia. They represent all of the 6 colleges and schools as well as both our graduate and undergraduate student populations.

The students will be honored at the annual Excellence In Leadership banquet on April 27.

Congratulations, Erika and Shrawin!

Congratulations, Husky DECA Team!

Husky DECA state medalists from left are Chad Robinson, Aaron Stanga, Kelsey Jones and Mo Osable. Not pictured is medalist Alexa Dieterichs.

Every St. Cloud State team member finished in the top three at the Minnesota Collegiate DECA career development competition Feb. 25-26 in Mankato.

  • Chad Robinson (St. Cloud) and Aaron Stanga (Excelsior) earned first and third, respectively, in accounting and teamed to take second in sports and entertainment marketing.
  • Kelsey Jones (Sartell) was first in human resources management.
  • Alexa Dieterichs (Ramsey) won second in advertising campaign. 
  • Mo Osable (St. Cloud), vice-president elect of Minnesota Collegiate DECA, teamed with Robinson and Stanga to take second in finance academy challenge. 

All are slated to compete in the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference April 23-26 in Washington, D.C. Craig H. Wilson, assistant professor of accounting, was recognized as the state's top chapter advisor. Minnesota Collegiate DECA has more than 40 chapters statewide.

Collegiate DECA prepares students for careers by integrating classroom skills with real-world experiences. The student-driven organization puts an entrepreneurial focus on five academic areas:

  • Marketing and sales
  • Arts, communications and technology 
  • Business management and administration
  • Finance and accounting
  • Hospitality and tourism

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/news/newsrelease/default.aspx?storyID=42317

SCSU/HBS Students Polar Plunged to Raise $14,624 for Special Olympics

On Saturday, February 15, 2014, SCSU and HBS students jumped into a freezing cold lake for the Polar Bear Plunge. SCSU raised $14,624 for Special Olympics beating UMD for the first time ($13,307) to win the Top Dog Challenge. Go Huskies!

The HBS would like to thank all of the plungers and supporters who contributed to the cause.

2014 Polar Bear Plunge Participants

Congratulations, Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the winners of Beta Gamma Sigma scholarships:

  • Jack Cai
  • Kelly Trisko
  • Napoleon Howell

Congratulations, Spring 2014 BSEC Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the winners of BSEC scholarships for Spring 2014:

  • Mariah Kettler – Pre-Business
  • Allison Popp – Pre-Business
  • Ashley Arhart, Marketing
  • Amy Farenbaugh, Accounting
  • Trang Phung, Accounting
  • Abigail Rasmussen, Management
  • Anna Reese, Entrepreneurship
  • Sarah Stepan, Accounting & Operations Management
  • Landon Strong, Accounting
  • Kassie Vaness, Accounting

Finance major Jared Williams competes at 2013 APICS International Conference

The SCSU APICS student chapter team of Jared Williams (finance major), Joe Kucan (economics major), Mayur Mohite (engineering management graduate program), and Ling Li (engineering management graduate program) were among six teams that competed in the International Student Case Competition at the 2013 APICS International Conference. Following their win in the regional case competition last February, the Heartland district awarded the team a $5,000 scholarship to participate in the international competition. Although the team did not win, they were honored as among the top teams in the country.

Mayur Mohite also won third place in the research-poster competition for student scholars at the conference. He was honored at the awards reception with a cash prize.  

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS sets the pace for current business trends globally.

HBS Students and Staff Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

Five students and staff members from the HBS volunteered to help construct a Habitat for Humanity house in St. Paul on July 17, 2013. Braving the heat and humidity, the volunteers worked on the siding and front porch. The HBS volunteers were (left to right): Lucas Golliet, Kayla Gobin, Niki Ebensteiner, Derek Evenson, and Becca Brzezinski. Thank you for your service on behalf of the HBS!

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers

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2009-2010 Student Honors & Recognition

2008-2009 Student Honors & Recognition

 



Faculty Honors & Recognition

Congratulations, Professor Alex Polacco!

Professor of Management Alex Polacco was awarded the APICS Student Chapter Mentor Award at the 2013 APICS International Conference on September 28, 2013. The award honors an operations and supply chain management professional who has positively affected the lives of students and shown a commitment to the APICS vision. Through the award, APICS recognizes the unequaled dedication necessary to be a successful and influential role model.

The Corporate Committee selects the awardee from among nominations from over 250 chapters worldwide. Nominees must be current and demonstrate superior leadership and innovation in mentoring; student chapter, local chapter, district, and national contributions; and community service.

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS sets the pace for current business trends globally.

Congratulations, Professor Alex Polacco!

Professor Alex Polacco received the 2012/2013 HBS Faculty of the Year Award, sponsored by the Business School Executive Council (BSEC). Students nominate faculty members for the award, and then a BSEC student committee blind reviews the nominations and selects the winner. Mr. Polacco is a faculty member in the Management Department. He also received the HBS Faculty of the Year Award for 2008/2009, 2009/2010, and 2011/2012.

Congratulations, Professor Alex Polacco!

Professor Alex Polacco received the 2011/2012 HBS Faculty of the Year Award, sponsored by the Business School Executive Council (BSEC). Students nominate faculty members for the award, and then a BSEC student committee blind reviews the nominations and selects the winner. Mr. Polacco is a faculty member in the Management Department. He also received the HCoB Faculty of the Year Award for 2008/2009 and 2009/2010.

Congratulations, Dr. Jim Weber and Dr. Paula Weber!

Dr. Jim Weber and Dr. Paula Weber recently won the Best Paper Award presented at S-BPM ONE 2012 April 4, 2012, in Vienna. The paper was entitled, "Using Social Network Analysis and Derivatives to Develop the S-BPM Approach and Community of Practice."

Congratulations, Dr. Dennis Guster!Dennis Guster

Dr. Dennis Guster, a professor in the Information Systems Department, was recently featured in the SCSU Outlook magazine for his leading edge work on information assurance. To read to the complete article, please go to http://www.stcloudstate.edu/news/outlook/story.asp?storyID=38139&issueID=33012.

 

Congratulations, Dr. Adesegun Oyedele!

Dr. Adesegun Oyedele received the 2010/2011 HCoB Faculty of the Year Award, sponsored by COBEC. Students nominate faculty members for the award, and then a COBEC student committee blind reviews the nominations and selects the winner. Dr. Oyedele is a faculty member in the Marketing and Business Law Department.

Congratulations, Dr. Dien Phan!

The Information & Management journal, a top research journal in the Information Systems area, recently cited Dr. Dien Phan's publication, "A model of customer relationship management and business intelligence systems for catalogue and online retailers," (Volume 47, Issue 2, March 2010), as the second most downloaded article.

The full list of most downloaded articles can be found at the Information & Management journal website.

Congratulations, Professor Alex Polacco!

Professor Alex Polacco received the 2009/2010 HCoB Faculty of the Year Award, sponsored by COBEC. Students nominate faculty members for the award, and then a COBEC student committee blind reviews the nominations and selects the winner. Mr. Polacco is a faculty member in the Management Department. He also received the HCoB Faculty of the Year Award for 2008/2009.

Congratulations, Dr. Kate Mooney!Kate Mooney

Kate Mooney was recently appointed to the Issues in Accounting Education Editorial Board for 2010 through 2012. Issues in Accounting Education is one of the three primary publications of the American Accounting Association. The mission of the journal is publish research, commentaries, instructional resources, and book reviews that assist accounting faculty in teaching and that address important issues in accounting education. 

Congratulations, Professor Mary Soroko!Mary Soroko

Professor Mary Soroko earned the Certified Etiquette Professional (CEP) Certification from the International Society of Certified Protocol and Etiquette Professionals (ISPEP). ISPEP administers the only internationally recognized exam-based certification in the world. To earn the certification, applicants must pass a four hour exam and demonstrate that they have taught etiquette skills for three or more years.

Congratulations, Dr. Orn Bodvarsson!l9783540777953.jpg

Dr. Orn Bodvarsson, Management Department Chair, co-authored a book on the economics of immigration with Hendrik F. Van den Berg of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The book, "The Economics of Immigration. Theory and Policy," was published in May 2009 by Springer and covers the economic theory of immigration, which explains why people move across borders and details the consequences of such movements for the source and destination economies. The book also describes immigration policy, providing both a history of immigration policy in a variety of countries and using the economic theory of immigration to explain the determinants and consequences of the policies.

Congratulations, Professor Alex Polacco!

Professor Alex Polacco received the 2008/2009 HCoB Faculty of the Year Award, sponsored by COBEC. Students nominate faculty members for the award, and then a COBEC student committee blind reviews the nominations and selects the winner. Mr. Polacco is a faculty member in the Management Department.

Congratulations, Dr. Paul Safonov!

Dr. Paul Safonov received the 2008/2009 Outstanding Faculty Support Award at the BCIS Club Banquet on April 26, 2009. This is the second time Dr. Safonov has received the award.

Congratulations, Dr. Elaine Davis and Dr. Janell Kurtz!

Drs. Davis and Kurtz along with co-author Dr. Yu received the best research paper award for their article entitled, "Medical Tourism to India: The Growing U.S. Patient Market." The award was presented at the Eleventh Annual International Business Summit, INBUSH, organized by Amity International Business School in Noida, India.

Congratulations, Dr. Elaine Davis and Dr. Janell Kurtz!

Drs. Davis and Kurtz received the best research paper presentation award for the presentation of "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance in India," an article co-authored by Drs. Kurtz and Davis. The award was presented at the Eleventh Annual International Business Summit, INBUSH, organized by Amity International Business School in Noida, India.

Congratulations, Dr. Changsoo Sohn!

The Journal of Total Quality Management & Business Excellence recently announced that Dr. Changsoo Sohn and his co-author Suresh K. Tadisina are the winners of the 2008 Gopal Kanji Best Paper Prize, for their article "Development of e-service quality measure for internet-based financial institutions."

Congratulations, Dr. Paul Safonov!

Dr. Paul Safonov received the best paper award for his presentation, "Information Systems on the Service of Sustainable Development: Business Perspective," at the Applied Business Research (ABR) Conference in Honolulu, HI, on January 5-8, 2009.   

Congratulations, Dr. Dennis Guster and Dr. Richard Sundheim!

Dr. Dennis Guster and Dr. Richard Sundheim, along with co-author Liangjun You, received the 2008 best paper award from the Journal of Informatics Research for their article, "Using the Packet Analysis Method to Teach Secure Communications in Client/Server Computing."

 

 

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