Gordon Ford College of Business News
College of Business Presents Awards At Annual Ceremony
- Friday, April 12th, 2019
WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business held its 22nd annual Awards Banquet on Friday, April 12. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni were recognized for their achievements.
The following students were recognized:
Richard ‘Jacob’ Applin, Outstanding Graduate Student in Economics, from Franklin, Ky.
Nicklaus Ashby, Outstanding Junior in Information Systems, from Madisonville, Ky.
Thomas Bevington, Outstanding Senior in Business Economics, from Frisco, Tex.
Meredith Bowman, Outstanding Junior in Marketing, from Elizabethtown, Ky.
Nicole Childress, Outstanding Senior in Marketing, from Crestwood, Ky.
Amanda Collins, Outstanding Senior in Business Administration, from LaGrange, Ky.
Taylor Cuthbertson, Outstanding Junior in Management, from Mount Juliet, Tenn.
Lesley Downs, Outstanding Senior in Entrepreneurship, from Bardstown, Ky.
Kaleb Duckworth, Outstanding Master of Accountancy, from Henderson, Ky.
Joseph Fragnoli, Outstanding Junior in Economics, from Ave Maria, Fla.
August Hemmerich, Outstanding Senior in Financial Planning, from Hebron, Ky.
Katie Hightchew, Eaton Student Leadership Award, from Louisville
Miranda Holcomb, Outstanding MBA Student, from Georgetown, Ky.
Alexander Houlton, Outstanding Senior in Human Resource Management, from Buckner, Ky.
Jared Long, Delta Sigma Pi Golden Key Award, from Louisville
Juan Pinilla, Outstanding Senior in International Business, from Bowling Green
Xuan “Kate” Ngo, Outstanding Junior in Finance, from Bowling Green
Sarah Pemberton, Outstanding Senior in Accounting, from Alvaton, Ky.
Kyla Scanlon, Outstanding Senior in Economics and Financial Management, Delta Sigma Pi Golden Key Award, and Robert W. Jefferson Outstanding Graduating Senior from Louisville
Connor Sturgill, Outstanding Junior in Accounting, from Shelbyville, Ky.
Benjamin Wright, Outstanding Senior in Mathematical Economics, from Auburn, Ky.
Student Ambassadors for the GFCB were also recognized:
Kaley Allen, Casey Child, Gabe Hitz, Alex Houlton, Seth Newby, Lejla Nuhanovic, Adabella Nunez, Owen Posey, Kyla Scanlon, Lyn Dawsyn Steenbergen, Paul Sumner, and Frank Zheng.
The Dean’s Student Advisory Council was also recognized for its service this academic year:
Kaley Allen, Payton Carter, Jamal Davis, Sydney Engle, Ryan Hendricks, Zach Hensley, Maria Hernandez, Katie Hightchew, James Hill, Chair; Anne Holden, Jacob Jones, Whitney King, Lejla Nuhanovic, Owen Posey, Josh Rickert, Kyla Scanlon, and Katie Smith.
The following faculty and staff were recognized at the event:
Gordon & Glenda Ford Award for Faculty Excellence: Dr. Mark Ciampa, Information Systems
Vitale Award for Initiative, Innovation, & Leadership: Dr. Ron Rhoades, Finance
Public Service Award: Dr. Dana Cosby, Management
Research & Creativity Award: Dr. Johnny Chan, Finance
Student Advisement Award: Ms. Sheri Henson, Accounting
Teaching Award: Dr. Stacy Bibelhauser, Accounting
Part-Time Teaching Award: Ms. Alice Simpson, GFCB
Lou Prida Student Service Award: Dr. Pat Jordan, Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator
Anne & Dan Greenwell Staff Award: Ms. Stacey Gish, Communication Coordinator
MBA Teaching Award: Dr. Bob Hatfield, Management
GFCB Alumni were also honored:
Stephanie Carter, Marketing Data Manager with A.O. Smith Corporation in Nashville, received the Recent Alumni Award.
Ryan Meredith, Vice President of Asset Management with Ryman Hospitality Properties, received the GFCB Alumni Award.