Elon University / Today at Elon / Love School of Business celebrates student, faculty and staff achievements

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business recognized academic success, research, teaching and servant…

Elon University / Today at Elon / Love School of Business celebrates student, faculty and staff achievements

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business recognized academic success, research, teaching and servant leadership through its 2021-22 academic achievement awards, Dean’s Awards and endowed scholarships.

Academic Achievement Award Recipients

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2021-22 Love School of Business academic achievement award winners

Academic Excellence Award in Accounting

Janie McCarthy
This award is given to a senior Accounting major who has demonstrated superior academic achievement, provided significant contributions to the department, and possesses potential for intellectual growth.

Challenge and Expect Award in Accounting

Giavanna Papavero

This award is presented to a senior Accounting major who has demonstrated excellent growth in academic achievement and in contributions to the department.

Excellence in Financial Education Student Award

Riley Allen
Michael Daniele
Andrew Harper
Natalie Ivanov

This award is given to a senior finance major who has demonstrated excellent academic achievement and possesses potential for professional growth in financial services.

Goldstein Family Award

Duncan MacLeod

This award is for graduating seniors who, after transferring to Elon (and the LSB) earlier in their academic careers, have established a record of sustained engagement and high academic success and who embody the university’s engaged learning focus through participation in high-impact learning activities.

Walter Hattenbach Award

Kylee Hebert

The senior marketing major with the highest GPA receives this award, which was established by Dr. and Mrs. James W. Johnston in honor of their friend, Walter Hattenbach.

John Kappas Economics Award

Andrea Sheetz

This award goes to the senior economics major who best demonstrates enthusiasm for economics, potential for leadership and classroom excellence. It is named in honor of the late John Kappas, a 1985 Elon graduate.

Love School of Business Academic Excellence Award

Sarah Katherine Loos

This award is presented to the student with the highest GPA among those graduating with a major in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.

Love School of Business Courageous Leadership Award

Kobie Williams

This award is given to a student who exemplifies courageous leadership within and outside of the Love School of Business.

Love School of Business Responsible Leadership Award

Jovani Mendez-Sandoval

This award is given to a student who exemplifies leadership, service and academic achievement within the Love School of Business.

Student Achievement in Business Analytics Award

Adam Dubowy

This award is given to a senior business analytics major who has shown enthusiasm and success in his or her courses as well as promise for future achievement.

Student Achievement in Economic Consulting Award

Jovani Mendez-Sandoval

This award is given to a senior economic consulting major who has shown enthusiasm and success in his or her courses as well as promise for future achievement.

Student Achievement in Economics Award

Morgan Kearns

This award is given to a senior economics major who has shown enthusiasm and success in his or her courses as well as promise for future achievement.

Student Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award

Sophie Dejong

This award is given to a senior entrepreneurship major who has shown enthusiasm and success in his or her major as well as promise for future achievement.

Student Achievement in Finance Award

James Edmunds
Meredith Mackenzie

This award is given to a senior finance major who has shown enthusiasm and success in his or her major as well as promise for future achievement.

Student Achievement in Human Resource Management Award

Marley Vidmar

This award is given to a senior human resource management major who has shown enthusiasm and success in his or her courses as well as promise for future achievement.

Student Achievement in International Business Award

Moritz Lederer

This award is given to a senior international business major who has shown enthusiasm and success in his or her major as well as promise for future achievement.

Student Achievement in Marketing Award

Annie Gilligan
Olivia Mubarek

This award is given to a senior marketing major who has shown enthusiasm and success in his or her major as well as promise for future achievement.

Student Achievement in Project Management Award

Jessica Anderson

This award is given to a senior project management major who has shown enthusiasm and success in his or her major as well as promise for future achievement.

Student Achievement in Supply Chain Management Award

Ryan Lampmann

This award is given to a senior supply chain management major who has shown enthusiasm and success in his or her major as well as promise for future achievement.

Benjamin Grover Johnston Award

Chase Gurey
Julia Lapporte
Sarah Mirrow
Remi Shook
Isabella Venziale

This award honors the sophomore who has the highest GPA in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. Dr. and Mrs. James W. Johnston established this award in memory of Dr. Johnston’s brother, Benjamin Grover Johnston.

Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean’s Awards for Faculty and Staff

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2022 Dean’s Awards recipients

Excellence in Teaching

Brooks Depro
Long Xia

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes a faculty member who exemplifies the Elon University teacher-scholar model. This person is outstanding in the classroom, engages students in the learning process, maintains academic rigor, and provides evidence of commitment to the intellectual development of students through mentoring and related activities.

Excellence in Scholarship

Thibaut Morillon
Ifeoma Udeh

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship recognizes one or more faculty members each year whose scholarly work has a significant intellectual impact in keeping with the Elon scholar-mentor model. Selection factors for this award include publication or presentation of peer-reviewed research in quality outlets and evidence that the faculty member engages in scholarship related activities. These activities might include supporting the scholarly endeavors of colleagues, advancing the school’s reputation, and mentoring students in undergraduate research.

Exemplary Service – Faculty

Brittany Mercado
Brandon Sheridan
George Talbert

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean’s Award for Exemplary Service-Faculty recognizes one or more faculty members each year who has contributed in meaningful ways to the ongoing welfare and betterment of the college, university and profession. This award follows from the Elon servant-leadership model. Selection is based on service in the preceding year plus overall willingness to volunteer one’s time when needed and to carry new ideas to reality.

Exemplary Service – Staff

Alyssa Martina

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean’s Award for Exemplary Service-Staff recognizes a staff member who has contributed in meaningful ways to the ongoing welfare and betterment of the LSB.  This contribution includes performing duties above and beyond the staff member’s regular functions to support and advance the LSB.

Exemplary Service – External

Jenny Gonzalez
Holly Hodge

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean’s Award for Exemplary Service-External recognizes a member of the larger Elon University community who has contributed in meaningful ways to the ongoing welfare and betterment of the LSB.  This contribution can take the form of assisting the LSB with a specific program or project or providing ongoing support for LSB activities.

2022-23 Endowed Scholarship Awards

The Andras Family Award

Jane Ragland

This award was established in 2007 with gifts from the Andras Foundation and David and Anne Andras, parents of Cody Andras ’10. The scholarship is awarded to a rising senior within the business school whose excellent work both inside and outside of the classroom models a pathway to future success in business.

The A. Vance Beck, Sr. and Gwendolyn D. Beck Scholarship

Christina Alescio

Established in honor of Vance and Gwendolyn Beck by his employer (the Belk-Beck group of department stores), the award goes to a rising junior within the business school.

The David O. Bowden Economics Scholarship

Hailey Crawford

Established by David Bowden ’70, the David O. Bowden Economics Scholarship is awarded to a rising senior majoring in economics who has been active in the department and demonstrated potential for future success. At Elon, Mr. Bowden was a double major in business administration and economics. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Miami.

The Mary C. Bullock ’47 and George P. Bullock ’47 Business Scholarship

Jalen Blue
Sarah Mirrow

Established in 2017 by Mary Coble, this scholarship is intended for academically talented students pursuing a major in the Love School of Business.

The Samuel L. Burke Endowed Scholarship

Jessica Boyer

This fund was established in 2008 by Samuel Burke ’89 to provide assistance for deserving accounting majors who are likely to demonstrate the value of their Elon education in their future careers.

The Janie E. Council Scholarship

Gavin Beall

This award was established in 1993 in memory of Janie E. Council by former friends, students and Mr. Robert Sandell II. Mrs. Council began her teaching career at Elon University in 1960 as an associate professor of business education and received the outstanding teaching award from the SGA in 1970. This scholarship is for a rising senior majoring in accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management or marketing.

The Taylor S. Davis Scholarship for Engaged Learning in Business

Coyle Saunders

This award was established in 2014 by Jeffrey S. and Marti Davis in order to provide support for undergraduate students studying in the Love School of Business.

The Department of Economics Endowed Scholarship

Chloe Higgins

This scholarship was established in 2005 by members of the Department of Economics for an economics major with a record of academic excellence within the major who exhibits a commitment to social responsibility

The Frechette Family Foundation Fund for Global Engagement

Remi Shook
Katherine Berthiaume

Established in 2016 by the Frechette Family Foundation, this scholarship is intended for business majors who are pursuing global education opportunities.

The Edward and Rita Galante Endowment for Business Internships

Rafi Dahdal

This fund was established in 2008 in honor of Edward and Rita Galante by their son Donald and his wife Amanda. The award is to help business majors enjoy the unique educational opportunities associated with internships related to their major.

The Frederick K. Gilliam, Sr. Scholarship

Julianne Jarek
Callum Walker
Colburn Ehrhart
Kai Bilotta
Steven Saavedra

This scholarship was established in 1989 in memory of Fred Gilliam, Sr. by James D. Moser, Jr. and other partners of his accounting firm, and by business associates Maurice Jennings and John H. Vernon III. Fred was a 1942 Elon graduate. He participated in orchestra and was part of Kappa Psi Nu, and he served as a part-time accounting instructor from 1961-65. This scholarship is for Accounting majors.

The John R. Hill ’76 and Lesley W. Hill Endowed Fund for Engaged Learning in Business

Anna Vassallo
James Gatchel

This fund was established by John R. Hill ’76 and Lesley W. Hill to assist students with engaged learning experiences, such as research, international study or internships.

The Don S. and Margaret M. Holt Scholarship

Colin Gleason
Julia Lapporte

This award was established by the estate of Margaret M. Holt in 1988 to provide scholarship assistance to students in the Love School of Business.

The Mark A. Horsburgh Study Abroad Scholarship

Lily Cooper

This award, established in 2007 by the Horsburgh family, provides scholarship assistance to a Business Fellow so that he or she can study abroad. The fund was created in honor of Mark A. Horsburgh, a 2007 Elon graduate and Business Fellow who studied abroad in Australia and Peru.

The Kiernan Business Internship Endowment

Kortiney White

This award was established in 2012 to support business students completing an internship.

The William A. Klopman, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Lotte Fox

This award was established in 1992 in memory of William A. Klopman, Jr., a scholar of business and law. It is to provide scholarship assistance to a rising junior or senior in the Love School of Business who demonstrates high academic potential with preference given to students living in Alamance County, the Triad, or North Carolina.

The R. Cruse Lewis Master Pools Guild/Love School of Business Endowment Scholarship

Carly Angel
Savannah Josey

This scholarship was established in 1998 in honor of Cruse’s retirement from Master Pools Guild. Mr. R. Cruse Lewis is a former employee of Swimout Overflow Components, Inc. and Burlington Industries. He received a Citizen’s Service Award in November 2000 and has served on the Board of Visitors at Elon since 1996. This scholarship is for any business school major.

The Calvert C. and Margaret H. McGregor Scholarship

Ashley Brown

This scholarship was established by Calvert and Audrey McGregor in honor of his parents, C. Calvert and Margaret H. McGregor. McGregor is an associate professor emeritus and the former chair of the accounting department at Elon. This scholarship is for a rising junior or senior accounting student with preference given to students living in Alamance County, the Triad, or North Carolina.

The Mills Family Endowed Scholarship

Ariston Tomes
Trinity Swepson

Established in 2006 by Willard “Bill” Mills, Jr., and his mother, Helen Mills Gardner, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving student from North Carolina with preference given to a student majoring in business. Bill graduated from Elon in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

The MSA Scholarship Award

Hari Nori

This award is for students demonstrating academic excellence at the undergraduate level who are entering the MS in Accounting program. This award is currently funded by Department of Accounting faculty.

The Myers Family Endowed Scholarship in Business

Ava Rosen

The Myers family established this fund in honor of their son Jay, a 2007 business school graduate, for Love School of Business majors who exhibit excellence in leadership, character, and intellect.

The Park Business Scholarship

Jalen Peoples

The scholarship was established in 1992 by Professor of Finance Dr. Wonhi Synn and his wife, Grace, in memory of her mother, Joy K. Park to provide assistance for a rising junior or senior in the Love School of Business of racial or ethnic minority. Preference is given to students living in Alamance County, the Triad, or North Carolina.

The Rehnert Family Business Internship Award

Joseph Byrd
Valerie Borges
Alexander Cochrane

This fund was established in 2010 by Geoffrey and Lauren Rehnert to support business students completing an internship.

The Rose Family Endowed Fund for Engaged Learning in Business

Tyler Italia

This fund was established by Harry and Carol Rose in 2008 to help defray the costs of a business-related internship experience for any business major.

The John L. Sills, Jr. Scholarship

Christian Day

This scholarship was established in honor of John L. Sills, Jr. by Riverview Narrow Fabrics in August 1987. Sills was treasurer at Riverview Narrow Fabrics, Inc. He and his wife, Martha, have one son, John L. Sills, III, a 1989 Elon graduate. This scholarship is for rising junior accounting majors.

The Sirabella Family Scholarship for Engaged Learning in Business

Melissa Freed
Aiden Bradshaw

This fund was established to support Love School of Business students as they pursue one of the Elon Experiences.

The Charles David Smith Endowed Scholarship

Sarah Escorcia

This scholarship was established in memory of Charles D. Smith by his parents Randolph Smith and Joyce Miller, and lifelong friend George Logan. Charles died in a plane crash near Roanoke, Virginia. He graduated from Elon with a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance in 1997. He was part of the men’s tennis team and a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. This scholarship is for business majors and preference is given to students from Virginia.

The J. Harold Smith Scholarship

Yuzu Do

This award was established by C. Randolph Ferguson in 1995 in honor of J. Harold Smith.  It is intended for business students from North Carolina with a minimum 2.7 GPA.

The John and Helene Sparks Scholarship for Business

Adrienne Bevins

This award was established by John and his wife Helene in 1981. John Sparks graduated from Elon in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration. He is a certified public accountant and former faculty member in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. This scholarship is for business administration, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management or marketing majors.

The David A. Stevens ’81 Internship Scholarship

Hannah Gneco

Established in 2007 by David and Beth Stevens, this scholarship is awarded to business students to help defray the cost of completing an internship.

The R. Alston Team III Endowed Scholarship in Business

Ariana Wilson

This scholarship was established in honor of Alston Team ’07 for students with a strong GPA, a record of contributions to the Love School of Business, and a significant potential for professional success.

The Peter L. Tourtellot Endowed Scholarship in Business

Sierra Spoerndle

This scholarship was established in 2010 by members of the Love School of Business Board of Advisors honoring board member Peter Tourtellot for his seven years of service as board chair. The scholarship is for a deserving undergraduate student within the Love School of Business.

The Troy Family Endowed Scholarship for International Study

Gavin Douglass
Karsen Williams

Established by Samuel P. Troy ’67, this scholarship is for any student in the Love School of Business studying abroad for a semester.

The Waesche Engaged Learning Scholarship

Maria Guadarrama Hernandez

Established in 2013 by Roger A. Waesche, Jr. and Alexandra Waesche, this award is intended to support Love School of Business students pursuing professional development opportunities.

The Dudley Ray Watson Memorial Scholarship

Junzhi Meng

This scholarship was established in memory of Dudley Ray Watson by his parents, J. D. and Eunice Watson. Watson served as a member of the business faculty at Elon College from 1960 to 1963. This scholarship is for a rising senior majoring in business administration, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management or marketing.

The Linda Thompson Weavil Endowed Scholarship

Sandra Acosta Pena

This scholarship was established in 1992 by Dr. Linda Thompson Weavil and her husband Robert B. Weavil. Dr. Weavil retired as Professor Emeritus in 2001after teaching for 31 years in the Love School of Business. This scholarship is for an MBA student or an undergraduate majoring in Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing. Preference is given to students living in Alamance County, the Triad, or North Carolina.

The Wells Fargo Scholarship

Lieu Yuenyong

This scholarship was established in 1987 as the First Union Bank Scholarship, renamed when First Union and Wachovia banks merged, and again renamed when Wachovia and Wells Fargo merged. The scholarship provides assistance to students enrolled in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.

The Yearwood Family Scholarship

Hannah Chaput

This award was established by David and Amy Yearwood, parents of business administration major J.D. Yearwood ‘07, in order to help make the unique opportunities presented through an Elon education available to a greater number of gifted and deserving business students.