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2014 Student Awards Recognize Outstanding Scholastic Achievements

Winners of graduate (MBA, MSCF) and undergraduate (Business, Economics) student awards were announced during the 2014 Tepper School Diploma Ceremony and Carnegie Mellon University Commencement Ceremony. The winners are as follows:

MBA Awards

Francis G. Walker Award for Excellence in Strategy
Kevin Bellanca

John R. Thorne Award for Excellence in Entrepreurship
Jason Cahill

Award for Excellence in Finance
Nicholas Engelking

Robert S. Sullivan Distinguished Community Service Award
Sophie Eustis

Award for Excellence in Marketing
Graham Gibson

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
Christopher Moehle

Elliot Dunlap Smith Award
Daniel Spice

Edward R. Mosier Award for Excellence in Production Operations
Teresa Thoppil

Yuji Ijiri Award for Excellence in Accounting AND Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
Fei Yang

Accelerate Award for Excellence in Organizational Behavior, Communication and Leadership
Amanda Zook

Outstanding TA Awards
Thomas Burke
Divyesh Patel
Ahyoung Shin
Philip Spencer
Silvio Tannert
Andrea Weigand

MSCF Awards

MSCF Distinguished Service Award
Catherine Monk
Akram Ayyash

Academic Excellence in Finance Award
Benoit Heinrichs

Academic Excellence in Information Technology Award
Benoit Heinrichs

Academic Excellence in Mathematics Award
Jia Xu

Academic Excellence in Statistics Award
Jia Xu

Undergraduate Business Awards

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
Weimeng Chen
Alexander M. Smith

Outstanding Student Leadership Award
Sidharth Madan

Distinguished Service Award
Alysia M. Finger

Undergraduate Economics Awards

Best Oral Presentation at Meeting of the Minds

Avery Calkins: Public Health and Tuberculosis Mortality During the Framingham Tuberculosis Demonstration

  • Advisor: Karen Clay

Paul Ko: Controlled School Choice with Mixed Bounds Approach: A Balance Between Stability and Diversity Considerations

  • Advisor: M. Bumin Yenmez

Best Senior Project
Paraj Tyle, Mike Shin, and Nikhil Tibrewal: A Model for Correlating Growth of GDP and Informality in an Economy
Akwasi Brefo, Maya Geleroff, Zaneta Grant, and Michell Lin: Consumer Behavior: Upgrading, Who Will Do It and Why?

Best Senior Honors Thesis in Economics
Avery Calkins: Public Health and Tuberculosis Mortality During the Framingham Tuberculosis Demonstration

Outstanding Pedagogical Service Award
Hannah Loo

Undergraduate Economics Program Academic Achievement Award
Nancy Geronian
Zach Branson

Undergraduate Economics Program Distinguished Service Award
Michael Shin

Undergraduate Economics Program Outstanding Student Leadership Award
Zach Branson