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Scholarship & Awards

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We have the pleasure of honoring and awarding scholarships and commendations to our students and faculty at this year’s virtual College of Business Scholarship and Awards. Fifty student scholarships and awards amounting to $203,686 given to 90 deserving recipients!

2020-21 Scholarships


Carl David Coffee, Accountancy Scholarship

Christy Dillard

Dixon Hughes Goodman Accountancy Scholarship

  • Pavla Ferebauer
  • Roxana Gonzalez Rodriguez
  • Kaleb Goudy
  • Amber McCarter
  • Thomas Simonick
  • Alicen Nicole Tester
  • Christopher Vourvoulidis
  • Madison Nicole Young

Kenneth M. Hughes, Dixon Hughes Goodman Scholarship

Dakota Johnston

Mitchell R. Crisp, Dixon Hughes Goodman Endowed Scholarship

Mercy Kreul

Susan Riddle Higgins Endowed Scholarship

Christy Dillard     

Business Administration & Law            

Clarence Claude Teagarden, Jr. Scholarship

Ricky Drum

Jennie Hunter Scholarship

Nathaniel Hadley

College of Business Alumni and Friends Scholarship

Maddox Bulris

Rocky Johnson Scholarship

Brittany Stone Pope 

Computer Information Systems

RICOH USA, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

Khue Minh Ly

Timothy Edward & Betsy Jones Gillespie Endowed Scholarship

Trevor Lewis

Xena Bristol Forsyth Endowed Scholarship

Rachel Cline


Daniel B. Yoe Family Scholarship

Casey Millsaps        

Ted and Frances Reese Endowed Scholarship

Townsend Lenihan


Duncan R. Tye Endowed Scholarship

Miranda Chambers; Josiah Turner

Independent Insurance Agents of NC Scholarship

Andrew Bolton; Evan Elliott; Amanda Weaver

Laura & Phillip Sherrill Endowed Scholarship

Kristin Tuck

Michael Morgan Memorial Scholarship

McKensi Buchanan; Colby Ramsey

Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship

Brian Booe

Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality Management Endowed Scholarship

Kimberly Brunk

Schmudde Family Endowed Scholarship

Faith Ayers


James W. Pearce Memorial Scholarship

Savannah Hutsell

Roland Johnson Endowed Scholarship

Fuad Olashina Hassan

William Kane Endowed Scholarship

Abigail Hawley

Steve & Linda Reese Endowed Scholarship

Christian Carrillo Ramirez


Advertising Federation of Western N.C. Endowed Scholarship

Sarah Landers

Bradshaw Family College of Business Endowed Scholarship

Savannah Hutsell

Dean Martin Endowed Scholarship

Zanaya Salaam

Dennis & Sheila Zink Endowed Scholarship

Iris Miller

Sherwin-Williams Company Scholarship

Carling Deehr

Sport Management

Chad M. Flynt Endowed Scholarship

Kylie Cox

Dellinger Family Scholarship

Zachary Nelson

Other Scholarships & Awards

Bronce & Betty Ray Endowed Scholarship

Jordan Chambliss; Dakota Gatti; Dalton Marler; Matthew Ridley

Dennis Hull Armed Forces Annual Scholarship

Garry Ledford

Ed & Bertha Henson Reed Endowed Scholarship

McKensi Buchanan; Tanner Norman

Entegra Bank Scholarship

  • Faith Lee
  • Brenna Leopard
  • Trevor Lewis
  • Dakota Mathis
  • Kaylee Patton
  • Cassandra Walker

Freda Russell Rayburn Undergraduate Scholarship

Lindsey Elias; Sabrina Martin; Gracyn Webb; Sarah Wyble

Jay Kneedler Endowed Scholarship

Ian Comeaux; Dalton Gossett; Luke Penny; Tiara Salaam; Dylan Vinicombe

John Fort Scholarship

Kimberly Brunk; Cody Lail; Garry Ledford

2020 Awards

Undergraduate Outstanding Major

  • Accounting: Lauren Holley
  • Business Administration and Law: Janneth Morales
  • Computer Information Systems: Austin Mace
  • Economics (minor): Alexia Bevers
  • Finance: Alexia Bevers
  • Hospitality & Tourism: Jayna Belle Cooper
  • Innovation Leadership & Entrepreneurship: Bethany Knecht
  • Management: Abigail Veit
  • Marketing: Mallaidh Mleziva
  • Sport Management: Jordan Camille Phillips
  • Outstanding Senior Award: Lauren Holley

Outstanding Graduate Awards

  • MAcc: Audrey Mullins
  • MBA: Jenna Carter
  • ME: Devon Nease
    • MPM: Gayle Hart
    • MSSM: Timothy Devante Harris
    • MSSM: Emily King

Faculty Awards

  • Creative and Innovative Teaching Award: Theresa “Teri” Domagalski
  • Professor of Excellence - Undergraduate: Charles “Charlie” Parrish
  • Graduate Faculty Teaching Award: Mariano Garrido-Lopez
  • Excellence in Research Award: Andrew Carnes
  • Engagement Award: Wendy Cagle

2020 Summer Research Award Recipients

  • Hai-yang Chen, Impact of Host Country Corruption on Chinese Investment in Africa
  • Heidi Dent & Barbara Jo White, Scholarship of Engagement Research for Sustainabillies: Marketing and Information Technology for More Sustainable Agritourism in Western NC
  • Angela Dills, Sincerely Held Beliefs: Evidence on How Religious Exercise
  • Andrew Emerson, The Nationwide Controversy Over Title IX and Collegiate Resolution of Sexual Misconduct Claims
    • Hossein Fazilatfar, Reversing the Course of Mandatory Arbitrations
    • Dan Herron, Fiduciary Duties Recast: Stakeholder Decision-making for the 21st Century
    • Nathan Johnson, Employee Attitudes in Chinese State-Owned Enterprises
    • Robert Lahm, The Entrepreneurial Landscape and Impacts of COVID-19


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