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We had 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 Ceremony. Forty-seven scholarships and awards totaling $180,677 were given to 99 deserving recipients!  Graduate scholarships awarded in September 2020 are also acknowledged on this page.

2021-22 Undergraduate Scholarships & Spring 2021 Awards

Advertising Federation of Western N.C. Endowed Scholarship

Gillian Robbins

Bradshaw Family College of Business Endowed Scholarship

Dylan James Vinicombe

Bronce & Betty Ray Endowed Scholarship

Lauren Nicole Biddix; Dakota Cassidy Gatti; Olivia Lea Hollingsworth; Dalton Michael Marler

Carl David Coffee, Accountancy Scholarship

Tiffany Michele Singleton

Chad M. Flynt Endowed Scholarship

John Henry Moore

Clarence Claude Teagarden, Jr. Scholarship

Christian Alexis Carrillo Ramirez

College of Business Alumni and Friends Scholarship

Aaron Joel Bradley; Libby Anne Weitkamp

Daniel B. Yoe Family Scholarship

Ashley Nicole Masters

Dean Martin Endowed Scholarship

Zanaya Sylvia Salaam

Dellinger Family Scholarship

Nichole Lynn Paschal

Dennis Hull Armed Forces Annual Scholarship

Vincent Tokuei Petrillo

Dennis & Sheila Zink Endowed Scholarship

Marissa Lynise Blakely

Dixon Hughes Goodman Accountancy Scholarship

  • Angela Dawn Crowder
  • Ashton Nichole Hall
  • Caitryn Anne Lowery
  • Christy Lee Dillard
  • Colton Nathanial Robbins
  • Haley Anne Gilmore
  • Mary Grace Faircloth
  • Thomas Garrison Simonick

Duncan R. Tye Endowed Scholarship

Brayden McKenzie Farmer; Luke Davis Penny

Ed & Bertha Henson Reed Endowed Scholarship

Jacob Earl Watson; Sarah Allison Wallace

Entegra Bank Scholarship

  • Faith N. Lee
  • Grace Pearl Amanda Crowe
  • Karina C. Hux
  • Dakota Deven Mathis
  • Kaylee Stikeleather Patton
  • Madison Cali Brooks

Frank H. and Rebecca Revis Brown Scholarship

Amanda Pearl Talley

Freda Russell Rayburn Undergraduate Scholarship

Maggie Jeanne Grondy; Sabrina Katlin Martin; Gracyn Raye Webb; Kylie Kristine Cox

Grace Allen Memorial Scholarship

Efraim Arias

Hospitality Management Endowed Scholarship

Elisabeth Xiaoying Martilotta

Independent Insurance Agents of NC Scholarship

Brayden McKenzie Farmer; Faith N. Lee; Luke Davis Penny

James W. Pearce Memorial Scholarship

Tiara Maritza Salaam

Jay Kneedler Endowed Scholarship

Ian Garreth Comeaux; Aaron Joel Bradley; Erin West Carter; Hongyun Shen; John Shearin

Jennie Hunter Scholarship

Micah Nichole Paschall

Kenneth M. Hughes, Dixon Hughes Goodman Scholarship

Josie Bowen Parham

Laura & Phillip Sherrill Endowed Scholarship

Cameron Conn Stevens

Michael Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Cassandra Ellen Walker

Mitchell R. Crisp, Dixon Hughes Goodman Endowed Scholarship

Dakota Jason Records

RICOH USA, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

Andra Smail

Rocky Johnson Scholarship

Monica Marija Green

Roland Johnson Endowed Scholarship

Fuad Olashina Hassan

Schmudde Family Endowed Scholarship

Deborah Mourao Magalhaes

Sherwin-Williams Company Scholarship

Sydney Elizabeth Spivey

Steve & Linda Reese Endowed Scholarship

Krystal Taylor Curtis

Susan Riddle Higgins Endowed Scholarship

Joshua M. Shields  

Ted and Frances Reese Endowed Scholarship

Madison Nicole Lovingood

Timothy Edward & Betsy Jones Gillespie Endowed Scholarship

Dakota Cassidy Gatti

WCU Sport Management Association Scholarship

Leslie R. Hicks

Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship

Casey Christian Millsaps

William Kane Endowed Scholarship

Hannah Elizabeth Moore 

Xena Bristol Forsyth Endowed Scholarship

Rachel Lee Cline

Undergraduate Outstanding Major

  • Accounting: Mercy Kreul
  • Business Administration and Law (Residential): Madison Curtis
  • Business Administration and Law (Distance): Denis Ribiakost
  • Computer Information Systems: Kris Ly
  • Economics (minor): Jesse Morgan Mays
  • Finance: Amanda Weaver
  • Hospitality & Tourism: Joseph Lorbacher
  • Innovation Leadership & Entrepreneurship: Zoe Miller
  • Management: Amanda Weaver
  • Marketing: Kris Ly
  • Sport Management: Chris Sprenkle
  • Outstanding Senior Award: Amanda Weaver

2020-21 Graduate Scholarships & Awards

John Beegle Alumni and Friends Graduate Scholarship

Callie Hendrick

Dixon Hughes Goodman Accountancy Graduate Scholarships

  • Miranda Chambers
  • Mamie Colburn
  • Travis Cone
  • Julia Goldsmith
  • Callie Hendrick
  • Jessalyn Irvin
  • Timothy Blake Jackson
  • Tiffany Singleton
  • Matthew White
  • Ivan Yurco

Gould Killian CPA Group Graduate Scholarship

Anne Amelia Nutter

Johnson Price Sprinkle, PA Graduate Scholarship

Hanna Sheaffer

Katelan Price Annual Scholarship

Sean Ericson

Project Management Institute Metrolina Chapter Scholarship

Christine Leonard-Whitcomb

Susan Swanger, CPA, Ph.D. Professional Accountancy Scholarship

Anne Nutter

Mary S. Jones and Charles F. Wayte Graduate Scholarships

  • Marci Anderson
  • Tommy Biddix
  • Amanda Fisher
  • Jaymee Frole
  • Rikki Heggins Bryant
  • Carrie McCracken
  • Frances Johnson
  • Richard Moses
  • Cody Sanders
  • Elijah Sears
  • AColton Smith
  • Max Stone
  • Olga Volgina

Freda Russell Rayburn Graduate Scholarship

  • Rieny Cox
  • Julia Goldsmith
  • Catrina Green
  • Brenda Hayes-Bright
  • Alesia Jennings
  • Audrey Jordan
  • Alexandria Kodek
  • Christine Leonard-Whitcomb
  • Brittay Marshall
  • Emma Miller
  • Anne Nutter
  • Myriam Robles
  • Aileen Stacks
  • Rebecca Thiry

Outstanding Graduate Awards

  • MAcc: Callie Hendrick
  • MBA: Harold Thomas
  • ME: Jill Thompson
  • MPM: Christine Leonard-Whitcomb
  • MSSM: Darain Natividad

Faculty Awards

  • BoG Creative and Innovative Teaching Award: Andrew "Drew" Carnes
  • Grace Allen Undergraduate Teaching Award: Ronald "Doug" Parker
  • Graduate Faculty Teaching Award: James "Nathan" Johnson
  • Excellence in Research Award: Wingyan Chung
  • Engagement Award: Inyuck "Steve" Ha


2021 Summer Research Award Recipients

  • Dr. Wingyan Chung, “Managing Knowledge Assets with Social Media Networks: A Temporal Graph Framework”
  • Dr. Ethan Cheng, “Social Media Engagement: Why it Matters and How to Boost It”

 

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