On Friday, June 3, students celebrated with faculty and staff at the 2016 Academic Awards dinner reception. Congratulations to the students in the Class of 2016 for their respective accomplishments:
GLORIA APPEL PRIZE
The Gloria Appel Prize is given annually to graduating MBA students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in entrepreneurial studies and student leadership. The full-time MBA students who received this award excelled in three or more entrepreneurial electives, while also taking on leadership roles at Anderson.
MBA: Enrique Besa, Jenna Glassock, Ken Hamada, Michelle Hill, Kevin Jones, Margaret Threadgill
FRED WESTON AWARD
The J. Fred Weston awards are given to the graduating MBAs whose achievements in their finance courses best exemplify the highest standards of academic excellence and scholarship.
MBA: Solon Aposhian, Nigel Beckmeier, Man Hong Chan, William Geiger, Winston Guo, Patrick Halley-Harris, Jiajun Huang, Gregory James, David Krietzer, Jonathan Lea, Taylor Leach, Darren Ong, Joon Young Park, Howard Tsai
OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN MARKETING
The Outstanding Student in Marketing awards are given to students who excel in both their core and elective marketing classes. The winner is selected by faculty and based upon GPA and number of marketing classes completed.
MBA: Christopher Hunsaker, Catherine Barnett
The Management and Organizations (M&O) Award recognizes superior academic achievement in the area. Candidates are nominated by the M&O faculty and the winner is chosen by a consensus of the area faculty based not only on how much the student demonstrates mastery in the M&O area’s course material, but also on who contributed the most to enriching the classroom environment through participation.
MBA: Chase Gharrity
This prestigious award is named for John S. Long, founding chairman of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate board and CEO of Highridge Partners Inc. John Long is known as someone who flies largely under the radar, relying upon fundamental principles, rigorous analysis and investing discipline, and he avoids the public notoriety that seems to follow other large players in the industry. The criteria by which the winner of this award is selected are designed to reflect Long’s own leadership style.
MBA: Solon Aposhian
OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN STRATEGY
The academic award for strategy recognizes superior academic achievement in the area of strategy and policy. Factors entering into the selection decision include not only the students’ cumulative GPA, their GPA in strategy courses and number of strategy courses taken, but also the students’ revealed preference for strategy and consulting as well ’their excellence as TAs and their possible academic research contributions.
MBA: Sandip Garg, Brendon Pezzack
FEMBA: Yuliya Shynkarenko, Nicholas Salameh
OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN DOTM
The academic award for Decisions, Operations and Technology Management (DOTM) recognizes superior academic achievement in the area.
MBA: Dan Mitchell, Santanu Halder
THE DELOITTE CONSULTING AWARD
Since 1992, this award has been given to the Applied Management Research team and project judged to represent the highest standards of leadership, teamwork, research and analysis, professionalism, and strategic creativity in its solution of a complex problem. Our five Deloitte Award finalists — who consulted at Amazon Studios, Farmer Brothers, Kopernik, Houlihan Lokey and Tenet Healthcare — made their final presentations to several judges from Deloitte Consulting in Los Angeles.
Team 12 – Kopernik (MBA): Daniel Abbott, Akinori Matsuda, Lucy Prom, Britney Sussman, Richard Wong
EDWARD V. SEDGWICK III MEMORIAL AWARD
The Edward V. Sedgwick III Memorial Award was established in 1985 to recognize MBA students who produced written reports of exceptional quality, clarity and persuasive analysis in the Applied Management Research program.
Team 62 – Tenet Healthcare (MBA): Chase Gharrity, Christopher Hunsaker, James Huntington, Benjamin Myers, Daniel Yokomizo
GLOBAL ACCESS PROGRAM (GAP) FELLOWS: BOB FOSTER
The GAP program honors and formally recognizes a select few outstanding Fully Employed MBA graduates of the previous year’s GAP program. It offers students an opportunity to mentor and share their GAP experiences with the incoming class of students. Fellows advise incoming students during the winter and spring quarters before GAP begins by providing valuable information on team formation, bidding on companies, planning for research travel and other related topics. Fellows serve on panel discussions during course information sessions with the incoming class, meet informally with teams as requested by students, and otherwise make themselves available as a source of information about GAP.
FEMBA: Cara Bibbiani, Roselle Chinsio-Locke, Carolyn Connolly, James George, Cristina Keefe, Andrew Kuntjoro, Timothy Lawrence, Hana Lee, Nish Lolla, Ray Pal, Rebecca Stolz, Laura Strauss, Alyse Thompson
EDWARD W. CARTER FELLOWS
Edward W. Carter Fellows represent the highest level of academic achievement in the MBA program. To qualify, the single requirement is daunting in its simplicity: earn a grade point average in the top 2% of the class within five quarters of study. The award is named after a pioneer Bruin, a 1932 economics alumnus whose graduation coincided with UCLA’s fifth anniversary on the Westwood campus. Although Mr. Carter is best known as the Founder of The Broadway, and later rose to chairman of the parent company Carter Hawley Hale Stores Inc., we celebrate his legacy as one of UCLA’s brightest stars and staunchest supporters.
MBA: Sandip Garg, William Geiger, Winston Guo, Meredith Nussbaum, Margaret Threadgill, Bradley Turner
HAROLD M. WILLIAMS FELLOWS
Harold M. Williams Fellows represent the highest level of academic achievement in the Fully Employed MBA program. To qualify, the single requirement is daunting in its simplicity: earn a grade point average in the top 2% of the class over ten quarters of study. The award is named after a maverick Bruin, a 1946 alumnus who returned to the UCLA campus 23 years later as professor and dean of the Graduate School of Management. Under Mr. Williams’ tenure, UCLA GSM rose into the ranks of the top 10 business schools in the country and the only public school on the list at the time. Although Mr. Williams is best known for his role as the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, we celebrate his legacy as one of UCLA’s brightest stars and staunchest supporters.
FEMBA: Nigel Beckmeier, Sean Camarella, Man Hong Chan, Javier Hernandez, Miron Ilincev, Nicholas Salameh