Weatherhead School faculty, staff and students selected for awards

Class of 2020 graduates, faculty and staff have been selected for honors by the Weatherhead School of Management. 

Graduates

Members of the Class of 2020 were selected for awards by their peers.

The Scott S. Cowen Student Leadership Award

This award recognizes a leader and role model who contributes to the total community and stimulates the classroom experience.

  • Annamarie Morino

The Student Life Award

This award recognizes a student who participates in and encourages student engagement.

  • Zhongda Sun

The Theodore M. Alfred Distinguished Service Student Award

This award recognizes a student who participates in community service inside and outside of the Weatherhead community.

  • Dharani Kalyana Raman

The Rita Kicher Award

This award is presented to a graduating part-time student at the Weatherhead School. The award recipient is recognized as an outstanding colleague in Cleveland’s professional community.

  • David A. Towslee

The Executive MBA Leadership Award

This award recognizes a student who demonstrates outstanding personal leadership.

  • Sarah A. Sydlowski

The Doctor of Management Scholar-Practitioner Award

This award recognizes an outstanding reflective practitioner.

  • Lopez Mutuberria

The Doctor of Management Student Leadership Award

This award recognizes a student who serves as a positive role model and is an ambassador for the DM program.

  • Joseph Miller

The Outstanding PhD Award

This award recognizes outstanding research by doctoral students.

  • Karlygash Assylkhan
  • Jacqueline Wukich

Directors Award for Outstanding Student in Master of Accountancy

This award is awarded to two Master of Accountancy students who not only demonstrate high academic achievement but have been leaders and active participants in the Master of Accountancy program, Beta Alpha Psi, and the Department of Accountancy.

  • Piotr Michal Kotowski
  • Xi Chen

Director’s Award for Academic Excellence

This award recognizes students with high academic achievement in the Master of Accountancy program.

  • Kathleen Wick Beck
  • Keith William Erichsen
  • Yuqing Deng
  • Yuqi Han
  • John Joseph Dorrow
  • Jienan Tu
  • Yujie Zhao

The Master of Accountancy Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award

This award recognizes students who have performed an outstanding job as a graduate assistant.

  • Dharani Kalyana Raman
  • Nina S. Dingel

The Federation of Schools of Accountancy Award

This award is presented annually to the most outstanding Master of Accountancy student. The FSA is an organization of accredited graduate programs in accounting, and its mission is to promote and support high-quality accredited graduate accounting programs in the United States and abroad. The Department of Accountancy is separately accredited and is a full-fledged and active member of the FSA.

  • Nicole Rena Doyle

The MSM-Business Analytics Leadership Award

This is awarded to a student for outstanding contributions in promoting class cohesion, program excellence and superior learning experience in the Business Analytics program.

  • Ming Liu
  • Meijing Qin

The MSM – ORSC Student Leadership Award

This award is presented to a student(s) for outstanding contributions in promoting class cohesion, program excellence, and superior learning experience in the MSM-Operations and Supply Chain program.

  • Yishen Cai
  • Lili Fu

The MSM-Finance Student Leadership Award

This award is presented to a student who serves as a leader and role model for all students.  The recipient promotes the Weatherhead School image in a positive way, contributes to the total community, and stimulates the classroom experience.

  • Sicheng Chen

The Outstanding Student Award in Finance

This award recognizes a student’s excellence and contributions to the discipline and profession of finance.

  • Wan Liu

Faculty

Faculty members selected for honors are recognized for being exemplars in research, teaching and service.

The WSOM Enduring Impact Award

This award recognizes scholarly contributions with an enduring impact in their area of research.

  • Youngjin Yoo, the Elizabeth M. & William C. Treuhaft Professorship in Entrepreneurship & Professor, Design & Innovation

The WSOM Emerging Impact Award 

This award recognizes scholarly contributions that represent an emerging impact in their area of research.

  • Qi Wu, assistant professor, Department of Operations.

The Doctoral Teaching & Mentoring Award 

This award recognizes a professor who exemplifies excellence in teaching and mentoring selected by PhD and DM students. 

  • David Aron, adjunct faculty of DM program

Graduate Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

The graduate teaching award committee reviewed numerous nominations by students and recognized one faculty for this award.

  • RL Shankar, assistant professor, Department of Banking & Finance

Weatherhead Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award

The undergraduate teaching award committee recognized one faculty member for this award.

Staff

Marjorie S. Feldman Staff Service Award

  • Suzanne Healey, director, online learning

Unsung Hero Staff Service Award

  • Stacey Lotz, project manager