Fairfield University's Beta Gamma Sigma induction and Dolan School of Business Awards highlights of the year for top students



Image: CTCPA awardOn Sunday, May 1, 29 undergraduate and 17 graduate students in Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest national recognition a student in business can receive at a school accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International).

Invitations to join Fairfield's chapter of the honor society were extended to junior and senior Dolan School of Business students, and graduating master's students in the school on the basis of academic excellence and integrity, according to Mark Ligas, associate professor of marketing and chapter president. The ceremony at Fairfield inducted the top 10 percent of students in the Dolan School's junior class, the top 10 percent of students in the senior class, and the top 20 percent of students in the various business graduate programs (MBA, M.S. in Accounting, M.S. in Finance).

Image: Blum Shapiro award"It is the highest honor for a business student," said Dr. Ligas, who inducted the students with Cathy Giapponi, associate professor of management, the chapter secretary/treasurer. The inductees were Spenser Allaway, Stephen Baillargeon, Gregory Burke, Stefan Capobianco, Aaron Chan, Leandra Charsky, Michelle Cote, Kathryn Gargiulo, Breena Goldberg, Rachel Gould, Alice Guglielmoni, Kelsey Holland, Justin McWaid, Stefanie Minuto, Kaitlyn Moran, Phat Nguyen, Angela Occidentale, Kelley O'Connor, Michael Pagliuco, Arthur Paladino, Robert Perla, Margo Priaulx, Michael Ready, Claudia Schupbach, Katelyn Shields, Alexa-Leigh Cognetta, Megan Kimmins, Lauren Masini, Ryan Mauri, Michael Caggiano, Keiko Castaneda, Mary Freeland, Stefanie Hinnenkamp, Janet Huetteman, Timothy Kiernan, Mark Krosse, Renne L'Heureux, Kathryn MacDonald, Tara Merlone, Hugo Mouta, Karl Muth, Caroline Scherbarth, Colleen Tycz, Jessica Viner, Minh le Vu, and Matthew Walters.

Image: John O'NealChapter Honoree inductee was Robert M. McMahon, senior managing director, GE Capital Americas and a 1987 graduate of Fairfield. He delivered a keynote speech at the event that immediately followed, the Dolan School of Business Awards, where a number of both undergraduate and graduate students in the business school were honored for their achievements.

The events were especially poignant to Norm Solomon, Ph.D., dean of the Dolan School of Business, who is returning to the faculty. "As a lifetime member I hope to continue to be involved even as I pass the baton as dean," he said. "BGS is a great organization recognizing true academic excellence. It is always a highlight of the year encouraging and honoring students who have raised the bar in the study of business at Fairfield."

 


Dolan School of Business Teaching Excellence Award
For Dedicated Service to the Students of Fairfield University
John Neal, Adjunct in Marketing

Dolan School of Business Outstanding Research Paper Award
Katsiaryna Salavei, Ph.D.

Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
To the Student in the Junior Year with the Highest Academic Standing
Claudia Schupbach

Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants Merit Award
To the Graduating Student Majoring in Accounting with the Highest Academic Standing
Jenna Allegretto
Diane Kremheller
Jason Shah

Deloitte Award
To the Student in the Junior Year Majoring in Accounting with the Highest Academic Standing
Stephen Baillargeon
Michael Ready

Institute of Internal Auditors Southern New England Chapter Award
For Scholastic Achievement in Auditing
Curtis O'Donnell

Blum Shapiro Award
For Achievement in the Accounting Program in the Sophomore Year by a Permanent Connecticut Resident
Ina Serani

KPMG Award
For Academic Achievement and Participation in the Accounting Program
Kerri MacKay

Dolan School of Business Award in Finance
To the Graduating Student Majoring in Finance with the Highest Academic Standing
Heather Boyd

Dolan School of Business Award in Marketing
To the Graduating Student Majoring in Marketing with the Highest Academic Standing
Jessica Safir

Dolan School of Business Graduate Student Award
For Academic Achievement in the School of Business Graduate Program
Michael Caggiano, M.S.A.
Mary Freeland, M.S.T.
Kathryn MacDonald, M.S.A.
Tara Merlone, M.B.A.
Minh le Vu, M.S.F.

Dolan School of Business Award in Information Systems and Operations Management
To the Graduating Student Majoring in Information Systems and Operations Management with the Highest Academic Standing
Rosanna Corvino

Joshua Greenberg Memorial Award  
For Outstanding Achievement in Law, Regulation And Ethics to a Student in the Senior Year
Laura Galasso

Dolan School Of Business Award in Management
To the Graduating Student Majoring in Management with the Highest Academic Standing
Brittany Boland

Dolan School of Business Academic Achievement Award
To the Graduating Student in the School of Business with the Highest Academic Standing
Diane Kremheller

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship
For Excellence and Achievement in the Accounting Program in the Junior Year
Gregory Burke
Justin McWaid

Dolan School of Business Award in International Business
To the Graduating Student Majoring in International Business With the Highest Academic Standing
Matthew Almeida

Tax Executive Institute, Inc. Scholarship
Westchester-Fairfield Chapter
To the Graduate Student Excelling in Scholastic Achievements in the Field of Taxation
Lisa Salamon

Images: top) The 2011 Connecticut Society of CPA Merit Award was awarded to (L-R) Jenna Allegretto, Diane Kremheller, and Jason Shah, pictured with CSCPA representative John Pearson and Norm Solomon, Ph.D., dean of the Dolan School of Business, far right. middle) The Blum Shapiro Award was given to Ina Serani, far right, pictured with Blum Shapiro representatives Teri Pough and Tom Walsh with Dr. Solomon. bottom) John Neal, of the Marketing department, right, with Dr. Solomon, was honored with this year's Dolan School of Business Teaching Excellence Award.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on May 3, 2011

Vol. 43, No. 294