Monday, April 28, 2014

School honors student leaders with R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Awards

Dean Bendapudi (left) applauds the 2014 R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Award honorees.
The School of Business announced its 2014 R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Award winners last week, recognizing strong, diverse leaders from different areas within the school.

This year’s winners include Amy Goodpasture, undergraduate; Kristi Marks, Master of Accounting; Adam Buhler, Master of Accounting; Anas Maazouzi, MBA; and Samer Sarofim, doctorate.

Douglas May, director of the International Center for Ethics in Business, created the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Award in 2006 to embody the positive values of the School of Business and encourage similar behaviors in other students. The seven principles of the RESPECT code stand for responsibility, enthusiasm, self-esteem, professional integrity, equity, compassion and teamwork.

All recipients exhibit a strong drive for excellence not only in the classroom but also in campus organizations, community services and part-time jobs.

Students were nominated by faculty, staff and students. The awarded recipients were chosen by the Honor Council in the School of Business.

Awards are funded by the Majorie McNish Fund for Ethnics in Business, established by J. Hammond McNish, former business law professor at the School of Business, to honor his late wife who was dedicated to education and community service.