The College of Business recognized outstanding student and community leaders at its third annual COB Symposium on May 4, 2016 in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Legacy Hall. The event included presentations by the Student-Managed Investment Fund portfolio managers, Media Minds and Enactus.
Students receiving Outstanding Business Graduate Awards:
Elyssa Snider, Stinnett—B.B.A. accounting;
Zachary Leininger, La Junta, Colorado—B.B.A. economics;
Daniel McCauley, Hurley , N.M.—B.B.A. finance;
Ussarian Hughes, Amarillo—B.B.A. computer information systems;
Shelby Walker, Amarillo—B.B. A. management;
Emily Gross, Amarillo—B.B. A. marketing;
Ana Maria Villagomez, Quito, Ecuador—B.B.A. general business;
Elliott Teller, Garland—Outstanding Undergraduate Business Student;
Ashley Morgan, Amarillo—Outstanding Graduate Business Student; and
Robert Priest, Abernathy—CPA Accounting Education Foundation Award.
Recipients of the Student Organization Leadership Awards:
Zachary Leininger, La Junta, Colo.—COB Student Advisory Board;
Rob Priest, Abernathy—Accounting and Finance Association;
Ethan Peterson, Texico, N.M.—CFA Challenge;
Joel Klein, Bryan—Economics Club;
Jacqueline Snyder, Amarillo—Technology Club;
Brett Ponder, Bushland—Carey Lyles Emerging Technology Award;
Jalee Blackwell, Rockwall—Society for Human Resource Management;
Natalie Walker, Denton—Go Team;
Cristina Viteri Orti, Quito, Ecuador—American Marketing Association;
Dayren Tolliver, Montgomery, Ala.— Enactus;
Ashley Morgan, Amarillo— SMIF; and
Elliott Teller, Garland— Media Minds.
Community Award Recipients:
Paul Engler— Ambassador Award;
Don and Dorothy Patterson— Legacy Award;
Amarillo National Bank— Corporate Legacy Award;
Luke Longhofer, First Financial Bankshares, Inc.— Horizon Alumnus Award; and
Bell Helicopter— Employer Award.
College of Business community award winners from previous years include Alan Roberson (Ambassador), Myrt Wilder (Ambassador), Dick Railsback (Legacy), William and Betty Semmelbeck (Legacy), First United Bank (Corporate Legacy), Glazer’s (Corporate Legacy), Will Miller with FirstBank Southwest (Horizon), Silas Girgis with Merrill Lynch (Horizon), Happy State Bank (Employer) and Computer Services, Inc. (Employer).
Faculty Award Recipients:
The 2016 COB Faculty Award Winners: Dr. Jonathan Shaffer, Research Excellence; Dr. Sharon Burnett, Teaching Excellence; Dr. Anne Macy, Professional Service Excellence. Dr. Macy is also the winner of the University Professional Service Excellence Award.