Class of 2021: Graduate Student Awards | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Class of 2021: Graduate Student Awards

Posted 5.25.2021

On behalf of Dean Malhotra and the Weatherhead family, we are pleased to recognize the following students who have been selected by their peers for demonstrating excellence over their careers at Weatherhead.

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.

This year’s recipient is Vaibhav Khurana.

The Student Life Award

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

This year’s recipient is Manpreet Kaur & Kishor Kumar Veerashekar.

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.

This year’s recipient is Katherine M. Van Dusen.

The Rita Kicher Award

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

This year’s recipient is Jennifer Kerr Kennedy.

The Executive MBA Leadership Award

This award recognizes a student who demonstrates outstanding personal leadership.

This year’s recipient is Shefali Mahesh.

The Doctor of Management Scholar-Practitioner Award

This award recognizes an outstanding reflective practitioner.

This year’s recipient is Hassan Abdelfattah Taha Ali Ahmed.

The Outstanding Ph.D. Award

This award recognizes outstanding research by doctoral students.

This year’s recipient is Sophie Elizabeth Jané

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.

This year’s recipients are Marissa Autumn Muth and Zhuangshangjin Xie  

Director’s Award for Academic Excellence

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

This year the recipients are Bojun Cui, Himica Kalra, Zhen Li, Junyi Long, Colden D. Schemmel, Kathleen C. Wick, Liliyana Wolberg     

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.

This year’s recipient is Natalie Anne Walton.  

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.

This year’s recipients are Ian R. Dinsmore, Fiza Faiz, and Yuanfang Ping.

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 image in a positive way, contributes to the total community, and stimulates the classroom experience.

This year’s recipient is Yuxin Fan.

The Outstanding Student Award in Finance

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

This year’s recipient is Yanyu Jin.

The MSM - Healthcare Academic Excellence Award  

This award recognizes a student who most consistently excelled in their MSM-Healthcare coursework. 

The year the recipients are:

  • Rasheed Abiola Ajala
  • Daniel Joseph Demyan
  • Gina Marie Esposito
  • Ana Luiza Oliveira San Martin

The MSM-Healthcare Best Action Learning Project

This award recognizes the student judged to have completed the best Action Learning Project in the cohort.

This year recipients are·Tatum Marie Naylor·Francheska Yap Son

The MSM-Healthcare Student Leadership Award

This award is presented to a student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities, setting a standard for collegiality and engagement that has positively impacted their fellow classmates. 

This year's recipient was Edgardo J. Fegalquin Jr.

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. 

This year's recipient is Mingzhe Li.


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