Excellence in Business Studies Honored at Annual Dinner

Honors Society at SSB Honors

Select students in the Robert P.. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College were awarded scholarships and inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society on April 22.

The awards reflect their high level of academic achievement and engagement in the Champlain Community. They also are given in recognition of their cumulative accomplishments. Students who received these achievements also demonstrate integrity, expertise and the entrepreneurial spirit to create a positive change in their workplace, their community, and their world.

"As these students carry on with their academic studies, we extend our best wishes for their continued success at Champlain College and in their professional career," said interim SSB Dean Laurel Bongiorno.

The awards are as follows:

Seniors who were honored for academic excellence:

  • Accounting: Kohlfield Davis, Jeffrey Diehl, Andrew Filippi, Victoria Morelli, Roberto Pierre, Alexandria Ratajczak, Cameron Rendall and Hannah Wagner
  • Business: Ingrid French, Christopher Gemma, Marissa Laro, Kylie McKeever and Katherine Shuler
  • Finance: Corey Hill and Kyle Sherman
  • International Business: Seth Aubin, Julian Lopez, Adam Vernali and Kate West
  • Management of Creative Media: Maggie Bean, Michael Hamilton, Emily Harnedy, Benjamin Lander and Nathaniel Parkinson
  • Management & Innovation: Brian Kearney, Joshua Kenyon, Taylor Post and Emily Rice
  • Marketing: Emily Connor, Michael Doucette, Emily LaPlume, Patrick Lemay and Meghan Richards

Scholarship Recipients:

  • Sarah Ramsey '12 Strong Scholarship: Anna Steeley
  • Accounting Excellence Scholarships: Kohlfield Davis and Ian McKenna
  • Gallagher, Flynn & Company Scholarship: Peter Breitwieser
  • Grippin, Donlan,& Pinkham Scholarship: Caryssa Yates
  • KPMG David Coates Scholarship: Carolyn Harnois
  • Finance Faculty Scholarship: Spencer Kristiansen
  • Newberry Endowed Scholarships: Alan Barlow, David Merritt, Laura Smith and August Stevens
  • Rita Shangraw Scholarship: Julia Woodward

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society New Inductees:

Kohlfield Davis, Elijah Dixson, Ingrid French, Michael Hamilton, Emily Harnedy, Spencer Kristiansen, Benjamin Lander, Patrick Lemay, David Merritt, Bianca Roa and Julia Woodward

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Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition. For the third year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 "America's Best Colleges," and an "A+ School for B Students" and is ranked in the top 100 Regional Universities of the North. Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2018 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2018 College of Distinction. For more information, visit  www.champlain.edu.