Champlain College's Robert P. Stiller School of Business Holds 2016 'Honoring Excellence' Reception

Sara Ramsey Award

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Champlain College's Robert P. Stiller School of Business recognized outstanding seniors, honor students and presented scholarships at its 2016 Honoring Excellence Reception at the College's Champlain Room on April 16.

Students who were acknowledged at the event have demonstrated qualities relating to the division's mission statement, which reads, "The Stiller School of Business develops the strengths, integrity, expertise and entrepreneurial mindset of aspiring and innovative professionals to create positive change in their lives, workplace, communities and the world."

The evening began with welcoming and opening remarks speeches by Wes Balda, Dean of the Stiller School of Business, and Laurie Quinn, Provost and Chief Academic Officer of the College. Sarah Demers, a senior Business major, also spoke at the event. Champlain College President Donald J. Laackman also spoke to the honorees. Music was provided by Eric Sample and Justin Rose.

The following Stiller School of Business seniors received the Academic Excellence awards in their majors:
Accounting - Monica Birchmore, Benjamin Drinkwine, Dawn Elliott, Abigail Frary, Joseph Freitas, Katelyn Michell, Nikki-Marie Trivisonno, and Melissa Walden.
Business - Lisa Ashley, Renae Bouchard, Sarah Demers, Karisa Desjardins, Maria Jarvis, Steven Macomber, Kirby McThompson, Shannon Ryan, and Alyssa Tetreault.
International Business - Domingos Kumpessa, Jacob Shapiro, and Adam Vernali.
Management of Creative Media - Taylor Bibaud, Taylor Covington, Mariana Franzetti, Roland Garofalo, Matthew Leta, Shannon Mitchell, Kyle Patterson, Colin Rebord, Zachary Saxe, and Paige Schmittlein.
Management & Innovation - Meghan Condon and Gregory Johnson.
Marketing - Everett Ackerman, Lauren Buniva, Jorie Spaulding, Benjamin Villnave, and Katherine Weed.

Stiller School of Business Scholarship recipients were honored:
Gallagher, Flynn & Company Scholarship - Cameron Rendall.
KPMG David Coates Scholarship - Kohlfield Davis.
Grippin, Donlan & Pinkham Scholarship - Alexandria Ratajczak.
Accounting Excellence Scholarship - Roberto Pierre and Hannah Wagner.
Rita Shangraw Scholarship - Julian Lopez.
Charlie Nagelschmidt Business Excellence Scholarship - Ingrid French.
Dean's Scholarships - Jeffrey Diehl, Victoria Morelli, Mauro Agnellini, and Emily Rice.
Sarah Ramsey ‘12 Strong Scholarship - Emily Connor.

Business Honor Roll

Twenty one new members of the Champlain College chapter of Sigma Beta Delta were inducted Saturday in recognition of their academic achievements in business, management, and administration. The business honor society that "encourages and recognizes scholarship and accomplishment and encourages and promotes aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind."

The new inductees are: Lisa Ashley, Emily Connor, Taylor Covington, Kohlfield Davis, Jeffrey Diehl, Mariana Franzetti, Ingrid French, Domingos Kumpessa, Matthew Leta, Julian Lopez, Steven Macomber, Kylie McKeever, Katelyn Michell, Victoria Morelli, Roberto Pierre, Emily Rice, Jorie Spaulding, Alyssa Tetrault, Benjamin Villnave, Hannah Wagner, and Katherine Weed.

Stiller School of Business faculty

The Stiller School of Business faculty and staff members gather for their annual photo after the Honors Night.

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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.