Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Management Department announces award winners

Three students majoring in Management at the University of Illinois Springfield have received awards for excellence.

Douglas S. Hartman, of Omaha, Nebraska has been awarded the 2010 James C. Worthy Award for writing the best senior paper in the program. This honor, which includes a monetary award, pays tribute to the late James C. Worthy, a charter member of the management faculty. Each year's winner is selected by the faculty who teach the course Strategic Management: The Capstone. Hartman is an A.M. Supervisor for Embassy Suites.

Kerstin E. McGowan, of Peoria, Illinois, is the 2010 recipient of The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, presented annually to a student who best exemplifies managerial competence, both in the classroom and professionally. She received a year's subscription to The Wall Street Journal. McGowan is a Sales Operation Manager at CEFCU in Bloomington, Illinois.

Richard L. Smith, of Peoria, Illinois, is the recipient of the Management department's 2010 Highest Academic Achievement Award. This honor, which includes a monetary award, recognizes Smith for his academic excellence. Smith graduated Summa Cum Laude from UIS and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Honor Society for AACSB accredited Business Colleges. He is a Product Manager—Mechanical Drive Marketing Equipment for Komatsu America Corp. in Peoria, Illinois.

Housed within UIS' College of Business and Management, the baccalaureate Management program prepares students to become leaders in all types of organizations through a curriculum designed to develop critical conceptual and interpersonal skills.

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