Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards and Recognitions


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UMD Student Awards

The UMD Student Awards recognize the outstanding service and leadership to our campus and community by students and the incredible work by staff and faculty for our students. Several LSBE students and programs were honored at the 2016 Students Awards Program in April.

Outstanding Student Organization of the Year

This award recognizes a student organization that has displayed outstanding support and growth of its members as well as demonstrated outstanding service to the University and/or greater community in the past academic year.

  • Rotaract Club

Featherman Award

This award honors students who have best exhibited, by personal example and actions, accomplishments that encourage greater understanding between diverse groups.

  • Hatim Qadri, Finance Major

Bulldog Award

The Bulldog Award is awarded to students, typically juniors or seniors, who have served in at least one area where outstanding service has positively affected the University community within the past calendar year.

  • Shawna Jokinen, Marketing Major
  • Jireh Mabamba, Marketing Major

Arrowhead Awards

The Arrowhead Award is given for exemplary service to an organization. Each organization president or representative may submit the names of one to five members of their group. If more than five nominees from one group are received, Kirby Student Center reserves the right to accept only the first five received.

  • North Shore Climbers: Noah Mendez, Marketing and Graphic Design Major
  • She’s The First: Maggie Zheng, Pre-Business Major
  • Student Association: Samantha Jensen, Finance Major
  • Mike Kenyanya, Pre-Business Major

LSBE CARE Committee 2016 Spring Awards

The LSBE CARE Committee Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of faculty, staff, and students. The 2016 award recipients were announced and recognized at the LSBE Spring Awards Reception on April 8.

Above and Beyond Award

  • Emma Schroeder, Technology Coordinator  
  • Nicole Wilde, Instructor of Marketing

Faculty Service Excellence Award

  • Jennifer Schultz, Associate Professor of Economics

Faculty Research Excellence Award

  • Early Career: Luiggi Donayre, Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Advanced Career: Dahui Li, Professor of Management Information Systems and Department Chair

Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

  • Early Career: Sara Pitterle, Director and Instructor of Marketing Analytics
  • Advanced Career: Jill Klingner, Associate Professor of Operations Management,

Staff Excellence Award

  • Monica Haynes, Director of Bureau of Business and Economic Research
  • Angie Soderberg, Internship Program Director

Staff Service Excellence Award

  • Emma Schroeder, Technology Coordinator

Outstanding Student Employee Award

  • Krista Anderson, Organizational Management and Hispanic Studies Major
  • Hope Hollasch, Accounting Major
  • Erin Mensinger, Organizational Management Major and Marketing Minor
  • Mary Pruitt, Accounting Major
  • Nicole Sorenson

Student Community Service Excellence Award

  • Krista Anderson, Organizational Management and Hispanic Studies Major
  • Jillian Klasen, Marketing and Graphic Design Major

Outstanding LSBE Faculty Award

Finalists: 

  • Jill Klingner, Associate Professor of Operations Management
  • Jason Turkiela, Assistant Professor of Finance
  • Jannifer David, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management
  • Hugo Hietapelto, Director of the Financial Planning Program
  • Dahui Li, Professor of Management Information Systems and Department Chair

Recipients: 

  • Jill Klingner and Dahui Li

Faculty Promotions

  • Dr. Jennifer Schultz was promoted from associate professor of economics to professor of economics.
  • Dr. Abram Anders was promoted from associate professor of finance and management information sciences to associate professor of finance and management information sciences with indefinite tenure.
  • Dr. Lin Xiu was promoted from assistance professor of management studies to associate professor of management studies with indefinite tenure.