Shorter University’s Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business honored 15 students with awards presented during its recent Awards Ceremony.
Photo above: The Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business award winners included (from left) Jonas Uhlhorn, Darcy Criollo, Lucas Cavenco, Mark Green, Jack Power, Ansley Long, Tiffany Holland, Mack Searcy, Rachel Ibarra, Danny Hughes, Devon Mason, Maria Chipe, and Brice Prather.
Ansley Long, a marketing major from Carrollton, Ga., received the Freshman Achievement Award, which was presented by Assistant Professor of Finance Joseph Newman. The award is given by the Ledbetter College faculty to an outstanding freshman student.
Stephen Joseph Corasaniti, a business major from Monroe, Ga., and Tiffany Holland, an accounting major from Chickamauga, Ga., received the Sophomore Achievement Awards, which were presented by Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Anthony Nichols. Given by the Ledbetter College of Business faculty, the award recognizes outstanding sophomores in accounting, business administration, or economics.
Mark Green, a management major from Lindale, Ga., received the Charles C. Thompson Award, which was presented by Associate Professor of Management Dr. Tony Daniel. Awarded by the College of Business in memory of Charles C. Thompson, who served as associate professor of economics and business administration at Shorter from 1966 to 1971, the Thompson Award recognizes outstanding juniors in business fields.
Mack Searcy, a sport management major from Rome, Ga., received the Coca-Cola Achievement Award, which was presented by Assistant Professor of Sport Management Heath Hooper. Established by the Coca-Cola Foundation to provide scholarsihps by business students, this award is given to the rising senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, demonstrates hard work and persistence in their academic pursuits.
Blair Addison, an accounting major from Silver Creek, Ga., received the Senior Accounting Scholarship, which was presented by Assistant Professor of Accounting Dr. Tim Naddy. Given by the Rome Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the scholarship honors an outstanding rising senior in accounting.
Brice Prather, an accounting major from LaGrange, Ga., received the Certificate of Excellence from the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. The certificate and cash award were presented by the Sewell Chair of Business Ethics and Professor of Business Dr. Robert “Dub” Darville and Assistant Professor of Accounting Dr. Tim Naddy. This honor is given to an outstanding graduating senior who is majoring in accounting.
Jack Power, an economics major from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., received the Leighton Richardson Award, which was presented by the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Economics Dr. Greg Richardson. This award is given to an outstanding senior in business or economics by Dr. Richardson and his family in memory of Dr. Richardson’s father.
Maria Daniela Chipe, a business major from Guayaquil, Ecuador, received the Corrine U. Jordan Memorial Scholarship, which was presented by Associate Professor of Management Dr. Peter Jordan. This scholarship, established in memory of Corinne Jordan, recognizes a student who demonstrates academic excellence while pursuing a major in a field of business. Corrine completed her academic coursework in accounting at Shorter College and was employed as a certified public accountant with Ernest J. Rudert and Company in Rome. The scholarship is given to a student who exhibits determination, perseverance, and other qualities known and loved in Corrine.
Devon Mason, a business major from Boaz, Ala., received the Travis Williams Scholarship, which was presented by the Sewell Chair of Business Ethics and Professor of Business Dr. Robert “Dub” Darville. This scholarship is given in memory of Travis Williams, a rising senior, business major who died in November 1998. Travis was a free spirit who loved life and who possessed a love of learning not for the sake of knowing but in order to make a difference. The award is given in his memory to a rising senior majoring in business who exhibits the characteristics Travis lived.
Rachel Ibarra, a marketing major from Stockbridge, Ga., received the Live Like Shane Award, which was presented by Assistant Professor of Business Management Nancy Mount. The award is given in memory of Shane Richardson, who in April 2010 lost his battle with cancer. Shane touched the lives of numerous students at Shorter University with his inspirational lectures and immeasurable guidance in the development of the curriculum. This award is given to an individual who works hard in all they do and lives their life to honor and glorify God.
Lucas Cavenco, a marketing major from Santana de Parnaiba, Brazil, and Danny Hughes, a sport management major from Bowersville, Ga., received the Dentris Mathis Memorial Scholarship, which was presented by Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Melissa Hickman. Dentris’ son, Jayden Mathis, assisted with the presentation of the awards. This scholarship is presented in memory of College of Business graduate Dentris Mathis, who died in April 2011. Dentris was a member of Shorter’s inaugural football team and the baseball team. The award is presented to a first-generation college student athlete who possesses characteristics similar to Dentris, including a love of Christ and life, a charismatic personality, a strong work ethic, and a great pride in education and Shorter University.
Jonas Uhlhorn, an accounting major from Homburg, Germany, received the Heart of the College of Business Administration Award, which was presented by Assistant Professor of Marketing Dr. Edwin Nyamwala. This award is given by the College of Business faculty to the student who makes teaching and learning fun and who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits a love of life.
Darcy Criollo, a business major from Rome, Ga., received the Dean’s Award, which was presented by Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Melissa Hickman. This award is presented to the student who best exemplifies the principles of the Ledbetter College of Business. Students are nominated by faculty members, and the winner is selected by the dean.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its list of best Southeastern Colleges. Shorter is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and four master’s programs. Learn more about Shorter at www.shorter.edu.