PSU Honors MBA Graduates at Annual Luncheon

May 15th, 2010 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-
Plymouth State University’s MBA graduates received a variety of awards at the Master of Business Administration Certificate and Honors Luncheon May 15.

The guest of honor at the luncheon was 2010 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award Recipient Dr. Bonnie Bechard, College of Business Administration. Bechard, a business professor for more than 30 years, thanked her students and family for her success and emphasized establishing a personal connection as the key component in teaching.

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Dr. Bonnie Bechard, left, accepts the 2010 Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award from PSU President Sara Jayne Steen

“If you are teaching from the heart, then you are engaging and connecting with the people you are communicating with,” said Bechard. “I still love my job after 30 years, because my students share the enthusiasm and the passion for learning.”

Nine graduates became the newest members of Delta Mu Delta: Jonathon R. Allen, Islam M. Alsarabi, William Kellher, Derek H. King, Denise B. MacLeod, Joshua M. McAllister, Barbara M. Robinson, Lindsey M. Stepp and Anastasiya B. Vanyukevych.

Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society whose purpose is to recognize and reward business administration students who have distinguished themselves scholastically, as well as members from the academic or business community who have demonstrated distinguished scholarship, business ability or leadership. Delta Mu Delta candidates must be in the top 20 percent of their class.

33 graduates received MBA certificates:

Health Care Administration

Marcel Castro, Barbara Dore, Carole Dumas, Carlene Whitcomb

Investment and Finance

Amy Barton, Dean Cashman, Lisa Guitar, MinHui Han, Dawn Johnson, Michael Johnson, Jennifer Jurczynski, Derek King, Shawn Pabst, John Phelan, Lindsey Stepp, Christopher Thompson, Lynn Thompson, Brian Waters

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Mahdy Harb, James Lane, Kim Lyden-Ricker, Alexandru Mican, Nathan Parks, Barbara Robinson

Strategic Marketing Management

Adalino Cabral, Hilda Hager, Jennifer Jurczynski, Fawn Ouellette

The Human Side of Enterprise

John Byrnes, Dawn Johnson, Cheryl Moore, Kim Perron, Christopher Pong

Students also received awards for their work with PSU’s Small Business Institute®, which provides valuable consulting services to small business owners throughout New Hampshire under the leadership of advisor Craig Zamzow.

Local SBI Award recipients include:

Best Business Plan or Feasibility Study of the Year 2009-2010
PSU Business Enterprise Center Advisor: Craig Zamzow
Barbara Robinson

Best Comprehensive Project of the Year 2009-2010
Orion Wire, Inc. Advisor: Craig Zamzow
Team: Alexandru Mican, Nathan Parks, Macklin Slivka, and Andrew Wallace

Best Specialized Project of the Year 2009-2010
Earthworks, Inc. Advisor: Craig Zamzow
Team: Mahdy Harb, James Lane, and Kyle Schofield

SBI National Award recipients:

First Place Comprehensive Project of the Year 2009-2010
Compressor Energy Services, Inc Advisor: Craig Zamzow
Team: Kim Lyden-Ricker and Andrew White

Second Place Feasibility Study/Business Plan 2009-2010
ZanAqua, Inc Advisor: Craig Zamzow
Team: Greg Chase and Patrick Melancon

Alexandru Mican
Alexandru Mican

The Timothy Sabol Memorial Fund Scholarship winner is Alexandru Mican, an international MBA student from Romania, who was chosen to receive this year’s $2,000 scholarship. Alex is currently a graduate fellowship student and plans to complete his studies in late 2010. This scholarship is given in memory of the late Tim Sabol, who earned his MBA at PSU while suffering a debilitating illness.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

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