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 9.
|PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, Alex Ray, Award for Excellence in Business Leadership and Citizenship honoree and Trent Boggess, PSU business professor at MBA Award Luncheon May 9.|
The guest of honor at the luncheon was Alex Ray, owner and founder of the Common Man Family of Restaurants. Ray received PSU’s Award for Excellence in Business Leadership and Citizenship. He was also inducted as an honorary member of the Delta Mu Delta honor society. In his remarks to the gathering, Ray discussed his own experiences in the business world and emphasized the importance of keeping a good balance between work, fun and family.
“Get up in the morning, go to work and enjoy what you do,” said Ray. “Be honest, and not greedy; fairness, honesty and lack of greed can make you happier.”
In addition to Ray, 13 graduates became the newest members of Delta Mu Delta: Elizabeth Corbally, Kevin Croce, Donna Dubuc, Carlo Esidore, Paul Greeley, Leela Guild, Patrick Harrigan, Andrea Huertas, Justin L’Italien, Paul O’Brien, Pauline Plourde, Lori Ricalton and David Routhier.
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.
Twenty-eight graduates received MBA certificates: Sara Esperti, Leela Guild, Erica Merrill, Bo-Kyoung Mun, Michael Parrinello, Paul Greeley, Petya Gritsnelova, Patrick Harrigan, Matthew Haverman-Payne, Corey Marcotte, Erica Merrill, Jeffrey Salisbury, Robin Schofield, John Simek, Christopher Sisti, Scott Gillman, Christopher Hoffman, Patrick Melancon, Amanda Gillen, Justin L’Italien, Carlo Esidore, Garrett Husband, Andrea Lloyd, Lorijean Mader, Andrea Muller, Belinda Peavey, David Routhier and Najwa O’Hara.
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 Case of the Year 2008-2009 ZanAqua, Inc.- :team members, Greg Chase and Patrick Melancon, advisor, Craig Zamzow.
- Best Comprehensive Case of the Year 2008-2009 Compressor Energy Services, Inc. – : team members, Kim Lyden-Ricker and Andrew White, advisor, Craig Zamzow.
- National SBI Award recipients include:
- First Place Business Plan or Feasibility Case of the Year 2008-2009 Hall Associates: team member, Larry Hall, advisor, Duncan McDougall.
- Fourth Place Specialized Case of the Year 2008-2009
Gak’s Snacks: team members, Larry Hall, Chris Hoffman and Kate Newick, advisor, Craig Zamzow.
- First Place Comprehensive Case of the Year 2008-2009
Schumacher Equipment, Inc.: team members, Scott Gillman, Don Jones, and LoriJean Mader, advisor Craig Zamzow.
The Timothy Sabol Memorial Fund Scholarship winner is Bo-Kyoung Mun, who receives a $2,000 scholarship. A 2009 MBA graduate, Bo plans to continue her studies this summer. This scholarship is given in memory of the late Tim Sabol, who earned his MBA at PSU while suffering a debilitating illness.
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