2016 Hussmann International Business Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, October 12, 2016Add This Event to My Calendar
5:30 p.m. - Registration is now open!

Please join us on Wednesday, October 12, as we recognize global business leaders and student scholars.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.

After the ceremony, please join us for a celebratory reception! Please make your reservations by October 7

Sponsored By Tom and Kate Gunn


Professional Awards


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2016 Student Scholars

  • Anheuser-Busch Global Business Scholar: Gina Kowalczyk
  • BIIB Advisory Board International Business Scholar: Hope Williams
  • Bud Berman and Kellwood Company Global Business Scholar: Xixian He
  • Neil Seitz International Business Student Scholarship: Claire Titus-Heronimo
  • Novus Global Business Scholarship: Miransa Koors
  • Seung Kim International Business Scholarship: Fleur Maarse

All undergraduate students concentrating their studies in international business with a grade point average of 3.0 and above were invited to submit an application for a scholarship. Those submitted were anonymously reviewed and ranked by a scholarship committee based on their academic, service, and professional achievements. The top applicants were selected for the scholarships.


 Awards Ceremony Honorary Committee

  • Pat Sly, Emerson, Executive Vice President (Chairman)
  • Jerry Daniels, The Boeing Company, Retired President and CEO of Military Aircraft and Missile Systems
  • Leonard Guarraia, Ph.D., World Agricultural Forum, Chairman Emeritus
  • Tom Gunn, Gunn Group, President 
  • Joe Reagan, St. Louis Regional Chamber, President and CEO 
  • John Tvrdik, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Managing Partner 

Awards Ceremony Planning Committee 

  • Dennis Plummer, Arvegenix (Chairman)
  • Kevin Carr, Marsh (Vice Chairman)
  • Robert Clausen, Solutia (retired) , Chair Emeritus
  • Gene Cunningham, The Boeing Company
  • Cyndy Donato, Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • David Orthwein, Fieldwood Farm

Special Thanks to Our Partners

  • St. Louis Regional Chamber
  • Missouri International Trade & Investment Offi ce
  • The Missouri Partnership
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service
  • World Trade Center Saint Louis
  • World Agricultural Forum
  • World Affairs Council
  • St. Louis U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC)
  • International Institute of St. Louis
  • St. Louis Mosaic Project
  • Transportation Club of St. Louis