John Cook School of Business Outstanding Seniors Recognized During Special Awards Ceremony

Faculty and Staff Presented Awards and Certificates to 55 Seniors




Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business seniors were recognized during a special awards and certificate presentation this week. The event was an opportunity for faculty, staff, family and friends to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the graduating seniors.

The Outstanding Senior Recognition featured 10 students who are nominated by faculty and supervisors. These students embody the spirit of service in addition to excelling in their coursework. This year’s 2014 Outstanding Seniors include:

The Frederick C. Yeager Service Award, created in honor of the SLU professor of finance who was an instructor at SLU for 41 years and passed away in 2011, was presented by his wife, Mrs. Helen Yeager, and Dr. Michael Anderson to Samuel Hurteau.

The Leroy J. Grossman Outstanding Student Award was presented by Lisa Gladson to Eric Behna for his commitment to the classroom and the community.

The Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key was presented by the fraternity’s president Jon Griffin Morris to Diane Reilly for her dedication and service to the fraternity.

The Larry Vonder Haar Service Leadership Award was presented by Ben Smyth, manager of Co-Curricular and Service Learning Programs to Diane Reilly for her achievements as part of the Service Leadership program.

Students receiving their SAP Certificate were recognized along with Service Leadership Program seniors and John Cook School of Business student ambassadors.

The ceremony concluded with special recognition to student organizations, including the following:

The John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University is dedicated to excellence in business education inspired by the Jesuit ideals of educating the whole person, seeking truth, and serving others. Founded in 1910 with Father Davis’ vision to create a flourishing school of finance and commerce, the John Cook School of Business is the oldest business school west of the Mississippi River. Rooted in a rich history of values-based business education, for the past century Saint Louis University’s business school has continuously sought to define business education.


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