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Business Leaders, Student Scholars Recognized at Hussmann International Business Awards Ceremony

srd0522Seated are the student scholarship recipients: Haley Martens, Woojong Sim, David Andre, Tasso Pettigrew, Margaret Hazzard, Alex Rios, Dean Wilson representing scholar Hope Williams who is studying abroad, and Gina Kowalczyk. Standing, from left: Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Tom Gunn, Seung Kim, Ph.D., Neil Seitz, Ph.D., Francois Fraudeau, David Orthwein, Mark Higgins, Ph.D., Lisa Safarian, Pat Sly, Keith Grypp, Frank Wicks, Ph.D., Stephen Frein, Globalist awardee Joe Adorjan, Joe Reagan, International Service awardee Denny Coleman, and International Visionary awardee A. Greig Woodring.

On Thursday, Oct. 8, the Boeing Institute of International Business in the John Cook School of Business sponsored the annual Hussmann International Business Awards Ceremony.

Three area executives received awards for their efforts to advance international trade in the region. Eight undergraduate students studying international business also received scholarships.

The event concluded with a celebratory reception.

The professional award winners are as follows:

The eight study scholarships, funded by various companies, were presented by a representative from each organization, while University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. and Mark Higgins, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business, bestowed the scholar medals.

The recipients are as follows:

The 2015 ceremony was sponsored by Hussmann, a world leader in preserving and merchandising foods. The event was co-sponsored by the St. Louis Business Journal and supported by Tom and Kate Gunn. Bob and Rose Clausen again provided the professional awardee honor wall. Several other groups, including the Awards Ceremony Honorary Committee, the Awards Ceremony Planning Committee and global partnering organizations, also helped ensure the success of the event.

For more information about this annual event, or other events sponsored by the Boeing Institute of International Business in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, email biib@slu.edu or call 314-977-3898.

About Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of nearly 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good. To learn more, visit: www.slu.edu.

About the John Cook School of Business

Founded in 1910 with Father Joseph 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.  

Accredited by AACSB International the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University is home to top-20 programs in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Cook School one of the top-100 business schools in the country. To learn more, visit business.slu.edu. 

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