Congratulations to theClass of 2020
A Message from the Dean
The events of this last academic year were completely unexpected and unprecedented, and it was an honor to see you constructively and professionally rise to the occasion. We sincerely thank you for demonstrating remarkable flexibility, patience, creativity, and good humor. Above all, you remained positive and focused in difficult times, and that is the heart and soul of being a business and community leader. Congratulations to each of you for turning challenges into victories.
Best wishes from the McIntire Community
A Look Back at the Class of 2020
Awards and Honors
Federation of Schools of Accountancy Student Achievement Award
Lauren Van Nostrand
Each year, a master’s student is chosen to receive the Student Achievement Award in recognition of superior academic achievement, leadership and professionalism in a post baccalaureate accounting program. This year’s recipient is Lauren Van Nostrand.
Joseph Goldsten Distinguished Award in Finance
Zoe B. Pottow and Victoria J. Robertson
Established by a McIntire alumnus, this award goes to the student or students who show the most promise in the financial industry. The recipient is chosen by the Finance faculty. This year’s recipients are Zoe B. Pottow and Victoria J. Robertson.
National Association of Accountants: Carman G. Blough Award
Mary K. Stanfield
This award is given by the association to honor a graduating student. Selection by the accounting faculty is made on the basis of academic record in accounting, and evaluation of the individual's prospects in the field of accounting. This year’s recipient is Mary K. Stanfield.
George Wasserman Distinguished Award in Marketing
Sydney A. Peoples
This award is chosen by the Marketing faculty and is given to an outstanding student for academic performance and promise for a career in marketing. This year’s recipient is Sydney A. Peoples.
F. Evans Farwell Distinguished Achievement Award
This award was established by a prominent alumnus, F. Evans Farwell to recognize a student who makes the greatest academic progress while at the McIntire School. This year’s recipient is Oretha Domfeh.
Henry R. Odell Distinguished Award in Management
This award was endowed by Mr. Odell upon his retirement from the McIntire Management faculty. It is given to a fourth year student who shows academic excellence, outstanding promise in the field of management and significant leadership contribution. This year’s recipient is Jingjing Xu.
David W. Thompson Award in Accounting
Virginia H. Cruser
Established by the McIntire accounting faculty, this award commemorates the decades of service and leadership provided to the profession by Mr. Thompson - who's retired from the faculty. The criterion for selection is outstanding potential for contribution to the profession as judged by the accounting faculty. This year’s recipient is Virginia H. Cruser.
Center for the Management of Information Technology – Emerging Leader in IT Award
Megan E. Collins
This award is for a 4th year student who has exhibited tremendous academic performance within the Commerce School while simultaneously demonstrating the core attributes of an emerging leader. These include being an excellent communicator, innovator, displaying quiet confidence, integrity, and respect for others. This year’s recipient is Megan E. Collins.
William F. O'Dell Distinguished Award in Marketing
Zachary J. Cummings
This award honors Mr. William F. O’Dell, a former distinguished member of the McIntire School faculty, a past president of the American Marketing Association, and founder of Market Facts Inc. The award is presented annually to an outstanding marketing student. This year’s recipient is Zachary J. Cummings.
Edgar F. Shannon Award
Victoria J. Robertson
On behalf of the Z Society, the 2020 Edgar F. Shannon Award for the McIntire School of Commerce is presented to Victoria Robertson. The Z Society Shannon Award recognizes an outstanding graduating student from each school within the University.
Claw and Dagger Honors
- Keegan Alston
- Sasha Clements
- Elise Hummel
- Anjali Khanna
- Meredith Nolan
- Sydney Peoples
- Charlie Pickell
- Rishi Pochiraju
- Aneesh Reddy
- Victoria Robertson
- Tyler Smith
- Alex Weissman
- Victor Layne
- Courtney Dunne
- Marwan Elbattouty
- Latrell Lee
- Alexis Curts