Graduation Ceremony Dec. 18

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Shaker Sadasivam, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, SunEdison Semiconductor, will deliver the keynote address at the Olin Diploma and Awards on Friday, December 18, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in Graham Chapel.

Dr. Shaker Sadasivam is a product and technology development specialist with a keen talent for generating positive return on invested capital and managing product profitability. Shaker’s influence in the semiconductor industry has been significant. Since 1993, he has played a key role developing proprietary crystal growth technologies and has substantially enhanced corporate operations, grown market share, and strengthened customer relations. SunEdison Semiconductor customers have benefitted from his industry knowledge and technological expertise, as well as his hands-on collaborative approach to critical product development. Shaker has held numerous positions within SunEdison semiconductor, including serving as Executive Vice President & President-Semiconductor Materials, Senior Vice President-Research & Development, President of Semi Japan, Director of U.S. Technology, Corporate Director for Operations Technology, and Director of Research & Development for Semiconductor Operations in Korea. Shaker holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology–Bombay in Mumbai India. He earned his MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.

I hope you will join us as we celebrate our Olin graduates on this momentous occasion.

Listed below find the awards and honors for the Diploma and Awards Ceremony on Friday, December 18. Congratulations to all! If your schedule permits, please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of this newest group of Olin graduates.

Taylor Outstanding Service Award
Sijia Liu  
Awarded to the graduating student who has participated in multiple Taylor Community Consulting projects to enable positive change in the St. Louis community. The Taylor Community Consulting Program provides students the opportunity to impact the local nonprofit sector through team-based, applied learning projects.

Professional MBA Peer Recognition Award
Margaret Elizabeth Louis       
Awarded to the graduating Professional MBA student who, in the opinion of his or her fellow students, best exemplifies the qualities of character, leadership, and service and also enjoys the respect, admiration and affection of his or her classmates.

Professional MBA Achievement Award
Molly Mulligan  
Awarded to the graduating Professional MBA student who best exemplifies the qualities of integrity, loyalty, intelligence, and high moral character as judged by the faculty.

Outstanding Accounting Student Award 
Xin Julia Qu  
Awarded to the graduating Master of Accounting student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of accounting.

Professional MBA Hiram and Mary Neuwoehner Prize 
Kevin Brian Ritter 
Awarded by the faculty to the graduating Professional MBA student who has been the most substantive addition to the evening program by way of contributions in the classroom and excellence in writing papers and taking examinations. This award was established by Mary Neuwoehner in the 1990s to honor her husband, Hiram Neuwoehner, BSBA ’41, a St. Louis advertising executive and founder of Batz-Hodgson-Neuwoehner Inc.

Outstanding Finance Student Award
Chuyi Sun
Awarded to the graduating Master of Science in Finance student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of finance.

Taylor Outstanding Service Award
 Xinyi Xu     
Awarded to the graduating student who has participated in multiple Taylor Community Consulting projects to enable positive change in the St. Louis community. The Taylor Community Consulting Program provides students the opportunity to impact the local nonprofit sector through team-based, applied learning projects.

Outstanding Supply Chain Management Student Award
Qiaoxi Yang  
Awarded to the graduating Master of Science in Supply Chain Management student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of supply chain management.

Outstanding Customer Analytics Student Award
 Yi You 
Awarded to the graduating Master of Science in Customer Analytics student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of customer analytics.

Outstanding Supply Chain Management Student Award 
Junyan Zhang
Awarded to the graduating Master of Science in Supply Chain Management student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of supply chain management.

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