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Olin’s Graduate Programs’ Graduation Recognition Ceremony will be held in the Athletic Complex, Field House at 3 p.m., May 19, 2017.  All graduates are requested to arrive at the Athletic Complex no later than 2:30 p.m. Please check-in at the tables at the draped off north hallway on the Field House level and fill out your reader card. A reception immediately follows in the Knight Hall Atrium. Be sure to read the information for Graduate Students.
Link to live stream the 2017 Olin graduate ceremony.

The keynote speaker will be Joe Fox, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. He oversees management of the full-time MBA program, the part-time Professional MBA program, and the Specialized Masters programs. Fox joined Olin in 1988. Prior to Olin, he served as assistant dean and MBA program director at Marquette University in Milwaukee for nearly 18 years.

Fox received his undergraduate degree in accounting from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and his MBA from Marquette where he taught accounting before pursuing his career in administration.

Joe Fox is stepping down from his full-time role at Olin in June. He and his wife Gail are returning to their home state of Wisconsin to be near family.

The student graduation speaker is Cambrie Nelson. Cambrie’s MBA degree will be her second from Washington University. She earned her undergraduate degree in anthropology here in 2009. Cambrie won honors for leadership, scholarship, and community service back then, so it is no surprise that she returned to campus as an accomplished strategy consultant and educator, and immediately stepped into leadership roles, again, as a grad student. She has been a teaching assistant; President of Net Impact; Student Government Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion; and appointed as a representative to the University-wide Diversity Commission. She will be joining Accenture in September as a Healthcare and Public Service Management Consultant.

Student Awards & Honors

Sara Girmay Berhie                          Center for Experiential Learning Impact Award
Recognizes a graduating MBA students who have delivered the highest level of impact to the business and nonprofit communities through the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) and other Olin-sponsored programs and activities.  Awardees distinguished themselves with exceptional effort and leadership that advanced the missions and objectives of the organizations and individuals with which they engaged.

Jane Markey Culver                         John Wayne Latchum Memorial Award
Recognizes the graduating MBA student who best exemplifies the qualities of integrity, loyalty to friends and country, courage, intelligence, and high standards of personal conduct as judged by the faculty. This award is named in memory of John Wayne Latchum, a business student who died in 1971 while he was a senior at Washington University. It is made possible through the generosity of his parents.

Conn Quertermous Davis                 Center for Experiential Learning Impact Award
Recognizes a graduating MBA students who have delivered the highest level of impact to the business and nonprofit communities through the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) and other Olin-sponsored programs and activities.  Awardees distinguished themselves with exceptional effort and leadership that advanced the missions and objectives of the organizations and individuals with which they engaged.

Kevin Graham Farrell                                           Peer Recognition Award
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.

Kevin Graham Farrell                                                Hiram and Mary Neuwoehner Prize
Awarded by the faculty to the graduating Professional MBA student who has been the most substantive addition to the evening program through 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.

Trevor D. Hale                                  Outstanding Finance Student Award
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.

Tianda Vinese Harris                        Milford Bohm Prize in Marketing
Awarded to the graduating MBA student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of marketing. This award was established in honor of Milford Bohm―founder, chairman, and CEO of CPI (formerly Rembrandt Studio) from 1942 to 1973―by his wife, Lee Bohm, and their children, Mimi (MBA ’79), David (LA ’78/JD ’84), Rob (MBA ’90), and the late Vicki (EN ’84/SI ’85).

Daniel Henry                                     John Wayne Latchum Memorial Award
Recognizes the graduating MBA student who best exemplifies the qualities of integrity, loyalty to friends and country, courage, intelligence, and high standards of personal conduct as judged by the faculty. This award is named in memory of John Wayne Latchum, a business student who died in 1971 while he was a senior at Washington University. It is made possible through the generosity of his parents.

Christian A. Luetkemeyer                Professional Achievement Award
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.

Cambrie Marie Nelson                     Paul Cuffe MBA Award for Outstanding Leadership
Awarded to a graduating African-American MBA student for outstanding leadership, academic excellence, and involvement in Olin extracurricular activities. This award is named in honor of Paul Cuffe, who was one of the most financially successful black Americans at the end of the 18th century. A builder and maritime merchant in New England, Cuffe became a successful blockade runner during the Revolutionary War and an entrepreneur during the early years of American independence.

Cambrie Marie Nelson                                                             Hubert C. Moog Prize
Awarded to the graduating 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. This award is named in honor of Hub Moog, who as chairman and president of Moog Automotive, transformed his family’s St. Louis-based business into a world-renowned corporation. He served on the Washington University Board of Trustees and the Olin Task Force in 1980 and 1981. He and his wife, Dorothy R. Moog, were strong supporters of Washington University.

Tony Sean Nuber                                                                   Powell Niland Prize
Awarded to the graduating MBA student with the strongest academic achievement in the areas of operations and manufacturing management. This award is named in honor of Powell Niland, who was a tenured Olin operations and manufacturing management professor from 1957 to 1989 and an Olin professor emeritus from 1989 until 2009.

Tony Sean Nuber                                                              Joseph W. Towle Prize
Awarded to the graduating MBA student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the area of organizational leadership. This award is named in honor of Joseph W. Towle, who was a tenured Olin management professor from 1954 to 1975 and a leader among faculty. Well-known in his field, an author, and president of the Academy of Management, he established this prize to encourage excellence in the classroom.

Nirav Sharma                                    Taylor Outstanding Service Award
Awarded to the graduate 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, experiential learning projects.

Jonathan Doyle Slack                       Dean’s Special Service Award
Awarded by the Dean to recognize MBA students who have rendered extraordinary service to Olin.

Casey Michael Wagenaar     Nicholas Dopuch Outstanding Accounting Student Award
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. This award is named in honor of Nicholas Dopuch, a tenured Olin accounting professor from 1983 to 2006 and now an Olin professor emeritus.

Zhongxing Zhang                              Olin MBA Finance Award
Awarded to a graduating MBA student for achievement in finance.

To be announced week of May 15: Charles F. Knight Scholars

Reid Teaching Award

A longtime benefactor of Olin Business School, James W. Reid, BSBA ’28, with his wife, Marcile, established the Reid Teaching Awards in 1994 to recognize teaching excellence. The impact of the Reids’ benevolence and commitment to Olin will continue to be felt by generations of students, faculty, alumni, and friends. The Reid Teaching Award is presented by Olin’s graduating class to the professor whose enthusiasm and exceptional teaching most inspire, energize, and transform our students.

Thomas Fields, John Horn, MBA Class

Sergio Chayet, Hillary Anger Elfenbein, PMBA Class

Mark Soczek, MACC Class

Todd Gormley, Thomas Maurer, MSF Class

 

 




Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr., President of US Information Solutions (USIS) at Equifax, is the keynote speaker at Olin’s Executive MBA Class 47 Graduation – the first ceremony of the spring graduation season – that takes place May 5, 10:30 a.m. in Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall.

Paulino Do Rego Barros Jr. ©Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr.

Before joining Equifax in April 2010, Barros was the founder and president of PB&C- Global Investments (LLC), an international consulting and investment firm.

When Barros joined Equifax, he led the company’s international unit with responsibility for Latin America, Europe, Asia and Canada, and also led expansion efforts into other countries.

Barros’ career has included executive positions with a number of global corporations including: AT&T where he was president of Global Operations; several top positions at the BellSouth Corporation before it was acquired by AT&T in 2006, including chief product officer, president of BellSouth Latin America, regional vice president of Latin America, as well as chief planning and operations officer.

Barros also served at Motorola, Inc., as corporate vice president and general manager – Latin America Group and was also corporate vice president and general manager of Market Operations – Americas. He also held a variety of positions with The NutraSweet Company as well as with Monsanto Company in the U.S and Latin America.

Patti Williams

Patricia Williams, has been selected by her classmates as student speaker. She is Vice President and General Counsel – Strategy, Litigation and Business Development
for Peabody Energy.

The Executive MBA is a rigorous 20-month degree program designed for working executives. When Class 47 entered the program, these stats provided a snapshot of the students:

  • Average age: 39
  • Average work experience: 15 years
  • Average management experience: 9 years
  • % female: 40% (roughly double the EMBA industry average)
  • % born outside the U.S.: 18%
  • % military veterans: 21%

Olin’s Executive MBA program is also offered in Shanghai in conjunction with Fudan University; in Mumbai with partner school IIT-Bombay; and satellite campuses in Kansas City and Denver.




The keynote speaker for Olin’s Graduate Programs Graduation Recognition Ceremony will be Joe Fox. The ceremony will be held Friday, May 19, at 3:00 p.m. in the Athletic Complex, Field House.

Joe Fox at the Consortium award ceremony.

Joe Fox joined Olin Business School in 1998 as associate dean for Graduate Programs. He oversees management of the Full-Time MBA program, the part-time Professional MBA program, and the Specialized Masters programs. Prior to Olin, Fox served as assistant dean and MBA program director at Marquette University in Milwaukee for nearly 18 years.

Fox received his undergraduate degree in accounting from John Carroll University in Cleveland, and his MBA from Marquette University, where he taught accounting prior to pursuing his career in administration.

Fox is active in several organizations dedicated to graduate business education including the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management (CGSM), the MBA Roundtable (MBAR), and the Forté School Advisory Council.

Joe Fox is stepping down from his full-time role at Olin in June. He and his wife Gail are returning to their home state of Wisconsin to be near family.




In April 2015, IIT-Bombay and Washington University launched the first US-India joint Executive MBA program in Mumbai. Today, Oct. 14, 2016, the first batch, or cohort, graduated in St. Louis after a three week residency stateside. Congratulations to these trailblazing executives who are now alumni of two leading universities and equipped with new leadership skills to manage business challenges in the 21st century.

Olin’s Interim Dean Kurt Dirks was master of ceremonies for the graduation event held in Knight Hall’s Emerson Auditorium. David Farr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emerson was the keynote speaker. Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton also addressed the students, faculty, staff, and family members present. The entire ceremony was live-streamed online; the recorded version will be available for viewing beginning Oct. 18, link here.

Shivganesh Bhargava, Head of the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management at IIT Bombay was also a featured speaker at the graduation ceremony as well as IIT Bombay Professor Prasanna Mujumdar. Sunil Punjab, Managing Director for Sigma-Aldrich in India, and a member of the graduating class, was chosen by his peers to be the student speaker. Ashly Thomas Jacob received the Student Recognition Award.

Inaugural class at a glance:

  • Approximately 16 average years of professional experience, with 11 years of management experience
  • 11 industries represented — both India and multinational companies
  • Over 40 percent of the class are executives at the senior vice president level and higher
  • Over 50 percent of the class is traveling from outside of the Mumbai area

2016 EMBA Mumbai graduation ceremony:

Click on thumbnail to expand image. Photos by Sid Hastings, WUSTL Photo Services.

 




To earn a Global Master of Finance (GMF), degree from Olin requires hard work and lots of travel. Students spend half of the 18-month program in St. Louis and the other half in one of three partner schools. GMF students who have studied at Singapore Management University and Yonsei University School of Business in Seoul, South Korea will receive their degrees in a ceremony at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 in Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall.

The ceremony will be live streamed and the recording will be available for viewing at this site: http://stream.nts.wustl.edu/OlinGMF_AUG2016

Students at partner school IDC Herzliya in Israel are unable to attend the ceremony in St. Louis.

GMF Class of 2016 will be the first to receive the Olin100 Centennial souvenir zipper pull on their graduation gowns in honor of the school's Centennial Celebration.

GMF Class of 2016 will be the first to receive the Centennial souvenir zipper pull on their graduation gowns in honor of the school’s 100th anniversary.

The Outstanding Finance Student Award will be presented to Victor Riady and Mengchuan Kitty Wang. The award goes to the students who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibit the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of finance.

Prerna Gulati has been selected as student speaker. Todd Milbourn, Senior Associate Dean and the Hubert C. and Dorothy R. Moog Professor of Finance will be the master of ceremonies.

Tweet your graduation wishes with the hashtag: #Olin100

Visit the Olin100 Centennial website.


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