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Friday, May 19, we celebrated the professional growth and accomplishments of more than 225 graduate and 277 undergraduate students. This year’s graduates not only graduated during Olin’s Centennial year, but also from the top undergraduate business program, one of the top 25 MBA programs, and the #3 Master of Science in Finance program in the U.S. That is something to be proud of.

Check out some of the photos of the big day, below, and watch our social media channels for more photos later this week! Congratulations, graduates!

Undergraduate Graduation Recognition Ceremony

Click image to expand. Photos by Jerry Naunheim Jr.

 

Graduate Graduation Recognition Ceremony

Click image to expand. Photos by Jerry Naunheim Jr.

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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

 

 

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The Olin Veterans Association (OVA) hosted their 4th Annual Dining Out Ceremony at the prestigious St. Louis Racquet Club. The crowd included thirty current MBA Veterans from all five branches of service, representation from thirty-six St. Louis companies including sixty prominent executives. The guests of honor were Jack Senneff, the President of the Mess, an Army Ranger Regiment Officer and current Managing Director at Thompson Street Capital Partners; the Keynote Speaker Jason Frei, a Marine Officer and current Director at Boeing Defense; and Mark Taylor, Dean of Olin Business School.

The Olin Veterans Association Military Dining Out Ceremony is an annual event to celebrate the partnership between the OVA and St. Louis business leaders who support Veterans with their time, expertise, and mentorship. Danny Henry, the OVA President and McKinsey Consultant, along with Joe Piganelli, the incoming OVA president, spent countless hours leading student and faculty teams to orchestrate the event and successfully doubled the headcount from the 2016 event.

Dean Mark Taylor was impressed with his first dining out experience, “I was deeply honored to host this event with the Olin Veterans Association…this momentous occasion celebrated the service of our military veterans and the tremendous support of our business community.”

The evening incorporated time honored military traditions such as Washington University’s ROTC Color Guard posting the American flag, a Washington University a capella group singing the National Anthem, and attendees raising their water glasses for a silent toast to remember our fallen comrades.

A crowd-favorite tradition was chastising guests who violated the Rules of the Mess. For example, one rule states, “Thou shalt not murder the Queen’s English.” If found guilty of murdering the Queen’s English, a penalty could include a monetary fine that supported Veteran scholarships and a trip to the “Grog Bowl”. The grog bowl was a combination of symbolic liquids and solids mixed together to represent the sacrifices of the Veterans both in combat and the MBA program. The crowd enjoyed the good-natured revelry as guests cited each other for violations.

Several current student OVA members to were able to enjoy the evening with their employers. Joe Rieser dined with his future supervisor Chip Hiemenz, the Director of Business Development at Hunter Engineering, and Dan Vitale sat with his former boss Rob Godlewski, Vice President of Commercial and Residential Solutions at Emerson. Dan enjoyed connecting with Rob again, “From the first day Rob ensured me that Emerson and the St. Louis Business community were committed to helping Olin Veteran Association members transition.”

The highlight of the night, was the guest speaker, Jason Frei. Jason, Director of Ethics and Business Conduct at Boeing Defense, a Purple Heart recipient, and an Eisenhower Fellow, centered his speech around his tenure as a Marine Artillery Officer. Jason was a natural born leader and the Marine Corps discipline and desire to bring the fight to the enemy was one of the main reasons he joined the Corps. He emphasized that his success was a result of his desire to lead Marines and he took every measure possible to keep them alive.

Unfortunately, Jason’s convoy was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), an event that physically and mentally changed his life and altered his career. After losing part of his arm, he decided to leave the Marine Corps and find a different path to lead and make an impact. He immediately enrolled in the MBA program at Notre Dame to launch him on his new career. Jason may have stopped serving in the Marine Corps however he took the lessons and leadership and brought them to Boeing Defense.

The OVA would like to thank the many guests that attended and to express our appreciation of the ongoing support of our faculty, staff, alumni, and honored guests. We look forward to the continued impact our veteran students make to our program and our community. Thank you to all our active duty service men and women for their continued sacrifice. We are grateful for those veterans who have served, many who are no longer with us today, and honor them with this event.

Guest Blogger: James Jacobs
VP of Communications, Olin Veteran’s Association
MBA ’17

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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.

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The university is hosting several town hall meetings this month to inform students, faculty, and staff about the new parking strategy, including permit pricing and lottery details. Everyone is welcome to attend or watch live streams/recordings of the meetings at parking.wustl.edu.

Meetings will be held:

  • 10-11 a.m. Friday, April 7, in the North Campus Cafeteria
  • 8-9 a.m. Monday, April 10, in the West Campus Conference Center A/B
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Simon Hall, Room 1 (Danforth Campus)

Washington University in St. Louis will begin implementing its new parking and transportation strategy July 1 to help ensure campus parking resources are aligned with current and future needs.

first_parking_lot

First parking lot on the Danforth Campus was on the site where Duncker Hall would be built in 1920 to house the business school.

As part of this effort, the Danforth Campus will be broken into five zones: the east end (Zone 1); south core (Zone 2); north core (Zone 3); South 40 (Zone 4); and the North and West campuses (Zone 5). A new low-cost ParkSmart option also will be available at West Campus (Zone 5) for those who cannot park near their primary workplace.

For questions about the new parking strategy, call the staffed hotline at 314-935-3616 or email newparkingplan@wustl.edu. To learn more about alternative commuting options, visit www.parking.wustl.edu/commute-options/.

New lottery system

Starting in April, all permits for the coming academic year will be available for purchase via a lottery. Under the new system, students, faculty and staff will be able to rank their first, second, and third permit preferences, which then will be assigned via the lottery based on availability, an approach that has been successful at other universities. Once a zone reaches its limit, a waitlist will be established that will periodically be reviewed by the Parking & Transportation team, who will release additional permits as they become available.

New ParkSmart option

Eligible students, faculty and staff who are not be able to park near their primary workplace will be able to use the ParkSmart option, which allows holders to purchase a reduced-cost permit and park at West Campus. Employees whose primary work location is at West Campus will not be eligible for this permit option. The lower-cost permit option at North Campus will be phased out beginning July 1.

New West Campus shuttle

To accommodate the anticipated volume at West Campus, a new West Campus shuttle service will launch March 31. The shuttle will run in 15-minute increments, year-round, from West Campus to the Mallinckrodt Center. During peak hours, shuttle frequency will increase.

Changes to daily permits

In early 2018, all visitor garages, including Snow Way and Millbrook, will be equipped with technology that will allow parkers to pull a ticket and pay. This system will eliminate the need for daily permits, which will be phased out at that time. In the meantime, daily permits will continue to be available for purchase. As of June 30, daily permits will not be sold at the Campus Store. Prior to June 30, Parking and Transportion will widely announce locations on the Danforth Campus where daily permits can be purchased until the pull and pay system is in place.

Early April: Share permit pricing
Mid-April: Open permit lottery for faculty, staff and students
May 22: Close east end for construction
June 30: Daily permits no longer sold at Campus Store
July 1: Zoned parking begins
January 2018: Install technology for visitors in Snow Way, Millbrook garages

For more information about the new parking strategy, as well as additional policies that take effect July 1, visit parking.wustl.edu. A staffed, special hotline (314-935-3616) and a new email (newparkingplan@wustl.edu) also have been created to help with questions. Faculty and staff also can contact the department to request departmental presentations about the new strategy or alternative commuting options.

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