Honors and Awards


Each year, the Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business celebrate the achievements of our students, faculty, and staff. Our annual awards are meant to highlight hard work, dedication, and leadership. We’re proud to have an outstanding community to congratulate each spring.

Winter Recognition Ceremony 2021
New tradition: Award paddles and woodallions
Dean Faye Gilbert and an MBS student

Annual Honors and Awards Descriptions


 

Student Awards

Academic Achievement 
This award is given to one student in each of our four majors and our MBA program for having the highest GPA.

Faculty Award 
This award is chosen by the faculty in our majors, concentrations, and our MBA program based on criteria determined by each faculty group.

Citizen Scholar Award 
This award is given to a student who exemplifies a spirit of outreach and uses what they’re learning in the classroom to improve the world around them.

Spirit of Maine Award
This award is intended to honor a student who consistently lifts our spirits and makes us think of a more positive future.

Outstanding Undergraduate Student 
This award is given to the Maine Business School undergraduate student with the highest GPA. This award is recognized by the Office of the President.

Outstanding Student Athlete 
This award is given to the Maine Business School undergraduate student athlete with the highest GPA.

Outstanding International Undergraduate Student 
This award is given to the Maine Business School international undergraduate student athlete with the highest GPA. This award is recognized by the Office of the President.

Faculty Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award 
This award is given to a faculty member in the Maine Business School who demonstrates excellence in teaching. A faculty committee of recent award recipients makes a recommendation to the Dean based on nominations by students.

Excellence in Research Award
This award is given to a faculty member in the Maine Business School who demonstrates excellence in research and scholarship. A faculty committee of recent award recipients makes a recommendation to the Dean based on self-nominations and nominations from Discipline Area Coordinators.

Dr. Carol B. Gilmore Memorial Service Award
The Dr. Carol B. Gilmore Memorial Service Award was established in 2015 by an anonymous donor. This fund was established in honor of Dr. Gilmore, to reward a Maine Business School faculty member for outstanding service to the community, the University, and the School. Dr. Gilmore taught at UMaine and the Maine Business School from 1977 until the end of the Fall 2011 semester. In 2006, she received the university’s prestigious Presidential Public Service Achievement Award, recognizing a lifetime of service to the university and the communities of Maine.

 


2021 Award Recipients – Winter

Academic Achievement in Accounting
Daniel Guidi

Academic Achievement in Finance
Connor Baldwin

Academic Achievement in Management
Sarah Tymm

Academic Achievement in Marketing
Maria Maxsimic

Academic Achievement, MBA
Nicholas McDaniels

Faculty Award in Accounting
Casey Sudbeck

Faculty Award in Finance
Evan Smith

Faculty Award in Management
Melinda Bowden

Faculty Award, MBA
Angelina Buzzelli

Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Maria Maxsimic

Graduate School of Business Dean’s Award
Gerald Parker

Citizen Scholar Award
Angelina Buzzelli

Spirit of Maine Award
Corey Watson


2021 Award Recipients – Spring

Academic Achievement in Accounting
Emma Olmstead

Academic Achievement in Finance
Cameron Spicer

Academic Achievement in Management
Vincent Russo

Academic Achievement in Marketing
Hannah Nugent

Academic Achievement, MBA
Robert Harvey

Faculty Award in Accounting
Melissa Reichel

Faculty Award in Finance
Grace Graham

Faculty Award in Management
Fanny Wadling

Faculty Award in Marketing
Anna Peterson

Faculty Award in Entrepreneurship
Chandler Perkins

Faculty Award in International Business
Katelynn McFadden

Faculty Award in Business Information Systems
Cassidy Tibbetts

Faculty Award, MBA
Nargiz Ali Zada

Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Cameron Spicer

Outstanding Student Athlete
Kelly Fogarty

Outstanding International Student
Fanny Wadling

Citizen Scholar Award
Jonathan Libby
Nicole Pelletier

Spirit of Maine Award
Joyce Benton
Connor Donahue

Excellence in Teaching Award
Dave Barrett, CPA

Excellence in Research Award
Dmitri Markovitch, Ph.D.

Carol B. Gilmore Memorial Service Award
Patti Miles, Ph.D.

Professional Staff Award for Outstanding Service
Cynthia D’Angelo
Corey Watson


2020 Award Recipients

Academic Achievement in Accounting
Erin Niehoff

Academic Achievement in Finance
Samuel Varga

Academic Achievement in Management
Beate Naglestad

Academic Achievement in Marketing
Meredith Stephens

Academic Achievement, MBA
Jake Daniele

Faculty Award in Accounting
Bethany Ashley

Faculty Award in Finance
Nishchay Arya

Faculty Award in Management
James Huff

Faculty Award in Marketing
Benjamin Barto

Faculty Award in Entrepreneurship
Kaitlyn White

Faculty Award in International Business
Ryan Paliwoda

Faculty Award in Business Information Systems
Angelina Buzzelli

Faculty Award, MBA
Sai Krishna Katta

Citizen Scholar Award
Christopher Bowen

Spirit of Maine Award
Bethany Ashley

Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Gabriel Karam

Outstanding Student Athlete
Beate Naglestad
Cameron Spicer

Outstanding International Student
Beate Naglestad

Excellence in Teaching Award
Stephen Jurich, Ph.D.

Excellence in Research Award
Susan Myrden, Ph.D.

Carol B. Gilmore Memorial Service Award
Ivan M. Manev, Ph.D.


2019 Award Recipients

Academic Achievement in Accounting
Bingying Dong

Academic Achievement in Finance
Rebecca Marie Schuman

Academic Achievement in Management
Dominic Butler Guimond

Academic Achievement in Marketing
Morgan Elizabeth Houston Outing

Academic Achievement, MBA
Austin Douglass Blake

Faculty Award in Finance
John Michael Laperle

Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Austin Blake

Outstanding International Student
Marie-France Georges

Excellence in Teaching Award
C. Matt Graham, Ph.D.

Excellence in Research Award
Stephen Jurich, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol B. Gilmore Memorial Service Award
Nory Jones, Ph.D.


2018 Award Recipients

Academic Achievement in Accounting
Austin Douglas Blake

Academic Achievement in Finance
Cara Phyllis Doiron

Academic Achievement in Management
Ethan Joseph Roney

Academic Achievement in Marketing
Taylor Marie Simpson

Academic Achievement, MBA
Tyler Bruce Marin

Faculty Award in Finance
Matthew Read Michaud

Outstanding International Student
Ilija Stojiljkovic

Outstanding Graduate Student
Dominic Butler Guimond

Excellence in Teaching
Muralee Das, Ph.D.

Excellence in Research
John Mahon, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol B. Gilmore Memorial Service Award
Richard Borgman, Ph.D.


2017 Award Recipients

Academic Achievement in Accounting
Hoang Anh (Christine) Le

Academic Achievement in Finance
John Douglas Butler

Academic Achievement in Management
Brady Neil Davis

Academic Achievement in Marketing
Karen Rose Lucky

Academic Achievement, MBA
Kristin Hall

Faculty Award in Finance
Everett Brewster Coulter

L.L. Bean Award for Outstanding Performance in Business Policy & Strategic Management
Felicia Rene Cowger

Outstanding Undergraduate Student
John Butler

Outstanding International Student
Hoang Anh (Christine) Le

Excellence in Teaching Award
Shawn McKenna, Ph.D.

Excellence in Research Award
Henri Akono, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol B. Gilmore Memorial Service Award
John Mahon, Ph.D.