May 10, 2010
UWEC Business Student Leaders Recognized at Annual University Event
Five UW-Eau Claire College of Business undergraduate students and a new College of Business student organization were recently recognized at the 2010 University Student Excellence Awards reception, held Thursday, May 6 at 5 pm in the Davies Center Council Fire Room. The event was hosted by University Centers, the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association, and UW-Eau Claire Foundation.
Congratulations to the following College of Business students and student organization:
Eric Becker, a senior operations management major, was named the College of Business 2010 Outstanding Senior. » Read more
Robert Hart, a junior information systems major, and finance and American Indian studies double minor, was the recipient of the Non-Traditional Student Leadership Award. Hart currently serves as the president of the Native American Student Association, as the vice chancellor of professional development for the Multicultural Alliance of Change, as a student worker in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and as a member of the Eau Claire football team. Hart is also a member of the Saginaw Ojibwe Nation in Michigan and is a champion Fancy Dancer and powwow singer. His pride and involvement with his culture has enriched the UW-Eau Claire community, as he has eagerly pursed opportunities to share his time and talents.
Jacob Kampen, a junior finance major and information systems minor, was named as the first College of Business Emerging Leader. » Read more
Tyler Thom, a senior Spanish for business and business administration double major and international business minor, is the first recipient of the Outstanding LGBTQA Student Leader Award. Thom has become a significant advocate for LGBTQ equity and inclusiveness on campus and in the community. His dedication to creating a more welcoming climate for LGBTQ individuals is evident through his extensive involvement including, serving as a resident assistant in Governor’s Hall, interning for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, attending meetings at the Chippewa Valley LGBTQ Resource Center, and participating in many awareness-raising activities such as the Camouflage Campaign, a new student organization, Forward Momentum, and the National Equality March in Washington D.C.
Yuchen Felicity Xie, a sophomore accounting major, received the Excellence in Global Awareness Award. Xie, an international student from China, has been instrumental in helping others learn about her culture, as she helped coordinate the Chinese Cultural Corner at the International Folk Fair, and organized Chinese cultural programming at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire to help expose American children to Chinese Culture. She has also spoken to many classes about Chinese culture and language, and is currently assisting a faculty member in translating Chinese science fiction.
The UW-Eau Claire student chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a national sales and marketing fraternity for men and women, was the recipient of the 2010 New Student Organization Award. This award is given to a student organization that has existed for no more than two years and demonstrates great promise for improving the quality of campus and community life. Chartered at UW-Eau Claire in 2008, members of Pi Sigma Epsilon have participated and placed in numerous sales competitions, have become finalists for several national Pi Sigma Epsilon Awards, including Top New Chapter, and have been invited to co-host the national Pi Sigma Epsilon convention in 2010. Recently, the chapter was voted first runner-up by Kodak executives for the Eau Claire chapter’s promotional internet viral video for the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera. PSE members have volunteered at the Longfellow Puddle Jump and at the Great Northwoods Sales Warm-up, and have assisted Mortar Board in their efforts to promote Leadership in Action Day this spring.