The COB Emerging Leader Award is presented to a current College of Business student who has shown early leadership and potential for success, and who is not graduating in 2018. The recipient of award is selected by the college's faculty and staff.
This year's recipient is Claire Mugge, a junior marketing major and entrepreneur minor from Eagan, MN. An outstanding student with a 3.64 GPA, Mugge exemplifies leadership and engagement.
Mugge was presented with the university's medallion by Interim Dean Tim Vaughan at the college's annual Celebrating Success reception on May 2. Her name has also been added to the plaque in Schneider Hall listing past award recipients.
Meet Claire Mugge, 2018 COB Emerging Leader
"Claire has the motivation and skills needed to become very successful with a very bright future," said Dr. Scott Swanson, professor of marketing and faculty advisor for the American Marketing Association.
Mugge continues to build a strong base of skills both academically and through practical experiences. A member of the American Marketing Association, she has held leadership positions in this award winning organization since her freshman year. Next year Mugge will serve the group as vice president. Since joining AMA, she has competed in and won two strategic marketing competitions, took third place in a digital marketing competition and was runner-up in a perfect pitch completion.
She has also completed four marketing communication and sales internships since high school, and she has recently returned from studying abroad in England.
Mugge is a self-described yoga enthusiast, chocolate-lover, family-girl who keeps active in all aspects of her life. She believes that people should never stop learning and that they should continue to look for new opportunities to challenge themselves.
And she does.
People who know Mugge best describe her as motivated, innovative, results-driven and caring. She enjoys leading teams and would one day like to be a vice president of marketing or sales, or the owner of her own business.