SIUE School of Business Celebrates Student Achievement
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business students were honored for their academic achievements at the 12th Annual School of Business Scholarships and Awards Program held Wednesday, March 23 in the Morris University Center.
Nearly $100,000 worth of scholarships were awarded to more than 75 of the School’s best and brightest students, pursuing degrees in accounting, business, computer management and information systems, economics and finance, and management and marketing.
School of Business Dean John Navin, PhD, expressed his deep appreciation to the School’s generous donors.
“Scholarship gifts are remarkable investments in the future,” Navin said. “Without this support, some of the students in this room would have a difficult time continuing in higher education. It’s crucial that we continue to secure additional scholarships, both annual and endowed, so that we can continue to attract and retain the highest quality students by offering them a superior business education.”
Donors, SIUE administration, faculty and staff, parents and students were in attendance. The event’s guest speaker was Denise Cobb, PhD, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. A first generation college graduate, Cobb emphasized the profound impact the generosity of others made on her pursuit of higher education.
“Please do not doubt that my ability to stand before you today comes with deep gratitude for those donors who allowed me to receive an excellent education, to imagine new possibilities, and to transform my life and my daughter’s life,” Cobb said. “Higher education remains a powerful tool for change, and it is a critical public good.
“Each and every one of our students will leave the University with a capacity for problem solving, critical thinking, strong communication, respect for diversity and inclusion, and a recognition of how they can help enhance our communities and make a difference in the world. We are preparing students for work, life and citizenship in the 21st century, and I have no doubt that they are eager to meet the challenges that rest ahead.”
Photo: Members of Delta Sigma Pi accept a $1,000 award for being named the Enterprise Holdings Student Organization of the Year.