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The Larry T. Campbell Memorial Prize is awarded to an outstanding student in the economics and business administration department. This award honors the memory of Larry T. Campbell, who was treasurer and comptroller of Hood College. Mr. Campbell was associated with Hood from 1968 until his death in 1981. Vi Ho is this year’s prize recipient. Vi is a senior from Germantown, Md., who is pursuing a double major in mathematics and economics. She is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the U.S. Honorary National Mathematics Society; Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Economics; and Phi Kappa Phi. Last summer, Vi was a market research analyst intern at Mesa Science Associates. After graduation, she plans to work in the IMF and then pursue a doctorate in economics.

The Department of Economics and Business Administration Book Prize is awarded by the department faculty to the top graduating seniors in the study of management. The prize is awarded to Kirsten Roy and Anna Smith.

Kirsten is a senior accounting major with a minor in economics. During her time at Hood, Kirsten has been a threeyear member of the Commuter Council and is currently acting as the secretary. She is also a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Epsilon. For two years, Kirsten has been a teaching assistant for various economics courses. She also works in the faculty services office and has been an accounting assistant in the Hood College accounting office as well as serving as an accounting liaison for Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact. Kirsten volunteers with Girls on the Run of Frederick County and at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. She is currently training for a half marathon. After graduation, Kirsten intends to travel and continue her work in the accounting field; this includes attending graduate school and sitting for the CPA.

Anna graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration with a dual concentration in accounting and finance in January 2016. While at Hood, she completed internships with the 6th District Congressman John Delaney and the House Committee on Financial Services as well as at Lockheed Martin, where she is currently working as a corporate tax accountant associate. She is a member of the Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Mu Delta, Ionic Society, past president of the Business Association and was awarded the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Scholar of Distinction. She served as the student member to the Management Advisory Council and competed with a team of students at the Enactus business ethics competition.

The Hood College Retailing Club Prize is awarded annually to a senior management major with a concentration in marketing who is actively involved with the College or with the community, and who has achieved an above-average cumulative grade point average. This award was established in 1982 by Retailing Club members through fundraising activities, and its purpose is to recognize academic excellence and leadership of students in marketing. Alexandra Smith is this year’s recipient.

Alex is a senior majoring in integrated marketing communication. She is a certified member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, as well as a member of the Hood College Enactus chapter. In addition to participating in student organizations and completing her courses, she has completed a public relations internship at 3 Roads Communications. Following graduation, Alex intends to continue her work in the field of marketing and communications.

The Department of Economics and Business Administration Leadership Prize is awarded to a graduating senior in the department who shows great personal and interpersonal leadership skills and leverages these skills to serve others and build community. The year’s recipient is Haroon Pasha.

Haroon is a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in management information systems and a minor economics. He has interned at JLG Industries. He is a member of the Muslim Student Association and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Haroon is also a member of Enactus, where he took on a leadership role as the project manager of the Backet project that garnered two awards in the Enactus regional competition with a national competition to follow. After graduation, Haroon intends to continue to pursue his passion of project management and will try to assist with the Backet project until it has become a sustainable social enterprise.

The Joseph E. Dahms Community Service Award  is given to a graduating senior who has leveraged his or her personal and interpersonal skills to make a difference in the community through innovative leadership and excellent service. It was established in honor of Professor Joseph E. Dahms, who retired from Hood after 34 years of exemplary service. This year’s award is given to Ana Filipovic.

Ana is a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in economics. She was born in Croatia and grew up in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She is member of the Campus Activities Board, the International Club, the Model United Nations, House Council and Enactus. She is also a founding member of the women’s leadership society Sisters Aspiring to Success. She served as an orientation assistant for three years and is still serving as a student admission representative. Ana received the Davis Projects for Peace scholarship in 2014 to hold summer school called “Live to Learn—Learn to Love” in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She also received a Davis scholarship to study abroad on the Semester at Sea “Around the World” voyage in spring 2015. She has volunteered at the rescue mission and interned at the United Way of Frederick County and Swift Software where she hopes to continue her professional career upon graduation.

The Accreditation Council For Business School and Programs (ACBSP) Leadership Award was created by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, which offers specialized accreditation to business programs. This award is given to a graduating business major who excels in both academics and community service. The name of the award recipient is added to the perpetual plaque on the wall of the business school as a visible reminder of the importance the department places on leadership in all areas of collegiate life. Kyle Oakes is this year’s recipient.

Kyle is a graduating senior with a double major in business administration and global studies who transferred from the United States Military Academy. Kyle had an active leadership role in the Model United Nations as the head delegate. He has also held leadership roles as the president of the Zeta Nu chapter of the Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Relations and the Nu Delta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society for Business Administration. Kyle is also the chairperson of House Forum and the president of the German House. Invited to write a Departmental Honors paper for global studies, he has successfully completed a study of the legality of current drone and lethal autonomous weapon Systems usage and the interplay of the Military Industrial Complex. Following graduation Kyle will be pursuing a master’s degree from American University’s School of International Service in global governance, politics and security as well as an MBA from American University’s Kogod School of Business.