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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. Jaclyn Bealer and Anđela Golemac are this year’s prize recipients.

Jaclyn is a senior, double majoring in international economics and mathematics. Jaclyn completed a research project with Dr. George on the gender wage gap within academia. Building on this work, Jaclyn wrote her Departmental Honors paper on the impact of an individual’s time use in the care economy on the gender wage gap. During her time at Hood, she has served as the orientation coordinator, orientation assistant and president of the campus activities board. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies and is currently serving as the treasurer of Mortar Board. After graduation, Jaclyn plans on working in a management development program before heading to graduate school to earn her doctorate in economics.

Anđela is a senior political science and economics major with an individual concentration in gender theory and empirical research. She is an international student from Bosnia and Herzegovina and a Davis Scholar. During her time at Hood, Anđela served as a teaching assistant and completed research for the Summer Research Institute. Anđela’s joint Departmental Honors paper, entitled “Gender Specific Patterns of Spending Remittances and Their Implications for Development: Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina,” was also presented at the Eastern Economic Conference in NYC. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Sigma Alpha and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies. She received the Virginia E. Lewis Best Paper Award and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Political Science, as well as AHANA-I Award for Participation in the MUN Conference in New York City. Next year, she will begin her Ph.D. program in economics at the University of Delaware.

The Department of Economics and Business Administration Book Prize is awarded by the department faculty to the top graduating senior in the study of management. The prize is awarded to Katie Mann and Zachary Miller.

Katie is a graduating senior majoring in business administration and is a member of the Honors Program. Her Departmental Honors paper, “(Re)designing Women: Content Analysis of Female Characters in American Sitcom,” won the Outstanding Poster Presenter Award at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference. She is a member of Campus Activities Board, Hood Improv Troupe and Ionic Society. She was the past president of Meyran Hall and served as House Forum Chair for the SGA Exec Board. She was inducted into Delta Mu Delta, the business honor society. She plans to pursue her MBA in the near future.

Zachary is a senior economics major with a concentration in international economics and minors in both journalism and business administration. At Hood, he was on the swim team, wrote for The Blue and Grey newspaper, and served as the vice president of the Blazer Investment Association. He is a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. Additionally, Zachary serves as the head swim coach for the Hanover YMCA Stingrays, where he has helped coach multiple kids to the state championship meet. After graduation, his plan is to become a full-time coach and assistant aquatics director at the YMCA while also helping with finances and social media.

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. Angela Vines is this year’s recipient. Angela is a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in public relations. Angela has served as an orientation assistant, student ambassador, library staff member and as president for the Hood chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. During her time at Hood, Angela has written for The Blue and Grey newspaper and served in other roles with Sisters Aspiring to Success, Hood College Republicans, Best Buddies, American Association of University Women, Maryland Federation of College Republicans and Hood’s Summer Research Institute. As well as being a departmental tutor and teaching assistant, Angela has worked for several local organizations developing their social media presence. She has completed two internships, one with a local accounting firm and one with the Hood College admission office. After graduation, Angela plans to work in the business industry hub of Seattle, Washington.

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. This year’s recipient is Christopher Guidry.

Christopher is a junior majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance. Prior to Hood, Christopher served in the Marine Corp. and was deployed to Libya, among other places. He is a founding member of the Blazing Alpha Fund, the student-led investment fund handling more than $100,000 in Hood College’s endowment, and played an important leading role in getting the fund off to a successful start. Christopher is currently studying for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam and will be carrying out a research analyst internship over the summer. Christopher plans to work as an equity analyst for a buy-side asset manager or hedge fund.

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 Le Nguyen.

Le recently graduated cum laude, majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing, and mi- nors in web development and economics. Le held numerous leadership positions while at Hood including as head resident assistant of Coblentz Hall, president of the International Club, president of the Queer Student Union and president of the Rotaract Club. Additionally, she devoted her time volunteering for different causes, especially ef- forts toward curbing domestic violence and sexual assault. Le served as a member of the Title IX committee where she coordinated the #WhatIsYes and Red Flag campaigns. Le was the recipient of the Davis Project for Peace Grant in 2016 and her project, Foundation of Hope, directly helped those children affected by Agent Orange. Le is currently working at Zerion Software as a customer success specialist.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Leadership Award was created by the ACBSP, 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. Nigol Keurkunian is this year’s recipient. Nigol is a senior business administration major with a concentration in finance. During his time at Hood, he served on the executive board for the Student Government Association as the finance chair and on the Enactus executive board as their treasurer and presentation director. He also helped structure and bring about the Blazer Investment Association. Nigol completed a summer management internship at Sam’s Club and was extended a management contract following his final leadership presentation. He has also worked overseas at NGC as a data analyst and assisted with their international purchases. Outside of academia and work, Nigol volunteers at various relief agencies and is also heavily involved in the Armenian community in Washington, D.C.

The Accounting Leadership Prize was established in 2017 and is awarded to a graduating senior majoring in accounting who shows great personal and interpersonal leadership skills and leverages these skills to serve others and build community. This year’s recipient is Allie Appleby.

Allie is a graduating senior majoring in accounting with a minor in economics. An exemplary student-athlete, Allie played on Hood’s basketball and lacrosse teams. She is also a member of Mortar Board, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee/Students Providing Understanding and Resources, Chi Alpha Sigma and the Academic Judicial Council. Allie served as a teaching assistant for the financial accounting course. She was recognized with multiple Middle Atlantic Conference Sportsmanship Awards and was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honor society. She completed a tax accounting internship with Faragalla & Associates, and plans on working in the accounting field while pursuing a Certified Public Accountant license.