The College of New Jersey Main Commencement program took place on Thursday, May 16, 2013 – 1,567 students graduated from undergraduate programs. An additional 389 graduate degrees were conferred. Click here for more information about the TCNJ Commencement Program. School of Business graduates lined up for the procession below, led by Matt Carlson, Vice President of Beta Gamma Sigma, who carried the School gonfalon.
School of Business Commencement Program
Join us in congratulating 268 graduates of the School of Business, as we welcome them to our alumni ranks. The 2013 recipient of the Neil Gaston Student Achievement Award was Laura Turner, a Finance major with an interdisciplinary minor in Politics, Law, and Philosophy. Read Dean Keep’s address to the graduates here.
Continuing a tradition started by Dean Keep in 2010, we have a student speaker to represent the graduating class at the School of Business Commencement Program. The 2013 speaker was Kaitlynn Zolnay, an entrepreneur who majored in Interdisciplinary Business with a minor in Politics, Law, and Philosophy (pictured top row, left.)
Beta Gamma Sigma Faculty Awards
In addition, officers of Beta Gamma Sigma – the honor society for AACSB accredited business schools – presented the third annual BGS Faculty Awards which recognize professors who have made a profound impact on the student body, as voted on by the entire senior class in the School of Business. Here are the award recipients along with a sampling of student comments:
Professor Karen Becker-Olsen: The Award for Teaching Style that Created the Most Engaging Learning Environment
“Professor Becker’s class is engaging but challenging and she is able to facilitate excellent class discussions in which the entire class gets involved and enthused in the projects. With project-style management rather than notes-based lectures, she has taught me the importance of conducting research in thought-provoking ways.”
Ms. Erica Kalinowski, Coordinator of Student Services: The Award for Advising and Mentorship, Affecting Personal Growth & Academic Development
“Ms. Kalinowski helped me make my business career what it is today. Her organizational skills and knowledge of college courses (in the School of Business and beyond) allowed me to progress from an Open Options Business major to a Finance major with a minor in Politics, Law, and Philsophy at ease.”
Professor Joyce Vincelette: The Award for Passion for Business ~ Most Inspirational
“Professor Vincelette was my first true mentor from TCNJ. My only regret is that I did not meet her until my senior year during Strategic Management. I had gone through my TCNJ career without ever connecting on a higher level with professors, but Prof. Vincelette would make the class engaging and always provided feedback on assignments.”