Oklahoma Baptist University

Outstanding Business Seniors Receive Awards

Nine OBU senior business majors received awards for outstanding work during the Paul Dickinson College of Business awards assembly Friday, April 26. Austin Germiller, an interdisciplinary: computer science/physics major from Parachute, Colo., was named the Outstanding Overall Senior in the College of Business.

Germiller, who will graduate with the scholastic designation magna cum laude, also was recognized by Dr. David Houghton, dean of the College of Business, during the university’s Awards Convocation May 8 in Raley Chapel.

Craig Alvarez, a professional accountancy major from Wichita Falls, Texas, received the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Outstanding Award. Jonathan Dicrisantis, a professional accountancy major from Oklahoma City, received the award for Outstanding Senior in Accounting.

Brett Vandervort, a finance major from Tulsa, Okla., was named Outstanding Finance Senior. Vandervort will graduate with the scholastic predicate magna cum laude. Elliot McGowen, an international business major from Oklahoma City, was named Outstanding International Business Senior.

Cody Potter, a management/finance major from Miami, Okla., was named Outstanding Management Senior. He will graduate with the scholastic designation magna cum laude. Alicia Bang, a marketing major from Independence, Mo., was named Outstanding Marketing Senior. She will graduate with the designation cum laude.

Joseph Michael Chadwick, an interdisciplinary: computer science/mathematics major from Parker, Colo., was named Outstanding Computer Science Senior. He will graduate with the designation cum laude with college honors. David Smith, a finance major from Choctaw, Okla., was named Outstanding Economics Senior. He will graduate with the scholastic designation magna cum laude.

OBU 2013 seniors recognized for outstanding work in the Paul Dickinson College of Business include (front, from left) Austin Germiller, Jonathan Dicrisantis, David Smith, Ali Bang, Brett Vandervort; (center, from left) Elliott McGowen, Cody Potter; and (back) Michael Chadwick.

The seniors will participate in OBU’s 2013 Spring Commencement Friday, May 17, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Students graduate with the scholastic predicate summa cum laude for maintaining at least a 3.95 grade point average. Students who maintain at least at 3.70 GPA are designated magna cum laude. Students who maintain at least a 3.40 GPA are designated cum laude.

The mission of the College of Business is to provide quality Christian-based business education which equips ethical graduates for leadership positions in contemporary professional careers. The college seeks to provide a foundation that will enable students to serve effectively in organizational positions and to assume higher levels of responsibility as they gain experience and demonstrate ability. The college seeks to prepare innovative leaders with spiritual and moral values, purpose, imagination and vision for the 21st century. To accomplish its mission, the College of Business maintains career-oriented goals to develop graduates who possess general, business and field-specific knowledge and skills.

Learn more about OBU’s Paul Dickinson College of Business.

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