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GC Business Management Department Seniors Awarded for Achievement, Excellence, Leadership and Service

May is award season for the Greenville College Business Management Department as professors recognize exemplary achievement, academic excellence, leadership and service in graduating seniors. This year’s awardees also underscore the valuable role sports recruitment plays in drawing academically talented students to campus. Awards presented this May included the Morris L. Bond Award for Excellence in Management Studies, three Watson Tidball Management Awards and the William Gray Music Business Award.

Baker Honored With Bond Award

Rosie Baker (center)Rosie Baker received the Morris L. Bond Award for Excellence in Management Studies, commonly referred to as the Buddy Bond Award. The recognition included a $1,000 check. Baker, a native of Brimfield, Illinois, quite literally hit the ground running as a freshman at Greenville College. She was recruited to run cross-country and track, competed all four years and served three years as team captain. She majored in accounting and looks forward to completing additional course requirements that will enable her to sit for the CPA examination. Baker will remain in Greenville this fall, where she has accepted a position at Greenville College as cross country and track assistant coach. She will also begin a master’s program in library sciences.

Tidball Awards – Management Excellence Times Three

Tidball Award WinnersA $1,000 check accompanied each of the three Tidball Management Awards presented May 16. Tim Burch of Springfield, Illinois, received the Tidball Management Award for Outstanding Accounting Student. Like Rosie, he plans on completing additional coursework to meet requirements for taking the CPA exam. He would like to eventually pursue a career in public accounting. “I had a good experience at GC,” he reflects. “I really enjoyed the small class sizes and the availability and willingness of faculty, staff and other students to help each other.”

Jay Mercer of Portland, Oregon, received the Tidball Management Award for Outstanding Management Student. He majored in business management, minored in computer information systems and counts some of his best college memories as taking place on the basketball court both as a player and coach. He looks forward to pursuing his master’s degree in business administration.

Missouri native Josh Burton received the Tidball Management Award for Outstanding Marketing Student. Recruited to play football, Burton remembers the lasting impact of the Panther’s Christ-centeredness and the college’s Christ-centeredness as well. He will spend his summer in Greenville and then return to the Kansas City area to pursue work.

Music Business Award Goes to Shanin Devoll

Shanin DeVoll and Danara MooreGC’s music business program piqued California-native Shanin Devoll’s interest, but conversations with her pastor and his daughters, all GC alumni, really moved her to check the college out. “I came out for a visit in 2010 and knew instantly it was for me,” she recalls. Earlier this month, Devoll received the William Gray Music Business Award and a check for $1,000. Devoll appreciates the practical, experiential nature of the projects the music business program afforded her. “I am so grateful for all of the hands-on experience I got within my major, working for AgapeFest, the Sanctus Real show and doing other events on campus.” Devoll plans on returning to California after graduation.  

This story was published on June 03, 2014

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