On Wednesday, May 9th, the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) honored graduating seniors with various achievement awards in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics and Finance. Brother Mel Anderson started the evening with an opening prayer, followed by Dean Zhan Li’s welcome speech.

Dean Li discussed the rising selectivity of Saint Mary’s College, as well as the addition of new concentrations next year. Specifically, Business Administration majors have a choice of the following concentrations: Marketing, Finance, Global Business, Entrepreneurship, Digital Media; Economics major have a choice of earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, or a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Sustainability Studies.

About 130 students are graduating from SEBA this year, 50 already having received internships with 50 more expected to. Dean Li also acknowledged the faculty entitling them, “the soul of the school.”

Following Dean Li, keynote speaker, Wayne Hill, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual, discussed the importance of time management, with emphasis on giving oneself time to relax, play, focus, and even sleep. The evening concluded by recognizing the following awards and award recipients:

  • the Henry Rand Hatfield Award for Excellence in Accounting received by senior Laycee Alves (this year's valedictorian)
  • the Earl W. Smith Award for Excellence in Business Administration received by Scott Karas;
  • the Adam Smith Award for excellence in Economics received by Matthew Soares;
  • the Brian Thomas Cleveland Medal in Finance for Excellence in Finance received by Scott Karas; and
  • the Brother U. Jerome Griffin Award for Highest Achievement in the School of Economics and Business Administration was awarded to Katherine Taylor.

About the School of Economics and Business Administration
Built upon the Lasallian, Catholic and Liberal Arts traditions of Saint Mary's College, the School of Economics and Business Administration strives to develop business and community leaders with global and responsible perspectives. 

We prepare our graduates to be professionally skilled, culturally aware, socially responsible and ethically principled. 

As teachers, scholars and mentors, we offer students a rigorous, innovative and diverse learning experience by leveraging on our practice-relevant, pedagogical and discipline-based research.

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