Awards Presented for Outstanding Student Achievement in 2012
The School of Business Administration recognized the specific accomplishments of two undergraduate students and the Business Student Senate at its annual Recognition and Awards Program held May 2, at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Outstanding Student Award
Rebecca Findlay, a senior global supply chain management major with a 3.98 GPA, received the Outstanding Student Award for 2012. The academic stand-out and student leader was destined for business.
“Wayne State was the only school I toured as a prospective student that took an interest in talking to me about what I wanted to study, which was business,” said Findlay. As the Chief Executive Officer of the Business Student Senate, Findlay oversaw the organization’s American Red Cross blood drive, an annual holiday fundraising campaign for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan and a successful effort to increase the student group’s membership.
In September 2011, Findlay was part of the General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition featuring the Chevrolet Volt. She and her classmates competed against teams from 16 colleges and universities and were awarded runner-up. She has recently accepted a full-time position with Ford Motor Company as a buyer in global purchasing beginning in June 2012.
Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key
Each year the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key is presented to the graduating student with the highest cumulative grade point average in the School of Business Administration. This year’s award winner is Frank Serraiocco, an accounting major with a perfect 4.0 GPA, and member of the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma.
Outside the classroom he’s distinguished himself through two internship experiences. In 2010, he worked for General Motors in the Global Financial Shared Services department. While at GM, he and his team of interns won an internal OnStar competition that resulted in a lunch with then-CEO and Chairman, Ed Whitacre.
In 2011, he interned at Ernst & Young as part of the assurance department working on quarterly reviews and auditing pension plans and contracts. He has accepted an offer for a full-time position with Ernst & Young and will begin his employment in July 2012.
Community Service Award
The Business Student Senate is this year’s recipient of the School of Business Administration’s 2012 Community Service Award. Throughout the year the group organized several successful events. They included a networking forum that encouraged on-going collaboration between business school student organizations; “The Big Give,” an annual holiday event benefitting The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan; and a successful American Red Cross Blood Drive.
This marks the second consecutive year the group has received the honor, having once again exceeded the administration’s expectations for community involvement.
Additionally, the school awarded approximately $500,000 in private scholarships to nearly 200 students. Learn more about School of Business Administration scholarships here. Learn how you can help support scholarship funds here.