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Dyson community celebrates students, faculty, and staff at awards ceremony

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It’s been an incredible year for the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Students, faculty, and staff gathered on Friday, April 27, 2018, in recognition of some of the many excellent contributions during the 2017–2018 academic year. The awards ceremony celebrated the Dyson School’s mission and values and honored some of the many people who make it unique. The award categories ranged from outstanding service by a teaching assistant and outstanding faculty achievements, to the Spirit of Dyson award, which acknowledges the achievement of a graduating senior throughout the course of their time as a Dyson student.

Student Awards

Spirit of Dyson Award

Maddie Roglich ’18

An acknowledgement of outstanding and balanced achievement over the course of Dyson enrollment, this award recognizes an individual who has consistently displayed strong intellectual development; thoughtful leadership and service to peers, the school, or the university; a global, problem-solving perspective and commitment; and the highest standards of accountability and integrity. The Spirit of Dyson Award is the premier student award at the school and awardees present a speech at the Dyson graduation ceremony.

Photo of Lynn and Maddie holding a certificate
Dean Wooten and Maddie Roglich ’18

Outstanding research in Applied Economics and Management

Amy Tran ’18

An acknowledgement of outstanding research achievement over the course of Dyson enrollment, this award recognizes an individual who has added to our understanding of applied economics and management. Research may take many forms—large or small individual projects over time, or support for a team or faculty members, etc.  The student receiving this award is driven by intellectual curiosity and maintains high research standards.

Outstanding Service — Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Archana Choudhary ’18

Awarded to the undergraduate student TA who has demonstrated exceptional contributions to the Dyson curriculum, as demonstrated by input such as supervisor nominations, student feedback and observable learning, course development activities, and commendations by peers.

Photo of Lynn and Archana holding a certificate
Dean Wooten and Archana Choudhary ’18

Outstanding Service — Graduate Teaching Assistant

Yuanning Liang, PhD candidate

Awarded to the graduate student TA who has demonstrated exceptional contributions to the Dyson curriculum, as demonstrated by input such as supervisor nominations, student feedback and observable learning, course development activities, and commendations by peers.

Photo of Yuanning Liang holding a certificate
Dean Wooten and Yuanning Liang

George Warren Awards

Christina Korting, PhD candidate (1st place)

“Who Will Pay for Increasing Biofuel Mandates? Incidence of the Renewable Fuel Standard Given a Binding Blend Wall.”
Chair: David Just

Jianwei Xing, PhD candidate (2nd place)

“Cars or Trucks? The Impact of Discrete Attribute Basing in Fuel Economy Regulations.”
Chair: Shanjun Li

Mary Kate Wheeler (3rd place)

“Agriculture-Nutrition Pathways in Peri-Urban Villages:  Linking Farm Production with Household Dietary Diversity in the Andean Highlands.”
Chair: David Lee

Awarded to graduate students who have completed outstanding research and scholarship in Applied Economics and Management.

Photo of Jianwei, Lynn, and Mary Kate holding certificates
Jianwei Xing, Dean Wooten, and Mary Kate Wheeler

Cyril F. Crowe Award

Alexander Ferreira ’18

Awarded to undergraduate seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence in Applied Economics and Management.

Photo of Lynn and Alexander holding a certificate
Dean Wooten and Alexander Ferreira ’18

Graduation Awards

Degree Marshalls

Alexander Ferreira ’18

Betty Lazis ’18

College Name Banner Bearer

Bethany Tang ’18

Michelle Wang ’18

College Symbol Banner Bearer

Ritesh Shinde ’18

Based on classroom contribution and service to the school, for the honor of leading the Dyson graduation processional, winner are among the top 10 percent in academic performance in the graduating class.

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Dean Wooten, Alexander Ferreira ’18, Betty Lezis ’18, Bethany Tang ’18, Michelle Wang ’18, and Professor of Practice Cindy van Es

Faculty Awards

Teaching Excellence — Undergraduate Program

Deb Streeter, professor

Awarded to the faculty member who is an exemplar of delivering high-quality, engaging and rigorous instruction in the Dyson undergraduate curriculum. The committee will typically consider input such as nomination letters, one or two years of student course evaluations, innovations in (or relevance of) curriculum content or delivery, and evidence of student learning.

Photo of Deb and Lynn holding a certificate
Professor Deb Streeter and Dean Wooten

Teaching Excellence — Graduate Program

Shan Li, associate professor

Awarded to the faculty member who is an exemplar of delivering high-quality, engaging and rigorous instruction in the Dyson graduate curriculum.

Outstanding Early Career Achievement

Byoung Hwang, assistant professor of finance

Awarded to the early career faculty member who has shown extraordinary promise in one or more of the following areas: teaching, research, engagement, advising, or administration.

Photo of Byoung and Lynn holding a certificate
Assistant Professor of Finance Byoung Hwang and Dean Wooten

Research Excellence — “Our Business is a Better World”

Miguel Gomez, associate professor

Awarded to the faculty member or team with outstanding research supporting our mission, including:

  • Research publications demonstrating the Dyson value of “our business is a better world”
  • Such publications appearing in peer-reviewed journals of high academic quality
  • Evidence of participation in national and /or international conferences
  • Citation of work by individuals or groups other than the nominee’s collaborators.
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Associate Professor Miguel Gomez, Dean Wooten, and Professor Harry Kaiser

Outstanding Achievement in Engagement

Jennifer Ifft, assistant professor

Awarded to the faculty member or team who exemplifies excellence in engagement, extension, and/or applied learning, broadly defined—including but not limited to contributions to our land grant mission.

Tribute to Retiring Faculty

Dale Grossman, senior lecturer

Jack Little, professor of practice

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Professor Harry Kaiser, Senior Lecturer Dale Grossman, Professor of Practice Jack Little, and Dean Wooten

Staff Awards

Dyson Fellow — “Above and Beyond”

Caitlin Owens

The top staff award, given to the person who most exemplifies Dyson’s mission and values.  Designed to highlight performance that surpasses expectations, and makes a significant or unique contribution to the work of Dyson, this award should be based upon consensus reports from supervisors and colleagues, as well as other relevant measurements of excellence.

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Dean Wooten and Caitlin Owens

Dyson Values Award

Laura Hufnagel

Michelle Cranston

Jen Williams

Linda Sanderson

Recognizes staff who support and enact Dyson’s core values: Continuous Improvement, Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion, Industriousness, Engagement in Dyson’s mission, Innovation and Collaboration, Caring and Collegiality, and Service.

Left: Laura Hufnagel and Dean Wooten
Right: Linda Sanderson and Dean Wooten

Community Award

James J. Byrnes Award for Excellence

Dyson Cares

Sponsored by Tompkins Trust Company, this award recognized individuals or groups for their outstanding volunteer service to the community.

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Dean Wooten and representatives from Dyson Cares

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