Heavener School delivers prestigious awards
The Heavener School of Business inducted four students into the Heavener Hall of Fame and presented four students with the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award.
Corey Ashmeade, Kara Conley, Kristin Fanto and Rachel Halfaker were welcomed into the Heavener Hall of Fame while Hannah Olmstead, Jade Mulvaney, Ralph Sherman Wilhelm and Megan Towzey received the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award.
“We are proud to recognize the students being inducted into the Heavener Hall of Fame and honored with the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award,” Heavener School Associate Dean and Director Alex Sevilla said. “These students have consistently shown exemplary leadership throughout their time at the Heavener School. We are proud and appreciative of the immense impact they have had here, particularly with their peers. They personify the best of the Heavener School of Business and we are excited to see their leadership flourish well beyond graduation day.”
The Heavener Hall of Fame is reserved for undergraduate business students who have shown truly superior leadership and achievement through their activities and scholarship while members of the College community. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.5 UF GPA and be in good standing with UF. Students are also judged on scholarship, campus leadership, campus involvement and service to the College or UF.
The Distinction in Leadership and Service Award is presented to students who demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the College through participation in student organizations and other extracurricular activities. The students have demonstrated a strong commitment to the College and made a significant positive impact on its students.
Ashmeade, an economics major with minors in Chinese and entrepreneurship, interned as a Planning Analyst at Target Corp. He is involved with Career and Academic Peer (CAP) Mentors, Florida Leadership Academy (FLA), Warrington Diplomats and the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program (BUMP).
Conley, receiving a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting, interned at PwC in Atlanta. Involved in Warrington Diplomats and FLA, she serves as a TA for undergraduate and MBA accounting classes.
Fanto, an economics major with a minor in leadership, was a cost management intern at Northrop Grumman. She is involved in Warrington Diplomats, Phi Mu Fraternity and FLA while spending time as a member of the Heavener International Case Team.
Halfaker, an information systems major also receiving a master’s in ISOM through the combined program, had internships at General Electric, Nielsen and United Nations. She is involved in Campus Diplomats, GatorTech, FLA and CAP Mentors.
Olmstead, a finance major with a minor in entrepreneurship, interned at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. She is involved with CAP Mentors, Warrington Diplomats, FLA, Warrington Welcome Peer Leader and Tri Delta while spending time as a member of the Heavener International Case Competition.
Mulvaney, a marketing major pursuing a master’s in ISOM with a minor in retail, interned at Nielsen, Northrop Grumman, Wells Fargo and Pink Narcissus. She is involved with CAP Mentors, FLA, Warrington Welcome Peer Leaders and the Warrington College of Business Dean Search Committee.
Wilhelm, an economics and statistics major with minors in mathematics and actuarial sciences, interned at Symptoma and Nielsen. He is involved with CAP Mentors, FLA and Cicerones while serving as a member of the Heavener International Case Team.
Towzey, an economics major with a minor in information systems, was a consulting intern at RSM, assisting on internal audits and risk assessments for eight clients, and also interned at Raymond James. She and another student won the essay competition of the 14th Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management.