The Business Department recognizes its students for their hard work and academic achievements.
On Tuesday May 7 faculty, students and families gathered in the 700 Building South Wing Events Center to highlight the achievements of students. The event kicked off with live music by the group Off the Shelf who set the mood with songs like Taking Care of Business.
In the beginning of the ceremony Alexander Collins who received a Business Student award said “I don’t really know what to expect. It’s pretty exciting.”
Opening remarks were given by Dean Tom Clark who opened the evening by saying “This is the time of the year that we should really just focus on student accomplishments and were looking ahead to the additional students we will be contracting in our fine programs.” He proceeded to talk about the importance of the business career these students have chosen and how it is a vital occupation for our community and nation at large.
There were a total of 33 award recipients in this years award ceremony which split the awards into: individual class awards, support team learning assistants tutor awards and specific major awards. As students were called up to receive their awards, a slide was shown that expressed their accomplishments and strong characteristics that made them worthy of the award they were receiving. Students were then presented with a certificate and a copy of their slide which was given by business faculty members.
Pee Xiong recipient of the BUS 10, Business Law Award was recognized for her excellent work in class. She achieved a perfect score in Business Law which was a first in this class and was described as being “a superior student who is very helpful with her classmates.”
Upon receiving her award Xiong said “I’m excited. I was surprised I got nominated but these types of things give you the energy to work harder.”
The Ceremony proceeded to highlight the students and included a raffle with gift cards to the Chabot Bookstore. Everyone present in the room looked extremely proud and happy for all the students who received an award.
Norberto Ruiz Business faculty member said “It’s a great way to celebrate and these types of events are always good. We hear a lot of bad news so it’s great to be able to do some good news. People here need to be recognized for all the good things they do and it is great to highlight these people in these events.”