Fall 2013’s Outstanding Seniors

Posted: Wednesday, December 11th 2013 at 12:09 PM

With the end of another year comes a celebration of the seniors who have stood out amongst their peers during their time here at NAU. Fall 2013’s Outstanding Senior Awards ceremony for FCB and HRM students was held on Friday, December 6, 2013 in the Babbitt Boardroom.

Bradley Randall (ACC), Bryan Sherwood (CIS), Shiqi Miao (ECO), Michael Bauder (FIN), Trevor Lawrence (MGT), Brianna Totten (MKT), and Ryan Priest (HRM) were recognized for the high quality work they’ve done.

It was a surprise to Sherwood when he found out he had been chosen by the CIS department as an outstanding senior, but he certainly earned the title.

“NAU and the FCB are institutions where you get out what you put into them. I was able to make connections here within the college and within my field at the university which led to an internship and eventually a job after graduation.”
—Bryan Sherwood (CIS)

“I’ve consistently tried to help others in my major, at least as much as I could,” Sherwood said. “I was a lab aide for CIS 220 for a couple of semesters with Jeff Rhode [and] even outside of an official capacity, I’ve always strived for excellence and done my best to help classmates with assignments that are unclear.”

The same went for Bauder: “I believe I was chosen due to being involved in the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), representing NAU in the Global Research Investment Challenge, and acting in a professional manner when interacting with both classmates and professors,” he said.

High involvement outside of class was a common factor for these outstanding seniors who demonstrated that it is good to get involved while in school in order to get the most out of the college experience.

“I think I was chosen because of the high effort I put forth for each class and the constant building of relationships with my professors [such as] always making sure that the professor knew me as a person, not just a student,” Lawrence explained.

“My advice would be to get involved in FCB organizations and activities,” Sherwood said. “NAU and the FCB are institutions where you get out what you put into them. I was able to make connections here within the college and within my field at the university which led to an internship and eventually a job after graduation.”

“Never leave a class knowing you could have done better,” Lawrence said. “Build that relationship with your professors because most likely you will see them multiple times throughout your college life. Also, I would strongly advise networking whether that be going to the Career Exploration Day every semester, going to the professor office hours, attending Pathways activities, or joining a business club.”

Being recognized as exceptional students is a great honor that all students should strive for. Congratulations again to these students for all of their accomplishments and recognition.



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