Class of 2022 Rose Hill and Lincoln Center Undergraduate Awards
Undergraduate | May 27, 2022 | Gabelli School of Business
On May 20th, the Gabelli School of Business celebrated graduating undergraduate students who received awards for outstanding academic performance and distinguished achievements.
Rose Hill Students, along with faculty and staff honorees, gathered in the Leonard Theater at Fordham Prep in the Bronx, while Lincoln Center students attended their ceremonies in the McNally Amphitheater, on the Lincoln Center campus in midtown Manhattan.
These students joined together to celebrate their collective achievements and to have their degrees officially conferred at the University Commencement ceremony on May 21, 2022 on Edwards Parade.
Congratulations to all the award winners listed below:
Co-Valedictorians: Brandon Aptilon & Andrew Pace, Jr.
Gabelli School of Business Alumnus of the Year Award: Jake Braithwaite, SJ, Class of 2011
Gabelli School of Business New Alumni Award:
2022 Global Business Honors Program:
John Andrew Barback – Exotic Alternatives and their Impact on Portfolios
Shawn M. Connell – Do Democratic Presidents Increase the Frequency of Climate Change Risk Disclosure?
Katherine R. Delahunt – Pyramid Schemes or Profitable Investments? Analyzing the Returns of Multi-Level Marketing Stocks
Edrick Kam – The Impact of a 15% Global Minimum Tax on Market Capitalization of Multinational Firms. Edrick’s thesis was selected as a runner-up for the E. Gerald Corrigan Award for thesis excellence in the Global Business Honors Program.
Colin P. Murphy – Comparative Analysis of Emissions Trading Schemes: With a Focus on the Interaction Between Scale and Design
Quinnivan Kathleen Raudat – Fashion Trends in Social Media: Are Likes Reflective of Popularity?
Adwitya M. Singh – Blockchain: Freeing the Path to Increased Clinical Trial Participation Rates
Thomas D. Sullivan – Federal Response to the 2008 Housing Crisis: Has it been effective?
Hannah E. Underwood – Intangible Asset Perception: Can Metrics Used to Explain Intangible Asset Possession Help Predict Stock Returns?
Nicolas James Zaferiou – Making Considerations for Confidence: Are Confidence Metrics Adequate Determinants of SPAC Popularity? * Nicolas’ thesis was selected as a runner-up for the E. Gerald Corrigan Award for thesis excellence in the Global Business Honors Program
2022 Honors Thesis Program:
Israt Z. Ali – The Truth About Loneliness and Extraversion. *Israt Ali was selected as a winner of the Patricia Ramsey Honors Thesis Award for thesis excellence in the Honors Thesis Program
Michael C. Polis – The Relationship between Consumers and Fictional Characters in the Purchase Decision-Making Process
Lucille Sophia Richter – The Effects of Tax Awareness, Knowledge, and Perceived Fairness on Tax Compliance
Qi Di Zheng – How People Form Judgments of Low-Income Individuals’ Spending on Basic Versus Higher-Order Needs. *Qi Di Zheng was selected as a winner of the Patricia Ramsey Honors Thesis Award for thesis excellence in the Honors Thesis Program
2022 Ignite Honors Program:
Erin M. Hardiman – FOODability
Henry Thomas Hittle – Eco-op
Natalie H. Lamb – Broken Glass: To Harm or To Heal
Jack A. Parsons – eContractor
Siyao Wang – WSY Business Studio, LLC
Colin M. Wexler – FOODability
Awards for Academic Excellence:
Evan J. Garvelink
International Business Award: Camryn Pecyno
Benedict T. Harter Award: Natalie Ortof
2022 New York State Society of CPAs Superior Scholarship Award: James Dougherty
Beta Gamma Sigma Bronze Medal: Lucille Richter
Angela Lopez Higher Education Opportunity Program Award: Ahmed Gohar Hussain
C-Step Award: Geraldo De La Cruz
Senior Leadership Award: Colin Wexler
Social Impact Award: Mason Lambrix and Natalie Lamb
Economic Impact Award: John Regan
Entrepreneurship Award: Russell Alexeev
Nicholas Brandemarti Award: Peter Fitzgerald
Evening Student Award: John Jacewicz
Patricia David Trailblazer Award: Eva Li
Cura Personalis Award:
Tinglan (Shirley) Du and
Homines Pro Aliis Award:
Rachel Ragone Unity of Heart, Mind, and Soul Award: Luke O’Flaherty
Gabelli School of Business Appreciation Award: Keith Eldredge, AVP and Dean of Student Services.
Reverend Garrett J. Fitzgerald Award: Megan Decker, Assistant Dean for Sophomores
Faculty Cura Personalis Award: Benjamin M. Cole, Ph.D
Faculty Magis Award: Kevin Mirabile
Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence:
Full Time Faculty: Santiago Mejia
Adjunct Faculty: Jim Teague
2022 Alumni Chair Award: Julia Elizabeth Petalcorin
Mozilo Future Distinguished Alumnus Award: Geraldo De La Cruz
Gabelli School of Business Dean’s Award: Colin Wexler
Alumni Inspiration Award: Sihien Goh
Global Business Honors Program:
Joseph VanGostein: The Eco-Consumer Versus Greenwashing
Akshath Umesh: Fordham: Improving An Already Great Institution
Alia Benabdeljalil: StepForward: Activating Better Solutions for the Female Doctors, Engineers, Artists, and CEOs of Tomorrow
Kaitlin Cunanan: Connecting during COVID-19: Exploring Relational Cohesion Theory and Personality Theory within the Digital Environment of COVID-19 *Winner of the E. Gerald Corrigan Award for thesis excellence in the Global Business Honors Program
Jin Lin Chen
Jiawei Johnny Miao
Gratias Tibi Award: Department of Public Safety: Robert Dineen, John Carroll
Faculty Cura Personalis Award:
Fordham College: Joshua Schapiro
Gabelli School of Business: Bozena Mierzajewska
Digital Media & Technology: Kaitlin Cunanan, Bridget Iadanza, Jackson Letterman
Global Marketing & Consumer Insights: Alia Benabdeljalil, Jin Lin Chen, Emiko Gantt, Mikayla Gardner, Stephanie Polakowski, Joseph VanGostein
Global Finance & Business Economics: Angel Alcantara, Jr., Larisa Basmouk, Maria Binamin, Sandy Cheng, Arpitha Gorur, Christian Hines, Dante Mayeno, Bryce Tayengco, Akshath Umesh, Li (Frank) Wang, Nicole Zlotchevsky
Homines Pro Aliis Award:
Long Yin (Rodney) Pun
Dean’s Award: Stephanie Polakowski
Alumni Chair Award: Alia Benabdeljalil
Photos by Marisol Diaz and Bruce Gilbert