Points of Pride

49th Annual Rotary Awards of Excellence

On April 20, 2017, the Rotary Club of Cleveland presented Cleveland State University students with Awards of Excellence at Windows on the River. Presiding over the awards was Dr. Edward G. Thomas, program coordinator, past president of the Rotary Club of Cleveland and Professor of Marketing Emeritus at the Monte Ahuja College of Business. 

The Award of Excellence Honorees were:

Alyse Souza Accounting
Darsh Prakash Patel Finance
Conor J. Cicon General Business
Sean Edward Phillips Information Systems
Melissa Anne Keyes International Business
Connie Tin Management
Evan Louis Andersky Marketing
Tim H. Hasbargen Operations & Supply Chain Management
Jacqueline Beckwith Graduate Student

2017 Rotary Student Awards

Pictured Left to Right:

Dr. Edward G. Thomas, Alyse Souza, Darsh Prakash Patel, Conor J. Cicon, Sean Edward Phillips, Melissa Anne Keyes, Connie Tin, Evan Louis Andersky, Tim H. Hasbargen, Jacqueline Beckwith and Dr. Oya Tukel, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Student Services 


The Rotary Awards of Excellence Program began in 1969. Dr. William E. "Bill" Schlender, who was dean of the James J. Nance College of Business Administration from 1968 until 1975, was a member of the Rotary Club of Cleveland and worked with the Rotary Club to recognize the most outstanding graduating students from the College.