WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Forty-five working professionals earned their MBA degrees from Wake Forest University School of Business after completing a two-year evening program at the Reynolda campus. They were honored during a graduation celebration Friday, Sept. 11 at Forsyth Country Club.
“These graduates not only earned their business degrees, but in many cases, promotions by applying what they learned in class. And all this while balancing studies in a rigorous program with family, careers and community service,” said Kevin Bender, executive director of the Winston-Salem Evening MBA program. “They have much to be proud of.”
The Winston-Salem Evening Class of 2015 honored adjunct professor Mark A. Johnson with the Outstanding Educator Award. John Justin Champlin, Peter James Kriegler and Bartley Mitchel Hostetler each received the Class Leadership Award. The Academic Distinction Awards went to Whitney Ann Dawson, Adam Joseph Elrod, Elizabeth Ellen Harrington, Joyce Lillian Ritchie, and Daniel Edward Sanchez.
The graduates include: Marcus John Amendola, Victoria Latrese Barr, Dylan Priest Black, Jenny Rebecca Cano, Amaris Artreja Carr, John Justin Champlin, Caitlin Anne Chanas, Fonzer Curtis Clemons, Kelly Marie Collins, Adam Sean Davidson, Whitney Ann Dawson, Adam Joseph Elrod, Joshua Kyle Faucette, Aaron Charles Filipponi, Claire Kearney Foster, Michael DeShane Foster, Charles Max Graeub, Bryan David Hajtovik, Elizabeth Ellen Harrington, Jonathan lee Hinderliter, Bartley Mitchell Hostetler, Peter James Kriegler, Jeffrey Michael Manning, Christopher Holbrook Mauney, Reshonda Renee Matthews, Ian Michael McKillop, Stephen Lee McPherson, Adam Michael Meyer, William Reighard Motz, Eric Daniel Nestel, Jason Gary Pardue, Kevin Louis Peil, Brandon Everett Raleigh, Crystal Janette Redfern, Kathryn Mills Reece, Joyce Lillian Ritchie, Daniel Edward Sanchez, Christopher Michael Sheppard, Benjamin R. Teague, Benjamin Michael VanWagner, Dipen Atulkumar Vyas, Li Wang, Katharine Rebekah Williams, Bryan Anthony Wilson and Christie Ann Young.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wake Forest’s MBA program for working professionals #20 in the nation and #1 in North Carolina. Working professionals have the option of taking evening classes in Winston-Salem or classes in the evenings or Saturdays at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center.