Thirty-nine outstanding working professionals in Charlotte Saturday MBA program earned their degrees in January. Students, faculty and staff celebrated with a dinner and awards ceremony on Jan. 20 at the Charlotte City Club.
“These graduates are to be commended for their dedication to earning a Wake Forest MBA while balancing full-time careers, the needs of their families, and the demands of a rigorous academic program,” said Leslye Gervasi, Wake Forest University Schools of Business Director of Charlotte MBA Programs.
The class Leadership Award for scholastic performance, leadership and integrity went to Aaron Martin. Academic achievement awards were presented to Michael Donahue, Aaron Martin, Natalia Russo and Sree Velloor. Students honored Professor Dan Fogel with the Outstanding Educator Award.
The following students received their MBA diplomas on Jan. 20: Emily Kolepp Bello, Leigh Anne Boone, Crystal Burnette Brookshire, Keith Michael Brown, Drew Alan Cawthorne, Janice H. Couch, Sanjay Kumar Dabra, Sridhar Dasu, Michael James Donahue, Raymond Charles DuFauchard, William Thomas Flippin, Clayton Allen Forbes, Eric Matthew Heaps, Allison Carmelita Ince, Melissa Mari Jaggernauth, Suresh Babu Janardhanan, Philip Thomas Jimenez, Edward Lewis Johnson, Marcus Christian Laster, William Keith Loudon, Aaron Richard Martin, Cory James Martin, Maranda Elizabeth McBride, Bethany Lynn Michael, Michael Charles Munch, Peter Walden Nehl, Chetan Patel, Evan Matthew Phillips, Jonathan Holland Phillips, Aaron Scott Polsgrove, Wallace Litchfield Reed, Elizabeth Lintner
Romano, Natalia Irena Russo, Ryan Demetrius Simmons, James Galen Sorey, Lawrence Choi Tam, Nicholas James Tuite, Sreevidya Velloor, and Stephen Reginald Walker.
The graduates represent a diversity of industries and employers including: Bank of America, Boeing, Carolinas Healthcare, Dow Chemical Company, Duke Energy, Ernst & Young, IBM, Rubbermaid, TIAA-CREF, Time Warner Cable and Wells Fargo.