The Wake Forest University Schools of Business recently held graduation ceremonies for the Charlotte Evening MBA Program’s Class of 2009.
Forty-seven students received their Master of Business Administration on Friday, Sept. 18. The evening included a reception and dinner at Charlotte Marriott Southpark followed by an awards ceremony and the distribution of diplomas by Dean of Business Steve Reinemund and Associate Dean for Working Professional MBA Programs Bill Davis.
Davis commented, “I am so pleased with the accomplishments of our graduates. These talented and dedicated students have committed themselves to a rigorous education over the past two year while continue to work full time jobs. We are excited to see how they apply this experience outside of the classroom. Undoubtedly, the Class of 2009 will go on to make a difference in society.”
This MBA program for working professionals took students two years to complete and graduates travelled from locations between Asheville, NC and Spartanburg, SC to attend the Charlotte Evening MBA program. The graduates are: Christopher Louis Andrews, Annelise Marie Matchette, Charles Hall Ashford III, Vera A. Asiedu, J. Leigh Biasucci, Brian Joseph Comisky, Andrew Radcliffe Cozier, Eva LaDawn Dawkins, Matthew Joseph Fisher, Douglas James Fraser III, Preston Ray Gardner, Thomas Joseph Gibbons Jr., Venkatesh Veeramani Govindaswamy, Thomas Jeffrey Guy, Robert Alan Harbaugh, Brent Vincent Cary Hayden, Owen Christopher Hernández, Robert William Hickman, Christopher Bryan Hooker, Ronald Jeffrey Horwitz, Timothy Joseph Jinks, Nikcole Payne Keith, Howard David Klingensmith, Barbara Jill Lewin, Melissa Alethia Mapp, Matthew J. McGrath, Travis Aaron Meldau, Walter Scot Oliver IV, Michael Anthony Oliverio, Richard Wesley Pass, Henal Vikram Patel, Brian Peters, Matthew John Poulton, Joseph Bales Powell, Michael David Ray, Vance Gifford Russell, Anil Prasad Sinha, Jacob Matthew Sizemore, Jennifer Shahla Skasko, Michael Edward Slaney, Daniel Kension Stewart, Jacob Isaac Stone, Timothy Wayne Thomas, Kristy Marie Urban, Jessica Young Wagner, Brett Matthew Zabek, and Paul Michael Zederbaum.
The Class of 2009 recognized Chet Miller and John Silvia by awarding them with the Outstanding Faculty Recognition Award for their first- and second-years in the program respectively. The award is given annually by each MBA class for outstanding contributions to the education and personal development of students.
Farr Professor of Organizational Studies Chet Miller said, “To be recognized for contributions to the learning and development of any group of students is a thrill; to be recognized by such a talented group is more meaningful than I can express in words.”
The Wake Forest Charlotte Evening MBA program is designed for working professionals, managers, small business owners and entrepreneurs with strong job performance who want to advance into mid- and upper-level management. At least three years of full-time, postgraduate work experience is required as the program builds upon that professional career experience to sharpen students’ general management skills.