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Undergraduate Business Students Recognized at CBA Honors Ceremony

Nearly 100 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students were honored at the 2014 CBA Honors Ceremony held on Sunday, April 13. Forty-five students received CBA awards for academic achievement including the William Gold Scholarship Keys, the Clifford Hicks Honor Keys, the LeRossignol Scholar Awards and the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Keys.
The William Gold Scholarship Keys were first awarded in 1925 by Mr. William Gold, founder of Gold & Co. These keys are awarded to outstanding students having the highest academic standing throughout their freshman year. This year 12 students received this honor.
The Clifford Hicks Honor Keys are named for Professor Clifford M. Hicks, who served on the College of Business Administration faculty for 43 years and was chairman of the Department of Business Organization and Management from 1950 until his retirement in 1968. The Hicks Keys have been awarded since 1971 to outstanding students having the highest academic standing throughout their sophomore year. Fifteen sophomores received this honor.
The LeRossignol Scholar Awards honor James E. LeRossignol, the first dean of the College of Business Administration who served from 1913 to 1941. This award has been presented since 1988 to students having the highest academic standing throughout their junior year. Fifteen juniors received the LeRossignol Scholar Award this year.
Mitchell Quaiver was honored as a 4.0 Senior High Scholar

Mitchell Quaiver (left) was honored as a 4.0 Senior High Scholar

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities and encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice. The Alpha Delta Chapter at UNL was formed in May 1924 and has had more than 2,000 members since its inception. The Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key is granted to students graduating in May with the highest grade point average in the college. Three seniors were honored with this recognition.
The Honors Ceremony also recognized students selected for membership in business honorary organizations Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Sigma Pi, and in university senior honorary organizations Innocents Society and Mortar Board. Prior to the event, 330 undergraduate business students were recognized for their cumulative academic achievements at the UNL All-University Honors Convocation, including three CBA seniors who were named as Chancellor's Scholars, the university's highest undergraduate academic honor.

Following is a list by hometown of students who received CBA academic awards.
Cambridge: David Bond (William Gold Scholarship Key)
Columbus: Amy Chin (William Gold Scholarship Key), Ryan Fehr (William Gold Scholarship Key), Lindsay McElhose (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key)
Elkhorn: Lauren Goodell (LeRossignol Scholar Award), Alex Kindopp (William Gold Scholarship Key)
Geneva: Emilie Workentine (LeRossignol Scholar Award)
Grand Island: Adam Werner (LeRossignol Scholar Award)
Hebron: Seth Wiedel (LeRossignol Scholar Award)
Hickman: Melissa Siefert (LeRossignol Scholar Award)
La Vista: Taylor Kupfer (William Gold Scholarship Key)
Lincoln: Kelly Jefferson (LeRossignol Scholar Award), Anthony Kampfe (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key), Tram Le (William Gold Scholarship Key), Megan Rudolph (William Gold Scholarship Key), Yi Xie (William Gold Scholarship Key)
McCook: Rebecca Goodenberger (LeRossignol Scholar Award)
North Platte: Ronald Van Donk (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key), Gregory Vinton (Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key)
Ogallala: Samuel Adams (LeRossignol Scholar Award)
Omaha: Rachel Bruch (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key), Jonathan Caniglia (LeRossignol Scholar Award), Christina Guthmann (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key), Alexandra Herink (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key), Dana Kucirek (LeRossignol Scholar Award), Reid Rauterkus (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key)
Seward: Chase Wurdeman (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key)
Sidney: Connor Kilmurray (William Gold Scholarship Key)
York: Armando Becerril (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key), Brette Gebers (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key)
Alamo, Calif.: Lynnea Bush (LeRossignol Scholar Award)
Aurora, Colo.: Margo Berends (Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key)
Parker, Colo.: Julie Dembowski (LeRossignol Scholar Award)
Carroll, Iowa: Adam Smith (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key)
Cary, Ill.: David Engel (William Gold Scholarship Key)
Glen Ellyn, Ill.: Kristen Wittmuss (LeRossignol Scholar Award)
Temperance, Mich.: Kirstie Ehman (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key)
Owatonna, Minn.: Brooke Schmitz (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key)
Kansas City, Minn.: Scott Johnson (William Gold Scholarship Key)
Lee's Summit, Mo.: William Wiese (LeRossignol Scholar Award)
Princeton, Mo.: Sarah Cast (Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key)
Dickinson, N.D.: Alissa Jangula (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key)
Brandon, S.D.: Ali Britzman (Clifford M. Hicks Honor Key)
Sioux Falls, S.D.: Bridget Sea (William Gold Scholarship Key)
McKinney, Texas: Kathryn Holmes (LeRossignol Scholar Award)
Published: April 17, 2014