Gabelli School of Business Graduate Awards 2023

These awards are bestowed each year upon students who have excelled in and outside of the classroom, and faculty members and alumni who have made a difference in the education and careers of our graduate students.

  • The 2023 Graduate Student Award Winners represent the breadth and depth of the members of our diverse student body, their many talents, and accomplishments. They exemplify the dedication and hard work required to achieve academic, professional, and personal success, setting a standard of excellence for those who will follow in their footsteps.

    Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

    Academic Area Awards

    This honor is bestowed upon those students who have excelled in their academic area.

    Accounting and Taxation – Emmanouela Chamogeorgaki, Yingqingqing Hu, Michael J. Leegan
    Communications and Media Management – Milica Jojic, Vaishvi Sanjay Mistry, Allison May Randall
    Finance and Business Economics - Xiaocheng Liang, Jacob Rothstein, Nicholas Edward Valentino
    Information Technology and Operations - Siang-Ling Hsu, Saif Sarwar, Dominika Maria Zak
    Law and Ethics – Cesar Nicolas Feliciano, Jacqueline Diana Mazariego, Leonard Anthony Mazzone
    Leading People and Organizations - James S. Balardi, Andrew J. Hodges, Patrick C Murphy
    Marketing - Diana Drautz, Jessica Joy Jordaan, Adam A. Saad
    Strategy and Statistics - Carlos J Lopez Sanchez, Matthew Robinson Mininberg, Martin Paul Vukel

    Program Excellence Awards

    This honor is bestowed upon those students who have excelled in their program of study.

    M.S. in Accounting Excellence Award - Edward L. Schwartz Jr.
    M.S. in Applied Statistics and Decision-Making Excellence Award - Jacob Danish Sloan
    M.S. in Business Analytics Excellence Award - Asmita Dipak Tamhaney
    M.S. in Finance Excellence Award - Atakan Demirci
    M.S. in Finance (online) Excellence Award - Daniel T. Candito
    M.S. in Information Technology Excellence Award – Tushar Mehrotra
    M.S. in Management Excellence Award - Andrew George Agriantonis
    M.S. in Management (online) Excellence Award - Lauren Layfield
    M.S. in Marketing Intelligence Excellence Award - Katrina A. Velilla
    M.S. in Media Management Excellence Award - Chloe Catoya
    M.S. in Quantitative Finance Award - Hao Qiu
    M.S. in Strategic Marketing Communications (online) Excellence Award - Shelby A. VanSickle
    M.S. in Taxation Excellence Award - Nicholas M. Dator

    Executive M.B.A. Excellence Award - Talonya Geary
    Full-time M.B.A. Excellence Award - Andrew Goldstick
    Professional M.B.A. Excellence Award - Anthony Peter Cardiello

    Entrepreneurship Award

    This award is presented to a student who demonstrates the entrepreneurial traits of open-mindedness, creativity, innovation, and resilience needed to succeed in the competitive business landscape.

    Maximiliano García Chirinos (Full-time MBA)

    Student Leadership Award

    This award is given to the graduate student/s who best exemplify the values of the Gabelli School and is voted on by the student body.

    Catherine Gbogi  (M.B.A. Programs)
    Lilianne Liang   (Specialized Master’s Programs)

    Exemplar Service Award

    This honor is bestowed upon those students who have made a positive impact on the Gabelli School community through their involvement and contributions.

    Siddharth K. Bhuptani, Jessica M. Burbach, Natalia Alejandra Cabrera, Ken Alexandre Chua Coseto, Lydia Bailey Filosa, Aghya Naresh Goel, Amanda Corinne D Gutierrez, Isabel Sullivan Hartman, Anahita G. Hirani, Ruiying Huang, Michelle C. Kogolo, Karan Kumar, Josephine M. Larbi, Shafrin Mustafa, Modupe Ogunlaja, Josefina Paz Israel Rodriguez, Cristiane Rodrigues Lima Sampaio, Lev Seleznov, Siddhant Tayal, Ana Lucia Ubillus Fernandez, Katrina A Velilla,Yunfei Yue, Han Zhou

    Dean’s List Honors

    These award is bestowed upon students who have the distinction of having earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average during their graduate business studies at the Gabelli School of Business.

    George J Abaci, Gaurav Adhikari, Estevan Altamirano, Alexa Trisha Presto Aquino, Eriko Armani, James Balardi, Cory Burdick, Daniel T. Candito, Zongze Cao, Laura Capasso, Anthony Cardiello, Chloe Catoya, Donald Chan, Nanzanxuan Chen, Ka Ling Cheng, Kevin W. Cummings, Amanda Marie DeFedele, Clare M. DeMartini, Mia Elissa Disano, Barbara DiTomasso, Jennifer L Gallat, Maria Garcia, Alexandra M Ghiz, Andrew Goldstick, Shefali Gupta, Amanda Corinne D Gutierrez, Matthew Harding, Annabel Hess, Milica Jojic, Jessica Joy Jordaan, Sydney Kantor, Lauren Layfield, Michael Leegan, Maoxi Li, Weixuan Li, Zhouyuan Li, Lichong Lin, Yiyang Liu, Emily Raegan Loder, Carlos Lopez Sanchez, Wenzhao Lu, Sophia Mahaney, Albert Thomas Malafronte, Tushar Mehrotra, Vaishvi Sanjay Mistry, Zachary E Mongillo, Patrick Murphy, William A Ortiz, Jared Alexander Piantedosi, Yuzhi Qin, Allison Randall, Maeve Elizabeth Reilly, Lucille Sophia Richter, Laura Rossi, Jacob Rothstein, Adam A. Saad, Saif Sarwar, Caroline Schiff, Matthew Sharkey, Dalamu Sherpa, Jacob Danish Sloan, Abbey Rose Slobodin, Eleni Sourlis, Matthew D Sullivan, Yining Sun, Rebecca C Surr, Asmita Dipak Tamhaney, Shelby A. VanSickle, Teylor Veliotis, Courtney Kaitlin Vita, Alyssa Vitali, Hongteng Wang, Brittney Winters-Gullo, Min YangYukun Yuan, Dominika Maria Zak, Wenxu Zan, Xie Zheng

    Capstone Awards

    Dean’s Award for Excellence

    This award is bestowed upon a graduate student who has exemplified excellence in his or her academic work and demonstrates great career promise.

    Laura Capasso (Professional M.B.A.)

    Dean’s Award for Service

    This award is bestowed upon a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding support of the mission of the Gabelli School of Business.

    Shefali Gupta (M.S. in Marketing Intelligence)

    International Advancement Award

    This award is given to a graduate student who has advanced the Gabelli School’s mission of “sending Fordham out into the world, and bringing the world to Fordham.”

    Salonee Khosla (Full-time M.B.A.)

  • Gabelli School of Business Alumni Award

    This award is bestowed upon a Gabelli School of Business alumnus/na who has advanced graduate business education during the past academic year. 

    Louis Romeo, GABELLI '98, '99 

    Lou earned a B.S. in public accounting and an M.B.A. in corporate finance from Fordham University. He is a partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Audit & Assurance practice and currently leads its U.S. banking audit practice, which includes responsibility for market strategy, eminence activities, and human resources management and development.

    Lou is deeply committed to the Gabelli School of Business and its mission of educating the next generation of leaders. He played an important role in the School to collaborate with Deloitte on the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program, which supports students with a record of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by providing a number of full scholarships for students in our M.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Taxation programs.

  • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence

    This award is bestowed upon an adjunct faculty member whose exceptional performance and dedication to the Gabelli School’s ideals warrant special recognition.

    Michael Deamer, Adjunct Professor

    Ankur Jaluria, Adjunct Professor

    Denise Bennett, Adjunct Professor

    Gladys and Henry Crown Award for Faculty Excellence

    This award is presented to a full- time faculty member whose exceptional performance and dedication to the Gabelli School’s ideals warrant special recognition.

    Benjamin Cole, Ph.D., William J. Loschert Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship Professor of Strategy and Statistics

    Peter Johnson, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing

    Stanley Fuchs Award for Faculty Excellence

    This award is named for a former area chair of law and ethics, who was a devoted educator and student advocate. It recognizes the true dedication of a faculty member to their students.

    Sertan Kabadayi, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing

    John Fortunato, Ph.D., Communications and Media Management