2023-2024 Student and Employee Awards

May 22, 2024

Each year, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business recognizes top-performing students, staff, and faculty for their academic and professional accomplishments. For the 2023-2024 academic year, we would like to acknowledge and commend the following individuals as recipients of these awards and achievements.

Student Awards

  • Hunter Smith, Data Analytics & Information Systems - Valedictorian
  • Kylee Zimmerman, Data Analytics - Scholar of the Year
  • Vanessa Richards, Economics & Finance - Legacy of Utah State
  • Austin Francis, Master of Data Analytics - Master's Student Researcher of the Year
  • Tyler Rich, Data Analytics, Economics, & Finance - Undergraduate Student Researcher of the Year
  • Gabriel Taylor, Economics & Finance – Undergraduate Teaching Fellow of the Year

Several Huntsman students also received Robins Awards, Utah State University's premier awards program since 1958.

  • Breanna Beck, Management - Bill E. Robins Memorial Award
  • Tyler Rich, Finance - Val R. Christensen Service Award
  • Vanessa Richards, Economics & Finance - Geraldine Robins Award
  • Abraham Rodriguez, Marketing, Journalism & Communication - Nicholas Robins Award
Also at USU's Robin's Awards Ceremony, the Huntsman Scholar Program received the organization of the Year Award.

Faculty & and Staff Awards

Dr. Bob Mills

Dr. Bob MillsCazier Professor Lifetime Achievement


Professor, Data Analytics & Information Systems Department

Dr. Sterling Bone

Sterling BoneUndergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year


Professor, Marketing & Strategy Department

Dr. Grazia Xiong

Grazia XiongFaculty Researcher of the Year


Assistant Professor, School of Accountancy

Dr. Kelly Fadel

Kelly FadelFaculty University Service Award


Professor, Data Analytics & Information Systems Department

Dr. Zsolt Ugray

Zsolt UgrayOutstanding Graduate Mentor of the Year


Associate Professor, Data Analytics & Information Systems Department

Dr. Antje Graul

Antje GraulUndergraduate Research Mentor of the Year


Associate Professor, Marketing & Strategy Department

Dr. Pedram Jahangiry

Dr. Pedram JahangiryTeacher of the Year


Professional Practice Assistant Professor, Data Analytics & Information Systems Department

Georgia Crouch

Georgia CrouchHuntsman Impact Award


Administrative Assistant, Marketing & Strategy Department

Elisa Hoffman

Elisa HoffmanHuntsman Impact Award


Financial Officer

Nate Jensen

Nate JensenStudent Impact Award


Assistant Director of Career Development, FJ Management Center for Student Success

Teri Rasmussen

Teri RasmussenEthical Leadership Award


Program Coordinator, School of Accountancy

Julia Westover

Julia WestoverEntrepreneurial Spirit Award


Executive Assistant to the Dean

Promotion & Tenure

Several Huntsman School Faculty were awarded promotions for exemplifying a commitment to student success and excellence in their respective research.

  • Bruce Boucher, Lecturer in the Management Department and Director of the Professional Master of Human Resource Program, was promoted to Senior Lecturer.
  • Dr. Aaron Brough, Associate Professor in the Marketing & Strategy Department, was promoted to Full Professor.
  • Dr. Antje Graul, Assistant Professor in the Marketing & Strategy Department, received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor.
  • Dr. Rachel Martin, Assistant Professor in the School of Accountancy, received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor.
  • Dr. Matthew Meng, Assistant Professor in the Marketing & Strategy Department, received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor.
  • Dr. Craig Palsson, Assistant Professor in the Economics & Finance Department, received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor.
  • Dr. Sepideh Raei, Assistant Professor in the Economics & Finance Department, received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor.
  • Dr. Alex Romney, Assistant Professor in the Marketing & Strategy Department, received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor.
  • Dr. Ayse Sapci, Assistant Professor in the Economics & Finance Department, received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor.
  • Dr. Danjue Shang, Assistant Professor in the Economics & Finance Department, received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor.
  • Dr. Mike Ulrich, Assistant Professor in the Management Department, received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor.

A-Pin Recipients

The A-Pin Award has been a Utah State University tradition since 1910. This prestigious award recognizes students who have earned a 4.0 GPA for two consecutive semesters carrying 15 or more credit hours. During the 2023 calendar year (spring 2023, summer 2023, and fall 2023 semesters), 67 Huntsman students earned an A-Pin award.

  • Josh Barnes, Finance
  • Ethan Bates, Data Analytics
  • Rand Boivie, Data Analytics
  • Camille Bowman, Accounting
  • Spencer Bretey, Finance
  • Nicholas Brimhall, Economics
  • Yumin Chen, Economics
  • Logan Christensen, Management
  • Kaiya Christiansen, Economics
  • Kayli Clegg, Data Analytics
  • Chloe Clemens, Data Analytics
  • Collin Cobabe, Accounting
  • John Coleman, Management
  • Kaitlin Cox, Marketing
  • Tyler Cragun, Finance
  • Riley Dauwen, Accounting
  • Ethan Davis, Economics
  • Jackson Dent, Accounting
  • Cameron Doyle, Accounting
  • Lorince Essig, Finance
  • James Ewell, Accounting
  • Avery Fadel, Economics
  • Aidan Fife, Economics
  • Benson Gugelman, Economics
  • Brooks Heaps, Accounting
  • Andrew Hyde, Economics
  • Braedon Iverson, Data Analytics
  • Anqi Jiang, Economics
  • Claire Jones, Marketing
  • Carter Lamb, Management
  • Elijah Larson, Economics
  • Landon Leishman, Economics
  • Yang Li, Economics
  • Jace Lintz, Finance
  • Mitchell Lott, Economics
  • Peiyao Lyu, Economics
  • Easton Martin, Information Systems
  • Jacob Martinka, Finance
  • Austin Maughan, Economics
  • Owen Mendiola, Data Analytics
  • Kinley Morgan, Management
  • Caleb Moritz, Accounting
  • Jacob Nakayu, Information Systems
  • Tarek Newton, Economics
  • Holdsen Nielson, Economics
  • Cade Olsen, Finance
  • Benjamin Palmer, Economics
  • Seth Porter, Economics
  • Delaney Rasband, Economics
  • Scott Rich, Marketing
  • Dallin Rima, Economics
  • Tyler Roberts, Economics
  • Decker Robison, Accounting
  • Michael Rowley, Accounting
  • Miguel Rust, Economics
  • Kate Sargent, Data Analytics
  • Eden Shaw, Accounting
  • Yan Shi, Economics
  • Sarah Van Shaar, Finance
  • Ellee Skriner, Accounting
  • Ryan Stenquist, Finance
  • Connor Veile, Management Information Systems
  • Keaton Vest, Finance
  • Brayson Warenski, Management
  • Reagan Watrin, Economics
  • Michael Weston, Finance
  • Matthew Whatcott, Accounting
  • Jessica Wilson, Finance
  • Kylee Zimmerman, Data Analytics