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Shorter University’s Ledbetter College of Business presents end-of-year Awards

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Shorter University’s Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business honored 14 students with awards presented during its recent Awards Ceremony.

Scott Fairley, a general business major from Auburn, Ala., and Cordell York, a general business major from Cumming, Ga., received the Freshman Achievement Award. The award is given by the Ledbetter College faculty to an outstanding freshman student.

Chad Cawthon, a sophomore accounting major from Rome, Ga., and Madelyn Williams, a sophomore computer information systems major from Harrisburg, N.C., received the Sophomore Achievement Award. Given by the Ledbetter College of Business faculty, the award recognizes outstanding sophomores in accounting, business administration, or economics.

Tiffany Holland, a junior accounting major from Chickamauga, Ga., and Stefano Cammarota, a junior economics major from Naples, Italy, received the Charles C. Thompson Award. Awarded by the College of Business in memory of Charles C. Thompson, who served as associate professor of economics and business administration at Shorter from 1966 to 1971, the Thompson Award recognizes outstanding juniors in business fields.

Kelsi Jones, a junior sport management major from Oakwood, Ga., received the Coca Cola Achievement Award. Established by the Coca-Cola Foundation to provide scholarships by business students, this award is given to the rising senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, demonstrates hard work and persistence in their academic pursuits.

Alexa Moore, a senior economics major from Marietta, Ga., received the Leighton Richardson Award. This award is given to an outstanding senior in business or economics by Dr. Greg Richardson and his family in memory of Dr. Richardson’s father.

Zaira Flandez-Ruiz, a general business major from Riverdale, Ga., received the Corinne U. Jordan Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship, established in memory of Corinne Jordan, recognizes a student who demonstrates academic excellence while pursuing a major in a field of business. Corrine completed her academic coursework in accounting at Shorter College and was employed as a certified public accountant with Ernest J. Rudert and Company in Rome. The scholarship is given to a student who exhibits determination, perseverance, and other qualities known and loved in Corrine.

Stephen Corasaniti, a general business major from Monroe, Ga., received the Travis Williams scholarship. This scholarship is given in memory of Travis Williams, a rising senior, business major who died in November 1998. Travis was a free spirit who loved life and who possessed a love of learning not for the sake of knowing but in order to make a difference. The award is given in his memory to a rising senior majoring in business who exhibits the characteristics Travis lived.

Ricardo Rivera, an accounting major from Rome, Ga., received the Live Like Shane Award. The award is given in memory of Shane Richardson, who in April 2010 lost his battle with cancer. Shane touched the lives of numerous students at Shorter University with his inspirational lectures and immeasurable guidance in the development of the curriculum. This award is given to an individual who works hard in all they do and lives their life to honor and glorify God.

Joshua Duncan, a sport management major from Anniston, Ala., received the Dentris Mathis Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is presented in memory of College of Business graduate Dentris Mathis, who died in April 2011. Dentris was a member of Shorter’s inaugural football team and the baseball team. The award is presented to a first-generation college student athlete who possesses characteristics similar to Dentris, including a love of Christ and life, a charismatic personality, a strong work ethic, and a great pride in education and Shorter University.

Laura Ayres, a computer information systems major from Flinstone, Ga., received the Heart of the School of Business Administration Award. This award is given by the College of Business faculty to the student who makes teaching and learning fun and who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits a love of life.

Savannah Thomas, a sport management major from Rome, Ga., received the Dean’s Award. This award is presented to the student who best exemplifies the principles of the Ledbetter College of Business. Students are nominated by faculty members, and the winner is selected by the dean.