Each year, the Gies College of Business recognizes ten graduating seniors who have displayed dedicated leadership and leave a lasting impact on the college and community. Among the ten students recognized for the class of 2020, four of them (Agastya Brahmamdam, Drew Danko, Kayla Santucci, and Sarah Jaeger) served as past Section Leaders for Business 101. Throughout their time in the classroom they inspired others as passionate leaders and mentors, conveying the importance of ethics and professional responsibility throughout college and beyond. Further, they have encouraged many to follow in their footsteps and continue serving the Gies community. See below for personal statements from each individual:
Agastya Brahmamdam (Finance and Accountancy) –
"I loved being a part of the Business 101 team, an experience I will cherish forever. My Friday mornings will never be the same!"
Drew Danko (Finance and Hoeft Technology & Management Minor) –
"I am so thankful for all of the experiences I’ve had and the relationships I’ve built through Business 101. Business 101 will certainly be one of my brightest memories looking back on my college experience in the future! Being a section leader provides an incredible opportunity to teach and mentor younger Gies students and certainly should not be taken for granted. If you are a younger section leader, always remember the lasting impact you can leave on your students for years to come and throughout their professional careers!"
Kayla Santucci (Accountancy) –
"Serving as a Business 101 section leader was certainly one of my most valuable and rewarding experiences of college. Being a section leader is a unique privilege and I am very grateful I had the opportunity to give back to Gies in this way!"
Sarah Jaeger (International Management and Economics) –
"I am most proud of teaching transfer students in an introductory course titled Business 101: Professional Responsibility. It has been great to see the successes my former students have achieved during their undergraduate careers. I am also proud of my affiliation with the course because the content centers around ethical decision making; a concept that I personally feel is immensely important when transacting in business." (Poets & Quants, 2020). *See below story on Jaeger for additional details.
*For additional information on the Gies College of Business Deans Scroll Award, please visit the following link: Learn More »
**In addition to Dean's Scroll designation, Drew Danko and Kayla Santucci were also awarded Honorary Senior 100. The full Senior 100 list can be accessed HERE