Debra K. Trott of Athens, Illinois, is the recipient of the management department's 2007 Highest Academic Achievement Award. Trott is a senior operations assistant for the Illinois Certification Board. She will receive a monetary award.
Jesse J. Donley of Morton, Illinois, is the recipient of The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award for 2007, presented annually to a management student who best exemplifies managerial competence both in the classroom and professionally. Donley is a hydraulic support engineer at Caterpillar. He will receive a year's subscription to The Wall Street Journal.
Phuong T. Nguyen of Germantown Hills, Illinois, has been awarded the 2007 James C. Worthy Award for writing the best senior paper in the program. This honor, which includes a monetary award, pays tribute to the late James C. Worthy, a charter member of the management faculty. Each year's winner is selected by the faculty who teach the course Strategic Management and Leadership. Nguyen is the manager of a small, family-owned business.