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UIS Management Department announces award winners

May 23, 2006

SPRINGFIELD – Three students majoring in Management at the University of Illinois at Springfield have received awards for excellence.

James L. Schweigert of Washington, Illinois, is the recipient of the department’s 2006 Highest Academic Achievement Award.  Schweigert is a customer service representative for National Waterworks, Inc. in Washington.  He will receive a monetary award.

Justin M. Jahanshir of Springfield is the recipient of The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award for 2006, presented annually to a student who best exemplifies managerial competence both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.  Jahanshir is an operations processor at Wells Fargo in Springfield.  He will receive a year’s subscription to The Wall Street Journal.

David W. Polk of Chillicothe has been awarded the 2006 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. Polk is completing an internship at the Peoria County Human Resources Department.

     

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