College of Business honors three outstanding students

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College of Business honors three outstanding students

Published: June 15, 2013.

The Lewis University College of Business honored Lauren McCartney, Brandon Ceplecha and Christian Axelsen with the Outstanding Student Award. Every year, the College of Business honors students who demonstrate their hard work and commitment to the mission of the university, while also taking into consideration the number of majors/minors the student is undertaking, their involvement in the college and university and recommendations from faculty and staff.

McCartney created the Management Information Systems Department’s Facebook Page and participated in two Information Security Service Learning Projects for the Will County Community Health Clinic and the Cornerstone Foundation. “She was a pleasure to teach; she is a model student who helped set the tone for the classroom with her work ethic, work quality and preparation,” stated Joe Hatch, adjunct accounting professor.

Professors praised Ceplecha for being a model student and eager to learn and help others when possible. “He goes about the job of being a student in a very professional manner; there’s a certain, rather uncommon intensity and focus in his classroom presence. He’s totally engaged and always comes to class prepared,” said Dr. Frank Rose, associate professor of finance.

Axelsen was chosen as the outstanding student for the Adult Accelerated Business Program. The adult business programs are distinct in that the college of business offers coursework specifically designed and delivered for the adult. Faculty praised Axelsen for his hard work with a positive attitude, generosity and eagerness to learn and participation in class above and beyond expectations.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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