Zerbe honours top students at Dean's List ceremony

2013 Dean's List Ceremony 

This year, 196 students were named to the Dean's List.

Nov. 22, 2013

The Faculty of Business Administration has recognized its top students at the annual Dean’s List ceremony.

One hundred and ninety-six undergraduate and graduate students were named to the Dean’s List on Nov. 22 in the RBC Atrium. At the undergraduate level, the Dean’s List represents the top 10 per cent of students in the Faculty of Business Administration who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 during the nominating period. For graduate students, students who have achieved an overall average of 80 per cent with no grade less than 65 per cent in their entire program are named to the Dean’s List.

Dr. Wilfred Zerbe, dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, spoke about student excellence during the ceremony and also highlighted many non-academic achievements by students over the past year.

“Our students regularly represent Memorial in national and international competitions, earn scholarships and accolades, and are widely recognized as the best this university has to offer,” he said. “We are also proud to say that we have some of the most successful case teams in the world, and that tradition of success continued this year.”

Ten students were named winners of the James Barnes Award in Business Administration, which recognizes graduates of the bachelor of commerce (co-operative) and bachelor of business administration degrees who achieved Dean’s List standing in each year of their degree program.

Click here to read the full list of 2012-2013 Dean’s List recipients

Dr. Zerbe also highlighted some of the business faculty’s teaching successes over the past year including the arrival of three new faculty members, Dr. Tom Cooper winning the President’s Award for distinguished teaching, and Prof. Lyle Wetsch being named the 2013 Hormel Master Teacher by the Marketing Management Association. Prof. Wetsch’s win was the first for an instructor from a Canadian business school.

In 2013, the business faculty also successfully renewed its international accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which ensures its programs continue to be ranked among the best business schools in the world.

“We’re committed to the highest level of excellence in the ways that we research, teach and prepare our students to succeed in today’s organizations,” said Dr. Zerbe. “We educate exceptional public and business leaders and generate ideas that provide solutions to the problems that our province faces. We set high standards and challenge people to reach their potential.

“Look at the faces in this room, I believe you’re well on your way."

Susan White-MacPherson