The 2017 John C. Stophel Distinguished Students were honored on Thursday, Feb. 16 during Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel Law Firm’s annual reception in Liberty Tower.
The John C. Stophel Distinguished Student Award is presented annually to recognize high potential business students who have made significant and meaningful civic contributions to UTC and the College of Business while maintaining a strong academic record. The Stophel Scholars program, now in its tenth year, aims to foster local talent and encourage promising students to build long-lasting mentor relationships with Chattanooga professionals. Award recipients are chosen based on their strong leadership, decision-making, and communication skills, as well as the presence of a high degree of self-motivation.
“These students’ accomplishments span beyond the classroom,” said Mike St. Charles, managing shareholder at Chambliss. “They excel in their activities for the university and the community. We are proud to recognize these outstanding individuals for their achievements and commitment to excellence. The reception is a great way to connect these students with local business leaders who will offer valuable practical insight and advice, as well as serve as real-life examples of the benefits of hard work.”
This year’s recipients include:
- Korri Bowers, Accounting (Mount Juliet, Tenn.)
- Madison Gaither, Accounting & Criminal Justice (Clarksville, Tenn.)
- Jessica Henn, Master of Business (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
- Mikaela Keene, Accounting & Finance (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
- Denryl Luna, Finance (Maryville, Tenn.)
- Dillon Martin, Finance (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
- Daniel Taylor, Entrepreneurship & Marketing (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
- Diem Le “Selina” Vu, Accounting (Hixson, Tenn.)
“The UTC College of Business is proud to celebrate this year’s outstanding group of John C. Stophel Distinguished Students,” said Dr. Robert Dooley, Dean of the College of Business. “These young men and women are exceptional leaders who demonstrate a strong commitment to community service. We certainly appreciate the commitment Chambliss has made through the John C. Stophel Award to recognize their accomplishments. Not only is this event an opportunity to introduce them to the Chattanooga community, but it gives the students a chance to talk with potential mentors and future employers.”
To learn more about the John C. Stophel Distinguished Award recipients, visit http://www.utc.edu/college-business/resources/stophel-awards/distinguished-students-2016.php