Student Awards

Awards Ceremony

The following academic awards are granted to PCSB undergraduate students on a yearly basis, unless otherwise noted:

  • The John J. Gula ’59 Award is granted by Mrs. Frances L. Gula in honor of her son to the highest-ranking senior(s) in a business discipline, determined by overall GPA.
    • 2017 Recipient: Quan The Vu
  • The Highest in Accountancy Concentration Award is given to the student(s) in the accountancy major with the highest major GPA.
    • 2017 Recipient: Nicholas G. Redeker
  • The Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants Award recognizes an undergraduate accountancy major for his or her academic achievement in accounting.
    • 2017 Recipient: Caroline Patricia Haddad
  • The Gustave C. and Rita A. Cote Business Accounting Award was established by Professor Emeritus Gustave Cote to recognize the accountancy student who has achieved his or her potential in completing the program and who has positively contributed to the Providence College community through demonstrated service to others and/or participation in extracurricular activities.
    • 2017 Recipient: Patrick Liam Curley
  • The Highest in Business Studies Concentration Award is given to the student(s) in the Business Studies Program with the highest overall GPA.
    • 2017 Recipient: Michael Samuel Gilmor
  • The Highest in Finance Concentration Award is given to the student(s) in the finance major with the highest major GPA.
    • 2017 Recipients: Brian Thomas Bendernagel, Ryan Timothy Carpenter
  • The Santander Award is presented to an outstanding student in finance who exemplifies himself or herself in all subject areas of the major.
    • 2017 Recipient: Duy Hoang Doan
  • The Highest in Management Concentration Award is given to the student(s) in the management major with the highest major GPA.
    • 2017 Recipient: Emily Noelle Smolinsky
  • The Robert J. Auclair Management Entrepreneurship Award is presented by the Auclair family as a tribute to Robert J. Auclair, a beloved faculty member of business for 35 years who taught courses in principles of management, production management, small business management, and several other business courses. This award is presented to a senior who has excelled in the small business management class. Specifically, this student is recognized for excellence in the development of a business plan and a personal goal assessment.
    • 2017 Recipient: Nicholas James Hunsaker
  • The Mary Politelli Award for Outstanding Achievement in Management is presented to an undergraduate management major based on academic achievement, as well as the embodiment of the mission and values of the Management Department and the School of Business.
    • 2017 Recipient: Emily Noelle Smolinsky
  • The Highest in Marketing Concentration Award is given to the student(s) in the marketing major with the highest major GPA.
    • 2017 Recipient: Gabrielle Shkreli
  • The Excellence in Marketing Award is given to a student in the marketing major with the highest overall GPA, or to a high-ranking marketing major who made notable and valued classroom contributions, or provided extraordinary service to the major through his or her extra-curricular commitment to the Marketing Department.
    • 2017 Recipient: Connor Wade Altier