Asbury Business School Celebrates Students – Asbury University
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April 27, 2017

Krista Clements '17 speaking at a banquet
Krista Clements ’17 reflected on her Asbury experience during the annual Business Banquet.

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University’s Dayton School of Business recently hosted its annual Business Banquet, celebrating a year of achievement, innovation and impact. The banquet celebrated all Business students, and five graduating seniors were recognized with awards:

  • Student of the Year, Accounting: Amy Gatliff ’17
  • Students of the Year, Business Management:  Colton Cary ’17 & Julie Spaulding ’17
  • Student of the Year, Sport Management: Matt Johnson ’17
  • Professors’ Choice Award: Rachyl Miller ’17
  • Outstanding Senior:  Jordan U’Wren ’17

“Our students continue to prove that Asbury’s Dayton School of Business is the best for the world,” said Dr. Mike Kane, dean of Asbury’s Dayton School of Business. “They are excellently prepared, they are passionate about service through entrepreneurship and they have a bold vision to live out their Christian calling in the marketplace. We are certainly proud of what our students have achieved over the past year — but most of all, we are proud of the people they are.” 

Students posing for a photo
Asbury Business students participated in seven business competitions over the last year. Pictured above are teams who participated in the Idea State U competition.

During the 2016-17 academic year, students participated in seven business competitions, adding to a growing tradition of success. Over the past three years, Asbury teams have won $23,000 in entrepreneurial competitions — a testament to their academic training and personal formation at Asbury. In addition to winning funding for their business ideas, students hone skills they’ll use far beyond the classroom.

“Competitions have helped provide real-world experience and given me the opportunity to talk to real entrepreneurs and challenge my ideas,” said Angie Molnar ’19. “It has opened my eyes to know what it takes to make it in the entrepreneurial pursuit.”

Guest speaker Aaron Ammerman ’95, a senior vice president at UBS Financial Services, encouraged seniors to “discover God’s next steps by being in union with Him.” Banquet guests also enjoyed a reflection from senior Krista Clements ’17 and special music from “Scherzo, ” an a capella ensemble featuring Colin McGlothlin ’09, Glenn McGlothlin ’18, Adam Schell ’18 and Andrew Wittenberg ’17.

During her talk, Clements reflected on the ways she has grown — personally, spiritually and professionally — through the Dayton School of Business.

“My goal here on earth is to bring glory and honor to God,” Clements said. “My job and my career are just means for me to do that. Intentionality with people. Leadership. Integrity. Perspective. Responsibility. Wisdom. Courage. These are just a few of the things that the business school has taught me and helped me cultivate so as to better prepare me to be the best for the world.”


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