Congratulations to Our Recent SOM Graduates

February 08, 2016


The SOM community gathered to celebrate our August, October, and January SOM graduates at the Dean's Reception Ceremony.

On December 17, 2015, the Simmons School of Management hosted a Dean’s Reception to recognize the accomplishments of our August, October, and January 2016 graduates. This included graduates from four graduate programs and two bachelor programs. Dean Cathy Minehan opened the ceremony with welcoming remarks, followed by Professors Indra Guertler and Paula Gutlove, who provided words of encouragement on behalf of SOM Faculty.

Several awards recognized students for their achievements and contributions. The School of Management Alumni Association selected MBA graduate Jennifer Eno-Ballbach (pictured above) to receive the Principled Leadership Award, which "recognizes an SOM student who, through their school and work activities, demonstrates the core components of principled leadership." MBA graduate Audrey Markarian and Master of Science in Management graduate Nadine Walker-Moonery were selected by their peers to receive the Pat Miller Award, which recognizes the peer who best personifies the values of strength, leadership, and willingness to help whenever help is needed. 

Following the ceremony, graduates, families, faculty, and alumni were invited to a celebratory party hosted by the School of Management. Congratulations to all!

August 2015, October 2015, & January 2016 Graduates 

Master of Science in Management

Catherine Morris, Joanna Norbrun, Symoun Osborne, Adrienne Sisco,
Susan Aders, Marana Avant, Deyra Baciu, Shugufa Basij-Rasikh,
Soraya Siman Deoliveira, Kristen Lauerman, Christie McQueen, Liz Meyer,
Nadine Walker-Mooney, Kimberly White, Jing Yang 

Master of Business Administration 

Debra Borgwardt, Qian Cao, Katie Cella, Kathryn Doerksen, Jennifer Eno-Ballbach,
Andrea Gordon, Michelle Hernon,Monique Jackson, Fareen Jiwani, Nicole Mace,
Audrey Markarian, Yewande Masi, Yulia Massenkoff, Mary Nickerson, Noelle San Jose,
Sonia Targontsidis, Joanna Tyson, Veronika Viazova, Caroline White, Xue Yu, Andrea Zeytoonjian

Master of Communications Management/ Master of Gender and Cultural Studies

Lindsey Sloan

Master of Health Administration 

Deborah Sanchez 

Bachelor of Science in Business Management 

Mannely Goncalves (Marketing), YaQiao Li (Marketing & Retail Marketing), Allison Moldoff (Marketing)

Bachelor of Arts in Management

Jamileh Raqib