Dean's Awards December 13, 2018


Jose Ramon Esquer-Romero
The School of Management honors one undergraduate student as its valedictorian, who exemplifies the highest standards of leadership and scholarship in the Jesuit tradition. A leader in the finest sense of the word, they demonstrate selfless service to the University while reflecting excellence in all academic pursuits.


Fares Al Muhtaseb (Undergraduate)
Jeel-Marie Manzano Plenos (Graduate)

Guest Speaker

Steve Cadigan USF Alumnus, Cadigan Talent Ventures


Anthony Patino Associate Dean for Graduate Programs


Elizabeth B. Davis, Ph.D. Dean, School of Management

The Following Students Are Honored in Fall 2018

McLaren Undergraduate School

The Dean's Medal of Excellence

Jose Ramon Esquer-Romero (Undergraduate)
John Ponce DeLeon (BDP)
A medal and gift from the School of Management to the graduating student who has best exemplified in academic accomplishments, extracurricular work, and personal life the values of the University of San Francisco in its Mission and Goals.

A.A. Berti Undergraduate Award

Mustafa Çak
An inscribed desk set, the gift of A. Russell Berti, BA’26, JD ’28, LLM’29, in memory of his father Augustin B. Berti, to the graduating senior of the McLaren School of Management who has earned the highest record of scholarship.

Dean's Service Award

Sabrina Megan Aller
Abeygail Joyce Guanzon Panganiban

An award and a gift given to a graduating candidate in the McLaren School of Management, who has demonstrated a dedicated commitment to the greater good, a reflection of the University’s Jesuit values. The recipients of this award will have effected a positive impact and made a difference whether it be to the University of San Francisco, the School of Management, a local community or organization, or a national or global organization.

Masagung Graduate School of Management

Dean's Medal of Excellence in Scholarship

Keilani Aleina Paneda
An award is given to a graduating candidate of the Masagung Graduate School of Management, who exemplifies leadership through professional and academic development, aligning with USF’s mission and values. All nominees must rank in the top five percent of their respective program to be eligible.

Dean's Student Life Award

Kyle Juedes
An award given to a graduating candidate of the Masagung Graduate School of Management who has shown commitment and outstanding service to the students and programs in the School of Management through extracurricular work, student involvement and commitment to students and USF’s mission and values.

Honorees, Undergraduate and Graduate Schools

Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society

Beta Alpha Psi is an international honorary and service organization for accounting, finance, and information systems students at AACSB-accredited universities. To be eligible for Beta Alpha Psi membership, a student must have declared concentration in finance, or information systems with an attainted cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

Beta Alpha Psi Graduating Students

Courtney Judith Carter
Uyen Nguyen To Quach

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma is the national scholastic honor society in the field of Business Administration recognized by the International Association for Management Education (AACSB). To be eligible for Beta Gamma Sigma membership, an undergraduate student must rank in the top 10% of their junior or senior class, and masters students whose academic rank is in the top 20% of their class may be inducted.

Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

McLaren Undergraduate School
Jen Booker, Mary Ann Brunson, Hannah Cobb, Jetse De Haas, Jonathan Drory, Wyatt Lichtenger, Marina Medan, Samantha Tintoc-Camarinta, Joselyn Margarita Treyes Albarracin, Kayla Vergara, Sydney Walke, Brad Witt, Wendi Wu, Jaime Zapata, Bowen Zhang, Yudong Zheng

Masagung Graduate School
Anoushka Daska-Coyle, Andre Luiz do Nascimento Brilhante, Christine Evette Gabriel, Barbara-Ann Phú Jones, Arne Kastner, Yuwen Li, Wichakorn Lohavichitranon, Scott M. Mattern, Tselmeg O. Shponko, Sailesh Shrestha, Sindy C. Vasquez-Vela

Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society

Pi Alpha Alpha is the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration and is run by NASPAA. Its focus is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration. Pi Alpha Alpha membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers. Students must achieve and maintain a 3.7 GPA to be eligible.

Pi Alpha Alpha Graduating Students

Tike M. DeMarco, Jonathan Banez Domingo, Jennifer Marie Ludford, Keilani Aleina Paneda, Elenzia Thompson, Jessica Jamie Smith, Rosalina Velilla

Pi Gamma Mu

Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences and was founded on December 1, 1924. Our mission is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among our members. To be eligible for Pi Gamma Mu membership at USF, a graduate student must achieve a 3.9 cumulative GPA and major in an area of social sciences offered by the university and approved by the USF California Tau Chapter faculty.

Pi Gamma Mu Graduating Students

Tike M. DeMarco, David Estrada Chavez, Daniel Garcia, Jennifer Marie Ludford, Keilani Aleina Paneda, Rosalina Velilla

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