Saunders College of Business holds annual awards to honor faculty, staff, alumni and friends. These awards exemplify those who live out the College’s mission and vision! For additional information about the nomination process, visit the Saunders alumni page.
Below are the 2020 award winners and descriptions! Congratulations to all nominees!
Saunders College Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award
Description: This award is presented to a Saunders College of Business faculty or staff member for his/her dedication to the College's mission and vision. The awardee shows commitment to Saunders College of Business, both inside and outside the classroom, and serves as a model to other faculty and staff members. This award is voted on by members of the Saunders College Advisory Council.
Award Recipient: Erhan Mergen, Ph.D., Professor of Decision Sciences in the Department of Management at Saunders College of Business.
Outstanding Alumni Volunteer Award
Description: This award is presented to an alumnus/alumna in recognition of steadfast commitment to Saunders College of Business's mission and vision. The awardee has had a continuous impact on the College's students, alumni, faculty, staff and the RIT community. This award is voted on by members of the Saunders College Advisory Council.
Award Recipient: Stacy Lake ’05 (marketing), MBA ’07, Corporate Communications Manager at Bergmann.
Phil Saunders Cornerstone of Philanthropy Award
Description: This award is presented to a graduate, faculty, staff or friend who exemplifies a groundbreaking spirit and gives selflessly to Saunders College of Business and RIT through philanthropic support. The awardee has impacted Saunders College of Business students, alumni, faculty, staff and the RIT community.
Award Recipient: Charles S. Brown, Jr., Retired. Formerly the Chief Administrative Officer and Sr. Vice-President at Eastman Kodak Co.