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Leadership Awards honor Fisher students, organizations

Published: 2014-04-14

Christian Bonner

Christian Bonner

Recipients of the 2014 Ohio State Leadership Awards were recently announced during a ceremony at the Ohio Union, and Fisher College of Business was well-represented by its students and organizations.

Christian Bonner, a senior majoring in finance and economics, was honored with three awards, including an Outstanding Positional Leader Award, recognizing his achievements throughout campus and the community. Bonner is president and founder of the Students with Disabilities Association at Fisher, a member of The Ohio State University Association of Black Accountants, and serves as the director of finance for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity as well as the National Pan-Hellenic Council at Ohio State.

He was also among those selected for the Outstanding Senior Award and Student Employee Award. After graduation, Bonner will join Wells Fargo in St. Louis, Mo., as a brokerage analyst.

“Christian has a ‘never say never’ attitude. He believes there is always a way to get the right thing done. He always goes beyond,” said David Harrison, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services and Corporate and Community Outreach at Fisher.

Several additional Fisher students and organizations won awards for service and commitment:

  • Marygrace Ashdown (marketing) was named an Outstanding Senior as well as an Outstanding Positional Leader. She founded and serves as president of the Boo Radley Society, a student organization that earned Outstanding Overall recognition.
  • Jonathan Elder (finance), Jeff Kessler (finance and accounting) and Qianqian Zhang (finance) were honored as Outstanding Seniors.
  • Megan Holstein (business administration), Michael A. Inman (business administration) and Brett Bejcek (marketing) were named Outstanding First-Year Students.
  • Madeline Moulton (logistics management) was honored as an Outstanding New Member of the Boo Radley Society.
  • Ryan Gallof (finance) earned a Student Employee Award for his work with the Scarlet & Gray Financial Coaching program.
  • The Business Builders Club won an Excellence in Member Recruitment Award for bringing Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, to campus. The group also was honored for its use of technology to benefit its organization and the university community.
  • Inspire OSU, a service group led by Alexandra Chudik (marketing), was named an Outstanding New Student Organization and recognized for its collaboration with other organizations on campus.