Renou Selected for Karl Vogt Top Graduating Senior Award
The Karl E. Vogt Outstanding Senior Award, named in honor of a former dean of the College, recognizes the top graduating senior who has demonstrated superior scholarship and participation, leadership, and excellence in campus and/or community activities. The 2019 Karl E. Vogt Award was presented to Rachel Renou, an honors student studying both international business and marketing. The winner was announced during the Class of 2019 Graduation Luncheon by current dean and alumnus, Ray Braun ‘80.
Renou, whose hometown is Troy, Michigan, has a long list of activities focused on professional development, community service and campus marketing. She has been a College of Business Student Ambassador, a member of the Sidney Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy, student affairs chair for the Undergraduate Student Government, a member of Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity, a resident advisor, and a campus tour guide. She also helped with the Dean’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion. The business senior studied abroad in Nantes, France, at the Audencia Business School in 2018.
Renou has worked as a marketing and sales intern for Mondrian Properties, a procurement intern at Toyota North American, an office assistant for the College’s Undergraduate Office, and the social media coordinator for the Sidney A Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy.
Outside of academics, extracurriculars, and work, her volunteer experiences include The Cocoon Shelter, the Metroparks of Toledo and the Red Cross Blood Services.
The Karl Vogt award winner is chosen from among department nominations. Here are the award finalists and their specializations.
Benjamin Tuttle, Accounting
Josh Kurfess, Management
Lance Izsak, BS in Economics
Lauren San Gregory, Marketing
Angela Perry-Hudson, Applied Economics
Travis Thornton, Sales & Services Marketing
Kendall Newcomer, BSBA in Economics
Katherine Staubus, Supply Chain
Nicholas M. Hanby, Finance
Steven DeAmon, Information Systems
Zachary J. Erhart, Insurance
During the graduation luncheon, seniors heard their last lecture from their favorite professor, Dr. Gene Poor, the Hamilton Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Master Teacher. He shared his 50+ years of teaching experiences and veteran insight on life’s lessons as he sends off graduates to launch their careers.