The honor recognizes superior academic achievement in Business Management and Communications
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Cambridge, MA – June 5, 2013 - Five 2013 Lesley University graduates have been honored with the Capstone Presentation Award for demonstrating a mastery of the skills they learned in their majors at Lesley.
Student Kelly Brolin won the Communications Capstone Award for her project, “Literature and Language: Narrative in the Digital Age.” Students Bryan Clewley, Kelsey Conrad, Christina Mallgren, and Eden Walsh, who constituted “The Dream Team,” won the Business Management Capstone Award for their project, which was a comprehensive case analysis of Hilton Hotels from a strategic management perspective.
Students vied for the award either individually or in teams, and presented and defended their projects to a panel that included faculty in the discipline and active practitioners in the field.
The Capstone Project is part of the senior seminar course at Lesley that integrates all the competencies that students acquire in the Business Management or Communications majors, allowing students to reflect upon their knowledge and generate an integrative project demonstrating their mastery. Lesley inaugurated the Capstone Award last year as a way to recognize superior academic achievement.
“The Strategic Management capstone course represents the culmination of the entire program of study,” said Business Management Assistant Professor Bob McGrath. “This award recognizes the teams on the basis of depth of analysis and professionalism in presentation of their case study project."
Associate Professor Donna Halper, who teaches the Communication capstone course, praised the caliber of the students' projects.
"It's been gratifying to see the Communication major grow, and all of us are pleased to see such quality work each year from our students," Halper says. "The Capstone Award is a way of recognizing what these students have achieved. And it's an honor for me to participate in selecting the winner of the award."
Team Strategy, comprising Erika Arguello, Kristen Bosse, Sam Curran and Molly Sarson, won the Business Management Honorable Mention.
Emma Williams won the Communications Honorable Mention.
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