RBS rings in new tradition at University Commencement

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

As part of a new tradition to unite the entire Rutgers community for University Commencement at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway on May 15, President Richard McCormick asked each school to find a unique way to showcase themselves when the school’s faculty and students were asked to stand and be acknowledged this year and going forward at Commencement ceremonies.

To honor this request, Rutgers Business School rang a brass bell reminiscent of the New York Stock Exchange opening and closing bell.  The bell was rung seven times symbolizing the number of RBS degree programs.

In addition, Interim Dean Glenn Shafer initiated a “Distinguished Leadership Award” given to one student leader from Newark-Undergraduate, New Brunswick-Undergraduate, and Graduate Programs of RBS, respectively. 

The award recognizes student leaders who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, service to RBS, and leadership potential.  The name of each recipient was engraved onto the Rutgers Business School Bell and will be in successive years for posterity, similar to the Stanley Cup, creating a new tradition.

The 2011 Dean’s Distinguished Leadership Award Recipients were:

Khyati Joshi,  BS '11, Newark–Undergraduate Program
Niloufar Mahgerefteh,  BS '11, New Brunswick–Undergraduate Program
Dasheeda Dawson, MBA '11, Graduate Program

RBS congratulates Khyati, Niloufar, and Dasheeda for their outstanding success at RBS!

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Dasheeda Dawson, MBA '11 (Center) rings RBS bell starting New tradition at rutgers University commencement.

carrying the rbs bell, award winners Niloufar Mahgerefteh and Khyati Joshi.

RBS Brass bell symbolizes the new york stock exchange opening and closing bell.

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