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  • MBA First-Year is Awarded the Joseph H. Smith Award

    Adam Ratner, MBA Class of 2012
    Adam Ratner, MBA Class of 2012

    Adam Ratner, a first-year MBA, was recently awarded the Joseph H. Smith Award for his work with the Kola Foundation.

    According to the Student Affairs website, Joseph Smith began his career at the University in 1864. In 1978, he was named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Director of Affirmative Action, and Associate Professor of English. Mr. Smith worked towards creating a culturally diverse campus climate that offered educational opportunities to all students. This award was established by his colleagues to honor him as he retired.

    One award is presented to an undergraduate, graduate or professional student, or a registered student organization who has developed an effective and sustaining activity toward interracial or cultural understanding and an appreciation through outside-classroom experiences.

    The purpose of the award is to promote the educational value of racial/cultural diversity among students.

    Congratualtions, Adam!  This is a great honor and we are excited about the future of the Kola Foundation.