Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

Top students are one certainty in otherwise uncertain times


The 2019-20 academic year may be ending in a less-than-desirable fashion, but it doesn’t diminish the academic excellence achieved by College of Business students.

Banner Brock

Some of the best and brightest students across all disciplines of business have been duly recognized for their accomplishments inside and outside the classroom.

Banner Brock, a senior majoring in Economics, is the recipient of the Wallace Dabney Trevillian Merit Award. Named after Wallace Trevillian, dean emeritus of the college, the award goes to a senior with one of the highest scholastic records in the business school. Outstanding character and leadership involvement in student organizations are prerequisites.

“I am honored to receive the Trevillian Merit Award. Dr. Trevillian’s legacy of leadership and scholastic excellence embodies what I treasure most about Clemson and what makes this university so special,” Banner said.

From Lookout Mountain, Ga., Banner is graduating summa cum laude, and was also awarded the Harvey J. Wheeler Award for Outstanding Senior in Economics. Outside the classroom, Banner is a Chapman Leadership Scholar, served as the Athletics Chair of Student Government and is director of the Spanish Mentoring Program for Clemson Hope, a local non-profit he helped launch.

Megan Quinan awards winner 2020
Megan Quinan

Megan Quinan, a senior Accounting major, is the recipient of the Delta Sigma Pi Collegian of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to a student who “exemplifies the values inherent in the Ritual and perpetuates the ideals set forth in the Purpose of the fraternity.”

Megan is graduating with a 3.33 grade point average, is a past vice president of membership and past president of Delta Zeta Sorority, was a team leader for a Real Estate and Finance Creative Inquiry on Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and was a Wall Street South Investment Club member.

“Delta Sigma Pi has become my family over the past four years, and I have strived to give to this amazing group of people in the same way that they have given to me,” Megan said. “I am eternally grateful for everyone I’ve met and the opportunities that have been presented to me. I would not be where I am today without Delta Sigma Pi.”

Amanda Maguire, a senior Management major, is the Delta Sigma Pi Scholastic Key Award winner, which the business fraternity presents to a student with one of the highest overall grade point ratios.

Amanda Maguire honors 2020 business
Amanda Maguire

Amanda, graduating with a 4.0 GPA, was treasurer of the Clemson Navigators and a member of the campus religious organization for three years. She is a Beta Gamma Sigma member, received the Department of Management Academic Excellence Award for Entrepreneurship and is a Palmetto Fellows recipient.

“First Corinthians says, ‘whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.’ I have strived throughout my time at Clemson to do just that and I’m deeply honored to be recognized by Delta Sigma Pi for my academic achievements.”

Other college-level award recipients were:

Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award – Brianna J. Spalaris, McMurray, Penn.

The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Business – Emma K. Lee, Greenwood, S.C.

The Michael Paluzzi Award – Jessica A. Cole, Chapin, S.C.

Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit – Bethany A. Wheeler, Easley, S.C.

ScanSource Leader of Tomorrow Award – Rachel E. Zurcher, College Grove, Tenn.

ScanSource Leader of Tomorrow Finalist Award – Zachary J. Cardow, Seneca, S.C.; Kelly Cherry, Chester Springs, Penn. Jessica A. Cole, Chapin, S.C.; Daphne N. Cottle, Coconut Creek, Fla.;

College of Business Award for the Outstanding Senior in the Field of Business – Bryson M. Walcott, Huntersville, N.C.

College of Business Award for Outstanding Senior in Research – Hanna C. Wink, West Bloomfield, Mich.

A complete list of college and departmental award recipients can be found here.

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