Lubar 25 Class of 2019-20

A new program recognizes “stand-out” undergraduate students in the Lubar School of Business for their accomplishments in academics, entrepreneurship, leadership, or campus/community service.

Lubar 25 is a great vehicle for us to showcase the exceptional students that we have here at the Lubar School and the many accomplishments they have in academics and beyond,” says Dean Kaushal Chari.

The Lubar 25 Class of 2019-20 includes juniors and seniors from across all six undergraduate business majors, representing outstanding scholars, leaders of business student organizations, committed volunteers, and scholar-athletes.

Among them is Rachael Samalis, who is graduating this December with a degree in Supply Chain & Operations Management and is on the executive board of the Supply Chain Management Association. With three years of ROTC under her belt, she currently serves in a cadet leadership position, working with 30 soldiers in her National Guard unit on logistics-related tasks. In between these two major responsibilities, she still finds time to volunteer with organizations such as Feeding America, Kings Veterans Home, and Stand Down Milwaukee. She also proudly sings the National Anthem at various events, and regularly participates in Color Guard services.

In the summer of 2017, Collin Roberts volunteered in the remote Hill Tree Tribe Villages in Thailand, teaching children English, building sustainable farming sites at schools, and even caring for wild Asian elephants. Being exposed to such a different way of life and circumstances, he says, has motivated him “to explore ways to create lasting, positive impacts in people’s lives through entrepreneurship, learning, and teaching.” Involved throughout his college career in the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and UWM’s Startup Challenge, he has created and worked through three startups, participating in idea pitch competitions, business plan competitions, startup classes, and workshops. He was also selected as a UWM University Innovation Fellow.

Megan Safranski runs ahead of the pack, both on the field and in the classroom. As a top student and top athlete – competing on UWM’s Cross Country and Track teams – Megan was recognized with the UWM Faculty Athletic Representative Award for having the highest cumulative GPA on the women’s cross-country team. Being on a team, however, isn’t all about being in front. “As a leader on my team, I have had the opportunity to organize many team bonding activities,” she says. She honed her leadership skills through UWM’s Ignite Leadership program.

Profiles of each of the members of the Lubar 25 Class of 2019-20 can be found at this website. They are:

  • Alyssa Eggert, Junior, Human Resource Management major, Business Spanish minor, Business Scholar
  • Aaron Flierl, Junior, Finance & Information Technology Management majors, Business Scholar
  • Meghan Garvin, Senior, Marketing major, International Business certificate, Women and Gender Studies minor
  • Giulia Guerra Montes, Junior, Marketing major, Economics minor, Journalism, Advertising & Media Studies minor
  • Adrianna Henry, Senior, Finance & Supply Chain & Operations Management majors
  • Jaquilynn Huff, Senior, Marketing major, Communication minor
  • Tyler Junk, Senior, Human Resources Management major, Business Spanish minor, Business Scholar
  • Meghan Newman, Senior, Finance & Pre-Law majors, Business Scholar
  • Emma Rieder, Senior, Human Resources Management & Marketing majors, Business Scholar
  • Collin Roberts, Senior, Finance major, Entrepreneurship certificate, Business Scholar
  • Megan Safranski, Senior, Finance, Human Resources Management, & Marketing majors
  • Rachael Samalis, Senior, Supply Chain & Operations Management major, International Business certificate
  • Kirsten Sanford, Senior, Human Resources Management major, Communication minor, Business Scholar
  • Madeline Sobojinski, Senior, Accounting & Information Technology Management majors, Business Scholar, Honors College
  • Sydney Stauffer, Senior, Finance & Human Resources Management majors
  • Tanner Trombley, Senior, Accounting & Finance majors
  • Sara Zaidan, Junior, Information Technology Management & Marketing majors, Entrepreneurship & International Business certificates

Applications for the Lubar 25 Class of 2020-21 open in February.

Many thanks to this year’s Lubar 25 sponsors:

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