Congratulations to the Lubar 25 Class of 2023! The Lubar 25 program recognizes stand-out undergraduate students in the Lubar College of Business for their accomplishments in academics, entrepreneurship, leadership, or campus/community service. Each of the students was presented with a certificate and received an $1,000 scholarship from the Friends and Family of Gary Elfe at a ceremony held in May.
As an Honors College student majoring in accounting with a near-perfect grade point average, academics are clearly top of mind for Zachary Baynham. But he also has a self-described passion for people and helping others. An officer in the Honors College Alternative Spring Break Club, Zachary and his fellow members are focused on serving communities in need, spending their spring break week working for a disaster relief organization in New Orleans, and serving local organizations throughout the year. This summer he is expanding work he began in high school as an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities. He will be working with The Maren Fund on a program that will help young adults of different abilities to develop professional skills that can be used in a business setting. At UWM, Zachary is a resident assistant in the dormitories, where he has gained important skills in crisis management, conflict mediation, and communication. He plans to pursue his master’s degree in professional accounting, become a Certified Public Accountant, and further incorporate his passion for advocacy into his career.
Caroline Hansen didn’t realize how “fascinating” she would find supply chain management until she dipped her toes in the field. A double major in supply chain and marketing, she is now working in her third supply chain internship – her first with Kimberly-Clark, the second with Briggs & Stratton, and her current position with ER Wagner. She says that the supply chain industry involves a lot more than transportation. One needs to “use personal critical thinking skills to solve any problems that may arise, especially in today’s current supply chain state.” Caroline is also enrolled in the Lubar College’s Business Scholars program, through which she is conducting an academic research project under the supervision of her faculty mentor Mark Kosfeld. Outside of her studies, she is highly involved as a leader in her sorority Gamma Phi Beta. As vice president of finance, she manages the organization’s $43,000 budget and does volunteer work in fundraisers for their philanthropic partner Girls on the Run. She has accepted a full-time position as a customer inventory analyst with Kimberly-Clark after graduating.
A student-athlete on UWM’s track and field team and a member of the Honors College, Cynthia Hernandez is used to outpacing the competition. With an incredible 4.0 grade point average, Cynthia earned the Athletic Department’s 2022 Smartest Panther Award for having the highest GPA among all UWM female athletes. She will graduate in December with her BBA and an accelerated master’s degree in marketing – a dual degree program that allows undergraduate students to add on a master’s degree with just one additional year of studies. Cynthia keeps busy applying her marketing skills as vice president of social media for the American Marketing Association, where she mentors other students and volunteers with UWM Make a Difference Day and the Panther Prowl. She’s also assumed a leadership role on her track and field team, including helping her teammates balance their academics and athletics. Last summer, Cynthia completed a district manager internship with Aldi. She looks forward to a marketing internship with Brady Corporation this summer and a career in advertising and strategy.
Profiles of all of the members of the Lubar 25 Class of 2023 can be found at this website. They are:
- Cassidy Askin, Senior, General Business
- Abraham Atari, Senior, Finance, and Supply Chain & Operations Management
- Zachary Baynham, Junior, Accounting
- Phareda Be, Junior, Marketing
- Nicholas Cervac, Senior, Marketing
- Jonathan David, Senior, Marketing
- Evan Domnie, Junior, Information Technology Management
- Carson Ejzak, Senior, Finance
- Andrew Gaeta, Senior, Finance
- Maisie Gelhar, Senior, Accounting
- Dylan Haagen, Senior, Marketing
- Caroline Hansen, Senior, Marketing, and Supply Chain & Operations Management
- Maximillian Hartounian, Senior, Finance, and Supply Chain & Operations Management
- Cynthia Hernandez, Senior, Marketing
- Alexia Kossow, Junior, Finance, and Human Resources Management
- Henry Kucha, Senior, Finance
- Kayla Lokker, Junior, General Business
- Coleton Mueller, Senior, Marketing
- Casey Rajala, Junior, Finance and Marketing
- Ivan Ramirez, Senior, Information Technology Management
- Anny Santos Penna, Senior, Marketing
- Emily Schnaare, Senior, Marketing
- Andrew Skyberg, Junior, Finance
- Justin Thimmesch, Senior, Finance
- Bridget Wesolowski, Junior, Supply Chain & Operations Management
Applications for the Lubar 25 Class of 2024 open later this year.
Many thanks to this year’s Lubar 25 sponsors: