College of Business Events
2023 College of Business Showcase
May 3, 2023, Seaside, CA – The 2023 College of Business Showcase was held on May 3, 2023, in the University Center Ballroom on campus. This annual event is a gala celebration honoring all of our senior students, outstanding graduates, staff, faculty, and local community and business leaders.
College of Business staff and Sustainable Hospitality Management program student volunteers created an elegant and festive atmosphere with beautiful tablescapes, music, and a sit-down dinner. All graduating seniors were invited and were seated at donor-sponsored tables hosted by community partners, alongside College of Business administration and faculty.
Three outstanding students in the College’s three degree programs were recognized: Phuoc Lu (BSBA), Carson Meachim (BSSHM), and Craig Fletcher (MBA). The event also included a ceremony in which kukui necklaces were awarded to seniors who graduated with a GPA of 3.50 or higher in the major, in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement. Faculty and staff members were also recognized for their service.
Two individuals from the local community were honored for their exemplary leadership and positive impact on the region. The Community Leadership Award was presented to Janine Chicourrat, Managing Director of the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, and the Business Leadership Award was presented to technology executive, advisor, and investor Dave Côté.
The College of Business would like to thank the table sponsors for helping to make this event possible. Special thanks go to the organizing committee, led by Paige Viren and Morgan Steele, for all of their efforts in putting on such a fantastic event.
View awardee photos and bios here: