Top 40

About the Top 40

Each year the Davis College of Business recognizes                                                                                                            its most talented fTop 2018 Collageuture business leaders with the prestigious list of Top 40 undergraduate, MBA and MSOL graduate business students. Selected by a council of academic leadership and staff within the College and across Jacksonville University, each student has earned his or her place in this elite group through outstanding academic performance, leadership, character and an unstoppable drive to succeed. The Davis College of Business Top 40 are excellent communicators and collaborators, who can solve complex problems, make sound decisions and take calculated risks based on real-time data and resources. Top 40 students frequently work in diverse teams to achieve a common goal or execute real-world projects that deliver results for major companies in Northeast Florida.

We are proud to present the Top 40 business students for the 2018-19 academic year -- a group that includes accomplished student-athletes, leaders within Greek organizations, and members of various honor societies. This year’s exceptional Top 40 students come from all over the world. They volunteer in their communities and churches and many work with special-needs children. Some are fathers and mothers working full-time jobs while excelling in school. Some are mechanical engineers, dentists or behavioral therapists looking to strengthen their business acumen and make a lasting, positive impact on their industry. We are confident the future is very bright for these remarkable students.

Congratulations to all of the 2018-19 Top 40 students here at the Jacksonville University Davis College of Business!

Meet the Top 40

Thomas Barnhorst

Thomas Barnhorst

  • Member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • National Society of Leadership and Success Member
  • Member of Jacksonville University Men's Lacrosse Team
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Member

Thomas strives to achieve a great academic record. As a junior, he has made the President's list consistently and maintained a perfect 4.0 throughout college thus far. He is also a member of the Jacksonville Men’s Lacrosse Team.

Danielle Blauvelt

Danielle Blauvelt

Brittany Bowald

Brittany Bowald

  • LinkedIn icon  Major: Management and Marketing with a concentration in Professional Sales
  • LinkedIn icon  LinkedIn: Brittany Bowald
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University Green Key Leadership Honor Society
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University Honors Program
  • Member of Jacksonville University Women's Track and Field Team
  • Member of Jacksonville University Student-Athlete Advisory Council
  • Member of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Marketing for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Management for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Davis College of Business Student of the Year for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
Brittany is a Jacksonville, Florida native who graduated in December 2018 with a 4.0 in Marketing and Management with a concentration in Professional Sales. Brittany represents Jacksonville University on the Women's Track and Field team. She has received multiple awards and recognition on the team, including achievements as a two-time ASUN Indoor champion in the triple jump, repeated recognition on the All-Academic Team, and named 2018 All-Academic Athlete of the year. She is an active member of multiple Jacksonville University student organizations such as Jacksonville University Honor's Program, Green Key Honor Society, Student-Athlete Advisory Council, and Alpha Epsilon Phi. Brittany was Vice President of Recruitment for Alpha Epsilon Phi, while previously holding positions such as historian and sisterhood event coordinator.
Along with her athletic and student organization involvement, Brittany has maintained high academic standards, is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and been recognized each semester on the President's List. In her senior year, Brittany worked as an Undergraduate Assistant in the Davis College of Business Dean's Office. She has also worked in Jacksonville University Athletic Department as a Sports Marketing Intern. Brittany is currently continuing her education at Jacksonville University, as she started the MBA program in the spring of 2019.
Matt Briere-Saltis

Matt Briere-Saltis

  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Matt, a practicing Board Certified Behavior Analyst, chose to complete his Masters in Business Administration at Jacksonville University as a means to further hone his professional acumen and develop the leadership skills necessary to evolve his behavioral health practice further. As a Behavior Analyst Matt has over a decade of experience providing therapeutic services to adults and children both with developmental disabilities and typically developing. Matt has supervised and trained dozens of clinicians in Northeast Florida and recognized the need for formal training in business practices as a necessary growth toward affecting change on a larger scale. The training and experience he has gained from JU have further cemented his passion for, and his appreciation of, the great work done by good people in many facets of commerce. Matt thanks his friends, his family, his pups and his Mary for their support and love.

Tyler Cahill

Tyler Cahill

  • Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
  • Navy Combat Action Ribbon

Tyler spent five years in the Marine Corps before enrolling at JU in 2017. Through his first two years, he has maintained a 4.0 GPA taking five classes per semester and working a full-time job at night. Tyler pushes himself to excel at everything he does and hopes to be an example for other veterans. Outside of school and work, he enjoys being with his wife and daughter.

Michael Cassala

Michael Cassala

  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University's Men's Baseball Team
Rachel Chaput

Rachel Chaput

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Aviation Management and Flight Operations for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
Zachary Crotty

Zachary Crotty

  • Member of Jacksonville University Men's Lacrosse Team
  • Member of Jacksonville University Honors Program
Zach Crotty graduated in April 2019 with a BBA in Finance and International Business. Zach was on the Dean's List every semester, and as a member of the Jacksonville University Honors Program, he maintained a 3.85 GPA. Zach has the opportunity to complete an internship with KIM Global in summer 2018, where he was able to hone his market research, competitive analysis, and evaluating skills. On top of his academic success, Zach also competed as an NCAA Division I Athlete on Jacksonville University's Men's Lacrosse Team. Zach served as captain for the Men's Lacrosse Team his senior year. Zach will be starting the MBA program at Jacksonville University in Fall 2019.
An Dang

An Dang

  • LinkedIn icon  Major: International Business and Marketing with a concentration in Consumer Goods and Services Marketing
  • LinkedIn icon  LinkedIn: An Dang
  • Davis College of Business Student Ambassador
  • President of International Student Association
  • Member of Jacksonville University Student Government Association
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University Honors Program

Dang is a junior international student from Vietnam. She is currently the President of the International Student Association, the Second Lead for the Davis College of Business Student Ambassadors program, and the Director of Public Affairs for the Student Government Association. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. a part of Jacksonville University's Honors Society, and has made the Dean's List and Presidential Honor Roll several times. An is also an Orientation Leader for the International Student Orientation in the summer 2019.
An is a first college generation student in her family. Due to financial difficulties, she was rejected by several other colleges before getting accepted at Jacksonville University with the highest honor scholarship - the Williams J. Porter Honors Scholarship, which covers all her college expenses at Jacksonville University including tuition, room and board. She loves Jacksonville University and is thankful for all of the opportunities given to her.

Paul Dillard

Paul Dillard

  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Paul is a manager at Fidelity National Financial and is married with four sons. With a desire to achieve personal and professional goals while setting a good example for his sons, he decided to earn his B.S. in Business Administration, which he accomplished in 2014. The experience of returning to school mid-career was exhilarating, and when Paul learned of Jacksonville University's plans to offer a high-quality Downtown Flex MBA program in 2017, he jumped at the opportunity.
During his time in the Davis College of Business, Paul has maintained a 4.0 GPA and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience, which has exceeded all expectations. He is grateful for the interactions with his professors and his fellow students and looks forward to earning his MBA in August, after which he will continue to utilize the knowledge he has gained in order to benefit FNF, and then decide upon his next goals to pursue.
Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene

  • LinkedIn icon  Major: MBA with concentrations in Accounting and Finance, Consumer Goods and Services Marketing and Management
  • LinkedIn icon  LinkedIn: Kevin Greene
A dentist originally from Wisconsin, Kevin has decided to pursue his passion in business and expand his skills to include an MBA with three concentrations. He would like to make a lasting change in the healthcare industry utilizing, not only digital innovation, but sustainability initiatives to make an impact for future generations. Proud to be a Jacksonville University Alumnus, Kevin will take his knowledge with him wherever he goes in the world. He hopes to show that it doesn't matter what industry you come from, it only matters how hard you work for your passions in life.
Jazelle Yvonne-Leyster Hall

Jazelle Yvonne-Leyster Hall

  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Member of American Legion Women's Auxiliary
  • Member of Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Jazelle has followed her grandmothers advice, "Learn something new every day, never be afraid of saying, I do not know, and always take time to find out." She seeks to discover new opportunities and share the lessons she has learned. Raised in Seattle, Washington she presently lives in Orange Park, Florida. She has enjoyed living life and traveling across the country. Along the way sharing her insight with others while blending their rich differences and similarities discovered in her teaching and business services. Jazelle has served in the retail sales industry for over 20 years in management.
Jazelle attended St. Johns River State College earning three degrees and five certificates in business and accounting. The last being Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management: Supervision and Management. With the support of her professors from St. Johns River State College Hall applied for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program at Jacksonville University and graduated in spring 2019. Her goal is to find a position as an undergraduate adjunct Professor of Business. Alternatively, apply to attend The Alternative Teacher Certification Preparation program at Jacksonville University.
As a writer, she enjoys telling stories to her audience and students. Many of her stories help to showcase business issues and other subjects. Jazelle enjoys the challenge of bringing joy to others through her roles as an educator, sales professional, and storyteller. Her life and business experience offer a strong compliment to her drive to teach others and future as Professor of Business

Andrew Hamm

Andrew Hamm

Natalia Harley

Natalia Harley

  • LinkedIn icon  Major: Marketing and International Business with a minor in French
  • LinkedIn icon  LinkedIn: Natalia Harley
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University Green Key Leadership Honor Society
  • Captain of Jacksonville University Women's Soccer Team
Born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica Natalia began college right after graduating from high school at the British School of Costa Rica. Natalia represents Jacksonville University on the Women's Soccer Team and was named one of the team's captains for the 2018-2019 season. She is an active member of student organizations including; the Davis College of Business Senator in the Student Government Association. Jacksonville University Green Key Leadership Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and Vice-President of Le Cercle Francophone. Natalia has maintained a high GPA while working as a tutor in the Academic Support Center of Jacksonville University.
Natalia took part in the Scotland Summer trip during the summer of 2018. She was recognized for outstanding work during her case study with Loch Ness Lodge. During summer 2019 she will be working at McKinsey and Company as an intern with US & Canada Regional Research team based in Costa Rica.
These past three years, she dedicated her time to help others achieve success with knowledge and proactivity. Natalia will be graduating early with her double major in International Business and Marketing, with a minor in French this December 2019.
Charleena Heng

Charleena Heng

Jacqueline Hodskins

Jacqueline Hodskins

  • Member of Jacksonville University Green Key Leadership Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University Honors Program
  • Davis College of Business Student Ambassador
  • Member of Jacksonville University Women's Softball Team
  • President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 2017-2019
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Accounting for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Student of the Year for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
Jacqueline graduated in April 2019 with a BBA in Accounting and Sport Business. She earned a 4.0 GPA and graduated with Summa Cum Laude and University Honors. On top of participating in the University Honors Program, she was a Davis College of Business Student Ambassador, spent time as a peer tutor, and a member of the Presidential Leadership Advisory Council. Jacqueline has been a four-year NCAA Division I softball team member and was named team captain for the 2019 campaign. She has served as the President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for Jacksonville University over the past two years and held a position at the conference level as the ASUN SAAC Secretary. She is currently participating in the prestigious Honors Internship Program with the FBI. She will return to Jacksonville University in the fall of 2019 to begin the accelerated MBA with a concentration in Accounting and Finance while competing in her final year of NCAA eligibility. She will also serve as a Graduate Assistant in the Davis College of Business. While pursuing her MBA she plans to prepare to take the CPA exam and find a job at a Big 4 accounting firm.
Leonna Howard

Leonna Howard

  • Member of the National Association of Black Accountants
  • Member of the National Society for Leadership and Success
  • Member of the Presidential Leadership Advisory Council
  • Treasurer of the Student Alumni Association
Leonna is a professional hip hop choreographer who found her niche in Finance and Accounting her first year at Jacksonville University. Leonna has been dancing for eight years in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma before she started college, but found another passion in the Davis College of Business as a Freshman. Over the past three years, Leonna has started several organizations on campus, been a finalist for Female Student of the Year two years in a row, been nominated to be a part of the Presidential Leadership Advisory Council, received the Outstanding Organization and Phintastic Fin Award, become a Residential Advisor, and has completed two internships all while maintaining a 3.6 GPA. Leonna's main motivator is her Lord and Savior and she thrives to be a role model for those in her community.
Leonna majors in Finance and Accounting because she wants to help educate minority communities about financial literacy. Thanks to the help of her professors, mentors, and family Leonna has thrived while being in college. She has received four job offers in her Junior year and is currently interning at Macquarie Investment Bank, here in Jacksonville for the summer. 
Leonna is excited to enter her Senior year and looks forward to the opportunities that will come her way. After graduation, Leonna plans to pursue her MBA in Marketing at Jacksonville University.
Whitney-Marie Igwe

Whitney-Marie Igwe

  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society

Whitney-Marie strongly believes in the value of hard work, patience and perseverance in every aspect of life. These principles have allowed her to grow and transform into the woman that she is today. She believes that learning is a lifelong process and is always seeking ways to enhance her knowledge. As an international student from Nigeria, being away from home and family was very difficult. However, attending Jacksonville University enabled Whitney-Marie to build valuable relationships and she can say without a doubt that she has a family here in Jacksonville. Her success in the Aviation Management program at Jacksonville University has provided her with the leadership and professional skills necessary to thrive in the global aviation industry. She is excited about the future and would like to own and manage an airline company someday.

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Throy Josephs

Throy Josephs

  • Member of Phinatics Organization
  • Member of Alpha Eta Rho
  • Member of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Outstanding Student in Aviation Management for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Throy is a well-rounded individual who has excelled academically during his tenure at Jacksonville University. While working two jobs and taking 18 credit hours, he was still actively involved in the Jacksonville University community, serving on the executive board for Phinatics Organization, Alpha Eta Rho, and Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, among others. Throy has also served as a student representative on the Jacksonville University Board of Trustees, where he was able to advocate and voice the concerns of the student population.
Throy is an aspiring aviation professional with experience in airport operations and ambitions to excel in all aspects of his professional development. He ensures to stay abreast with regulatory affairs, operations, commercial aviation, and aviation management. His foremost interests are in airside and landscape operations, sustainability, modern aviation technology and best business practices

Elijah Lasley

Elijah Lasley

  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University's Men's Soccer Team

Elijah has excelled in the classroom while being a full-time student-athlete. As a senior, he is on track to graduate with Magna Cum Laude honors, he has not allowed the class-time missed from athletic participation to affect his performance in the classroom. A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Elijah didn't have to come far to study at an institution that would challenge his skills in the classroom and help him grow as a person. His plans after graduation are to obtain his CPA certification, earn a master's degree, and find a position at one of the Big 4 accounting firms. Lasley has handled his academics very seriously over the course of his career, making the Dean's list every semester. Elijah believes that the keys to success are humility, a strong work ethic, and unyielding persistence.

Eric Lentz

Eric Lentz

  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Eric is a native of Philadelphia, but has lived in Florida since he was 14. He graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Florida. Eric currently works as a Project Manager at Mayo Clinic in the Division of Campus Planning and Projects where is he responsible for the design and construction of projects ranging in size from single room renovations up to the construction of standalone buildings. In addition to his primary duties, he is also responsible for coordinating sustainability efforts on the Jacksonville campus. Eric's team has been honored by Practice Greenhealth for four consecutive years for outstanding efforts in healthcare sustainability. In addition to juggling his work and school responsibilities, Eric is busy as a husband and father to his three boys who range in age from 13 to 28 years old. He can also be found with his family at Jaguars football games, where he is a charter season ticket holder.
While he joined the JU Flex MBA program to help advance his career, one of Eric's primary motivators is to act as a positive example to his children and impress upon them the importance of curiosity, education and the need to engage in lifelong learning. Eric believes that age should never be a deterrent to pursuing one's goals and enhancing your understanding of the world around you. Opportunities have a way of presenting themselves when they are least expected, and the only way to capitalize on those opportunities is to be prepared when they arrive.

Meaghan Lohwater

Meaghan Lohwater

  • Student Vice President of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University Honors Program
  • Recipient of William J. Porter Scholarship
  • Peer Tutor in the Academic Support Center (August 2018-present)
  • Member of Jacksonville University Green Key Leadership Honor Society
Meaghan Lohwater realized her calling during freshman year when she joined the on-campus programming board known as Dolphin Productions. Planning and running the yearly concert celebration for Jacksonville University students became a short-term goal of hers. Meaghan worked the event her freshman and sophomore years, earning the title Full-Time Porter Fest Coordinator her Junior year and nearly doubling the event's turnout. This experience opened several doors to work other music events, including Electric Forest Music Festival and Faster Horses Music Festival. Meaghan's plan after graduation is to acquire a job planning and coordinating large-scale concert events. 
Meaghan has made the President's Honor List all six semesters of her college career, maintaining her perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA. She was a finalist among twelve other undergraduates for 2019 Jacksonville University Woman of the Year. She plans to continue her track of success and hard work for years to come.
Geneva Long

Geneva Long

  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University's Honors Program
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Geneva is a truly dedicated student who graduated in just three years with Latin honors for her exceptional GPA. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies and Jacksonville University Honors program. During her time at Jacksonville University, she has completed two internships with the Hospital Corporation of America and Mayo Clinic Florida. In between school and internships, Geneva spent her time volunteering and joining extracurricular organizations. She focused her community outreach involvement at North Florida School of Special Education and the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville Florida. 
Geneva plans to move back home to Southern Maryland in hopes of pursuing a career in the healthcare administration industry. She is grateful for the memories, experiences, and opportunities Jacksonville University had provided her and is proud to call the University her alma mater.

Gabriela Lovera Hernandez

Gabriela Lovera Hernandez

  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University Green Key Leadership Honor Society
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Navigator
  • Davis College of Business Student Ambassador
  • Fluent in English, French and Spanish
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student in International Business for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
As a native from Caracas, Venezuela, Gabriela has worked hard to obtain excellence both inside and outside the classroom. Besides graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 3.99 cumulative GPA, Gabriela Lovera worked as the Editor-in-Chief of Jacksonville University's newspaper The Navigator. Gabriela served in this role for over two years while also working as a peer tutor; serving as the founding president of Jacksonville University's first French club, Le Cercle Francophone; and being a Davis College of Business Student Ambassador. During her college years, Gabriela attended the National Conference on Undergraduate Research where she presented two research articles for marketing and French, respectively. In 2018, she coordinated the International Student Orientation for the incoming class of 2022.
This year, Gabriela was awarded a scholarship by the Associated Press chapter in Florida for her documentary titled "The Struggles of a Broken Nation," which explicates the current depreciating condition of her home country, Venezuela. Before graduating, Gabriela was nominated and awarded Student of the Year for the College of Arts and Sciences, and Student of the Year for the Communications, French, Division of Humanities and International Business departments. Her four years at Jacksonville University have been paved with countless success, all achieved through the unconditional support provided by her parents, peers, professors and mentors.
Devin Marrow

Devin Marrow

  • LinkedIn icon  Major: Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Consumer Goods and Services Marketing
  • LinkedIn icon  LinkedIn: Devin Marrow
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of National Black MBA Association
  • Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

After working as a technical communicator in the medical device, finance, and defense industries, Devin decided that earning an MBA was necessary to bolster his career and personal interests. His scholastic interest includes data-driven decision making, brand development, and marketing analytics. A devoted husband and father of two, Devin has maintained a 3.81 GPA while working full-time and serving the community through his active involvement with church and various non-profit organizations.
Dwayne Mattushik

Dwayne Mattushik

  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University Men's Lacrosse Team
  • Member of Presidential Leadership Advisory Council
  • Member of Jacksonville University Honors Society

Dwayne is a Paramus, New Jersey native who is graduating in April of 2020 with a degree in Finance. Currently holding a 3.8 GPA in the honors college at Jacksonville University. Dwayne also was hand-picked to hold one of the only Merritt scholarships from the Michael Ward Foundation. He is a representative of the Jacksonville University's Men's Lacrosse team as a three-year starter thus far. Holding multiple accolades including being on the All-Freshman team for his conference and being Rookie of the Year for his team in 2017. Dwayne is also a part of the Presidential Leadership Advisory Council, representative leader of Team Impact, and a part of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Dwayne will be interning for Columbia Bank in their Commercial Banking department this summer.
Javier Moredo-Cepero

Javier Moredo-Cepero

Jeffrey Myles

Jeffrey Myles

  • J Bike Program Founder
  • Member of National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Vice President and Treasurer of Alpha Eta Rho
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Economics for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Jeffrey was the driving force behind the creation of Jacksonville University's new J Bike bicycle sharing program. He developed the concept, co-lead the team that pitched the idea, and ensuring the implementation of the program. Jeffrey recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Economics. He is currently in the Accelerated MBA Program at Jacksonville University and plans on continuing his education after he receives his MBA.

Ngog Nliba Nguimbous

Ngog Nliba Nguimbous

  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University Honors Program
  • Member of Jacksonville University Green Key Leadership Honor Society
  • Member of Jacksonville University Student Government Association
  • Residential Advisor 2016-2019
  • Founder and President of Jacksonville University Men's Soccer Team, FC PHINS
  • President Leadership Advisory Council
Ngog Nliba had one goal in mind when he stepped foot in Jacksonville, to grow into a leader while simultaneously promoting the growth and advancement of Jacksonville University. Making the most of every opportunity has been his motto. Ngog Nliba accepted the challenge of excelling in the classroom while being heavily involved outside the classroom. Ngog Nliba took on many leadership roles during his time at Jacksonville University including, serving on the Student Government Association as a Senator of the Davis College of Business for the 2015-2016 academic year, Director of Student Affairs during the 2016-2017 academic year and Vice-President for the 2017-2018 academic year. He also served as President for the Green Key Leadership Honor Society during the 2018-2019 academic year. 
Looking back at the years spent at Jacksonville University, Ngog Nliba is moved by the professional relationships that he was able to make and has no doubt that Jacksonville University has prepared him for the "real world". Ngog Nliba is extremely thankful to all his professors and mentors who helped him grow into the leader that he is today. Lastly, Ngog Nliba can proudly say that before he came to Jacksonville University, there wasn't a Chick-Fil-A breakfast, there weren't any video games in the BUCCROOOM, there was no ping-pong table in North or Williams Halls for residents to enjoy, and there wasn't a club soccer team but today, all these are here at Jacksonville University and he is grateful to have played a huge part in making all these possible. PHINS UP!!
Redina Pellumbi

Redina Pellumbi

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Information Systems for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
Michael Perera

Michael Perera

  • LinkedIn icon  Major: Finance and Marketing with a minor in Professional Sales
  • LinkedIn icon  LinkedIn: Michael Perera
  • Member of Jacksonville University Men's Football Team
Michael Perera was born and raised in Miami, Florida with his two older brothers, Nick and Alex. His parents were Cuban immigrants that landed in Miami and taught him his work ethic and the importance of his faith, and family. Michael was a first-generation college student and entered Jacksonville University as a student-athlete, where he played football for the Dolphins and accumulated awards such as being named twice to the Pioneer Football League Academic All-American team and being voted by his teammates to the Team Leadership Council. 
Off the field, Michael earned a 3.8 GPA and graduated in December of 2018 Magna Cum Laude in Finance and Marketing, with a minor in Professional Sales. He currently works for Lennar as a construction manager and plans to go to graduate school at FIU to obtain a master's degree in construction management.
Shannon Perkins

Shannon Perkins

Born and raised in Germany, Shannon has shown what it means to work efficiently day in and day out. Her determination and teamwork mindset has helped her earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing. Besides achieving great academic success, she was heavily involved around campus. Her helpful and easy-going nature made her a great candidate to be a tutor and residential advisor on Jacksonville University's campus. Shannon has helped change the atmosphere within student life and plans to continue to do so one more year as she enters the MBA program here at Jacksonville University. Her dedication and positivity are commendable. Perkins continues to strive for success and is glad that Jacksonville University has formed her into the fine professional she is today.
Juan Sebastian Ramirez

Juan Sebastian Ramirez

  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member of National Honor Society of Leadership and Success
  • Member of Jacksonville University Men's Soccer Team
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Analytics for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Juan Sebastian is a senior student-athlete from Cali, Colombia. Throughout his years at Jacksonville University he has maintained a 3.99 GPA and has been placed on the Dean's List and President's Honor Roll several times. In the Spring of 2018, he received Phi Kappa Phi Honors and also became an inducted member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. In addition, he was invited for two consecutive years to join the Presidential Leadership Advisory Council (PLAC) hosted by President Cost. As an athlete, he was elected as Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for the 2018-2019 year, after having served as the SAAC Treasurer the year prior. Jacksonville University Athletics recognized him as the recipient of the 2018-2019 Brady Award, an award named after former University President Dr. James Brady that is presented to a student-athlete who has consistently demonstrated a successful balance between academic achievement, student organization and athletic participation.
Juan Sebastian graduated with a double major in Finance and Business Analytics in spring 2019 and now plans to attend graduate school to get a Masters of Business Administration with a focus in Finance and would like to pursue a CFA certification.

Petrina Reynolds

Petrina Reynolds

  • LinkedIn icon  Major: Marketing with concentrations in Professional Sales and Consumer Goods and Services Marketing with a Management minor
  • LinkedIn icon  LinkedIn: Petrina Reynolds
  • Lead Davis College of Business Student Ambassador
  • Member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
  • Member of the Presidential Leadership Advisory Council
  • Davis College of Business Undergraduate Assistant

Petrina is from Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently a senior, she is majoring in Marketing with concentrations in Professional Sales and Consumer Goods and Services Management with a minor in Management. During her three years at Jacksonville University, Petrina has held leadership positions on campus. She has been elected as the Finance Vice President of her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, and holds the Lead position for our Davis College of Business Student Ambassadors. Petrina currently works as an Undergraduate Assistant in the Davis College of Business Dean's Office. She has previously worked in Jacksonville University's athletic department as a marketing intern and has completed a summer internship with Black Knight in 2018 which she is set to repeat in the summer 2019. Petrina will graduate in December 2019 and plans to continue her education with Jacksonville University applying for the Davis College of Business Global MBA. Petrina believes Jacksonville University has helped her grow tremendously personally and professionally. She is grateful to have intelligent professors that push her in her studies and challenge her to be the best student she can be each day.
Vincent Saladino

Vincent Saladino

  • Vice Principal of Bishop Kenny High School
  • Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Florida STAR Award Winner
  • Gendron Grant Scholarship Recipient

Vincent is a Jacksonville native, a graduate of Bishop Kenny High School, received his undergraduate degree in Education from the University of North Florida, his Master's in Education and Allied Professions from the University of Dayton and is currently enrolled with Jacksonville University pursuing his second Master's degree in Business Administration. He is currently the Vice Principal of Bishop Kenny High School and is dedicated to the educational experience and continuing the legacy of success that has been established by the Bishop Kenny community. Vincent is accountable for the development  and implementation of various strategic financial and facility initiatives, technological advancement and student centric programming providing the platform for student success as leaders in the community.
Bijoy Shroff

Bijoy Shroff

Mia Suplee

Mia Suplee

  • Member of Jacksonville University Women's Lacrosse Team
  • Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Recipient of the Matthew and Alexis Kane Scholarship
Mia takes a lot of pride in performing to the best of her ability in every aspect of life. Mia has stood out as a successful student-athlete, maintaining an outstanding GPA and demonstrating a hard work ethic. She holds herself to the highest of standards each day. A Top Talent candidate displays consistency and dedication, a distinction Mia earned with the support of those around her. The activities she has participated in have helped her grow into the person she is today.
Miriam Teresi

Miriam Teresi

  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member of the Project Management Institute of North East Florida

Miriam is from Orchard Park, NY and came to Jacksonville University with a BS in Management Information Systems (1988) from Canisius College and a MS in Project Management (2003) from Keller Graduate School of Management. Her 30-year career in applications development and project management allowed working with many Fortune 100 companies while also being a mom and wife. Miriam came to Jacksonville University seeking to update her skills and ended up discovering her purpose. While maintaining her GPA, she helped many classmates with her study groups and peer mentoring skills. As a direct result of her Jacksonville University experiences, Miriam plans to earn a PhD in Business and return to Jacksonville University, Davis College of Business as a professor. 

Quinn Trudel

Quinn Trudel

  • Davis College of Business Student Ambassador
  • Member of Jacksonville University Women's Lacrosse Team
C. William Zeal

C. William Zeal

Will, a Jacksonville native, is a senior at Jacksonville University double majoring in Accounting and Business Analytics. Before returning to school full time, he enjoyed an accomplished competitive gaming career. He utilizes the wide array of skills gained from this to study hard, achieving President's list honors. He strives to be a pillar of support for his peers.

Honorable Mentions

  • David Abraham
  • Mohammed Aljifri
  • Benjamin Bennett
  • Iris Benson
  • Madison Boyer
  • Kelly Brassington
  • Austin Bratton
  • Jessica Cimijotti
  • Micah Cowan
  • Joshua Danilson
  • Efua Tawiah Egya-Mensah
  • Andrea Foschi
  • Caelyn Gessler
  • Devon Goodroe
  • Zahria Green
  • Bryan Hill
  • Karlie Hill
  • Grace Houser
  • Carlin Kelly
  • Tyler Johnson
  • Anthony Lamantea
  • Jimmy Lovelace
  • Jennifer Madrid
  • Joshua Ordu
  • Hilary Ouedraogo
  • Marquis Price
  • Serena- Gabrielle Quinata
  • Minerva Retana
  • Simone Ridgell
  • Juan Rodriguez
  • Amanda Sanfilippo
  • Joseph Savoia
  • Moses Simmons
  • Ryan Springer
  • Mercedes St. George
  • Jocelyn Thomas
  • Trenton Thompson
  • Roderick Thornton
  • Noah Torres
  • Andrew Twiford
  • Fallon Walsh
  • Tristan Ward