Congratulations to our outstanding business students! The WPU Business Division was pleased to host its annual Fall Senior Awards Ceremony this month, recognizing the outstanding achievements of its graduating seniors who will earn their diplomas at Winter Commencement. 

Mike Moreland, Chairman of the WPU Board of Trustees and WPU alum, delivered the keynote address in which he commended the award winners and emphasized the importance of integrating faith into one’s professional endeavors. “Hold firm to your vision,” said Mike. “When you meet the challenges of the business world – and you will – it is the ethical discernment you studied at Warner Pacific that will provide a well you can keep drawing from in order to maintain focus and integrity.” 

Dr. Ulf Spears, Interim Dean for Business, elaborated on the selection process for the awards, highlighting the meticulous evaluation of nominees by their professors, based on academic excellence, active participation in university activities, and unwavering commitment to their chosen field of study. 

The announcement of each award winner was met with thunderous applause, reflecting the admiration and pride felt by the audience for their peers’ remarkable achievements. Awards were announced as follows: 

  • Zackary Aaron Kogle and Phillip John Thoma were recognized as Outstanding Students in Business Administration.  
  • Janile L. Yost was awarded Outstanding Student in Accounting. 
  • Cassidy Watson was named Outstanding Student in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.  
  • Jacob Ryan Ribail received the Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement in Business for a traditional student, and Danelys Maria Rodriuez Puzo was honored with the Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement in Business for a professional graduate student. 

The WPU Business Division’s stated mission is to foster a learning environment that nurtures both academic excellence and personal integrity. The Division also strives to prepare its graduates to thrive in the ever-evolving world of business while upholding the values that align with Christian faith and convictions.