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Brooklyn Stephens named 2021-22 Overall Outstanding Haile College of Business Undergraduate Student
Brooklyn Stephens pictured with Dean Hassan HassabElnaby and Department Chair Gary Clayton
Brooklyn Stephens was named the 2021-22 Overall Outstanding Haile College of Busines Undergraduate Student and the 2021-22 Oustanding Student in Economics.

May 11, 2022 - The Haile College of Business annually recognizes a handful of outstanding graduates for their personal commitments to their classwork, the university and the surrounding communities. Awards are presented to the most outstanding students in each discipline of the college and then there is the Overall Outstanding Haile College of Business Undergraduate Student.

The Overall Outstanding Haile College of Business Undergraduate Award is the highest student honor bestowed by the Haile College of Business. In choosing the recipient, faculty nominate students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance, leadership in extracurricular activities, and high potential for future leadership in the individual’s professional life, among other things. The 2021-22 recipient of this coveted award is Brooklyn Stephens.

Throughout Stephens' collegiate career, she has demonstrated academic success – achieving a 4.0 GPA each semester and graduating with summa cum laude honors. She also was presented with the Best Undergraduate Paper at the 2021 Kentucky Economic Association Undergraduate Research Conference. But Stephens is more than just brains, she has proved leadership capabilities in activities, organizations and internships that challenged her outside of the classroom. Most notable has been her involvement with NKU’s Center for Economic Education, which strives to increase economic and personal finance literacy in the region. Stephens served as a Research Fellow, preparing data for research projects and presentations, authoring an empirical research paper and supporting fundraising opportunities for the center.

“This is well deserved recognition for Brooklyn,” said Abdullah Al-Bahrani, Director of the Center for Economic Education and Associate Professor in Economics. “She always brings her A-game, is passionate about making a difference and is a true leader. It has been a true privilege to see her continued growth during her academic career at NKU.”

Stephens’ academic career doesn’t end here though. She begins Gatton College of Business and Economics’ accelerated One-Year MBA program at the University of Kentucky this June.


Outstanding Student Recipients

Brooklyn Stephens Overall Outstanding Haile College of Business Undergraduate Student
Alex Doss Outstanding Student in Accounting
Bernard Balz Outstanding Student in General Business
Keith Bailey Outstanding Student in Construction Management
Brooklyn Stephens
Outstanding Student in Economics

Wendy Sedler

Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurship
Pimplapas “Beam” Kumkerd Outstanding Student in Finance
Cameron Hauss Outstanding Student in Global Supply Chain Management

Ileah Napier

Outstanding Student in Human Resource Management

Mai Dao

Outstanding Student in International Business

Halie Schottelkotte

Outstanding Student in Management

Noah Braden

Outstanding Student in Marketing

Miranda Wucherer

Outstanding Student in Sports Business & Event Management

Emma Meyer

Outstanding Student in Master of Accounting

Kevin Koenig

Compton Allyn Outstanding Student in Master of Business Administration