Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Marquette's 2015-2016 Innovation Award Winner is Alexander Isken (AIM Class of 2015)

Marquette 2015-2016 Student Leadership Awards Announced and Alex Isken (AIM Class of 2015) is the Winner of the Innovation Award

Alex Isken - Marquette Innovation Award Winner
Innovation Award Winner - Alexander Isken

This award is presented to the outstanding student who demonstrated innovation through thought and action and contributed to the improvement of the Marquette community or student experience in a transformational and groundbreaking way.
In February, Alex won the Best Presentation at the 2016 Undergraduate Conference in Information Systems (UCIS) at Carnegie-Mellon. His research was on the topic:Beating the Stock Market: Measuring the Predictive Power of Twitter Sentiment Analysis.”

Dr. David Krause, AIM program director said, “Alex was an outstanding student. He pushed himself both academically and as a leader. He had a strong interests in both business and computer science, and studied Finance (AIM), Accounting, and Information Technology. Pulling off this ‘triple major’ was an amazing accomplishment.

As a member of the AIM (Applied Investment Management) program – along with the other two majors – Alex completed more than 150 credits. He plans to obtain the CPA and CFA designations upon graduation – and he will eventually seek out graduate study in the future. He will be working in Nielsen's Operations & Technology Leadership Program (based in Florida) in their technology track upon graduation in May 2016.

Marquette Recognizes Student Leadership

For the past 47 years, the Division of Student Affairs has presented leadership awards to recognize student contributions to the mission and activities of the various student affairs areas.

In 2015, the Student Leadership Awards were re-envisioned to include a wider variety of leadership engagement that spans across the campus community. Students can be nominated by faculty, staff, and their peers. Students who are nominated are informed of their nomination and invited to provide a resume and response as part of the nomination process. A selection committee comprised of university staff and faculty representatives review nominations and make award selections. Awards are presented at a program held each year in April.
To learn more about the Marquette Student Leadership Awards go to: http://marquette.edu/dsa/awards/awards-2016.shtml