The Bowling Green State University College of Business is proud to announce that Matthew Manocchio, a 2015 graduate of Nordonia High School, was selected as a finalist for the BGSU Outstanding Senior Award, the highest award a graduating senior at the University can achieve. In addition to the University’s top award, he was chosen for the Top Marketing Graduating Senior Award presented by the Department of Marketing at BGSU.

“Being named a finalist for the University’s Top Senior Award and receiving the Top Marketing Senior are great achievements, and we are proud of Matthew,” commented Ray Braun ‘80, Dean of the College of Business.

During college, Manocchio was actively involved in the Bowling Green American Marketing Association, a chapter that is among the top 10 percent of chapters worldwide while he served as president. He was the vice president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, studied abroad at the Audencia Business School in Nantes, France, and attended the Charles R. Walgreen Leadership Academy in Colorado. He participated in a co-op at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and after graduation, he joins BrightEdge as a sales development representative in Cleveland, Ohio.

The BGSU Outstanding Senior Award started 30 years ago with a generous gift by alumnus Bill Ficken ’63 and his wife, Eileen, residents of Avon Lake, Ohio, to recognize a graduating senior who has demonstrated a commitment to BGSU through campus and community involvement and academic achievement. This year, three of the ten finalists for the award were business seniors and a fourth student minored in economics.

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Source: BGSU College of Business