Two senior management majors from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business have won $25,000 scholarships from the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust.
The Harold S. Geneen Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Management was awarded based on academic excellence, financial need and student essays on the importance of responsible corporate management.
“The Geneen Charitable Trust’s generous support will provide these students with the means to concentrate on their studies and their internships so they graduate ready to become responsible corporate leaders,” said Patrick J. Socci, dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
The scholarship recipients are Trevor Mitchell, who is a member of the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, and Katherine Navarino, who is an Honors College student. Both wrote essays about the importance of integrity in corporate management.
Mitchell wrote about data integrity and social responsibility, highlighting his internship as a data analyst at Hain Celestial Group, and his efforts to resurrect Hofstra’s management club.
“A management club on campus would be a great venue for promoting ideas of responsible corporate management,” Mitchell wrote. “It would allow students to brainstorm and create new, innovative strategies in the field.”
Navarino reflected on her experience as a resident assistant, as well as her participation in alternative spring break with Habitat for Humanity.
“As resident assistants, we are required to do open door hours,” she wrote. “As a manager, I plan on utilizing this concept…I believe open door hours will be one of the most important ways to help keep my employees honest because they will feel comfortable talking with me.”
The Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust was formed with funds provided by Harold S. Geneen, CEO of ITT, one of the first international conglomerates. The principal mission of the trust is fostering the education of young people and promoting responsible corporate management. The emphasis is on educational programs directed toward the encouragement of individual initiative and development of managerial skills and techniques, and those that benefit outstanding individuals whose financial resources are limited and augmented by their own efforts.