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Each year the VCU School of Business departments recognize the outstanding achievements of select students. See below the 2019-2020 Department of Fire, Insurance, and Real Estate award winners.


Student of the Year
John M. Kruchten
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Graduating with a Major GPA of 4.0, John concentrated his studies in Finance with a minor in Economics. During his academic career, John was a member of the Student Managed Investment Portfolio (SMIP), interned with Normandy Real Estate Partners, and Vector Scorecard in Singapore. He was a Team Leader at the UVA Venture Capital Cup Competition. John will begin his career with Capital One shortly after graduation.

Distinguished Service Award
Elisa J. Maurice

Elisa has a Cumulative GPA of 4.0 and is recognized as a Dean’s Scholar. She is very active in the School’s community and has taken many leadership roles. She served as President of the Financial Management Association (FMA) at VCU; as Vice President of recruitment for VCU Student Managed Investment Portfolio (SMIP). Elisa is a member of Student Advisory Council Member with the Senior Vice Provost of Student Affairs. She was also one of two appointees on the State Policy for College Affordability where she contributed to a policy council for college affordability. 

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