Celebrating Leadership in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Johnson
The Samuel C. Johnson Award in Sustainable
Global Enterprise for Individual Leadership and Team Impact were awarded during
the Dean’s Brunch.
Dean’s Brunch during graduation weekend numerous Johnson students were
recognized for their outstanding service to the school and excellence in
academics including several for their leadership in Sustainable Global
Enterprise (SGE) while at Johnson. With the help of recent SGE alumni, the
following award winners were selected from nominations.
Kuhre, MBA ’16 was the recipient of this year’s Samuel C. Johnson Award in Sustainable Global Enterprise for Individual
Leadership. Jeremy is a
tenacious and hardworking individual who has a singular focus on creating a
positive green impact and seeks to create competitive advantages through
sustainable global strategies.
In the fall
of 2014, shortly after he arrived at Johnson, Jeremy organized a bus to take
over 60 Johnson students, Cornell students, and other Ithacans to the People’s
Climate March in New York City, the largest climate demonstration in history.
Jeremy and a group of Johnson MBAs marched together holding a banner with the
words, “MBAs for Change.” In addition to leadership roles in the Energy club
and the SGE club, he also acted as team captain for two clean-energy-related
case competitions, the National [Em]Powering Grid Resilience Competition and
the mai Bangkok Business Challenge. Over the two years, Jeremy has mentored
numerous students through his role as a Career Work Group Leader for students
interested in careers in renewables and as a TA for the SGE Immersion as well
as helping organize and train fellow student teams to compete in various energy
nomination stated, “I have never seen a leader who has motivated his fellow
classmates, meaningfully impacted organizations, and left a lasting tribute
like that of Jeremy.”
L to R: Jeremy Kuhre, Zachary Perlstein, Mauricio Medaets, and Ace Stryker
award, Samuel C. Johnson Award in Sustainable Global
Enterprise for Team Impact was presented to the Directors of Big Red
MicroEnterprise (BRM): Trisha Chang, Eskedar Getahun, Harsh Mogili, and Erin Popelka
all MBA ‘16.
L to R: Mark Milstein, Eskedar Getahun, Trisha Chang, Erin Popelka, Harsh Mogili and Monica Touesnard
guidance of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, BRM is a student-run
organization that spurs microenterprise development by assisting self-employed
individuals reach their business goals. Over the past year the Directors
completely revamped the student curriculum taking the program to a new level of
professionalism and improving the quality of the work delivered to the local
community. To do this, they overhauled the training for the MBA coaches. They
developed and provided empathy training and scenario-role playing allowing
coaches the opportunity to practice how to handle client relationships and
worst-case scenarios. As a result, this year both coaches and clients were
fully engaged and felt completely supported by the Directors.
went above and beyond to make BRM and Johnson a better place for us and for the
local community beyond Sage.”
SCJ award recipients are determined by an SGE alumni
selection committee from nominations received from students, faculty and staff.