2019 OSB Student Award recipients recognized for academic excellence, leadership, and outstanding service

On May 24, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) honored its undergraduate and graduate students for their academic excellence, leadership, and outstanding service. The 2019 OSB Student Award recipients exemplify best practices and achievements among OSB students, reflecting the school’s values of resilience, agility, daring, impact, commitment to good, anchored in our community, and legacy.  

MHRM Academic Achievement Award

This award recognizes outstanding scholarship and academic achievement during the MHRM program as witnessed through the quality of assignments, presentations, case study analyses, and the MHRM final project. 

  • Axelle Meouchy
  • Mayssa Rizkallah

MHRM Final Project Award

This award recognizes students whose final project was designed to explore untapped territories in the field of HRM, thus setting stage for improving our understanding of HRM in the region.

  • Huda Al Hafar

MHRM Gravitas Consultants’ HRM Leadership Award

This award is sponsored by Gravitas Consultants in recognition of leadership in the field of HRM through active engagement in promoting a positive perception of HR.

  • Liliane Bou Hamdan 

MFIN Fenicia Bank Leadership Award in Finance

Established in 2012 by Fenecia Bank, this award is granted to two Lebanese students working towards a Master's in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance who demonstrate exceptional academic merit, strong leadership qualities, and excellence of character.

  • Hussein Hassoun
  • Ghena El Yaman

MFIN Best Analyst Award

  • Melissa Awad 

MFIN Best Behavior Award

  • Marwa El Bizri

MFIN Best Communication Skills Award

  • Joanna El Khoury

MFIN Best Team Player Award

  • Jafar Ibrahim 

MBA Citizenship Award

This award is granted to a student in the MBA Program in recognition of an exemplar tenure at OSB through integrity, perseverance, and academic achievements.

  • Tony Antoun 

MBA Leadership Award

This award is granted to a student in the MBA Program in recognition of an exemplar tenure at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) through leadership, academic merit and dedication to school life.

  • Joelle Barbar 

The Aida Siniora Memorial Prize

An award granted to the top graduating BBA student.

  • Zeina Aoun

The Ali Abdel-Basset Siniora Memorial Prize

An award granted to a BBA student with a good academic standing, and demonstration of team spirit and commitment.

  • Joelle Lahhoud

Professor Emile Ghattas Memorial Award

An award granted to the student with the highest academic average among BBA students.

  • Lary Karam

The Fenicia Bank Excellence Award in Accounting

An award granted to a BBA student with an exceptional academic merit, and excellence of character in Accounting Concentration.

  • Sara El Mordaa

The Fenicia Bank Excellence Award in Finance

An award granted to a BBA student with an exceptional academic merit, and excellence of character in Finance Concentration.

  • Lary Karam

The Quantum Communications Award in Business

An award granted to the student with the second highest academic average among BBA students.

  • Reem Osseiran
  • Massa Al Mawlawi

The Mohamad Ali Safieddine Award

An award granted to a BBA student benefiting from financial assistance and has demonstrated a strong potential or path towards entrepreneurship and business ownership. 


  • Sultan Al Awar

Penrose Award

Awarded to a distinguished graduating senior who is outstanding not only in scholarship, but also in character, leadership, and contribution to the University life. The name of the recipient is engraved on a plaque on display in Jafet Library. In 1955 this honorary award was established by Stephen Penrose in honor of her husband, Stehphen B. L. Penrose, Jr., President of AUB from 1948 to 1955.

  • Maria Kahale

Certificate of Outstanding Achievement

An award granted to all Penrose finalists.

  • Roy Merheb
  • Sultan Al Awar
  • Jad Rizkallah
  • Joelle Sakr
  • Maria Kahale
  • Arman Khederlarian
  • Ali Shanaa
  • Lary Karam
  • Rami Zeineddine
  • Mira Fakhreddine
  • Ahmad Tayyara

IMP Certificates of Excellence

An award granted in recognition of high professional standards while participating in the program activities and the management of the student investment fund.

  • Ali Shana'a
  • Arman Khederlarian
  • Kinda Katanji
  • Miriam Jreij
  • Roy Beyrouti
  • Yara Farhat