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Graduating Seniors Reflect on CBA Experience

Aug 16 2014 1:30 PM
Graduating Seniors Reflect on CBA Experience
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 135 seniors, masters and doctoral students at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 16 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Two August graduates who are ready to Start Something in the business world shared how their CBA experience gave them an advantage in the work force. 
 
Cliffs of Moher

Craig (right) at the Cliffs of Moher

Steven Craig, a management major from Hartington, Nebraska, currently works for Talent Plus as a salesforce administrator. He was able to land his dream job before graduation because he utilized the resources available to him at CBA, most notably building relationships with his professors and CBA staff, and studying abroad at Oxford.
 
“As much as I planned for college, almost nothing went the way I had envisioned. I never imagined I would study abroad in Oxford, nor have the opportunity to share my adventures with so many people. Making connections with countless faculty and staff has made my college journey all the more worthwhile. I came to UNL wanting to work with technology and I’m leaving to work with people at the company of my dreams,” said Craig.
 
Reznicek at Nebraska Board of Regents meeting

Reznicek at Nebraska Board of Regents meeting

Omaha, Nebraska, native Eric Reznicek received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance on Saturday. He accepted a position as a technical lead at HUDL, founded in 2007 by CBA alumni to provide online video analysis and coaching tools. Serving as ASUN president and student regent his senior year, he stressed the importance of networking with the faculty.
 
“Many of our professors came to CBA from the industry they teach about. If you are looking for real knowledge, real experience and solid advice, these are the people you want it from,” he said. “The number of times I received an email from someone because my name had been given to them from one of my professors is staggering. The CBA faculty are smart, involved, hard-working and, most importantly, they care about your success.” 

Doctor of Philosophy

Kyujang Kim, Lincoln, Bachelor of Arts, University of Utah, 1989; Master of Science, Northern Illinois University, 1991; Business—Dissertation: The Impact of ISO 26000 Implementation on Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Competitive Advantage. Advised by Professors Marc Schniederjans and Sang M. Lee.

Byung Ku Lee, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Bachelor of Science, Wonkwang University, 1997; Master of Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010; Business—Dissertation: The Effects of Doing Better Than Others and Doing Better Than Usual: A Longitudinal Study of Corporate Social Responsibility. Advised by Professor Terrence C. Sebora.

Joseph Michael Matthes, Omaha, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Creighton University, 2004; Master of Business Administration, Creighton University, 2006; Business—Dissertation: A Conceptualization and Empirical Examination of the Effects of Marketing Alignment on Franchising Relationships. Advised by Professor Amit Saini.

Jessica Gail Mikeska, Anderson, MO, Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Central Oklahoma, 2006; Master of Business Administration, University of Central Oklahoma, 2007; Business—Dissertation: Environmental Management of Government Public Policy Threats. Advised by Professor Les Carlson.

Ivana Milosevic, Beograd, Republic of Serbia, Bachelors Degree, European University, 2005; Master of Business Administration, Eastern Illinois University, 2008; Business—Dissertation: Understanding Adaptive Culture: Exploring the Role of Symbols in the Emergence of Innovative Solutions in a Marketing Firm. Advised by Professor Mary Uhl-Bien.

Mariana Sáenz Ayala, Bogata, Colombia, Bachelors Degree, Universidad de los Andes, 2003; Master of Science, West Texas A&M University, 2005; Master of Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010; Economics—Dissertation: Gender and Policy Effects: Fertilizer Use, Crop Diversification, and Sampling Weights in Informative Sampling. Advised by Professors Eric Thompson and Kent Eskridge.

Master of Business Administration
 
Michael Ryan Anderson, Blaine, MN, Bachelor of Science, South Dakota State University, 2010 —Business
Paul Bernard Bauer, Lincoln, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010 —Business
Alexander Blaise Cecchini, Minneapolis, MN, Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2007 —Business
Caitlin Mary Cecchini, Minneapolis, MN, Bachelor of Arts, University of St Thomas, 2008 —Business
Benjamin David East, Pensacola, FL, Bachelor of Science, Pensacola Christian College, 1998 —Business
Meng Gao, Qingdao, China, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012 —Business
Michael Vernon Goedken, St. Louis Park, MN, Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Iowa, 2004 —Business
Steven Oran Haarstad, Maple Grove, MN, Bachelor of Science, Michigan Technological University, 1996 —Business
Ryan Thomas Hinz, Parker, CO, Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, 2006 —Business
Jesse Thomas Kaufman, Papillion, Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004 —Business
Shannon Kimberly McClure, Lincoln, Bachelor of Music, University of Tulsa, 1999 —Business
Natalie Michele Mueller, Ada, OH, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Northwestern Ohio, 2002 —Business
Charles Creed Napier, El Paso, TX, Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy, 2006 —Business
Darian Nastvogel, Cicero, IL, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland-College Park, 2006 —Business
Joseph Henry Niehaus, Sacramento, CA, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, California State University-Sacramento, 2010 —Business
Nathan Timothy Peterson, Omaha, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007 (Highest Distinction) —Business
James Michael Sweeney, Lutz, FL, Bachelor of Science, University of South Florida, 1987 —Business
Jesse Conner Thompson, Marysville, WA, Bachelor of Arts, Washington State University, 2011 —Business
Xihui Yan, Xiaogan, China, Bachelor of Economics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2012 —Business
Shuai Zhao, Qingdao, China, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012 —Business
 
Master of Professional Accountancy
 
Heather Nicole Arnold, Torrance, CA, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 —Accountancy
Travis Levi Arnold, Beaver Crossing, Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2013 —Accountancy
Ted Michael Elliott, Omaha, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012 (High Distinction) —Accountancy
Lan Gao, Huairou, China, Bachelors Degree, Capital University of Economics/Business, 2012 —Accountancy
Sarah Elizabeth Gosch, Elkhorn, Bachelor of Science in Communication, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2009 —Accountancy
Zachary Grant Huston, Omaha, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 —Accountancy
Aaron Timothy Jank, Hastings, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 (Highest Distinction) —Accountancy
Collin Reid Johansen, Lincoln, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 —Accountancy
Jeffrey Russell Oatman, Elkhorn, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 (Distinction) —Accountancy
Cynthia Wang, Seward, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012 —Accountancy
Rachel Marie Woita, Valparaiso, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 —Accountancy

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
 
Joyce Apiyo Airo, Lincoln
Zhenjian Bao, Jingzhou, China
Tyler Joseph Bartak, Anselmo
Samantha Nicole Becker, Omaha
Nathaniel William Behnkie, Lincoln
Nathan William Betz, Lincoln
Hannah Marie Blumhardt, Lincoln
Guillermo M. Calderon II, Lincoln
Daniel James Carey, Lincoln
Mikayla Jean Carey, Omaha
Colby John Conover, Lincoln
Steven Michael Craig, Hartington
           (With Distinction)
Drew Wyatt Davison, Greenwood
Annie Marie Dillman, Hastings
Zachary Joseph Doran, Omaha
Shelby Lynn Eucker, Malcolm
Matthew Lloyd Fendrick, Lincoln
Victoria Marisa Ferrusca, Lincoln
Logan Alexander Foote, Lincoln
Brandon Keith Frink, Valley
Alexander James Furley, Omaha
Danqing Gao, Lincoln
Alexandra Jeanette Gardner, Omaha
Josiah Charles Gauff, Omaha
Taylor Jonathan Geist, Lincoln
Snjezana Gligorevic, Lincoln
Chin Chuan Goh, Tawau, Malaysia
      (With Highest Distinction)
Cole Daniel Grams, Lincoln
Kyle Joseph Gran, Lincoln
Joshua Martin Gratopp, Lincoln
Alexander David Harris, Lincoln
Tyler Worth Hayes, Spring Branch, TX
Cary Matthew Hess, Fulshear, TX
Savannah Delynne Hickman, Lincoln
Lance Albert Hiebner, Henderson
Nathaniel Austin Hoesing, Lincoln
Lei Hou, Huainan, China
Yuting Hu, Hangzhou, China
Elizabeth Grace Jamrog, Lincoln
Ariel Marie Jorgensen, Omaha
Joshua Scott Kenney, Omaha
Jordan Scott Kirk, Lincoln
Benjamin Thomas Klimisch, Omaha
William Tanner Knox, Omaha
Shaun Timothy Kracke, Wilber
Jennifer Hope Larkin, Omaha
De Wei Lau, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
      (With Highest Distinction)
Woung Meng Lee, Lincoln
Suyang Li, Lincoln
Xiaohui Liao, Wuhan, China
Qin Ling Lin, Lincoln
Mengqi Liu, Tianjin, China
Yong Liu, Beijing, China
Jonathan Edward Locarni, Omaha
Eric Scott Loofe, Walthill
Jeremy Ming Shen Lui, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kehan Ma, Xi’an, China
           (With Distinction)
Zhi Yang Mao, Lincoln
Charles Andrew Maurer, Omaha
           (With Distinction)
Jessica Marie Maxson, Lincoln
Gina Lea Molina, Ceresco
Nathan Eric Naylor, Omaha
Scott Alan Nealy, Lincoln
Brady Alan Nelson, Lincoln
Cale Raasch Neverve, Kearney
Yee Sheng Ng, Klang, Kapar, Malaysia
Trey Jansen Novotny, Lincoln
Michael Brock Peltz, Alliance
Maria Jean Peterson, Lincoln
Andrew Michael Ratigan, Lewisville, TX
Amy Elaine Reisdorff, Columbus
Hao Ren, Lincoln
Eric Thomas Reznicek, Omaha
Macy Anne Robertson, Omaha
Randon Forrest Rohlfs, Omaha
Mark D. Sayre, South Sioux City
Tyler Donald Schenzel, Omaha
Trevor Kendall Schlake, Fairbury
Danielle Ann Schroeder, Lincoln
Kai Yuan Shee, Kota Tinggi, Malaysia
Nicholas Adam Smith, Holmen, WI
Kiya Leigh Stack, Lincoln
Diana V Tadysheva, Lincoln
      (With High Distinction)
John Tessalee, Bangkok, Thailand
Adam Rex Thalken, North Platte
Andrew William Thomas, Lincoln
Ayla Rae Wade, Savannah, MO
      (With High Distinction)
Xiao Wang, Lincoln
Sarah Elizabeth Werner, Lincoln
           (With Distinction)
Kevin Rahkeed Williams, Lincoln
Ryan Scott Wolfe, Fremont
Michael Fredrick Wooster, Omaha
Jenna Lynn Wright, La Crosse, WI
Ge Yan, Xi’an, China
Hangfei Yu, Hangzhou, China
Zhao Yu, Shanghai, China
Yizhao Zhang, Lincoln
Ying Zhou, Hangzhou, China
Shanshan Zhu, Shangluo, China
      (With Highest Distinction)

Graduating Seniors Reflect on CBA Experience

Aug 16 2014 1:30 PM
Graduating Seniors Reflect on CBA Experience
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 135 seniors, masters and doctoral students at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 16 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Two August graduates who are ready to Start Something in the business world shared how their CBA experience gave them an advantage in the work force. 
 
Cliffs of Moher

Craig (right) at the Cliffs of Moher

Steven Craig, a management major from Hartington, Nebraska, currently works for Talent Plus as a salesforce administrator. He was able to land his dream job before graduation because he utilized the resources available to him at CBA, most notably building relationships with his professors and CBA staff, and studying abroad at Oxford.
 
“As much as I planned for college, almost nothing went the way I had envisioned. I never imagined I would study abroad in Oxford, nor have the opportunity to share my adventures with so many people. Making connections with countless faculty and staff has made my college journey all the more worthwhile. I came to UNL wanting to work with technology and I’m leaving to work with people at the company of my dreams,” said Craig.
 
Reznicek at Nebraska Board of Regents meeting

Reznicek at Nebraska Board of Regents meeting

Omaha, Nebraska, native Eric Reznicek received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance on Saturday. He accepted a position as a technical lead at HUDL, founded in 2007 by CBA alumni to provide online video analysis and coaching tools. Serving as ASUN president and student regent his senior year, he stressed the importance of networking with the faculty.
 
“Many of our professors came to CBA from the industry they teach about. If you are looking for real knowledge, real experience and solid advice, these are the people you want it from,” he said. “The number of times I received an email from someone because my name had been given to them from one of my professors is staggering. The CBA faculty are smart, involved, hard-working and, most importantly, they care about your success.” 

Doctor of Philosophy

Kyujang Kim, Lincoln, Bachelor of Arts, University of Utah, 1989; Master of Science, Northern Illinois University, 1991; Business—Dissertation: The Impact of ISO 26000 Implementation on Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Competitive Advantage. Advised by Professors Marc Schniederjans and Sang M. Lee.

Byung Ku Lee, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Bachelor of Science, Wonkwang University, 1997; Master of Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010; Business—Dissertation: The Effects of Doing Better Than Others and Doing Better Than Usual: A Longitudinal Study of Corporate Social Responsibility. Advised by Professor Terrence C. Sebora.

Joseph Michael Matthes, Omaha, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Creighton University, 2004; Master of Business Administration, Creighton University, 2006; Business—Dissertation: A Conceptualization and Empirical Examination of the Effects of Marketing Alignment on Franchising Relationships. Advised by Professor Amit Saini.

Jessica Gail Mikeska, Anderson, MO, Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Central Oklahoma, 2006; Master of Business Administration, University of Central Oklahoma, 2007; Business—Dissertation: Environmental Management of Government Public Policy Threats. Advised by Professor Les Carlson.

Ivana Milosevic, Beograd, Republic of Serbia, Bachelors Degree, European University, 2005; Master of Business Administration, Eastern Illinois University, 2008; Business—Dissertation: Understanding Adaptive Culture: Exploring the Role of Symbols in the Emergence of Innovative Solutions in a Marketing Firm. Advised by Professor Mary Uhl-Bien.

Mariana Sáenz Ayala, Bogata, Colombia, Bachelors Degree, Universidad de los Andes, 2003; Master of Science, West Texas A&M University, 2005; Master of Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010; Economics—Dissertation: Gender and Policy Effects: Fertilizer Use, Crop Diversification, and Sampling Weights in Informative Sampling. Advised by Professors Eric Thompson and Kent Eskridge.

Master of Business Administration
 
Michael Ryan Anderson, Blaine, MN, Bachelor of Science, South Dakota State University, 2010 —Business
Paul Bernard Bauer, Lincoln, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010 —Business
Alexander Blaise Cecchini, Minneapolis, MN, Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2007 —Business
Caitlin Mary Cecchini, Minneapolis, MN, Bachelor of Arts, University of St Thomas, 2008 —Business
Benjamin David East, Pensacola, FL, Bachelor of Science, Pensacola Christian College, 1998 —Business
Meng Gao, Qingdao, China, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012 —Business
Michael Vernon Goedken, St. Louis Park, MN, Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Iowa, 2004 —Business
Steven Oran Haarstad, Maple Grove, MN, Bachelor of Science, Michigan Technological University, 1996 —Business
Ryan Thomas Hinz, Parker, CO, Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, 2006 —Business
Jesse Thomas Kaufman, Papillion, Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004 —Business
Shannon Kimberly McClure, Lincoln, Bachelor of Music, University of Tulsa, 1999 —Business
Natalie Michele Mueller, Ada, OH, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Northwestern Ohio, 2002 —Business
Charles Creed Napier, El Paso, TX, Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy, 2006 —Business
Darian Nastvogel, Cicero, IL, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland-College Park, 2006 —Business
Joseph Henry Niehaus, Sacramento, CA, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, California State University-Sacramento, 2010 —Business
Nathan Timothy Peterson, Omaha, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007 (Highest Distinction) —Business
James Michael Sweeney, Lutz, FL, Bachelor of Science, University of South Florida, 1987 —Business
Jesse Conner Thompson, Marysville, WA, Bachelor of Arts, Washington State University, 2011 —Business
Xihui Yan, Xiaogan, China, Bachelor of Economics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2012 —Business
Shuai Zhao, Qingdao, China, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012 —Business
 
Master of Professional Accountancy
 
Heather Nicole Arnold, Torrance, CA, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 —Accountancy
Travis Levi Arnold, Beaver Crossing, Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2013 —Accountancy
Ted Michael Elliott, Omaha, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012 (High Distinction) —Accountancy
Lan Gao, Huairou, China, Bachelors Degree, Capital University of Economics/Business, 2012 —Accountancy
Sarah Elizabeth Gosch, Elkhorn, Bachelor of Science in Communication, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2009 —Accountancy
Zachary Grant Huston, Omaha, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 —Accountancy
Aaron Timothy Jank, Hastings, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 (Highest Distinction) —Accountancy
Collin Reid Johansen, Lincoln, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 —Accountancy
Jeffrey Russell Oatman, Elkhorn, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 (Distinction) —Accountancy
Cynthia Wang, Seward, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012 —Accountancy
Rachel Marie Woita, Valparaiso, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 —Accountancy

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
 
Joyce Apiyo Airo, Lincoln
Zhenjian Bao, Jingzhou, China
Tyler Joseph Bartak, Anselmo
Samantha Nicole Becker, Omaha
Nathaniel William Behnkie, Lincoln
Nathan William Betz, Lincoln
Hannah Marie Blumhardt, Lincoln
Guillermo M. Calderon II, Lincoln
Daniel James Carey, Lincoln
Mikayla Jean Carey, Omaha
Colby John Conover, Lincoln
Steven Michael Craig, Hartington
           (With Distinction)
Drew Wyatt Davison, Greenwood
Annie Marie Dillman, Hastings
Zachary Joseph Doran, Omaha
Shelby Lynn Eucker, Malcolm
Matthew Lloyd Fendrick, Lincoln
Victoria Marisa Ferrusca, Lincoln
Logan Alexander Foote, Lincoln
Brandon Keith Frink, Valley
Alexander James Furley, Omaha
Danqing Gao, Lincoln
Alexandra Jeanette Gardner, Omaha
Josiah Charles Gauff, Omaha
Taylor Jonathan Geist, Lincoln
Snjezana Gligorevic, Lincoln
Chin Chuan Goh, Tawau, Malaysia
      (With Highest Distinction)
Cole Daniel Grams, Lincoln
Kyle Joseph Gran, Lincoln
Joshua Martin Gratopp, Lincoln
Alexander David Harris, Lincoln
Tyler Worth Hayes, Spring Branch, TX
Cary Matthew Hess, Fulshear, TX
Savannah Delynne Hickman, Lincoln
Lance Albert Hiebner, Henderson
Nathaniel Austin Hoesing, Lincoln
Lei Hou, Huainan, China
Yuting Hu, Hangzhou, China
Elizabeth Grace Jamrog, Lincoln
Ariel Marie Jorgensen, Omaha
Joshua Scott Kenney, Omaha
Jordan Scott Kirk, Lincoln
Benjamin Thomas Klimisch, Omaha
William Tanner Knox, Omaha
Shaun Timothy Kracke, Wilber
Jennifer Hope Larkin, Omaha
De Wei Lau, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
      (With Highest Distinction)
Woung Meng Lee, Lincoln
Suyang Li, Lincoln
Xiaohui Liao, Wuhan, China
Qin Ling Lin, Lincoln
Mengqi Liu, Tianjin, China
Yong Liu, Beijing, China
Jonathan Edward Locarni, Omaha
Eric Scott Loofe, Walthill
Jeremy Ming Shen Lui, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kehan Ma, Xi’an, China
           (With Distinction)
Zhi Yang Mao, Lincoln
Charles Andrew Maurer, Omaha
           (With Distinction)
Jessica Marie Maxson, Lincoln
Gina Lea Molina, Ceresco
Nathan Eric Naylor, Omaha
Scott Alan Nealy, Lincoln
Brady Alan Nelson, Lincoln
Cale Raasch Neverve, Kearney
Yee Sheng Ng, Klang, Kapar, Malaysia
Trey Jansen Novotny, Lincoln
Michael Brock Peltz, Alliance
Maria Jean Peterson, Lincoln
Andrew Michael Ratigan, Lewisville, TX
Amy Elaine Reisdorff, Columbus
Hao Ren, Lincoln
Eric Thomas Reznicek, Omaha
Macy Anne Robertson, Omaha
Randon Forrest Rohlfs, Omaha
Mark D. Sayre, South Sioux City
Tyler Donald Schenzel, Omaha
Trevor Kendall Schlake, Fairbury
Danielle Ann Schroeder, Lincoln
Kai Yuan Shee, Kota Tinggi, Malaysia
Nicholas Adam Smith, Holmen, WI
Kiya Leigh Stack, Lincoln
Diana V Tadysheva, Lincoln
      (With High Distinction)
John Tessalee, Bangkok, Thailand
Adam Rex Thalken, North Platte
Andrew William Thomas, Lincoln
Ayla Rae Wade, Savannah, MO
      (With High Distinction)
Xiao Wang, Lincoln
Sarah Elizabeth Werner, Lincoln
           (With Distinction)
Kevin Rahkeed Williams, Lincoln
Ryan Scott Wolfe, Fremont
Michael Fredrick Wooster, Omaha
Jenna Lynn Wright, La Crosse, WI
Ge Yan, Xi’an, China
Hangfei Yu, Hangzhou, China
Zhao Yu, Shanghai, China
Yizhao Zhang, Lincoln
Ying Zhou, Hangzhou, China
Shanshan Zhu, Shangluo, China
      (With Highest Distinction)