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Three-peat: Ross Net Impact Wins Top Honors Again

11/18/2008 --

Ross student club dedicated to social and environmental good wins worldwide Net Impact Chapter-of-the-Year honors third straight time.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—For the third year in a row, Ross Net Impact has won Chapter-of-the-Year honors.

Net Impact, an international organization of more than 10,000 students and professionals committed to serving the social and environmental good through business, announced the award during its annual North America Conference at Wharton last weekend.

The Ross chapter (RNI) was selected from more than 200 chapters, including those from North America's top MBA programs, for its commitment to social and environmental responsibility in campuswide events, curriculum change and professional development.

In addition, MBA student Tammie Jones, RNI's vice president of events, was named Net Impact's member of the year. Jones and fellow RNI team members Elizabeth Hempstead, Matt Schaar, Elizabeth Griffin and Christine Rhyner also placed second in the Green Economy Case competition.

"It was quite a weekend," said RNI co-president Emily Reyna. "More than 60 RNI members had a blast at the conference, attending two full days of panels, keynotes, workshops, career coaching, and networking events.

"Ross Net Impact members are not only passionate about society's most pressing issues, but are consistently able to turn that passion into action and results."

Reyna and RNI co-president Josh Katz said they are especially thankful for the support given to the Ross chapter by faculty members Gautam Ahuja, Michael Gordon, Andy Hoffman, Gautam Kaul, Tom Lyon and Christie Nordhielm.

"It is because of the passion they show through the classes they teach and the discussions they lead that inspire our members to use business as a force for positive environmental and social change. We are fortunate to have such great resources and faculty that have made our chapter become the success it is today."

For more information on Net Impact and RNI, see netimpact.org and rossnetimpact.org.



For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847, bernied@umich.edu