2014 Student Award Winners
All award winners were nominated and selected by their peers
Sabrina Sullivan, Drew Harris, Jake Drutchas and Merrick Jacob
Jake Drutchas // BBA ’14 // Frank S. Moran Distinguished Leadership Award
Jake has loved his time at Ross, especially connecting with his classmates. He made the most of the past three years by staying involved with the Ross community, where he served as President of the BBA Council. Graduating with a focus in Finance and Strategy, after graduation Jake will join Accenture in Chicago. He is grateful that his classmates considered him for this honor, and he wishes everyone success in their future endeavors.
Drew Harris //MBA ’14 // Frank S. Moran Distinguished Leadership Award
Drew studied Astronautical Engineering at the United States Naval Academy before being commissioned in 2002 as an Officer in the Marine Corps. After serving for 10 years on active duty as a Supply Officer, including two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, Drew became a Ross student. Outside of school, he continues to serve as Major in the Marine Corps Reserves, and raises his sons Nathan and Evan with his wife, Rebecca. After graduation, Drew joins Deloitte as Senior Consultant in August.
Merrick Jacob // BBA ’14 // Global Citizenship Community Service Award
Merrick has sought throughout her life to make a difference in the world both near and far from home. Locally, she led and participated in foreign language speaking clubs, and taught children at neighborhood elementary schools, while further afield she served as the inaugural National Director of Consulting for TAMID Israel Investment Group and traveled with Ross to Costa Rica and Bulgaria for the Fulbright International Summer Institute. Before starting work in San Francisco at Accenture, she plans to spend the summer in southeast India, restoring the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest. A donation is being made in Merrick’s honor to FAR Conservatory for Therapeutic and Performing Arts, a Birmingham, Mich.-based nonprofit that provides creative arts therapy and recreation services for children and adults with mental, physical, and/or emotional impairments.
Sabrina Sullivan // MBA/MS ’14 // Global Citizenship Community Service Award
Sabrina came to the University of Michigan and Ross after earning a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Calgary and working as a consultant with Deloitte. At U-M, she served as a two-term Co-President of Design+Business, and at Ross she helped shape the Social Intrapreneurship course as well as conducted independent studies to improve the Ross experience. Her leadership has been recognized through awards such as the inaugural Dow Fellowship, and the Erb Institute Percy Service Award. Drawing on her experience advising on sustainability with Deloitte, she graduates with an MBA and MS in Sustainable Systems. A donation is being made in Sabrina’s honor to RebuildingExchange, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to creating a market for reclaimed building materials.