March 12, 2013

Bogenschutz wins annual staff leadership award


Margie Bogenschutz (left) receives staff leadership award in surprise visit from Dean Christine Poon

While conducting a meeting in the Office of Career Management conference room, Margie Bogenschutz was abruptly interrupted by more than a dozen of her co-workers led by Dean Christine Poon.

Another honor was about to be bestowed on a member of the Fisher community. Bogenschutz is this year’s winner of the Coykendale MAX Staff Leadership Award.

The annual award recognizes staff members at the college who exhibit the values of Fisher College of Business on a regular basis. Faculty, staff and students nominate candidates for the award.  She was nominated by her office colleagues Carol Smith, Meg Flood, Susan Geier and Mark Wilson.

Bogenschutz, senior director of undergraduate career management, was recognized for developing innovative programs that help not only students, but also her staff colleagues.

“Margie has embraced lifelong learning for our students as well as our staff,” wrote a colleague in nominating Bogenschutz.  “She is the driving force for the on-boarding of new and returning consulting graduate assistants. She goes above and beyond to make them feel welcome.”

She played a primary role in creating the Fisher Futures program, which identifies talented finance majors who have a strong desire to work in New York’s investment banking industry. After the successful completion of Fisher Futures coaching and training, the undergraduate students are placed in a summer internship at a New York City firm.

She was a part of the team that developed the award-winning QUIC (Qualified Undergraduate Interview Candidate) program. Bogenschutz, along with Pam Park-Curry, director of undergraduate career services, and Mark Wilson, director of recruiter relations and technology for career services, prepared a program that blends an online module, to teach students how to market themselves, and a mock interview.

The Coykendale MAX Staff Leadership Award is part of Fisher’s Staff Recognition program. Staff Recognition Committee members are Steve Singer, Audrey Rhodebeck, Miranda Gerberding, and Jamie Mathews-Mead (chair).