Business & Economics Awards
Richard deOlazarra Award
This award was established to honor Richard deOlazarra who taught Marketing for 30 years. The prize will be awarded annually to an outstanding and deserving rising senior in the marketing concentration.
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Award of Achievement
The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Award of Achievement is awarded annually to the most outstanding student in accounting.
The Lowry Scholarship in Economics
Dr. Darryl W. Lowry, associate professor of economics, devoted the past 25 years instructing and nurturing Roanoke College students, "spending hours each day carefully organizing his lectures and meeting with students," said Dr. Robert Stauffer, associate professor of economics. When Lowry died on Dec. 31, 2006, after a short battle with bone cancer, the bereaved campus struggled to find ways to honor the man who had been so passionate about economics, volleyball, and roller coasters. The spontaneous donations that current and former students and colleagues made in Lowry's name inspired Stauffer to set up the Lowry Scholarship in Economics. This endowed scholarship is awarded annually to one outstanding rising senior in Economics
Students in the Fed Challenge have a mere 20 minutes to present a well-researched summary of the current economic situation. They also propose actions that the Federal Reserve Bank should take to help improve the economy.