FCBE Student, Greg Snook, Named Spark Award Winner

For release:  December 17, 2015

Fogelman MSBA student, Greg Snook, was named the winner of the SPARK Award for the individual collegiate division. The SPARK Awards Ceremony is a televised event that celebrates individuals, corporations, and schools across 13 different categories who are igniting change and making a difference in the community. Nominations came from the public and only three finalists per category were selected from potential candidates by members of the Rotary Club of Memphis.

Greg Snook (center), 2015 SPARK Award winner, pictured with his parents, Ronald and Kathy Snook (left), and his friends, Brandi Kee and Dr. Kathy Tuberville (right).
Greg Snook (center), 2015 SPARK Award winner, pictured with his parents, Ronald and Kathy Snook (left), and Brandi Kee and Dr. Kathy Tuberville (right).

Greg graduated with his undergraduate degree from the Department of Finance at the Fogelman College in 2015. He was also the chairman of the Complete Professional Program Student Advisory Board during his undergraduate career. Currently, he is the chair of the Student Veterans in Business Association, a financial analyst intern at Raymond James, and a volunteer soccer coach at St. Augustine School.

"As a Marine Corps Veteran Greg is living a life of service beyond the call of duty even at a young age," said Dr. Kathy Tuberville, director of the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center. "His determination and passion for furthering his academic ambitions, as well as his willingness to help others along the way, is truly inspirational. He is most deserving of this recognition."

"To have even been nominated for a SPARK Award is a true honor. Being involved at FCBE has given me countless opportunities to help my peers in many of the same ways others have helped me," said Greg Snook. "When I look at the positive influence the other winners are having on our community, I can't help but get even more motivated and excited about the future of Memphis. The amount of caring and giving in this city really is something to take pride in."
"We are very proud of Greg's efforts towards the betterment of the Memphis community" said Dr. Rajiv Grover, dean of Fogelman College. "His work reflects the type of local involvement that Fogelman College actively supports."

This event is produced in partnership with WKNO-TV, the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, Media Source, and the Rotary Club of Memphis. For more information on the SPARK Awards and the recent winners, please visit http://www.thelpbc.com/initiatives/spark-awards-2015winners.

Congratulations Greg!