Marketing graduate posthumously honoured at Business prize giving ceremony
28 October 2013
Anne-Elisabeth Coral, from Le Mesnil-le-Roi, France, studied MSc International Marketing at LSBU in 2005-06, following a period at INSEEC Grande Ecole, Paris, one of the LSBU's partner institutions, enabling her to graduate with a double masters from both institutions.
During her time at LSBU, Anne-Elisabeth was awarded with the prize for best dissertation in International Marketing, and went on to work at beauty brand Clarins as their Digital Marketing Manager before passing away on the 31st December of last year.
Anne-Elisabeth is remembered as a bright, intelligent and popular student by LSBU's Marketing staff, who decided to rename the award that she won in 2006 to be called The Anne-Elisabeth Coral prize for the best dissertation in International Marketing.
To mark the first time this award was given, this year's lecture and prize-giving ceremony was attended by Anne-Elisabeth's parents, Simon and Francoise Coral, as well as her class mates Ahmed Ali, Celine Lecrosnier, Julien Lubacz and Herve Soulard, who said a few words about their friend at the event. The Anne-Elisabeth Coral prize was awarded to Carmen Meier, who also won the Sage prize and the faculty prize for Student of the Year.
Anita Peleg, Course Director of MSc International Marketing, says: "It was very important for us to recognise Anne-Elisabeth's achievements, and hope that naming the prize that she won after her provides a fitting tribute to her work."
The event, which was also attended by LSBU's Chancellor and former Dragon's Den Star Richard Farleigh, saw over 45 prizes given to students who had excelled in subjects including Accounting and Finance, Information Technology, Corporate Governance and Public Administration. The perennial lecture, 'Whatever It Takes' was given by Perry McCarthy, a Grand Prix driver who is also known as The Stig from BBC2's Top Gear.
Other awards given at the event include the Roger Smith Memorial Prize for best dissertation in Human Resources, which was awarded to Tom Lebon, and the Gareth Pugh Prizes for Best Overall Performance or Project, which were awarded to Adnan Zekaj, James Fabonge and Davit Gulakyan.