Undergraduate duo wins UMAA Zander Alumni Awards

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Carlson School undergraduates William Dammann, ’17 BSB, and Callie Livengood, ’17 BSB, have received the Donald R. Zander Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) in recognition of their academic achievements, personal character, and leadership and service to the University.

The UMAA presents the Zander Alumni Award to four undergraduate students—all must be President’s Student Leadership and Service Award winners—across the University each year. The Carlson School duo will receive $2,000 scholarships.

Dammann, a Human Resources and Industrial Relations major, has taken a leadership role in politics during his undergraduate tenure, serving as director of government and legislative affairs for the Minnesota Student Association (the University’s undergraduate student government) for the past year and leading a massive voter registration effort during the 2016 presidential election. He’s also worked on issues around mental health resources and sexual assault survivor support as a student while excelling in the classroom.

Dammann will join U.S. Bank as a compensation analyst in Minneapolis after graduation, though he eventually hopes to work in public policy, potentially as an elected official.

Livengood, a Finance and Political Science double major, has served as an executive board member of the Minnesota Student Association and chair of the student representatives to the University’s Board of Regents. She also founded a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics tutoring program at a local middle school and was one of a select group of undergraduates chosen to work in the Carlson Consulting Enterprise.

Livengood, who was also recently named one of Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest Business Majors for the Class of 2017, will start her career at Deloitte Consulting as a business analyst, with long-term plans to start or work at a nonprofit that focuses on diminishing the educational opportunity gap in urban areas.