Winners of the Nuts and Bolts International Business Student of the Year Awardsadmin
Nuts and Bolts Training Company unveiled the winners of its fourth annual International Business Student of the Year (IBSY) Awards on January 29, 2012 at the International Salon & Spa Expo, held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA.
Student Heather Dalke of the Eric Fisher Academy in Wichita KS claimed first place in the cosmetology category, taking home $1,000 in cash and a total prize package valued at more than $3,000. Eric Fisher Academy also claimed a second 1st Place prize when Student Melissa Alvarez did a triumphant walk onstage to accept first place in the esthetics category, along with her $1,000 payday and $3,000 total prize package.
“It is truly inspiring to see these students so galvanized to be extraordinary using their Nuts and Bolts education,” said Nuts and Bolts President and CEO Jim Yates. “Everyone wants to succeed – that’s no secret; but without the proper foundation and guidelines, it’s like sailing in the dark. And that’s why I’m so gratified to see these students putting in motion all the tools they’ll need to achieve their goals – and our Nuts and Bolts students dream big! I feel like a proud parent.”
Every Nuts and Bolts Member School nominates a top performer to be in the running as an IBSY finalist. The judging criterion is based on: retail sales, up servicing, average ticket sales and overall customer service. Students also had to impress with a 5-minute video showcasing what they’ve learned and how they are applying their Nuts and Bolts training to their career goals.
The complete list of winners include:
Nuts and Bolts IBSY Winners
1st Place. Heather Dalke, Eric Fisher Academy, Kansas
2nd Place. Meagan Shephard, Evergreen Beauty College, Washington
3rd Place. Sarah LaMar, Evergreen Beauty College, Everett
4th Place. Caitlyn Morris, Hays Academy of Hair Design, Kansas
5th Place. Brittany Aldana, Brio Academy, Connecticut
1st Place. Melissa Alvarez, Eric Fisher Academy, Kansas
2nd Place. Sarah Burke, Evergreen Beauty College, Washington
3rd Place. Tanya Ansley, Avenue Five Institute, Texas
4th Place. Chalese Dixon, Cameo College of Essential Beauty, Utah
5th Place. Maria Herrera, Career Academy of Beauty, California