Members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB) met for the culmination of the semester on December 4, to recognize the hard work of officers, analysts and members, and to renew their pledge to make the organization even stronger in the coming year. This was the eighth CIB Banquet, in the tradition of the group’s first-ever banquet, which was held in May of 2016. As always, the event featured free food provided to all CIB members, which was enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere.
At the opening of the awards ceremony, CIB faculty mentor Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis recognized the hard work of our Chief Operations Offcer, Alex Clark, who was awarded thee CIB Achievement Award. This recognition is offered by the CIB Executive Team to an individual member of the organization who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in contributing to the CIB’s efforts.
During the ceremony, CIB members who achieved the status of Analyst were recognized. The CIB also recognized its most promising members based on the consistency of their work this semester. The head of each membership desk nominated a member for the Regional Expert Award, which is given for distinguished semester-long performance as a CIB member. The award winners were: Reginald Neville (North America); Max Pate (Latin America), Abigail McClean (Europe); Richard Piquett (Russia); Nicole Pfadt (Africa); Morgan-McKay Hoppmann (Asia); Piper Danzek (Middle East); and Sophie Sherwood (Special Topics);
The final recognition of the evening went to the CIB Special Topics Desk, headed by CIB Officer Jackson Hauf. The desk won this semester’s CIB Weekly News Trivia Quiz for the second time in a row, with 55 points, just 9 points ahead of the Asia Desk and 10 points ahead of of the South America Desk. Russia came in fourth with 33 points.
The CIB wishes to thank all of its Executive Team Officers, its Analysts and its Members, for a highly successful semester, and looks forward to continuing to strengthen our organization in the semesters to come. We also want to congratulate our graduating members and wish them our very best as they embark on their next steps in life.