This May, the JHU Senior Class Council awarded Senior Lecturer Lawrence Aronhime the Gold Cup, presented each year to a faculty member who “enhances the undergraduate experience of the Senior Class.” Professor Aronhime was nominated by his students, who described his “animated lectures,” his valuable “insight in business and entrepreneurship,” the “trust, respect, and autonomy” he provides his CAs and TAs, and the way he “encourages students to take their work outside of the classroom and into practical application” in their nomination letters.

Professor Aronhime teaches courses in accounting, entrepreneurship, and technology commercialization and has successfully started several technology ventures. He is actively involved in supporting university technology commercialization efforts through the formation of student teams and projects as well as through coursework. Professor Aronhime was instrumental in growing the JHU Business Plan Competition from twelve competing teams in 1999 to a ninety competing teams in 2019. He also directs International Programs in the Center for Leadership Education, which includes Intersession trips throughout Europe, and through which, each January, he teaches the course Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students in Israel.

Congratulations to Professor Aronhime!