BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Frank L. Ciminelli Family Career Resource
Center and the Credit-Bearing Internship Program in the University
at Buffalo School of Management honored business professionals,
students and companies on April 12 at a reception in the South Lake
Village Community Room on UB’s North Campus.
The Career Resource Center Alumnus of the Year award was given
to Matthew Wagner, senior vice president at First Niagara, as the
alumnus having the greatest positive impact on MBA students and
student clubs in the School of Management.
The Recruiter of the Year award went to Shawn Frier, director,
Freed Maxick CPAs, for making a significant impact in recruiting
School of Management students.
Citi received the Recruiting Organization of the Year award. Ken
Bennett, director, accepted the award for Citi.
The Credit-Bearing Internship Program (CBIP) presented Student
Intern of the Year awards to three students. The recipients and
their internship placements were Tony Watson, UB Athletics; Amit
Prayag, Columbus McKinnon Corp.; and Kyoungah Lee, Alliance
The CBIP also presented three Intern Supervisor of the Year
awards to honor supervisors for their contributions to the
professional development of the UB interns who worked for them.
Interns nominated supervisors for recognition. The recipients were
Lisa Piecki, business development specialist, Niagara Frontier
Transportation Authority (NFTA); Richard Steinberg, vice president
of human resources, Columbus McKinnon Corp.; and Elizabeth Perkins,
marketing manager of desserts, Rich Products.
Outstanding Internship Partner was awarded to the Erie County
Industrial Development Association (ECIDA) for “Exports to
Canada,” a collaborative economic development program that
connects School of Management interns with local businesses to help
them increase their level of exports across the border. John
LaFalce, ECIDA board chair and former U.S. congressman, accepted
New Buffalo Shirt Factory was honored as New Internship Partner
for their dedication to creating opportunities for UB students
through challenging internship projects. Pam Thayer, director of
human resources, accepted the award.
Not-for-Profit Internship Organization of the Year was awarded
to The Elmwood Village Association for their ability to bring
real-world projects to students interested in applying their
business education to the nonprofit industry. Accepting the award
was Carly Battin, executive director.
New this year, the award for UB Internship Site of the Year went
to UB Athletics. This award acknowledges an on-campus department
recognizing the importance of student engagement and leadership
building through internships located on the UB campus. Jill
Rexinger-Kuhn, director of community relations and fan experience,
accepted the award.
Private, public and nonprofit organizations may recruit interns
through CBIP for projects that are business-related. For more
information, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu/internships
or call the CBIP office at 716-645-3233.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also
has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times,
Forbes and the Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs
and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more
information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.