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UB Management Students Receive Commencement Awards

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: May 18, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sixteen graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management received awards during the school's commencement ceremony on May 8.

They are:

* Maykala Hariharan of Buffalo, the Center for International Leadership's William H. Wendel Award, presented to the graduating MBA student who best exemplifies leadership within the context of the multi-national cohort of full-time program participants

* Bao Nguyen Le of Buffalo, the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key, presented to the full-time undergraduate student who compiles the highest management grade-point average of all eligible graduating students

* Brooke E. Mentkowski of Buffalo, the Charles H. Diefendorf Award in Finance, presented to the student who has made the greatest contribution to the finance discipline. Mentkowski also received the MBA Achievement Award, presented to the MBA student who has demonstrated scholastic excellence and has rendered outstanding extracurricular service to the school and the university. Finally, she received the Wall Street Journal Award for Academic Excellence by an MBA student, presented to the full-time MBA evening student who compiles the highest management grade-point average of all eligible graduating students.

* Paula Smith of Sanborn, the Sidney N. Kahn Memorial Award, presented to the MBA student who has made the greatest contribution to the field of sales and marketing

* Yi Qiu of Amherst, the Outstanding Student Practitioner of the Year Award in Accounting, presented to the undergraduate or MBA student who has performed in an outstanding manner in every dimension of the accounting practicum

* Vivek Krishnan of Amherst, the Outstanding Student Practitioner of the Year Award in Finance, presented to the undergraduate or MBA student who has performed in an outstanding manner in every dimension of the finance practicum

* Matthew B. Lowenthal of Amherst, the Outstanding Student Practitioner of the Year Award in general management, presented to the undergraduate or MBA student who has performed in an outstanding manner in every dimension of the general management practicum

* Valerie L. Zimmerman of Blasdell, the Outstanding Student Practitioner of the Year Award in Human Resources, presented to the undergraduate or MBA student who has performed in an outstanding manner in every dimension of the human resources practicum

* Idris Subair of Amherst, the Outstanding Student Practitioner of the Year Award in Internal Audit, presented to an undergraduate or MBA student who has performed in an outstanding manner in every dimension of the internal audit practicum

* Robert J. Laughlin of Williamsville, the Outstanding Student Practitioner of the Year Award in Management Science and Systems, presented to the undergraduate or MBA student who has performed in an outstanding manner in every dimension of the management science and systems practicum

* Sherina Kapany of Buffalo, the Outstanding Student Practitioner of the Year Award in Marketing, presented to the undergraduate or MBA student who has performed in an outstanding manner in every dimension of the marketing practicum

* Karin L. Rupp of Clarence, the Undergraduate Achievement Award, presented to the undergraduate student who has demonstrated scholastic excellence and has rendered outstanding extracurricular service to the school and the university

* Bongsoon Cho of Getzville, Ph.D. Achievement Award, presented to the doctoral. student who has demonstrated scholastic excellence and has rendered outstanding extracurricular service to the school and the university

* Matthew W. Schweitzer of Buffalo, the Adriana Ilyse Thaler Memorial Senior Award in Marketing, presented to the senior marketing student who best demonstrates academic excellence, leadership, marketing professionalism and personal motivation

* Kyla Frey Bennett of Tonawanda, a University at Buffalo Accounting Association Michael S. Dockery Memorial Senior Award, presented to the senior accounting students who have contributed in a superior way to the Institute of Management Accountants and the accounting profession, fellow students and to the School of Management

* Andrea K. Mesel of Orchard Park, a University at Buffalo Accounting Association Michael S. Dockery Memorial Senior Award, presented to the senior accounting students who have contributed in a superior way to the Institute of Management Accountants and the accounting profession, fellow students and to the School of Management