UB Management Students Receive Commencement Awards

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: May 13, 2008

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Fourteen graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management received awards during the school's commencement ceremony on May 10.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system that is its largest and most comprehensive campus. The Wall Street Journal ranks the UB School of Management ninth in the nation among schools with strong regional recruiting bases. In addition, BusinessWeek ranks the school as one of the country's top 5 business schools for the fastest return on MBA investment, and Forbes cites it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates.

The graduates and the awards they received are:

* Kaitlyn M. Dudek of Clarence Center, the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, presented to students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which include arts, athletics, career achievement, community service and leadership. Dudek also received the Undergraduate Student Achievement Award, presented to the undergraduate student who has demonstrated scholastic excellence and has also rendered outstanding extracurricular service to the school and the university.

* Tina E. Jacob of Buffalo, the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, presented to students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which include arts, athletics, career achievement, community service, and leadership.

* Johan Anggakusuma of Amherst, 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.

* Mahendra S. Mishra of Williamsville, the Charles H. Diefendorf Award in Finance, presented to the student who has made the greatest contribution to the finance discipline.

* Mandakini Pant of Amherst, the Sidney N. Kahn Memorial Award for Excellence in Sales and Marketing, presented to the MBA student who has made the greatest contribution to the field of sales and marketing. Pant also received The Wall Street Journal Award for Academic Excellence by an MBA Student, presented to the full-time MBA student who compiles the highest grade point average of all eligible graduating students.

* Jin Kuk of Amherst, the Eddy Lin Memorial Award, presented to the student majoring in accounting whose GPA is 3.2 or better and who is focusing on an accounting career with a mid-size public accounting firm. The recipient must also exhibit a passion for learning, actively mentor others and have a caring and fun attitude.

* Alexandra Andrianova of Amherst, the MBA Student Achievement Award, presented to the MBA student who has demonstrated scholastic excellence and has also rendered outstanding extracurricular service to the school and the university.

* Xin Guo of Buffalo, the Master of Science Student Achievement Award, presented to the M.S. student who has demonstrated scholastic excellence and has also rendered outstanding extracurricular service to the school and the university.

* Tejaswini C. Herath of Niagara Falls, Ontario, the Ph.D. Student Achievement Award, presented to the Ph.D. student who has demonstrated scholastic excellence and has also rendered outstanding extracurricular service to the school and the university.

* Miji Lee of Tonawanda, 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.

* Jeremy T. Bilson of Lockport and Chirico J. Rozsa of Orchard Park (co-recipients), the 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.

* Linda Huang of Amherst, the Dr. Marcel and Mrs. Kathryn Vinokur Award to Promote Global Understanding, presented to the graduating School of Management student born outside of North America who contributes to promoting global understanding among MBA students.

* Gregory A. Capodagli of Clarence Center, the Dr. Jerry and Dina Wind Award to Promote International Understanding, to the student born in the United States of America who contributes to promoting international understanding among MBA students.

For more information about the UB School of Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.