BUFFALO, N.Y. — During its commencement ceremonies on May 20-21, the University at Buffalo School of Management recognized 17 outstanding graduates for their academic, extracurricular or volunteer accomplishments.
The MBA, Master of Science and PhD graduates, along with the awards they received, are:
- Kathryn Gentz of Grand Island, the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, the highest award the SUNY system bestows upon its students. The honor recognizes high-achieving students who excel in such areas as leadership, community service, campus involvement or the arts.
- Brianna Hodge of Corning, the William H. Wendel Memorial Award for Student Excellence in Human Resources Management, presented to the graduating student who has made the greatest contribution to the field of HR management.
- Andrew Hoke of Millerton, the MBA Student Achievement Award, for demonstrated scholastic excellence and outstanding extracurricular service to the school and university.
- Hoke also received the Dr. Jerry and Mrs. Dina Wind Award to Promote International Understanding, presented to a U.S.-born student who has promoted international understanding among MBA students.
- Danny JM Kim of Daejeon, Korea, the PhD Student Achievement Award, for demonstrated scholastic excellence and outstanding extracurricular service to the school and university.
- Kim also received the Paul E. Green Award in Marketing, presented to a School of Management doctoral student who has exemplified excellence in marketing research.
- Amey Kulkarni of Aurangabad, India, the Master of Science Student Achievement Award, for demonstrated scholastic excellence and outstanding extracurricular service to the school and university.
- Cindy Ly of Williamsville, 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 sales and marketing field.
- Himani Priya of New Delhi, India, the Dr. Marcel and Mrs. Kathryn Vinokur Award to Promote Global Understanding, given to a graduating student born outside of North America who has promoted global understanding among MBA students.
- Vishal Subramaniam of Mumbai, India, the Charles H. Diefendorf Award in Finance, presented to the student who has made the greatest contribution to the field of finance.
- Anna Zuefle of East Amherst, the Drs. John and Arlyn Myers Award, presented to an MBA student who has excelled in the field of marketing.
The Bachelor of Science graduates and the awards they received are:
- Gabriella Akopyan of Amherst, Katie Caulfield of Tuckahoe, and Emily Wilk of Hamburg, the Adriana Ilyse Thaler Memorial Senior Award in Marketing, presented to senior marketing students who have best demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, marketing professionalism and personal motivation.
- Andrew Melia of Churchville and Khanh (Haven) Nguyen of Bien Hoa, Vietnam, the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key, presented to the full-time undergraduates who compiled the highest management grade point average of all eligible graduating students.
- Sydney Merritt of Rochester, the Undergraduate Student Achievement Award, for demonstrated scholastic excellence and outstanding extracurricular service to the school and university.
- Emily Piscitelli of Orchard Park, the Eddy Lin Memorial Award, presented to a graduating student focusing on an accounting career with a mid-size public accounting firm. The recipient must actively mentor others, exhibit scholastic excellence and a passion for learning, and have a caring and fun attitude.
- Adam Wyckoff of Ransomville, the UB Accounting Association Michael S. Dockery Memorial Senior Award, given to a senior accounting student who has contributed in a superior way to the Institute of Internal Auditors, the accounting profession, fellow students and the school.
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, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report 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 management.buffalo.edu.