UB School of Management Honors Seven Intern Supervisors

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: April 29, 2004 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The LEAP (Learning Experientially in an Academic Practicum) Program in the University at Buffalo School of Management recently honored seven professionals for their contribution to the professional development of UB student interns who worked for them.

A reception was held for the honorees on April 21 in the Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave. School of Management Dean John M. Thomas presented an award for each business area represented.

The recipients were: Buzz Peters, Unifrax Corp. (accounting); Ed Bratko, UPS (finance); Joel Yacono, Delphi Thermal and Interior (general management); Patricia Brammer, Erie County Sheriff's Office (human resources); Lisa Turner, Merchants Insurance Group (internal audit); Rob Prazmark, IMG (marketing); Don Hewitt, Terrorism Research Center (marketing), and Steve Arnold, M&T Bank Corp. (Management Science and Systems).

Interns nominated the supervisors of choice. Finalists were chosen by Professor H.R. Rao, LEAP faculty director, and Melissa Ruggiero, associate director.

Private, public and not-for-profit organizations may apply for an intern through the program for projects that are business-related. For more information, visit the LEAP Web site at http://www.mgt.buffalo.edu/leap or call the LEAP office at 645-3227.

The University at Buffalo School of Management is ranked as one of the world's top-50 business schools by The Wall Street Journal. It also has been cited by Business Week as one of the "best business schools" in America, and by Forbes for "best return on investment." For more information about the UB School of Management, visit http://www.mgt.buffalo.edu.