UB School of Management Announces Accounting Gifts

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: December 15, 2009 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management has announced two new gifts to the school.

Michael Murray '75, MBA '85, managing partner of Ernst & Young's Buffalo office, and his wife, Catherine, have given $75,000 to name the Michael and Catherine Murray Mezzanine on the third floor of the School of Management's Alfiero Center.

In addition, eight alumni from the School of Management and the UB Law School pledged nearly $100,000 to name a newly created space, the Ernst & Young Study Center, on the second floor of the Alfiero Center.

The alumni, Lisa Filomia-Aktas '84, MBA '85, George Brooks, JD '86, Steven Diamond, JD '88, Stephen Ferguson '84, Keith Feuz '93, James Frank '78, Gary Koster '84, John Martinkat '90 and Srikant Nagaraj, MBA '91, are all employees of Ernst & Young.

Proceeds from both gifts will support the School of Management's Department of Accounting and Law.

The Wall Street Journal has ranked the UB School of Management No. 9 in the nation among schools with strong regional recruiting bases. In addition, BusinessWeek has ranked the school as one of the country's top 5 business schools for the fastest return on MBA investment, and Forbes has cited it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.