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Students Earn Academic Accolades

The Merrick School recognized several students for their outstanding academic achievements during a May 11 celebration of students’ achievements. The School’s leadership awarded the following students for excelling in their majors:

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Academic Achievement Awardees

Accounting Awards

  • Undergraduate  Award - Jessica Kaufman, B.S. ’11
  • Graduate Award - Hilda Orelu, M.S.’12

Entrepreneurship Award

  • David Edwards, B.S.’12

Finance Awards

  • Undergraduate Award - Ryan Stark, B.S. ’11
  • Graduate  Award - Bailey Jacobs, M.S. ‘12

General Business Award

  • Stacey Pivec, B.S. ’12

Information Systems Award

  • Gary Saval, B.S. ’11

International Business Award

  • Bryan Rixham, B.S. ’11

Management Awards

  • Reetta Gach, B.S. ’12
  • Timothy McLaughlin, B.S. ’12

Marketing Award

  • Kimberly Fletcher, B.S. ’11

Real Estate and Economic Development Award

  • Karla Moses, B.S. ’12

M.B.A. Award

  • Jeffrey Love, M.B.A. ’12
  • Joseph Love, M.B.A. ’12

Dean’s Award Winners

This award is presented to the top undergraduate Merrick School of Business student(s) who demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership and service.

Karla Moses, B.S. ’12 - Real Estate and Economic Development

Moses has attained a vast list of accomplishments and awards during her college career. She reached her goals while working, volunteering and raising her daughter. Among her achievements:

  • making the Dean’s List every semester
  • receiving the 2012 Certified Commercial Investment Minority Scholarship
  • earning the 2011 Commercial Real Estate Women Scholarship.

Moses is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and is the past president of UB’s chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization. She worked as a student consultant in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is currently working as a legal assistant at the law office of Herman Lawrence, Jr. and as an associate broker and principal of the Moses & McFadden Realty Group. Moses also volunteers at her daughter’s school and for two faith-based development boards.

Tatiana A. Jimenez Senas, B.S. ’12 - Information Systems and Technology Management

Jimenez Senas is a Wilson Presidential Scholar and embedded herself into the UB community. She was a Helen P. Denit Honors student and an active member of the International Student Association. She worked as a translator and interpreter in UB’s Family Law Clinic and was involved in Leadership UB. In addition, based on her work at the U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education organization, she had the vision to create a plan called “Awaking a Community through Higher Education,” which will be developed in her home country of Peru to help international students with their educational journey.

Mary Lou Hudson Award

Each year the Merrick School of Business presents the Mary Lou Hudson Award to the top female accounting student in this year’s graduating class. This year the award went to:

  • Kristen Anderson, B.S. ’11 - Accounting

Honor Societies

The Merrick School of Business is affiliated with four honor societies:  the Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Mu Kappa Tau and Sigma Iota Epsilon. This year the school inducted 94 students into these societies.


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