2021-2022 Academic Achievement Awards
Dean Dalziel presents Dean's Award to Nicholas Parreco
Dean Dalziel presents Dean's Award to Nicholas Parreco

In May we were pleased to sponsor a hybrid event to celebrate our best undergraduate students who graduated in Dec. 2021 and May 2022. During the ceremony, our faculty recognized students in their departments and the Dean Murray Dalziel awarded the top academic award.  



This award is presented to the undergraduate Merrick School of Business student who demonstrates high academic achievement, leadership and service.


Nicholas W. Parreco, B.S.  ‘22

Born and raised in Maryland, Nick transferred to the University of Baltimore in 2019. In addition to making the Dean’s List several times, he has been very active in our campus community. Some of his many activities include:

  • Serving as the Events Chair for the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) for three semesters, helping coordinate induction ceremonies, leadership sessions, and community service initiatives.
  • Continually serving as Treasurer and President of the Student Events Board during the journey of the pandemic, in efforts of keeping our university connected and moving in tough times.
  • Serving as Orientation Leader in the Spring of 2022, offering energy, resources, and welcoming to undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students.
  • Serving as Team lead for CSEI’s Jones Fall Cleanup on their community service day Post-graduation.

Nick will continue pushing his career in event management in Baltimore. He wants to get more involved in supporting local festivals and events geared toward connecting, lifting, and shining light on our city. It’s all about connecting different groups of people, that being our city’s nonprofits, entrepreneurs, musicians, city government, art organizations, sport teams, colleges, elementary schools, local restaurants, etc. - the big dream is to connect everybody in creative new ways.



  • Amy Nees, B.S. ‘22 earned the Mary Lou Hudson Award for Academic Excellence in Accounting
  • Timothy J. Spurrier, B.S. ‘21 earned the Accounting Merit Award
  • Elizabeth Etouke, ‘21 earned the Finance Merit Award
  • Amira Taylor, B.S. ‘22 earned the Finance Merit Award
  • Kevin Harrow, B.S. ‘21 earned the Real Estate and Economic Development Merit Award
  • Kyle Vega, B.S. ‘22 earned the General Business Merit Award
  • Catalina Prettyman, B.S. ‘21 earned the Human Resource Management Merit Award 
  • Andrea Camacho, B.S. ‘21 earned the International Business Merit Award 
  • Nicholas W. Parreco, B.S. ‘22 earned the Management Merit Award 
  • Zachary Paul Clayton, B.S. ‘22 earned the Charles Siegmann Information Technology Award
  • Alex Kavege, B.S. ‘21 earned the Data Analytics Merit Award 
  • Nicole Mighty, B.S. ‘22 earned the Entrepreneurship Merit Award 
  • Taylor White, B.S. ‘21 earned the Dr. Peter Lynagh Marketing Merit Award 



The following students earned earned the Ratcliffe Entrepreneurship Fellows medallion for completing the requirements of this intensive program.

  • Nikia Madison, B.S. ‘22, Founder of SafePl8 Allergy-Free Grocery
  • Nicole Mighty, B.S. ‘22, Founder Spiked Orchids, LLC.
  • Rebecca Thompson, B.S. ‘21, Founder of D & R Solutions, LLC 


Below are photos of a few students who were able to attend the event, in-person.

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Amy Nees, B.S. ‘22 earned the Mary Lou Hudson Award for Academic Excellence in Accounting
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