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The 31st Annual School of Business Award Ceremony

The Annual Student Awards Ceremony is one of the highlights of our year. We are proud of the academic accomplishments of School of Business students and their commitment to community service. The students who walk to this podium today represent the talent, diversity, hard work and intelligence of our entire student body.

The 31st year brought five new awards funded through the generosity of School of Business alumni and friends. The new awards are:
· The Samuels Family Achievement Scholarship funded by Steven and Judy Samuels for a student who is of a race or ethnicity underrepresented in the school and who demonstrates academic excellence and service.
· The Donald E. Boyce III Business & Financial Market Regulation Scholarship for a student who demonstrates academic excellence, preferably one majoring in financial market regulation.
· The Stacy J. Kanter '97 and Eric M. Kornblau Undergraduate Scholarship for a first generation college student.
· The Amy M. Knapp Scholarship for a deserving freshman.
· The Shirley S. Philips '67, '70 Scholarship for a business student with financial need.

Tony McCarthy '84 presents Michael Russo with the Professor Lakshmi Mohan Endowed Scholarship.

Ellen Fine Levine '78 presents Mackenzie Rinefierd with the Ellen Fine Levine Scholarship.

Joan Solotar '86 presents Sarah Watson with the Solotar Family Scholarship.

 Robert Nichols '86 presents Roberto Hernandez with the First Niagara Mentoring Scholarship.

Christopher Montclare '93, '94 presents Kaita Albanese and Deon Brown with the School of Business Dean’s Fund in Support of Undergraduate Academic Excellence.

EY Sponsors Accounting Orientation

Panel on careers in accounting,  from left to right: Mike Guarnuccio of PwC, Cynthia Scheuer of UHY, Andrew Maki '02, '03, of Deloitte, Alex Fredricks '95 of EY, Natasha Stough of EY.

Session on interviewing skills, from left to right, Randy DeYulio '92 of Deloitte, Abe Sedgh '06 of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Holly Kruchinski of UHY, Greg Rose '09 of EY, and Theresa LeFebvre '14, '15 of EY

Akiem Rose '09, '12 and Alexis (Imprescia) Constantinides ’10, ’11 from EY look on while moderator Elona Kita '13 of EY speaks on how to make the most of career fairs.

MBA Class of 2016  Dean's Leadership Council Fundraiser

The MBA Class of 2016 poses after completing capstone course Going Green Globally, also known as G3.

Dean's Leadership Council Fundraiser

The Dean's Leadership Council raised more than $800 for Junior Achievement by selling School of Business mugs in November.

The Second Annual Denis Lukashkov Best Equity Model Scholarship

Tyler Paladino has won the 2nd annual Denis Lukashkov Best Equity Model Scholarship. According to Guillermo Dilone '15, the president of the University at Albany Investment Group,"The scholarship is a testament to the significant potential that Denis held.  Tyler has demonstrated the same passion, tenacity and hard work that Denis exhibited during his time with UASBIG."

YEA! Mock Investor Panel

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a year-long program that teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. YEA! is in its fifth year at the School of Business. The lead sponsors are Turf Hotels and Bank of America.

Attending the  investor panel this spring was a YEA! alumna who is now a UAlbany student. Standing from left to right: Assistant Director of Undergraduate Student Services Jason Cotugno, lead sponsor Heather Straughter of Turf Hotels, YEA! alumna Erin Foley '17, program assistant Anthony Petralia '15, '16 and instructor Bill Brigham. Seated from left to right: YEA! participants Aira Agrawal, Aidan Forsyth and Conor McGinn.


Giving Back Before They Have Left

Every member of the Financial Analyst Honors Program class of 2015 made a donation to the School of Business this spring. In this photo, students and faculty celebrate at the Washington Tavern.

Massry Lecture

The inaugural Massry Lecture, funded through the Massry family's $5.25 million gift, was held in the Standish Living Room in March. New York State Superintendent of Financial Services, Benjamin M. Lawsky was the featured speaker.

Norman Massry, Benjamin Lawsky and Micki Massry.      Lawsky spoke with students after his presentation.

Benjamin Lawsky.

Network NYC

Richelle Konian ’95, CEO of Careers On The Move, Bryan Zaslow ’97,CEO of JBCStyle, Rachel Galgan ’12, risk assurance senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Lisa Fund ’05, vice president at Goldman Sachs served at panelists at Network NYC, held at the Fashion Institute of Technology in January.

EY partner Alex Fredericks ’95, at left, emceed the event.

Mohan MBA Lab Dedicated

The MBA information technology lab was named for Associate Professor Emeritus Lakshmi Mohan through the efforts of a group of alumni spearheaded by Tony McCarthy '84, seen in window reflection as Dr. Mohan unveils the plaque. Below, Dr. Mohan with information technology management students.

Snyder Speaks on Entrepreneurship

Norman E. Snyder, Jr. ’83, president and chief executive officer at Avitae USA, spoke at the Albany Center for Entrepreneurship Spring Entrepreneurship Seminar.


Women Excelling in Business at Harvard

Women from the School of Business club, Women Excelling in Business, attended the 24th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference hosted by the Harvard Business School Women’s Student Association.

Inaugural EFT and Indexing Forum

In April, practitioners and academics attended a one-day forum on exchange traded funds and indexing. The forum was sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald and the University at Albany Center for Institutional Investment Management.

Accounting Student Honored With NYS Chancellor's Award

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognizes outstanding student achievement in academics, leadership, campus involvement, athletics, and the community. Fewer than one percent of SUNY students  receive this prestigious award. Accounting student Najwa Zarook '15 was honored.  She is pictured with State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher, and  University at Albany Vice President for Student Success Dr. Michael N. Christakis.

Students Present at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Financial Analyst Honors program students, Robert Martin and Ryan Stern, presented at the 9th annual Economics Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Martin's thesis, advised by Dr. David Smith, was “Evaluating Active Share for Emerging Market and Fixed Income Hedge Funds.” Stern was advised by Dr. Na Dai: “What's Driving Venture Capital Underperformance?”


Women in Accounting

 From left to right: Joan D. Rosenthal ’76, Roanne M. Kulakoff ’81, Dean Donald S. Siegel, Ph.D., Caryn H. Tuckman ’75, Amy M. Knapp ’97 and Richelle N. Konian ’95

Joan D. Rosenthal '76 
 Terri-Ann Dautzenberg '98

From left to right: Lucylla Morenchy '97, Margaret Chou '93, Shamella Stewart ‘00, Christina Wedderburn '13, Amicah Bullen '03, and Alexandra Jerome '11


From left to right: Cara Squicciarini '99, Eileen Breindel '75 and Jessica Ficarra '02

 From left to right:Tom Ferlenda ’13, 14, Shannon Lafferty '16, Accounting Chair Ingrid Fisher '82 '02, Andrew Forenza '13, '14 and Samantha Katz '13, '14


 From left to right: Caryn Tuckman '75 and Jody Schaeffer '78.

From left to right: Jennifer Casabonne '03, Sue Vallejo '79 and Candice Hirsch-Kirsten '93. 

Look for more photos in the spring issue of UAlbany Business.

Inaugural Financial Market Symposium

Finance professor Na Dai organized the first Financial Market Symposium. The 2014 topic, "Hedge Funds and Regulation" brought a variety of experts to campus as well as drawing on UAlbany's extensive talent in finance.


Conference organizer, Na Dai Ph.D., associate professor of finance at the University at Albany, presents "The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on Hedge Funds."

Keynote speaker Vikas Agarwal Ph.D, professor of finance, Georgia State University.                                                                   
Linlin Ma Ph.D, associate professor of finance at Northeastern University, presents "Are all Hedge Fund Activists Created Equal? The Impact of Experience on Hedge Fund Activism."



At left, Jesse Ellis Ph.D, assistant professor of finance at North Carolina State University, presents "Hedge Fund Boards." At right Louis Piccotti Ph.D, assistant professor of finance at the University at Albany, leads the discussion. 


David Smith Ph.D, associate professor of finance at the University at Albany, contributes to the discussion. 
Chris Clifford Ph.D, assistant professor of finance at the University of Kentucky, presents "Hedge Funds and Discretionary Liquidity Restrictions."


Deutsche Bank Recruits

Alumnus Dominick Petruccelli ’01, co-head of CRM Hedge Funds for the Americas for Deutsche Bank brought his recruiting team to the School of Business in November


Choosing a Course

The Dean's Leadership Council offered the fourth annual Pick Your Path, introducing students to majors and concentrations in the School of Business.  Faculty, students and staff were on hand to share the inside story.

World of Accounting Solves Problems

Freshmen in the World of Accounting Living Learning Community started the semester as a team.
The lead faculty member of this LLC, accounting professor Mark Hughes said, "This team-building exercise was designed to help the students experience the need for leadership, vision, cooperation, and individual contributions in group projects.
The challenge was to conceive and build the tallest structure possible that could also bear the weight of a Rubik's Cube. The only materials allowed were spaghetti and miniature marshmallows. The students had a great time and their follow-up essays showed that they learned a great deal from the experience."


Evening MBA Students Volunteer at Food Bank

Even though they work full-time, attend school part-time and often have little ones in tow, Evening MBA students find time to serve.  Fifteen students recently volunteered with the  Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.