2018 Chancellor’s Award Winner Rosemary Herbst

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 7, 2018) — Rosemary Herbst, an Arlington, Virginia, native who now lives in Buffalo, N.Y., is an accounting major who minors in business administration.

Rosemary Herbst is on target to complete both bachelor's and master's degrees in four years. 

She is a member of the Honor’s College, has been a member of the Presidential Honors Society since 2016, and is a member of the Beta Psi Professional Accounting Fraternity.

Herbst served as an Honors College orientation leader, is a part of the Honors College Activities Planning Committee and is vice president of the Honors College Peer Assistance Program, aiding freshmen as they transition to university life.

In the spring of 2016 and 2017, her organization Beta Alpha Psi raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life. Beta Alpha Psi partnered with Jezreel International Humanitarian Aid, a non-profit organization, to ship goods to people in need.

A former a credit and collections intern at Curbell Inc., since 2017 she has been a campus ambassador for Ernst & Young and was chosen to attend the Ernst & Young Emerging Leaders Program in Washington, D.C.

Herbst has been on the Dean’s List since fall 2015. She is a Presidential Scholar who was awarded the top merit scholarship based on academic excellence in high school.

In the fall she will return to UAlbany for a master’s program in forensic accounting. This summer she will intern with Ernst & Young.

“From my experience at UAlbany, I will take the network of people I have met with me. I have made lifelong friends during my time here through organizations such as Beta Alpha Psi,” Herbst said. “My UAlbany education provided me with an individualized experience that allowed me to graduate a year early. It has given me the resources and support to make this dream possible so I can gradate with a master’s degree in four years.”

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