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NABA Baruch 40th Awards Dinner Booklet

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Agenda Introduction of the Host and Hostess ~ President’s Address ~ CUNY Chancellor’s Address ~ Legacy Tribute Address ~ Dinner ~ Video ~ Alumni Tribute ~ Keynote Address ~ Year-End Review ~ Presentation of Awards ~ Incoming President’s Address ~Introduction of Incoming Executive Board ~ Closing Remarks ~ Networking & Desserts

Faculty Advisor MessageBetty Duverger,FacultyAdvisor, NABA Baruch ChapterMSEdDear NABA Family, Friends and Colleagues,It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to NABA Baruch’s 40th Annual Awards Dinner.NABA Inc. has been at the forefront of bridging the opportunity gap for black professionals in theaccounting, finance and related business professions for 48 years. As a premier professional organization,we have made significant strides toward our vision of preparing and providing an entryway to corporatecareers for students and professionals of color. Our mission continues to be even more relevant given thecurrent social and political landscape. I salute our corporate sponsors who recognize the value of a diverseworkforce and embrace a culture of diversity and inclusion.Established during 1977-1978, our collegiate chapter, one of the oldest and the largest, embodies theorganization’s commitment to academic and professional excellence and service to thecommunity. Founding Faculty Advisor, Patricia Johnson, a retired SEEK counselor who served for over 32years, considered membership to NABA a “lifetime commitment.” We are privileged to have an engagedalumni base who live by that message and who are devoted to preserving the NABA Baruch legacy ofexcellence.Current members and graduates, in the words of President Obama, “It is you, the young and fearless atheart, the most diverse and educated generation in our history, who the nation is waiting to follow.” Iexpress special gratitude and admiration to Brianna, our chapter president, for her leadership, graciousprofessionalism and honorable character. Congratulations to the e-board for a year of dedication and tothe committee who helped organize tonight’s dinner.We are honored to have NABA National trailblazers serve as keynote speakers and attendees who will giveus a historical perspective and inspire us. We are fortunate for the support and guidance of the NABA NYprofessional chapter and thankful for the partnerships and collaboration of the Baruch Faculty andstaff. While we celebrate our successes, we must continue to focus on our mission with an unyieldingcommitment and renewed focus.Our Legacy Continues, Our Future is NowCheers,Betty DuVerger, MSEdNABA Baruch Faculty Advisor

Presidential Message Brianna FarquharsonFacultyAdvisor, NABA Baruch ChapterWith great joy, I welcome you to the 40th Anniversary Awards Dinner and Gala hosted by the Baruch Chapterof the National Association of Black Accountants.Over the past four decades, our chapter has dedicated its efforts to the advancement, uplifting and expansionof the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. With a focus on mentorship, scholarship, and service,we positively impact our Baruch and NABA community. This year signifies a milestone in our mission to serveand build on our rooted legacy of black excellence.Tonight, the theme is “Our Legacy Continues, Our Future Is Now”.We have accomplished an abundance of achievements and this has been possible due to your unswervingcommitment. From the inception of a vision by our founding fathers to the manifestation of that vision byour legacy leaders, today we are all proud to be a part of this reality.With my sincerest appreciation, thank you to our founding fathers who conceived the idea for thisorganization and who saw the need.Thank you to our Alumni, our legacy leaders, who supported and cultivated the vision and brought it to life.Thank you to our current student members who are the future and who work diligently to preserve and bringinnovation elevate the NABA Baruch Chapter.Thank you to our corporate partners who invest in our talented students and strive to catalyze that talent byhonoring the importance of diversity and inclusion.Thank you to NABA New York, NABA National, and the City University of New York who encourage us andprovide us with resources to fulfill our mission and continue to grow.As a new chapter transitions in, I rest assure that the legacy of this chapter will continue to flourish andproduce the best and brightest students. As the greatest highlight of my college career, I am extremely proudto serve as your president. Undoubtedly, for the duration of my days, I will continue to epitomize our motto“Lifting As We Climb.”Warm Regards,Brianna FarquharsonNABA Baruch PresidentAcademic Year 2017-2018

Keynote Speaker RosKaElYinNdOTPE S.PDEAKaEnRner,CPA EASTERN REGIONAL PRESIDENT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTSRosalind Danner joined New York Life in March 2015 and currently holds the position of VicePresident Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the company-wide Information TechnologyDepartment. She is responsible for leading all financial analysis and budgeting activities,including overseeing technology spending company wide, facilitating cost containment, andsupporting funding for new business driven technology initiatives.Prior to joining New York Life, Ros held positions at McGraw Hill Financial, RJR Nabisco,Inc., Chase Manhattan Bank, American Hoechst and Arthur Andersen & Co.Ros, a CPA, holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Upsala College and an executivemaster's degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.Ros is a 2000 recipient of the Harlem YMCA’s Black Achievers in Industry Award, and wasrecognized in 2013 by McGraw Hill Financial with an award for outstanding commitment,accomplishment and leadership. Ros is a 2015 honoree of The Network Journal’s \"25Influential Black Women in Business”. With an active commitment to service, Ros is theImmediate Past President of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., New YorkChapter, and current President for NABA’s Eastern Region and serves as a National Boardmember. Ros is also the recipient of NABA’s 2016 CFO of the Year award.A NJ native, Ros resides with her husband, Isaac, in Somerset NJ, and they are the proudparents of Jonathan, currently serving active duty in the US Navy, and Brian, a NutritionalServices Assistant at Bridgepoint Hospital and graduate student at George WashingtonUniversity.

Legacy Tribute Address WilliamKE”YBNOiTllE”SAPEAikKeEnR,MBA, CPA Past National President, National Association of Black AccountantsBill Aiken, an alumnus of Baruch College, is a semi-retired Certified Public Accountant. Hehas served as Chief Financial Officer of major corporations, including the Long IslandRailroad. In earlier years he served as an Audit Partner at KPMG Peat Marwick Main & Co.,Partner at Aiken & Wilson CPAs, and as an Assistant Deputy Commissioner in New York City,during Mayor Koch’s administration. Bill serves periodically as a commercial arbitrator. Inrecent years, Mr. Aiken served as President and Chairman of the Board of the 9000 memberManhattan/Bronx Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Heis a lifetime member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), and served asNational President from 1971 to 1973, and 1983 to 1985. In 1971 he designed the NABA logo. Billis also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a publishedpoet, actor, playwright, and member of Screen Actors Guild.

Chancellor’s Address James B. Milliken KEYNOTE SPEAKER CHANCELLOR, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORKJames B. Milliken is Chancellor of The City University of New York, the nation’s leadingurban public university. Mr. Milliken, a lawyer by training, was appointed Chancellor anddistinguished professor of law at the CUNY School of Law in 2014. He previously served aspresident of the University of Nebraska for a decade, where he held faculty appointmentsin the schools of law and public administration, and as senior vice president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina.At CUNY, Mr. Milliken has developed and implemented initiatives to improve access tohigher education in New York City, especially for underrepresented groups and the city’smost vulnerable youth, helped scale up innovative programs to ensure that more studentsattain graduation in a timely manner, and expanded efforts that provide workplaceexperience and advance the opportunities for successful careers. The Chancellor has alsoincreased significantly support and scholarships to a number of important groups,including undocumented students, known as “DREAMers,” students who have been in thefoster care system, students from the corrections system who are reentering theircommunities and military veterans. Under his leadership, CUNY launched its first Schoolof Medicine, located on the City College campus in Harlem, which will increase access toan academically intensive medical education and train physicians for underservedcommunities across the state. The same year CUNY also opened its new Graduate Schoolof Public Health and Health Policy.Chancellor Milliken is a member of the Executive Committee of the Council onCompetitiveness, the Business-Higher Education Forum, the Council on ForeignRelations, and The Economic Club of New York. He has also served in leadershippositions at the American Council on Education and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

The AwardsNABA BARUCHMeritorious Graduating Senior Emerging Leader AwardKadejah Baptiste, On Behalf of BDO Ashley Belgrave, On Behalf ofPablo Duran, On Behalf of Moody’s S&P Global Alexandria Joseph, On Behalf of CohnReznick Outstanding Officer Award Rising Student of the Year AwardSophanie Occean, On Behalf of Moody’s Blessing Nkama, On Behalf of RSM Freud Hyacinthe, On Behalf of PwC Mayer Estinville, On Behalf of EisnerAmperDistinguished Member Award Rookie of the YearChelsi Hurst, On Behalf of Grant Thornton Kaiyell Pettie, On Behalf of Deloitte Phoenix Award Mentor of the Year AwardAshley Druses, On Behalf of KPMG Kiegh DudleyOutstanding Presidential Award Mentee of the Year Award Brianna Farquharson Fathiat Ladejobi

40th Annual Awards DinnerMEMBERSHIP NABA BARUCH NYAeaBrAEBnadruRcehview 2017-2018 Professional Ethos: “Lifting As We Climb” VALUES MENTORSHIP SCHOLARSHIP SERVICE 130 NABA Baruch Members60 Active NABA Baruch Members 13 Executive Board MembersCAMPUS SCHOLARS Corporate Scholars Blessing Nkama (ERC) 38 Professionals NABA NY Scholars Denisha Smallwood (ERC) 15 Cosponsorships Kaiyell Pettie 5 Community Service Events 4 Memberships Mayer Estinville 2 Mentorships 3 Alumni Freud Hyacinthe NABA NY AWARD RECIPIENT Brianna Farquharson Brianna Farquharson, NABA NY Blessing Nkama Student of the Year Denisha SmallwoodHIGHLIGHTS CORPORATE REGONITION NABA Baruch Brings 31 Students to the Eastern Regional Conference STUDENT SUCCESSES 12 Students Recognized at NABA Baruch’s Pinning Ceremony 85% Received returning Deliotte Case Study, 2nd Place offers and internships 70% Christmas for the Caribbean received externships or Launched our AlumniInsider ALUMNIREGONITION Robert Pauley started his own business, WELTHĒ Guy LLC 63% fellowshipsReuel Matthew started his own received full-time offersbusiness, Egami Collection (seniors)National Association of Black Accountants Baruch Chapter |2017-2018| [email protected]

40th Annual Awards Dinner Meet The Current &Incoming E-Boards

40th Annual Awards DinnerBrianna Farquharson Sophanie Occean Blessing Nkama President Incoming President, Incoming Executive VP, Executive VP Administrative SecretaryEvinski Benjamin Sierra Baksh Alexandria Joseph Kaiyell Pettie Incoming TreasurerVP of Internal & Incoming TreasurerExternal Affairs Administrative Secretary Trionne Tolson Naibelis Cabra Denisha SmallwoodAssistant Treasurer Incoming Assistant Incoming VP of Internal Treasurer Affairs & Director of Communications

Ashley Belgrave Kadejah Baptiste Martha Williams Luke Marseille Incoming Marketing SCREP ChairIncoming Director of Co-Marketing DirectorCommunications, DirectorCo-Marketing Director Shanna Sertima Marissa Mathieu Ashley DursesIncoming SCREP Director of Incoming Director of Community Affairs Chair Community AffairsAzariah Williams Freud Hyacinthe Pablo Duran Chelsi Hurst Chair of Incoming Chair of Chair of Incoming Chair of Membership Membership Mentorship Mentorship

Internships and Opportunities 2018Blessing Nkama Naibelis CabralDiscovery Internship, DelNoittAe BA BARUCFSHO Launch Intersnhip, EY Kaiyell Pettie Kevon ButtsPioneer Internship, Deloitte Full Time Offer Sales Strategy Alexandria Joseph Analyst, Infor Tax Internship, EY Denisha Smallwood Launch Internship, EY Anthony Stafford Ashleigh JosephFull Time Offer, Corporate Finance, Corporate Internship, Prudential Johnson & Johnson Aliou Traore PwC Career Preview, Pablo Duran PriceWaterhouseCoopersInvestment Banking Summer Analyst Boluwaduro Babarinde Internship, Goldman Sachs Discovery Internship, Deloitte MD Fayel Chelsi HurstAudit Internship, NYS Offices of the Operations Management Intership, Inspector General Morgan Stanley Kadejah Baptiste Jenebou Sylla Full Time Offer, Treasury Analyst, Tax Embark Internship, Bank of America Merrill Lynch KPMG Ashley Belgrave Search Social Mobile Reprise Freud Hyacinthe Internship, IPG Mediabrands Tax Embark Internship, Ashley Durses KPMG Tax Embark Internship, KPMG

Thank You We would like to thank all Students, Alumni, Baruch Faculty &Administrators, and Corporate Partners for your continued support towards the NABA Baruch Chapter.

AnHn4i0vatephrpsayry Designed By: Ashley Belgrave & Martha WilliamsEdited By: Brianna Farquharson & Ashley Belgrave

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