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38th Annual Awards Dinner

38th Annual Awards Dinner The Agenda Networking Master and Mistress of CeremoniesPresident’s Address (Joshua Vital, Seun Elemo) Keynote Address (Greg Parris) Dinner Video Presentation Faculty Address (Betty Duverger) Corporate Address (Estelle Kone) Presentation of AwardsIncoming President’s Address (Shantel Deleon) Introduction of Incoming Executive BoardClosing Remarks by NABA NY (Patrice Cherry) Networking & Desserts

O3n8e fthorAalnlnual Awards DinnerKPMG is a leader in creating a workenvironment built on principles ofdiversity and inclusion. That’s whywe’ve created so many award-winning programs that enhance theprofessional development of ourdiverse employees and supporttheir growth as future firm leaders.Join us – and become one for© 2014 KPMG LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership and the U.S. memberfirm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMGInternational Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity.

38th Annual Awards Dinner Betty DuVerger, MSED Faculty Advisor, NABA Baruch College ChapterDear NABA Family, Friends and Colleagues,On behalf of the NABA Baruch Student Chapter, welcome to our 38th Annual Awards Dinner.I would like to acknowledge our corporate sponsors for their partnership, professional opportunities for ourmembers and financial support.Alumni, you are here tonight not simply to attend an annual event, but because you live and know the value ofpreserving our legacy. You are the link that binds us, and thank you for your love and dedication to this chapter.May you continue to prosper in your professional and personal lives.Graduating seniors, congratulations! I am confident you will follow the footsteps of our many alumni, byrecognizing your responsibility to serve our chapter and the professional chapter.I praise the NABA NY chapter leaders for your inspiration and leadership of the local student chapters andreadiness to help the NABA Baruch members. I appreciate your dedication throughout the years.Thank you to the Baruch staff, faculty and administrators for your support as we navigate the challenges ofleading an exemplary student organization.Officers of this year’s board, you have many accomplishments to be proud of and I am pleased that you havecontinued the spirit of a family and commitment. I am grateful for the leadership of Joshua Vital and SeunElemo, who are young men of great character, for guiding us this past year.“Our stories may be singular, but our destination is shared.” President ObamaKeep Lifting and Climbing,Betty DuVerger, MSEdFaculty Advisor

38th Annual Awards Dinner Grow your own way Every career path is different. That’s why we help you design your own. We’ll provide the training, coaching and experiences that allow you to build relationships and take advantage of career opportunities. You decide what happens next—at PwC or beyond. Grow your own way at /campus ©2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership. All rights reserved. PwC refers to the United States member firm, and may sometimes refer to the PwC network. Each member firm is a separate legal entity. Please see for further details. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

38th Annual Awards Dinner Seun Elemo President, NABA Baruch College ChapterGreetings to the NABA members, Faculty, Corporate Sponsors, and Guests: It is with great honor and pleasure that I welcome you to NABA Baruch’s 38th Annual Awards Dinner becausewe recognize that you are an imperative piece of our chapter’s success this year. Tying into this year’s theme of “Highlighting Excellence, Inspiring Success,” the NABA Baruch Chapter hasfostered a culture of an unwavering commitment to developing leaders and emergingprofessionals, and as well as the mindset of ensuring that no member gets left behind as others progress. The NABA NY professional chapter has always been a committed and an ardent supporter of NABA Baruch. Iwould like to thank them for their continuous dedication to building upAfrican-American students for not only for their professional work environment, but as well as life. I would like to thank our esteemed alumni who continually showcase their everlasting support of this chapter.A support that cannot be rivaled. You are the heart of this chapter, and recognize that we are all united as onefamily.Our corporate sponsors understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and it goesbeyond just saying it. This chapter will forever be thankful for the countless opportunities and development thatour students receive. I am confident that the incoming executive board will continue and grow the acclaimed NABA Baruch legacy.Never lose track of what you were elected to do, and keep in mind of the endeavors those who came before youhad to face. Furthermore, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to theoutgoing executive board for their work, dedication, and selflessness this past year. It was truly an honor to serve as the President of such a renowned student chapter. This chapter has been able toshape me in ways I couldn’t have fathomed, and has equipped me with the necessary tools to reach my aspirationsin corporate America, but be an individual who exudes our motto of“Lifting As We Climb” wherever I go. I will forever be indebted to this chapter for not only the impact it had inmy life, but also in the lives of the countless amount of students I have encountered.

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38th Annual Awards Dinner Greg Parris, CPA Senior Vice President, Bank of AmericaGreg Parris joined Bank of America as Senior Vice President, Operations Finance Executive in January2016. In this capacity, Greg provides strategic finance support for Global Wholesale Banking Operationsand Global Markets Operations and Middle Office. Until December 2015, Greg was a Senior FinanceDirector for Corporate Information Management with McGraw Hill Financial for the past 10 years. Inthis role Greg was responsible for core financial management and control functions, design andimplementation of cost recovery methodologies, and financial support for strategic technology initiatives.Greg was also President of BEAM – Black Employees at McGraw Hill Financial, one of the company’semployee resource groups, and a member of the Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Council. He hasserved as a mentor in the corporate sponsored mentoring programs and as chair of the CorporateSegment Diversity Committee.Prior to joining McGraw-Hill, Greg spent over 20 years in the financial services industry. Most recently asManaging Director of Parris Associates, Inc., offering management consulting services to companies withparticular focus on the diversified financial services industry. Until 2000 Greg was Senior Vice Presidentat JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he directed New Business Development for the Procurement andCorporate Managed Services division. He joined Chase in 1988 and has managed various operationsand technology functions within US Capital Markets, Global Foreign Exchange, Global EmergingMarkets and Information Technology.Greg received his undergraduate degree in accounting from New York University’s Stern School ofBusiness and is a Certified Public Accountant. He also received his Masters in Business Administrationfrom the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Greg serves in the leadershipof 100 Black Men of New Jersey, is a member of the state advisory board of the Salvation Army - NewJersey Division, and is a lifetime member of the National Association of Black Accountants, New YorkChapter. Greg and his wife Kim reside in NJ and are the parents of two adult children.

38th Annual Awards DinnerYou always look at the worlda little differentlyBank of America is a proud supporter of NABA BaruchIt’s that unique thinking we look for at Bank of America. Join our team, and we’ll give youaccess to unrivalled opportunity – and expect you to seize it and make it your own.Visit’s better when we’re connected®Bank of America and its affiliates consider for employment and hire qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age,national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote theconcept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.© 2016 Bank of America Corporation. | AR9HRKJ3 | DI-042916

38th Annual Awards Dinner Estelle Kone Vice President (MRMA), Goldman Sachs & Co.Estelle is a Vice-President in the Market Risk Management and Analysis (MRMA) department at Gold-man Sachs & Co. She joined the firm in 2013 after graduating from the University of Illinois with a PhDin Industrial Engineering. Prior to her PhD, Estelle received an MS and an Engineering degrees from theSUNY at Buffalo and the Universite de Technology de Troyes (France), respectively. From 2004 to 2005,she worked for SEAB, a Mercedes dealership, in her home country Burkina Faso.At Goldman Sachs, Estelle is involved in various committedincluding the People Development, Recruiting and MRMA Women’s Initiatives committees.

38th Annual Awards Dinner © 2015 Moody's Corporation and/or its licensors and affiliates. All rights reserved.Our Views Matter. So Will Yours.For over 100 years, Moody’s success has been built on diversity of thought and differingperspectives. We foster an inclusive work environment where all views matter, andproactively promote a culture where all employees can achieve their career goals.Moody’s strongly supports a diverse and inclusive workplace. For more informationabout exciting career opportunities at Moody’s, please visit’s is proud to sponsor the NABA Baruch 38th Annual Awards Dinner.

38YtheAarNAnEBnAunaBdlARARUCwHevairedws Dinner 2015-2016MEMBERSHIP Professional Ethos: “Lifting As We Climb” VALUES137 Registered NABA Baruch Members MENTORSHIP SCHOLARSHIP SERVICE 60 Active NABA Baruch Members 14 Executive Board MembersEVENTS SCHOLARS 65 29 Professional (29) NABA NY Corporate Scholarships: Sheryss Taylor, Joshua10 Co-sponsorship (18) Vital, Christine Nurse , Johan Bishop, Simbiat Akanni Community Service (10)18 Membership (6) Pat Johnson Scholarship: Brianna Farquharson, Dexter Mentorship/Alumni (5) Kingston, Joshua Harris HIGHLIGHTS Student of the Year: Monique Croft (NABA NY), Shantel Deleon (Eastern Regional) KPMG Case Study – Baruch College wins 1st Place Trophy CORPORATE REGONITION NABA Baruch Brings 37 Students to the Eastern Regional Conference STUDENT SUCCESSES NABA Baruch Recognizes 15 Students at its Pinning Ceremony 68% Received internships or full time offers ALUMNIRECOGNITION 27% Received leadership programs or acceptance to professional development fellowships Michelle Ware opens Hoodwinked in Harlem! This data is based on the number of active members - 95% NABA Baruch Alumni Finalize the Pat Johnson of student members received an opportunity; the other Scholarship Program 5% of student members are unknown or pending. Clyon Jackson host Hackathon in NYC sponsoring with various Fortune 500 firmsNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTS BARUCH CHAPTER | 2015-2016 | [email protected]

38thUndergraduate Annualprograms Awards Dinner Learn more about programs available to you throughout college Explore a career with Wells Fargo No matter where you are in your college education, it’s never too early to start thinking about the future. Wells Fargo offers a number of special opportunities that will help you explore whether a career with us is right for you. We’re looking for high-performing students from all backgrounds and majors to take part in programs designed to accelerate your professional and personal development. Each program offers the chance to build your network by connecting you with other students across the country, as well as current Wells Fargo team members that will provide advice and support throughout your journey. You’ll also have access to special training and learning opportunities as you experience first-hand what it’s like to work at the world’s 7th most respected company1. Learn more about available opportunities and program application dates by visiting Applications are typically accepted in late summer or early fall of each year, in addition to specific campus opportunities. 1: Barron’s (2015)

38th Annual Awards Dinner Wanted: builders of a better working world At EY, questions are at the heart of what we do. We ask better questions that unlock deeper insights and innovation for our clients, helping them operate more efficiently, manage risk, foster growth and inspire confidence. We have an ambition to build a better working world, and the question is, will it begin with you? #LegacyBuilders Learn more:© 2015 EYGM Limited. All Rights Reserved. ED none

38th Annual Awards DinnerThe Awards Mentor of the Year  Outstanding Student Award Simbiat Akanni, On Behalf of EY David Silolezya, On Behalf of Roger CPA Outstanding Officer Award Islamia Adjibi, On Behalf ofYuliana Martinez, On Behalf of KPMG JP Morgan Brianna Farquharson, On Behalf of Moody’s Excellence in Student LeadershipRising Student of the Year Award Joshua Vital, On Behalf of Analisa Sukhu, On Behalf of PwC  Wells Fargo Jeffrey Cole, On Behalf of Deloitte Pat Johnson Award Seun ElemoMeritorious Graduating Senior  Phoenix Award Opal Parris, On Behalf of Bank of Marlon Kitenge, On Behalf of Baker America TillyThe Alumni of the Year Shazard Ali

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38th Annual Awards Dinner Meet The E-Board

38th Annual Awards Dinner Joshua Vital Seun Eleme President President, Spring 2016 Fall 2015 VP of Internal Affairs, Fall 2015 Shantel Deleon Brianna Farquharson Incoming President VP of Internal Affairs, Incoming Executive Vice President Spring 2016 Opal Parris Malika Sampsone VP of External Affairs Incoming VP of Director of Community Internal AffairsCo-Marketing Director Affairs, Fall 2015 Yuliana Martinez Islamia Adjibi Treasurer Incoming VP of External Affairs

38th Annual Awards DinnerDexter Kingston Marlon KitengeAssistant Treasurer Incoming TreasurerAnalisa Sukhu Simbi AkanniIncoming Director ofAssistant Treasurer CommunicationsBlessing Nkama Shawntell JamesIncoming Director of SecretaryCommunications Daniel AnikwueSophanie Occean SCREP ChairIncomingSecretary

38th Annual Awards Dinner Shaina Yasin Leticia Turner Incoming Chair of Mentorship SCREP Chair Fall 2015 Suliaman Onafuwa Ababacar DiopChair of Mentorship Co-Marketing Director David Silolezya Melissa Siew Incoming Chair of MembershipMarketing Director Maleeka Holdson Joshua Harris Incoming Director of Director ofCommunity Affairs Community Affairs

38th Annual Awards Dinner NABA E-Board 2015-2016 NABA E-Board 2016-2017

38th Annual Awards DinnerInternships & Oppurtunities 2016 Abdul- Razak Abubakar Rachel Adebiyi Isaac Akanmu Leadership Program Internship Internship EY PwC PwC, SEO Edge Simbi Akanni Jeffrey Cole Ann Cotter Internship, Fellowship Insternship InternshipPwC, America Needs You Morgan Stanley Johnson & Johnson Shantel Deleon David Famuyide Randell Gaskins Internships, Fellowship Internship Internship Deloitte Morgan StanleyKPMG, Grant Thornton, A.N.Y. Garrett Greene Brianna Farquharson Shawntell JamesInternships, Fellowship Internship Internship VH1, Viacom, A.N.Y. Deloitte, EY Morgan StanleyOshae Miller Tobenna Okeiche Opal Parris Internship Internship Full-Time Offer KPMG Bloomberg Deloitte Malika Sampson Aliou Sidibe Melissa SiewEnrichment Program Internship Internships NERA Med Prep EY MSG, KPMG David Silolezya Analisa Sukhu Tanya TanisMarsh and McLennan Internship, F.D.L. Program Internship Companies KPMG Bank of America Sheryss Taylor Leticia Turner Imeh UsorohFull-Time Offers Full-Time Offers InternshipKPMG, GT, BOA Bank of America, KPMG PwC Joshua Vital Full-Time Offers Deloitte, Bank of America, JP Morgan

38th Annual Awards Dinner Shine brighter Leaders light the way – for themselves and for others. At Deloitte, you’ll find the fuel for your flame – whether it’s delving into today’s toughest business challenges, collaborating with leaders at our new learning center, Deloitte University, or putting your skills to work for the greater good on one of our many pro bono efforts. Spark your future.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Please see a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidaries.Certain services may not beavailable to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.Copyright © 2014 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved.36 USC 220506Member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

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