Five of the thirteen scholarship winners announced at the 18th Annual National Association of Black Accountants, Inc (NABA) Awards Reception were Suffolk students.
Nancy Douyon received a $10,000 Educational Institutional Partnership Scholarship given on behalf of NABA and Suffolk University.
Victoria Blanchard received a $10,000 Educational Institutional Partnership Scholarship given on behalf of NABA and Suffolk University.
Kerlin Aristilde received a $2,500 Corporate Partnership Scholarship given on behalf of Liberty Mutual. Kerlin, who graduated in May, will be joining PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the fall along with fellow students and NABA members Aliki Anestis, Jean Paul Manga, and Michelle Udezue.
Hugette Konate received a $2,500 Corporate Partnership Scholarship given on behalf of Investors Bank & Trust. Hugette is interning with KPMG and plans to start graduate school in the fall. Hugette also was recognized as Distinguished Student Member for her role as President of the NABA Boston Student Chapter.
Aicha Belemkoabga received a $1,000 Marie Jose-Felix Scholarship. Aicha is a junior at Suffolk and is majoring in Accounting and minoring in Finance.
Eric Compaore, a junior Global Business and Accounting double major, received the Outstanding New Student Member Award. Eric will be joining a peer mentoring program at Deloitte & Touche for the summer. Eric also is president of the Boston Student Chapter of NABA.
Suffolk's involvement began in 1995 when Associate Professor of Accounting Gail Sergenian was asked to become the faculty adviser for the Boston Metropolitan Chapter. Suffolk is a Platinum Level Corporate Sponsor of NABA Inc.
The reception was held on Thursday, April 26, 2007.