Accounting Students Get $1.2 Million from Anonymous Benefactor

A $1.2 million endowment bequest has been established for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships for students studying accounting at the University at Buffalo School of Management. The donor, who grew up in Buffalo and holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the School of Management, wishes to remain anonymous.

“This gift from a School of Management graduate,” John M. Thomas, dean of the University at Buffalo School of Management, explained in a prepared statement acknowledging the endowment, “is pivotal in demonstrating to our alumni, friends and corporate partners how the funding of scholarships is vital to efforts by the school and the university to actively recruit highly qualified students.”

Scholarship support for undergraduate students will begin in the junior year or earlier. The scholarships will cover tuition and books for all years required to complete a program.

“Through her gift, our loyal alumna has set a tremendous example that will enable deserving students to pursue an intellectually stimulating and professionally rewarding career,” noted Susan Hamlen, associate professor and chair of the Accounting and Law Department in the School of Management. “We are most grateful.”

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