CBA Notes

The Current, Winter 2002

• Student wins BGS scholarship

CBA accounting senior Peter Toma won this year’s Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship. The award of $500 was matched by the College.

• CBA Survey on its way

Alumni who receive an AACSB/EBI survey in the mail are encouraged to complete and return it as soon as possible. The survey results will be used as part of the updated assessment plan for the College and will aid in continuous improvement efforts.

• CBA Community Outreach: Practice pays off for BDPA

Practice paid off recently for the Detroit chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), which uses the downstairs computer lab in the Commerce and Finance building to train high school students in computer skills. Training sessions were held every Saturday from February through August and this diligence was rewarded at the organization’s recent national conference last August at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Students from the Detroit chapter placed fourth out of 22 teams in the National High School Computer Competition. They were required to demonstrate oral, written and presentation skills in addition to their technical expertise.

• Flores receives Certificate of International Business

This summer, Business senior Augusto “Mike” Flores received a Certificate of International Business from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, or Monterrey TEC, while studying through the Mexican American Parnership program. While there, he also had a co-op assignment in the Purchasing Department at DENSO Mexico, where he worked with U.S. and Mexican suppliers and participated in projects with the accounting and engineering departments.