Mr. Amir Chamsaz, Ms. Yun Liu and Ms. Beverley Fagbohun are the winners of the 2011-12 Laurence Short Academic Award for International Students.
Mr. Chamsaz was the graduate 1st place winner and Ms. Liu was the graduate 2nd place winner. No undergraduate awards were granted this year. Ms. Fagbohoun won as a law student.
Selection committee members, noting the high caliber of this year's competitors and the difficult decision to select this year’s recipients, included Professor Dong Chen (MSB), Professor Laura Wilson-Gentry (CPA), Professor Nicole Hudgins (CAS), alumni donor Dr. Ali Alemi, Mr. Morad Eghbal (Alemi family friend and former UB School of Law instructor and administrator) and Ms. Wendy Burgess (Director of International Admission and Enrollment).
In addition to the cash award, each recipient will have her or his name engraved on a plaque displayed in the Graduate and International Admission and Enrollment Office and be formally recognized at UB’s annual Merit Award Banquet in Spring 2012.
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