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Finance scholars earn academic scholarships

Friday, April 27, 2012

LAWRENCE — Thirteen University of Kansas School of Business students have been chosen as recipients of Finance Advisory Board scholarships. The recipients are nominated by the faculty and nominations are based on academic achievement. Each student is a member of the school's Finance Scholars Program.

The recipients were honored at a ceremony on April 27 at Adams Alumni Center.

John Bartak, of Wichita, Kan., received the Finance Advisory Board Scholarship. He is a junior studying finance with concentrations in information systems and international business. This summer he will intern with Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Mo.

Joe Viviano, of Overland Park, Kan., also received the Finance Advisory Board Scholarship. He is studying finance and accounting with concentrations in international business and philosophy. Viviano has accepted a summer analyst internship at Allied Business Group in Overland Park.

Daniel Bjornson received the Outstanding Junior Scholarship. He is a native of Overland Park, Kan., majoring in finance with a minor in mathematics. This summer Bjornson will intern in the investment banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York.

Connor Blankenship earned the Mark Hirschey Scholarship. A native of McPherson, Kan., he is a senior majoring in finance and accounting. Blankenship will intern this summer with Grant Thornton's transaction advisory services in Chicago, Ill.

Boone Bradley and Ben Gaydess-Hodgins received the Finance Advisory Board Graduate Student Awards.

Bradley is a native of Wichita, Kan., and will graduate in May with an MBA, specializing in finance and entrepreneurship.

Gaydess-Hodgins is a native of Anchorage, Alaska, in the school's MBA program. He will graduate in May 2013.

Abby Reichenberger, Dominik Hertzler, Dev-Vrat Khanna, Richard Linkesch, John Zecy and Marci Mauch received the Finance Advisory Board Senior Awards.

Reichenberger is from Wichita, Kan., majoring in finance and accounting. She has accepted an offer with Koch Minerals in Wichita.

Hertzler, of Aachen, Germany, is a senior in finance with a concentration in international business. He has accepted an offer from JP Morgan Private Banking in New York.

Khanna, of Pune, India, is a senior in finance with a minor in economics. This May he will begin working as an investment banking analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co. in Chicago.

Linkesch, of Presov, Slovak Republic, will graduate in May with a finance degree. He has accepted an investment banking summer analyst position from Morgan Stanley.

Zecy, of Leawood, Kan., will graduate in May with a finance degree. He will begin a full-time equity analyst position with Morningstar Inc. in Chicago upon graduation.

Mauch, of Salina, Kan., will graduate in May with degrees in finance and accounting. She will attend KU's School of Law in the fall.

Bat-Ulzii Luvsansharav, of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is a senior in finance and accounting. Upon graduation she will begin working as an analyst with Deutsche Bank in New York.

Founded in 2005, the Finance Scholars Program provides its participants with a broad overview of financial careers and institutions and helps them prepare for a financial career with scholarship and networking opportunities, visits to financial institutions and a class designed to provide an in-depth view of the industry.

Scholars are selected through a competitive process based on academic achievement, leadership and interest in competitive financial careers.



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