Four D’Youville Accounting Students Honored
Buffalo, New York – April 27, 2017 – The annual Education Night Dinner of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Buffalo chapter, was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. The event honors the outstanding junior, senior, and graduate students at Western New York colleges and universities. Four D’Youville College accounting students were honored for their academic accomplishments. Over 400 CPAs, professors, students, and guests were in attendance at the event.
Jonathan Gemerek received a NYSSCPA Graduate Student Award of Honor for outstanding achievement in accounting studies. Mr. Gemerek is in the 5-year program leading to dual bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He made the D’Youville dean’s list every semester.
Mr. Gemerek works as an accountant at Buffalo Outfront Metalworks and completed an
accounting internship. He is a scholar-athlete at D’Youville College and starred on
the men’s basketball team. Mr. Gemerek was team captain for three years, scored 1000
career points, and earned Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference recognition on
the all-academic team for 4 years. He received the D’Youville College Male Student-Athlete
of the Year Award in 2016 and was a member of the AMCC Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Edward Kerber received a NYSSCPA Senior Student Award of Honor for outstanding achievement in accounting studies. Mr. Kerber is a senior in the 5-year BS/MS combined program at D’Youville College. He has made the D’Youville dean’s list every semester.
In May 2017, Mr. Kerber will complete requirements for his bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
He is completing an accounting/auditing internship with HealthNow. Mr. Kerber is a
member of the D’Youville Student Management Association and loves volunteering and
helping others while working two part-time jobs. He plans to finish requirements for
his dual degree program and sit for the CPA exam.
Lauren Kudela received a NYSSCPA Senior Student Award of Honor for outstanding achievement in accounting studies. Ms. Kudela will complete her bachelor’s degree in accounting in May 2017. Ms. Kudela has earned recognition on the dean’s list throughout her studies at D’Youville College. She works as an operations production analyst for National General Insurance and completed an internship at The Boat Works in Youngstown. She specializes in diverse aspects of accounting and business administration.
Ignatius Golombek received a NYSSCPA John T. Kennedy Memorial Award for overall academic excellence honoring a junior majoring in accounting. Mr. Golombek has been in the US Army for the past 13 years. He served 10 years on Active Duty then returned to Buffalo as a member of the Reserves and began his accounting studies at D'Youville College in 2014.
He has been on the dean's list every semester. He is an active member in numerous
volunteer organizations and donates his time helping those in need. He plans to finish
requirements for his bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree in international
business, and sit for the CPA exam.
“We are extremely proud of our outstanding accounting students who excel in the classroom. They represent D’Youville College well and will be fine additions to the accounting profession,” said Joseph Kabacinski, CPA, assistant professor in the DYC Business/Accounting Department, in announcing the honors.
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