Texas A&M University-Commerce students Aathira Nair, Oluwasola Adesemoye and Poojitha Mallikarjunappa were recognized and awarded scholarships by the DFW – Alliance of Black Accountants (DFW-ABA) on November 4, 2023. Held during a special brunch ceremony at “On The Marquee,” the recipients were awarded their scholarships in recognition of their academic excellence, their passion for learning and for being trailblazer members who are forging paths for future scholars in the field of business.
The three students, all of whom are graduate students in the College of Business currently pursuing their M.S. in Business Analytics, were collectively awarded $4,500 in scholarships; Nair was awarded $2,500, while Adesemoye and Mallikarjunappa were awarded $1,000. Their scholarships are a testament to their unwavering dedication and commitment to their academic studies but also reflect the strength of the program at A&M-Commerce.
Also representing A&M-Commerce along with the students were COB professors Dr. Zaki Malik, Department Head of Business Analytics, Dr. Michael Opara, Department Head of Accounting and Finance, and Dr. Ran Ling, Assistant Professor of Accounting. Their presence at the event underscored the enduring commitment of the college to engage with its students and build a strong bond between the college and the professional community.
Willie B. Sublet III, President of the Dallas/Fort Worth Alliance of Black Accountants, expressed his heartfelt thanks to A&M-Commerce, particularly to members of its faculty and staff, for constantly engaging, supporting, and encouraging their students.
“It’s often said that the strength of a community is reflected in the support it receives. Witnessing the devoted faculty advisors from Texas A&M University-Commerce in attendance, supporting their exceptional scholarship students, was truly heartwarming,” Sublet III said. “Their presence underscored the collaborative spirit and dedication that make events like ours more than just gatherings. They become testimonies to the dedication of educators who go the extra mile to champion their students. Your students’ achievements and growth are a direct reflection of the tireless effort and support you offer them, and it was an honor to have you join us in celebrating their accomplishments.”