Press Release for Monday, November 16, 2015
UNF Coggin College Student Receives National Excellent Student Award
Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist
of Public Relations
Glenda Fulgham, a University of North Florida
undergraduate student in the Coggin College of Business, received the
Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) National Excellent Student
Award, which recognizes an AFWA student member who has set the standard of
excellence within her chapter by contributing to activities that further
position the chapter and AFWA for success.
Fulgham, a Ponte Vedra resident, is working
towards her second bachelor’s degree, majoring in accounting, and is expected
to graduate in April 2016. She is the treasurer of the AFWA UNF chapter where
she is also involved in campus activities to promote the organization, including
student tutoring, community service and professional development
She has been instrumental in chartering two
student chapters of AFWA, including the first student chapter in the U.S. that
was established at UNF in 2013. She became the first president of the
University’s chapter and was inspired to reach out to Mississippi State
University, where she earned her first bachelor’s degree, to begin a chapter
there in 2014.
The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance
promotes the professional growth of women in accounting and finance. Members of
the nationwide association benefit from opportunities to connect with
colleagues, advance their careers, and become industry leaders.
With more than 3,800
students, the Coggin College’s mission is to educate and develop business
professionals through rigorous, relevant accredited degree programs offered by
faculty devoted to student learning and engaged in scholarly activities. Since
1976, the Coggin College of Business has been accredited by AACSB—only one in
five business schools are awarded the accreditation—which honors the best
business schools in the world. The AACSB is the world leader in accreditation
for business education.
university located on
an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.