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Press Release for Monday, November 16, 2015

UNF Coggin College Student Receives National Excellent Student Award

Media Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192


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 sessions. 


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.


UNF, a nationally ranked 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.