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2017-2018 Student Business Leaders

     

Onyewu Akede - Portrait
 

Onyewu Akede

Major: Finance

Email: oakede1@gulls.salisbury.edu

Bio:
Hello everyone! My name is Onyewu Lilian Akede and I am currently a senior. I am majoring in Finance and plan on graduating May 2018. I am from Abuja, Nigeria and transferred to SU from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore the second semester of my sophomore year. I decided to come here because of all the great opportunities that the Perdue School of Business offers. I am a member of the Financial Management Association and African Students Association. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, reading and traveling. I love meeting new people, so if you have any questions or just want to say hello please don’t hesitate to contact me.

     

Neli Balkarova - Portrait
 

Nelli Balkarova

Major: International Business & Marketing

Email: nbalkarova1@gulls.salisbury.edu

Bio:
Hi everyone! My name is Nelli Balkarova and I am a senior, double majoring in International Business and Marketing. I am originally from Russia, but I have lived in Maryland for the last ten years. I am fluent in English, Russian and I speak a little bit of French. I studied abroad in Grenoble, France during the spring 2017 semester. In addition to being a Perdue Student Business Leader, I am a member of Phi Eta Sigma and Beta Gamma Sigma. I also work at the Veterans Office on campus and help veterans and their dependents get certified for benefits. Since my semester abroad, I spend my spare time looking for cheap flights to destinations around the world. As of recent, I have visited 3 continents, 15 countries and counting. I love meeting new people, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

     

Katharine Davis - Portrait
 

Katharine Davis

Major: Marketing
Minor: Information Systems

Email: kdavis14@gulls.salisbury.edu

Bio:
Hello! My name is Katie Davis and I am a junior at Salisbury University. I am currently majoring in Marketing and minoring in Information Systems. I am from Frederick County, Maryland, and attended Urbana High School. Over the summer I spend my time working at Whiskey Creek Golf Course. Throughout the school year I play scrum-half for Salisbury University’s Women’s Rugby team. In my free time, I enjoy golfing, kayaking, and drawing. In the future, I intend to combine my lifelong love for sports with my developing passion for business. I look forward to serving as one of your Perdue School Student Business Leaders. I am very friendly and approachable, so please do not hesitate to introduce yourself, ask a question, or discuss new ideas.

     

Jonathan Gosnell - Portrait
 

Jonathan Gosnell

Major: Finance & Management

Email: jgosnell1@gulls.salisbury.edu

Bio:
Hello everyone! My name is Jonathan Gosnell and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Finance and Management. I am from a small town called Preston, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I came to Salisbury University because of the amazing atmosphere around the campus as well as the opportunities that the Perdue School of Business offers. I am a member of the Financial Management Association. In my free time I have my own landscaping company as well as working on a farm. I love being a student at Salisbury University and hope that you enjoy your time here as well. Please feel free to contact me at any time!

     

Doris Hastings - Portrait
 

Doris Hastings

Major: Marketing
Minor: Information Systems

Email: dhastings2@gulls.salisbury.edu

Bio:
Hi everyone!  My name is Doris Hastings, and I am currently a senior at Salisbury University majoring in Marketing and minoring in Information Systems.  I am from a small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland called Hurlock.  In addition to being a Perdue Student Business Leader, I am a member of the Salisbury Women’s Club Soccer Team and the MASMI sales team at Salisbury University.  In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my family, friends, and my dog.  I also love being outdoors, playing sports, and traveling the world.  In addition, I also enjoy meeting new people and sharing ideas, so please feel free to reach out to me at any time if you have any questions or just want to talk!  

     

Nicholas Hubbard - Portrait
 

Nicholas Hubbard

Major: Information Systems & Marketing

Email: nhubbard1@gulls.salisbury.edu

Bio:
Hello everyone!  My name is Nick Hubbard and I am a junior who is double majoring in Marketing and Information Systems.  I am from Hagerstown, Maryland and I chose Salisbury University because of the excellent business school and all the opportunities the university had to offer!  Along with being a Perdue Student Business Leader, I am a Supplemental Instructor on campus, I am member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, and I am also a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.  I love meeting new people and am very eager to help, so if you ever have any questions feel free to stop me on campus or send me an email!

     

Hope Knussman - Portrait
 

Hope Knussman

Major: Accounting

Email: sknussman1@gulls.salisbury.edu

Bio:
Hi everyone! My name is Hope Knussman and I am currently a senior at SU. I am majoring in Accounting and plan on graduating May 2018 with 150 credits and sitting for the CPA exam. I was born and raised in Easton, MD and transferred to SU the second semester of my freshman year. I decided to come here because of all the opportunities that the Perdue School has to offer, along with the size and location of the school. Aside from being a Perdue Student Business Leader, I am the Vice President of External Affairs for Beta Alpha Psi, the Co-President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Co-Captain on the SU Women’s Soccer Team, and also a Student Athlete Mentor on behalf of the Women’s Soccer Team. I lifeguard in Maggs Physical Activity Center part time and in my free time, I love to eat, sleep and go to the beach. I love meeting new people and am very outgoing so please reach out to me if you have any questions!

     

Gabrielle Mazzone - Portrait
 

Gabrielle Mazzone

Major: Management & Marketing

Email: gmazzone1@gulls.salisbury.edu

Bio:
Hello everyone! My name is Gabrielle Mazzone and I am a junior at Salisbury University. I am double majoring in Management and Marketing as well as thinking about a minor in Finance. I am from Hagerstown, Maryland and in my spare time I love to go on runs and lay on the beach. In addition to being a Perdue Student Business Leader, I am also a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Math 155 and a SGA Senator on the University Affairs Committee. I love being involved with the campus and helping my peers so if you have any questions, or just want to talk, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

     

Nick Patterson - Portrait
 

Nick Patterson

Major: Marketing & Philosophy

Email: npatterson4@gulls.salisbury.edu

Bio:
Hey! My name is Nick Patterson and I am a junior studying Entrepreneurship and Philosophy. I am from Hagerstown, Maryland and enjoy going to the beach and hanging out with my friends.  I am especially focused on Entrepreneurship and growing it at Salisbury University and throughout the community.  If you have any questions about entrepreneurship or anything else please reach out to me! 

     

Darrin Reedy - Portrait
 

Darrin Reedy

Major: Information Systems & Management

Email: dreedy1@gulls.salisbury.edu

Bio:
Hello everyone! My name is Darrin Reedy and I am on the final stretch in my academic career at Salisbury University. I am finally a senior!! Sometime down the road, I plan on furthering my academic career and obtaining a Masters degree in Supply Chain Management. I was born and raised in Frederick, Maryland and I came to Salisbury University due to all the abundant opportunities presented. In addition to being a Perdue Student Business Leader, I am also the President of Sigma Tau Gamma and a full-time student. In my free time, I enjoy anything and everything outdoors, making new friends, working out my mind and body, and playing soccer. I also really enjoy networking, so feel free to come up and introduce yourself or if you have any questions please ask me! 

     

Abby Snow - Portrait

 

Abbey Snow

Major: Finance & International Business
Minor: Spanish

Email: asnow1@gulls.salisbury.edu

Bio:
Hi everyone! My name is Abby Snow and I’m from Columbia, Maryland. I am currently a sophomore in the Thomas E. Bellavance Honors Program. I am dual majoring in Finance and International Business, as well as minoring in Spanish. I love Spanish and consider myself to be fluent. I’m studying abroad in Spain for the spring semester and am excited for the new and exciting experience. I am a member of Phi Beta Lamba, a SI leader for Accounting, and a campus tour guide. I enjoy writing novels and am looking forward to publishing one in the near future. I love talking and would be willing to answer any of your questions, business related or not, please feel free to reach out!

 

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