Chesney accepts the prestigious Brown-Rudder Outstanding Student Award from Interim University President Eddie J. Davis during May commencement ceremonies
Professional Program graduate Rebecca Chesney of Weatherford, who will head to the Financial Accounting Standards Board in July on a technical assistantship, earned the Brown Foundation-Earl Rudder Memorial Outstanding Student Award at spring commencement. That’s the highest honor bestowed on a graduating senior at Texas A&M.

Chesney earned her master’s in finance and BBA in accounting during May 11 ceremonies. She led the diversity team in student government, and spent a spring 2006 internship at PricewaterhouseCooper’s New York office, completing the confirmation process for 80 JPMorgan funds.

The Brown-Rudder award honors top students who exemplify leadership, and is presented to two A&M graduates each May. Chesney’s honor makes her the third Mays student in as many years to earn the distinction: in 2005, Professional Program graduate Matt Josefy was honored, and in 2006, Mays Fellow and management major Caitlin Callaham took the award with her as she graduated.

— Staff Reports