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.
â€” Staff Reports