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URI business students honored by Rhode Island legislators for win at accounting conference

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KINGSTON, R.I. -- February 27, 2014 -- URI students are honored by Rhode Island Legislators for their big win at the 29th Annual Minority Business Conference. A URI accounting team took first place at the conference sponsored by the Boston Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. The event was held October 26.

This was the first time URI students have participated in the student case competition, which is normally dominated by Boston area business schools such as Babson and Bentley, a fact that the URI win even more satisfying.



Success Counts: Shown here (left to right) are: URI NABA Chapter President Jose Perales of Providence, Kenny Adefiyiju a senior of Providence, Kwami Moreno a sophomore of Providence, Providence Rep. Anastasia P. Williams, Raven Sannon of Cranston, team captain Kelechi Agwunobi a sophomore of Smithfield, Providence Rep. Joseph S. Almeida, URI Vice President of Community, Equity and Diversity Naomi Thompson of Providence, and Providence and North Providence Rep. Raymond A. Hull.























LAURELS AT THE LEGISLATURE:  Rhode Island Representatives Donald J. Lally Jr., South Kingstown-Narragansett, left, and Joseph Almeida, Providence, pose recently with URI accounting students who captured first place in a competition at the 29th Annual Minority Business Conference sponsored by the Boston Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. The students from left are: Kwami Moreno a sophomore of Providence, Kelechi Agwunobi, a sophomore of Smithfield, URI Chapter President Jose Perales of Providence, Kenny Adefiyiju a senior of Providence, and Raven Sannon of Cranston.  Lally sponsored a resolution in the students’ honor and had the group recognized before the House of Representatives. “URI has a saying, ‘Think Big.  We Do. Well, these students Thought Big and They Did,” Lally said. This was the first time URI students participated in the student case competition, which has been normally dominated by Boston area business schools such as Babson and Bentley, a fact that made the URI win even more satisfying.

URI photos by Michael Salerno Photography.