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New Graduates Prepare to Start Something

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 135 seniors, master and doctoral students Saturday, August 15, at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Four of the graduates looked back at their time at CBA and forward to how they will Start Something after graduation.
Daniel Balette
Daniel Balette
Daniel Balette transferred to UNL from Community College of the Air Force. The Surprise, Arizona, native will attend the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota starting this fall, where he will work toward a master of accountancy with the goal of eventually becoming a certified public accountant. Balette said faculty such as Jean Riley-Schultz and Jina Morris gave him the confidence to succeed.
“The instruction at CBA is outstanding. My professors took an active role in my education and they really cared about my success,” he said. “Being a Husker is an experience that’s hard to explain but uniquely our own. Being a Husker opens doors.”
Meghan Haggerty
Meghan Haggerty
Meghan Haggerty, a marketing major from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, wrapped up a four-year career with the Nebraska volleyball team by winning the 2015-16 national championship in Omaha, Nebraska. She will play professional volleyball in Sweden after graduation.
“The biggest advantage I gained from CBA is becoming a better public speaker as well as organizing and executing projects,” she said. “Between the resources offered by the college and the student life complex for student athletes, you can always seek help when it’s needed.”
Edmund Tan
Edmund Tan
Edmund Tan came to CBA from Kajang, Malaysia, and graduated with a degree in actuarial science. He was president of the International Student Fellowship and vice president of the Nebraska University Student Malaysian Association. He plans to work in the U.S. before ultimately returning to Malaysia.
“If I had to give advice to incoming students, I would tell them to go out and meet new people,” he said. “You are at one of the greatest universities, and you should meet as many people as possible and get involved to get the best collegiate experience.”
Amy Schoch
Amy Schoch
Amy Schoch of Central City, Nebraska, graduated with a degree in marketing. She founded the UNL chapter of CMA EDU, which is the Country Music Association’s college outreach and development program. The goal of the program is to educate college students on career opportunities in the music and entertainment industries. She plans to pursue a career in the music industry in Nashville, Tennessee.
“I believe having a degree from CBA will set me apart as I start my career,” she said. “The best thing about being a Husker is the experience and the people. I will take the lessons I’ve learned from my professors with me as I start my career.”

The following students received their business degrees during the commencement ceremonies.

Doctor of Philosophy

Mary Harris Ph.D. in Business
Zhe Li Ph.D. in Business
Jenifer Skiba Ph.D. in Business
Van Tran Ph.D. in Economics

Master of Business Administration

Megan Bond
Yaisong Chen
Jennifer Eck
Andrew Hanna
Zachary Helton
Kristin Obal
Christopher Obermier
Vertika Rawat
Scott Sharp
Benjamin Thiele
Zeyang Wang

Master of Arts in Business Administration

Brandon Nygard 

Master of Professional Accountancy

Matthew DeLong
Benjamin Kaup
Huirui Liu
Melanie Lorenz
Juexuan Lu
Matthew Madsen
Kyja Omdahl

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Jared Abrahamson - Accounting
Daniel Balette - Accounting
Makenzie Brookhouser - Accounting
Austin Brown - Accounting
Miles Fitzsimmons - Accounting
William Garbina - Accounting
Danqing Han - Accounting
Jason Hiemer - Accounting
Victoria Holub - Accounting
Derek Janecek - Accounting
Archie Keebler - Accounting
Tram Le - Accounting
Riley Linder - Accounting
Chenxi Liu - Accounting
Gregory Maul - Accounting
Yanxi Mo - Accounting
Tyler Moll - Accounting
Jacob Siadek - Accounting
Dylan Thompson - Accounting
Joshua Ulozas - Accounting
Azmira Najiha Azni - Actuarial Science
Edmund Tan - Actuarial Science
Ziyue Yang - Actuarial Science
Travis Nelson - Business Administration
Ryan Brehmer - Business Administration
Gera Carstenson - Business Administration
Trevor Fosler - Business Administration
Shuraya Frauendorfer - Business Administration
Xin Ju - Business Administration
Derek Jundt - Business Administration
Nathan McGovern - Business Administration
Benjamin Parker - Business Administration
Elizabeth Paulissian - Business Administration
Jordan Perez - Business Administration
Grant Smith - Business Administration
Joseph Tarbet-Cafaro - Business Administration
Brendan Weaklend - Business Administration
Corey Whitaker - Business Administration
Claire Wieger - Business Administration
Alicia Armstrong - Economics
Austin Ford - Economics
Makenzie Reynoldson - Economics
Alec Rowen - Economics
Dylan Sundermeier - Economics
Erdem Akalin - Finance
Ahmed Alshami - Finance
Jiawei Huang - Finance
Zachary Jetter - Finance
Yihui Jiang - Finance
Zhihao Jin - Finance
Grant Kobes - Finance
Bolan Long - Finance
Zachary Lundak - Finance
Ansur Mazhar - Finance
Steven Petersen - Finance
Chen Qu - Finance
Yihang Tao - Finance
Max Taylor - Finance
Vinh Vo - Finance
Jingjie Wang - Finance
Peng Wang - Finance
Qingyue Wang - Finance
Zhuoyang Wu - Finance
Hanzhi Zhang - Finance
Wenjia Zhao - Finance
Jake Belski - Finance
Tanner Leif - Finance
Yuxuan Yang - Finance
Liang Song - Finance
Jack Crawford - International Business
Akachukwu Kanu-Asiegbu - International Business
Jerry Osmond - International Business
Nathan Damratowski - Management
Rachel Levang - Management
Chelsy Arkfeld - Management
Haley Beyersdorf - Management
Kevin Briggs - Management
Christopher Burma - Management
Colton Dean - Management
Lane Edwards - Management
Tait Hilzer - Management
Jiaran Pan - Management
Zachary Pederson - Management
Emily Pinkerton - Management
Curtis Rempel - Management
Colton Rush - Management
Weng Kai Timothy Wong - Management
Emily DeBoer - Management
Nellie Logue - Management
Cody Andrews - Marketing
Andrea Barton - Marketing
Jacob Bunger - Marketing
Andrew Feldewerth - Marketing
Meghan Haggerty - Marketing
Alexander Harris - Marketing
Michael Hefti - Marketing
Yankee Krajicek - Marketing
Quentin Lazaro - Marketing
Qianqi Li - Marketing
Zachery Losch - Marketing
Emma Mabry - Marketing
Ryan Maher - Marketing
Paul Mayberger - Marketing
Grant Perdue - Marketing
Anne Richert - Marketing
Timothy Sanders - Marketing
Amy Schoch - Marketing
Patrick Spethman - Marketing
Alayna Swinton - Marketing
Jacques Tallichet - Marketing
Landon Verkamp - Marketing
Brandon DeBar - Supply Chain Management
Published: August 16, 2016