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Seniors Use CBA Experiences in the Job Market

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 118 seniors, masters and doctoral students on Saturday, August 15 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Two August graduates reminisce about how their CBA experiences prepared them to Start Something in the business world.
Kaylan Maloley
Kaylan Maloley, a marketing major from Omaha, Nebraska, accepted a marketing manager position with Lincoln Industries. She was able to land a full-time position with Lincoln Industries because she took the knowledge her professors were teaching and used it in real-world situations as a student as the CEO of the student-run ad agency Jacht Ad Lab and an intern at Lincoln Industries. Both of these experiences would not have been possible without the wisdom of her professors.
“The professors in the College of Business Administration have made an impact on me that definitely gave me a competitive edge in the job market,” she said. “Rob Simon, Steve Welton and Sam Nelson applied the course material to relevant trends in the business world and I know I will continue to use them as a resource as I enter the real world.”
Nikki Novak
Elmwood, Nebraska, native Nikki Novak earned an agribusiness degree with a marketing minor. She currently works at Sandhills Publishing as an account representative for Truck Paper, a career made possible through her involvement on campus. A four-year member of the UNL Equestrian Team, she parlayed her love of horses and knack for business to land a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Kentucky Equine Management Internship program. While in Kentucky she learned about the big business that is the thoroughbred racehorse industry.
“Don’t hesitate to try new things. Getting involved in different organizations on campus benefits you in so many different ways,” she explained. “I feel as if the College of Business Administration has fully prepared me to enter the business world and be successful with the leadership, networking and management skills I obtained.”

Doctor of Philosophy

Michael Jared McEntaffer, Pierre, SD; Economics—Dissertation: The Promise of Worker Training: New Insights into the Effects of Government Funded Training Programs. Advised by Professor Scott Fuess.

David Maurice Quisenberry, Lenexa, KS; Business—Dissertation: Testing the Internal Validity of Psychological Capital: A Lab Experiment Utilizing Neuropsychological and Physiological Measures. Advised by Professor Fred Luthans.

Master of Business Administration

Michael David Bash, Lincoln—Business
John Patrick Benal, Ridgeland, MS—Business
Yutaka Fujimoto, Ikoma-shi, Japan—Business
Leigh-Ann Bliven Hansing, Yuma, AZ—Business
Brad A. Herrboldt, Omaha—Business
Netaji Kumar Mandava, Lincoln—Business
David Michael Meagher, Lincoln—Business
Kelly R. Richardson, Grand Prairie, TX—Business
Steven Hilton Riley, Austin, AR—Business
Jinmai Shi, Haikou, China—Business
Gregory M. Sullivan, Omaha—Business
Dongwen Wang, Tianjin, China—Business

Master of Professional Accountancy

Dakota Jon Christensen, Lincoln—Accountancy
Kyle Ellis Conway, Omaha—Accountancy
Scott Andrew Gaebler, Omaha—Accountancy
Alexandra Jeanette Gardner, Omaha—Accountancy
Elliott James Halvorsen, Eagle—Accountancy
Brian Joseph Hoggatt, Lincoln—Accountancy
Amanda Joy Keys, Lincoln—Accountancy
Jonathan E. Locarni, Omaha—Accountancy
Phillip Eugene Sanks, Lincoln—Accountancy
Michael Joseph Siwa, Omaha—Accountancy
Katy Ann Steffensmeier, Norfolk—Accountancy
Derek William Sutton, Plattsmouth—Accountancy
Sarah Elizabeth Werner, Minden—Accountancy
Emilie Jane Workentine, Lincoln—Accountancy

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Michael Scott Adams, Lincoln
Muhammad Aizat Ahmad Fauzi, Tasek Gelugor, Malaysia
Connor Michael Anson, Omaha
Alexus Marie Armbrust, Omaha
Omar Attaie, Lincoln
Christopher Robert Baker, Lincoln
David Dean Bond, Cambridge
        (With High Distinction)
Ryan Kendall Brown, Omaha
Ian LeRoy Carson, Clarks
Jiayi Chen, Xi’an, China
Ya Chen, Suzhou, China
Racheal Ann Choate, Lincoln
See Hui Choong, Ampang, Malaysia
Rachel RoseMarie Compas, Omaha
Nathan Ryne Demarais, La Vista
Zoe Echternacht, Santa Barbara, CA
Brandon Robert Ell, Lincoln
David Alan Elm, Fond du Lac, WI
Zhichao Fan, Chengdu, China
Huiwen Feng, Denver, CO
Mike Fernandez, Madison
Jamie Joyce Franco, Mitchell
Ping Gao, Lincoln
Maggie Michelle Hammer, Cave Creek, AZ
Yang Han, Beijing, China
Zhiying He, Lincoln
Nicole Leigh Higgins, Raymond
Wilson Troy Hinze, Lincoln
Wenjing Huang, Lincoln
Yuhui Huang, Lincoln
       (With Highest Distinction)
Jack Drexel Huettner, Cave Creek, AZ
Brett Jerome Jamrog, Lincoln
Alexander James Jensen, Omaha
            (With Distinction)
He Jiang, Lincoln
Lucas Timothy Kastl, David City
Adam George Kerr, Lincoln
Prawesh Khanal, Lincoln
Jonathan Richard Koch, Omaha
Gaga Kprazeon, Lincoln
Christopher Thomas Kuhn, Houston, TX
Murat Kuzu, Dallas, TX
Laura Linn LaFond, Papillion
Scott Anthony Large, Papillion
Long Li, Beijing, China
Zhiyuan Li, Shijiazhuang, China
Eugene Zi Zhen Lim, Cheras, Malaysia
Kaichong Lin, Lincoln
Muyi Lou, Hangzhou, China
       (With Highest Distinction)
Huiming Lu, Lincoln
Cole David Lueckenhoff, Walton
Dylan Matthew Mahler, Allen
Kaylan Kristine Maloley, Omaha
Kejing Mao, Hangzhou, China
Armando Martinez, Jr., Lincoln
Jacob Michael McCoy, Kearney
Aizuddin Bin Md Arshad, Lunas, Malaysia
Joshua Otto Mitten, Omaha
Marshall Harrison Mock, Lincoln
Wai-Leng Ng, Lincoln
Ashley Dillon Novak, Lincoln
Nikki Margaret Novak, Unadilla
Sara Elizabeth Novotny, Lincoln
George Albert Pagano II, Media, PA
Sungyong Park, Paju, Gyunggi-Do, Republic of Korea
Emily Eva Peterson, Seward
Luis Roberto Pichardo, Managua, Nicaragua
Breanne Taylor Ronne, York
Margaret Paige Ronspies, Fremont
Linzhen Ruan, Xi’an, China
Jenna Rene’ Schultis, Plymouth
Ashley Ruth Schultz, Custer, SD
Thomas Oscar Shepperd, Comstock
Meng Shu, Lincoln
Tosha Marie Skinner, Hay Springs
Ben Nathan Spektor, Sioux Falls, SD
Patrick Aaron Sullivan, Wahoo
Victor Zi Hao Teh, Klang, Malaysia
Christopher Anh-Minh Tran, Omaha
Allie Kristine Tuttle-Colgan, Omaha
Adam Robert Vipond, Waterloo
Jordan Michael Volkmer, Norfolk
Wei Wang, Lincoln
Xin Wang, Lincoln
Zhengliang Wang, Liuyang, China
Natalie Ashley Wilson, Lenexa, KS
Zhiwei Wu, Suzhou, China
Nan Yao, Xi’an, China
Cui Zhang, PuJiang, China
            (With Distinction)
Peilin Zhang, Lincoln
Yajie Zhang, Lincoln
Ming Zhu, Beijing, China
Published: August 15, 2015