School of Management Honors Interns and Supervisors

Release Date: April 23, 2009 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Frank L. Ciminelli Family Career Resource Center and the Credit-Bearing Internship Program in the University at Buffalo School of Management honored eight professionals, five students and four companies on April 13 at a reception in the Alfiero Center Atrium on the UB North Campus.

The Frank L. Ciminelli Family Career Resource Center Alumnus of the Year Award was given to Valerie Hawthorn, human resources coordinator at National Fuel, as the alumnus having the greatest positive impact on MBA students and student clubs in the School of Management.

The Frank L. Ciminelli Family Career Resource Center Recruiter of the Year Award went to Dale McKim III, a partner in the KPMG Buffalo office, for making a significant impact in recruiting School of Management students.

PricewaterhouseCoopers received the Frank L. Ciminelli Family Career Resource Center Recruiting Organization of the Year Award. Accepting the award for PricewaterhouseCoopers were Keith Stolzenburg, partner; David Gaulin, partner; and Mark Bruno, market sourcing leader.

The Credit-Bearing Internship Program (CBIP) presented CBIP Student of the Year Awards, to five students, each representing a functional area. The recipients are Kentaro Iida, Hayashi Asset Management, LLC (general management); Janet Joy, ITT Heat Transfer (general management); Jessica Koss, Hunter’s Hope Foundation (marketing); Andrew Lui, Citi Smith Barney (finance); and Thomas Sandner, Fairgrounds Gaming & Raceway (marketing). As a result of her outstanding performance during her internship, Jessica Koss was offered and accepted full-time employment with Hunter’s Hope Foundation in their marketing department.

The CBIP also presented three Intern Supervisor of the Year Awards to intern supervisors for their contributions to the professional development of the UB interns who worked for them. The recipients are Jeffrey Clark, formerly senior manager with IIMAK (financial planning and analysis); Dawn Kane and Ashley Pericak, Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway (marketing promotions) and Margaret Paroski, M.D., EVP / CMO, Kaleida Health (healthcare management).

Kaleida Health received the Outstanding New Internship Partner Award for the quality of internship projects and dedication to experiential learning.

Outstanding Internship Organization was awarded to Roswell Park Cancer Institute for the sophisticated IT internships offered to a number of UB School of Management students, as well as internships in marketing. Michael Mineo, AVP of Information Technology Services, and internship supervisor, accepted the award.

This year CBIP created a new award category, Nonprofit Internship Site of the Year, and honored as its first recipient the Buffalo Religious Arts Center. Mary Holland, the organization’s president, accepted the award. Internships were offered to undergraduate students in accounting and marketing.

Interns nominated supervisors for recognition. Finalists were chosen by Carrie Gardner, CBIP administrative director and Mary Dahl, program assistant, and were endorsed by Martha Salzman, faculty director of the Credit Bearing Internship Program.

Private, public and nonprofit organizations may recruit interns through CBIP for projects that are business-related. For more information, visit or call the CBIP office at 716-645-3233.

The Wall Street Journal has ranked the UB School of Management No. 9 in the nation among schools with strong regional recruiting bases. In addition, BusinessWeek has ranked the school as one of the country's top 5 business schools for the fastest return on MBA investment, and Forbes cited it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

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