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Business Professionals Honor Accounting Majors

Scholarships, Award Go to UMass Lowell Students

FEI Award winners
Shown at the FEI awards presentation are, from left, Justin Limoli, Denise Miller, James McCarthy, Prof. J. Stephen Collins and FEI member Mark Sullivan.

By Christine Gillette

UMass Lowell business students are once again making an impression in the business community.

Three College of Management majors were recently honored by the Boston chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) at its annual award ceremony at the Newton Marriott. 

Juniors Justin Limoli of Haverhill and Denise Miller of Amesbury, both accounting majors, were recently presented with scholarships by FEI. James McCarthy of Westminster was recognized as the Outstanding Graduating Senior from UMass Lowell. 

In each of the five years the University has been represented in FEI, at least one UMass Lowell student has received a scholarship from the organization. The scholarships are given on a competitive basis to students on the strength of their academic achievements, leadership, participation in extracurricular activities and an essay. 

“I'm very pleased that two of our junior-year accounting majors and one of our seniors, along with students from some of the other accounting programs in the Boston area, were honored by FEI for their academic accomplishments and leadership skills,” said Prof. J. Stephen Collins, chairman of UMass Lowell’s Accounting Department. “They work very hard both inside and outside of class and this recognition from FEI is well deserved.”

To be considered for the scholarship, students must be nominated by a professor, like Collins, who is a member of FEI. Each member from a college or university in the Boston chapter may submit no more than two applicants for the scholarship competition. 

FEI, founded in 1931 as the Controllers Institute of America, is a premier professional association for senior and midlevel corporate financial managers with members around the world.