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Ernst & Young Matches Alumni Contributions to UB

Release date
Jun-11-2012

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst & Young and its staff members have contributed more than $49,000 to the University at Buffalo over the past year.

Included in the total amount is a gift of $24,555 from the Ernst & Young Matching Gifts Program to the UB School of Management for use by the school’s Department of Accounting and Law.

Michael J. Murray, managing partner in the firm’s Buffalo office who helped coordinate the fundraising effort, presented the gift to the School of Management in June.

The Ernst & Young Matching Gifts Program is just one element of the firm’s broad support for higher education. It also provides grants to doctoral candidates concentrating in accounting; sponsors professorships and faculty fellowships; and employs accounting student interns.

“We are most grateful to Ernst & Young and our alumni for taking this initiative,” said Susan Hamlen, chair of the Department of Accounting and Law. “Their generous contributions help fund programs that greatly enhance the value of the accounting major, allowing us to maintain our excellent reputation for producing graduates who go on to very successful careers.”

The accounting program in the UB School of Management has been accredited since 1985 by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The program is one of only 178 programs in the world to achieve this level of recognition.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.