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April 30, 2007
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HSBC funds EMU College of Business scholarships

YPSILANTI — A generous gift from HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, has funded scholarships benefiting students in Eastern Micigan University’s College of Business.

To date, HSBC has donated $8,500 to fund the HSBC College of Business Scholarship Fund, awarded to seniors with academic merit, demonstrated leadership abilities and interest in sales management in the financial industry.

“HSBC has demonstrated their strong commitment to the education of our students with this scholarship program. In addition, they offer great opportunities for our students for full-time jobs and internships. HSBC is the perfect corporate partner for the College of Business,” said David E. Mielke, dean, COB.

“The HSBC scholarships really help our students as most work part-time to support themselves through college. HSBC also recruits our top students for internships and the accelerated management training positions,” said Amelia Chan, assistant dean and undergraduate adviser, COB.

Two recent recipients are Larry Hooker and Aimee Woodrum.

Hooker, a senior majoring in accounting information systems, is treasurer of the National Association of Black Accountants and an active member of the Accounting Club. “This scholarship will allow me to focus more on extra curricular activities and school work and focus less on working to pay for classes,” said Hooker, a native Detroiter. This summer, he plans to intern with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in their assurance division and begin studying for the CPA exam.

Woodrum, from Cincinnati, Ohio, is a senior majoring in business management. She also is a student-athlete on EMU’s softball team and recently was named Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Week.After graduating in April 2007, she plans to start working and possibly get an MBA.The HSBC scholarship has helped me worry less about money matters such as paying for school supplies and books, rent and food and it allowed me to concentrate more on my studies and softball,” Woodrum said. 

HSBC is headquartered in London with an international network comprised around 10,000 offices in 82 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.


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