April 26, 2017
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Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Diane Isibor Honored with President’s Award for Academic Excellence at Valdosta State University

Diane Ndidi Isibor

VALDOSTA — Diane Ndidi Isibor, an international student from Delta State, Nigeria, is the recipient of the Spring 2017 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration at Valdosta State University.

The President’s Award for Academic Excellence is presented to the graduating student with the highest grade point average in each of VSU’s five colleges — College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Arts, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, and James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services.

VSU will celebrate its 223rd commencement on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6.

Isibor will serve as the official banner carrier for the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration during the undergraduate commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, on the VSU Front Lawn. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance.  

“I am highly honored to be considered for this award,” she said. “This honor is evidence that hard work pays. I am elated to lead my fellow graduates into the commencement area come May 6.”

During her time as a student at VSU, Isibor regularly achieved Dean’s List status, served as a university ambassador and a WileyPLUS student partner, and earned a spot in the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society and the Mu Zeta chapter of Beta Alpha Psi Accounting and Finance Honors Society, where she served as treasurer. She was actively involved in the Society of International Students, where she served as vice president and treasurer; the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants; the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; and the VSU chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, where she served as director of plant tours and events and was featured in the organization’s Campus Connection newsletter.

Isibor’s commitment to academic and service excellence on campus, in the community, and around the world resulted in her earning the 2016 VSU President’s Choice Scholarship, the 2016 Georgia Gulf Sulfur Scholarship, the 2016 Institute of Management Accountants Memorial Education Fund Award, the 2015 and 2016 Georgia Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Scholarship, the 2016 Ritchie Jennings Memorial Scholarship from the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners, the 2016 Accounting and Finance Women’s Alliance Scholarship, and the 2016 Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship.

Isibor plans to work as a financial analyst in Atlanta after graduation, while pursuing the professional designations typical of individuals working in the accounting and finance career fields. She hopes to someday return to school and earn a Master of Business Administration degree.

“My ultimate goal is to be a leader in business,” said the daughter of Eyitemi and Desmond Isibor. “The Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration has been instrumental in helping me prepare to achieve this goal.”

On the Web:
http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/business/
http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/advancement/event-services/commencement/
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