Hilbert students Jacob Abraszek, Jacob Cashion, and Jeffrey Jarecki represented Hilbert at UB’s Cyber Security Competition, on Saturday, April 18, and made an impressive showing. Hilbert’s team finished in second, missing first by the narrowest of margins. The team showed dedication, teamwork, and grace under pressure in the school’s first time competing is this type of competition.
UB’s Internal Network Defense Competition is in preparation for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), and this is the first time another school has been invited.
Congrats to Hilbert’s newly formed Cyber Security Team!
— On Tuesday, Hilbert’s SIM 401- Sports Communication class visited One Bills Drive and learned first-hand from three current sports PR professionals. Executive Director of Media Relations Chris Jenkins, Media Relations Coordinator Kevin Kearns, and Media Relations Assistant Chris Fanelli took time to share their background and current job responsibilities, as well as answer student questions.
— Hilbert professor Megan Witzleben (in addition to welcoming a baby boy last week, CONGRATULATIONS!) will have a book review published. Her review of McKee, Reading Constellations: Urban Modernity in Victorian Fiction will be published in the November 2015 issue of /Modern Philology/ (volume 113, issue no. 2).
— Recent Hilbert grad Amber Bailey was featured in a story about Women in Uniform in The Daily Star. Read it here>>>
The Hilbert College Enactus team, founded in 2001, recently traveled to St. Louis for the 2015 Enactus National Exposition. Of the 533 teams chartered in the United States the Hilbert College Enactus team finished in the Top 100, making it one of the top 20% in the country. This year’s team was comprised of five members. The presenters included Amanda Becker, Arvi Carkanji, Cord Polzin, and Joshua Von Haugg. The presentation technician was Olivia Kimble.
This marks the 10th time out of 15 years that the Hilbert College Enactus, formerly SIFE, was recognized as an opening round champion, and advanced to the next level of the competition. In addition to the competition, the Hilbert College students also took advantage of the sights that St. Louis had to offer. They toured the Anheuser-Busch Factory, the famous St. Louis arch, and by attending a hometown MLB game at Busch Stadium. Fun was had by all of the members of the team. Any students interested in participating in Enactus can contact Professor Dan Roland at email@example.com.
For the past three years, Hilbert College has engaged in a little healthy competition with other area institutions with regard to wellness initiatives. This year’s program, Stress Less, was an eight-week stress management program that helps participants create a toolbox for coping with everyday stress. Participants learned how to identify the source of their stressors, practice stress management techniques and create a buffer system. Each participant completing the program was entered into a drawing for a prize donated by First Niagara Benefits Consulting. Jenna Dulak was the winner from Hilbert!
Also, because Hilbert College had the “greatest average engagement” among the other institutions, Hilbert was chosen the winner of this year’s program, and all Hilbert participants that completed the program were entered into another drawing for the grand prize donated by BlueCross/BlueShield…a new bike! Marne Griffin was the winner of that prize!
Our Health Promotion Specialist from BlueCross BlueShield, will present the prizes on Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00 in Franciscan Hall Atrium. Please join us if your schedule permits.
In 2013, Hilbert was also chosen as the winner of the Smart Choices for the Holidays program.
Thank you to ALL of the employees who participated in the program. Congratulations Hilbert, Jenna and Marne!
On Tuesday, April 21, two Hilbert students were recognized by the NYSSCPA for their academic achievements. Jonathan Monheim was the recipient of the Award of Honor and Melody Cole was the recipient of the John T. Kennedy Memorial Award. The Award of Honor is presented to a senior with the highest general averaged grade in all accounting courses, and the John T. Kennedy Memorial Award is presented to a junior with the highest overall scholastic average.
These awards were presented at the NYSSCPA Buffalo Chapter’s Education Night Dinner at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. The students were in attendance with Professor Roland, as well as their parents.
Hilbert students had the opportunity to visit and tour the federal courthouse in downtown Buffalo on Friday, April 10, thanks to Wendy Edson, Chair of the Professional Studies Division, and Katie Martoche, Director of Career Development and Service Learning. The group was surprised upon arriving and meeting with Gretchen Wylegala, Hilbert’s Board Chair and an Attorney for the Federal Government, who had arranged with Judge Jeremiah McCarthy, a Hilbert Board member, to meet the group along with four Hilbert grads who work in the court system. The group also met with court librarian Jay Deveau, who had been an adjunct at Hilbert for many years. It was a tremendous opportunity for students to hear from graduates about how their Hilbert education, internships, and connections helped them professionally.