While the global pandemic may have delayed their ceremony at the Prudential Center, graduating seniors of The Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development within the Stillman School of Business successfully secured prestigious jobs in finance, accounting, marketing, and other highly sought after sectors of the business world. With the assistance of the Leadership Council and executive mentors who aided in their undergraduate studies, these Buccino Leaders are well on their way to creating remarkable legacies.
"Four years ago, you could see the twinkle in the eyes of our Leadership Class of 2020. It was the beautiful ember of their passion and love of life and their journey to be more than they ever dreamed they could be. Now those embers burn ever more intensely and shine brilliantly on their magnificent personal and professional growth," said Michael Reuter, director of the Business Leadership Center. "I am humbled and honored to serve them as mentor, coach and friend on their extraordinary life's journey. Congratulations and success to them!"
Cristina Hill: Cristina Hill is a double major in Information Technology Management and Finance from San Ramon, California. Hill enjoyed her involvement and leadership positions as a Resident Assistant and in her sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon, and the Leadership Development Honors Program. She will begin working full-time at EY as a Risk Advisory Consultant following graduation and is very excited for the road ahead.
Henry Steck: Henry Steck, from Illinois, majored in finance and minored in accounting and German. On campus Henry worked as a Resident Assistant and served as a leader in Stillman's Student Managed Investment Fund and in Seton Hall's Pep Band. He received the Leadership Development Honors Program's Buccino Scholarship. Henry spent a semester abroad at the University of Münster School of Business and Economics, and completed five internships during his tenure at the Hall, including stints at Uhlmann Price Securities, Boston Consulting Group and Morgan Stanley. Following graduation Henry joins Morgan Stanley as an Institutional Securities Rotational Analyst in New York City.
Lauren Borowick: Lauren Borowick is a double major in finance and marketing from South Brunswick, New Jersey. As a student she helped with various initiatives in the Buccino Leadership Development Honors Program and held various leadership roles within the Student Alumni Association. Borowick will be working as the Manager of Operations and Fundraising at a small non-profit called the Center for FaithJustice post graduation. She is excited to apply her leadership skills and knowledge to her career.
Kelly Dunn: Kelly Dunn is a double major in Accounting and Marketing from Litchfield, Connecticut. A former president of Women's Leadership, Piratethon, as well as board member of the Family Initiative, Dunn's active membership within the Leadership Development Honors Program sets a positive precedent for underclassmen. She will continue her leadership interning at The Next Street as a project manager in systems development before starting at CohnReznick in Audit and Private Client Services.
Director Reuter, who will be retiring this coming August, added, "The best is yet to come for these four and all of our Buccino Leaders. The Program's continuing success in developing exceptional leaders takes a tribe. And we have a magnificent tribe. We thank the Center's executive advisory council, the Leadership alumni, faculty and administrators within Stillman and across the entire Seton Hall Community, and Professor Jack Shannon and Dr. Jerry Buccino for their continuing support."
The Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development has been named the #1 Certificate Program with Emphasis on Leadership/Organizational Development by HR.com five years in a row. The Center aims to develop extraordinary leaders who will be recognized for the values and principles by which they live, their vision and purpose in life, the results they achieve, their service to the community, and dedication and caring for those they serve.