Farmville, Va. (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
Daniel P. Hughes, a senior at Longwood University’s College of Business and Economics, was named the school’s recipient of the Ray M. Greenly Scholarship. Awarded by the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation, the Ray M. Greenly Scholarship recognizes students for their high scholastic achievements and passion for retail. Hughes will receive a $5,000 scholarship to cover educational costs and a stipend to attend the NRF’s BIG Show in New York City in January, where he will be recognized by the industry and attend a special student program.
From Manassas, Va., Hughes is a double major in accounting and finance at Longwood’s College of Business and Economics. After graduation, he intends to work for a few years in public accounting, earn his CPA license, and then use this experience to move into his dream career of corporate accounting and finance in a retail organization.
“I have long term plans and ambitions to work my way up to the role of Chief Financial Officer for a large retail company, and I believe that my background and work ethic, as well as my passion for the industry can lead me to achieve my goal,” said Hughes, a member of the NRF Student Association at Longwood.
Hughes was nominated for the Ray M. Greenly Scholarship by Dr. Paul D. Barrett, dean of the College of Business and Economics at Longwood. In his nomination, Dean Barrett noted, “Dan has excelled academically during his time here at Longwood. In addition to his classroom and homework responsibilities, he has also worked tirelessly as president of the Dean’s Student Advisory Board. He is certainly qualified in our minds to have earned the opportunity to be considered for the NRF Foundation’s Ray M. Greenly Scholarship.”
About the College of Business and Economics and Longwood University:
Longwood’s College of Business and Economics, accredited by AACSB International, prepares effective and successful business leaders by guiding students to develop their full potential. A dedication to leadership values and ethics builds upon Longwood University’s mission to develop citizen leaders. The college’s required and outstanding internship program ensures that all students practice their business skills and apply their knowledge in the real business world.
Founded in 1839, Longwood University is one of the oldest public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Longwood is a coeducational, comprehensive public institution offering 100 majors, minors and concentrations to more than 4,800 students with undergraduate programs in business administration, education and human services, nursing, and the arts and sciences, plus an MBA and other graduate programs in education, communication sciences and disorders, English and sociology.