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Ernst & Young Alumni in New York Celebrate Partnership with Baruch College

New York, NY – Wednesday, December 27, 2006--Ernst & Young staff members who graduated from Baruch College enjoyed a breakfast reception at E&Y’s U.S. headquarters in New York in mid-December, 2006.  Nearly 100 of the firm’s over 200 Baruch alumni attended.  E&Y vice chairman and member of the U.S. executive board, Mark Manoff, who also serves as the Northeast Regional Managing Partner, hosted the breakfast and cited the Firm’s long relationship with the College and Baruch’s importance to E&Y’s worldwide growth plans.  He noted that E&Y is embarked on a major effort to grow its practice in China and that the Firm will be looking to Baruch for talent to support that initiative.

 Following Mark’s welcome, President Kathleen Waldron provided a review of the state of the school.  She reported on the investments the College has made in its academic programs and physical plant, as well as on the increasing quality of our students.  She also discussed plans for renovation of the Lawrence and Eris Field building at 17 Lexington and fundraising plans to support key programs, centers and faculty.  Following the President’s presentation, she took questions from the audience on such subjects as student demographics and opportunities for alumni to be involved on campus.

 Chair of the Accounting Department, Professor Masako Darrough, discussed Baruch’s preparation for New York State’s changes in requirements to sit for the CPA exam, which will be implemented in 2009.  Donal Byard, Steven Lilien, Carol Marquardt, and Norman Strauss, a former Ernst &Young partner and a Baruch adjunct professor, attended the alumni breakfast. 

 Mark Manoff was joined by other leaders from the Northeast practice, including alumnus and senior audit partner Lew Kramer ‘70, who, along with tax partner Angela Spencer-James, lead the Baruch team at E&Y.  President Waldron made special note of Mr. Kramer’s recent “Class Act” gift, for which the College will name a classroom in his honor.  Mr. Kramer was also recently named to E&Y’s worldwide executive board.  Kate Barton, leader of the Northeast tax practice and Stephen Heil, Partner in Charge of recruiting in the Northeast Region, and other members of his recruiting staff attended the breakfast as well.

 Baruch was represented at the event by staff from the Office of College Advancement, Alumni Relations, the Graduate Career Management Center, and the Starr Career Development Center.


Contact: Carol Abrams, Chief Communications Officer, (646) 660-6105

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