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Club Spotlight: National Association of Black Accountants

Sep 11, 2017


Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, writes about the Smith's National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).

From the Desk of Dean Mullins

On Friday, I was invited to stop by NABAQue for a moment! 

The NABAQue is a staple within the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) at the Smith School. This signature fall event and NABA’s purpose is to bring students and recruiters together in an informal fashion allowing for impactful connections. This year, NABA hosted eight sponsors and a diverse group of Smith and Maryland students. According to Therese Nkeng, NABA President, “NABA has established a communal place where students from diverse backgrounds, especially minority students can network with other high achieving students creating a community for learning and laughter. This community is based on personal growth through building one’s professional skills and obtaining exceptional careers.

A Spotlight on NABA…

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

The National Association of Black Accountants, better known as NABA, is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for people of color in the Accounting, Finance, Consulting, Information Technology and other related business professions. Representing more than 200,000 people of color in these fields, NABA, Inc., advances people, advances careers and advances the mission by providing education, resources and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members, fulfilling the principle of our motto: Lifting As We Climb. This is made possible, in part, through the support of our corporate partners and the strength of our volunteer network.  We work with the Undergraduate Smith students to help them enhance their networking and interview skills, perfect their resumes and gain connections inside and outside of the University of Maryland. We encourage interested students to reach out to our secretary to be added to our list serve to receive updates of events and opportunities and follow our social media pages!

Want to learn more about NABA? Contact:

President: Therese Nkeng |

“A special Thanks to Dr.  James McKinney for his ongoing commitment to NABA.”

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