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FCBE Congratulates 2014 FEI Award Recipient, Nighat Rooziman

For release:  April 10, 2014

The Fogelman College congratulates Finance major, Nighat Rooziman, on her receipt of the 2014 Financial Executives International (FEI) Memphis Chapter Educational Achievement Award. The FEI Memphis Chapter awards one scholarship each year to a deserving honors Accounting / Finance student at the University of Memphis. Recipients of the award must be interested in an accounting or finance career, possess an outstanding academic record, exhibit personal attributes to support success in business and demonstrate achievements in their extracurricular activities, such as school and community leadership roles.  Rooziman will be honored at an FEI dinner at the Crescent Club on April 22nd and will receive an award of $1,000.

Rooziman of Chitral, Pakistan, plans to pursue a Masters in Finance after graduating from the University of Memphis Helen Hardin Honors Program in May 2014.  She belongs to three honors societies, including Phi Kappa Phi, Pinnacle Honor Society and Golden Key Honor Society.  Rooziman has been active in University of Memphis Foundation’s Investment Committee, serving as one of the student observers during the committee’s quarterly meetings.

Rooziman’s volunteer involvement includes Aga Khan Social Welfare Board USA, Partnership in Action and Memphis City Schools tutoring.  As a volunteer for Aga Khan Social Welfare Board USA, Rooziman assists new immigrants with issues related to business and finance, including the basics of banking, credit, insurance and college savings plans.  She also founded the Uplift Foundation which raises awareness and funds for Pakistan.  The foundation pays school fees for deserving children, holds essay competitions to encourage learning, arranges workshops and training for youth, and provides legal aid for women and children.

Founded over 80 years ago, FEI’s mission is to advance the success of senior-level financial executives, their organizations and the profession. Today the organization provides a forum for financial executives to network, engage in continual education and discuss national and global policy regarding the profession.

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