2013 College of Business Accounting Undergraduate Honoree Manhei Sit
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The College of Business congratulates and extends best wishes to each of the ten undergraduate honorees of the graduating Class of 2013.
Each year the department's top performers are selected by the college's academic departments from its graduating seniors.
2013 College of Business Accounting Undergraduate Honoree
Manhei has shown outstanding service in the accounting department while maintaining a very strong GPA.
She has been actively involved in many of the student organizations at SF State: she served ASO as its Executive Vice President in Spring and Fall of 2012 and has also been Vice President of Social Affairs and Vice President of Profession Development; she is a lifetime member of both Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma; and she is an Outstanding Member of Ascend.
She has accomplished this while holding several part-time jobs (sometimes several at once) including a cashier, a student assistant at the student Disability Program and Resource Center, a campus representative for a CPA exam review firm, a property accounting intern, and most recently, an audit intern at KPMG where she plans to work after graduation.
She is fluent in two languages (English and Fuzhou) and conversational in two more (Mandarin and Cantonese).
Manhei is a first-generation college student whose parents immigrated to the United States when she was two years old. Her parents opened a restaurant in a poor, high-crime city in Connecticut and worked hard to support her family. During this time, her parents were robbed on many occasions including once at knife-point and once at gunpoint. Manhei said she was terrified growing up in such circumstances and was determined to make the most of the opportunities that she had.
Her outstanding service and academic accomplishments here at SF State are a manifestation of that determination, and she cites her parents as her continuing inspiration.