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2013 College of Business International BusinessUndergraduate Honoree Allen Atristain

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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 International Business Undergraduate Honoree

Allen Atristain

Allen Atristain’s background and educational profile strongly exemplify the missions of both the University and the College of Business.

As a second generation American from a Mexican family, and the first to attend college, Allen represents the school’s mission in social justice which includes helping minority students excel in their professional careers, and the success such students can have through the help of university programs like SF State’s.  

His professors commended him as a consummate student. Allen is deeply grounded in international business and economic history. He is persistent about learning even more on these topics. His passion is to become particularly competent as a way of leveraging his service-outreach in the next phase of his career. 

His aim in life: to make a difference in the world. Having that in mind, Allen’s passion and career path have evolved to include poverty relief and social entrepreneurship. 

This interest was strengthened in his current work with SF State’s Whirlwind Wheelchair International.

In working with Whirlwind, he has shown his drive in helping those often overlooked by traditional businesses.Since he began his internship towards the end of the fall 2012 semester, he has been playing a role in Whirlwind’s recent entry into the U.S. market. 

Alongside his other accomplishments, he has been a contributing member of FAME (Financial Analysis and Management Education). He served as the vice president of marketing for the group’s operations and later as marketing director for FAME’s symposium events. 

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