Cameron University business student honored with national scholarship

photo of Lindsey BillenCameron University student Lindsey Billen has been honored with the Delta Mu Delta Board Award scholarship by Delta Mu Delta, the International Honor Society in Business. She is one of 31 business students across the U.S. to receive the national scholarship.

“Lindsey is highly deserving of this honor,” says Dr. Sylvia Burgess, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and a faculty member in the Cameron University School of Business. “I had the great privilege of working with her as a student member of the United Way Funds Distribution Panel in Spring 2014, part of a service learning project in a Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting course taught by Cameron University accounting instructor Bernadette Lonzanida.  Lindsey is very proud of her family’s history with Cameron and overwhelmed with the high quality of instruction she has received from the Cameron faculty, particularly in the School of Business.  Her enthusiasm and determination to succeed are contagious.  She exemplifies the spirit and determination known to be a hallmark of Cameron University graduates worldwide.”

A native of Faxon, Billen is a senior majoring in accounting with an expected graduation date of May 2015. After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cameron in 2008, she subsequently decided to return to Cameron in 2013 to earn a degree in accounting. Upon completion of the required credit hours, she will be eligible to take the certified public accountant exam. Billen has worked as a deputy treasurer in the Comanche County Treasurer’s office for more than five years. She plans to use her education to further her career in county government and plans to one day seek election for Comanche County Treasurer.

Delta Mu Delta is a national business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities to create a DMD community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community through life-time membership. Billen was invited to become a member in the spring semester of 2013.

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September 25, 2014

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