Outstanding Finance Student: Niklas Iking

Classification: Senior earning a BBA in Finance

Hometown: Saffig, Germany

Future Plans: I will attend grad school in Germany.

“The COB has prepared me in the best way for grad school and allowed me to focus on my interests on the way there. I’m grateful for a caring faculty that is always there for someone in need of help. The most memorable courses were with Prof. Yuan (Econometrics), Principles of Micro and Macro (Dr. Mitchell), and Prof. Courtway (Legal environment of business).”

Outstanding Economics Student: Caleb Vines

Caleb Vines

Classification: Senior earning an Economics degree

Hometown: Conway, AR

Future Plans: I plan to attend graduate school in 2023.

“My time in the College of Business has really helped me to realize the potential that I have in grad school, and the advice my professors have offered has definitely been more than helpful.”

Outstanding Accounting Student: Tristen Porter

Tristen Porter

Classification: Senior earning a BBA in Accounting

Hometown: Springdale, AR

Future Plans: I will be pursuing my CPA license and starting work at BKD in the fall.

“The accounting faculty have played a huge role in my success at UCA. They make such an effort to get to know me and help me succeed in everything from classes to internships and my future job. Getting involved in organizations like Beta Alpha Psi has also been a huge benefit and fun way to get involved and learn about my future career field as well as serve, compete, and travel. I have learned so much the past four years inside and outside of the classroom because of the opportunities made available to College of Business students.”

Outstanding COB Student: Daisy Martinez Carranza

Outstanding COB Student &
Outstanding Marketing Student

Classification: Senior earning a BBA in Marketing

Hometown: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Future plans: I plan to use my work permit to work for a year and gain experience before grad school.

“My time at the COB has made my experience as a student smooth and enjoyable. I always had mentors to look up to, advisors who would go out of their way to find the right answers and course of action for my degree, professors who made me fall in love with my career, and most importantly peers to whom I could go to in troubled or enjoyable times.”