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Gail Brady served as a member of the Ramapo College Board of Trustees for 19 years beginning in 1993 and starting in 2002 served a term as the Chair of the Board. Mrs. Brady was senior vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer of Elizabethtown Water Company and treasurer of E’town Corp. At her retirement, she became president of GB Consulting Services, a utility regulatory consulting firm. She is also a CPA in New Jersey.

A resident of Verona, N.J. Mrs. Brady is on the board of the Essex Chapter of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and has served as President for 30 years. She was also chair of the National Association of Water Companies – New Jersey Chapter (NAWC) and served on the Board for 30 years. She has been honored by the NAWC and the NJ Utilities Association for her service to the industry. Mrs. Brady earned a B.A. in accounting at Upsala College and an MBA in finance from Seton Hall University.

In addition to her service on the College’s Board of Trustees, Mrs. Brady and her husband Wally have been longstanding supporters of the Ramapo College Foundation. Mr. Brady has participated in the Foundation’s Annual Golf Outing since the 1990s. Mrs. Brady was selected for honorary membership by the Ramapo College Chapter of Delta Mu Delta. Mr. and Mrs. Brady made a gift to create this award for a female Accounting student.

  • Awarded to a female Accounting student enrolled in the Anisfield School of Business
  • Applicants must submit a one- to two-page essay describing their career goals and how they arrived at this decision
  • Recipient selected by a committee comprised of ASB faculty

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2020 Recipient

Audrey Grace Miller

“I believe that accountants tell true stories with numbers. I want to use my skills to help others financially succeed,” says Audrey Grace Miller of River Edge, N.J.  An Accounting major, Audrey has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Beta Delta, and Beta Alpha Phi.

Audrey has been active in the Ramapo College Honors Program, Leaders in Service, Phi Beta Delta, Beta Alpha Psi, and the Accounting Club. She is the Treasurer for Phi Beta Delta. For the Honors Program, she is on the Executive Board and is an Honors Developmental Group Leader. She has also volunteered with the Hackensack Riverkeeper, a watershed advocacy non-profit who awarded her with the Volunteer of the Year Award in February 2019.

After graduation, Audrey plans to pursue her CPA certification and a career in accounting for an international organization or business.

2019 Recipient

Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer of Monroe, N.Y. is an Accounting Major and an International Business Minor. She has a 3.9 GPA.  In addition to being on the Dean’s List, she is in the ASCSB accredited Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society, Omicron Kappa Delta Honors Society for Leadership, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society.

At Ramapo, Marissa has been active in Alpha Phi Omega, the community service fraternity, the Global Roadrunners Club, and the Colleges Against Cancer Club. She plans new fundraising ideas for all three clubs she is involved in. She recently traveled to Peru as part of the International Business Experience and hopes to use her business skills to provide nutrition resources to people in third-world countries.

Marisa volunteers with ESL kids in the East Ramapo Central School District. In addition she is employed as an accounting intern at Andrew Asgar CPA firm in Pearl River, N.Y.

2018 Recipient

Lena Barone

Lena Barone of Marlton, N.J. is an Accounting major.  She has a 3.84 GPA.

Lena is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She has been on the Dean’s List for each semester at Ramapo College.

Lena hopes to continue her education at Ramapo with a master’s degree in Accounting and become a CPA.

2017 Recipient

Alexis Duke

Alexis Duke of Flemington, NJ is an Accounting major. She has a 3.735 GPA. She has achieved Dean’s List five times throughout her time at Ramapo and is a proud member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

At Ramapo, Alexis has been active in several organizations, including Alpha Kappa Psi – Professional Business Fraternity, the ASB Dean’s Advisory Council and the Student Activities Allocations Committee.  She is currently President of Alpha Kappa Psi and Event Coordinator for Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

Alexis is a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. She is the Ramapo Campus Ambassador for the organization and helps to encourage other Ramapo accounting majors to join the society and get involved with their many job fairs and opportunities. “As an aspiring CPA, my involvement in this organization has been a great networking opportunity,” said Alexis.

2016 Recipient

Karen Bassil

Karen Bassil is an Accounting major in the Anisfield School of Business.

2015 Recipient

Arely Cesti

Arely Cesti of Paterson, N.J. is an accounting major with a concentration in auditing. She has a 3.48 grade point average. Arely was inducted into Chi Alpha Epsilon Honors Society in the fall of 2012. She has also attained Dean’s List Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2014.

At Ramapo, Arely has been active in several organizations and activities, including being vice president for Chi Alpha Epsilon Honors Society. She also serves as fundraising chair for Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Incorporated.

Arely has also been involved in off –campus activities and organizations, including serving as a volunteer for Paterson Habitat for Humanity.

2014 Recipient

Sumiyo Dohi

Sumiyo Dohi of Tenafly, N.J. is an accounting major. She has a 3.74 grade point average.

Sumiyo has been working as a bookkeeper in Hillburn, N.Y.

Also, she has been serving as a volunteer with the Tenafly Japanese community in Bergen County.

2013 Recipient

Alexandria Kanellos

“Over the summer I interned as an underwriting account analyst at Munich Re, a reinsurance company,” said Alexandria Kanellos. Alexandria is a senior majoring in Accounting who has earned a 3.55 grade point average. She is a founding member of the business service fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, as well as the Accounting Club and the College Programming Board. “In January, I was fortunate enough to receive a winter internship at WithumSmith & Brown as a tax and audit intern,” Alexandria said. “The skills I am learning, both from working and being in the classroom will help me advance even further in my career once I graduate.”

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