Ryan Moran, graduated in May 2014 as part of the Honors Scholars Program. Ryan majored in three College of Business programs – Accounting, Economics and Finance and minored in International Business and Marketing. If graduating as an Honors Scholar with three majors and two minors isn’t enough to impress, he has a long list of awards of honors and a 4.0 GPA to be proud of.
During his education at U of L, he was the Executive Director of the Engage Lead Serve Board, Editor of the University of Louisville Honors Program newsletter, President of the Honors Student Council, College of Business Dean’s Scholar, Henry Vogt Scholar, Robert C. Byrd Scholar, and member of the Student Government Association. Ryan was recognized by the College of Business this spring as the Outstanding Senior in Finance, and received the Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Graduate Award, the Woodrow M. Strickler Outstanding Graduate Award, and the College of Business Alumni Award for Outstanding Senior.
Ryan is a 2010-2014 James Graham Brown Fellow. The Brown Fellows Program receives hundreds of applications, but only 20 students are selected each year (10 attend U of L and 10 attend Centre College in Danville, KY). The 2010-2014 class includes 13 Kentuckians and seven out-of-state students. With the Brown Fellows Program and the College of Business, Ryan studied international business in India, held a marketing internship in China, and served as a wealth management research associate in Prospect, Louisville.
Recently, another honor was given to Ryan. He was listed as one of 14 students in the Bloomberg Institute Hall of Fame Worldwide Top 3 for March 2014. Of the 14 students selected, only three were from the US. In the America’s Top 5, Ryan tied for second place with one other student from 38 US and Canada universities. The BAT (Bloomberg Aptitude Test) is a global, standardized 2-hour multiple-choice exam designed to assess aptitude for business and finance. http://about.bloomberginstitute.com/hall-of-fame-march-2014/
Just this month, Ryan accomplished another great achievement. Ryan accompanied Dr. Fred Siegel, Chair of the College of Business Finance Department to the Louisville Chapter of Financial Executives International meeting with keynote speaker Mayor Greg Fischer. The FEI awarded outstanding student academic achievement certificates to a student from each of three local universities, U of L, IUS, and Bellarmine. Ryan was our U of L winner this year.
Dr. Siegel commented, “With Ryan’s test accomplishment and his overseas studies in three countries during three different summers, I would say that Ryan is truly a World Class Scholar. Increasingly our graduates are competing in a global marketplace and Ryan has set the pace and has become a role model for what other U of L College of Business students can attain.”
Not only are his achievements academic, but his community service also deserves recognition. As a member of the University of Louisville’s Honors Student Council, Ryan led the 2012 Book and Media Sale with outcome of a $11,000 check presented to the “Just for Kids” Critical Care Unit of Kosair Children’s Hospital. As the Executive Director of the Engage Lead Serve Board, Ryan worked directly with a number of philanthropic organizations, including Relay for Life, RaiseRed, and Habitat for Humanity.
Ryan commented, “I am so thankful for having the opportunity to learn at the University of Louisville College of Business over the past four years. With knowledgeable instructors, caring advisors, international connections, and a dedication to community, the College of Business experience is world-class. The faculty and staff in the College of Business continue to challenge and inspire me to be a better student, friend, and person.”
We commend Ryan for his achievements, accomplishments, and contributions both to the University and the community.