CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
Sigma Beta Delta is the International Honors Society for students of Business. Each spring the Division inducts Business students in the upper 20 percent of the junior or senior class. Contact: Andrea Tsentides, MBA, CPA., Assistant Professor of Accounting, Business Division firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) is a community service project in which Marymount Business students help low-income New Yorkers prepare their income tax returns. In addition to serving New York City residents, the program provides valuable experience for the student volunteers. All volunteers complete a two-day training class taught by Professor Jill Beier to become Certified IRS Volunteer Tax Preparers. Volunteers also complete a one-day TaxWise software training class at the New York City headquarters of Deloitte and Touche.
Since 2011, more than 40 MMC students have volunteered with VITA and, collectively, prepared over 450 income tax returns that resulted in more than $650,000 of tax refunds to New York City residents. Contact: Jill Choate Beier, Esq., Assistant Professor of Accounting, Business Division.
MMC Mock Trial Club is a student-led organization which prepares and competes in the AMTA (American Mock Trial Association) competition. Presently, AMTA hosts 24 regional tournaments, eight opening round championship tournaments and a national championship tournament each season. Approximately 600 teams from over 350 universities and colleges will compete in these tournaments. In total, AMTA provides a forum for over 5,300 undergraduate students each academic year to engage in intercollegiate mock trial competitions across the country.
This year (2014), MMC’s second year competing, Sabrina Nuno, was named as a Witness Award Honoree and first-year participant, Ariel Kline, was named as an Attorney Award Honoree. AMTA awarded only 24 students out of more than 250 with witness or attorney honors, and this is the first time the MMC Mock Trial Team has won an individual award. Needless to say, Professor Beier and her students have a lot to be proud of.
The Marymount Microfinance Initiative (mmfi) Club is comprised of a select group of dedicated Marymount Manhattan College students, who are committed to encouraging, empowering, and providing small-scale funding to entrepreneurs. The club’s mission isto promote social responsibility among Marymount Manhattan College students and staff; encourage them to better understand and take part in business start-ups; and emphasize the importance of small contributions, which ultimately culminate in substantial aid for significant entrepreneurial endeavors. The club aims to skillfully connect our community with passionate entrepreneurs in creative, hands-on, and engaging ways, by providing fresh and exciting events and fundraisers, which showcase these entrepreneurs. On May 1st, the Marymount Micro-Finance Initiative and the MMC Business Division hosted Marymount Manhattan College’s first ever Fashion Night Out, a fashion show featuring Marymount students. The models were dressed in clothing outfitted by Marymount alum, Nazira Sacasa. The event was followed by a fabulous mock tail party! Contact: Nina Carter email@example.com and Benjamin Bathman firstname.lastname@example.org