Elina Babkina receives the Excellence Award from the VSU College of Business Administration

November 11, 2022
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Jessica Pope
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Elina Aleksandrovna Babkina of Conyers, Georgia received the Fall 2022 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration at Valdosta State University. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, a Minor in Business Analytics, a Minor in Accounting and an Honors College Certificate.

VALDOSTA — Elina Aleksandrovna Babkina of Conyers, Georgia, received the Fall 2022 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration at Valdosta State University.

The President’s Award for Academic Excellence is presented to a high-performing graduate from each of VSU’s six colleges – Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of the Arts, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Science and Mathematics.

Babkina is recognized during VSUs 234th Starts at 4:30pm on Saturday 10th December on the front lawn. She will graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, a Minor in Business Analytics, a Minor in Accounting and an Honors College Certificate.

“I remember coming to VSU thinking I wanted to study biology before realizing my heart just wasn’t in it,” she shared. “I changed my major to something I’m more interested in and could see in the future – economics. After that I added a major in Finance, a minor in Business Analytics and another minor in Accounting. I couldn’t seem to get enough of the business. It’s crazy to think how I came to believe that I wanted to study biology and now I’m one of the top graduate business students at VSU. I think it all goes to show how important it is to be open about what you’re passionate about.”

As a student at VSU, Babkina served as secretary of the Honors Student Association, vice president of Beta Gamma Sigma: The International Business Honor Society, and vice president of the Langdale FinTech Society.

Babkina’s commitment to academic excellence and leadership has resulted in her being named an Honors Scholar and Zell Miller Scholar, and repeat honors on the Dean’s List, the 2022 Outstanding Senior in Economics Award from the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, and the 2021 Georgia received Gulf Sulfur Finance grant.

Upon graduation, Babkina plans to begin her career as a Risk Insight Analyst for Fidelity Information Services in Atlanta.

Her supportive family includes parents Irina Babkina and Aleksander Babkina.

On the Internet:
https://www.valdosta.edu/administration/advancement/event-services/commencement/
https://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/business/



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