Monroe Student Safiya Quamina Named NABA’s “Student of the Year”

Monroe’s student chapter of NABA, the National Association of Black Accountants, has a long and proud history of accomplishment.

That tradition certainly continued throughout the pandemic as its members continued to impress and distinguish themselves for their academic excellence.

At the 40th Annual NABA New York Scholarship and Awards Gala held virtually this year, Monroe student Safiya Quamina, a student from St Vincent and the Grenadines in her last semester, was honored as the organization’s “Student of the Year.” 

In addition to the well-deserved recognition for her leadership as the president of our NABA student chapter on campus, Safiya earned a generous scholarship to continue her education.

She was not the only Monroe student feted at the event. Four other students active in our NABA chapter earned scholarships at the same event -- Kaeydi Cordice, Grace-Ann Mathews, Lisa-Kay McEachron Watkis, and Cheval Smith. Congratulations to you all!

Grace-Ann and Cheval are from Jamaica, a country where Lisa-Kay also traces her family roots. Kaeyedi originally hails from Antigua, further demonstrating the wonderful success that international students find every year at Monroe!