UC Students Recognized for Excellence
Written By Victoria Lamanna ’15, PR Intern
Awards presented to Jared Platt and Robert Broccoli
Utica, NY (10/14/2014)
– The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) recently presented two Utica College students with the prestigious 2014-2015 Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship award, which offered $53,000 in scholarships to 30 students across the country.
Jared Platt of Camden and Robert Broccoli of New Hartford were two of 30 scholarships recipients nationwide. To be considered for the scholarship, Platt and Broccoli needed to meet the academic requirements set by the ACFE, as well as submit three letters of recommendation along with their application.
Recipients were chosen based on their application, letters of recommendation, interests in the field, academic transcripts, participation in extracurricular activities, community service and professional aspirations.
Platt, a UC senior studying economic crime investigation with a concentration in fraud detection and prevention and minor in economics, was one of four students to receive one of the top seven awards, a $2,500 scholarship. As a volunteer at the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, Platt assists the White Collar Investigation Unit by preparing local economic crime cases for the Assistant District Attorney.
Currently, Platt maintains a 3.91 GPA and is a highly involved student at UC. He is the vice president of UC’s Organization of Justice Studies Club, a member of UC’s Investment Club, Alpha Phi Sigma’s national honor society and serves as secretary of the UC chapter of Alpha Chi Rho.
Each scholarship recipient also received a one-year ACFE Student Membership, which connects students to other members and gives access to an online career center to receive advice from several experts in the fields, search for jobs and post resumes. Both students. along with other recipients, were featured on the website of Fraud Magazine.
Utica College’s ECI program, one of the first of its kind in the nation, offers advanced education in the highly specialized skill sets required to prevent, detect and investigate economic crime in today’s global economy. Economic crime encompasses fraud, money laundering and corruption, with counter efforts that include institutional and corporate compliance and due diligence programs, regulatory and enforcement efforts on the part of government agencies, and the recovery of assets wrongfully taken or held.
For more information, visit utica.edu.