From Newburgh to Red Square

June 20, 2012

Red Square

Left: Tracey Niemotko (second from right), an accounting professor at Mount Saint Mary College, presented Dr. Michael Guzev (second from left), president of Volzhsky Institute of Humanities, of Volgograd State University, with a congratulatory certificate to acknowledge the institute’s 20th year jubilee. With them from left, are Dr. Olga Penkova, vice president for academic affairs; Dr. Olga Lomakina, head of the foreign languages department (who taught at the Mount for a semester as a Fulbright scholar); and Dr. Maxim Sevostaynov, dean of the law department.
Middle: Red Square, Moscow, Russia
Right: Tracey Niemotko (center), an accounting professor at Mount Saint Mary College, speaks with students from Nora Cronin Presentation Academy (left to right) Jennifer Sandoval, Skylar Martinez, and Jennie Beavo, as Sr. Yliana Hernandez, PBVM, principal, looks on.

Mount Saint Mary College accounting professor Tracey Niemotko, JD, CPA, CFA, was just back from a university intercultural conference in Russia when she stopped in to chat with Nora Cronin Presentation Academy students.

Niemotko addressed about 50 at the Catholic middle school for girls from low-income families in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.

She spoke about being from an immigrant family, her growing up years at an inner-city school in Yonkers, NY, and the value and importance of an education. Niemotko shared that she’s an accountant, attorney, and professor.

Niemotko mentioned her recent travels in Russia where she presented at Volgograd State University on the occasion of the 20th year jubilee of the Volzhsky Institute of Humanities. She also spoke to Volgograd economic and law students on "American Businesses: The Challenge to Remain Competitive in the Global Economy."

Niemotko is the recipient of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award. Highlighting outstanding service and professional development in education, this award is designed to recognize accounting educators for distinguished service and excellence in teaching and for contributing to and promoting the accounting profession.

Sr. Yliana Hernandez, PBVM, is the principal of Nora Cronin Presentation Academy which offers a holistic environment, affirming the Gospel values of faith, hope, justice and human dignity.