June 20, 2012
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
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
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
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.