Danyaal Pandit Awarded Chancellor’s Medallion

April 20, 2020

Six students earn Chancellor’s Medallion Award, which recognizes academic achievement and character

Six Spring Class of 2020 graduates were selected to receive the Chancellor’s Medallion. Chosen by the faculty based on their academic record, quality of character, vitality, intellect and integrity, these UM-Dearborn students are ready to use their talents to create better communities for us all.

College of Business Chancellor's Medallion Recipient

Danyaal Pandit is graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting. Having earned a perfect 4.0 GPA, he graduates with the honor of high distinction. In addition to receiving the Dean’s Scholarship, Pandit has been on the Dean’s List for five semesters. He was also awarded the Ford Blue Oval Science Technology Program Scholarship, the Beta Alpha Psi Certificate of Excellence, the Michigan Competitive Scholarship and private scholarships. He was awarded University Honors in 2017.

Along with his academic accomplishments, Pandit has been very engaged with extracurricular activities, including efforts with the American Red Cross that started in his freshman year where he was their youngest CFO Workforce Planning Partner. His supervisor explained that Pandit “forever transformed the American Red Cross National Headquarters workforce with his vision of University of Michigan-Dearborn business students volunteering via an internship program.” To date, more than a dozen students have interned with the American Red Cross because of Pandit’s vision.

Pandit secured his first internship as a freshman, working as an Energy Storage Strategy and Research S.T.E.M Intern at Ford Motor Company. He followed this up with multiple terms interning at General Motors as a Global Customs Analyst Intern, and also with Ernst and Young as an Assurance Services Intern. He left an impression on both companies, as one hosted him for three different terms and the other has offered him a full-time position post-graduation.  

Others describe Pandit as someone who loves to learn and makes sure he understands all the nuances of course material. Pandit is also very personable and is very willing to help his fellow classmates understand the material. Other adjectives used by those who recommended him include diligence, preparedness, confidence and maturity.

After graduation, Pandit will continue to study and work towards his CPA credential and balance that with his plan to volunteer with Ernest and Young on recruitment events with Beta Alpha Psi students. He has accepted a full-time position with Ernst and Young’s assurance services team, which he will begin in fall of 2020 in their Detroit office.

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