David Muse Awarded Chancellor’s Medallion

December 9, 2020

This commencement season, six students are being recognized with the university’s top graduation honor.

Each semester, UM-Dearborn honors a very select group of students with the Chancellor’s Medallion. Chosen by faculty from their respective colleges, these Fall 2020 graduates are being recognized for their outstanding quality of character, vitality, intellect, integrity and academic record.

College of Business Chancellor's Medallion Recipient

David Muse is graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Information Systems Management. David has been on the Dean’s list seven times and is graduating with the honor of high distinction. He is a multi-year recipient of the Terry and Debbie McElroy Scholarship and was awarded the Richard E. Czarnecki Scholarship. He was also recognized as a UM-Dearborn Difference Maker for 2020. 

Along with his academic accomplishments, David immersed himself in extracurricular activities. Having started college a few years later than the typical first-year student, he initially focused on completing his degree as fast as possible. But during his junior year, when he started taking more of his College of Business courses, he noticed other COB students were building closer connections and meaningful relationships. He purposely moved out of his comfort zone and joined COB’s professional fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, and its honors society, Beta Gamma Sigma. That same year, he was also selected as the president of the Information Systems Management Association chapter in COB. 

David’s impact in those organizations is evident. Classmates describe him as someone who constantly nurtures the people surrounding him without expecting the reciprocation of support. Others also recognize his commitment. Staff in our Internship and Career Management Center noted David’s integrity, commitment and generosity in volunteering his time and knowledge not only to assist students with their career and engagement needs but to assist staff wherever needed. David also finds time to support his community and has volunteered for the past five years to operate a charity bingo program that provides funding for the Taylor Northeast Little League Baseball activities.

David describes his junior year internship at Northwestern Mutual as “inspiring.” He said he was able to apply his educational experiences and practice soft skills as he worked with clients in his role as a College Financial Representative Intern. After graduating, David plans to continue his education by pursuing a dual MBA/MS Finance degree while working in a financial analyst position. His long-term career interests include corporate finance.

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