President’s Personally Picked Person

This is an award that our President, Neel Patel, solely chooses once a month to represent all the dedication and hard work an individual on the leadership team puts in.


Officer of the Month: Abby Oladigbo

Abby has cemented herself as one of the heavy hitters for Accounting Club. Ever since joining the club back in Spring 2017 as an intern, she has continually proven to be a defining member of the team. Her relaxed, charming, and cultured personality has brought her to become the solidifying foundation of the club that we have really needed.

Constantly giving ideas and looking for new opportunities to help the club and its members grow, Abby always takes the initiative to do what she thinks is best – and doing what she thinks is best has been working out for us as well. It’s rare to see someone so dedicated, talented, and ambitious be so humble and down to Earth, but she is proof that these traits can all be evidenced in one person.

Whether it’s through creating and managing events such as the Photoshoot we had, helping create the Portillos fundraising event, and everything in between such as bringing ideas forward with painting on windows in SCE or even what to include on our windbreakers, she has definitely made a positive presence of herself known. I can’t thank you enough for all your contributions Abby, and I know you will never stop as well. Hopefully this post can begin to show the appreciation myself and the rest of the team have for you. Thank you!

- Neel Patel

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Abby has done a lot for us recently, she does a lot for our club all the time, and we honestly wouldn’t have been able to have some events if it wasn’t for her. The portillos fundraiser was something that had not been done before, and helped us out a lot. And she organized the photoshoot. Think about it, she somehow managed to find a time that worked with all 18 of our busy schedules, like that’s kinda mind blowing. She’s also very cool, very chill, and has a very large presence in our club that we would definitely miss.
— President's Right Hand Man

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Josh is a pretty smart, very experienced, level headed and broad thinking man. He has a very unique sense of humor, which makes him a very interesting person to talk to. He’s just an overall pretty nice guy.
— Mark Maatouk, President's Right Hand Man

Officer of the Month:    Joshua Gort

Josh has come into the semester with a great urge to help in any and all ways he can. Determined to make use of his last semester here, he’s made it known that he wanted to do much more than he did last year. I have not worked with Josh for long, but it is evident that Josh is a man who makes a clear cut name for himself through his efforts in making a positive impact.

Not only has he helped his fellow team members with Community Service events such as Back2School Volunteering, he has also taken the lead on events such as the Chicago Marathon and the Hot Chocolate Run. Josh has proved that he is not only a team member that is reliable, but he is also – a quality that is increasingly rarer and rarer each day – genuinely sincere in all that he does.

Thank you for all of your efforts Josh, they do not go unseen. I’m excited to see what else you accomplish and I’m glad to be on the same team!

- Neel Patel


Officer of the Month:

Hareem Khaliq

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Hareem is the definition of the kind of person you want on your team. Hard-working, dedicated, enthusiastic, appreciative, and never being satisfied are just a few descriptions that come to mind. I could be here all day describing everything that she is, but the best part of Hareem? I do not have to. She lets her actions speak for herself. Everyone who knows her KNOWS these attributes to be true, not because I am saying so now, but because she is the living embodiment for it all, each and every day.

You can always tell when you know there’s something special about someone, and Hareem is no different. When I proposed to Hareem to take up the role of Co-Chair of Corporate Relations, I gave her my thoughts on why I thought she would be a good fit. I was wrong. She has succeeded my perceptions (that were already high, mind you) in every way possible. Her fellow Co-Chair of Corporate Relations, Karina Utyuzh, sums it up nicely: “She’s been giving good ideas, taking initiatives on those ideas, & she’s on top of her sh*t”.

Whatever team you join, you instantly make that a top-contending team, as evident with BSAB, UWN, and past and future teams you were in or will be a part of. We are all thankful to be on the same team as you Hareem, and I can only imagine what else you are going to accomplish here and in the future.

- Neel Patel

Hareem is one of our most dedicated and hardworking officers. She has devoted a lot of her time to our club and accomplished many things that have greatly helped us recently, and for that, we cannot thank her enough.

She is a very strong-minded person, very focused and driven, and when she sets her mind to something it can almost always be accomplished. It is likely because of these amazing qualities that she has been able to help get our club in the position it is in now, and she without a doubt cares about our organization, so for that we present her with officer of the month.
— Mark Maatouk, President's Right Hand Man