Sidra Gulzar: A Perfect Three Years
May 18, 2009
The liberal arts and accounting education that Sidra Gulzar received at Mount Union College has instilled in her the values of hard work and determination. In just three short years she earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and now plans to further her education by pursuing a master’s degree in accounting.
Gulzar, a native of Karachi, Pakistan moved to the United States with her family in 1999. This May she graduated summa cum laude with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. The 2006 graduate of Marlington High School and 2009 graduate of Mount Union College is confident that the College has prepared her for a successful career. “The courses and curriculum at Mount Union have been rigorous and have instilled values of hard work, determination, and the will to strive for excellence in me,” said Gulzar. “My accounting classes have given me a thorough understanding of the accounting principles and concepts that are the foundation of the field. I will take all of the knowledge that I have gained at Mount Union and be confident in approaching any situation knowing I am well prepared to handle any hurdle that comes my way.”
Currently she is employed at Carnation Accounting Services, Inc. and plans to pursue a master’s degree in accounting next year at the University of Akron.
Gulzar notes that although she is grateful that she received her undergraduate degree at Mount Union, she was initially skeptical. “When I first found out about Mount Union College, I was told it was an institution known for education majors,” she said. “I was interested in accounting and was not sure if Mount Union could offer me the kind of education I was looking for.” After talking with professors, students and administrators she quickly learned about the low student-faculty ratio and the one-on-one help that would be available. “ I was impressed by the beautiful campus and friendly students,” Gulzar said. “I was thoroughly pleased with everything I saw, and knew that I would get an education at Mount Union that I could not get at a big university.”
“My liberal arts classes have prepared me to look at a problem from a different perspective; they have also given me knowledge of things like art, music, and even theater,” she said. “Mount Union College has given me the skills to have a bright and successful future.”
Throughout her college career she was awarded The Davis Ellis Shively Sophomore Award, a prize awarded to the member of the sophomore class with the best record in the Department of Economics, Accounting and Business Administration and The Hubert R. Pinney Senior Award in the Department of Economics, Accounting and Business Administration, which was given to the member of the senior class who demonstrated the best overall academic record in the department.