Two VSB Students Selected as Poets & Quants for Undergrads 2017 Best & Brightest Business Majors

Villanova, PA., April 8, 2017 – VSB’s Erica Chuong ’17 and Chinasa Gift Nwokocha ’17 were selected as Poets & Quants 2017 Best & Brightest Business Majors. Poets & Quants chose 100 students from around the nation who are set to be the future leaders of the business world. Poets & Quants highlights students who use their skills to make a difference and impact business in creative ways.

Erica, from Pittsburgh, PA, majors in International Business and Management, and is a Global Leadership Fellow. She also has minors in Business Analytics, Business Law & Corporate Governance, and Chinese. Erica is involved in Villanova cheerleading and is the Social Chair of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. “Erica has one of the most critical qualities of any student – curiosity – and she is passionate about learning, especially when it helps her understand global issues and their implications for business,” said Jonathan Doh, PhD, Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business and the Faculty Director, Center for Global Leadership. Erica has interned in three different regions of the world, giving her a unique outlook on global business.

Chinasa, from Bronx, NY, is a Finance major with a Business Analytics minor. She began her own apparel brand in 2014, Ataria NYC, which includes a line of sophisticated clothing for men and women. “Chinasa has focused determination and is filled with passion and compassion; she is truly extraordinary,” said Sue Metzger, Instructor of Accountancy & Information Systems at VSB. Chinasa was able to maintain her Dean’s List GPA while managing her company and being involved on campus as the Treasurer of Wazobia Dance Company, a VSB ambassador, a multicultural tutor, and an Intellectual Policy Board member.

“Congratulations to both of these women for being recognized for their incredible accomplishments during their time at VSB. We will be thrilled to watch their success as these students graduate and grow into accomplished business leaders,” said Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of VSB.

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to six Centers or Institutes of Excellence (the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights, the Center for Church Management & Business Ethics and the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute) with each center and institute designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit

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