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Two VSB Students Selected as Poets & Quants 2018 Best & Brightest Business Majors

Villanova, PA, April 6, 2018 – Two Villanova School of Business (VSB) students - Brady Scott Acton ’18 VSB and Susana Lacouture ’18 VSB - were selected as Poets & Quants for Undergrads 2018 Best & Brightest Business Majors. Poets & Quants chose 100 students from around the nation who use their skills to impact business in creative ways and who are poised to be the future leaders of the business world.

Brady, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is a Marketing major with a Philosophy minor. In his time at VSB, he began an investment-backed tech startup as a sophomore, created an AI platform currently used by Wharton School of Business, began his own non-profit organization and has also created several apps. Brady is an NCAA Division 1 baseball player and was also recently named a Forbes “Under 30” Scholar.

“Brady’s ability to balance his professional duties, extracurricular activities and personal interests allowed him to engage deeply at Villanova University and in his community,” said II Luscri, Executive Director, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Institute, Assistant Vice Provost, Centers and Institutes. “He has the ability to listen to others, engage them, and move things forward.”

Susana, from Houston, Texas, majors in Finance, Economics and International Business with a minor in French, and is a Global Leadership Fellow. Susana is the Chief Economics Officer for Villanova’s Equity Society, a fundraising committee member for Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Pennsylvania and a member of the French National Honor Society and National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

“She is genuinely kind and generous with her time and energy,” said Kimberly Cahill, the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership Director. “She was always the first to volunteer anytime I needed student representatives and has interned in three different regions of the world, giving her a unique outlook on global business.”

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

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. The VSB part-time MBA program is ranked #12 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek. VSB also offers Executive and Online MBA programs, as well as a Master of Finance and Master of Accounting with Data Analytics, and our #1 ranked online grad programs by U.S. News & World Report, the Master of Science in Analytics and Master of Science in Church Management. Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, 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 global, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit