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Gabriel Mocelin and Linh Nguyen

USF’s Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance names 2024 Dean's Advisory Board Leadership Award winners

The University of South Florida’s Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Dean’s Advisory Board Leadership Awards.

The honorees are Gabriel Mocelin and Linh Nguyen.

The award recognizes Muma College of Business students who demonstrate strong leadership by serving in roles within classes, clubs, organizations, through volunteering, or throughout the university.  

Each year, the recipients receive up to $2,500. Winners are selected by a special committee appointed by the school dean and were introduced at the school’s April 11 Dean’s Advisory Board meeting.

Gary Patterson, dean of the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance, proudly supports the award and the outstanding students it honors. 

Gary Patterson

Gary Patterson

“Our award recipients represent many of the key values of the school,” said Patterson. “Their dedication and commitment to excellence has left a profound impact on our community.”

Linh Nguyen is an international student from Vietnam who came to the United States at age 14 for the educational opportunities. 

Nguyen sought internship opportunities in her junior year of high school to explore career paths.

At the University of South Florida, Nguyen found her passion for finance. She is currently pursuing a concentration in investment analysis with a double major in finance and quantitative economics and econometrics.

In her time at USF, Nguyen has consistently made the Dean’s List with an exceptional GPA. 

Nguyen has also been an involved member of many student organizations and programs including the Student Managed Investment Fund, where she was the equity research analyst.

Linh Nguyen

Linh Nguyen

Nguyen was a summer 2023 intern at KPMG’s Financial Risk Management division in Vietnam.

She is currently preparing for the Securities Industry Essentials exam, as well as the CFA Level I exam. 

Gabriel Mocelin was born and raised in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and came to America in 2017. Mocelin graduated in May with bachelor’s degrees in finance and econometrics & quantitative economics.

During his time at the Muma College of Business, Mocelin was president for both the Investment Club at USF and the USF Brazilian Student Association, where he led the team in raising $45,000 for both organizations.

Mocelin interned at Star Mountain Capital. In his 18 months at the private equity/credit fund company, he assisted in the creation of the internship program, which led to the eventual hiring of more than 12 Muma College of Business interns and three full-time employees since March 2022.

In the summer of 2023, Mocelin joined Goldman Sachs as a global banking and markets intern analyst in New York City. He has since accepted a full-time position with the company and will join their team as a structured finance analyst in New York City. 

Gabriel Mocelin

Gabriel Mocelin

“I am very thankful for the advice of many mentors along the way,” said Mocelin. “Without them, my accomplishments would not have been possible.”

The Dean's Advisory Board Leadership Award highlights the successes of extraordinary Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance students.

Patterson is looking forward to the future success of this year’s award winners. 

“These students have demonstrated extraordinary student leadership;” said Patterson. “Their learned experiences will serve as a powerful resource toward successful careers.”

To learn more about the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance Dean’s Advisory Board Leadership award, click here. 

To learn more about the school’s Advisory Board and its members, click here. 

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