Linden Resident Presents Senior Honors Thesis at FDU

Melinda Pinto

MADISON – Melinda Pinto, a resident of Linden, presented her senior honors thesis, “Going Global: The Widespread Effects of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)” on April 29, on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in Madison. Pinto is majoring in Accounting, Taxation, Law and Economics.

Twenty four seniors presented their Honors theses to faculty, parents, friends and students, and then attended a dinner given in their honor in Hennessy Hall, the former Vanderbilt-Twombly mansion located on the campus.


The senior thesis is part of the University Honors Program. Each student inducted into this program must demonstrate academic competency, intellectual curiosity and personal maturity.

The University Honors Program offers gifted and motivated students the opportunity to pursue a course of study combining a broad liberal education with guided study in a major field.

Students are able to pursue specialized internships, to take advantage of the cultural and educational resources of New York City and New Jersey, and to undertake independent research and to prepare a senior honors thesis. Guided by a faculty mentor, the students focus on their honors thesis during their senior year and present their theses in April.

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