Senior Accounting major Binh Ngo knows how to make the most of the college experience. In just three and a half years, Ngo’s made his mark on the Cumberland campus by serving various leadership roles in organizations such as Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society, Phi Beta Lambda, Pride Alliance, Best Buddies, Alpha Lambda, and many more student and professional organizations.
To those who know Binh best, such as Director of CU Career Services & Internships Courtney Vick, Ngo’s eagerness to participate is what makes him an exceptional leader.
“Binh is the type of person to go out of his way to stand up for others and to do what is right,” Vick, who has worked with Ngo to secure various internships and leadership positions, said. “Binh is sincere, humble, and honest. He has the most positive attitude and he genuinely wants to see others succeed.”
Originally from Vietnam, Ngo moved to Lebanon, Tennessee, at the age of 15. When it came time for Ngo to choose a college to attend, he soon realized Cumberland was the perfect fit.
“The school is small, but the teachers and professors and all the people here have big hearts,” Ngo said. “They really care about the students. It feels like family to me here.”
Soon after stepping onto campus, Ngo emerged himself in student life by joining over 13 student organizations. He was even nominated by the Cumberland community as 2018 Homecoming King this past fall. Ngo’s involvement on campus has transformed Cumberland into an environment that has fostered lifelong connections with his peers and a well-rounded education.
“Cumberland has all different types of organizations. That gave me the opportunity to get more involved on campus and learn, because I practice what I learn in class,” Ngo said. “When you work with a group, you learn more about how to communicate, we work together on the delivery of projects, and we do some charity work to contribute to the community. We make even more positive relationships when we do that.”
Since beginning his studies at Cumberland, Ngo has not only capitalized on various leadership opportunities, but he has also applied his education to practical professional experiences in the Lebanon community. Last winter, he served as a bookkeeper for ABC Reglazing in Lebanon. Most recently, he has spent the first half of 2018 as an Accounting Intern for KraftCPAs, also in Lebanon.
Ngo plans to pursue a graduate degree after graduating from Cumberland. Recently, Ngo was accepted to the Master of Accountancy program at MTSU with a teaching GA position, and his biggest goal in life right now is passing the CPA (Certified Public Accountants) Exam.