Raheem Moncrieffe, ’22, grew to become an professional at time administration to deal with a job on the Philadelphia airport and coursework at La Salle’s Faculty of Enterprise.
Raheem Moncrieffe, ’22, is all enterprise relating to his educational success.
A local of Kingston, Jamaica, Moncrieffe and his household moved to Philadelphia in 2014. With encouragement from his older sister, Melonie, to pursue a enterprise diploma, Moncrieffe enrolled at La Salle College’s Faculty of Enterprise, partly, as a result of its status.
“I selected La Salle due to the smaller class sizes, and I didn’t wish to go to a college the place I’d really feel like I’m only a quantity,” he mentioned. “La Salle’s 4-year BS/MBA program in accounting was additionally a serious pull think about selecting La Salle.”
Moncrieffe, a working pupil, embraces steadiness and time administration. A finance and accounting main, he’s a member of La Salle’s Class of 2022.
The enterprise pupil is a full-time fleet service agent at Philadelphia Worldwide Airport, with duties like loading baggage and marching in plane—utilizing hand-held lights to information taxiing plane to the terminal.
Moncrieffe’s job at PHL helps help his household. Melonie took on a lot of the family obligations after their eldest sister died of most cancers. Not lengthy after, Moncrieffe’s mom suffered a coronary heart assault and couldn’t proceed working.
“As a result of these circumstances, my sister needed to contribute extra to assist the household hold afloat,” Moncrieffe defined. “I attempted serving to the place I may, working full-time on the airport whereas going to highschool, however now that I’m graduating, I feel I’ll have the ability to take much more off her shoulders.”
Working late hours, generally till 4 a.m., Moncrieffe should create a schedule and hold to it. In any other case, it’s difficult to get up for early courses and take up the fabric.
“I used to be in a position to overcome a state of affairs like this with the assistance of the good pals I’ve made right here at La Salle, the professors, and my sister,” he mentioned. They have been those that saved me going. My sister would personally assist me produce a schedule each semester to make sure I’m finishing all assignments. My pals and the professors have been all the time open to explaining one thing I may need missed in school. Their persevering with help together with my very own want to achieve success helped me get by means of one of the crucial troublesome durations, but additionally probably the greatest, in my life.”
Moncrieffe grew to become invested in his finance and accounting course materials after his top quality with assistant professor of accounting Tom Adams, Ph.D., CPA, ’05.
“Raheem is among the most proficient college students I’ve ever had in school. He’s sort, clever, hardworking, and fast on his toes. His optimistic perspective and enthusiasm are contagious, and I smile pondering again to him performing magic methods for me after class.”
—Tom Adams, Ph.D., CPA, ’05
Assistant Professor of Accounting
“Dr. Adams made me develop a ardour for accounting that I didn’t have after I first selected it as a serious,” Moncrieffe defined. “The best way he teaches resonated with the way in which I be taught, and the extra courses I had with him, the extra engrossed I used to be in accounting.”
Adams’ steerage outdoors of the classroom additionally helped Moncrieffe succeed.
“Raheem is among the most proficient college students I’ve ever had in school,” Adams mentioned. “He’s sort, clever, hardworking, and fast on his toes. His optimistic perspective and enthusiasm are contagious, and I smile pondering again to him performing magic methods for me after class.”
Sure, Adams mentioned, Moncrieffe is a magician. It was however one element of his character, mentioned the professor, that made him an vital presence in his classroom.
“Raheem is a personable and considerate particular person,” Adams mentioned, “and a shining instance of the scholars that attend La Salle: gritty, decided, and chronic together with a by no means say die perspective.”
Exterior of courses and work, Moncrieffe is president of La Salle’s chapter of the Nationwide Affiliation of Black Accountants and part of the College’s Enterprise Students Co-Op program. Mentorship from Penelope Grob, director of the Enterprise Students Co-op Program at La Salle, motivated him to succeed.
“She would have workshops to construct my interview abilities and he or she additionally helped construct my resume,” he mentioned. “Most significantly, she performed a serious position in me securing a job after commencement.”
“Raheem is a type of college students who is destined for excellent issues,” Grob mentioned. “I bear in mind Raheem coming to La Salle for an 8 a.m. class after he labored a late shift on the airport and was in a position to contribute to the category, be an energetic and interesting participant and juggled his work and educational life. Not many college students are in a position to work virtually full-time hours, decide to volunteering on campus, be a double main, and present a smile every day. I look ahead to seeing the place life takes Raheem. I do know he’ll proceed to be a beautiful human who will do nice issues and be an instance to everybody round him.”
Following commencement, Moncrieffe will work as an audit affiliate at KPMG US LLP whereas finding out for the CPA examination. Getting into the working world with a La Salle diploma means lots to Moncrieffe, who can now assist his sister present for his or her household.
“I’ll have the chance to alleviate her of a few of that burden she needed to shoulder by herself for therefore lengthy,” he mentioned.