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Mignon Farnet ’16

Mignon Farnet

Mignon Farnet ’16 is a double major in accounting and supply chain management and member of SU’s first class of Posse Scholars. Last fall she was named Freshman of the Year by the Whitman School of Management, receiving the award during the Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony. 

Beyond her academic record, Farnet is making her mark at Syracuse. The Fayetteville, Georgia, native is a resident advisor for a student learning community at Whitman and fundraising co-chair for Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for students in accounting, finance, and information studies. Farnet is also involved with the St. Thomas More Campus Ministry Program, serving as treasurer, volunteering, and leading a retreat team.

Farnet says she wanted to go to school in a different part of the country, where she could experience all four seasons. So far, Syracuse has been the right place for her.

“I love the school spirit on campus, especially that which revolves around our basketball team! I’ve also become very involved at the Alibrandi Catholic Center. The people there are some of my closest friends and they’ve helped me find my different avenues to serve others,” Farnet says. “And within my major, Beta Alpha Psi has been instrumental in connecting me with people of similar interests, networking with professionals, and finding internships.”

As a Posse Scholar, Farnet has also benefitted from a unique support group as she made the transition into college. The Posse Foundation identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential and grants them four-year, full-tuition merit scholarships at partner institutions.

Posse recruits and trains these exceptional young leaders and sends them in multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students to partner colleges and universities across the country. Syracuse is among more than 50 partner institutions. The partnership is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students like Farnet—a posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for increased individual and community development.