IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
Recognizes with Deep Appreciation
the Extraordinary Achievements of
Yelena Shklovskaya Blackwell ’02
2014 Treasurer of the Year
25 Years Out and Younger
Yelena, congratulations and thanks for your hard work on behalf of your class and the Class Treasurers Association. “Yelena is a bright star on Dartmouth’s roster of younger treasurers,” says Jennifer Casey ’66a, Director of Class Activities. “Her style is to use the tried and true treasurer’s methods with a dash of her own creative thinking to concoct a winning recipe for 2002 finances.”
“Yelena is the treasurer that every class wants,” says class president Phil Mone ’02. “She is constantly aware of the deadlines and responsibilities that come with the role, and always reminds us of the fiscal impact different projects, events, and initiatives will have. She is invaluable.”
Your list of Dartmouth activities is extensive. Along with chairing your 5th reunion, you have been class mini-reunion chair and president of the Mini-Reunion Chairs Association. You became your class treasurer in 2011. Forward-thinking, you ask good questions and think creatively and proactively while keeping everything in your accounts balanced and in order. You are ever willing to help Alumni Relations and your fellow treasurers, speaking to fellow treasurers at Class Officers Weekend and serving as a mentor.
An economics major, you were active in a broad range of activities at Dartmouth. You were a Presidential Scholar, and participated in the Keble Exchange with Oxford and a Language Study Abroad program in Germany. On campus, you were an admissions tour guide and served on the Programming Board and the senior class executive committee.
For the past twelve years, you have been a management consultant at Deloitte, progressing from business analyst to senior manager and to your current role as chief of staff, M&A Consultative Services–and in the meantime earned your MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management in 2008.
In appreciation for all you have done for the Class Treasurers Association and for Dartmouth College as a whole, it is an honor to present you with the 2014 Class Treasurer of the Year Award.