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Maria Flores Blackburn ’15 named to Reinhardt's 10 Under 10

By Erika Neldner

Maria Flores Blackburn '15 was named to Reinhardt University's prestigious 10 Under 10 class during the 2017 Homecoming Alumni Brunch held in the Bannister Glasshouse Oct. 7.

“The 10 Under 10 is an awards program we began to honor our alumni doing wonderful things in their 10 years since graduation,” said Tim Norton, vice president for advancement and marketing. “This year’s class is comprised of go-getters, philanthropists, and business and community leaders.”

Maria Flores Blackburn works for Smith & Howard, PC, a top Atlanta certified public accounting firm, as a staff member in its tax department. Maria discovered her passion for public accounting during her time at Reinhardt where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

Maria was the recipient of the 2011 Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund Scholarship, was student body president and received the Outstanding Female in SGA and Student Leader of the Year awards. She also was her class’ student speaker at graduation.

Maria currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, Benjamin, and cats, Rousey and Luna. Maria and Ben love to travel and have recently obtained their PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Certifications.

The 10 Under 10 is a group of Reinhardt University Alumni who are active in many communities throughout the world. Each year, Reinhardt recognizes distinguished alumni who exemplify the mission of our institution. The 10 under 10 award is given to a group of alumni who graduated within the last 10 years and are successful in business, the military, nonprofits, government, ministry and/or the arts. Their pictures hang in the Student Center as a reminder of how Reinhardt alumni make a difference.

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Maria Flores Blackburn '15

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