Samiur Rahman Talukder graduated summa cum laude from the University of Bridgeport, CT in 2007 with a B.S. in Finance and Accounting and a minor in Business Economic. At the University of Bridgeport., Samiur held many leadership positions and was actively involved with the Muslim Students Association and the Student Government Association.
He was elected as President of the Business School Club in 2005, during which time he assisted in coordinating speaker series events focused on representing diversity in background and thought leadership, and invited speakers, such as Congressman Christopher Shays and Social Entrepreneur Adnan Durrani. Samiur also served as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) in 2006, during which time he provided pro-bono income tax assistance to international students and underserved members of the community. Consequently, he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Public Service in the Community by the Department of the Treasury, IRS. In 2007, Samiur was awarded the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership for his contributions to the University of Bridgeport and the greater community. He was also awarded the Academic Achievement Award in Finance for graduating first in his class. Most recently, Samiur, was appointed to serve on the Business School Dean’s advisory board.
Samiur was selected as a Muslim Leader for Tomorrow (MIT) in New York by the Cordoba Initiative, an organization that aims to have an impact on the American Muslim Diaspora and promotes positive engagements between the Muslim World and the West.