Borko Milosev ’04, Serbia and Montenegro,
has been named outstanding leader for September by Omicron
Delta Kappa, the leadership honorary.
Borko, who has a double major in mathematics and financial economics, is one
of the most active students at the College. He has a 4.0 average and is a member
of three honor societies: ODK, Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics), and Phi Mu
Epsilon (mathematics). He tutors calculus and statistics.
He has been income fund manager for the Amrhein Investment Club for two years.
And he takes photographs at almost all events in which he is involved, several
of which have appeared in InCommon and the Moravian College Magazine.
His ODK award recognizes the major role he played at freshman orientation in
September. For its common reading, the Class of 2007 read The Hemingway Book
Club of Kosovo by Paula Huntley, an account of the year she spent teaching
English in the aftermath of war in the Balkans. In her book and presentation
to the freshmen,
Huntley reiterated the Albanian assertion that the Serbs were to blame for the
war crimes that took place in the province.
To provide a more balanced picture, Borko, who is Serbian, presented a slide-lecture
on the Yugoslavian situation from his own perspective. He also was the catalyst
for bringing Michael Parenti, a critic of U.S. and NATO policy in the Balkans,
to campus September 24.
“Borko’s efforts helped create an opportunity for our first-year
students to look at a complex situation from multiple perspectives, which is
should be all about!” says ODK’s citation.
Borko is working on an Honors project that unites his majors: “Mathematical
Modeling of Equity Risk Premium,” which he says is a hot topic in the financial
world. John Rossi ’97 (M.B.A.), assistant professor of accounting, describes
it as a very complex area for research, but “if anyone can do it, Borko
can,” he says.
Spare time . . . hmm . . . no one ever taught me that word in English,” he
jokes. “In all honesty, my Honors work is eating up all my spare time.
I don’t complain, though. I love my Honors project.”