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Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015 9:30 AM
The Department of Accounting recently held their 15th Annual Accounting Awards Banquet to celebrate and honor the work of current students. Faculty, staff, students and their families gathered at the Locatelli Center on SCU’s campus, where over 20 scholarships were presented to rising junior and senior accounting students, multiple graduating seniors received awards, and an alumni of the year was recognized. Between all of the scholarships, over $73,000 were awarded.
Congratulations to all who were recognized at this annual event. Your hard work and dedication are appreciated and rewarded.
Those honored this year are listed below:
Accounting Department Junior Scholarship Awards*: Leonie Phoa, Charlene Shiao, Monica Van, Walter Yu
Accounting Department Senior Scholarship Awards*: Brendan Haggerty, Nicole Jokom, Elaina Obradovich, Jaron Sakamoto
Alumni of the Year Award: Betsy Rafael, Class of 1983
Armanino Scholarship: Claire Arbios
BDO Scholarship: Connor Liston
Burr Pilger & Mayer Scholarship: Emily Koon
CalCPA Scholarship: Nicole Orban
Charles F. Louie Scholarship: Jaclyn Kavanaugh, Brooke Vasconcellos
Deloitte Leadership Scholarship: Andrew Wright
EY Accounting & Information Systems Scholarship: Monica Lam
EY Diversity Scholarship: Sophia Avila
Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP Scholarship: Andrew Becker
Grant Thornton Scholarship: Brendan Cooke
James F. Sepe Endowed Accounting Scholarship: Nick Cascaccia
KPMG Community Service Scholarship: Carrie Reisenauer
Lautze & Lautze Scholarship: Marissa Cagle, Clarissa Hayes
McGladrey Scholarship: Courtney Yang
Moss Adams LLP Scholarship: Justin Bautista, Taylor Beatty
O. Robert Anderson Award: Tuyet-Anh Ta
Outstanding Accounting & Information Systems Award: Jessica Huang
Paul Locatelli, S.J. Accounting Scholarship: Tiffany Iskandar
PCAOB Scholarship: Jaclyn Kavanaugh
PwC Leadership Scholarship: Emily Uffenheimer
Seiler LLP Scholarship: Nicole Schulz
Sensiba San Filippo LLP Scholarship: Dalton Moore
Thomas Maier Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement: Nick Cascaccia
Accounting Association Outgoing Senior Officers: Eric Angle, Ryan Chew, Kevin Krautscheid, and Lydia Ku
Accounting Association Incoming Senior Officers: Kristi Ikeda, Tiffany Iskandar, Diana Ng, Amanda Tam
*Sponsored by the Big Four – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, EY, KPMG
Saturday, May. 9, 2015 12:11 PM
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – April 21, 2015 – Santa Clara University alumna Yen Duong, a 2012 graduate of the Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency (CAAP) course, has been awarded the 2014 Elijah Watt Sells Award by the American Institute of CPAs for extraordinary performance in the CPA examination.
Only 60 of the more than 90,000 individuals sitting for the exam in 2014 met the criteria for the award: candidates must reach a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA exam, pass each section on their first attempt, and complete testing in 2014.
Duong, who earned her computer engineering degree from Santa Clara in 2006, returned to the University to enroll in the 14-week, summer CAAP program, designed to prepare non-accountants to sit for the CPA exam. She is one of two California-educated students who received the award. She is employed by Ernst & Young, LLP, in its San Jose office.
The Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency was launched in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University in 2000, and has certified more than 1,000 participants. Alumni of the program are found in the “Big Four” international accounting firms, as well as regional and smaller local practices, and, in a recent survey, 88% of the Summer 2014 cohort reported working in accounting-related roles.
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