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Andre Collen ('21) receives CalCPA Award

Congratulations to Andre Collen ('21) for receiving the CalCPA Award.
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The Jerry Kasner Memorial Award is given annually to an outstanding accounting student at SCU selected by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the California Society of CPAs. The award is named for Professor Jerry Kasner, CPA and professor emeritus of law at Santa Clara University School of Law.

This year’s recipient is Andre Collen. Andrew is an A&IS major from Santa Cruz, California with a 3.99 GPA who enrolled at SCU because it was a beautiful campus relatively close to home. In addition to his scholastic work, he plays soccer as a midfielder for a club team in Santa Clara and is an avid reader and skateboarder.

In Summer 2019, Andre began a year-long internship at VMware (Palo Alto) on its Procure-to-Pay (P2P) team, while in Summer 2020, he interned at PwC.  In Fall 2021, Andre will begin working as a risk assurance associate at PwC in their San Jose office.