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"Meet the Alumni” is a Hit!

On February 22, 2024, the SCU Accounting Association and Young Alumni Board held a “Meet the Alumni” pizza social event in the Benson Parlors BC for the Accounting and A&IS majors. 53 students attended.

On February 22, 2024, the SCU Accounting Association and Young Alumni Board held a “Meet the Alumni” pizza social event in the Benson Parlors BC room for the Accounting and A&IS majors.  53 students attended.

We would like to thank Ryan Chew, SCU ‘15, for gathering our alumni community to provide this unique opportunity to engage with the Accounting and A&IS students. Alumni represented experience from corporate accounting, public accounting and corporate finance.  As Ryan said, "Together we are able to strengthen the Santa Clara experience!"

Meet the Alumni with Ryan Chew, SCU '15
Ryan Chew, SCU ‘15 and Accounting and A&IS majors

A tremendous thank you to the alumni who participated:

  • Ryan Chew '15 | Lead Financial Analyst at Intuit (Corporate Accounting, Public Accounting, Corporate Finance), SCU Accounting Young Alumni Board
  • Lydia Ku '15 | Global Revenue Forecasting Manager at VMWare (Public Accounting)
  • Raymond Cheng '15 | CEO & Managing Partner at Decrypt Compliance (Public Accounting)
  • Manisha Sahai '15 | Assistant Treasurer at Square Financial Services (Corporate Accounting, Public Accounting, Corporate Finance)
  • Ashlyn Iwatani '15 | Senior Accounting Manager at GoFundMe (Corporate Accounting, Public Accounting)
  • Kristen Ewing '15 | Senior Manager Technical Accounting and IPO Services at Effectus Group (Corporate Accounting, Public Accounting)
  • Bristin Parks '13 | Senior Audit Manager at KPMG (Public Accounting), SCU Accounting Young Alumni Board
  • Bradford Lees '12 | Senior Manager Finance Accounting at Eiger BioPharmaceuticals (Corporate Accounting, Public Accounting)
  • Wanda Wang '00 | Principal at KongBasileConsulting (Corporate Accounting, Public Accounting)

Meet the Alumni c Feb 2024

Meet the Alumni b Feb 2024

Students who participated were eligible to win raffle prizes.  Here are the winners of the $25 dining gift card raffle prizes:

  • Iris Do, Accounting
  • Gabi Fontanez, Accounting
  • Rohan Gupta, A&IS
  • Makena Nordstrom, Accounting
  • Matthew Robledo, A&IS
  • Winston Yuhm, Accounting

A huge thank you to Accounting Chair Siqi Li, Professor Matt Cedergren (Faculty Advisor for the SCUAA), Linda Zuccaro (Program Manager for CARE - Center for Accounting Research and Education), Jessica Pu (SCUAA Junior Officer, Accounting class of '25), and all of the SCUAA Officers, for coordinating the inspiring event.

Meet the Alumni - SCUAA Officers, Professor Matt Cedergren
Professor Matt Cedergren and the SCU Accounting Association officers, from left to right: John Marrack (A&IS class of ‘25), Jessica Pu (Accounting class of ‘25), Maia Murphy (Accounting class of ‘25), Brendan Arias (A&IS class of ‘25), Mark Aquilio (Accounting class of ‘25), Megan House (A&IS class of ‘24), and Noah Chak (Accounting ‘24).