Accounting students, alumnus earn awards

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University alumnus Caleb Jackson '17 has been honored with the Elijah Watt Sells Award by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The award is given to candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score of 95.50 across all four sections of the CPA Exam and who have passed all four sections of the examination on their first attempt. Jackson is one of three in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who have received this recognition.

Also, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) has announced its 2018 scholarship winners. Four Bloomsburg University accounting majors have received scholarships, including Justin Dickerson, Julie Nicolov and Matthew Swales who earned $2,000 Statewide scholarships and David Lopatka who earned a $1,000 Northeastern Regional scholarship.

In addition, accounting major Victoria Moyer ’18, a current Masters of Accountancy student, has received a Global Fraud Conference Student Scholarship to attend this summer’s Association of Certified Fraud Examiners annual Global Fraud Conference in Las Vegas. This is a national program by the ACFE and only a small handful of scholarships are awarded.

The scholarship includes free registration to the main conference including breakout and general sessions, networking receptions and the ACFE’s Career Connection. In return, students will be required to assist the ACFE staff in various areas during the conference. To apply, Moyer had to prepare a statement describing the way her academic and career interests related to the anti-fraud profession.

“Our students are doing amazing work,” said Todd Shawver, CMA, chairperson of the accounting department. “It is a true testament to their hard work and dedication to the accounting profession. Also, it is further proof of the high-quality accounting program at Bloomsburg University, which continues to be recognized as one of the top programs, not only in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education but also the entire commonwealth.”

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.