Celebrating and Empowering New and Future CPA Athletes!

FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE: October 10, 2019

Awards Luncheon

Colleagues, family and friends came together to celebrate an all-star community of accounting athletes on Friday, October 4 at the Kansas Society of CPA’s Awards Luncheon at the Grand Street Café in Lenexa. 

Celebrating Those Who Trained Like a Pro: CPA Exam Passers!
KSCPA recognized and celebrated recent CPA Exam passers at the Awards Luncheon for their dedication, preparation, hard work and vision it took to pass all four parts of the CPA Exam. KSCPA will be there to support these CPA athletes as they craft their game-plan for their career goals. You are champions in our book! 

 Robert Toole, CPA and Zachary Moats, CPA
(Left to right: Robert Toole, CPA and Zachary Moats, CPA)

 Samantha Randle, CPA
Samantha Randle, CPA

 Celebrating Future CPA Athletes!
The Educational Foundation of the KSCPA was proud to recognize and celebrate 2019 scholarship winners. 

Michelle AndersonAccounting athlete Michelle Anderson (Kansas State University) won the $3,000 Byron Bird Graduate Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of undergraduate academic performance, potential for success in graduate studies, leadership, and participation in community, charitable, university, governmental and other civic activities. 

Sydney BarnesAccounting athlete Sydney Barnes (Friends University) won the $2,500 John J. Killian Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled as an accounting major in their junior year at an independent Kansas college or university. Recipients are selected based upon demonstrated academic success in their accounting curriculum. Additional emphasis is placed upon grades in English and rhetoric subjects, courses in business and economics, as well as the recipient’s involvement in extracurricular activities, their willingness to comply with standards of professional responsibility, and their overall moral character. 

Accounting athlete Anna Stienike (The University of Kansas) won the $2,500 Mary Ellen Kirkpatrick Leadership Scholarship. Funded by an endowment established by the Educational Foundation in honor of the first woman chair of the Kansas Board of Accountancy and first woman to start a CPA firm in Kansas, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled as an accounting major in their junior year at a Kansas college or university. Recipients must demonstrate academic success in the accounting, economics, and business curriculums. Additional emphasis is placed upon overall grades, involvement in leadership activities, willingness to comply with standards of professional responsibility, and overall moral character. 

Each year, KSCPA offers 14 scholarships – seven graduate (totaling $17,500) and seven undergraduate (totaling $15,750). The scholarships are presented to bright accounting students at Kansas Board of Regents universities and Washburn University. Winners are selected by accounting faculty. This year, the Educational Foundation had the honor of presenting each of the following graduate students (or graduate school candidates) with a $2,500 scholarship: 

Mariah Brungardt, Fort Hays State University
TBA International Abroad Student, Kansas State University
Haydn Dawson, Pittsburg State University
Emma Dixon, Emporia State University
Brittany Labenz, Wichita State University
Libby Kaufman, University of Kansas
John Collar, Washburn University 

The winners this year of a $2,250 undergraduate scholarship include: 

Raeleann Weigel, Fort Hays State University
Alexis Langdon, Fort Hays State University
TBA International Abroad Student, Kansas State University
Jenna Eichelberger, Pittsburg State University
Madeline Kuckelman, Emporia State University
Isabella Ruelas, Wichita State University
Ethan Toman, University of Kansas
Katlin Othmer, Washburn University 

Generous donations to the KSCPA Educational Foundation afford the ability to present these scholarships to worthy students to assist in financing their education, and simultaneously serves to build the accounting talent pool in Kansas. If you are interested in making a difference through your contribution, please visit: https://www.kscpa.org/about/educational_foundation_contribution 

The Educational Foundation of The Kansas Society of CPAs was incorporated on October 23, 1963 as a non-profit organization to fund educational programs that advance the accounting profession. The Foundation is proud to invest in the accounting pipeline of up-and-coming professionals through the issuance of scholarships funded by the generous donations of our members and the general public. To learn more about KSCPA Educational Foundation scholarships, please visit: https://www.kscpa.org/students/scholarships 

The Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants is a 2,700+ member, voluntary association dedicated to supporting and developing its members while promoting the accounting profession. Learn more by visiting www.kscpa.org.

Celebrating and Empowering New and Future CPA Athletes!

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