The Virginia Society of CPAs recently held their 11th annual Leaders’ Institute last month at the University of Richmond, recognizing Virginia's top accounting students.

This year, over 40 accounting students representing 15 Virginia colleges and universities were invited to the program, which looks to share career skills and professional insights with students of notable academic achievements.

Started in 2007 as a result of a gift from accounting firm Baker Tilly, the Leaders' Institute looks to recognize top college junior and seniors pursuing accounting careers in the state and connect them with local professionals before they begin their careers.

“Baker Tilly is proud to be the founding sponsor for the VSCPA Leaders’ Institute," stated Brad Nicklin, audit partner at Baker Tilly. "We enjoy the opportunity to interact with these talented future leaders and provide them valuable insight into this great profession. It continues to be a rewarding partnership with the VSCPA.”

The following students participated in the 2017 Leader's Institute, listed in alphabetical order:

  • Emily Auguer - American University
  • Joseph Barden - Virginia Tech
  • LaShay Boone - Virginia State University
  • Brittney Brand - Lynchburg College
  • Kasey Conrad - James Madison University
  • Matthew Conte - American University
  • Ashley Crickenberger - Bridgewater College
  • Carrie Davenport - Old Dominion University
  • Alseny Diawara - University of Mary Washington
  • Nam Doan - Marymount University
  • Casey Gaffney - Bridgewater College
  • Benjamin Gardner - Longwood University
  • Alexander Holland - Longwood University
  • Jason Javier - American University
  • Chris Jeffries - Bridgewater College
  • Yun Ji Kim - Northern Virginia Community College
  • Austin Krug - American University
  • Randall Lama - American University
  • Megan Mansfield - Longwood University
  • Brendon Maturey - Bridgewater College
  • Jose Merino Brito - Northern Virginia Community College
  • Bethany Montrose - Roanoke College
  • Katrena Njiki - American University
  • Miroslav Pejcic - George Mason University
  • Jiayi Peng - American University
  • Ellen Petrovich - James Madison University
  • Katelyn Potter - Christopher Newport University
  • Chaitanya Raju - Northern Virginia Community College
  • Sydney Rampey - Lynchburg College
  • Kyleel Roberson-Cosby - American University
  • Jocelyne Rukomeza - George Mason University
  • Madison Sanders - Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Amber Schaar - Bridgewater College
  • Edward Schiano - American University
  • Daniel Schultz - Longwood University
  • Brian Shea - Longwood University
  • Doreen Tetteh - Virginia Tech
  • Khongorzul Tumurbaatar - American University
  • Alison Turek - Lynchburg College
  • Ashley Wandersee - Old Dominion University
  • Heather Weaver - Longwood University


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For more on the VSCPA, head to the Society's site here.

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