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Graduate Accounting Student Standouts | Gonzaga University

May 12, 2022

Bonnie Harper | Business of the Provost

Federated Colleges of Accountancy M.Acc. Scholar of the 12 months: Bethany Kaufman

Bethany Kaufman

The FSA College student Award Method yearly recognizes an exceptional university student from each and every whole member faculty who is enrolled in the fifth year of a system main to a Master of Accountancy. As an FSA member, Gonzaga faculty decide on a graduating university student who displays the maximum amount of scholarship in the method.

Bethany will get started a career with the huge 4 accounting firm PwC in Seattle.

Grasp of Science Tax Pupil of the 12 months: Sam McEwan

Sam McEwan

The Learn of Science Tax College student of the 12 months award is picked by the graduate accounting college recognizing all round educational excellence of a graduating scholar.

Sam hails from Boise, ID and done his undergraduate degree at GU and acquired his way onto the President’s Checklist. Even though at Gonzaga, he served as President of Beta Alpha Psi. Sam is recognised as dependable grad assistant, prime pupil in each course, and the go to tutor for undergrad majors and athletes in all matters tax. Sam has had a favourable impact on the GU accounting local community.

Of the issues he has accomplished at GU, Sam is proudest of passing all four sections of the CPA inside four months whilst attending school comprehensive-time and doing the job two positions. Sam shared that Gonzaga has taught him to research complications and arrive up with options and that outside the house of the classroom he has bee supplied with fantastic mentors and advisors that had been instrumental in his upcoming job plans.

Sam will commence his vocation in Seattle with Deloitte, a major four accounting agency, in their Company Tax Products and services Division.

Graduate Accounting Director’s Award: Jessi Bader

Jessi Bader

The Graduate Accounting Director’s award is conferred on a graduating M.Acc or MS.Tax student picked by the plan director with the tips of the faculty acknowledges a college student for excellence in the classroom and a promising occupation. 

Jessi done her undergrad at EWU and experienced no issues transitioning to daily life at GU. When she at first commenced on her publish-secondary route, she preferred to be a laboratory scientist, but afterwards understood she desired to be a CPA. She exhibited excellence an all degrees in each individual course. Handful of pupils have been extra complex in Dr. Brajcich’s time at GU. And he definitely appreciates Jessi for often becoming Jessi. She’s tremendous enjoyable! Her hobbies consist of accumulating J.R.R. Tolkien novels – all over 56 diverse editions of his writings – and creating, restoring, and modifying bikes with her spouse.

She is pretty very pleased to acquire this award, significantly as a neurodivergent and non-traditional college student. Of her working experience in the Faculty of Business’ Graduate Program, she shared that the staff and school predicted her most effective and gave her each source desired for her to triumph. Her specific thanks goes out to Haley Topliff, Tina Swannack, Dr. Andrew Brajcich, and Dr. Gary Weber. 

She will start out her vocation with the accounting firm BDO in Seattle remotely from Spokane. As her occupation grows, she ideas to emphasis on knowledge analytics – maybe pursing one more graduate degree in data science. She also would like to perform to accurate the inequalities in our tax and monetary systems and decrease limitations to exiting poverty for so many in our culture.

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