234 Students Named PCAOB Scholars for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) today announced that 234 students from U.S. colleges and universities were selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year.

"Our PCAOB scholars represent the future leaders of the accounting and auditing profession,” said PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke. “We congratulate them for their academic dedication and achievements, and we wish them the best as they complete their education and begin their careers in the profession.”

The PCAOB Scholars Program aims to benefit outstanding students who are likely to become accountants and auditors. PCAOB Scholars are nominated by their educational institution, and participating educational institutions select their nominees from students enrolled in their accounting degree programs. Schools are encouraged to consider students from populations that historically have been underrepresented in the accounting profession.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 requires that monetary penalties imposed by the PCAOB in its disciplinary proceedings be used to fund a merit scholarship program for students in accredited accounting degree programs. In 2020, the Board continued a pilot program to award scholarships to students who transferred from a two-year institution to the accounting program at a four-year institution.

A description of the program, including information on the nomination process, the selection of nominating institutions, and other details can be found on the scholarship program page of the PCAOB website. All participating institutions, along with the named PCAOB Scholars, are listed below.

2020-2021 Academic Year PCAOB Scholars

Appalachian State University
Johanna Copley

Arizona State University-Tempe
Victoria Pinto
Kaitlin Schneider (transfer)

Auburn University
Katie Wiggins 

Auburn University at Montgomery
Julius Wright

Ball State University
Jessah Klug

Baylor University
Samantha Torres

Belmont University
Maria Thiel

Bentley University
Owen Harnish

Binghamton University
Mah Noor
Audey Ashkar (transfer)

Boston College
Mackenna Buchanan

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Amanda Sahloff

Bradley University
Amanda Meyer

Brigham Young University-Provo
Derek Smith
JoyLynn Saline (transfer)

Bryant University
Natalie Terranova

California State University-Fullerton
Monica Mercado

California State University-Northridge
Hranush Martirosyan

Case Western Reserve University
Antonio Ionadi

Central Connecticut State University
Benjamin Memeti

Central Michigan University
Ian Odette

Central Washington University
Ngan Pham

Clemson University
Skyler Little

Cleveland State University
Selena Melendez

College of William and Mary
Rebecca Susskind

Colorado State University-Global Campus
David Morales Gonzalez

Creighton University
Nathan Nalbach

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
Kanokwan Siengsutthiwong
Ying Zhang (transfer)

CUNY Brooklyn College
Cathianna Bartolomeo

DePaul University
Shireen Haiderali
Natalia Semaniuk (transfer)

Drexel University
Priscilla Liu

East Carolina University
Margret Weddle

Eastern Illinois University
Kaitlyn Pearson

Fairfield University
Emma Murphy

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
Nathan Summerton

Florida International University
Daniel Lopes

Florida State University
Sarah Helton

Fordham University
Kaylee Wong

George Mason University
Megan Adreance
Cynthia Figueroa (transfer)

George Washington University
Craig Freeman

Georgia Southern University
Gabrielle Beasley

Georgia State University
Migle Miseviciute

Gonzaga University
Jake McGann

Grand Valley State University
Brian Hoekzema

Hofstra University
Madison Lema

Howard University
Olivia Aiken

Illinois State University
Duane Sleet

Indiana University-Bloomington
Cameron Bails

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Shelby Pake

Iowa State University
Joseph Stammeyer

James Madison University
Savannah Lee

John Carroll University
Mallory Gifford

Kansas State University
Madisyn Messenger

Kennesaw State University
Angela Jackson

Kent State University at Kent
Taylor Lesseski

Lehigh University
Amy Chai

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Kylie Cronin

Louisiana Tech University
Suanne Hammons

Loyola University Chicago
Joshua Sirbu

Loyola University Maryland
Erin Callahan

Marquette University
Kyle Swansburg

Marshall University
Ibrahim Kousa

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Adrianna Moore

Miami University-Oxford
Kirby Copper

Michigan State University
Michael Martin
Mattie Leece (transfer)

Middle Tennessee State University
Xavier Davis

Mississippi State University
Khylar Cain

Missouri State University-Springfield
Samantha Sack

Morgan State University
Elizabeth Olusola

New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Annalise McGuire-Fender

North Carolina A&T State University
Janeé Burch

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Laura Powell

North Dakota State University-Main Campus
Ashley Cheuk

Northeastern Illinois University
Vu Huynh

Northeastern University
Sasha Sanon

Northern Illinois University
Samantha Keller

Oakland University
Jodie Madeja

Ohio University-Main Campus
Jessica Woods

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Bethanie Cannon

Old Dominion University
Nirlange Heriveaux

Oregon State University
Amity Hoffman

Pace University-New York
Justyna Filipkowski

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Raymond Reilly

Portland State University
Fnu Zonaira Maryam

Purdue University-Main Campus
Thomas Grote

Quinnipiac University
Serenity Northrup

Rider University
Hannah Donkor-Wisner

Rowan University
Jaden Sinondon

Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Stephanie Visco

Rutgers University-Newark
Mark Medina

Saint Joseph's University
Natalie Kautz

Saint Louis University
Rachel Dippel

Sam Houston State University
Austin Ugarte

San Diego State University
Viktor Syvolapov

Santa Clara University
Karlise Loza

Seton Hall University
Michael Pantano

Siena College
Nicholas Amodio

Southeastern Louisiana University
Madeline Clouatre 

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Emani James

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Stacee Durell

Southern Methodist University
Brianna Ludwig

St John's University-New York
Esther Chai

Stephen F Austin State University
Nicole Phifer

Stetson University
Adeline Weems

Suffolk University
Anmol Bhargo

SUNY at Albany
Sofia Linares Olah

Syracuse University
Miranda Ramirez

Temple University
David Fassler

Tennessee Technological University
Katie Bilbrey

Texas A&M University-College Station
Monica Brown
Joshua Jensen (transfer)

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Maxwell Perez

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Ramon Muniz

Texas Christian University
Elizabeth Frazier

Texas State University
Lauren Chrietzberg

Texas Tech University
Lanie Ngo

The University of Alabama
Colby Pendley
Savannah Owens (transfer)

The University of Montana
Misty Drye

The University of Tampa
Julianna Mirabile 

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Tamia Jones

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Racquel Gomez

The University of Texas at Arlington
Shelby Welch

The University of Texas at Austin
Matthew Fawks
Mohammad Talib (transfer)

The University of Texas at Dallas
Patricia Gomez Pimentel
Bailey Stone (transfer)

The University of Texas at El Paso
Jose Santacruz

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Kelli Belcher

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Clarissa Fausto

Towson University
Justin Williamson

Troy University
Joel Harris

Truman State University
Reine Zossoungbo

Tulane University of Louisiana
Anna Bax

Universidad Ana G Mendez
Keren Cordero

University at Buffalo
Noelle Ortiz

University of Akron Main Campus
Jason Rebholz

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Hannah Marcelino

University of Arizona
Michael Tytler

University of Arkansas
Shanon Kubat

University of Central Florida
Amy Nguyen
Jose Pontes (transfer)

University of Central Missouri
Skye Parker

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Nicholas Roetenberger

University of Colorado Denver
Jacob Hattaway

University of Connecticut
Farwa Mahmud

University of Dayton
Kayla Noonan

University of Delaware
Breanna Steele

University of Denver
Jorge Porras Urquidi

University of Florida
Andres Diaz

University of Georgia
Caroline Koch

University of Guam
Edgar Yanger

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Chloe Honbo

University of Houston
Paul McNeely
Saida Adaya (transfer)

University of Houston-Clear Lake
Stephanie Philip

University of Houston-Downtown
Nazma Reza
Yanethzy Lara (transfer)

University of Idaho
Hailey Sullivan

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Emma Weber
Marielos Ferman (transfer)

University of Iowa
Brooke Stout

University of Kansas
Jeffrey Birch

University of Kentucky
Geetika Rekhraj

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Tyler Francis

University of Louisville
Samantha Karr

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
John Sokol

University of Memphis
Ansley Wofford

University of Miami
Abigail Codispoti

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Sydney Senne

University of Mississippi
Kara Kennedy

University of Missouri-Columbia
Justin Burks

University of Missouri-St Louis
Sheda Lin

University of Nebraska at Omaha
James Kasun

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Regina Brokke

University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Christina Uriarte

University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Domenic Lucero

University of New Orleans
Julie Montalbano

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jessica Hare

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Audrey Sigmon

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Cynthya Nunez

University of North Florida
Jakob Trask

University of North Texas
Jose Lopez

University of Northern Colorado
Jason Coffey

University of Northern Iowa
Emma Covault

University of Notre Dame
Andrew Fuller

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Danielle Nickell

University of Oregon
Brenden Tolar-Payne

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Kenneth Fenster

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Ismanuel Castro

University of Rhode Island
Aviral Shrivastava

University of Richmond
JJ Jo

University of San Diego
Giuseppa Russo

University of South Alabama
Amara Baltimore

University of South Carolina-Columbia
Abigail Barker

University of South Dakota
Drue Pieper

University of South Florida-Main Campus
Nathan Lakomy

University of South Florida-St Petersburg
Alisa Axenova

University of Southern California
Kimberly Bronstein
David Sera (transfer)

University of Southern Maine
Nadine Pushor

University of Southern Mississippi
Alexis Washington

University of St. Thomas
Rachel Froehling

University of Toledo
Lindsay Warnecke

University of Vermont
Hayley Ehrlich

University of Virginia-Main Campus
Noah Jennings

University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Alexander Hernandez

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Batuulo Dineh

University of West Georgia
Keisha Gilliam

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cameron Neusen

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Madeline Sobojinski

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Gabbie Lavine

University of Wyoming
Michaela Kechter

Utah State University
Charity Parkinson

Utah Valley University
Rebecca Daley

Valdosta State University
Morgan Loadholtz

Villanova University
Alyssa Mattia

Virginia Commonwealth University
Adiyam Equbagzi

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Alexis Simmers

Wake Forest University
Ayukunle Ilesanmi

Washington State University
Preciosa Miranda

Wayne State University
Shavonte Ross

Weber State University
Andrew Martin

West Virginia University
Dana Echols

Western Illinois University
Helena Lira

Western Kentucky University
Jordan Cummings

Western Michigan University
Madeline Cordell

Wichita State University
Emma Carlin

Wright State University-Main Campus
Megan Boone