207 Students Named PCAOB Scholars for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Washington, Aug. 1, 2019

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board today announced that 207 students from U.S. colleges and universities were selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year.

"The PCAOB Scholars program aims to benefit outstanding students who are likely to become accountants and auditors," said PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke. "We congratulate this group of students and look forward to engaging with them as they continue to pursue a career in the profession."

PCAOB Scholars are nominated by their educational institutions. 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 2019, the Board refined the program criteria and, for the first time, created 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.

2019-2020 Academic Year PCAOB Scholars

Appalachian State University
William Robinson

Arizona State University—Tempe
Michael Mayper

Auburn University
Makenzie Warnick

Auburn University at Montgomery
Teva Stinson

Ball State University
Ashley Kincaid

Baylor University
Yaelis Avila
Dara Gamble (transfer)

Belmont University
Macie Brown

Bentley University
Kathryn Schore

Binghamton University
Devin Jackson

Boise State University
Shugoofa Faizi

Boston College
Aileen Herman

Bradley University
Katelyn Heinz

Brigham Young UniversityProvo
Dani Finlinson

Bryant University
Caroline Coumounduros

California State UniversityFullerton
Javier Hernandez

Canisius College
Cameron Rosenecker

Case Western Reserve University
Aletheia Uechi

Central Connecticut State University
Demitric Baez

Central Michigan University
Moriah Betts

Central Washington University
Tyler Kert

Clemson University
Paige Leshock

Cleveland State University
Sarah Robertson

College of William & Mary
Sophie Caplan

Colorado State UniversityGlobal Campus
Leah Young

Creighton University
Kristin Fry

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
Jingyi Zhen

Drexel University
Joann Wong

East Carolina University
Rachel Hull

Eastern Illinois University
Andrew Gingerich

Fairfield University
Alec Melotto

Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityMetropolitan Campus
Victoria Sheridan

Florida International University
Loidys Scott

Florida State University
Michael Scola

Fordham University
Emily Flanagan

George Mason University
Ashutosh Dhakal

George Washington University
Milena Hareza

Georgia Southern University
Brent McNure

Georgia State University
Jendayi Jones-Douge

Gonzaga University
Nathaniel Hense

Grand Valley State University
Jason Perez

Hofstra University
Nimmy Cherian

Howard University
Nia Hill

Illinois State University
Ryston Watts

Indiana UniversityBloomington
Kaitlin Dluginsky

Iowa State University
Emma Krell

James Madison University
Aaron Rosedale
Noah Zupan (transfer)

John Carroll University
Leah Steirer

Kansas State University
Hailey Robinson

Kennesaw State University
Felix Saucedo, Jr.

Kent State University at Kent
Abigail Asquith

La Salle University
Matthew Kasilowski

Lehigh University
Marley Cohen

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Vivian Carter

Louisiana Tech University
Mackenzie Westmoreland

Loyola University Chicago
Ramzy Wehbi

Loyola University Maryland
Anne Hayburn

Marquette University
Rebecca Robb

Marshall University
Kaitlin Francis

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Abraham Fuelling

Miami UniversityOxford
Adrian Awuah

Michigan State University
Cadealia Turnage

Middle Tennessee State University
Farouk Hassan

Mississippi State University
LaDarrion Grant

Missouri State UniversitySpringfield
Taylor Cattanach

Morgan State University
Manish Thapa

New Mexico State UniversityMain Campus
Chandler Olazaba

North Carolina A&T State University
McKayla Jackson

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Lorraine Johnson

North Dakota State UniversityMain Campus
Grace Culshaw

Northeastern University
Jonah Rabinowitz

Northern Illinois University
Chad Young

Oakland University
Nicolas Giallombardo

The Ohio State UniversityMain Campus
Oluwaseyi Adeyemi
Moling Weng (transfer)

Ohio UniversityMain Campus
Colleen Goetz

Oklahoma State UniversityMain Campus
Yenifer Perez

Oregon State University
Victoria Houdeshell

Pace UniversityNew York
Gabriella Farino

Pennsylvania State UniversityMain Campus
Max Isabelle

Portland State University
Erica Veatch

Rider University
Adriana Tirado

Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick
Joseph Stoneback

Rutgers UniversityNewark
Ivona Timothe

Saint Joseph's University
William Legg

Saint Louis University
Lauren Crawley

Salisbury University
Samantha Brink

Sam Houston State University
Austin Medina

San Diego State University
Naijiao (Jesse) Li

Seton Hall University
Joselito Abarca

Siena College
Emily Andolina

Southeastern Louisiana University
Courtney Daze

Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondale
Zaria Ward

Southern Illinois University—Edwardsville
Sydney Boschert

Southern Methodist University
Florence Kam

St. John's UniversityNew York
Christine Connors

Stephen F. Austin State University
Halea Owens

Stetson University
Robert Connell

Suffolk University
Christine Hraiz

SUNY at Albany
Marvin Rodriguez

Syracuse University
Austin Heinz

Temple University
Amanda Levy

Tennessee Technological University
Elizabeth Smith

Texas A & M UniversityCommerce
Donesia Williams

Texas A & M UniversityCorpus Christi
Kevin Raglin

Texas A&MCollege Station
Morgan Elliott

Texas Christian University
Ryan Jones

Texas State University
Sandra Vazquez

Texas Tech University
Candra Hurley

The University of Alabama
Crystal Southerland

The University of Montana
Katherine Stokes

The University of Tampa
Alexis Ryans

The University of TennesseeChattanooga
Jacob Whitehair

The University of Texas at Arlington
Manuel Prado

The University of Texas at Austin
William Eller

The University of Texas at Dallas
Hayden Becker

The University of Texas at El Paso
Edgar Quiroga

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Festina Tarawalie

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Nicholas Keathley

Towson University
Joshua Badu

Truman State University
Robin Cooksey

Tulane University of Louisiana
Mandy Ennis

University at Buffalo
Tal Badry

University of Alabama at Birmingham
LaKeisa Tinker

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Erik Andersen

University of Arizona
Taylor Van Roekel

University of Arkansas
Jessica Perez

University of Central Florida
Eleni Pampoukis
Ahd Zahraoui (transfer)

University of CincinnatiMain Campus
Julia Kraimer

University of Colorado Denver
Dylan Croom

University of Connecticut
Annamma Chaluparambil

University of Dayton
Samantha Mintz

University of Delaware
David Fonseca

University of Denver
Colin Orlowski

University of Florida
Ashlyn Lowe

University of Georgia
Jon Olsen

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Meika Yada

University of Houston
Najibullah Sarwari

University of HoustonClear Lake
Diyoni Apriliana

University of HoustonDowntown
Duy Nguyen

University of Idaho
Sumaya Mansour

University of Illinois at Chicago
Dariusz Pajor

University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Alyssa Walsh
Cameron Ziegler (transfer)

University of Kansas
Bryan Sandoval

University of Kentucky
Madelyn Vincent

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Brian Vela

University of MarylandCollege Park
Landon Western
Hao Song (transfer)

University of MassachusettsAmherst
Mariceli Mota

University of Memphis
Kenneth Moseley

University of Miami
Katherine Montovano

University of MinnesotaTwin Cities
Rachel Fick

University of Mississippi
Annie Vandegriff

University of MissouriColumbia
Steven Wright III

University of MissouriSt Louis
Emily Storey

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Maribel Gurrola

University of NebraskaLincoln
Wyatt Bell

University of NevadaLas Vegas
Johana Iglesias

University of New HampshireMain Campus
Bryanna Richardson

University of New MexicoMain Campus
Devin Salazar

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jennifer Grennan

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Kassandra Mangano

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ayesha Zeb

University of North Florida
Teresa Vonderhaar

University of North Texas
Sarah Wasikowski

University of Northern Iowa
Kaylin Emery

University of Notre Dame
Edwina King

University of OklahomaNorman Campus
Jeffrey Avena

University of Oregon
Rosita Gutierrez

University of PittsburghPittsburgh Campus
Kevin Roman

University of Rhode Island
Caitlin McGuirl

University of Richmond
Katherine Riveness

University of San Diego
Simon Finnie

University of South Alabama
Joyce Maika Casolino 

University of South CarolinaColumbia
Gabriel Christian

University of South Dakota
Jonna Bart

University of South FloridaMain Campus
Michal Kosinski

University of South FloridaSt. Petersburg
Suzanne Smith

University of Southern California
Brenna Le

University of Southern Mississippi
Keiyana Gaskin

University of St. Thomas
Abigail Taffe

University of Utah
William Petersen

University of Vermont
Catherine Redmond

University of VirginiaMain Campus
Devin Smith

University of WashingtonSeattle Campus
Nanci Galaviz

University of WashingtonTacoma Campus
Aaron Gonyea

University of WisconsinMadison
Lauren Pericak

University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Garrett McGeough

University of WisconsinWhitewater
Rachel Kushnier

University of Wyoming
Kia Hageman

Utah State University
Benjamin Hong

Utah Valley University
Stephanie Wolfley

Valdosta State University
Andrew Meier

Villanova University
Aoife-Marie Fitzgerald

Virginia Commonwealth University
Andrea Reyes Pineda

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Charles Watson III

Wake Forest University
Tianyu Ye

Washington State University
Douglas Robison

Wayne State University
Julia Beleshi

Weber State University
Gretchen Mogilefsky

Western Illinois University
Lilia Torres

Western Kentucky University
Xuan Ngo

Western Michigan University
Alyssa Larner

Wright State UniversityMain Campus
Sajoun Jones