250 Students Named PCAOB Scholars for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Washington, Jul. 14, 2022

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) today announced that 250 students from U.S. colleges and universities have been selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year.

“The auditing profession serves an important role in investor protection by helping to independently ensure the accuracy of the information public companies provide in their financial reports. The PCAOB Scholars Program supports the next generation of auditors by helping to make careers in auditing possible for the best and brightest, including for students from groups that have not been well represented in public accounting historically,” said PCAOB Chair Erica Y. Williams. “We are proud of this program, and we congratulate the students named PCAOB Scholars this year.”

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 provides that funds generated from the collection of PCAOB monetary penalties must be used to fund a merit scholarship program for students in accredited accounting degree programs. The PCAOB Scholars Program was created to identify eligible students and to award funds through the students’ educational institutions.

The program’s goals are to (1) benefit outstanding students who are likely to become auditors and (2) make a difference to eligible students who might otherwise pursue a different career path. The PCAOB encourages participating colleges and universities to give special consideration to students from populations that have been historically underrepresented in the accounting profession.

Since the program’s inception in 2011, the PCAOB has awarded $18.73 million in scholarships to 1,873 recipients. A description of the program — including information on the nomination process, the selection of nominating institutions, and other details — can be found on the PCAOB Scholars Program page. All participating institutions, along with the named PCAOB Scholars, are listed below.

2022-2023 Academic Year PCAOB Scholars

Appalachian State University
Sloan Reid

Arizona State University
Clara-Sage Adams
Jarrod Naude (transfer)

Auburn University
Tyler Der

Auburn University at Montgomery
Jaileigh Burch

Ball State University
Cameron Calvelage

Baylor University
Stephanie Mendoza

Belmont University
Kayla Sigountos

Bentley University
Thi Dao
Katsiaryna Labkovich (transfer)

Binghamton University
Raquel Shapiro
Randy Liao (transfer)

Boise State University
Wesley Gibson

Boston College
Nicola Callegari

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Megan Bingham

Bradley University
Britney Koerner

Brigham Young University-Provo
Hannah Biesinger
Darren Li (transfer)

Bryant University
Jason Rhodes

California State University-Fullerton
Jakub Salski

California State University-Northridge
Jennifer Nunez

Canisius College
Anthony Yost

Case Western Reserve University
John Petito

Central Connecticut State University
Elizabeth Sousa

Central Michigan University
Justin Ostrand

Central Washington University
Gavin Lee

Clemson University
Lydia Terlizzi

Cleveland State University
Sarah Matos Bracero

Creighton University
Kellan Ryan

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
Naema Begum
Gabor Olah (transfer)

CUNY Brooklyn College
Jean H Pierre Louis
Daouda Illiassou (transfer)

DePaul University
Brooklyn Campos
Christian Vega (transfer)

Drexel University
Nuo Chen

East Carolina University
Cameron Barker

Eastern Illinois University
Marissa Pool

Eastern Michigan University
Nicole Washington

Fairfield University
Pedro Maia

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus
Emma Gaffney

Florida Atlantic University
Daniel Mazloum

Florida Gulf Coast University
Lydia Paternoster

Florida State University
Lukes Toussaint

Fordham University
Katya Jimenez

George Mason University
Ngoc Le
Luke Spitzer (transfer)

George Washington University
Hayden Coons

Georgia Southern University
Navia Johnson

Gonzaga University
Darren Ngor

Grand Valley State University
Marcus Lynch

Hofstra University
Deandra Dyte

Howard University
Camoy Pryce

Idaho State University
Maribel Oblea

Illinois State University
Tyler Bryant

Indiana University-Bloomington
Alejandro Buendia

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Luke Dennison

Iowa State University
Hay Oo

James Madison University
Annie Dwyer

John Carroll University
Mary Lydia Lucas

Kansas State University
Katelynn Beien

Kennesaw State University
Gillian Barnes
Peter Squires (transfer)

Kent State University at Kent
Grant Jackson

Lehigh University
Kylie Seyler


Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Evan Cook


Louisiana Tech University
Cameron Lewis

Loyola University Chicago
Hope Franklin Pierce

Loyola University Maryland
Ashton Reever

Marquette University
Janaki Rawal

Marshall University
Rylee Witmer

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Emily Pierce

Miami University-Oxford
Marissa Rodriguez

Michigan State University
Oluwatofunmi Adegbite
Angela Oraha (transfer)

Middle Tennessee State University
Mariamawit Fekadu

Mississippi State University
Alisha Worthy

Missouri State University-Springfield
Collin Tenhouse

Montclair State University
Maryam Skairek

Morgan State University
Claudia Utria Alvarez

New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Brianna Reynaud

New York University
Jacob Howard

North Carolina A & T State University
Camille Coleman

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Juan Mancinas-Montelongo

Northeastern Illinois University
Melinda Vigh

Northeastern University
Megan Lengel

Northern Illinois University
Maria Zuleta

Oakland University
Michaela Messing

Ohio University-Main Campus
Garrett Wright

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Alicia Cornelius

Old Dominion University
Jessica Pangilinan

Oregon State University
Fuad Alemad

Pace University-New York
Joseph Esner

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Carlton Jarmon

Portland State University
Brooke Groom

Purdue University-Main Campus
Abigail Manikowski

Quinnipiac University
Stephanie Muzulu

Rider University
Mirika Colvin

Rowan University
Kevin Garcia

Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Wing Kei Vicky Wan

Rutgers University-Newark
Hadacha Rodriguez Pacheco

Sacred Heart University
Delaney Halliday

Saint Joseph's University
Alexander Lee

Saint Louis University
Gerald Belsky

Salisbury University
Heather Beach

Sam Houston State University
Rachael Presley

San Diego State University
Honey Villalobos

Santa Clara University
Isabelle He

Seattle University
Aaliayah An

Seton Hall University
Hannah Baby

Siena College
Marley Glasgow

Southeastern Louisiana University
Vanessa Hernandez

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Rahmat Salau

Southern Methodist University
Lillian Myers

Southern Utah University
Jacob Hanks

St John's University-New York
Michael Urbano

Stephen F Austin State University
Kailyn Southerland

Stetson University
Cassie Connell

Suffolk University
Hoang Ly

SUNY at Albany
Eduardo Hernandez

Syracuse University
Haley Francois

Tennessee Technological University
Emily Kuper

Texas A & M University-College Station
Christina Geng
Nguyen Le (transfer)

Texas A & M University-Commerce
Lance Green

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
Linnea Balderson

Texas Christian University
Sarah Malloy

Texas State University
Erin Dorman

Texas Tech University
Russell Witt
Elizabeth Arenas (transfer)

The University of Alabama
Sydney Spier
Anna Janes (transfer)

The University of Montana
Carly Tipp

The University of Tampa
Sarah Metayer

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Joseph Burd

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Carlos Ramos-Rodriguez

The University of Texas at Arlington
Xavier Mata

The University of Texas at Austin
Matthew Watanabe

The University of Texas at Dallas
Trina Choi
Bryan Torres (transfer)

The University of Texas at El Paso
Annabelle Alvarez

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Jessica Matott

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Kaylee Ramirez

Troy University
Robert DeLoach

Truman State University
Laura Haarmann

Tulane University of Louisiana
Nathan Trajano

University at Buffalo
Stephanie Zeng

University of Akron Main Campus
Klara Tomic

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Bobby Byrd

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Payton Roberts

University of Arizona
Marcela Fuerte Velasco

University of Arkansas
Jenna Byrom

University of Central Missouri
Michael Gerken

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Nana Agyemang

University of Colorado Denver
Brooklyn Echohawk

University of Connecticut
Jose Barragan Chavez

University of Dayton
Bryan Johnson

University of Delaware
Isaac Perera

University of Denver
Emily Huff

University of Florida
Samuel Salvati

University of Georgia
Johna Massaquoi

University of Guam
Mariah Castro

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Haiying Li

University of Houston
Bao Quyen Le
Victor Chapa (transfer)

University of Houston-Clear Lake
Meghan Gilbert

University of Houston-Downtown
Isiaka Abejide
Malissa Lopez (transfer)

University of Illinois at Chicago
Kishan Patel

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mehr Punia
Destiny Manh (transfer)

University of Iowa
Cameron Erickson

University of Kansas
Justin Coleman

University of Kentucky
Emily Downey

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Syndney Bunting

University of Louisville
Kaitlyn Blazer

University of Maryland-College Park
Yiyi Zhou
Ei Aung (transfer)

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Nicholas Wager

University of Memphis
James Huang

University of Miami
Caroline Greene

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Kylie Zimdars

University of Mississippi
Tyler Burke
MacKenzie Graham (transfer)

University of Missouri-Columbia
Imani Penny

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Marvin Lopez

University of Missouri-St Louis
Joni Noe

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Katie Porter

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Zeta Nguyen

University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Shewarega Belachew

University of Nevada-Reno
Andrea Abad

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
Emily Graves

University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Shea Roccaforte

University of New Orleans
Zeenat Akhtar

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ashley Spaulding

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Parisa Motee

University of North Dakota
Brianna Bakke

University of North Florida
Robert King

University of North Texas
Erik Dominguez

University of Northern Colorado
Christopher Camper

University of Northern Iowa
Nathan Funke

University of Notre Dame
Meghan Bolinger

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Olivia Griffin

University of Oregon
Rodridgo Olvera

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Allison McNamee

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Adrián De Jesús Díaz

University of Rhode Island
Rebecca Levesque

University of Richmond
Lady Greer Corral

University of San Diego
Fatoumata Balde

University of Scranton
James Greenfield

University of South Alabama
William Nguyen

University of South Carolina-Columbia
Autumn Bradford

University of South Dakota
Michaela Rotert

University of South Florida
Alia Zayan
Gianna Pessaro (transfer)

University of Southern California
Ryan Boada

University of Southern Indiana
Megan Bueltel

University of Southern Maine
Tiffany Bowman

University of Southern Mississippi
Ada'Shea Hunt

University of St Thomas
Jennifer O'Keefe

University of Toledo
Sarah Adya

University of Utah
Michelle Chung

University of Vermont
Jacob Curtis

University of Virginia-Main Campus
Jake Temares

University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Maksim Poklonskii

University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Vivia Zhu

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Lee Scott

University of West Georgia
Joseph Anning

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Emma Kleinsek Soto

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mohammad Kaloti

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Benjamin Rawson

University of Wyoming
Connor Beeston

Utah State University
Kendall Mortensen

Utah Valley University
Mekenna Willey

Valdosta State University
Kelsey Daniels

Villanova University
Natalie Persaud

Virginia Commonwealth University
Hector Luna

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mariam Farzayee

Wake Forest University
Benny Potter

Washington State University
Kierra Flaherty

Wayne State University
Samantha Tirakian

Weber State University
Aaron Perkins

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Dominique Kline

West Virginia University
Madison Hyland

Western Kentucky University
Ko Hung Cheng

Western Michigan University
Kallie Mac

Wichita State University
Jessica Sharp

William & Mary
Daniel Pellerito

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Alex Bastante

Wright State University-Main Campus
Brooke Thomas



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