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his fall, more than 300 high school students from across the
state converged on the University of Connecticut (UConn) for
the popular CPA Careers Conference to get a taste of college
life and hear from accounting majors and practicing CPAs about why
the CPA career path is the way to go.
Following breakfast provided by the University of Connecticut, the
students perked up to the sounds of a set by Connecticut's CPA
rock band, The Accounting Crows. Volunteer speakers then helped
students explore the places the CPA credential can take them, from
public accounting to forensics, the music industry, and more. The
prize for a good question? An Accounting Crows t-shirt, of course!
CPA Careers Conference Draws
More Than 300 High Schoolers
Forensic accountant Steve Pedneault wows high schoolers with tales of fraud,
embezzlement, and office raids.
Student/new and young professional panelists (from left) Evan Kalish of Crowe Horwath
(moderator), Alix Quinn of ESPN, Lauren Reinmann of Crowe Horwath, and UConn ac-
counting major Volodymyr Jatsiv tell students about the importance of internships.
AIM Post University
President Don Mroz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Noelle Taddei
Academic Program Manager Richard Dumont
Professor Sharon Huxley
Joseph Chabot, Admissions
Linda Kobylarz, Honors Program
Ronnie Palmer, Athletics
Dr. Mary Rigali, Career Services
Christina Billings, Career Services
Lisa Gaj, Academic Affairs
Dan Kusaila, Niki Garceau, Alicia Mala, and
Leah McQueeney, Crowe Horwath
Marchant De Villiers, Deloitte
Sarah Stover, O'Connor Davies
Michael Weymouth, Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger
Students Miriam Beran, Nicole Blum, Brandon
Cathcart, Cynthia Cruz, John Gibbons, Johanna
Rice, Louis Santa Barbara, and Taylor Shirk
Accounting majors and alumni
AIM University of Hartford
Dean Martin Roth, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor Jim Bannister, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Carl Smith, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Accounting Kristin Ingram
Student Landle Cheng
Kim Phillips, ESPN
Anastasia Hajek, John Kriscenski, Heather
Lavallee, Mary Wisenski, and Enisa Klempic,
Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina
Maegan Garthwaite, CIGNA
Accounting majors/Beta Alpha Psi members
AIM Fairfield University
Dean Donald Gibson, Ph.D.
Professor Dawn Massey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Pat Poli, Ph.D.
Professor JoAnn Drusbosky
Patricia Pivarnik, School of Business
Tara Mitchell, Admissions
Cath Borgman, Career Services
Ross Riskin, Riskin & Riskin and Riskin Advisory
Students Allison Campbell, Christina Cardoza, Rachel
Corey, Mitchell Gagnon, Joseph Imbriani, Angelica
Leventhal, Alexandra Pace, and Matthew Welter
Beta Alpha Psi/Accounting Club members
Careers Conference UConn
Instructor-in-Residence Dave Papandria
Leanne Adams, Accounting Department
Neema Vaheb, PwC
Steve Pedneault and Rhiannin Crawford,
Forensic Accounting Services
Evan Kalish and Lauren Reinmann, Crowe Horwath
Alix Quinn, ESPN
Volodymyr Jatsiv, UConn Beta Alpha Psi
The Accounting Crows (Alan Friedman, Reed
Risteen, Mike Fortunato, and Mark Zampino)
Thank You, Volunteers!
Connecticut CPA
January/February 2016