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Connecticut CPA
September/October 2016
Sacred Heart University Master's in Accounting Program Receives
$25,000 for Endowed Scholarship Fund
Connecticut Wealth
Management Holds
Politics & Your Portfolio
Outlook Event
Sacred Heart University's master's in accounting (MSA)
program has received $25,000 from the Connecticut chapter
of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
(NACVA) to fund scholarships for graduate students.
The Connecticut chapter, whose mission is "to provide
professional growth, through networking, educational pro-
grams and resources," established this fund to assist SHU
accounting students who seek to become CPAs and certi-
fied valuation analysts (CVAs).
The scholarship one of the largest donations by a local
chapter in NACVA history will give students access to a
network of professionals in the valuation field, with the goal
of joining and expanding the chapter upon graduation. It
will be awarded to incoming or continuing MSA students
who "demonstrate a dedication both academically and
professionally in analytical work and in particular valuations,"
according to the Office of University Advancement. Jeffrey
Stoddard, an MSA student who already passed the CPA
Exam, is the first recipient of NACVA's scholarship.
Connecticut Wealth Management's
2016 outlook event, Politics & Your
Portfolio, was held recently at the Pond
House in West Hartford. The event
featured cocktails from local vodka dis-
tillery Waypoint Spirits.
Pictured at Connecticut Wealth Management's
Politics & Your Portfolio event are (from left)
David Rossi (owner of Waypoint Spirits), Heather
Rhoades, Esq. (principal of Cummings & Lock-
wood), and Kevin C. Leahy, CPA, CFP (CEO and
co-founder of Connecticut Wealth Management).
(from left) National Association of
Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
Connecticut chapter representatives
Sacred Heart University Professor Dan
Pannese, Robert Carubia, and Roz
DeCaprio, Welch College of Business
Dean John Chalykoff, and scholarship
recipient Jeffrey Stoddard.
Photo cr
edit: T
racy Deer
Photo credit: J. Fiereck