New CPA Certificate Ceremony and ETF Outstanding High School Student Awards 2011

More than 100 people turned out for the annual New CPA Certificate Ceremony and Educational Trust Fund Outstanding High School Student Awards, held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville on June 7, 2011. The ETF honored 12 students before CSCPA and the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy welcomed 35 new CPAs into the profession - our largest class yet.

ETF Outstanding High School Student Awards
Congratulations, New Connecticut CPAs!

Educational Trust Fund Chair Camille Murphy celebrates the accomplishments of the scholarship winners.


Immediate Past ETF Chair Larry Gramling shares a chuckle with CSCPA Executive Director Art Renner.


Gramling accepts the gavel plaque, as a token of appreciation for his service.


Keynote speaker and past president John Turgeon addresses the crowd.


Kyle Richard, a member of the New and Young Professionals Cabinet who received his CPA certificate later that night, shared his experiences with the young professionals in attendance.


ETF Outstanding High School Student Awards


Devlin Anes of Crosby High School (with ETF Trustee Joe Equale)


Lauren Arbeiter of Ellington High School (with Equale)


Abigail Brown of Windsor High School (with ETF Trustee Mark Caplan)


Michael Decerbo of Naugatuck High School (with ETF Trustee Bob Fulton)


David Della Camera of Tolland High School (with Caplan)


Jacob Erichetti of Portland High School (with Fulton)


Renee Guyette of RHAM High School (with ETF Trustee John Pearson)


Steven Maffiolini of Southington High School (with ETF Trustee Dennis Cole)


Andrew Scott of Cheshire High School (with Cole)


Meagan Simon of Stratford High School (with ETF Trustee Rick Royston)


Danielle Wellington of Bloomfield High School (with Royston)


This year's scholarship recipients


The proud parents get in on the action.


Forensic Accounting Services, LLC, owned by Stephen Pedneault, sponsored one award for a high school student interested in pursuing forensic accounting. Simon was that awardee.


Congratulations, New Connecticut CPAs!

The Connecticut State Board of Accountancy was on hand to present the certificates to Connecticut's newest CPAs. From left to right are public member Lee Schlesinger, public member James Ciarcia, Michael Weinshel, CPA, and Leonard Romaniello, Jr., CPA.

Prem Aithal, CPA


Kelly Belanger, CPA


Olga Bubnova, CPA


Sharon Dumais, CPA


Jeffrey Ford, CPA


Adam Freitas, CPA


Michael Gavagni, CPA


Janice Gavitt, CPA


Merci Gonzalez, CPA


Cheryl Holtham Havel, CPA


Salvatore Iannacone, CPA


Robert Idleman, CPA


Kerry Jerin, CPA


William Kaplita Jr., CPA


Shelton Katz, CPA


Sherrie Krockomberger, CPA


Nicole Lee, CPA


David Lionetti, CPA


Stacie Marano, CPA


Steven Nestico, CPA


Denise Papp, CPA


Marc Paradis, CPA


Nathan Pickett, CPA


Matthew Prentiss, CPA


Timothy Purtell, CPA


Jonathan Ramsay, CPA 


Kyle Richard, CPA


Eric Rubega, CPA


Christina Siena, CPA


Ronald Sullivan, Jr., CPA

Paul Tannous, CPA (accepted by wife Nadine)


Nicole Vaccarelli, CPA


Melissa Wank, CPA


Mark Zdunek, CPA


All of Connecticut's new CPAs who've already joined the CSCPA!


Kostin, Ruffkess & Co., LLC certificates!


Father-daughter CPAs - Christina and father, CSCPA member Andrew Siena, Jr., CPA


Siena and Sal Iannacone passed the CPA Exam together in 1984 before Iannacone went into industry. Thanks to the experience change we helped get through, Iannacone earned his CPA credential - at the same ceremony that Siena's daughter Christina did!


Getting the all-important CPA pin.