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Department ofAccounting

Award & Scholarship Recipients

Each spring, the department recognizes the academic achievement of our junior and senior accounting majors with scholarships and awards. The scholarships are funded by generous contributions and grants from accounting organizations, alumni, faculty, public accounting firms, and Silicon Valley companies.

2020 Academic Achievement Awards

  • Professor O. Robert Anderson Outstanding Student in Accounting Award: Brady Smith (Senior)
  • Professor O. Robert Anderson Outstanding Student in Accounting and Information Systems
    Award: Caitlin Colbert (Senior)
  • Jerry Kasner Memorial Award (awarded by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants): Brady Smith (Senior)
  • Thomas Maier Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement: Kristen Lee (Junior)

2020 Accounting and A&IS Scholarships:

  • Accounting Department Junior Scholarship Awards*: William McCarthy, Sarah Nelson, Kathy Tran, Emily Zmurk
  • Accounting Department Senior Scholarship Awards*: Arvin Bahia, Connor Grant, Kristen Lee, Anne-Claire Tande
  • Armanino Scholarship: Keith Christine Agcaoili
  • Burr Pilger & Mayer Scholarship: Robert Kim
  • Charles F. Louie Endowed Scholarship: Madison Boncich, Hayley Buchanan, Yuzhen Che, Catherine Li
  • Deloitte Leadership Scholarship: Beiting Chen
  • EY First-Year Scholarship: Elizabeth Chimalpopoca
  • EY Transfer Student: Lin Ma
  • EY Diversity Scholarship: Jessica Walke
  • Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP Scholarship: Kaylie Wu
  • James F. Sepe Endowed Accounting Scholarship: Nikolas Mekechuk, Matt Tennant
  • KPMG Innovative Thinker Scholarship: Kristin Lee
  • Lautze & Lautze Endowed Scholarship: Cathy (Xinyao) Liu, Kevin Reimer, Michelle Yee
  • Moss Adams LLP Scholarship: Elsa Lee
  • Paul Locatelli, S.J. Memorial Endowed Accounting Scholarship: Kiki Bullington, Melody Lin, Malika Singh, Alicia Zheng
  • PwC Leadership Scholarship: Michelle Shaffer

*The Accounting Department Scholarships are funded by donations received from the Big Four Professional Services Accounting Firms: Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC

Established in 1973, this award is given in memory of Professor O. Robert Anderson, who taught Accounting at the University. Awarded annually to the graduating senior accounting major judged outstanding in scholarship, leadership, and service by the faculty of the department.

Recent recipients of this award: 

  • 2020: Brady Smith
  • 2019: Matthew Sipowicz
  • 2018: Natalie Ramirez
  • 2017: Arun Coumar
  • 2016: Nicholas Casaccia & Tiffany Iskandar
  • 2015: Tuyet-Anh Ta

Awarded to the graduating senior accounting and information systems major recognized by the faculty of the department as having achieved high academic performance, possessing strong leadership skills, exhibiting a commitment to service, and demonstrating career potential for professional success in accounting and information systems.

Recent recipients of this award: 

  • 2020: Caitlin Colbert
  • 2019: Matthew Robinson
  • 2018: Callister Carson
  • 2017: Walter Yu
  • 2016: Ernest Yip
  • 2015: Jessica Huang

Each year, the Silicon Valley Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants awards an outstanding accounting student at Santa Clara University.

Recent recipients of this award: 

  • 2020: Brady Smith
  • 2019: Evan Chen
  • 2018: Callister Carson
  • 2017: Thomas Deal
  • 2016: Ernest Yip
  • 2015: Nicole Orban

The award is named for Professor Jerry Kasner, CPA and professor emeritus of law at Santa Clara University School of Law. Professor Kasner taught continuing education classes for the California CPA Education Foundation for many years. He received a bachelor's degree in science in 1955 and his juris doctor in 1957 from Drake University. He began practicing law in lowa in 1957, and in California in 1959. Known for his outstanding contributions to estate planning professionals, Kasner served as a mentor to many estate planners in Santa Clara County. He received the California CPA Education Foundation's Award for Meritorious Service in 1985 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. As a Santa Clara professor, he was completely dedicated to his students and law professor colleagues. In 1996 he received Santa Clara University’s Award for Sustained Excellence in Scholarship. He also received a distinguished alumnus award from Drake University Law School. Professor Kasner passed away in October 2004.

 

Established in 2009, this award is given in memory of Professor Thomas Maier, who taught Accounting at the University. Awarded annually to the junior accounting major with the highest overall grade point average.

Recent recipients of this award:

  • 2020:  Kirsten lee
  • 2019:  Brady Smith, Sarah Tatley
  • 2018:  Mike Gomez
  • 2017:  Callister Carson
  • 2016:  Thomas Deal

Each spring, the department recognizes the academic achievement of our junior and senior accounting majors with awards and scholarships. The awards and scholarships are funded by generous contributions and grants from accounting organizations, alumni, faculty, public accounting firms, and Silicon Valley companies.

2019 Academic Achievement Awards

  • Professor O. Robert Anderson Outstanding Student in Accounting Award: Matthew Sipowicz
    (Senior)
  • Professor O. Robert Anderson Outstanding Student in Accounting and Information Systems Award: Matthew Robinson (Senior)
  • Jerry Kasner Memorial Award (awarded by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants): Evan Chen (Senior)
  • Thomas Maier Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement: Brady Smith, Sarah Tatlay (Junior)

2019 Accounting and A&IS Scholarships

  • Accounting Department Junior Scholarship Awards*: Madison Boncich, Luke Johnson, Nikolas Mekechuk, Anne-Claire Tande
  • Accounting Department Senior Scholarship Awards*: William Hao, Ailene Nguyen, Stephanie Lu, Rania Rubaie
  • Armanino Scholarship: Cathy (Xinyao) Liu
  • Burr Pilger & Mayer Scholarship: Robinson Lu
  • Charles F. Louie Endowed Scholarship: Ava Atkinson, Kyla Inouye, Patricia Mallari, Allyson Villanueva
  • Deloitte Leadership Scholarship: Alana Rainosek
  • EY First-Year Scholarship: Kenji Ma
  • EY Transfer Student: Kara Baker
  • EY Diversity Scholarship: Taylor Ellis
  • Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP Scholarship: Michelle Yee
  • James F. Sepe Endowed Accounting Scholarship: Xavier Ali, Quinn Holmdahl
  • KPMG Innovative Thinker Scholarship: Malika Singh
  • Lautze & Lautze Endowed Scholarship: Caitlin Colbert, Brady Smith, Sarah Tatley
  • Moss Adams LLP Scholarship: Jennifer (Yuzhen) Che, Kendall Aramaki
  • Paul Locatelli, S.J. Memorial Endowed Accounting Scholarship: Anthony Collishaw, Ryan Reents, Simon Senter, Katherine Zu
  • PwC Leadership Scholarship: Kelly Huben

*The Accounting Department Scholarships are funded by donations received from the Big Four Professional Services Accounting Firms: Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC