2012 KPMG/ALPFA Case Competition Team Reaches the Finals
We are so proud of our KPMG/ALPFA Case Competition team! Oscar Barbosa, Nakita Hariri, Edgar Ruiz, and Jessenia Sosa blew away the first round of competition at the ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting) national convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Out of 22 schools competing to advance, six were selected to participate in the finals including Team Texas! This is an extremely competitive national event requiring months of hard work and preparation.
University of Texas at Austin ALPFA Chapter Wins Student Chapter of the Year Award
At the ALPFA Annual Convention 2012, the University of Texas at Austin chapter was selected as the Student Chapter of the Year for the Central Region. ALPFA is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students with chapters nationwide. Every year they choose a student chapter from each region that has dedicated their time and efforts to support ALPFA’s mission and guiding principles.
Eight MPA Students Receive Prestigious UT Scholarship
Third-year MPA students Holle Anderson, Mollie Dye, Carolyn Mao, Lily Nguyen, Lindsay Pecto, Victoria Ploszaj, Odha Sudihardjo, and Ryan Yip each received an Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship (UEPS) for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The UEPS program was created in 1973 to make substantial scholarships available to outstanding UT students. Departmental nominations go to a president-appointed scholarship committee that selects recipients from across campus.
2012 William Ihlanfeldt Scholar Award
Ashton Cherbonnier is the winner of our most recent scholarship created in honor of Mr. William Ihlanfeldt. As an Ihlanfeldt Scholar, Ms. Cherbonnier enjoyed the opportunity to interview this distinguished professional and accompany him to the spring 2012 Accounting Advisory Council meeting. It was a unique opportunity to connect with a senior mentor and other leaders in our accounting community.
Alumnus Wins 2011 Elijah Watt Sells Award
MPA graduate and current employee of Deloitte in Dallas, Richard L. Sohns Jr. was honored with the 2011 Elijah Watt Sells award for his scores on the Uniform CPA Examination. Out of over 90,000 candidates who sat for the exam in 2011, only thirty-seven met the criteria for the award.