LSU Accounting Honors Outstanding Students at Annual Banquet

May 2, 2017

BATON ROUGE – More than 40 students were presented with scholarships in recognition of their academic accomplishments at the Department of Accounting’s annual awards banquet.

Additionally, Assistant Professor Norman Massel was given the Vincent C. Brenner Award, presented annually to the untenured faculty member who has been most productive in academic research.

Instructor Elizabeth Briggs was named Outstanding Teacher, an award given to a faculty member dedicated to excellence in classroom instruction and who demonstrates commitment to furthering the instruction mission of the Department of Accounting.

The following student scholarships were presented at the banquet:

LCPA Education Foundation Scholarships
($2,300 Undergraduate) Christopher “Kit” Smith Memorial
Megan Manno – Houma

($2,000 Graduate)
Ethan Collins – Prairieville

($1,000 Undergraduate) Richard Roth Memorial
Lydia Chon – Baton Rouge

($750 Undergraduate)
Seth Guillory – Lafayette
Philippe Mereaux – Covington

$2,000 PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarships
Halie Englade – Reserve
Yiwen Huang – Metairie

$1,696 Becker Professional Education Certificate
Annie Huynh – Gretna

$1,500 Grant Thornton Scholarship
Claire Tannehill – Shreveport

$1,000 Baton Rouge Society of Louisiana CPAs Scholarships
Erin Kilpatrick – Baton Rouge
Minh Vu – Baton Rouge

$1,000 Deloitte Scholarships
Daniel Ellender – Mer Rouge
Ainsley McDaniel – Ville Platte
Victoria Ranzino – Lafayette

$1,000 William “Bill” Clayton Potter Sr. Endowed Scholarship

Kayla Quinlan – Prairieville

$1,000 Ernst & Young Scholarship
Hailey Osbon – Covington
Maria Rodriguez – Destrehan

$1,000 Hannis T. Bourgeois LLP (Audit) Scholarship
Anna Claire Sightler – Franklinton

$1,000 Hannis T. Bourgeois LLP (Tax) Scholarship
Christian Caragliano – Covington

$1,000 Postlethwaite & Netterville (Auditing) Scholarship
Rachel Koorie – Kenner

$1,000 Postlethwaite & Netterville (Tax) Scholarship
Sarah Burrows – St. Francisville

$1,000 KPMG Scholarship
Katherine Turner – Baton Rouge

$1,000 KPMG (Graduate Students) Scholarship
Caroline Chapple – Baton Rouge
Cierra Smith – Baton Rouge

$1,000 Doyle Williams Award
Alexander Drury – Baton Rouge

$1,000 James M. Owen Memorial Scholarship
Madeline Winnett – Baton Rouge

$1,000 Thomas Brian Phillips Endowed Scholarship
Paige Misuraca – Baton Rouge

$1,000 Wegman Dazet & Company Scholarship
Derek Brondum – Raceland

$1,000 ExxonMobil Scholarship
Jeanne-Claire White – Lake Charles

$1,000 Lloyd Morrison Award Fund​
Laura Alford – Natchitoches

$850 Texas Tiger Tourney Scholarship
Rachel Green – Baton Rouge

$750 Association of Government Accountants (AGA) – Baton Rouge Chapter Scholarship
Yanying Chen – Lafayette
Matthew Corey – Baton Rouge

$750 George Jarvis Williams Scholarship
Layne Fincher – Monroe

$600 H.J. “Monday” Lowe Endowed Scholarship
Mary Tarpley – Alexandria

$500 LaPorte Scholarship
Mary Alice Booker – Shreveport

$500 Auguste Goronzy Scholarship
Christine O’Brien – Harahan

$500 Lucille G. Terrell Memorial Scholarship
Ashley Harris – Bossier City

$500 H. Sami PhD Student Scholarship
Danielle Lazerson – Baton Rouge
Pradeep Sapkota – Baton Rouge

$400 Lonnie H. Bearry Scholarship
Timothy Barkley – Slidell

$350 Clarence L. Dunn Endowed Scholarship
Eleanor Gilbert – Minden

About the Department of Accounting
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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business