LSU Department of Accounting Honors Outstanding Students

Accounting Awards Banquet attendees with stageThe LSU Department of Accounting celebrates the 2022 Accounting Awards Banquet on April 28 in the BEC Rotunda. 

May 25, 2022

BATON ROUGE – In recognition of their academic accomplishments, the Department of Accounting awarded more than $65,000 in scholarships.

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

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

The department awarded scholarships to the following students:

Association of Government Accountants - $1,200    
Miranda Kent, Baton Rouge, LA 

Baton Rouge Society of Louisiana CPAs Scholarships - $1,000 
Megan David, Baton Rouge, LA
Clarence Magee, Zachary, LA

Becker Professional Education Discounted CPA Review Course - valued at $1,750
Helen Alford, Baton Rouge, LA

Carol Calkins MAcc Scholarship - $2,000
Abby Spada, Baton Rouge, LA

Clarence L. Dunn Endowed Scholarship - $1,000    
Caroline Ingraffia, Hammond, LA

Corey Tackett Scholarship - $2,925            
Mikala Mitchell, Gonzales, LA

Dale Jenkins Family Scholarship - $1,000 
Hilary Hughes, Destrehan, LA
William D Clements, Lake Charles, LA

Deloitte Outstanding Sophomores/Juniors - $1,000          
Haley Rietschel, Covington, LA
Kareem Qaradeh, La Place, LA

Deloitte Scholarship for Incoming Master of Accountancy (MAcc) student - $1,000   
Jacob Marchand, Gonzales, LA

Ernst & Young Outstanding Juniors - $1,000
Reagan Osborne, Baton Rouge, LA
Sydnie Duncan, Prairieville, LA
Brooks Giardina, Sulphur, LA

ExxonMobil Outstanding PhD student - $1,000
Hilary Hughes, Destrehan, LA

Faulk & Winkler Scholarship - $1,000       
Lebria Perkins, Baton Rouge, LA
Sydney Melder, Baton Rouge, LA

George Jarvis Williams Scholarship - $750
Kristyn Brewer, Cypress, TX

Grant Thornton Scholarship - $1,500
Kristyn Brewer, Cypress, TX

H. Sami PhD Student Scholarship - $500   
Wanying Jiang, Baton Rouge, LA
Alisha Blush, Santa Barbara, CA

H. J. "Monday" Lowe Endowed Scholarship - $700    
Evan Cook, Mandeville, LA 

Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP (audit) - $1,000 
Danial Cheema, Kenner, LA

Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP (tax) - $1,000    
Camryn Meaux, Sulphur, LA

Jake L. Netterville Superior Graduate Scholarship in Accounting - $1,500
Claudia Pickell, Baton Rouge, LA

James M. Owen Memorial Scholarship - $1,000   
Juliana Mejia, New Iberia, LA

KPMG Outstanding Junior Scholarship- $1,000
Lucas Moreau, Opelousas, LA

KPMG Scholarship for Incoming MAcc students - $1,000
Reagan Tafaro, Metairie, LA
Alexandra Stevens, Baton Rouge, LA

LaPorte Outstanding Senior - $1,000         
Anna K Breaux, Covington, LA
Anne Lagarde, New Orleans, LA

Lonnie H. Bearry Scholarship - $750
Reagan Osborne, Baton Rouge, LA

Lloyd Morrison Award Fund - $1,000
Nick Mitchell, Silver Spring, MD

LSU Department of Accounting General Scholarship Fund - $2,500
Luke Paille, Folsom, LA

LSU Department of Accounting General Scholarship Fund - $1,000
James Clement, Saint Francisville, LA
Elizabeth Cannon, Houston, TX

Marcela Donadio Scholarship - $3,000
Courtney Hebert, Alexandria, LA
Alisha Blush, Santa Barbara, CA

Mary Sanguinetti Schroeder Scholarship - $2,500
Susan Hardgrave, Alexandria, LA
Lauren Delhaye, Saint Amant, LA

Monica L. Zumo Excellence in Accounting Scholarship - $3,000
Kaitlyn Bowlin, Bossier City, LA 

Postlethwaite & Netterville (Auditing) - $1,000
Grant Cretin, Baton Rouge, LA

Postlethwaite & Netterville (Tax) - $1,000 
Preston Gravely, Katy, TX

PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Sophomore Scholarship - $2,000  
Whitney Zaunbrecher, Lake Arthur, LA

PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Junior Scholarship - $2,000   
Maggie Peltier, Ventress, LA

Robichaux Family Superior Graduate Scholarship - $1,500
Mikaela Gonzales DelValle, Miami, FL

Texas Tiger Tournament Endowed Scholarship - $900
Anna Montanio, Baton Rouge, LA

Thomas Brian Phillips Endowed Scholarship - $700
Brooks Giardina, Sulphur, LA

Wegmann Dazet Scholarships  - $1,000
Ethan Wachtel, New Orleans, LA
Ashley Whelan, Mandeville, LA

William "Bill" Clayton Potter, Sr. Scholarship - $1,000           
Tahj Gill, New Orleans, LA

The Louisiana CPA Education Foundation also awarded scholarships to LSU students during the ceremony.

Graduate - $3,000       
Megan David, Baton Rouge, LA

Undergraduate - $3,000           
Camryn Meaux, Mandeville, LA

Deloitte-LCPA - $3,500           
Kaya Dundar, Slidell, LA

Richard Roth Memorial Scholarship - $825     
Samantha Raeder, New Orleans, LA


About the Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business strives for excellence in teaching, research, and service to the accounting profession. With a mission of producing graduates at all levels who excel in their pursuits, the department offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for careers in various fields, including industry, auditing, finance, government, and academia. For more information, visit, call 225-578-6202, or email


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