Accounting Students Earn Prestigious Scholarships
Several professional accounting students have recently earned prestigious scholarship awards. Jessi Bader received a national scholarship from the Institute of Management Accountants which will allow her to prepare for and take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam at no cost. Patrick Roy, Candy Stutzke and Ocie Tarver were each awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. These students were awarded scholarships based on their academic excellence, service, and leadership qualities.
Jessi Bader, senior, professional accounting
Bader is entering her senior year at Eastern as a Professional Accounting major. Her future goals include passing the CMA exam before obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Professional Accounting in June 2021. She plans to pursue her Master of Professional Accounting and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Bader would like to gain experience in the accounting industry and create a program to help teach young adults and underprivileged people how to navigate the financial system in hopes of reducing the poverty trap. She recently secured an internship at a small woman-owned accounting firm. Bader was awarded the Institute of Management Accountants CMA Program Scholarship based on her academic excellence and a recommendation from her accounting professor.
Patrick Roy, ’20 BAB Eastern Washington University
Roy is a native of Deer Park, Washington who returned to Spokane after serving active duty in the U.S. Navy for seven years. He recently earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Professional Accounting, graduating cum laude. Roy is the first in his family to achieve a four-year college degree, and he will be continuing his education as he pursues a Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) degree, beginning this summer. Roy was awarded an $8,000 scholarship by the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants through a competitive application process. His involvement in Beta Alpha Psi, where he serves as an officer, has provided many networking opportunities and ultimately led to an internship during this year’s tax season. After earning his MPAcc degree, Roy plans to obtain his CPA license and work full-time in an accounting firm.
Candy Stutzke, ’20 BAB, Eastern Washington University
Stutzke is a current student in the Master of Professional Accounting program at Eastern. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Professional Accounting, from Eastern in June of 2020, graduating summa cum laude. Stutzke was awarded an $8,000 scholarship by the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants through a competitive application process. Stutzke is active in Beta Alpha Psi and is the newly elected president for this coming academic year. She enjoys volunteering in the community and especially her experience this past tax season working with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Spokane. She plans to pass the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam upon graduating and work in the Spokane area with an accounting firm. Stutzke likes to spend her free time painting and having fun with her family.
Ocie Tarver, ’20 BAB, Eastern Washington University
Tarver graduated cum laude from EWU in spring 2020, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in professional accounting and a minor in economics. Tarver will be continuing his education at Eastern as he pursues dual master’s degrees in business administration (MBA) and professional accounting (MPAcc). He is a member of Beta Alpha Psi and is looking forward to growing his professional network through participation in BAP activities. Tarver recently accepted a position as an accounting coordinator with a public relations and marketing firm in Spokane.