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New D.C. director of media relations  
December 2012

Jay Hyde was appointed director of media relations in the AICPA’s Washington office.

In his new position, Hyde is responsible for communicating the Institute’s views on legislative and regulatory issues of importance to the accounting profession.

He previously served as the Institute’s director of communications for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), also based in Washington. In this position, he devised and implemented a communications program to heighten the CAQ’s public profile and policy agenda through media outreach, development of publications and online content, event publicity, and coordination of a speakers bureau.


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Minority scholarships awarded  
December 2012

Eighty-four accounting students were awarded the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students for the 2012–2013 academic year.

The recipients, who were chosen from among 286 applicants, include students in both undergraduate and graduate-level accounting programs who have maintained a minimum 3.3 grade-point average and who plan to pursue CPA licensure.

A complete list of winners is available at aicpa.org/minorityscholarship.

Most of the students received individual awards of $3,000 to pay for expenses related to their pursuit of an accounting degree. Funding for the scholarships is provided by the AICPA Foundation, with contributions for special designated awards from the Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPAs, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, and Robert Half International. Winners of the special designated awards are:

Stuart Kessler Scholarship (AICPA)
Nicholas Denice, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island

New Jersey Society of CPAs
Chris Arthur, Rutgers University, New Jersey
Sarah Connell, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Robert Half International
Ronald Dukes, Villanova University, Pennsylvania

Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPAs
Stephanie Aranda, Southern Methodist University, Texas
Julio Benavides, Trinity University, Texas
Adlith Castillo, University of Houston
Raheem Farishta, Texas A&M University
Melissa Hernandez, University of Houston
Kevin Kibaara, Texas Southern University
Andrew Quintana, University of Texas at Austin
Shahzad Ramzan, University of Texas at Dallas
Mohammad Raza, University of Texas at Dallas


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Graduate students receive scholarships  
December 2012

Ten students were awarded the AICPA’s John L. Carey Scholarship, which is given to students from liberal arts and other nontraditional business backgrounds to pursue graduate accounting degrees and become CPAs.

The recipients of the 2012–2013 scholarships are:

  • Philip Casey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Oliver Chase, University of Vermont
  • Sean Escoffery, University of Texas at Austin
  • Hannah Franklin, University of Texas at Austin
  • Rebecca Hu, University of Southern California
  • Jennifer Millhouse, University of Texas at Austin
  • Kelsey Short, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Rebecca Stone, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
  • Jacob Summerhays, College of William and Mary, Virginia
  • Lauren VanDyke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Each recipient receives $5,000 to cover tuition and other educational expenses. The scholarship is funded by an endowment of the AICPA Foundation in honor of John L. Carey, a retired administrative vice president and executive director of the Institute and a former editor and publisher of the JofA. Throughout his career, Carey made it a priority to encourage outstanding students to become CPAs.

The application deadline for the 2013–2014 scholarship is April 1, 2013. Applicants must be full-time, graduate-level students for the upcoming academic year. More information is available at aicpa.org/scholarships.


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