Minority Doctoral Fellowships encourage diversity in education


The AICPA has awarded 27 students with the 2017—2018 Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students.

This fellowship program recognizes full-time minority accounting scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educators and aims to increase the number of minority CPAs teaching in classrooms across the country.

Below are the recipients, along with the doctoral program they are currently attending:

  • Chevonne Herring Alston, University of Mississippi
  • Ryan C. Ballestero, University of Texas at Austin
  • Candice Boucree, Louisiana State University
  • Jerome Conley, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • LaToya Flint, University of Mississippi
  • Danielle Gant, Texas Tech University
  • Claudia Hernandez, Florida International University
  • Andria Hill, University of Central Florida
  • Ethan LaMothe, University of South Carolina
  • Carissa Malone, Virginia Tech University
  • Sydnee Manley, University of Mississippi
  • Christina Mueller, Arizona State University
  • Ann Mungai, Florida Atlantic University
  • Patricia Navarro-Velez, University of Central Florida
  • Joye L. (Baugh) Norwood, Jackson State University
  • Christian S. Paparcuri, Arizona State University
  • Clay Partridge, University of Wisconsin—Madison
  • Iguehi Rajsky, Temple University
  • Edgar Rodriguez, University of Washington
  • Giovani Rodríguez Martínez, Texas Tech University
  • Andrea Rozario, Rutgers University
  • Nuria Seijas, University of Arizona
  • Syrena Shirley, Pennsylvania State University
  • Justin Short, University of Tennessee
  • Phylicia G. Taylor, Jackson State University
  • Andrea Tillet, Florida State University
  • Kimberly Walker, University of Wisconsin—Madison

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