Minority Doctoral Fellowship aids in the journey toward becoming accounting professor


Twenty-five doctoral students received the AICPA's annual Minority Doctoral Fellowship, providing the recipients with $12,000 to aid them on their journey toward becoming accounting professor role models to future CPAs.

The fellowship is one of several initiatives aimed at cultivating a diverse and inclusive accounting profession. All fellows must be ethnic minorities and U.S. citizens or permanent residents, who have earned a master's degree or worked at least three years full time in the accounting profession.

The 2018—2019 recipients are listed below, along with the doctoral program they are attending:

Ryan Ballestero, University of Texas at Austin

Candice Boucree, Louisiana State University

Jerome Conley, University of Tennessee

LaToya Flint, University of Mississippi

Danielle Gant, Texas Tech University

Claudia C. Hernandez, Florida International University

Andria Hill, University of Central Florida

Brittani Shantel Jackson, Indiana University

Ethan LaMothe, University of South Carolina

Carissa Malone, Virginia Tech

Christina Ruiz Mueller, Arizona State University

Ann Mungai, Florida Atlantic University

Patricia Navarro-Velez, University of Central Florida

Joye (Baugh) Norwood, Jackson State University

Christian Paparcuri, Arizona State University

Clay Partridge, University of Wisconsin—Madison

Iguehi Rajsky, Temple University

Giovani Rodriguez-Martinez, Texas Tech University

Andrea Rozario, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Nuria Seijas, University of Arizona

Syrena Shirley, Pennsylvania State University

Phylicia Taylor, Jackson State University

Andrea Tillet, Florida State University

Edgar Rodriguez Vazquez, University of Washington

Kimberly Walker, University of Wisconsin—Madison

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