Seven FCBE Accounting Students Awarded Scholarships
For release: February 20, 2013
Seven Fogelman College students in the School of Accountancy were awarded the 2013
Memphis Chapter Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accounting (TSCPA) Scholarships.
These students Kristin Ruthschman, Zachary Willis, Lisa Lyons, Ben Gardner, Amy Teng,
Britney McWilliams and Katherine Pugh all received monetary gifts as well as public
recognition at the TSPCA award luncheon in February.
“We are extremely proud of these students,” said Dr. Carolyn Callahan, Director of
the School of Accountancy. “Each one of these award recipients is worthy of the scholarship.
This group represents the type of commitment to academia and the accounting profession
that we, as professors, like to see in our students.”
The mission of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants is to enhance
the success of their members through service, support and advocacy. The state of Tennessee
as well as local TSCPA chapters is involved in providing funds and awarding scholarships.
The Memphis chapter has been extremely generous in recognizing The University of Memphis
students, often exceeding limitations when colleges and universities have a large
number of top students.
In the past 20 years, the Educational & Memorial Foundation of the Tennessee Society
of CPAs has provided more than $2 million in scholarships to deserving Tennessee accounting
students. Scholarships are available to students who have completed introductory accounting
courses and are majoring in accounting. The committee's goal is to encourage students
to enter the accounting profession. Only students who are residents of Tennessee,
U.S. citizens and attend a Tennessee school are eligible for the scholarships.