Accounting Students Honored at 2017 NYSSCPA Annual Education Night Dinner

April 28, 2017  |  by Melissa Heidt

  • Niagara accounting students Shannon Truty, Kimberly Broconier and Amanda Robinson received awards at the NYSSCPA Annual Education Night Dinner 2017.

    Niagara accounting students Shannon Truty, Kimberly Broconier, and Niagara accounting students Shannon Truty, Kimberly Broconier and Amanda Robinson received awards at the NYSSCPA Annual Education Night Dinner 2017.

  • Niagara accounting students, faculty, guests and family members attended the NYSSCPA Annual Education Night Dinner.

Niagara’s purple pride was in full effect at the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Buffalo Chapter annual Education Night Dinner on April 18 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens in Depew, N.Y., where several accounting students received recognition for their outstanding achievements in accounting. The purpose of this annual event is to honor the outstanding accounting students at the local colleges and universities and also to provide an opportunity for networking between educators, students and practitioners.

Shannon Truty was awarded the NYSSCPA Award of Honor as the top graduating graduate student in recognition of outstanding achievements in accounting studies. Truty is currently pursuing her CMA certification and plans to start the CPA exam this summer. She is currently a tax intern with The Bonadio Group and will start full time with them in the fall as a tax assistant.

The NYSSCPA Award of Honor went to Kimberly Broconier as the top graduating senior in recognition of outstanding achievements in accounting studies. Broconier has been involved in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and on-campus tutoring. After graduating in May, Broconier plans on obtaining her MBA from Niagara and taking the CPA exam.

Amanda Robinson received the John T. Kennedy Memorial Award, which is presented to a junior majoring in accounting with the highest scholastic average. Robinson, in addition to majoring in accounting, is pursuing a minor in fraud examination. She is a member of the accounting society, was recently inducted into Beta Alpha Psi honor society and participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program this semester.

In addition, Kyle Sentiff received one of the 2016-2017 Foundation for Accounting Education Scholarships. Sentiff has participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and is a member of both Beta Alpha Psi and Delta Epsilon Sigma honor societies. He is currently pursuing his MBA at Niagara.

Representing Niagara’s accounting faculty were Dr. Lei Han, Dr. Kathy Ho, Professor Emeritus Al Oddo and Joe Winter.

“It was truly an honor to see the joy displayed by our NU award recipients, Shannon, Kim and Amanda in obtaining such noteworthy distinction by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants of their hard work and diligence in the accounting program,” Winter said.