Cameron University student Summer Palmer, a junior accounting major from Mountain View, has been selected to attend the 22nd Annual American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Foundation Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop (ASLW) in Durham, N.C. from May 18-20. Palmer is one of approximately 100 college students selected to participate. ASLW is an annual invitation-only program for minority accounting students who plan to pursue the CPA designation. This event aims to strengthen students’ professional skills and understanding of the limitless possibilities and benefits of earning the CPA credential. As an invitee to the prestigious workshop, Palmer’s expenses will be provided by the AICPA Foundation.
“Summer Palmer is an ideal student every professor would like to have in their classes,” says Bernadette Lonzanida, Instructor in the ACBSP-accredited CU School of Business. “I had her in two accounting courses and one workshop, and she is an outstanding student. She sets a good example for others to follow. In her actions and deeds, she is admired and respected by her schoolmates as well as staff and faculty members. I have witnessed her enthusiasm for learning new things. She is a self-motivated individual who does not wait for opportunities, she creates them.”
During her freshman year, Palmer was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, the national interdisciplinary honor society for first year students that recognizes academic excellence. She has earned placement on the Dean’s or President’s Honors List each semester since becoming a Cameron student.
As an ASLW attendee, Palmer will participate in learning sessions and panel discussions covering a wide array of topics such as developing leadership skills and passing the CPA exam. She will have the opportunity to interact with accomplished CPA professionals who will share priceless knowledge regarding career opportunities in accounting and the value of networking.
ASLW is open to ethnic minorities who are sophomore, junior, senior, 5th year, or graduate students and have declared a major in accounting, finance or tax with an intent to pursue the CPA credential. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be actively involved in campus and community activities and be a Student Affiliate Member of the AICPA as well as a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.
April 18, 2016