September ??; "Mixer" with Grant Thornton, CPAs (Tulsa, OK office)
September 7; Accounting Club Field Trip to Abacus, CPAs.
September 13; Interview Blitz (mock interviews for ACC majors by accounting alumni)
September 17; BKD, CPAs will interview SBU Accounting majors (Jr and Sr)
September 20; The Whitlock Company, CPAs will interview SBU Accounting majors (Jr and Sr)
September 27; Abacus, CPAs will interview SBU Accounting majors (Jr and Sr)
October 1; Kirkpatrick, Phillips, and Miller, CPAs will interview SBU Accounting majors (Jr and Sr)
October 2; Elliott, Robinson and Company, CPAs will interview SBU Accounting majors (Sr only)
October 5; Advisory Board Meeting
October 6; Accounting Alumni Homecoming Reunion (Mellers Dining Commons)
October 9; ACC Club/IMA Chapter meeting with guest speaker
November 13; ACC Club/IMA Chapter cookout at Mrs. Wagner's house.
February 21- "Tax Help Night" for domestic SBU students
February 28- Seminar on "Preventing & Detecting Fraud in Your Organization" by Angela Morelock, Partner at BKD
March 8- "Tax Help Night" for international SBU students
March 14- CPA Exam and CPA Review Seminar by Becker CPA Review
March 27 - Missouri State Auditor interviews junior & senior Accounting majors
May 4- BKD CPA firm Field Trip, Steak-n-Shake, Springfield Cardinals game
May 14- End-of-year Accounting Club Cookout and Awards Night
September 16; Accounting Club Field Trip to The Whitlock Company, CPAs.
September 27; Kirkpatrick, Phillips, and Miller, CPAs will interview SBU Accounting majors (Jr and Sr)
September 28; Elliott, Robinson and Company, CPAs will interview SBU Accounting majors (Jr and Sr)
September 30; The Whitlock Company, CPAs will interview SBU Accounting majors (Jr and Sr)
October 3; BKD, CPAs will interview SBU Accounting majors (Jr and Sr)
October 6; Missouri Society of CPAs "Career Advancement Forum" in Springfield, MO (evening) for interested ACC majors
October 13 is the College of Business & Computer Science Career & Internship Fair.
Schedule for Spring 2011
February 15 - Chelsea Abercrombie, CPA and Kalena Stutenkemper, owners of Integrity Tax & Accounting and 2008 SBU Accounting graduates, speak at monthly Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) meeting.
February 24 and March 15 - SBU Tax Accounting "Help Night" for domestic and international students.
March 2 - Laurie Bebee of RWCK Construction in Branson and Jessica Sawyer, owner of Sawyer Accounting and Tax Services, Hermitage, both 2004 SBU Accounting graduates, speak to Accounting Club and IMA.
March 9 - SBU COBACS Career Fair
May 13 - Accounting Club Filed to Trip to BKD, Steak-n-Shake, and Springfield Cardinals Game
May 16 - SBU Accounting Club cookout and awards celebration
Schedule for Fall 2010
September 3 - SBU Accounting Club field trip to Elliott, Robinson CPA Firm
September 14 - First IMA Chapter Meeting for new school year
September 24 - On-campus interviews with Elliott, Robinson CPA Firm
September 27 - On-campus interviews with BKD CPA firm
October ?? - On-camps interviews with The Whitlock Company CPA Firm
October ?? - Laurie Bebee and Jessica Sawyer, 2004 SBU Accounting Grads, share with students
October 23 - SBU Accounting Alumni Homecoming Reunion at 11:00 AM
November ?? - Accounting Club/IMA Chapter Chili Dog Night
Schedule for Spring 2010
February/March - SBU Tax Accounting "Help Night"
March 5 - SBU COBACS Career Fair
March 9 - SBU's IMA Chapter Officially Chartered
April 26 - Mr. Excel Seminar
April 29 - Accounting Club Filed to Trip to BKD, Steak-n-Shake, and Springfield Cardinals Game
May 10 - SBU Accounting Club cookout and awards celebration
Scheduled for Fall 2009
September 8 - Ice cream social and first meeting for our new student IMA chapter
September 10 - Missouri Society of CPAs Kansas City Chapter Career Night
September 22 - Open House at KPM, CPAs in Springfield
September 23 - Elliott, Robinson, CPAs --Interview Accounting Majors on campus
September 25 -BKD, CPAs --Interview Accounting Majors on campus
September 30 - The Whitlock Company, CPAs - Interview Accounting Majors on campus
October 9- SBU COBACS Career & Internship Fair
October 10 - SBU Accounting Alumni Homecoming Reunion, 11 a.m.
November - Accounting Club/IMA Chapter Fall Cookout
HERE'S WHAT YOU MISSSED FALL 2008 - SPRING 2009
September 9 - MSCPA College Accounting Career Event, St. Louis
September 24- Elliott, Robinson, CPAs --Interview Accounting Majors on campus
September 26 - BKD, CPAs --Interview Accounting Majors on campus
September 30 --KPM, CPAs --Interview Accounting Majors on campus
October 11 - SBU Accounting Alumni Homecoming Reunion, 11:00 a.m. Taylor 119
October 21 - MSCPA College Accounting Career Event, Kansas City
March - SBU COBACS Career Fair and Missouri State Auditor Interviews
April - MSCPA "Spring to Success" Seminar, Kansas City
May - Accounting Club Field Trip to BKD, Steak-n-Shake, and Springfield Cardinals Game
HERE'S WHAT YOU MISSED SPRING 2008
January 23 - Alumni James Boutwell, CIA, Speaks to auditing class
February 14 - BIG Career Fair in Springfield
February 28 - Tax Help Night (see below)
|Kalena Kenney helps with a student's taxes while |
Jan Henbest grabs a completed return off the printer. Kalena now works at Elliott Robinson CPAs in Springfield.
March - Annual Spring Bowling Bonanza! / State Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Contest (see below)
|PBL State Winner in Accounting, Toni Wade |
Congratulations! Toni is now an auditor with the Missouri State Auditors Office.
March 7 - SBU COBACS Career Fair
May 1 - Accounting Club field trip to BKD CPA firm
BKD Trip 2007 Participants
BKD is the 10th largest CPA firm in the United States and it's based in Springfield, MO.
Our trip includes BKD, Steak-n-Shake, and a Springfield Cardinals baseball game.
May 12 - ACCOUNTING FUN DAY!
HERE'S WHAT YOU MISSED Fall 2007
August 16 - Help move in new SBU Accounting freshmen and transfers
September 12 - Field Trip to Elliott, Robinson & Co. CPA firm; Springfield, MO
September--Sign up to participate in SBU Accounting Alumni Mentoring Program
September 19 - Elliott, Robinson CPA firm KPM, Springfield (and Panera Bread for lunch)
October 3 - KPM CPA firm interviews on SBU campus
October 4 - BKD CPA firm interviews on SBU campus
| KPM, CPA Firm |
Jill Perryman, SBU alum and Barb Houser
| BKD, CPA Firm |
Brandon Taylor, SBU alum and Jennifer Larkin
October 7, 11am--SBU Accounting Alumni Homecoming Reunion (Taylor 119)
November 13 - Accounting Club cookout
December 10 - Mayberry Madness Monday
HERE'S WHAT YOU MISSED Spring 2007
January 31 - Greene County official spoke on Governmental Accounting
February 27 - BIG Career Fair in Springfield
February 28 - IRS and Missouri State Auditor Speak to ACC majors
March 16 - SBU COBACS Career Fair, Taylor Hall
April - Field trip to BKD, CPA firm; Steak-n-Shake & Cardinals game
May - Accounting FUN DAY Monday of Finals Week
| Freshman Shannon Kirkpatrick from Wichita makes fast friends with SBU freshman ACC major, Kim Steinkruger from Amarillo, Texas. In the background is one of our COBACS "Psalm 15" themes, humility. The other themes (one per semester) are: integrity, truthfulness, faithfulness, service, respect, charity, and perseverance. Shannon was honored with the "Psalm 15 Student Award." |
David Olson, senior Accounting major from Kansas City, served as the SBU Student Government Association Treasurer. David "interned" through the Kansas City Rubin, Brown CPA firm in summer 2006 and now works for the Missouri State Auditors Office.
|NASCAR "chicks" can't get away from the tube long enough to start Intermediate Accounting class. These two "honors" grads from 2006 are serving in the International Tax Dept. at Fortune-500 firm, Leggett & Platt.|
|RIGHT: Jesse Dziurawiec (we call him DZ) interned at BKD in Springfield summer, 2005. DZ was the SBU Bearcats baseball catcher and began his permanent job at BKD in January, 2006.|| |
LEFT: May 2006 grads, Rhi Hickman, Candice Ferrell, and Brandon Taylor visited Buffalo High School to talk to accounting students and give helpful insight about college education and accounting careers. Brandon began his BKD career in 2006 and is in an ELITE group--he passed the ENTIRE CPA exam his first time. Rhi and Candice are international tax accountants for Leggett & Platt in Joplin.
BELOW: Toni Wade and Kesha Wieskamp enjoyed attending the SBU accounting field trip to Elliot Robinson & Company in Springfield, MO, September, 2005. SBU accounting majors take a field trip each fall to a small Springfield CPA firm.
After the field trip, accounting majorsTerrance Avery, Isaac Swick, and Daniel Prerad (SBU's #1 Tennis player from Australia) enjoyed lunch at Panera Bread.
| BELOW: Chelsea Kenney from Stockton, MO stayed very busy with SBU volleyball and our rigorous accounting program. Kenney was one of the MIAA leaders in assists per game and also found time to work with a local accountant (plus, she speaks to high school students, below, about why she chose ACCOUNTING). |
Above: Brooke Vercellino, a transfer from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale also lead many campus ministry activities. She coordinated all the Disciple Now programs that SBU students help lead throughout the area. Brooke interned with an Atlanta-based Christian ministry provider in summer, 2006.
|Lisa Bunn, ACC graduate from Stockton, MO competed for SBU in Cross Country and Track (shown, at left, in pentathlon events). Lisa is an accountant with the Marks, Nelson CPA firm in Kansas City.|