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Accountancy Spring Banquet honors students and alumni

Posted 4.22.2022

Accountancy Spring Banquet honors students and alumni

The Weatherhead School of Management Department of Accountancy held its annual spring banquet in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom to recognize the work and dedication of its students and alumni.

“Our 2022 banquet showcased the talent our graduates will soon bring to the profession of accountancy,” said Tom King, department chair and professor of accountancy. “The event also reminded us of the reach of the CWRU alumni network.”

Richard Cruickshank (MGT ’99), director of KPMG’s deal advisory practice in Washington D.C., gave the Dickerson Lecture at the banquet, where he shared advice and lessons learned with current students. The Dickerson Lecture honors Thomas Dickerson, department chair of accountancy from 1934-1963.

Three students who are graduating this spring with Bachelor of Science in Accounting degrees received the top awards at the banquet. 

The three students and the award received are:

  • Margaret Zimmer, Weatherhead School of Management Award for Most Outstanding Senior in Accounting
  • Jenna Ruccolo, Andrew D. Braden Award for Excellence in Auditing and Financial Reporting Studies
  • Sara Folger, Thomas Dickerson Award for Excellence in Professional Accountancy Studies

“Receiving the award felt like a great recognition for all the work I’ve put in over the past four years,” said Folger, who is also studying minors in Spanish and psychology. 

This summer, Folger will be interning at Ernst & Young in their Tysons, Virginia office. She will return to Weatherhead School in the fall to complete her final semester of the Master of Accountancy Integrated Program. 

Ruccolo is also studying a minor in banking and finance. This summer, Ruccolo will be interning at Deloitte in the firm's Chicago office prior to pursuing her master’s degree in accounting-valuation at Vanderbilt University. 

Zimmer is graduating this spring with a secondary bachelor’s degree in finance. After graduation she will return to Weatherhead School to complete her master of accountancy in the integrated program. 

“It was interesting talking to people in different stages of their career, from current freshmen to alumni near retirement,” Zimmer said about the banquet. “It was a really fun night to recognize and celebrate all the amazing people connected to Weatherhead!”


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