2021

October

Alumna Cosper Speaks to Student Accounting Association

On October 14, 2021, the Student Accounting Association held its third meeting of the fall semester with guest speaker Susan Cosper ’92 (BS, accounting).

Alumni Brand and Swauger Speak at Student Accounting Association Meeting

The Student Accounting Association held its first in-person meeting since March 2020. Over 60 accounting students attended.

September

Alumni Bedont, DeCesare, and Hollander, from PNC, Speak to Student Accounting Association

On September 9, 2021, the Student Accounting Association held its first meeting of the fall semester with guest speakers from PNC in Pittsburgh, including alumni Kate Bedont ’18, Matthew DeCesare ’20, and Luke Hollander ’20.

Student Accounting Association Makes $500 Donation to Four Footed Friends Animal Shelter

On September 10, 2021, the IUP Student Accounting Association (SAA) made a $500 donation of pet food, cat litter, cleaning products, and office supplies to Four Footed Friends (FFF), a non-profit animal shelter in Indiana, PA. FFF houses stray cats and dogs from the surrounding communities and provides veterinary care, rehabilitation services, and training to the animals.

April

Alumni Gamler ’03 and Bruckner ’06 Speak to SAA

On April 12, 2021, the Student Accounting Association held its final virtual Zoom meeting of the spring semester with guest speakers and CPAs Tia Gamler ’03, vice president of finance at Rotating Machinery Services, Inc. and Steve Bruckner ’06, vice president of finance at CD Industrial, LLC.

Alumna Gandolfi Speaks to Student Accounting Association

On March 31, 2021, the Student Accounting Association held its fifth meeting of the spring semester with guest speaker Elle Gandolfi ’17 (also a 2020 graduate of Duquesne University School of Law), an associate attorney at a local law firm.

March

Alumnus Bluemling Speaks to Student Accounting Association

On March 18, 2021, the Student Accounting Association held its fourth meeting of the Spring semester with guest speaker Brittany Jellison, a campus recruiter, and IUP alumnus Dave Bluemling, a tax partner for BKD CPAs and Advisors, Pittsburgh office.

Guest Speaker Maloney Speaks to Student Accounting Association

On March 3, 2021, the Student Accounting Association held its third meeting of the spring semester with guest speaker Susan Maloney, the firm director of the national public accounting firm Baker Tilly, Pittsburgh office. Accompanying her was Lauren Cattell, who is an assurance associate.

February

SAA Hosts Alumni Speaker Lucas and Others

On February 17, 2021, the Student Accounting Association held its second meeting of the spring semester with guest speaker Todd Lucas ’02 (accounting), a senior audit manager at Schneider Downs’ Pittsburgh office.  Accompanying him were IUP alumni Ed Friel ’88 (shareholder), Jim Yard ’93 (shareholder), Laria Moore ’19 (staff II member), and Ed Kremmel ’16 (senior auditor).

Student Accounting Association Makes Third Donation to IUP Food Pantry and Help Center

On February 1, 2021, the IUP Student Accounting Association made its third nonperishable food and toiletries donation to the IUP Food Pantry and Help Center, located in room G-12 at the Suites on Pratt. The donation was carried out by SAA Community Service Chair Logan Stear and Vice President of Finance Brandon Boyer. The Food Pantry provides free food and toiletries to IUP students in need.