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Accounting Student Receives Top Honors

Accounting Student Receives Top Honors

Alyssa Quinlan, a student in the Master of Accounting program at the Chambers College, was recently named West Virginia’s top accounting student by a state professional society.

A native of St. Albans, WV, Quinlan graduated Summa Cum Lauda from WVU in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Following her graduation, she returned to the Chambers College to pursue a Master of Accounting degree with a focus on Business Data Analytics and Assurance as well as Forensic and Fraud Examination. She intends to earn certifications as both a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner).

Earlier this spring, Quinlan applied for the Outstanding Student Award from the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, which “recognizes students majoring in accounting from colleges and universities all across the state of West Virginia.” Shortly thereafter, she received first place, and was honored at the WVSCPA’s Committee Day in Charleston, WV with a cash prize and certificate of recognition.

This is far from Quinlan’s first accolade. In her time at WVU, she has gained membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society and the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society. In the fall, she will start her professional career as a healthcare assurance associate at Baker Tilly in Charleston.

“As Chambers College grew and expanded into Reynolds Hall, I also grew as a student and leader,” said Quinlan. “The Chambers College’s educational resources and faculty support have prepared me to be successful in my career as an accountant.”

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AM 05/15/23

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John Chambers College of Business and Economics

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