Student Group Wins Second National Award

    The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) named The University of Scranton’s student chapter as one of just five Outstanding Student Chapters in the nation for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is the second consecutive year the University’s student chapter received this honor. At IMA’s 2019 student leadership conference accepting the award for 2018-2019 are, from left: Paul Juras, Ph.D., chair of IMA Global Board of Directors; 2019-2020 officers of the University’s IMA student chapter: Rosemary Wolf, vice president; Grace Gallagher, secretary; Sarin Baldante, treasurer; and Ngoc Nguyen, president.
    August 18, 2020

    For the second year in a row, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) recognized the University of Scranton’s student chapter as one of just five Outstanding Student Chapters in the nation for the 2019-2020 academic year. The IMA’s Award of Excellence is presented to the top student chapters that qualified for Gold Status. Officers of the University’s IMA student chapter for 2019-2020 were: Ngoc Nguyen of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, president; Rosemary Wolf of Little Neck, New York, vice president; Grace Gallagher of Dalton, secretary; and Sarin Baldante of Sayville, New York, treasurer.

    In order to qualify for this achievement, the student chapter had to facilitate/sponsor numerous student events and meetings including a new member orientation, a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam information session, an ethics-based meeting and other educational opportunities in addition to participating in the IMA’s national student case competition, its national student manuscript competition, and the Student Leadership Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    The 2019 Student Leadership Conference was the highlight of the student officers’ year as they were able to accept the Award of Excellence from the 2018-2019 academic year and they were able to connect with fellow students from around the world.

    “Being an officer in the IMA Student Chapter has provided me many opportunities to learn more about leadership through connecting with other IMA officers worldwide. From that, I can share my leadership experience and promote the importance of the CMA certification with our IMA members” said Nguyen.   

    The University’s IMA student chapter formed in 2017 and grown to over 35 active members over the past three years.

    The IMA’s Endorsement of Higher Education initiative recognizes programs that meet rigorous educational standards, enabling students to pursue and earn the CMA credential. The University’s undergraduate accounting program was endorsed by the IMA in 2017.

    Ashley Stampone, faculty specialist in the Accounting Department, serves as the faculty advisor for the University’s student chapter.

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