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    Accounting Student Selected for Elite Program

    University of Scranton accounting student Emma Boyle was among just five students in the world selected for the Institute of Management Accountants’ (IMA) 2021-2022 “Jimmie Smith” Student Leadership Experience. She is the third Scranton student to participate in this highly-selective program.
    January 20, 2022

    For the third time, a University of Scranton accounting student was selected for the Institute of Management Accountants’ (IMA) “Jimmie Smith” Student Leadership Experience. This highly-selective program includes only five students from the around the world.

    Emma Boyle of Peckville, will participate in a series of virtual meetings from January to May, 2022, focused on governance and volunteerism. The program will conclude in June with her attending the IMA’s Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Throughout the program, Boyle will be assigned a IMA’s Global Board of Director mentor to learn more about the IMA’s Global Board and explore future IMA volunteer leadership opportunities.

    The other four students selected to participate are from Christ University in India, American University of Beirut in Lebanon, and Dixie State University in Nevada.

    The IMA Selection Committee only chooses students from IMA Higher Education Endorsement Program member schools to attend this experience. The University of Scranton received its endorsement in November 2017. Just 62 colleges in the U.S. are currently endorsed by the IMA, and 40 colleges are endorsed internationally.

    This is not the first year a University of Scranton student has attended the IMA Student Leadership Experience. Nicholas Varriano ’17, ‘G18, attended in 2018, and Nhu Nguyen ’19, attended in 2019. 

    Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 140,000 members in 140 countries and over 300 professional and student chapters.

    At Scranton Boyle is pursuing a major in accounting with a triple-minor in business analytics, business leadership and forensic accounting. On campus, she is a tour guide and Royal Ambassador. She currently serves as president for the University’s IMA Student Chapter, Beta Alpha Psi honor society, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Student Chapter.

    Boyle previously interned with Neumentum, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and the University’s Career Development Office. She is currently completing an audit internship with Deloitte in the Philadelphia office. Upon graduation, Boyle plans to complete her Master of Accountancy at The University of Scranton with a concentration in accounting analytics.

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