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Austin TXCPA Scholarship

January 2020

two accounting students, blake and liesel in front of the Texas CPA Banner
Blake Centers, BBA '20 and Liesel Bass, BBA '20

At the annual meeting of the Austin chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs, scholarships were awarded to Liesel Bass (BBA, accounting, 2020) and Blake Centers (BBA, accounting & finance, 2020).  Eligibility was based on GPA, a one-page description of why they wanted to become CPAs, and the recommendation of a faculty member.  Liesel serves as president of the Accounting Club and is the Instructional Support Leader for the Accounting Department.  Blake is active in the Accounting Club and has experience as a Financial Management Technician for the U.S. Army.  Both Liesel and Blake will be pursuing their MAcy degrees at Texas State.  In addition to receiving scholarships, the students were impressed with guest speaker, Bill Reeb who is the Chair of the American Institute of CPAs.  Mr. Reeb is the founder of the Succession Institute, is a prolific author, and has been recognized nationally as one of the top 10 most recommended CPA firm consultants, and top 100 Most Influential CPAs.  He is an alumnus of Texas State and a CPA.