NYSSCPA Selects two Hilbert Students for Awards

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), Buffalo Chapter has selected Hilbert senior Jonathan Monheim as the Award of Honor recipient and junior Melody Cole as the John T. Kennedy Memorial Award winner.  The awards will be presented at the Annual Education Night Dinner of the NYSSCPA, Buffalo Chapter, this spring.

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Jonathan Monheim

Jonathan Monheim is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.   Monheim is the President of Phi Beta Lambda, the business and accounting club at Hilbert and has played NCAA Division III soccer for Hilbert. He was the recipient of the John T. Kennedy Memorial Award last year and is a member of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society. Monheim is also interning at The Bonadio Group in East Aurora and hopes to learn valuable information which will assist him in his career after school. After graduating in May of 2015, Jonathan plans to attend St. Bonaventure University for his MBA and sit for the CPA exam.

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Melody Cole

Melody Cole, an Eden New York native, is a junior at Hilbert College studying accounting.   In addition to succeeding academically, Cole is very involved on campus. She works as a student ambassador, orientation leader, and peer leader which help with the required freshman foundation course. She is also the treasurer of Enactus and a member of Phi Beta Lamba. Last year, Cole was ranked second in accounting principles from testing facilitated through Phi Beta Lamba. Outside of classes she works part time at a local dance supply store.

The NYSSCPA Award of Honor:  awarded to one graduating senior, in recognition of outstanding achievements in accounting studies. The award honors accounting students who meet all of the following requirements for eligibility:

  • The recipient must be a member of a class containing at least six students.
  • The recipient must have completed (by May 2014) the school’s registered accounting curriculum.
  • The recipient must have received the highest general averaged grade in all accounting courses.

The John T. Kennedy Memorial Award: awarded to one junior majoring in accounting and having the highest overall scholastic average.

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