We are excited to report that the 2016-17 academic year was nothing less than a success for the School of Accountancy and the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. As we recognize the 10-year naming anniversary of the Huntsman School this month, we reflect on the school’s great accomplishments and the national recognition we have received during this time.

  • The Public Accounting Report ranks us #3 in undergraduate schools and #8 in graduate schools with 17 or fewer faculty.
  • This year our students have accepted job offers from firms in San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, Houston, Dallas, and Salt Lake City.
  • For the second consecutive year and fourth overall, one of our IMA student chapter officers received the $5,000 Stuart Cameron & Margaret McLeod Memorial Scholarship, the top IMA scholarship. This year’s recipient is our chapter president, Jacob Smith.

We could not be where we are today without the generous financial support of our alumni and friends. You provide funding for important initiatives within the department, including most importantly, student scholarships. Scholarship funding affords students valuable time to focus on their studies, and to participate in extracurricular activities which, combined with success in the classroom, prepare students for a successful launch in the accounting industry. Braeden Loveless is one example of an incredible student whose scholarship afforded him the opportunity to excel in the classroom and to participate in a variety of activities, and as a result, he has accepted a position at Deloitte.

As many of you are aware, we are in the process of filling the Bonnie and James H. Quigley/Deloitte Foundation Professorship.  This professorship is an integral part of our developing national reputation.  We are on the cusp of another strategic hire that will require a second endowed professorship.  If you have it in your capacity, we ask that you consider helping us to establish another Endowed Professorship in Accountancy.  We are poised to make the next step in our upward trajectory and cannot do it without your support.

As the year comes to a close, I hope you will reflect upon the impact the School of Accountancy had on your life and consider making a generous gift in support of our students or toward the new professorship.

Thank you for your support, confidence, and generosity.

Kind Regards,

Larry WaltherLarry Walther
Senior Associate Dean,
Department Head, EY Professor

Chris SkousenChris Skousen
Associate Department Head,
Associate Professor

Our “All In” award recognizes those firms whose Aggie alumni all participate in our annual giving drive. Many firms now have our “All In” trophy on prominent display in their lobby or conference room! For more information about how your firm can earn the “All In” award, please contact Teri Rasmussen at 435-797-2330 or teri.rasmussen@usu.edu.

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Braeden Loveless

South Jordan, Utah
Master of Accounting
Class of 2018
Audit at Deloitte, Fall 2018

During my time in the Huntsman School, I have been fortunate to receive various scholarships for both my undergraduate and graduate programs. These scholarships have been funded by different donors and I am very grateful for their generosity and willingness to give back to the school and students. My scholarships have allowed me to focus on my education and challenge myself with a rigorous course schedule. I completed three undergraduate majors during my time because my scholarships permitted me to fill my semesters with the necessary classes as well as serve as a Beta Alpha Psi Officer and Quigley Ambassador.

As I look back on my experiences and how I have been able to benefit from the generous donations of alumni, I look forward to following their example and giving back as they have. My experience would have been vastly different if I had not received the support that I did. I hope to be able to provide that same opportunity to future students, so they can have an experience similar to mine.

Brandon Loveless
"Thank you for providing me the opportunity to become an Aggie and Dare Mighty Things!"

- Braden Loveless

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