MSACCY Student Earns $10K Scholarship for Academic and Leadership Excellence

Published on June 27, 2017

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Recognizes Chris Gervasio

Bauer College student Chris Gervasio has earned a $10,000 scholarship from the nation’s leading accounting oversight board.

A student from the C. T. Bauer College of Business was recognized as one of the country’s top future accounting professionals by the nation’s leading accounting oversight board.

MSACCY student Chris Gervasio (BBA ’17) will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for upcoming academic year.

Established by the U.S. Congress in 2002, the PCAOB recognizes future accounting professionals through its scholarships, selecting students who demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing as well as high ethical standards.

Each year, the PCAOB selects accredited U.S. colleges and universities to nominate one student from each institution. Gervasio, who earned a BBA from Bauer College in May and will begin the MSACCY program this fall, was nominated by the college’s Department of Accountancy & Taxation for his academic accomplishments and involvement on campus throughout his undergraduate career.

As an undergraduate student, Gervasio was actively engaged, serving as a Bauer Honors mentor, Beta Alpha Psi officer, accounting tutor and Bauer senator for the Student Government Association. He was also a three-time winner of the department’s Student Leadership Award.

“I have worked hard to stand out among my peers and am grateful for the opportunity to further my education,” Gervasio said. “The scholarship will help alleviate my financial burden immensely.”

In addition to pursuing his CPA certification, Gervasio plans to stay involved with the college through positions in various alumni organizations after graduation.

“It is truly an honor to represent the university with this award,” he added.

By Priscilla Aceves