MBA student earns prestigious AICPA Scholarship

Colorado State University - Pueblo MBA student earns prestigious AICPA Scholarship

PUEBLO –  A graduate student from the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo earned one of five prestigious scholarships offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Laurie CorradinoLaurie Corradino, a graduate student in the Master in Business Administration program, is one of five 2009-2010 AICPA /Accountemps Student Scholarship award winners. The scholarships are  awarded to accounting, finance or information systems majors with a minimum 3.0 grade point average who demonstrate leadership, academic excellence and future career interests in accounting and business. The AICPA administers the program and Accountemps funds the $2,500 individual scholarships. 

A native of Trinidad, Corradino graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting from CSU-Pueblo in 2009. She was a tutor for accounting students, co-authored an accounting case study with one of her professors, and helped a local non-profit with its financial records. As a senior, Laurie received the faculty award for overall outstanding business student and was selected by the school to serve as a student marshal leading the business undergraduates into the graduation.  In addition, as the school’s top accounting student/graduate, she received the Gold Key Award from the Colorado Society of CPAs.  Laurie was also named a 2009 Threlkeld Prize for Excellence Finalist, placing her among the top six graduates from the university in regard to excellence in academic, co-curricular activities, and service to the university and community.  She is pursuing a Master in Business Administration degree from CSU-Pueblo and is a graduate assistant to an accounting professor. She is president of the Hasan School of Business Accounting Club and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Theta Kappa honor societies. She has completed two of the four sections of the CPA Exam, which she hopes to complete in 2010. She intends to gain experience in the profession or continue her education in hopes of teaching accounting at the University levels.

As a scholarship winner, Laurie and her accomplishments are featured on the AICPA’s website and in various other AICPA publications. The other 2009-2010 AICPA recipients were: Trever Campbell, University of Oregon; Timothy Hammond,  Le Moyne College (NY); Adam Keene –University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jessica Nigl, University of Iowa
The application deadline for the 2010-2011 AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship program is April 1, 2010. For more information, about this and other scholarship programs administered by the AICPA, visit 

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