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The UACPA Recognizes Utah's Outstanding Accounting Students

Monday, April 27, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Spencer
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SALT LAKE CITY, April 22, 2015 -- The Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants (UACPA) is recognizing eight outstanding accounting students throughout Utah. The non-profit, professional organization serves as a resource for continuing education, networking, advocacy, technical support and employment opportunities for its 4,100 members. 

Each year, the UACPA honors a fifth year accounting student from Utah’s universities for their accomplishments in the field of accounting. To be considered for this award, candidates must excel in extracurricular and professional activities, experience, professional image, perceived commitment and dedication and have a high Grade Point Average (GPA). Candidates must also be student affiliate members of the UACPA who are eligible to sit for the CPA exam. Students are nominated by their professors.

 “The students receiving these awards are well-rounded individuals who will hit the road running as they commence their post university careers,” says UACPA CEO, Susan Speirs, CPA. “The award recipients have taken the opportunity to organize service and academic projects from start to finish and have been able to experience real life scenarios as they’ve strategized to optimize time and monetary constraints that our business world experiences every day.”

The recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Student Awards

  • Mykola Suvorov, Weber State University
  • Wendy Coplen, Utah Valley University
  • Bryan Cameron, Southern Utah University
  • Kaylee Kirkland, Dixie State University
  • Jeffrey Williams, Brigham Young University
  • Devan Carter, Westminster College
  • Jacob Fryer, Utah State University
  • Steven Sellers, University of Utah

The list of previous winners of the Outstanding Student Award can be found here.


About the UACPA

Founded in 1920, the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants is a non-profit professional organization for CPAs in Utah. With 4,100 members, the UACPA serves as a resource for training, professional networking, professional advocacy and remains a leader in educating the public on financial issues. The UACPA is located at 1240 E. 2100 South, #500, Salt Lake City, UT 84106. For more information call 801.466.8022 or visit


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