Isaiah McCoy Receives Turken Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
Barrett Honors student, Isaiah McCoy, will receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy with a minor in Economics and a Certificate in International Business from the W. P. Carey School of Business. Isaiah, a W. P. Carey Academy student and an Accounting Scholar, was also recently nominated and selected to receive the 2011 Turken Family Outstanding Graduating Senior Award.
In 2000, the Sam and Ida Turken Charitable Foundation established an endowment for this award in order to honor graduating seniors, like Isaiah, who display strong academic achievement and exemplary qualities of leadership and service.
Isaiah’s involvement and service extend beyond the classroom, not only to the W. P. Carey community but to the surrounding community as well. In his four years at ASU, Isaiah held leadership positions within student organizations, and took an active role in planning community service activities. A McCord Scholar and a featured speaker at the W. P. Carey Hall of Fame Student Showcase in October 2010, Isaiah has served as President of Beta Alpha Psi and Executive Vice President and Vice President of Communication of the Business Mentoring Network. Isaiah was also recognized as the Intern of the Year through Inroads.
In addition to his W. P. Carey and community service activities, Isaiah interned at Deloitte Tax LP and Mesa Air Group. He also wrote as an opinion columnist for ASU Student Media. Isaiah plans to continue his education at W.P. Carey and will pursue a Master of Taxation degree in the fall. Upon completion of his master’s degree, Isaiah will begin working at Deloitte Tax LP in Phoenix.
The W. P. Carey School of Business and The School of Accountancy wish to congratulate Isaiah McCoy for his accomplishments, and are honored to recognize him as the 2011 Turken Family Outstanding Graduating Senior.
Accounting Scholar Wins PwC’s Elevator Pitch Contest
One of the School of Accountancy’s newest Accounting Scholars, Susie Eckman, is the recipient of a $5,000 award given by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). PwC, one of the Big Four accounting firms, hosted the “Elevator Pitch Contest,” in which contestants were required to make a 30-second video that would grab the attention of employers.
The contest ran from February 11th through March 25th and for a six week period, required friends, family and supporters to vote in favor of their favorite video. Out of nearly 200 entries, this process narrowed the pool to 10. These top videos were evaluated by a committee made of PwC recruiters and a Generation Y workplace expert judge. Videos were judged on body language, professional appearance, ability to articulate, unique skills, future goals and a strong ending.
Eckman got a late start and did not begin filming until March 22nd, but believed that nothing is unachievable. She was right and on April 13th, was announced as the contest winner. Eckman, who has an internship with PwC’s asset management group in New York City over the summer, plans to use her PwC winnings as rent money. She will then save money from her internship to put towards future projects and educational plans.