Members of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) attended the 30th Annual Southwest Western Region Student Conference held Oct. 15-17. Forty six students and one faculty advisor traveled to The Westin Park Central in Dallas.Students had the opportunity to grow from professional development, networking, relationship building and career opportunities. Corporations such as KPMG Ltd, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Deloitte LLP, Ernst and Young LLP, Dell, ConocoPhillips, Koch Industries and Cargill, just to name a few were present at the conference.
There were many technical sessions that focused on the CPA Review, The Do’s and Dont’s of Business Etiquette, Student Leadership Development, Financial Literacy and many other topics that aimed to improve the students knowledge on diverse subject matters.
The highlight of the conference was the scholarship luncheon. Serving as the mistress of ceremonies was Grambling State University student, Clarita Monrose.
GSU students also had the opportunity to moderate several of the technical sessions during the conference.
Twenty five scholarship recipients were honored with Grambling capturing 14 of the awards. For the second consecutive year, the GSU chapter was awarded the Student Conference Attendance Award for having the most student participants.
Members of the Grambling chapter are proud of their accomplishments. Some members of the organization extended gratitude to the professionals from the National and Regional Chapter that provide the many opportunities.
The chapter would also like to extend gratitude to the Student Government Association for assistance with funding for transportation, Career Services and the GSU Barnes and Noble Bookstore.
The organization extended a special thanks also to the College of Business for their continued support and the advisors and student members of NABA.
Members are encouraged to participate in the many activities that are slated for the semester. Russi Antoine, the president can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.