Coastline accounting student wins scholarship from CalCPA
Coastline Community College student, Leonora Williams, has been named the winner of the coveted Outstanding Future CPA Award from the OC/Long Beach Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
The $1,500 award is granted annually to a community college accounting student who plans to transfer to a four-year university, has excellent communication skills and leadership abilities, possesses a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and is interested in pursuing a career in accounting in the local region.
“Leonora is one of the most outstanding citizens we have had the pleasure to welcome as a student member,” wrote CalCPA representative Cheryl Collins in a congratulatory e-mail. “Those of us on the CalCPA scholarship committee believe that Leonora will be successful in reaching her CPA goals because she has exhibited the drive and determination to make her dreams come true while also helping others find their way to a better life,” she stated.
Leonora Williams—a native of Santiago, Chile—formerly served in the California National Guard and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. Upon her return, she decided to pursue her education in Business Administration and enrolled at Coastline in spring 2012. Last fall, she became Coastline’s first Accounting-subject tutor and recently served the college and community as the assistant site coordinator for the IRS VITA program held at Coastline during the tax season. Now a resident of Newport Beach, Leonora plans on completing her degree from Coastline and transferring to a CSU.
The award will be officially presented to Leonora Williams at the upcoming CalCPA Scholarship Ceremony scheduled for July 23 at The Center Club in Costa Mesa. For more information on scholarships from the Orange County/Long Beach Chapter of CalCPA, visit: http://blogs.calcpa.org/oclb. For information on the Accounting program at Coastline Community College, go to www.coastline.edu/academics/accounting/.