Congratulations to the 2018 NJCPA Scholarship Recipients

 – April 24, 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 NJCPA Scholarship Recipients

The NJCPA has awarded $375,000 in scholarships to 70 students in New Jersey. The NJCPA Scholarship Fund, among the largest professional scholarship programs in the state, recognizes students with a major or concentration in accounting. The awards are granted to high school seniors set to enroll in such a program in the upcoming semester, New Jersey college juniors majoring in accounting who are entering their senior year and seniors who are entering an accounting-related graduate program. 

Congratulations to these scholarship recipients:

College Awards ($6,000)

  • Kemal Abayhan, Rutgers University
  • Samantha Bolka, The College of New Jersey
  • Joseph Breen, Monmouth University
  • Courtney Easterday, New Jersey City University
  • Alexis Emery, Rowan University
  • Juan Garcia, Stockton University
  • Brianna Jacobs, Rowan University
  • Stacey Norman, Montclair State University
  • Cesar Ordonez, Rutgers University
  • Rohit Purma, Rutgers University
  • Alerie Sebastian, The College of New Jersey
  • Kylie Turner, The College of New Jersey
  • Brittany Weisbrod, Monmouth University
  • Aubrey Wolfrum, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison

High School Senior Awards ($7,000)

  • Katie Becker, Montville Township High School
  • Patrick Gilmore, Wayne Hills High School
  • Benjamin Gross, Montville Township High School
  • Graycen Howard, Montville Township High School
  • Dean Hulbert, Wayne Hills High School
  • Evan Katz, West Essex Senior High School
  • Isabella Lam, South Brunswick High School
  • Olivia LiPuma, Wayne Hills High School
  • Rachel Mandel, Morris Knolls High School
  • Geoffrey Michitsch, Northern Valley Region-Old Tappan High School
  • Shivani Patel, Parsippany Hills High School
  • Phoebe Schmid, Northern Highland Regional High School
  • Tara Staines, Pinelands Regional High School
  • Lauren Utke, Cherokee High School
  • Samantha Zhong, Whippany Park High School

Minority Scholarships

NJCPA/AICPA ($5,500)

  • Rahquan King-Stubbs, Rider University
  • Cesar Ordonez, Rutgers University


  • Barbara Delbrune, Rutgers University
  • Sherida Hinckson,The College of New Jersey

NABA Eastern Regional Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Stephfel Love, Rutgers University

“In Name Of” Awards

Bowman & Company LLP, In Memory of Lisa A. Donahue

  • Kalee Emery, Rowan University  ($6,000)


  • Kelvin Soadwa, Rutgers University-Newark  ($6,000)

EisnerAmper LLP

  • Rebecca Colucci, Monmouth University  ($6,000)

Frazer, Evangelista & Co. LLC

  • Nichole Lala, Seton Hall University ($6,000)

In Honor of John F. Dailey Jr., CPA

  • Michael Kommer, Ramapo College of New Jersey ($6,000)

In Honor of John S. Lee, CPA

  • Kim Gordon, Rider University ($6,000)

In Honor of Michael A. Polito, CPA

  • Dana Sollecito, New Jersey City University ($6,000)

In Memory of Frederick & Lenore Horn

  • Brianna Leuzzi, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison ($6,000)
  • Nia Parris, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison ($6,000)

In Memory of Z. Thaddeus Zawacki, CPA

  • William Hemmer, Seton Hall University ($6,000)

Mazars USA LLP

  • Kristan Hanlon, New Jersey City University ($6,000)

Mercer Chapter, In Memory of Amy Lowenstein, CPA

  • Angela Cotugno, Rider University ($3,000)

Monmouth/Ocean Chapter, In Memory of Joseph DeLeone Jr., CPA

  • Pooja Shah, Monmouth University ($6,000)

NJCPA Council of Past Presidents

  • Alisha Daley, Rutgers Business School ($6,000)

PKF O'Connor Davies LLP, In Memory of Stephen F. Mannuzza, CPA

  • Melissa Sheehan, Caldwell University ($6,000)

Smolin, Lupin & Co. PA

  • Schoenstani Gil, William Paterson University of New Jersey ($6,000)

Untracht Early

  • Ryan Scharfenberg, Ramapo College of New Jersey  ($6,000)

Wilkin Guttenplan, In Memory of Jules C. Frankel, CPA

  • Shivani Shah, Rowan University ($6,000)


  • Kate MacMillan, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison ($6,000)
  • Mark Dalessio, Rutgers Business School ($6,000)

Chapter College Awards

Atlantic/Cape May Chapter

  • Pui Chan, Stockton University ($4,000) 
  • Kristen Hook, Stockton University ($2,000)
  • Dylan Magee, Stockton University ($2,000)
  • Matthew Mojica, Stockton University ($4,000)
  • Charlene Salva, Stockton University ($2,000)

Bergen Chapter

  • Adam Reisfield, University of Maryland: College Park
  • Angelica Leventhal, Fairfield University 
  • Brian Nolan, Bergen Community College
  • Courtney Zozulia, University of Delaware
  • Eric Stapleton, Ramapo College of New Jersey 
  • Jeffrey Colucci, University of Scranton 
  • Joanne Arvanitakis, Felician University 
  • Kayla Macaalay, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison
  • Rosa Cirne, Bergen Community College 
  • Sungwoo Park, Bergen Community College
  • Thomas Bufis, Seton Hall University 
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