Accounting Majors Earn Organization’s Top Student Awards

Release Date:
May 12, 2011
Matt Heidt,

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Two Hilbert College accounting majors received two of the top student awards presented at the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Buffalo Chapter’s education night dinner held in April.

Alain Levesque of South Buffalo, a Class of 2011 graduate who received his bachelor’s degree on May 7 at Hilbert’s 50th annual commencement, received the New York State Society Award. The honor is presented to the graduating senior with the highest scholastic average in accounting and considered a desirable candidate for admission to the profession of public accounting.
Springville resident Ashley Beeman received the John T. Kennedy Memorial Award, which is presented to a junior majoring in accounting who has the highest overall scholastic average.
Pictured at the NYSSCPA Buffalo Chapter education night event are: (front row) Sandra Augustine, Hilbert professor of accounting, and Ashley Beeman; (back row) E. Peter Forrestel II, president of the Bank of Akron, Alain Levesque, and Mark Thrasher, Hilbert assistant professor of accounting.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.