Accounting student earns Joseph F. Ryan Scholarship from IMA

Jesse Mazza, a master of accounting student in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business, has earned the Joseph F. Ryan Student Scholarship, presented by the Catawba Valley chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

Mazza recently attended a scholarship presentation to accept the award from chapter representatives.

Also in attendance was Appalachian accounting professor Kim Zahller and two additional scholarship recipients, Appalachian staff member Vivian Meadows, who earned the second place scholarship for her studies at the Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, and Sierra Abee, who earned the third scholarship for her studies at Catawba Valley Community College.

Pictured, from left, are Vivian Meadows, Kim Zahller, Jesse Mazza, Sierra Abee and Chelsea Ledford.

The scholarships are awarded annually to full-time students who have completed their freshman year and are rising sophomores or above, seeking a degree in accounting, finance or business.

Related: Accounting students earn CMA scholarships from Institute of Management Accountants

IMA is committed to supporting the education of future accounting and finance professionals working in business.

The Appalachian accounting degree

Every spring semester, the majority of Appalachian accounting students receive academic credit for their participation in full-time, off-campus internships in accounting firms and industry. The majority of these students receive full-time permanent job offers as a result of their internship. The Department of Accounting has built a strong reputation for excellence in accounting education, and is highly regarded by accounting employers in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast. Accounting graduates are recruited by the largest international, national, and regional accounting firms as well as local accounting firms, industry and government agencies. The Department of Accounting offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Accounting. Learn more at Appalachian at

Pictured, from left, are Vivian Meadows, Kim Zahller, Jesse Mazza, Sierra Abee and Chelsea Ledford.
Published: Jan 25, 2019 11:17am