A man holding an award and shaking a woman's hand.

Fisher honors outstanding students at annual award banquet

Hallie Neal holds an award. Hallie Neal (MAcc ’24) was named the Chrislynn Freed Master of Accounting Outstanding Student of the Year at the Fisher School of Accounting Spring Awards Banquet on April 16 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. The award is selected by the faculty and is the highest honor awarded to a Fisher student.

“I am so honored and humbled that I was chosen for the Chrislynn Freed Master of Accounting Outstanding Student of the Year award,” she exclaimed. “For the past five years, I have been surrounded by so many excellent students at UF. Being part of this class has pushed me to grow academically, professionally and [personally].

“I feel especially grateful to Chrislynn Freed after speaking with her at the awards ceremony for the impact she has had on so many accounting students and for her heart behind the award.”

Following graduation this spring, Neal will begin her career as a tax accountant at James Moore & Co. in Tallahassee, Florida. After interning at James Moore in Gainesville, she looks forward to continuing with the company in her hometown.

“I am so thankful to all my professors and classmates in the Master of Accounting program who have made my UF experience memorable,” she said. “I not only learned plenty of technical accounting knowledge, but I also learned how to research, network and work on a team. I know I am well-prepared for life after college because of the rigor of the coursework and the practical application that professors worked into our classes.”

The Fisher School also recognizes a number of other students for their accomplishments. The complete list of winners is below.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Fisher MACC Fellowship

Savannah Wolgast

William E. Crown, Jr. Fellowship

Reagan Hanawalt

Allison Hinaman

Joseph F. and Theresa A. Cannella Family Master’s in Accounting Scholarship

Morghan Copeland

Glenn Freed Master of Accounting Fellowship

Zachary Bull

Sharon and David Apseloff Accounting Scholarship

Brigitt Palomino

Kevin Michael and Sandra Mann Davis Family Scholarship

Perrin Smith

Ralph W. Miller Scholarship

Maximilian Beyers

Jim and Sandy Wadsworth Scholarship

Heinz Luedeking

Grace Maddron

Gerson, Preston and Company, CPA Fellowship

Ramon de Legorburu

Suhaib Hamadeh

Thomas Johnston

Leland M. Reiner Memorial Scholarship

Morgan Bruman

Don Miller Fifth Year Accounting Scholarship

Morgan Burke

Jerome Schine Accounting Scholarship

Cecilia Lopez

Joseph Lumia Memorial Fellowship

Damian Carames

Price Maxwell Cleveland Graduate Student Fellowship

Jessica Wainland

Aaron and Carly Topol Scholarship

Victoria Wendell

Richard E. Darby Accounting Scholarship

Chiara Kusmierek

Kaitlyn McDaniel

Theodore F. Chive Scholarship

Juan Acosta

Beth Justice Kendrick Memorial Scholarship

Sophia Michalowski

Robert N. Lowe, Jr. Family Accounting Scholarship

Samira Gage

Alexis Mobilia

The Barbara Jean Raskin Award for the Advancement of Women in the Accounting Profession

Brianna Alvarez


J. Michael Cook Student Leadership Award

Beta Alpha Psi President

Jordan Bouchner

Ed Triplett Student Leadership Award

National Association of Black Accountants President

Jasmine Crockett

Florida Students of Accounting Council President

Melody Wang

Chrislynn Freed Master of Accounting Outstanding Student of the Year

Hallie Neal

J. Michael Cook Excellence in Teaching Award

Cindy Dosch