Fisher School banquet honors standout students

Catherine Weng was named the Chrislynn Freed Master of Accounting Outstanding Student of the Year at the Fisher School of Accounting Spring Awards Banquet on April 19 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 was so surprised to receive the award,” Weng said. “Being named the Chrislynn Freed Outstanding Master of Accounting Student of the Year was so wonderful because of the amazing woman the award is named for and all the recipients who came before me, including my older sister. I am so honored to be following in these people’s footsteps. The award made me reflect even more on the professors, the TAs, my family, and everyone else who supported me these past four years.”

This fall, Weng will continue her education by pursuing her PhD in accounting at Emory University.

“Many of my professors during the Masters of Accounting inspired me to take this route, as they shared their own interests and passion for research and teaching,” she said. “I believe the challenging coursework and support during program will form a strong foundation for my step!”

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

Scholarships and Fellowships

Fisher MACC Fellowship

Alexia Byrd

FSOA Commemorative Gallery Fund Fellowship

Sarah Falkin

Andrew Schreiber

Gerson, Preston and Company, CPA Fellowship

Andrew Leonard

Karen McGee

William E. Crown, Jr. Fellowship

Gianna Hoch

David Turino

Batson-Siegel Accounting Scholarship

Andrew Diers

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

Madison Forbis

Kevin Michael and Sandra Mann Davis Family Scholarship

Eric Eckhart

Sharon and David Apseloff Accounting Scholarship

Teresa Xiao-Lin

Robert N. Lowe, Jr. Family Accounting Scholarship

Mia Steller

Sydney White

Ralph W. Miller Scholarship

Hannah Cohen

Leland M. Reiner Memorial Scholarship

Harrison Stoker

Richard E. Darby Accounting Scholarship

Lauren Dalrymple

Kaitlyn Parent

Jim and Sandy Wadsworth Scholarship

Homar Maria Ali

Joseph Lumia Memorial Fellowship

Jorge Leonard

Price Maxwell Cleveland Graduate Student Fellowship

Madeline Parry

Don Miller 5th Year Accounting Scholarship

Micah Martin

Gina Babicz Memorial Fellowship

Sherry Zhang

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

Bingying Dong


Michael Cook Student Leadership Award

Beta Alpha Psi, President

Charles Michael Turner

Ed Triplett Student Leadership Award

FSOA Council, President

David Turino

Chrislynn Freed Master of Accounting  Outstanding Student of the Year

Catherine Weng

Michael Cook Excellence in Teaching Award

Michael Ricci