June 13, 2013
Accounting Club Bridges Classroom/Business Environment GapThe Lake Erie College Accounting Club stays very active throughout the academic year. In April 2013, the club traveled to Progressive Field to meet with the accounting/business professionals of the Cleveland Indians. They then stayed for the game against the Chicago White Sox.
During the academic year, the accounting club brings in several guest speakers. In 2012, the following speakers included alumni Jennifer Gomes (Class of 1977), Autumn Harvey (Class of 2012) and David Krzys (Class of 2012) who all have full-time accounting positions. In 2013, Angie Ferenchak, recruiter from Robert Half, Frank Suponcic, CPA and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) with Skoda Minotti and Terri Miller, EA (Enrolled Agent) with Miller & Associates, all spoke on campus. Once a year, the club also visits Leroy Elementary School to teach the fifth grade class about financial literacy - service component.
The accounting club at Lake Erie College was organized and adopted as formal student organization during October 2010. Faculty advise the organization in which membership is open to all students enrolled at the College. The purpose of this organization is to bridge classroom experiences with the business environment. This includes providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.