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May 15, 2019

School of Accountancy Alumni Class Notes

School of Accountancy Alumni Class Notes
Ron Nebbia, ’85, accepted the Corporate Leadership Award on behalf of Lutz at the Nebraska College of Business 35th Annual Awards Luncheon on April 12.
Katie Byrd, ’13, promoted to audit manager at Lutz in Omaha, Nebraska. Also in 2018, she and her husband adopted a bernedoodle puppy named Schmidley.

James Crable, ’95, works at JCBN Capital Investment, an investment management company based in Houston. 

James M. Harrington, ’88, recently celebrated six years as chief financial officer for Subscription Ink Co. in Shawnee, Kansas. A CPA, he currently lives in Overland Park, Kansas.

Michael Heaton, ’82 and ’84, works as director of budgets and financial services at the University of Kansas Office of Research. He lives in Lenexa, Kansas.

Seth Jensen, ’95, chief financial officer of Slim Chickens, named Arkansas Business Journal's 2018 Small/Medium Private Company CFO of the Year. He received the award during November in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Sonja Kapoun-Roof, ’94, opened the paint and sip studio Pinot’s Palette La Vista in 2017 in La Vista, Nebraska. She enjoys hosting friends and family groups and team building and holiday parties for businesses. She lives in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Lianna Kathol, ’08 and ’10, audit senior manager at KPMG in Lincoln, Nebraska, and her husband expect to add a baby to their family in May. 

Nathan Kovar, ’17, attained his CPA license in Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis.

Karin Lyle, ’96, works as accounting manager at Hudl in Lincoln.

Megan Miller, ’17, works as a staff accountant for a tech company in the San Francisco Bay Area. She lives in San Jose, California.

Ronald Nebbia,’85, consulting shareholder at Lutz in Omaha, accepted the Corporate Leadership Award on behalf of Lutz at the Nebraska College of Business 35th Annual Awards Luncheon on April 12.

Dennis Patten, Ph.D. ’87, named a Distinguished Professor by the Office of the Provost at Illinois State University on February 21. Patten teaches undergraduate and graduate accounting courses and holds the Illinois State University College of Business Hobart and Marian Gardner Hinderliter Endowed Professorship.

Rachel (Manning) Powell, ’10 and 12, of Omaha, started as assistant director of Internal Audit and Advisory Services for the University of Nebraska in July 2017.

Ella Prussa,’18, works as tax staff in the energy industry for Plante Moran (formerly EKS&H) in Denver. She passed three CPA exams so far and recently got engaged.

Ryan Riley, ’11, became owner of Piezano’s restaurant in Lincoln, in May 2017.

Thomas Schultes,’96 and ’97, worked in public accounting for four years and in private accounting for five years before entering the seminary. Ordained as a Catholic priest in 2012, Schultes wrote his Master of Arts in Theology paper, “With Less Priests To Count – Should The Priests Be The Ones Doing The (Ac)counting?” He lives in Lawrence, Nebraska.

Rosena Startzman, ’15 and ’17, works for BKD in Lincoln. She plans to transfer within the company to Houston, starting June 1.

Dr. H. Nicholas Windeshausen, ’54, ’55 and Ph.D. ’62, originally from Osmond, Nebraska, was featured in the Sacramento State College of Business Administration publication Business Futures in fall 2018. He retired from the school in California in 1992 after 30 years on the faculty. Over the years, he received multiple honors for his achievements (including named Admiral of the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska in 1986) and his commitment to both Sacramento State and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business. In 2016, the Nebraska Alumni Association presented Windeshausen with the Alumni Achievement Award.

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