Growing up, one of the values instilled in me was generosity – giving in whatever way you could, whether that be time, expertise or resources. This always stuck with me and today my husband and I work to raise our family with this same appreciation for generosity.
I give back because I am thankful for the great start I received at Nebraska. The School of Accountancy provided me with a solid foundation intellectually and cultivated the desire to serve in industry and in the community. Earning my accounting degree from Nebraska gave me a well-rounded base of accounting, business and leadership skills. This allowed me success in my role in public accounting and also prepared me for my other subsequent roles in private industry. Working at amazing companies throughout my career, each place provided additional opportunities for me to learn new skills and expand my knowledge and leadership.
I give back in order to enable the School of Accountancy to continue offering its excellent programs. As I have watched the evolution of the School of Accountancy these last few years, it is exciting to see the programs continue to change to meet the evolving needs of employers, students and the business world.
I also give back with my time in training and mentoring current students to hopefully instill in them confidence for a bright and exciting future. As I have interacted with students through practice interviews, internships and as a guest speaker in classes, I am amazed at the drive and desire of these students to maximize their learning to enable them to have a great start right out of school.
These transformational experiences inspire me to keep giving each year as I am energized by the future talent coming through the School of Accountancy and excited about what they can teach me once they enter the workforce.
The School of Accountancy provided me with so much. Giving back is a great pleasure.