June 1, 2015

Ochsner Receives Federation of Schools of Accountancy Award

Christine Ochsner, a May 2015 master of professional accountancy graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, received the 2015 Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA) Student Award at the Beta Alpha Psi Spring Banquet this spring. The FSA Student Award Program annually recognizes an outstanding student who is enrolled in the fifth year program leading to a master’s degree in accounting. 
 
“I was honored to be selected as this year's recipient, especially after working so closely with my talented peers this year. It was very humbling to be recognized for my efforts,” said Ochsner.
 
Ochsner at CBA
Ochsner at CBA
Jina Morris, MPA coordinator and assistant professor of practice, presented Ochsner with her award.
 
“Christine is very deserving of the FSA award this year. She has a broad range of exceptional skills, from her extremely personable demeanor to her outstanding leadership abilities that contribute to her academic success,” Morris said.
 
A Geneva, Nebraska native, Ochsner was involved on campus at Nebraska as an undergraduate as well. In addition to being a member of Beta Alpha Psi, she participated in research through the Undergraduate Creative Activity and Research (UCARE) program and served as treasurer of the CBA Student Advisory Board. She also was financial vice president of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
 
“What I enjoyed most about my involvement at UNL was the people I met along the way, travel experiences and the chance to stretch my current knowledge and skill set.” she said.
 
After graduating in May, Ochsner moved to Omaha to work at Deloitte as an audit assistant. She plans to take multiple sections of the CPA exam this summer.
 
The UNL School of Accountancy has been an active member of the FSA since 1984.