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Ledger & Quill

Ledger & Quill is the donor society of DePaul University’s School of Accountancy & MIS. L&Q provides ongoing financial support toward student scholarships, faculty development, and sponsorship of the school’s programs and activities.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides input and advice to the Director on the development and execution of the School’s strategies - curriculum, student development, and external engagement.

Board members are ambassadors, advocates, and supporters of the School’s mission and values as well as its strategic plan and annual goals.

Scholarships

Each year, the School awards more than $500,000 in academic scholarships to more than 200 students. This funding is made possible by the generous support of each member of L&Q, and it helps the School attract and educate high achieving students to become professionals in their field.

Networking

The School has one of the largest networks of accounting alumni in the Chicagoland area. L&Q members have opportunities to network with current students and other alumni throughout the year.

L&Q also sponsors a variety of events such as a Financial Accounting Case Competition, Alumni Reunions, Seminar Series, and more. These activities enhance the student and alumni experience with the School of Accountancy & MIS.

Membership Benefits

  • L&Q Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon
  • L&Q Spring Reception
  • Student mentoring opportunities
  • Annual publication of the School’s General Journal magazine
  • Invitation to judge student case competitions
  • Engagement with current students at various school events
  • Invitation to L&Q Seminar Series

 

  • Jim Ahlborn
    Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Co., LLC
  • Kevin Almady
    Storck USA, LP
  • Jonathan Assell
    Museum of Science & Industry
  • Catherine Baumann
    KPMG, LLP
  • Toni Burt
    Spring Forward Financial
  • Krista Caprini
    Baker Tilly, LLP
  • Eileen Carlson
    Baxter International, Inc.
  • Joyce Carson
    Handle Financial
  • Katherine Dahlberg
    PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • David Delgado
    Crowe, LLP
  • Mara Devitt
    McMillanDoolittle, LLP
  • Ernest Fiorante
    Hilco Global
  • Aaron Folkening
    The Marmon Group
  • David Franckowiak
    Advisory Board President
  • Abigail Gasser
    SC Johnson
  • Joseph Gatto
    Ft. Sheridan Group, LLC
  • Laura Hardy
    Abbott Laboratories
  • Sean Henaghan
    BDO USA, LLP
  • Christina Huizar
    Deloitte
  • Andrea Kunkel
    SpartanNash
  • Tyson May
    Deloitte
  • John McEnroe
    DePaul University
  • Paul Nockels
    RSM US, LLP
  • John O'Connor
    Plante & Moran, PLLC
  • Erin Quick
    Fiserv
  • James Robbs
    Sassetti, LLC
  • Russell Romanelli
    BKD, LLP
  • Michael Santay
    Grant Thornton
  • Manish Setia
    AbbVie
  • Donald Sorota
    Altair Advisers
  • Maria Talarico
    Northern Trust Corporation
  • William Vadbunker
    McDonald's Corporation
  • John Vitanovec
    DePaul University
  • Michael Whelan
    EY

Guy Accettura Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Accettura family in memory of Guy Accettura (Accounting '48), the Guy Accettura Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a superior student in DePaul's Driehaus College of Business who has financial need and is studying Accounting or Finance.

Teammate Internal Audit Scholarship

The scholarship was created by Teammate, an organization that manages the world's most widely-used Audit Management System. This scholarship is awarded to juniors or seniors in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems who have an interest in Internal Audit.

Dr. Edwin Cohen Endowed Scholarship

Established by Dr. Barry J. Epstein (Accounting '67), in honor of Accounting Professor Dr. Edwin Cohen (Accounting '50), the Dr. Edwin Cohen Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a superior student in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems who has financial need.

Deloitte Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

The Deloitte Minority Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior minority student in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems. Established by Deloitte, this scholarship not only provides a financial award for the recipient, but also potential summer internships.

Deloitte Foundation Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Established by alumni at Deloitte, in conjunction with the Deloitte Foundation, the Deloitte Foundation Scholarship for Students with Disabilities is awarded to superior students with financial need in the Driehaus College of Business who have disabilities registered with, or are receiving services from, the Center for Students with Disabilities. Preference is given to students studying accounting and management information systems.

Joseph K. and Inez Eichenbaum Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Generously established by the Joseph K. and Inez Eichenbaum Foundation, the Eichenbaum scholarship is awarded to a superior undergraduate or graduate student studying accounting who has financial need.

Howard and Roberta Goss Endowed Scholarship

Generously established Howard (Accounting '56, DHL '05, Lifetime Member, Board of Trustees) and Roberta Goss, the Goss Scholarship is awarded to a superior student from the Chicago metropolitan area who has financial need in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems.

John and Anastasia Graven Endowed Scholarship

Generously provided to DePaul by Mrs. Anastasia Graven, the Graven scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing with financial need, with a preference for students of Greek descent who are active within the Greek community or dedicated to furthering Greek cultural activities.

Ledger & Quill (L&Q) Scholarships and Awards

Formed in 1972 to encourage excellence in teaching, research and service, Ledger & Quill (L&Q) is the friends and alumni support organization for the DePaul School of Accountancy. There are nearly 2,000 active members nationwide. L&Q provides significant financial assistance to students through the following programs:

  • Merit-based L&Q Scholarships, renewable for four years, are awarded annually to incoming first year students. Awards vary in number and amount.
  • L&Q Student Leadership Awards program provides multiple awards for superior accounting students who have made significant contributions to DePaul, the School or their community.

Jim & Marianna Logothetis Endowed Scholarship

Sponsored by Jim (BUS '73) and Marianna Logothetis, this annual award provides financial support for a superior student studying accounting and who demonstrates financial need. The Logothetis scholarship also has a preference for students of Greek descent, or a student who has demonstrated a commitment to the Greek community and heritage.

The RSM Scholarships

Established at DePaul in 2010, the annual RSM Scholarships are sponsored by DePaul friends and alumni at RSM and awarded to superior students in the School of Accountancy as selected by the School's Scholarship Selection Committee.

Charles Melvoin Endowed Scholarship

Generously established by Charles Melvoin (JD '29), the Melvoin Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a superior student in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems. The fund also supports the annual Melvoin Student Ethics Symposium and Melvoin Student Ethics Prizes.

Gerry Newman Endowed Scholarship

Established by Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Gerry Newman Scholarship is awarded to a superior student studying accounting or business who has financial need.

Ralph P. Pechanio Endowed Scholarship

Established by Ralph P. Pechanio (Accounting '64), the Pechanio Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding incoming male first-generation student from the metropolitan Chicago area studying accounting who has financial need.

Robert M. Peters Endowed Scholarship

The Robert M. Peters Scholarship was established by accounting alumni and friends in honor of Robert M. Peters, the former director of the Strobel Accounting Honors Program, Associate Dean of the Driehaus College of Business, Accounting faculty, and faculty advisor to the Midwest Association of Hispanic Accountants. The Peters Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student in the Strobel Accounting honors program in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems.

PwC Endowed Scholarship

Established by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship is awarded to a superior minority student enrolled in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems and may entail an internship.

Don Shannon Memorial Scholarship

Generously funded by gifts from Ellen Shannon (MBA '90) and accounting alumni and friends in memory of former accounting faculty Dr. Donald S. Shannon, the Don Shannon Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a superior student in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems who has financial need.

Steffens Family Diversity Endowed Scholarship

The gift of Scott (BUS '89) and Kelly Steffens, the Steffens Family Diversity Endowed Scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to a student in good standing studying in the School of Accountancy, to enhance and further encourage diversity in the student body, and to promote the inclusion of underrepresented populations in the study and field of accounting.

Eldred C. Strobel Endowed Scholarship

The Strobel Scholarship is awarded to a superior student in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems who has financial need. The scholarship fund also supports student services that promote accounting education.

Thomas C. Hilliard, Sr. Memorial Endowed Award

The Thomas C. Hilliard, Sr., Memorial Award is given annually to one of the top 10 junior-year level students majoring in accountancy. Additional consideration for this award is given to students who demonstrate character, participate in Beta Alpha Psi and contribute to their communities.

KPMG Endowed Scholarships

Provided by DePaul friends and alumni at KPMG and the KPMG Foundation, these scholarships are awarded to superior accounting students with need.

Marcy & Harry Harczak Endowed Scholarship

Established through the generosity of Marcy & Harry Harczak (Accounting '78 ), this scholarship is awarded to an accounting student with a gpa over 3.0 who demonstrates financial need.

Louis G. and Audrey A Munin Endowed Scholarship for Accountancy

Established by Louis G. Munin (Accounting '55), this scholarship is awarded to an accounting student with extraordinary need, with a preference for graduates of Mount Carmel High School, Chicago.

The William & Eileen Stevens Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The gift of William and Marietta Nolan Stevens, Daniel Stevens, William Stevens and Roger Brice, the William & Eileen Stevens Memorial Scholarship is to provide recognition and financial assistance to students in the School of Accountancy who are in good academic standing and exhibit financial need.

Donald A. and Irene S. McGovern Endowed Scholarship in Accountancy

Established in 2010 by Donald (MBA '75) and Irene (MBA '76) McGovern, the Donald A. and Irene S. McGovern Endowed Scholarship in Accountancy is awarded to a student in the School of Accountancy in good standing with demonstrated financial need, with a preference for students pursuing a graduate accounting or business degree.

Ledger & Quill Transfer Scholarship

Available annually to superior accounting students at Oakton Community College and the College of DuPage transferring to DePaul University, the Ledger & Quill Transfer Scholarship is provided by Ledger & Quill, the friend and alumni support organization of the School of Accountancy and MIS.

Kathleen A. and William J. Zink Endowed Scholarship in the Master of Science in Taxation Program

Awarded to students enrolled in the Master of Science in Taxation Program at DePaul University who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

"Success Through Scholarship" Endowment in Accountancy

Funded through the ongoing generosity of Belverd E. Needles (EY Professor of Accountancy), William B. Snow (MST '75), and Ernest R. Wish (Accounting '57, LLD '91; Lifetime Member, Board of Trustees), in conjunction with the Illinois CPA Society, the need-based Success Scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems.

Illinois CPA Society-DePaul University "Success Through Scholarship" Fund Scholarship

These scholarships, through the cooperation of the Illinois CPA Society and generous members of the ICPAS, are awarded to superior accounting students demonstrating need in support of students completing their Illinois educational requirements.

The "Success Through Scholarship" Endowment Fund has been expanded to include additional endowed Success through Scholarship funds, named through the generous gifts of accounting alumni:

Gerald & Jennifer Beeson "Success Through Scholarship" Endowment in Accountancy

Established by Gerald (Accounting '94; Member, Board of Trustees) and Jennifer Beeson.

Helen & Frank Pekny "Success Through Scholarship" Endowment in Accountancy

Generously funded by Helen (Accounting '72) and Frank (Accounting '67) Pekny.

Kathleen & John Vitanovec "Success Through Scholarship" Endowment in Accountancy

Generously funded by past Ledger & Quill officer John (Accounting '79) and Kathleen Vitanovec, the Vitanovec Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding junior with significant involvement in Beta Alpha Psi.

Student Organization Scholarships

The school also provides scholarships and awards through its Accountancy Scholarship Fund and through the Accounting Club, Beta Alpha Psi, DePaul's chapters of the Midwest Association of Hispanic Accountants, National Association of Black Accountants ;and Ascend: Pan-Asian Leaders in Finance and Accounting.