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Ledger & Quill

Ledger & Quill (L&Q) is the friends and alumni giving society of the undergraduate and graduate programs at the DePaul University School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems. Established in 1972, it stands today as one of the largest accounting alumni groups in the nation, with membership numbering over 1,000. 

L&Q serves DePaul by providing resources necessary to continue the School's development as a preeminent institution. Through the generosity of its members, L&Q provides annually approximately $350,000 in scholarships and awards, faculty support, general support of the School's student groups, and sponsorship or co-sponsorship of the School's special programs and activities.

Click here to join L&Q. For more information, please contact Lisa Riley, Associate Director of Development at lriley3@depaul.edu.

President's Welcome Message

Welcome to Ledger & Quill!

It is truly an honor to serve as the new L&Q president. This organization has such a rich history, and while it is a tremendous responsibility to fill the shoes of the prior presidents, I am confident that I am up to the task. As is the DePaul way, I hope to give back to DePaul through service. To me, running L&Q is the ultimate way to serve — not only the university, but also the alumni base.

In the words of St. Vincent de Paul: What must be done?

For School of Accounting and MIS alumni, L&Q is our way of giving back — giving back to the school, the faculty and those talented students who could benefit from needed assistance. By creating and funding professorships and fellowships, you allow DePaul to attract and retain the world-class faculty members who are the backbone of the program. In contributing to the general Ledger & Quill Fund you allow the director of the school to meet immediate needs that arise for which there may be no budgeted funds. By creating and funding scholarships, you provide support for our talented students who might otherwise find a DePaul education to be out of their reach.

And we must ask that same question to support our alumni as well — what must be done to enhance our alumni base to create opportunities for it to connect with our larger alumni community? As an alumnus, one of your greatest assets is the base of alumni professionals that you can call upon. Expanding networking within the organization will drive participation — from new alumni looking to launch their careers as well as others mid-career looking to make a change. L&Q members have the opportunity to not only enhance their own careers and lives, but also give back to the place that helped launch their careers.

So I ask you to join in the mission of St. Vincent and give back  to your school and alumni. 

Tyson May (BUS '00), Strobel Honors Accountancy
Deloitte
President, Ledger & Quill

Membership Benefits

Membership in Ledger & Quill is made possible by making any level of financial contribution to Ledger & Quill, the School of Accountancy and MIS, any of the School's many scholarship funds, or professorship funds.

  • Automatic membership in the DePaul University Alumni Association​. For more details on the many advantageous and helpful programs and activities, visit alumni.depaul.edu/benefits.
  • Invitation to Ledger & Quill's annual Fall Luncheon and Summer Reception.
  • Invitation to the Ledger & Quill Seminar Series.
  • Invitation to L&Q Summer Reunion Luncheon, held at the annual ICPAS.
  • Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase.
  • Bi-annual newsletter to keep you informed of School news and activities.
  • Special recognition in DePaul University's annual Honor Roll of Donors.
  • Volunteer opportunities with professional, recruitment and social activities.

Board of Directors

President: Tyson May, Deloitte
Jim W. Ahlborn, Shure Inc.
Kevin Almady, Storck USA*
Abbey Arndt, EY
Jon Assell, Lux Financial Group
Cathy Baumann, KPMG
Krista Caprini, Baker Tilly
Eileen Carlson, Baxter International
Kate Dahlberg, PwC*
David Delgado, Crowe Horwath*
Samuel Delgado, Abbott Laboratories*
Daniel J. Doherty, KPMG
Larry Fee, PwC
David G. Franckowiak, MW Industries*
Wayne M. Fritz, APICS
Joseph Gatto, Fort Sheridan Group*
Laura Hardy, Hospira
Sean Henaghan, BDO USA*
Zoë Huitink, Reyes Holdings
Christina Huizar, Deloitte
Andrea Kunkel, SpartanNash
Hui Lin, School of Accountancy & MIS
John E. McEnroe, Deloitte Professor of Accounting*
Paul Nockels, RSM
John P. O’Connor, Plante Moran
Erin Quick, Deloitte
Russ Romanelli, BKD
Michael Santay, Grant Thornton
David R. Scudder, RSM
Donald J. Sorota, Altair Advisers
Maria Talarico, Northern Trust Corporation
Bill Vadbunker, McDonald’s Corporation
Michael Whelan, EY
David Zaobiedny, Cenveo
*Executive Committee Members​

Committees

The Board of Ledger & Quill oversees the organization's activities, programs, operations and finances, all of which are administered directly by the Executive Committee. The Board also serves to assure and reinforce the congruence of L&Q activities with DePaul's Vincentian heritage and mission. The Board is composed of representatives from area firms and businesses, and meets twice annually; Board members are traditionally considered a DePaul "champion" at their respective firms, participate in L&Q programs and activities, and serve as the School of Accountancy liaison to that firm.

Recent Alumni Committee

The Recent Alumni Group is a sub-committee of Ledger & Quill (L&Q). The group is composed of DePaul alumni who have graduated within the last ten years from the School of Accountancy and MIS. The main goal of the Committee is to encourage recent alumni participation in L&Q by organizing and participating in casual networking receptions, philanthropic activities, mentorship, and events with other alumni and current DePaul students.

As the Recent Alumni Committee strives to achieve the philanthropic goals of L&Q, the group devotes time and effort to attracting newer alumni to the L&Q. The group visits DePaul accounting classes over the course of the academic year in order to connect with students and to help share the benefits of L&Q with them as they embark on the beginning of their professional journeys.

Funds Allocation Committee

As a major scholarship provider, good stewardship is essential to L&Q. The goal of the Funds Allocation Committee is to determine the most effective use of L&Q funds within the contexts of DePaul's Vincentian philosophy, heritage and mission, the university's Vision 2012 long-range plan, and the current economics of private higher education. The committee will review current scholarship and award programs, procedures and selection criteria, and make recommendations.

Membership Outreach/Communications Committee

Growth in Ledger & Quill, which was established in 1972 with 19 members, is imperative if it is to continue what has emerged as an annual "tuition bill" of over $300,000: the annual amount of scholarships and awards Ledger & Quill provides well over 100 accounting students — an accomplishment unparalleled nationwide. This committee is at work on (1) reviewing current L&Q marketing and communications, and recommending changes, improvements and updates; (2) to consider other and new channels we should be using, especially the various social media younger alumni embrace; (3) consider a new overall marketing strategy, if necessary, and (4) benchmark L&Q outreach efforts to those of peer institutions.

Curriculum Committee

Established in 2012-13, the Curriculum Committee is just that — an advisory group from the profession helping the Director and faculty provide the most current accounting education possible: skills needed for first year staff, elective courses in programs, emerging trends that need watching and the very latest issues from practice. The Curriculum Committee — formerly the Accounting Advisory Board — is a conduit into professional accounting education and its continuous improvement.​

Scholarships and Awards

The Scholarship Selection Committee of the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems evaluates first-year student applicants for awards based on academic achievement, high school record, ACT/SAT scores and extracurricular activities. Most scholarships are renewable. Many scholarships are need-based, and FAFSA is required. The selection process may also include a personal interview with the Scholarship Committee. Many award programs are available to students in their second and third years. The total value of school-based scholarships and awards annually exceeds $250,000.

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.


Additional Awards

Additional awards are offered to students in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems though essay contests, symposia and professional accounting organizations. These awards include:

Tax Executives International Scholarship

Established by Chicago Chapter Tax Executives Institute, the Tax Executives International Scholarship is awarded to superior students in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems, with special emphasis on excellence in tax classes.

The Institute of Internal Auditors Scholarship

Established by the Chicago chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student, usually a senior, who demonstrates a special interest in and aptitude for internal auditing.

Edward A. & Mary C. Goglin Endowed Award in Accountancy

Established by Mary Goglin, the Goglin prize is given to students who win the Goglin Essay Competition on the subject of accountancy and who exhibit financial need.

Fred Lang Memorial Prizes

Sponsored by the School's chaired professors, the Lang Memorial Prizes are awarded to top competitors in the annual Fred Lang Student Case Competition.

Charles Melvoin Student Ethics Prize

During the annual Charles Melvoin Student Ethics Research Symposium, prizes are given to students who win an essay competition on the subject of ethics in professional accountancy. ​

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