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        Accounting student wins President's Award

        April 6, 2015

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        Brandon Steverson, a Harbert College of Business senior in accounting from Tallahassee, Fla., has earned Auburn University’s President’s Award-winner for 2015. SteversonPresident’s Awards are presented each spring to representatives from each college on campus. The award comes with a $1,000 scholarship from the W. James Samford, Jr. Foundation. “By exposing me to the different aspects of business, my studies at Harbert College have given me the opportunity to decide which areas I am the most interested in and piqued my curiosity about those areas,” said Steverson. “Not only have I gained a strong knowledge base through my education at Auburn, but I have also developed a desire to continue my self-education after I graduate. I value this benefit so highly because continuous learning is a key to success in any field. Steverson said he will intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers this summer, then pursue a career in public accounting. He is no stranger to accolades. Last summer, Steverson was the recipient of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) scholarship. He was just one of just 102 students nationwide to win the honor. Steverson said he would recommend Auburn’s accounting program to others “because with a solid understanding of accounting you can be successful in any segment of business and your expertise will always be in high demand.” “Furthermore, the faculty and staff in the School of Accountancy are incredible and provide an education that makes their students highly competitive in the job market,” he added. “(Assistant Director for Graduate Programs) Colby Lakas works tirelessly to ensure that all students are exposed to as many internship and job opportunities as possible, which is a resource that many programs do not have.” Steverson will be recognized at an April 14 luncheon in the Student Center.