Kelly Germain, a master’s student in in accounting and financial forensics, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board for the 2018-19 academic year.
The Lakeland, Florida, native, and Florida Tech women’s volleyball Student Athlete of the Year, graduated magna cum laude in May with her bachelor’s degree in business administration – accounting after just three years. She is scheduled to graduate with her master’s degree in May 2019, utilizing the university’s Fast Track program, which means she will have earned both degrees in just four years.
“I am honored to have been selected by the PCAOB to receive this scholarship, and I am positive it will play a large role in helping me reach the highest levels of education in the accounting world,” Germain said.
An engineering major when she first arrived on campus, Germain changed her major to accounting. She said the experience at the Bisk College of Business, and with her advisor, Professor LuAnn Bean, who nominated her for the scholarship, has been outstanding.
“Being named the recipient of this scholarship truly encompasses the dedication of my studies, as well as the loyalty the accounting and business professors have to their students at Florida Tech,” Germain said.
Germain was named to the Florida Tech Academic Dean’s List, the Florida Tech Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2016 and 2017. She is a member of the Delta Mu Delta and Phi Theta Kappa academic honor societies