2021-2022 School of Business Department of Accounting award recipients
Student of the Year
Simranjeet is outstanding in her scholarship and leadership accomplishments. She currently has a 3.867 GPA, and serves as a Director of Community Service for VCU’s Epsilon Zeta chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. While carrying a very full course load, Simranjeet has completed internships at BluePrint Automation (BPA) and Harris, Hardy & Johnstone. In the Summer of 2022, she will be interning with Deloitte, a Big Four public accounting firm. Upon graduation, Simranjeet plans to continue working in public accounting as she pursues CPA licensure.
Distinguished Service Award
Kelsey demonstrates outstanding commitment to service. She serves as the President of VCU’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. Amongst other endeavors, Kelsey led an initiative between BAP, the Virginia Society of CPAs, and KPMG to donate school supplies and books to Carver Elementary. Kelsey also captained an award-winning ethics competition team. As a student, Kelsey worked in the accounting department at Averhealth, where she made an impact by championing process improvement. In her senior year, Kelsey interned with Deloitte and will return to Deloitte to work as an auditor after graduation.
Ann G. and Barney Roland Freasier, Sr. Tax Award
This award is presented annually to an outstanding VCU student who has demonstrated the most promise in the field of taxation. Brian completed the Post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting in December of 2020, and he is currently completing the requirements for the Master of Accountancy with a concentration in data analytics. Brian consistently earns top grades in his taxation and other accounting courses. He is actively engaged in Beta Alpha Psi, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is in the process of sitting for the CPA exam.