News from the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy

Investing in Students


The ASAC graduate assistants for 2021-2011 are (first row, from left) Miriam Patrick, Seth Germ, Morgan Hodges, (second row, from left) Wei Chen, Anna Hall, Maura Chiles, (third row, from left) Khylar Cain and Karis Cox.

Scholarships take many forms and come from a variety of sources. But for students in the Adkerson School of Accountancy, they share a common purpose: to make possible an outstanding accounting education for a deserving student, smoothing the way to a promising career.

For our upper-level students, graduate assistantships are not only financially helpful but also build experience and distinguish resumes. Selected as ASAC graduate assistants for the 2021-2022 academic year are Khylar Cain, Wei Chen, Maura Chiles, Karis Cox, Seth Germ, Anna Hall, Morgan Hodges and Miriam Patrick.

The first recipients of Adkerson Graduate Fellowships, which are awarded to African American graduate students at MSU, are (from left) Miriam Patrick, Kyanna Hollin, Khylar Cain and (not pictured) Zykeyah Horn.

Among the newest scholarships established at ASAC are Adkerson Graduate Fellowships for full-time African American graduate students at Mississippi State. Endowed by the Richard C. Adkerson Family Foundation, the first of these fellowships have been awarded for the coming year to Khylar Cain, Zykeyah Horn, Kyanna Hollin and Miriam Patrick.

A notable award from outside the university went to Jennifer Johnson, named a PCAOB Scholar and recipient of a $10,000 scholarship for the year ahead. For this national recognition, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board – PCAOB – selects among outstanding students who have been recommended by their universities.

Many companies, individuals and foundations have deemed MSU accounting students a worthy investment for the future of the profession. Following is a list of the Adkerson School of Accountancy’s 2021-2022 scholarships and recipients. To all who have provided for our students in this way, we extend a sincere and substantial “thank you.” To the worthy recipients, congratulations and well done!

2021-2022 Adkerson School of Accountancy Scholarships

Adkerson School of Accountancy Freshman Scholarship


Allie Bell
Matthew Hearn
Allison Mayo
Caleb Randall
Christopher Russell
Payne Sleeper
Blake Tucker

Adkerson Graduate Fellowship


Kylar Cain
Kyanna Hollin
Zykeyah Horn
Miriam Patrick

Benjamin Head Memorial Scholarship


Logan Johnson

Bill & Susan Baker Endowed Scholarship


Emily Argroves
Haley Hughes
Thomas McBride
Rachael Nolan
Jamison Rice

BKD Accounting Annual Excellence Scholarship


Blake Brecklein
Megan Holloway
Lane Hutcheson
Austin Jackson
Christina Major
Sebastian Perez

CBIZ Accounting Excellence Scholarship


Joseph Hardy

CSPIRE Accounting Excellence Scholarship


Mallory Amos
Emma Gonzales
Alynda Goul
Travis Grantham
Samuel Williams

Cummins Family Endowed Scholarship


Alexis Fleming
Margaret Williams

Daniel & Leigh Thomas Annual Scholarship


Joseph Hardy

Deloitte Accounting Excellence SCHOLARSHIP


Murphy Foust
Christopher Russell

Dixon Hughes Goodman Freshman Accounting Scholarship


James Butler

Don and Peggy Whitmire Scholarship


Molly Flathman
Rachel Moore
Madalyn Riehm

Donald Garrett Scholarship


Michelle Acevedo
Emily Pettit

Emry and Phil Duckworth Scholarship


Seth Sloan
Lief Thorsen

Ernst & Young Annual Excellence Scholarship


Sarah Anderson

Frank Jackson Endowed Scholarship


Morgan Bevon
Anna Bumgarner
Kelsei Harris
Katie Hays
Raely Langson
Morgan Mounce
Nicholos Sanders
Sommer Schmulsky
Kelly Tran

Frank Jackson Graduate GAP Scholarship


Kylar Cain
Wei Chen
Anna Hall
Morgan Hodges
Miriam Patrick

Geoffrey Taylor Scholarship


Emily Baker

Haddox, Reid, Eubank, Betts Annual Scholarship


Courtney Reid

Horne Accounting Excellence Scholarship


Aaron Francis
Gracie Fuller
Julie King
Madison McCaleb
Mary Young

Horne Annual Graduate GAP Scholarship


Karis Cox

Jobie T. Melton Accounting Memorial Scholarship


Allyson Barefield
Ryan Bergman
John Fox
Mason Givens
Jacob Schulz

John Ferguson Annual Scholarship


Anna Eoff
Haley Graham
Lindsey Watts

Joseph McIlwain Annual Scholarship


Adalyn Aldridge
Hannah Guest
Jennifer Johnson
Madison Keller
Ashley Perez

KPMG Accounting Excellence Scholarship


Taylor Blaker
Hannah Fisher
Tristan Jaudon
Brieshon Quarles
Molly Smith
Tanner Thurman

May & Company Endowed Scholarship


Anna Lamanilao

Patrick Davis Memorial Scholarship


McKenna Graham

Philip & Sandra Smith Freshman Endowed Scholarship


Ryan Bergman
Oakley Camille
Wilson Mink
Margaret Williams

Robert Livingston Endowed Scholarship


Samantha Hagan
Sara Hesse

Roger Boatner Endowed Scholarship


Arlandria Fleming

Roger Boatner Graduate GAP Scholarship


Maura Chiles
Seth Germ

Roger N. Hill Memorial SCHOLARSHIP


Mallory Amos
Devon Matheny

Stephen Burwell Endowed Scholarship


William Baumhauer
Eric Brooks
Catherine Copell
Kara Cossar
Kelly Kuenzinger
Anna Lang
Tate Parnin
Sarah Turner

Suzanne Haggard Endowed Scholarship


Garima Kharbanda
Kortney Parker

T. E. Lott & Company Accounting Excellence Scholarship


Amiyah Brown

Troy Baldwin Memorial Accounting Scholarship


Margaret Brumfield

Warren Averett Annual Scholarship


Richard Smith

Warren Averett Scholarship


McKenzie Chambley

Wayne Coleman Endowed Scholarship


Queen Buchanan

William M. Gulledge, Sr. Memorial Scholarship


Kylee Eubank
Payne Sleeper
Caroline Virden