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Cumberland Student Wins Top Accounting Award


The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants has named Cumberland University (TSCPA) student Jenna Pavan as the recipient of the Paul L. Royston Scholarship Award. The honor is presented annually to the top accounting student in the state and is the most sought after award for accounting students.

Pavan earned her BBA in Accounting in 2014 and is currently pursuing an MBA at Cumberland University. She is the daughter of Ron and Tammi Pavan.

Dr. Mary Lewis Haley, Professor of Accounting & Economics, taught Pavan as an undergraduate and describes her as an outstanding student.

"Jenna was very dedicated and committed to her studies as an undergraduate student," said Haley. "She took advantage of everything Cumberland had to offer her. I am not surprised at all to see her receive this honor."

TSCPA is the state professional organization for more than 9,000 certified public accountants practicing in all areas of public accounting, education, government, and business.

The Educational & Memorial Foundation of TSPCA is a nonprofit corporation that receives tax-deductible contributions to support its scholarship program for promising accounting students throughout Tennessee. TSPCA is headquartered in Brentwood.

The scholarship is in the amount of $3,500 and may be used to help cover tuition or other school expenses.

A total of 146 students from 24 Tennessee colleges and universities were considered for the award. Scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of academic achievement, professor recommendation, leadership skills and financial need.

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