The Accounting Department has an active network of Penn State alumni who are engaged in matters related to the college and serve as a vital connection between the department and leading practitioners from across the field of accounting.
The department is advised by the Accounting Advisory Board, which serves as a vital connection between the department and leading practitioners across the field. The board, comprised of Penn State alumni who represent many leading accounting firms and corporations that employ Smeal graduates, counsels the department on strategic direction and curriculum, and helps the faculty connect students’ academic experiences with their future.
Each year, the Accounting Department recognizes an alumnus for their outstanding career accomplishments and service to the college through the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award. The award shows the pride we have for our many accomplished alumni and recognizes those who remain deeply involved with Smeal students.