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Smeal Alumni Diversity Award

Honors an alumnus who has demonstrated a commitment to the college’s goal of being a diverse and mutually supportive community that provides a climate of sensitivity, open-mindedness, and respect.

2015 Award Recipient: S. Thompson Harner '03 Accounting, International Business

Thompson Harner is a campus recruiter for EY, based out of the company’s Philadelphia office. He is the lead recruiter for Penn State, which includes recruiting for multiple majors including those at the Smeal College of Business and College of Information Science and Technology. Harner was with EY from 2003 to 2011, initially starting in McLean’s audit practice, then transferring to the Advisory Risk sub service line. He departed EY as an advisory risk manager in 2011 to join Danaher as an internal audit manager. He then moved to Taylor White Consulting as a consulting manager, where he recruited and staffed accounting and finance consultants for clients. Harner returned to EY in 2013. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and in the District of Columbia. In addition to his degree from Smeal, he also holds a bachelor’s degree in French.

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